What I Ate Wednesday #73

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Now it’s really the last Wednesday of August! How did that happen?! That also means it’s the last What I Ate Wednesday of the month. This summer has flown by. As always, thanks to Jenn for hosting the weekly link party. To see more WIAW from other bloggers, visit Peas & Crayons.

On Monday, I started a new rotation, the first of my “advanced” rotation, which means I’m already halfway through. The sense I get so far is that I will not be seeing as many patients as in my last rotation, but those I do see will be more complicated. So far, so true. Friday’s full moon (which is a blue moon at that) decided to get the party started a little early. Either that, or sh!t is always that crazy on this unit.

By the time I got home from my first day,  I was so tired, my plans for cooking myself a “nice” dinner kind of went out the window. So I did what I usually do in these situations:

  • Take some grains (grits, in this case—random, but hey), add water.
  • Put it in the microwave for a couple minutes.
  • Throw in whatever vegetables/protein are in the fridge. Microwave a few more minutes.
  • Top with goat cheese and/or tahini. Maybe add a side salad.

If it works, it works. Though it wouldn’t have taken me all that much longer to make, like, pasta, the idea of having to use multiple pots and a colander seemed exhausting.

Breakfast: Steel-cut oats w/ chia seeds, a plum-cot, blueberries, and sunflower seed butter 

Lunch: Cafeteria salad; an apple 

Snacks: Grapes

Dinner: Grits topped with a bunch of veggies, nutritional yeast, tahini, and goat cheese; a side salad (with leftover tofu); an unpictured piece of dark chocolate. 

Snack: Plain yogurt with frozen brownie pieces 

I think I am officially sick of tofu after eating it, like, 5 (?) days in a row. I’m glad I didn’t waste any of what I made, but good god. Timing is everything, I suppose. My body is starting to send me signs that it needs its monthly steak fix. I should get on that.

What kinds of foods do you eat when you get home tired? 

11 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #73

    eatandgetmoving said:
    August 29, 2012 at 11:56 am

    If I get home tired… I usually snack on nuts and keep on snacking until I’m too full to eat dinner 😐 Not so good..and I should just eat a hand full and get on with dinner. I’m working on that, but some days nuts for dinner is all that’ll do 😉 HAPPY WIAW!

      Jess responded:
      August 29, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      we all have days like that!

    Rachel Jacobs (@rachelkyle0402) said:
    August 29, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    When I get tired I either gravitate towards raw almonds of chocolate. Something is very soothing about those.

    Happy Wednesday to you.

      Jess responded:
      August 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      both sound lovely.

    jessielovestorun said:
    August 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    That touch of frozen brownie bites to your yogurt makes your dessert sound amazing!! I’ve never though to freeze brownie bites before. Genius 🙂

      Jess responded:
      August 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      I kind of cheat—I freeze the whole brownies and when I want one, I’ll either reheat it or chop it up and throw it into some yogurt or something. It’s really good!

    Julie said:
    August 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I eat a frozen Amy’s burrito so you’re much better than I am at making food when tired!

      Jess responded:
      August 30, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      I love Amy’s burritos! They’re a totally legit meal, especially if you throw a handful of greens on the plate and call it a side salad ; )

    verbs and vignettes said:
    August 30, 2012 at 3:14 am

    i do those insta-dinners all the time! really… when i put more time and effort in, it’s just a fancier version of that. pick out a protein, pick out a veggie, whip up something starchy, and snaz it up. :p

      Jess responded:
      August 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      haha exactly

    Salt said:
    September 14, 2012 at 3:17 am

    When I go home after a long day, I usually grab a piece of homemade turmeric (with curcumin) cake and hibiscus tea. Or If I have not baked or so, I settle for chocolates. Too much sugar. I know right! 😛

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