Ready for an entire day of food?
It’s rare that I do these kinds of posts anymore and after yesterday I realized why. It’s hard to get everything!
For example, I had a bagel set out for breakfast, but when I got up I didn’t feel like it. Correction, I felt like something else. A cookie to be specific.
That’s because this tupperware was sitting on the counter mocking me as I made my coffee. I knew if I didn’t have one, I’d be thinking about them all day and would likely have a cookie binge after I got off work, so I just had one. It was 5:30 am. I had a peanut butter cookie before the sun was even remotely close to rising. Fortunately my craving was sated, I had a cup of coffee, headed to the hospital, and the rest of the day went off without a hitch (read: no cookie benders at midnight).
As for my work eats…
man behind the curtain bagel in the ziplock.
First up, breakfast #2 (aka work breakfast).
Quinoa, banana, sultanas, dried papaya, dried cranberries, and raisins with cinnamon & unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
The reason this picture is inaccurate is because I realized after I took it there wasn’t enough fat and protein in it. So post-photo I added a huge pile of maple roasted almonds. I ate this in two servings so as not to overload my gut with fructose and I tolerated it fine.
Lunch time rolled around and I had leftovers from a salad I never posted about.
Asian salad with teriyaki tofu, peanuts, quinoa, carrots, avocado and spinach. I made a simple dressing with peanut butter, Bragg’s liquid aminos, and water.
Can you detect the one random egg yolk in there? Odd.
I had fruit on the side. Grapes are a FODMAP food I can only tolerate in moderation. Yet eating a moderate amount of grapes is something I don’t seem to be capable of (of which I don’t seem to be capable – for the grammar sensitive). By portioning out an amount for work, I’m forced to comply with my gut’s sensitivities, so it worked out.
I had candied ginger and dark chocolate (also not photographed) for dessert, the cinnamon raisin bagel as my PM snack, and carrots on the way home.
After work I combined (previously) massaged kale with carrots and seaweed salad (store-bought) to make a deliciously green plate.
Carbs on the side included a toasted bagel with Earth Balance. Truthfully it wasn’t “on the side.” After my salt cravings had been satisfied I needed something sweet to balance it out, which is why I turned to my cute little bagel bites.
Butter and raisins are a highly underrated combo. This meal reminded me to make it happen more often.
Kyle got home a little bit later, at which point I paused the real housewives crap to engage my brain in real life. Pausing “reality” for “reality” is kinda amusing when it’s written out like that.
Dessert. Tea. Bed.