Whew! Hello beautiful readers! Sorry for the radio silence over the past week; I was too busy living this awesome life I’ve been given.
^That’s my new standard excuse. Who has the nerve to argue with that? 🙂
What I Ate Wednesday is the perfect catalyst to get back into blogging and this wonderful creative process…who doesn’t love a linkup? This WIAW will also be UNIQUE, because of the happy proximity of Spring Break!–dontcha wish you were still in school, adults? :)–and thus, VACATIONS. The only things I DON’T like about vacations are the plane descents–my Eustachian tubes always feel like they’re going to actually explode!
It doesn’t help that I recently read a story about a man whose eardrum “actually exploded (during a plane descent), spurting blood onto the white shirt of the passenger next to him”…
That unsavory prospect aside, I’ve been known to enjoy some atypical things about traveling. For one: airports! I was sharing this at school last week and was shocked to learn that other people don’t hallow these beautiful places like I do…I could spend all my life in an airport! It’s so poetic; just a hub of diverse humanity, people arriving and leaving, people from here and people from o’er yonder, all mingling in one location
with the awesome moving walkways… sorry, small-town-hick that I am, I never cease to be impressed by these things!
Second unconventional traveling love: clean-out-the-fridge eats. Nothing encourages culinary creativity like having to use up EVERYTHING! So, without further ado, today’s:
Heavy strength training yesterday for stress busting=EGGS for breakfast today! I was craving both sweet AND savory, so I brewed up some chocolate tea and whipped up a scramble with sauteed onions and eggs, added in some spinach, and heaped it all (not the tea) onto a wonderfully overflowing Trader Joe’s whole wheat hotdog bun. Accompanying the sammich was an unpictured apple.
The only thing I would do differently about WIAW if I hosted it would be to have it fall on a day other than Wednesday! I mean…on the weekends, say, I can actually take the time to make my food look decent and presentable, whereas school days are a mess of mass microwaving, random combinations, and boxing things up as fast as possible. Oh well…at least it’s more exciting..? 🙂
Like Laura, I consider it a personal failure if no one gives me a strange look when I take out my lunch for the day. This has already happened twice this week with my latest combo…
baked microwaved sweet potato STUFFED with almonds (for a lack of almond butter…) and sprinkled with mass cinnamon! Dessert for lunch!
Oh, but don’t think that stopped me from packing a REAL sweet treat–
That would be yogurt topped with sliced banana, cocoa powder and stevia.
Alongside these sweet-tooth-satiaters, I packed some leftovers of Oh She Glows’ Roasted Buddha Bowl I whipped up a few days ago…too bad I picked out and ate most of the chickpeas on the first night! ;P
Some mooching sharing of my friend’s chocolate occurred at lunchtime as well. 😉
I’m always STARVING when I get home. My after-school snack is usually something of a small fourth meal–I need ENERGY to power me through workouts, homework, cooking and blogging! Today I was craving the cheese something fierce, so I whipped myself up a little quesadilla with shredded cheddar and spinach.
Dinner was the
remains final leftovers of the Buddha Bowl…
More yogurt and a handful of almonds (both unpictured) happened after dinner as well.
Now I just need to eat my way through one more head of broccoli, a carton of milk, some sour cream, some pumpkin, greens…we’ll be off without leaving a trail of food waste in our wake! Man, if there’s one thing I absolutely HATE, it’s perfectly good, nutritious food going to waste…
–The Girl in the Orange