The start to my day began with beautiful 75-degree weather. That was at 7:30 this morning. But when I stepped outside after work…holy cannoli…it was so HOT. 95-degrees hot. And then mid-drive home, it decided to massive downpour and thunderstorm. Just a sneak peek to summers in NC is what I call that!
I had to be at work at 8am this morning, so I packed my breakfast just to sleep in a bit later. On my drive to work, I ate a banana and drank my typical coffee with organic half and half. I have a picture of the banana, but not one of the coffee because I don’t have three hands! When I got to work, I ate a peach and ¾ cup of Grape Nuts with the tiniest bit of non-fat organic milk. I also drank a bottle of water, from my S’well water bottle, which I received in my Pop Sugar box sometime last year…I think it was the Special Edition summer one. I decided to bring it back out because it keeps my water cold for hours and hours, and with the heat today, I needed that…especially since it takes me so long to drink something.
For lunch I had about ¼ of a cup of Blue Diamond smokehouse almonds. I also had some leftovers from last night…I’ll make a recipe post about this in the near future, but essentially it’s a soup for dinner, that then transitions into a pasta dish for lunch. It was a lemon chicken orzo, except I used the tiny stars instead of orzo because I’m secretly evil and had to buy the last bag of stars so the little kids couldn’t have them!! Mwahaha. No really though, I’m like a 7-year old and just really wanted the stars instead. Ok. Maybe it was kind of both reasons. My drink with lunch was a can of V8 Fusion Peach Mango juice. It amazes me how the combination of sweet potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, apples, oranges, and grapes can make something taste like peach and mango. Either way, it’s delicious, nothing in it is artifical, and it doesn’t have added sugar.
This new snack that I discovered is like a drug. Don’t try it unless you want to become addicted like me. Really though, I’ve come to the point where I have to portion servings out, because if I brought the bag with me to work, I would have consumed over 1000 calories of it because I would have eaten the entire bag. I’ve done it before…as a matter of fact, it was this past weekend that I did it. So now that you’re like, “Lynda, what the heck are you talking about?!”…
Behold, the Turtle Chex Mix. It has caramel corn, caramel covered chex, chocolate powdered chex, chocolate, peanuts, and pretzels. See…I told you. It’s essentially a bag full of drugs. So yeah, that was my snack today.
For dinner, my boyfriend and I picked up Olive Garden take out. I ordered the five-cheese ziti al forno, along with the salad they serve. I ate the salad before I could take a picture of it as well as the two breadsticks. I drank water with dinner.
After Dinner Snack
My after dinner snack consisted of a whole fruit strawberry popsicle and one of the chocolate mints Olive Garden gives out.
Well, that’s it for my meals and snacks today. Have an awesome rest of your work week!
Bows and Arrows,