What I Ate Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday so no meat for me.  I’m headed to the 7:30 pm service tonight.

Breakfast: Smoothie

I had some fruit to use up so I threw it all into my magic bullet with a few other things and let it go. Ingredients were blueberries, strawberries, a banana, a container of toasted coconut vanilla greek yogurt and a splash of milk.

20140305 BreakfastLunch: tuna noodle salad

I like to mix a bunch of stuff into mine, today’s had onion, red pepper and celery

20140305 LunchDinner: leftover couscous and shrimp with feta and tomatoes

20140305 Dinner

What I Ate Wednesday

Eats for today from Topeka.  As far as I know, this is my second to last trip here for a while but we shall see.  Our travel could get extended to August and beyond.

Breakfast at the hotel: egg scramble and a banana

Breakfast 20130710Lunch: Turkey Tom from Jimmy John’s

Lunch 20130710Snack: plum

SnackDinner from Blue Moose: salad (not pictured) and crab cakes.  Apparently I am a creature of habit and like to go here on Wednesdays.  The last time I was in Kansas I also went here on Wednesday!  At least I ordered something different?

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Typically I like to eat in the bar, there is something a little less sad and lonely about eating in the bar by yourself rather than at a table.  I met a really nice lady tonight and we chatted for about 2 hours just about baseball, jobs, weddings, places we’d been, just anything.  I really enjoy meeting new people, I need to get better at this at home!

What I Ate Wednesday

After eating indian food with rich sauces and lots of rice this weekend at a two day wedding, I needed a bit of a reset.  I’ve been trying to get in additional fruits and veggies where I can.

Breakfast: green smoothie consisting of a banana, strawberries, spinach and a scoop of protein powder

Breakfast 20130703Lunch: salad of mixed greens, tomato, and peppers topped with a MorningStar spicy black bean burger, cheese and salsa.

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Snack: greek yogurt with a few berries

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Dinner: baked chicken nuggets with green grapes

Dinner 20130703And now off to see the movie I’ve been waiting months to see!

Despicable-Me-2

What I Ate Wednesday

I’m in Topeka this week for work again.  Here’s what I ate today.

Breakfast at the hotel: oatmeal with cranberries and brown sugar

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Lunch from the cafeteria: turkey wrap with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and pesto

20130605 Lunch

Snack: peach

20130605 Snack

Dinner at TupTim Thai: chicken pad thai and thai iced tea

So much food! I didn’t even eat half of it.  I’ve got a fridge in the hotel so I took the rest to bring for lunch tomorrow.

20130605 Dinner

What I Ate Wednesday

Breakfast: Coffee with a big bowl of fresh fruit

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Lunch from Wendy’s: Spicy Chicken sandwich and french fries

Lunch 20130522Dinner: Chicken with onion, frozen peas and carrots in indian simmer sauce.  The sauce is butter chicken and was a new flavor for us.  I thought it was good, a bit sweet almost.  Served alongside basmati rice and the last of the cauliflower rice from the other day mixed in.

Dinner 20130522

Off to go for our new ritual of an evening walk! And by new I mean we’ve gone on a walk the past two nights on the trails around our neighborhood.  I’ve found it to a nice way to unwind and spend some time together doing something active instead of mindlessly watching TV.  Not that we have to go everyday, but I hope we can make it a habit to do something active together a few days a week.

Monday Meal Planning

Kitchen

Being gone for a week and eating out the whole time sure does make you crave some meals that you cook yourself.  Here’s what’s on our menu this week:

Dinners

Moroccan Meatballs (with beef instead of lamb) and my first attempt at cauliflower rice.

Homemade pizza

Chicken in indian simmer sauce with rice

Ravioli with marinara sauce

After seeing those meatballs on Rachel’s menu plan for the past few weeks I figured this recipe had to be a hit.  The other things make regular appearances on our menu.  We typically buy the jar of Patak’s simmer sauce, it is the one with the purple label and add in some vegetables.

Lunches

Leftovers

And probably a lunch out at the deli down the road

Breakfasts

Green Smoothies

Fruit and Yogurt

So much fruit on sale at the grocery store lately.  I’ve got cantalope, blueberries and some watermelon to eat this week.

I’m leaving the weekend open at this point in anticipation of some cookouts for Memorial Day.

I’ve been slacking on my water consumption lately.  I’m setting myself a goal of drinking 2-3 of my 750ml camelback water bottle which will give me a 50-75 oz total.