What I Ate Wednesday #86

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Another week, another What I Ate Wednesday. As always, thanks to Jenn for hosting the weekly link party. To see more WIAW from other bloggers, visit Peas & Crayons.

After a relaxing weekend in New Jersey, I hit the ground running on Monday. The morning started with a crash course in insurance billing, followed by time in the library with my partner to work on a project. After that, I taught a class on dietary fats—even on days where I wake up feeling “minimally verbal,” the second I’m in front of a group, I perk right up, so I had a good time. From there, it was a quick break for lunch and then an afternoon at one of the outpatient clinics.

It would have been nice to go home and get a jump on the pile of projects I have due within the next week, but I had to go to class first. Good times. Actually, my professor gave last week’s exams back. I did better than I thought I would (if not an A). My prof also left a funny note next to my essay questions that said, “This is why I saved your test for the middle of the pile when I started losing steam!” I tend to be very conversational and work in personal anecdotes when talking about things like vitamin deficiencies because it helps me focus and actually get the information out. Good to know I’m not just amusing myself…

So yeah, Monday. Welcome back to the working week. Here’s what I ate to keep me going.

Breakfast: oats with flax, chia seeds, apple, and cranberry, topped with melty peanut butter

Lunch: Chili, cornbread, salad 

Snacks: Dry roasted edamame, seaweed snacks, apple

Dinner: Grits with kale & roasted veggies, topped with a poached egg and grated aged gouda leftover from Thanksgiving 

Snack: Greek yogurt with raspberries, cereal, and dried cranberries 

What are some of your favorite foods to get you through a busy day? 

14 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #86

    Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count said:
    November 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Everything looks delicious!

    Eating 4 Balance said:
    November 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I leave anecdotes all through my answers too! 🙂 When I got to college though, I stopped, at least in the essays that I submit to my critical thinking professor. Funny enough though, I think he would appreciate them more than anyone else 😀

    Jealous of those seawood snacks. They are SO GOOD!

      Jess responded:
      November 28, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      I was just re-introduced to the seaweed snacks a few weeks ago, and wow—they’re so good, if a glorified salt lick.

    jessielovestorun said:
    November 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Everything looks great!

    Favorite snacks: Smoothies, apple & peanut butter, or yogurt bowl messes,

      Jess responded:
      November 28, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      Those are some of my favorites too : )

    Nikki @ Road To Less Cake said:
    November 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Your oats looks good. I love oats for starting my day when I have a long on ahead.

      Jess responded:
      November 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      It’s one of the only breakfasts that can keep me full until lunch—nothing worse than when your stomach starts growling at, like, 10 a.m.

    raechel @the rebel grrrl kitchen said:
    November 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Yum! Oats are definitely the way to go.

    Also-I nominated you for a Liebster award!: http://rebelgrrlkitchen.com/2012/11/28/wiaw-wednesday-1-day-liquid-cleanse-liebster-award/

      Jess responded:
      November 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm


    Life's a Bowl said:
    November 28, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    All of your eats look tasty, especially breakfast! I love snacking on cereal, string cheese, and fruit throughout the day… If I’m going to the gym after work I try to make sure that I get a good dose of protein too like Greek yogurt or easier, a bar!

      Jess responded:
      November 28, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      I always forget about string cheese, but you’re right-it’s so easy to throw in your bag for later!

    ahealthyhappyhome said:
    November 29, 2012 at 2:41 am

    My busy days lately always include Quest bars and apples. I actually almost never go a day without apples so busy day or not I’m munching on an apple!

    Random Facts | Keeping It Real Food said:
    November 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    […] morning! Thanks for sharing your favorite go-to snacks on Wednesday. Today happens to be my birthday and I used my floating vacation day from Labor Day today instead […]

    […] keep her going through her busy day, Jess of Keeping It Real Food ate lots of healthy whole foods. Her apple & cranberry oats looked like such a cozy fall […]

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