Wednesday, March 28, 2012

what i ate wednesday: issue 27

You'll want to make it the end of today's WIAW folks, for a little something extra about how a slightly OCD healthy living blogger prepares for a business trip...

 Figure 1. Breakfast: a bowl of Kashi GoLean Original, Special K Protein Plus, and Post Great Grains Raisin, Date, & Pecans cereals, 1/2 sliced banana, and almond milk. I also had 1/2 banana (un-pictured) before my morning run.

Figure 2. Lunch: a spinach and romaine salad with grape tomatoes, green peppers, a Morningstar chicken patty, and topped with white wine vinegar and ketchup. A piece of whole wheat toast on the side.

Figure 3. Afternoon snack: a Pink Lady apple and almonds.

Figure 4. Dinner, part 1 (i.e., craving #1): roasted broccoli and ketchup.

Figure 5. Dinner, part 2 (i.e., craving #2): the most perfect sandwich in the world - an ooey, gooey peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread.

Figure 6. Dinner: side by side. An unlikely, yet delicious, pairing.

Figure 7. Dessert: a frozen whole fruit pineapple bar.

Figure 8. A little something extra that I prepared this evening: my two-day business trip snack stash might seem a bit excessive to some, but I call it being prepared. My stash includes thoughtful and pre-portioned snacks of: Pink Lady apple + almonds; Pink Lady apple + Fiber One bar; golden raisins + peanuts; golden raisins + almonds; popcorn + peanuts; green peppers (for mindless car munching); celery (for mindless car munching); a banana (for morning fueling); an extra granola and Fiber One bar (for snack emergencies); a bag of Post Great Grains Raisin, Date, & Pecans cereal (in case breakfast is lacking in whole grains); and two Skinny Cow peanut butter crisp bars (to satisfy my potentially unmet chocolate needs). Too much?

And that concludes another What I Ate Wednesday (featuring what I ate Monday, March 26).


33 comments:

  1. Love how u portioned and prepared everything in ziplock bags!! I should really follow ur good example bc im always hungry when im on the run and then i usually opt for not so healthy food.. Buying ziplocs tonight!!

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    1. thanks, dosii. i love having things pre-portioned - then i don't have to worry about it all when i'm busy!

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  2. I love how prepared you are for your business trip. I always try to portion out snacks so I have them on hand, but you took it to the next level, and it's great! All the snacks look delicious and healthy!

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    1. haha well you never know what you are getting yourself into! best to be prepared!

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  3. Everything looks delicious to me! Great job of preparing your snacks for your trip. That's such a good idea. My husband and I take long car trips and I try to do that in order to stay on track. Otherwise we just eat Twizzlers all the way!

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    1. haha while a few twizzlers are certainly okay - when in the car for 6 hours like i am going to be - 6 hours of constant junk food eating is not okay!

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  4. Your snacks are great. Pink Lady apples are my favorite, and I've been eating a lot of Great Grains cereal lately - the pecan kind. Love it!

    (I had a roommate once, who turned out to be one of my very best friends, who ate broccoli and ketchup. I thought was pretty odd, but maybe the two of you are on to something!)

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    1. pink lady apples are da bomb. great grains is one of my favorite snacks. i'm actually at breakfast right now and forgot to bring my great grains downstairs with me. regretting it big time.

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  5. Ha you're going to need an extra suitcase for all of those snacks! But, I do the exact same thing to prepare for traveling :)

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    1. haha for real! good thing i'm driving and not flying. ;)

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  6. Always better to be prepared! And you have convenient snacks leftover if you don't end up using them. That roasted broccoli and ketchup looks like it could have come right out of my kitchen :)

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    1. i want more broccoli right now! unfortunately they don't have this at the hotel as a choice! what is wrong with the world?

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  7. I think it's great that you're prepared with your snacks! I usually have a pack of almonds in my purse for when hunger strikes :)

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    1. great idea to always have almonds with you!

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  8. I love your organization! That is such a great idea!

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  9. Ketchup on your salad?!?! Just when I thought we could be friends ;) hahaha have a wonderful day!

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    1. yeah...i know it is weird. but when a salad is topped with a chicken patty i find a little squirt of ketchup is super yummy!

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  10. I love this! It makes me feel SO much better about myself because i literally do the EXACT same thing when going on trips!! I have to have my snacks :)

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  11. Is it wrong that I just stopped and stared at the PB&J for like, five minutes? That sounds so great right now. Have fun on your trip!

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    1. that pb and j is stare-worthy. i wish i had it with me right now. i totally did the same thing when i was posting it...

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  12. Hahah woah, is it weird that today I have had strange cravings for ketchup and pb & j too? Totally on the same wavelength apparently! Awesome eats! Have a lovely trip :)

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  13. that look sooo delicious
    kisses from prague
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

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  14. yum that pb&j looks delicious! and i ALWAYS pack wayyyy too many snacks for trips - it's always better to be over prepared!

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  15. Dinner looks incredible! Might be my dream meal. Oh how I miss roasted veggies!

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    1. yeah sometimes the simple things are the best!

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  16. What a great day of eats! Peanut butter and jelly sandwich looks amazing :)
    Great snacks! and no, definitely not too much :)

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    1. haha thanks brandi! i love pb and j. it is a simple and beautiful thing!

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  17. I love those chick'n (And turk'y) patties with all of my heart. They don't taste quite like their original counterparts, but they're delicious all the same.

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