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WIAW #26 – A Cheesy Conundrum

Hey gang!! I’m back this week for my most favorite post of the week – What I Ate Wednesday (brought to you by Jenn at Peas and Crayons)!

Last week I did actually take photos of my Monday eats, as I typically do for my WIAW posts, and they were ready to go, but I was soooo exhausted on Tuesday I was like…I can’t blog…I need sleep. It’s hard to admit it, but I think this whole being less than a month out from delivering a baby thing is starting to catch up with me! I’m still working out regularly, but I’m definitely noticing that I’m getting tired much sooner than I used to. Also, now that we’ve gone from 50 degrees to 80 degrees and humid…I’ve definitely noticed a little puffiness in my hands and feet. Blergh. But we’re at 29 days and counting until my due date!! The nursery is all set (I’ll share pics soon!), my hospital bag is alllllmost totally packed (just need to pop in some snacks and I’m waiting for some nursing tanks to arrive in the mail) and this little munchkin is doing somersaults ALL. DAY. LONG…so I’m pretty sure she’s ready to make her grand entrance soon, too!!

Anywho, enough baby talk, here is my Monday of eats!

Breakfast: It’s been about a month since my banana chocolate chip muffins have made an appearance, or since we’ve let bananas sit for long enough without getting eaten that I could make muffins. So here they are in all of their muffiny glory! And of course some decaf english breakfast tea. 😀
muffins

Snack: I was really in the mood for some cantaloupe this week….soooooooooooo I bought one. Bam. Delicious.
canteloupe

Lunch: For lunch Monday I had a big bowl of my corn and black beans salad that I made on Monther’s Day. It’s probably my favorite salad ever. And I’m just now remembering I promised to send the recipe to my friend Allison and totes forgot. *sigh* Fail.
corn salad

More Snacks: I’m pretty sure I had a string cheese at some point on Monday, and I’ve pretty much stopped taking pics of my string cheese because honestly…how many photos of string cheese can one person have on her phone? Seriously. But I also nommed on some ants on a log because they’re awesome and a few triscuits, too.
ants on a log

triscuits
Dinner: Dinner on Monday was Mac & Cheese. Oh golly. I wish I didn’t love this stuff so, so much. It’s funny – I always go back and forth on the best time to eat Mac & Cheese. I picked Monday this week because we were taking the night off from the gym. Sometimes I think I should make it on a night we DO go to the gym…ya know…so I’m burning it off. But at the same time I really like to make sure that I’m feeding my body appropriately after a workout. I just wouldn’t feel right eating a bowl (okay…two bowls) of Mac & Cheese after doing a million squats or something. You picking up what I’m putting down? If you’re an avid gym goer and also Mac & Cheese lover…what are your thoughts on this conundrum?
mac and cheese

Dessert: Well…after two bowls of Mac & Cheese I thought this ooey gooey brownie leftover from the weekend was the perfect nightcap before I fell into a food coma…and promptly went to sleep at 9:00pm.
brownie

So, what is your favorite thing you’ve eaten this week?
Are you a mac & cheese-aholic? What’s your secret to your favorite mac & cheese?
Would you rather eat something unhealthy on a day where you DO or DON’T workout?

What I Ate Wednesday #11

I’m so happy it’s Wednesday!!!! Why??

BECAUSE TOMORROW IS THURSDAY AND I GET MY ULTRASOUND AND I GET TO FIND OUT IF BABY YODER IS A BOY OR A GIRLL!!!!!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

(Okay, I get it in an envelope tomorrow, will give it to my fabulous baker who is making us red velvet cupcakes with a pink or blue center and I get to find out with some of my most closest friends on Saturday if baby is a boy or a girl. But either way…I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!)

I’m also excited because I prepared my eleventh (really, eleven already, wowzers!) What I Ate Wednesday post yesterday. Technically it’s What I Ate Tuesday, but ya know, tomato, tomatoe.  A big thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons as usual for hosting this fabulous link up!

On to the foods!

Breakfast: Yum and a half! I had two pieces of my leftover quiche! I didn’t take a picture, because my office was dark and ugly yesterday morning because it was early and snowing out. But here is a pretty one I took when I made the quiche! I also had some decaf earl gray because that’s what I do. slice o'quiche

Snack:  Snack time hit me right at 10 yesterday. I had a S’More Luna Bar and some more decaf earl gray in my Maurader’s Map Mug. Then I snapped a selfie because I felt like it…and obviously you guys can’t get enough of me on here, right? 😀

lunabarmoiLunch: First thing is first – naan bread is delicious. It is not, however, a suitable replacement for pita bread. Wegmans was toooooootally sold out of any whole wheat pita bread when Johnny and I got out groceries on Monday. *womp womp* “It’s okay, Jen,” I thought, “I’ll just get this whole wheat naan instead!” Welp, my lunch yesterday was tasty – buuuuuuuuut  I had to eat it with a fork and knife. It was some whole wheat naan that I toasted and spread with a little of this fancy new avocado hummus I bought on sale. (Avocado hummus tastes like regular hummus, in case you were wondering). I had a Morning Star Farms Mediterranean Chickpea Burger with some feta, spinach, roasted peppers, and red onion. Delish. Not as good as the Spicy Black Bean Burger that I love so much in my opinion, but I’m much more of a “spicy” gal than I am “Mediterranean”.

hummus veggieburgerSnacks: Soon after lunch I had myself and adorable lil’ clementine and two Hershey kisses that have been sitting in my desk drawer for waaay too long and tasted like I may have kept a really ripe banana in there with them at some point in time. Oh well. Chocolate fix achieved. (P.S. Like my new pink planner?! I picked it up over the weekend. I really find that I remember things better when I write them all down. I’ve been using it to log my food and workout summaries, too! Let’s hope I keep it up!)

darlingclementinekissesMore Snacks: Boy am I a hungry monster lately. I picked up some of the new simply balanced sunflower and flax crisps at Target over the weekend. They’re pretty tasty. I love the crunch!! I think they’re a bit too sweet for crackers, though. I had 5 of them to munch with 5 baby slices of cheddar cheese and about 1/2 of a suuuuper ripe pear. (It was so ripe I could only eat half of it…because the other half was mush. Oh well!) I also had another mug’o decaf earl gray. I can’t help it. I love it so much. It was also super cold in my office!snacktime

Dinner: Well my dinner plans went in a few different directions yesterday. I had planned on stir fry because it’s healthy and quick and we go to the gym on Tuesday and aren’t usually home until about 7ish. I was sooooo sad to find out that the gym decided to close at 1:30 because of the snow. It was supposed to be leg day. *sigh* I love leg day! So instead…I made mac & cheese…because that’s definitely not a post-workout meal! And stir fry is out of the question for the rest of the week now, too, because I accidentally knocked the bottle of sesame sauce off the shelf and it shattered all over the floor whilst making dinner. Oh life. Cleaning it up was a family affair. I felt less bad eating mac & cheese after mopping the entire kitchen floor after my hubby and MIL picked up all of the glass pieces and sopped up the sauce. I also made myself a quick salad with butter lettuce, spinach, cherry tomatoes, carrots, peppers, red onion, and a few croutons to eat before I sat down with my mac. I filled myself up with salad first so I didn’t eat half a pound of mac & cheese. I think that makes sense, right? It was probably closer to 1/3 of a pound instead. But ya know – progress!  Also, I’m growing a human sooooooooo imma get my mac & cheese on if I wanna.  Quincy reaaaaaallly wanted to share. I’m afraid not this time, Q!

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