Munching Mistakes

Guess what?  It’s Wednesday and I’m going to keep it short and to the point for this week’s WIAW.  No rolling of any eyes.  I know I can ramble, but let’s give it a shot 🙂

Lately I’ve been in the habit of spending a chunk of time on Sundays preparing my breakfasts and lunches for the upcoming week. This week I stuck to my plan of overnight oats – oats, Chobani nonfat yogurt, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, cinnamon/nutmeg, frozen berries, tad bit of almond/coconut milk, and topped with sliced almonds.

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I also am a coffee addict so a cup of cold brew was necessary. Turns out we get a discount to Bouchon Bakery – something I found out after this purchase, but enough to get me to go back later this week.

Lunch is usually around 12:30/12:45 and consists of some vegetable medley (either from the cafeteria or from home) and chicken/tofu, whichever looks more appealing that day.  Today’s mix included lettuce, beans of some sort, Brussels sprouts, quinoa, and chicken.

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Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.  Now comes dinner, one of my latest “not-so-smart” decisions.  Originally I planned to test out a recipe for zucchini lasagna.  But I had agreed to run with friends around 7:50/8pm (not ideal, but one was coming back into the city).  By the time I got home from work/wandering Union Square, I was ravenous and inhaled every little snack I could think of.  Running later meant no full meal but a snack wouldn’t hurt, right?  But I was hungry.  So the following happened (rightfully unpictured): small frozen banana, 2 tbsp peanut butter, pretzels, heft handful of dark chocolate chips (dark is good right? 😉 ), small slice of pizza with some butter and chocolate chips.

Yes, I was a child that grew up on butter – sometimes a dessert of tortilla and melted butter did the trick and in high school cooking class, I got super gourmet and added some melted chocolate chips to the mix.  Post run, I indulged in a bit of my roommate’s leftover cheeseburger.  We like to share 🙂

Now I’m not going to pretend I made the best decisions.  In fact, my stomach was more than unhappy with me and let’s just say I will not be doing late night runs post-meals any time soon. It was just funny (after the fact) especially because my dinner counterbalanced the vast amount of vegetables I consumed at lunch.


Ok, not too bad.  Have a great Wednesday and rest of your week!

“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”
– Booker T. Washington


12 thoughts on “Munching Mistakes

  1. Oh man have I been here or what. Postponing dinner with “snacks” instead of a real meal. Working out at night is tough. I tend to eat early so it’s hard for me to wait that long. I am usually so hungry that my snacks turn into a full meal too. I’ve realized it’s also my body’s way of telling me that the food I ate earlier was probably not enough- once again trying to find the balance between “too healthy” and “not healthy enough.” It’s only one day though, so remind yourself of that and it will be easier to eat normally again the next day 🙂

    • I swear, I don’t know how I managed to eat a power bar before cross country in high school! Yes ma’am, setting the reset button is always a good plan 🙂 I just know I need to plan out at least some time zone of eating vs. working out!

  2. those overnight oats look and sound SOOO good! love the jar too! I’ve had those food moments too many times, and I have to eat everything in site. It’s an awful feeling, but I much prefer it to happen at night so I can sleep through the pain instead of going allll day with that crappy feeling.

    • Thank you! They really have been a hit. Although speaking from my 4th day of OO, I may need a new combo 🙂 I agree, any food trauma should hopefully occur at night so we can sleep it off. That’s why I don’t really like lunch so much (or even brunch) because one wrong move and the rest of the day is shot.

  3. Yum. Overnight oats. Love that jar!

    For some reason I can’t eat any type of oatmeal WITHOUT almond butter. I give you credit for having healthy fats that isn’t a nut butter (I am addicted!).

    I definitely have those days, too. Where I need to wait to eat and then eat everything in sight. Oh well. Your choices weren’t even bad! And dark chocolate is basically a vegetable, right? 😉

    Happy WIAW!

    • Thank you! It was my special jar I picked up in London 🙂

      Oh I think I like your idea of almond butter! I just didn’t have any in the apartment and had no desire to go out and buy more 🙂 Dark chocolate at any time is a good time!

  4. That snack sounds pretty close to what I just inhaled before the gym (minus the pizza). frozen bananas peanut butter pretzels and chocolate is the best combo (even if it isn’t always eaten at the best time 🙂 )

    • The pizza was definitely a last minute grab and honestly wasn’t that tasty haha. Oh that combo of banana + pb + chocolate is amazing. Trader Joe’s does an excellent job with chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels. Too darn good.

  5. Awesome jar for your oats! Now that I’m getting back into a consistent routine of being out the door by 7 a.m. I need to start prepping more on the weekend… It was so convenient working from home and eating whatever/whenever I wanted!

    • I’m really starting to appreciate my planning at the beginning of the week! When I’m at home, I have the leisure of grabbing a snack at any point in time. Now that I’m at work I forget that I get hungry at 3 or 4 and need to factor that in 🙂

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