It’s been a while since I did a What I Ate Wednesday post so to switch things up a bit, I’m jumping back in to this type of rambling! These photos are from my day yesterday, which was a typical day at work. I did some food prep on the holiday Monday so this is basically what my meals will look like for the next three days as well. It’s a good thing these foods are delicious!
Breakfast: I think I’ve eaten this for 80% of my breakfasts in the last two months. I just love a hot bowl of oatmeal to wake up to on cold winter mornings. Plus, that melty peanut butter… mmm! I also eat a grapefruit with my oatmeal every day, and yesterday I added a couple of strawberries that were about to go bad in m fridge. I have noticed a significant improvement in my skin since I started eating an almost-daily grapefruit. It’s incredible, my skin has never looked better and the only real thing that changed in my life is my incorporation of grapefruit!
Snack: red peppers, grape tomatoes, carrots, and hummus.
Lunch: I made a big batch of lentil and sweet potato tacos for this week’s work lunches. I added some onion, tomatoes, black beans, lentils, sweet potatoes, and corn salsa. Plus corn tortillas. I nice amount of spice and so so good. I was actually looking forward to this lunch all morning!
Snack: Apple. I nice juicy crispy apple that destroyed my lipstick and dripped on my keyboard. Real class act, it’s shocking I haven’t been promoted yet. I also had a mocha Kashi granola bar that I had bought and left in my pocket on my ski trip.
Dinner: After prepping the lentil tacos, I had leftover sweet potato that I decided to use to make a pasta sauce. I added some vegetable stock, butter, spices, and milk, and made the most delicious pasta sauce ever. Remember when I paid $8 for pumpkin cream pasta sauce… yeah, so this sauce probably cost me $0.83 to make and it was twice as good. I added it to spaghetti with chickpeas and feta.
There is a crispness to the winter air right now, the feeling that cooler weather is coming, and my favourite winter comfort food is anything squash. I haven’t done a ton of cooking with lentils before but they are such a versatile protein that I should do more. They were delicious as taco “meat” and super filling! I went to the gym in between work and dinner, doing a legs and stairmaster day at the gym (a shortened version of what I did Saturday) and loved coming home to a prepped dinner of pasta and chickpeas.
What did you eat yesterday?
What is your typical breakfast?
Foods you can’t get enough of in winter?