Yesterday was one of those days when you look at the clock and it says 9 a.m. and within a blink of an eye it says 5 p.m. I have a big project for LWC (Life with Cancer) that I’m working on – it’s not hard, just tedious – so doing research for that made my day fly by. Let’s dive into my Tuesday eats… Since I was so focused on my work yesterday, I forgot to take pictures of all of my eats, whoops! That said, there are more details within the descriptions.
Thanks Jenn for hosting another tasty link-up!
Breakfast: Pancakes, again. No surprise. Cinnamon Raisin Pancakes topped with TJ’s European Plain Nonfat Yogurt + crunchy peanut butter + 30-Second Cranberry Jam with grapefruit slices and a cup of Apple Caramel Pie coffee.
I know that this is cheating (two breakfasts in one WIAW post), but this morning’s breakfast was too good not to share. I’d say that it was the best breakfast that I’ve eaten in a while… Golden Delicious apple slices, 2 sunny side up eggs topped with chunky salsa, maple turkey sausage links, and an English muffin topped with 30-Second Cranberry Jam + Pecorino Romano cheese.
Tip: I don’t like runny egg whites (the slimy texture grosses me out), I typically prefer over easy eggs, but this morning I tried a new tip and it worked! I cooked the eggs until most of the whites were cooked, added a splash water to the pan, and put a lid on it for approximately 1 minute. Voilà, no runny whites!
Mid-Morning: When Ryan left for work I made my way over to Caribou Coffee and stayed for about 3 hours. Free WiFi is a dangerous thing… Although, I did purchase a medium skim cappuccino that cost $3+ so theoretically I suppose that I paid for my coffee and each hour of internet that I used?
Lunch: Between Caribou and lunch, I went to our apartment gym and did a 30-minute incline walk + upper body weights. Incline walking is no joke – it’s a great low-impact form of cardio and you can really feel it in your quads, hamstrings, glutes, and lower legs! I may look like an old woman while doing it, but my legs and rear have really “benefited” from it.
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw this picture last week… BBQ sauce is one of the most used condiments in our house – it’s Ryan’s #1 and I’d say it’s my #2, second to mustard. We use it as a marinade for chicken, mixed into pasta dishes (cold and hot), on top of burgers and sandwiches, as a dressing on salads… It’s a great mix of salty + sweet flavors. For lunch I had carrot + celery sticks, another grapefruit, a BBQ ham + cheese sandwich, and a handful of Kettle PopCorners.
Snack: The rest of the afternoon consisted of work, work, and more work. My appetite tends to go haywire when I’m sitting down working for long periods of time so between lunch and dinner I snacked on a mozzarella cheese stick, some raisins, an orange (citrus overload!), and a bag of Brown Bag Popcorn mixed with a handful of Van’s Honey Nut Crunch Cereal.
Dinner: Around 5 p.m. I called it quits and took a trip over to Wegmans because our fridge and pantry were looking bare. I planned on making a “real dinner” but Ryan got stuck at work (until almost midnight) so I decided to postpone my plans until tonight.
I remade the same dinner as Monday which included unpictured spicy sauteed green beans (so easy, so good!), lentils with 2 over easy eggs + chunky salsa, and a cheesy English muffin. Evidently English muffins are my doughy carb of choice at the moment – I love the nooks and crannies!
Dessert: Last night I tuned in to The Biggest Loser and it was an awesome episode. Call me crazy, but I think it would be awesome to workout with Jillian Michaels. I’d probably regret ever saying that within the first 5 minutes, but still.
While watching The Biggest Loser, I ate a bowl of cereal with Silk Seasonal Nog and it was heavenly – I highly recommend swapping out the milk in your cereal or coffee with this nog, you won’t regret it! About an hour later I wasn’t satisfied so I capped off the night with a Snickerdoodle Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich. Thankfully, The Biggest Loser was over by then becuase I know Jillian would not have approved of my double desserts.
Question: Would y’all be interested in my 30-Second Cranberry Jam recipe? I don’t know if it’s just me, but I love cranberries this time of year – I’ve already made it 3 times in the past 2 days.
Question: Lentils – yay or nay?