What I Ate Wednesday #46

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Good morning! How’s your week going? Did you celebrate Mardi Gras?  I think the last time I did was in middle school French class! It’s also been a while since I’ve made any morning-after Lenten-type vows, except maybe that one time in 2008 I thought about giving up alcohol, but let’s never speak of that one again, k? Still, kudos to you if you’re spending the next 40 days trying out a new good habit, whether it’s for religious reasons or just because now seems like a good time. With so many huge changes in the works, I think my goal for the next 6 weeks is to not freak the f*** out, which will hopefully benefit those around me.

Wednesday totally snuck up on me this week, thanks to the long weekend. No complaints, though. Yesterday was my last Tuesday working from home in who knows how long, so I took advantage of the extra time by doing a ton of laundry, stocking up on groceries, and cleaning the hell out of my apartment. I also ran a bunch of errands I’d been putting off.

Because I felt like I was constantly moving, my meals and snacks were mostly quick, thrown-together assortments of leftovers. Sometimes I forget just how much of a workout you get cleaning and rushing around crossing things off your to-do list. So much for that active rest day. I’ll make it up later this week…

In the spirit of What I Ate Wednesday, let’s do this thing.

Breakfast: Oats with plum and chia seeds, topped with fig butter and PB2 sauce (I’ve been won over—this stuff is kinda neat) 

Lunch: Butternut black bean chili over kale; toast w/ hummus & roasted pepper

Snack: Kefir w/ berries & cereal 

Dinner: Spaghetti squash  w/ roasted broccoli & eggplant, kale, Tofurkey sausage, marinara, and parmesan 

Snack: (unpictured) glass of white wine at writers’ group; banana w/ 1 tsp-ish of Biscoff when I got home (I tell myself the potassium will counteract the onset of a wine headache, but this may or may not be true)

As always, thanks to Jenn for hosting the link party. For more WIAW from other bloggers, visit Peas & Crayons.

Did you do anything for Mardi Gras? Giving anything up for the next 40 days? 

8 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #46

    Jen @ Whittle My Middle said:
    February 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Looks yummy! Love the idea of plums in oatmeal. Happy wiaw!

      Jess responded:
      February 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      I tried it once as a “what the hell?” kind of experiment and loved it

    Sarah - feeedingbrainandbody said:
    February 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Yummm to your breakfast! I’ve used plum tea to make oatmeal before, but I’ve never actually put full plums in it! It looks fantastic 🙂

      Jess responded:
      February 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      I love the idea of using tea to make oatmeal. That sounds fantastic!

    MassachusEATS said:
    February 22, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I love, love PB2 🙂 Your chili looks and sounds amazing – off to search for similar recipes!

      Jess responded:
      February 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      There should be a link to the recipe on the page, but there are also tons of great ones out there.

      I don’t know why I waited so long to try PB2, but I really dig it. It’s a good way to add a little extra protein and flavor.

    raechel @the rebel grrl kitchen said:
    February 23, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Ah! High school french class is what I associate with mardi gras too! : ) Love the plums. I’ll borrow your plum idea, you borrow my steel cut oats, and it’ll be magic.

      Jess responded:
      February 24, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      I did make the steel-cut oats, and they were awesome, even with water. Thanks for the inspiration : )

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