What I Ate Wednesday #109: First Day

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Happy Wednesday! I’m in the middle of my first week at a new job and my eyes are a little glazed over from all the new information I’m taking in, but I wasn’t going to forget this week’s WIAW festivities. I’m linking up to the weekly blog party, hosted by the lovely Jenn of Peas & Crayons. Take a visit to see more WIAW from other bloggers!

Monday began early, with this awesome coconut water—the raw stuff really is good!  It got me through a good nerve-calmign workout until breakfast, which was made-ahead zucchini bread oatmeal.

First off, I just need to comment on the hilariousness of my new ID photo—because I got some color on Sunday, which was spent mostly outside, I look kind of like a weirdly happy Hay Fever Barbie. At least it’s an improvement over my last ID, where I looked like an underaged mail order bride.

One of the perks of my new job is free lunch and breakfast, but this salad, while enough to keep me form gnawing my arm off, was a reminder to get back in the habit of packing snacks. At least now I have a desk instead of lab coat pockets for storage! Small pleasures…

I was about ready to pass out from hunger when I got home, though, so I threw together a quick green smoothie. Dinner happened a few hours later. My brain was so fried, I totally forgot I’d had salad for lunch and threw together another (much more satisfying, avocado-graced) one to go with soup and toast from the freezer. So glam. Before passing the F out for the night, I had some soy milk and graham crackers. For whatever reason, I’ve been digging soy milk again—the unsweetened kind especially. There’s something about that chalky taste I actually really like.

What do you make for dinner when your brain is fried? What’s the best thing you’ve eaten recently? Do you like soy milk? 

6 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #109: First Day

    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats said:
    May 8, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I had a greek dessert on sunday made with sugar syrup, custard and pastry that was delicious as a friend of my bf’s celebrates greek easter so we had a feast of food 🙂

    When my brain is fried I usually grab a meal out of the freezer that I’ve prepped in advance. If I don’t have one of those worst case is I’d get takeout, best case I’d fry up some tofu and mushrooms and probably toss together a salad too.

    Jess responded:
    May 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

    That sounds lovely. I’m also with you on the freezer-meals. Right now I have a lot of soup left from when it was colder and a lot of frozen veggies—I need to make a few entrees to stick in there soon!

    kate marrin said:
    May 8, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I am a snacker, so my go to quick dinner is pretzels, cheese, apples and carrots, maybe some hummus, and depending on stress…wine! congrats on new job!!

      Jess responded:
      May 8, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      Thanks! Wine is definitely a good go-to!

    raechel said:
    May 9, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Congratulations on making it through your first days of work. They are always the hardest! Salads are good brain-fried dinner. Those greens really pump some life back into your blood. I don’t do this much anymore because I try to avoid the cans, but my “I just have no energy to do anything” dinner was heating up a can of chickpeas, and wilting some kale in the pot. Added a little EVOO, s&p, and called it a day.

    I don’t do soy anymore, but I hear you on liking the “chalky” taste. I actually love protein powders that other people describe as chalky. It’s like you have something to chew on in your drink, it kind of rules. ; )

      Jess responded:
      May 9, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      I love that idea! I go through phases where I’m more and less freaked out about using cans. What I really need to do is make a big batch of dried beans and then portion them out to go in the freezer. It’s been a few months since I’ve done that but it’s so worth it! Hah, lazy/busy-ness…

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