Welcome to my latest installment of What I Ate Wednesday, courtesy of Jenn at Peas and Crayons.
As usual, I do not take photos of everything I eat, but I have a random assortment of food for you. First of all, when I returned from last week’s travels, I had a nonstop weekend that didn’t allow me to get to the grocery store. Over the course of my trip, I ate out a bunch, ate packaged foods, and lots of candy. (Though I did stop at WF and pick up kombucha which I sipped on at the office!) When I got home, I ate pizza. Lots of pizza. On Monday I had pizza for lunch and for dinner. Oh yes, I wouldn’t lie about that.
So on Tuesday I knew it was time to give my body some healthy fuel. I went to Trader Joe’s and picked up a bunch of awesomeness. Then I headed over to the only local juicery and grabbed an “ABC” (apples, beets, carrots).
I’ve never had anything like this before and, well, I hated it. It’s true. But I gulped it down while holding my nose, because I knew my body was DYING for the nutrients.
Another little goodie I picked up at TJ’s was these roasted seaweed snacks. Unfortuantely (for me), my little 4 year old, J-Man, LOVED them and devoured them all in two sittings. No seaweed snacks for me. Boo. But yay for the fact that I’ve discovered another random and somewhat healthy food he will eat.
I guess I will have to stick to my new obsession, banana with Dark Chocolate Dream peanut butter.
Today for lunch I had kale chips and a salad (more greens anyone?). The kale chips basically went from the oven into my belly, so no pic. We all know what kale chips look like. Mine look just like that. SO FREAKING GOOD.
My salad was pretty mmm itself. I started with some basic bagged lettuce. Tossed in a handful of TJ’s “Healthy Chopped Veggie Mix”.
Broccoli, carrots, green cabbage, red cabbage, jicama, green bell pepper, radish, and celery. The radishes are sort of overpowering.
Threw on a couple of TJ’s mini heirloom tomatoes:
Added some sliced baby bellas and some TJ’s lentils:
Sliced in a pickle a la @movesnmunchies, and topped with a sesame ginger dressing. The end result was pretty money.
And guess what. Those are my food photos for the week. Hope you enjoyed!
Before I leave you, I wanted to share my awesome running experience today. I’m on week 5 of Couch to 5k. In weeks 1 through 4, the entire week was the same routine. But in week 5, they switched things up on me! The routine throughout the week changes, and I didn’t realize it. So when I thought I’d need to run 5, walk 3, run 5, walk 3, run 5… I was wrong. Today was run 8, walk 5, run 8. And guess what.
I DID IT!!!
All thanks to the landscapers.
Well, at this time of year, the landscapers are out in full force, weeding, mulching, mowing, edging, pruning, and planting. As I was running, it seemed like I was always approaching a group of landscapers. I wanted to look powerful and strong, so I really didn’t want to stop and walk past them! Vanity, you are why I made it through today’s run. Haha!
When I got home, I looked like this:
But I felt like this:
(Like my octopus bath mat? I am clearly in my boys’ bathroom!)