I don’t often participate in WIAW, mainly because I feel like my food is pretty simple, not fancy, and not all that interesting.
However, I think too often we’re concerned that our meals need to be pretty and fancy and amazing and need to take a ton of time to prepare. Since I’m all about eating well and not taking a ton of time to get my food prepared, I thought I’d share what I ate on Tuesday. I spent the weekend away and am only home for 3 days this week, so I didn’t want to worry about buying groceries because they’d just go to waste.
I took stock of what I had in my fridge and managed to throw together some pretty decent meals for the day.
[not pictured] Coffee. Because coffee.
I ran out of time to make my morning smoothie, so I grabbed and oatmeal packet and some protein powder to mix up at work.
It was….okay. I’m not a fan of chocolate flavoured things so chocolate probably wasn’t my best choice, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
I had some curried squash soup left over from before the weekend and bagels left over from my pre-race breakfast so I grabbed those. I didn’t eat the salad as it had been sitting in my fridge for a while and it kind of grossed me out.
I’m sure it was fine, I just get grossed out about old food pretty easily.
I topped the bagel with Lebanese hummus from SPUD (referral link!) and it was delicious. I’m not exactly sure how Lebanese hummus is different from regular hummus, but I could eat it with a spoon.
[not pictured] Trail mix afternoon snack.
On my way home I stopped at the drug store to pick up a few things and realized I was feeling way low on protein for the day (soup and a bagel does not have much protein at all!) so I grabbed some cheese snacks and wrapped them in lunch meat for a pick me up before meeting Laura for our first official coaching session.
I placed a SPUD (referral link!) order before heading home from Victoria. I knew I needed some dinner food, but I also didn’t want to spend a ton of time cooking on my 3 evenings at home, and I didn’t want food to go to waste.
I popped this guy in the oven and enjoyed 1/3 of it with some baby carrots for dinner.
[not pictured] two dates with PB for dessert.
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How do you MacGyver your meals when you don’t have a lot of time?
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