Welcome to another What (we) Ate Wednesday! By pure coincidence I realized that I didn’t eat any meat yesterday (if you don’t count eggs or dairy as meat). What great timing because it just so happens to be National Vegetarian Week (at least I think I’ve heard that’s true). Let’s get started…
Breakfast consisted of poor lighting, 1 DHA Omega 3 egg, 1 egg white, diced peppers and onions on a Whole Wheat Earth Grains bun, that had a schmear of 1/3 less fat Philadelphia Onion and Chive Cream Cheese. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but a Tbsp of flavored cream cheese really takes the sandwich to the next level!
On the side, 1/2 c of fresh blueberries.
Mini Meal #1
Yesterday I woke up at 5:15 on pure accident, so breakfast came early. By 8am I was ready for second breakfast (I’ve been told I eat like a hobbit ;)). On a La Tortilla Wrap, I loaded on 2 Tbsp of Roots Hummus, diced green pepper, diced onion, sliced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, spinach and 1 Tbsp of Annie’s Roasted Red Pepper Dressing– which I’m quickly falling in love with.
Mini Meal #2
Yoga was just what the doctor ordered yesterday. We took it easy which my body greatly needed (more to come in the next pregnancy update!). Afterwards, I knew I’d be hungry so I packed an apple and almonds to nip it in the bud. After yoga the apple tasted so sweet and juicy! Between that and 10 almonds, I was satiated.
Mini Meal #3
…but not satiated for long. I had a work meeting and figured the apple and almonds would get me through. No such luck. By the time I got to where I was going, I was starving. Luckily I had a free salad coupon hiding in my wallet!
I went to Field of Greens, a custom-made salad shop and got a romaine and spinach base, topped with cucumbers, broccoli, onions, tomato, & pepperoncinis!
Their Greek dressing is delicious, and I used the complimentary wheat roll as a vessel to get more dressing in my mouth! Even using the dressing for the salad and for dipping, I never use it all up. That’s the importance of ordering it on the side!
Dinner consisted of suped-up black bean quesadillas. First I sautéed diced peppers and onions until soft, then added in a drained can of rotel and a rinsed can of black beans. Once the mixture was warm, I topped the La Tortilla(s) with the filling and shredded cheese. I ate one delicious quesadilla. The avocado was just for show- it was hard as a rock and inedible.
We used the remaining ‘filling’ as a dip. I probably ate about 4-5 multigrain Tostitos with some ‘dip’.
Dessert isn’t something you see me write about too often, but last night I was feeling some ice cream! Cookies ‘n Cream was my sweet of choice. I scooped myself out a 1/2 cup serving…
Which only made me determined to find a spoonful with more cookie and less cream. This led to me digging up the inside of the ice cream carton until I found the perfect cookie bite! It was so worth the extra 1/2 cup of ice cream I downed to find it 🙂
So 1 cup of Breyer’s Cookies ‘n Cream in total.
Yeah, yeah, the sodium is outrageous. Again. I struggle with sodium because I love dips, sauces, dressings, etc. It’s an area I want to keep an eye on, but am not too terribly concerned with right now. Plus, I rinsed the black beans and drained the Rotel, so it helped cut down on the sodium some, and isn’t reflected in my sodium total.
My protein was probably a little low for the day, too.
Overall, I am pleased with all the fruits & veggies I got in! I also like that I’ve always been a ‘lots of mini meals’ kind of eater. I’m finding that with my belly getting bigger, I don’t have as much room for big portions, so eating small amounts more often is working out well!
What’s the best thing you ate yesterday?
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