Workweek Meals vs. My Sweet Tooth

Another week here another week gone.  It’s time to analyze Kaitlin’s past eats in conjunction with Jenn’s lovely WIAW blogger partay.

Confession.  I take pictures of my eats early in the week so I can post this early on Wednesday.  Sure I’d like to share my eats from today, but then I’d feel left out from the party.  Let’s just say I’m often guilty of FOMO or the fear of missing out 😉 So, in the words of Al Roker, I’m taking my eats from Monday MONDAY.

The past few days I’ve been testing out a new routine, one where I wake up around 6:30 to either run or do a YouTube pilates course, shower, and take the subway to work.  Most days I plan to participate in an evening work out class but since I start work at 8:30, the morning workouts are no longer ideal, especially since I still find myself blogging or reading at 11pm at night.  I don’t know how I managed my was able to only wake up around 6:45am

Sunday’s task was to prep most of the weeks’ breakfasts and lunches.  As you can see, I’ve jumped back onto the overnight oats bandwagon.

Breakfast: splurge with last minute Starbucks skinny peppermint mocha and overnight oats (1/4 oats, 1 spoonful flax, 1 spoonful chia seeds, blueberries, 2/3 small banana finely sliced, Keifer yogurt, and a tad bit of almond milk)

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Lunch: Medley of grilled veggies (cauliflower, eggplant, butternut squash), lentils, chicken, and tofu.

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I swear, today’s eats just weren’t enough.  I’m not sure if it was me being tired or maybe (just maybe) my metabolism was working and I was plain ‘ol hungry. As a result, I munched down on a couple junk in da trunk cookies at lunch and chugged the remainder of my green juice when I got back to my desk.  Those cookies can sure be deadly but I plan to spend some quality time at 24 hour fitness in the spin studio, just so the junk really doesn’t permanently end up in my trunk 😉

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Later in the afternoon I had a handful of almonds, which might have been out of boredom.  After getting off work, I headed down to midtown for a spin class at 24 Hour Fitness and then headed back home around 7:15.

I really was not on the intuitive eating train today and instead fell victim to the sweet tooth.  My roommate had made some of the most delicious chocolatey crinkle cookies, so I couldn’t keep my eye off of them after dinner was done. Unpictured as I inhaled one and disposed of the remaining buggers.

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Dinner: Well, well, well.  It’s actually something other than salmon, sweet potato, and grilled veggies! That’s probably because I made my favorite meal for lunch and was in the mood to actually attempt a recipe.  I ended up munching on some leftover lasagna as I made this, so essentially it’s my side dish for the night.

Cauliflower Pizza (Crust)
Serves 1

Ingredients:
* ~1 egg (I used egg whites)
* 1 cup cauliflower rice (blended in food processor or blender)
* Desired Seasonings

Directions
* Blend/pulse cauliflower until very fine.  Add in egg/seasoning and continue to mix.
* Place on cooking sheet with parchment paper and cook at 350F for about 20 minutes.  (Flip halfway through).  For an extra crunchy crust, leave in oven for additional 10 or so minutes.
* Add sauce (tomato + pesto), cheese, and other pre-cooked ingredients and place back in oven for about 10 minutes or until cheese begins to melt.

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Overall the day was a culinary success and today is a new beginning!

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6 thoughts on “Workweek Meals vs. My Sweet Tooth

  1. I really liked cauliflower pizza crust when I made it so if I can handle it, it must be the real deal 😉 I still love the name of junk in da trunk cookies but I spit out some of my water reading that you were going to spinning to make sure the junk didn’t end up in da trunk. You kill me haha

  2. I think sometimes those days were you HAVE to eat everything in your sight are inevitable. For me, it usually sleep deprivation catching up with my body. But either way, your cauliflower pizza crust looks fab! I still want to try my luck at making one 🙂

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