What I Ate Wednesday #8: Crazy Eights

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Welcome to another edition of What I Ate Wednesday. You can read more about the series at founder Jen’s blog.

Did anyone else have a crazy Wednesday? I totally shouldn’t have even bothered to go to the gym this morning—this day was so freaking busy. My feet only like Frye boots and Birkenstocks, so today’s work appropriate closed-toed shoes were a bit of a problem.

At least I managed to eat some good food to get me through the day. I know you’re probably starting to get sick of my green smoothies, but they’re seriously the best pre-class mini-meal I’ve tried. The trick is to mix in some raw oats after blending and giving them a couple minutes to soak—it adds the perfect amount of staying power I just don’t get from protein powder and the like.

Amusing/embarrassing evidence of my ineptitude in Organic Chemistry lab: While frying an egg for dinner after class, I very stupidly sprayed the cooking spray too near the open flame. Chris was there to witness the resulting fireball and to lecture/laugh at me. Fortunately, all I did was singe off a few arm hairs. No harm, no foul. That’s one more thing I’ll remember never to do ever again!

So, on to the “what I ate” segment of this Wednesday…

Breakfast: Chocolate overnight oats topped with strawberries

Lunch: Surprisingly-good leftovers-salad (sesame tofu over spinach, romaine, roasted pepper and cauliflower tossed with an early-morning afterthought of white balsamic); amaranth crackers; an apple

Snack: Green smoothie (1/2 frozen banana + frozen strawberry + 1/2 c plain yogurt + big handful spinach) topped with granola and a 1/4 tsp coconut oil and oats stirred in

Dinner: Leftover brown rice with roasted cauliflower and an egg; Chris-made side salad

Snack: Chocolate ice cream with chocolate shavings

Finally, after a few weeks of madness, Chris and I have decided to stay another year in our apartment! 3 years is the longest I’ve ever lived somewhere (other than my parents’ house), but that stopped feeling weird a long time ago, or maybe just last summer, when 2 years was the longest I’d ever lived somewhere. I’m looking forward to spending the energy and time that would have gone into moving doing a “deep clean” as we’re calling it and rearranging the furniture—and investing in a white noise machine and sound-blocking curtains.

Hope you had a good Wednesday!

3 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #8: Crazy Eights

    mealsformiles said:
    June 2, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Haha, my feet only like Frye boots or Birkenstocks too! It can be a problem… Congrats on deciding to stay in your place – that always gives me some comfort knowing I don’t have to think about moving again for a while 🙂

      Jess responded:
      June 2, 2011 at 5:01 pm

      Haha yeah, Birkenstocks are back on since I’m working from home today.
      After looking around at so many different kinds of apartments at all kinds of prices, we realized it makes sense on many levels to stay where we are a little longer. The second we signed the lease renewal I felt a huge weight lift off my shoulders!

    Jenn L @ Peas &Crayons said:
    June 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Blog-land introduced me to the concept of a leftovers in a salad lunch/dinner and omgggg obsessed! Happy WIAW love! I haven’t lived anywhere for 3 years! ahh thats awesome! i’m hoping my next home will be a 3-4 year-er

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