So last week, Ashley disclaimed our What I Ate Wednesday posts, and how some of our food choices may or may not be the healthiest choices. This is very true. I work weird hours, which means sometimes, I’m unfortunately buying my food out at the mall food court, quickly picking up take out from a restaurant, or microwaving a frozen meal. Don’t judge. You know you occasionally do it, too!
I am also the type that eats small portions, and snacks many times throughout the day. My schedule doesn’t always allow me to snack whenever I want though, so if you see snack after snack some Wednesdays, and no snacks on others, this is why.
Ok. So today, December 11th. Two weeks from Christmas, if you’re counting. What I Ate on this Coldish Wednesday:
Let’s just say my breakfast was cinnamon themed.
First, I had a third of my leftover Cinnabon. I can never finish one of those. They are very sweet, very delicious, and way too much for me to consume at once. Also, HOLY CALORIES! Let’s just say that if you can finish an entire Cinnabon classic on your own in one sitting, don’t question how many calories you just consumed, because you’ll just want to eat another one to cure the depression you’ve just sunk into. But really though, it’s nice to indulge yourself every now and then. And they are oh, so delicious! (If you’re curious now about the calorie content, just click here. And I only ate a third, so you can divide that by three for me!)
My other breakfast item was a Fuji apple, diced, and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. I love apples, but I get tired of just eating them plain all the time, so my current favorite way to eat them is sliced up in little pieces, with a ½ teaspoon of cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top of them. The cinnamon and sugar brings out the juiciness of the apple and kinda makes it taste like candy!
Last, I had a cup of coffee with extra half and half (organic). Love me some coffee!!
Side note: If you like my cute little plate, it’s from CB2. Click here for more like it.
I was home for lunch! This happens once in a blue moon! But really though, it happens probably once every 10 days. Today, for lunch, I made myself a tuna salad sandwich. I also ate some chips and guacamole. My drink was hot tea.
My tuna salad was homemade and I placed it on honey whole wheat bread with a sliced lettuce leaf. My homemade tuna salad recipe is below! As my side, I had a single portion of tableside chunky guacamole with tortilla chips. My hot tea is a blend of Teavana teas. I blended their English Breakfast black tea with their Roobios Tropica roobios tea. I’m kind of addicted to teas.
I know everyone makes their tuna salad differently, so here is how I make mine! It’s super simple!
1 can Starkist chunk light tuna in water, drained
1 tbsp mayonnaise
¼ tsp garlic salt
1 tbsp sweet relish
Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix well. Bam! Done.
I was at work during dinner, so I packed some quick things to eat. My sad little dinner consisted of a short Starbucks coffee with extra cream (to get me through the rest of the night), a vanilla blueberry Kind bar, an apple blueberry pomegranate Gogo Squeez fast fruit, and a homemade chickpea salad. This is one of my go to salads because its fresh, healthy, fills you up, and can be a stand-alone meal because of all the essential nutrients chickpeas provide. Chickpea salads can contain many ingredients, however, this is how I make mine, which I think is so flavorful!
Lynda’s Chickpea Salad
1 can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
1 Roma tomato, diced
¼ cup red onion, diced
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp basil
1 tsp parsley
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1tbsp balsamic vinegar
Drain liquid from can of chickpeas. Empty into a mixing bowl. Dice roma tomato and red onion and add to mixing bowl. Measure out and add all spices. Add olive oil and balsamic vinegar; toss.
So there you have it. What Lynda ate on this fine Wednesday. Feel free to leave questions or comments about any of the recipes provided!