It’s time for another edition of Monday In Meals where I recap what I ate throughout the day on Monday with a few random adventures thrown into the mix. Ok, here we go!
I worked until about 6:30 AM when Qman woke up. We cuddled on the couch, played, and then I made breakfast for the two of us. For me: Scrambled eggs with broccoli rabe and roasted potatoes with peppers and onions (from Trader Joe’s). I also finish off Quinn’s mango since he wasn’t in the mood for it.
I ate breakfast so early, I was hungry again right before we were about to leave for CrossFit. I can’t work out on an empty stomach, so I ate half of a RXBAR. The maple sea salt flavor is EASILY my favorite. So friggin’ good!!
Then, we leave for CrossFit. Hey, snow! FYI: Quinn wants to wear his (light-up Batman) rain boots ALL THE TIME nowadays. I have a friend with a daughter about the same age and she loves her rain boots too. Toddler thing?
I used #95 for the Squat Cleans and finished in 10:00. Post-workout, I drink a protein shake made with SFH vanilla Recovery protein powder.
After CrossFit, Quinn and I drive to Whole Foods for a few groceries and a $0.25 chocolate chip cookie to celebrate National Cookie Day. FYI: Whole Foods is still offering the deal today (Tuesday), so hop on it! 🙂 #cookielovers
Qman and I started out sharing a cookie, but he was quickly distracted by the bakery case…
He eyed a Peppered Brioche Bun, pointed to it, and said “pleeeeaaassseeee” in the sweetest little voice ever, so I give him a Peppered Brioche Bun because apparently he’s fancy. Qman eats the bun, so I finish off the chocolate chip cookie. Win win. I also get a half Vietnamese/half decaf cold brew coffee (because I can’t go into Whole Foods without buying one).
We leave Whole Foods and put our boots to good use by splashing in the puddles near my car in the parking lot. FYI: Some colors of the Hunter Original Tall Gloss Boots are $45 off right now!
Back at home, we play for a bit and then I make us lunch. Qman eats soup, crackers, and sliced peaches. I reheat some Sweet Potato Hash (made with ground beef instead of turkey).
During naptime, I get to work. I eat the other half of my RXBAR from the morning and make myself a decaf eggnog latte (1/2 egg nog + 1/2 unsweetened almond milk, so it’s not a total calorie bomb).
When Quinn wakes up from his nap, we take Murphy for a walk and then meet Dada at Target for Day 5 of 24 Days of Togetherness: Get a Christmas tree. Since we already got our real Christmas tree, we decide to get a “niny” decoration and consider quite a few options at Target before picking the best tree yet.
Mal and Qman immediately fall in love with a LED Christmas tree, which I suppose fits right into Day 5’s activity.
I don’t think it was what we were originally planning, but we definitely love it!
For dinner, we had Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore over pasta with side salads.
After dinner, the boys want to make the rest of our holiday cookies from Day 3 of our 24 Days of Togetherness. I’m always game for cookies and ended up eating three of them. THREE. Tis the season, right?
But, seriously, when I was putting together this post to recap what I ate throughout the day, I immediately thought: Holy cow, I ate a lot of junk/sugar. I didn’t even realize it until I saw it all together. I’m usually not someone who changes my eating habits all that much during the holidays (of course, I’ll eat some treats here and there), and I’m typically pretty aware of what I eat throughout the day (i.e. DTFN meal plan), but I totally lost track yesterday. I sort of followed by meal plan, but there were just so many opportunities to eat my favorite treats. I blame the holidays!!! Haha! Oh, well. It was a fun day of eating and sometimes that’s what life is all about. Back on track today with my meal plan!
Question of the Day
How much do your food choices change during the holidays?