It’s another wonderful Wednesday around here! I like Wednesdays since it means we’re now on the “downside” of the week, coasting into the weekend.
Yesterday was another pretty normal day of eats. I tend to get repetitive with my meals and snacks – especially on weekdays when things are more hectic. On one hand, it’s great because on those crazy days when I don’t have any brain power left, I don’t have to think about what to pack for lunches or snacks. I just pack what I have on hand, and what I normally take.
However, on the other hand, I think it can be harmful for me. Since I have a history of disordered eating, and in fact still definitely consider myself in recovery, eating repetitive meals and snacks lets me stay in my “safe zone”. It allows me to remain comfortable, and doesn’t challenge various “food fears” that I may have.
That said, I DO plan to begin to challenge myself more – especially with lunches and snacks. However, today’s WIAW doesn’t showcase any challenges. Soon enough though, and I need you guys to keep me accountable!
Enough talking, let’s hop to it. I’m featuring my eats from Tuesday – a pretty normal day overall, with an extra delicious dinner!
Breakfast – 7:45am
This week I have morning duty at school, meaning I have to be in my designated position at 7am in order to supervise kids before they’re allowed in their classrooms at 7:45. Yes, some kids really do get there at 7am. Crazy, right?! Since I was busy “supervising” I didn’t have a chance to eat my pre-made breakfast until a little later. Needless to say, after being awake since 5am, I was about to eat my arm off! I learned my lesson. I will be grabbing something to nibble, pre-breakfast, from here on out.
Lunch – 12:11 (yes, that’s correct, 12:11)
Oh the joys of school lunch. 22 minutes, and not a minute longer… Needless to say, I’m good at shoving my lunch down quickly. Since I couldn’t really whip out my camera at the lunch table with my kiddos, you’ll have to use your imagination and this recycled photo. It was pretty much exactly the same. But in Tupperware and plastic baggies.
Snack – 4pm
Obviously I was too hungry to take a picture pre-snack. Scarfed down my favorite Luna Bar to tide me over, and because I needed a few extra calories.
Dinner – 7:30
Oh my, it was a delicious one! I’ve made this chicken salad a handful of times recently and I cannot get enough. It is so delicious! I served the chicken salad in a whole wheat pita alongside some roasted sweet potatoes that I seasoned with season-all, cumin, and chili powder (don’t knock it until you try it!).
I’m not a mayo lover, and never have been. And that’s one reason that I love this chicken salad. It’s also so fresh, which is exactly what I always seem to crave this time of the year. Since I’ve been loving this chicken salad so much, I thought I’d share the recipe with you!
Healthy Guacamole Chicken Salad
– 2 cups shredded chicken
– 2 roma tomatoes (or about 1- 1 1/2 cups of diced tomatoes)
– 1 6 oz. container of plain greek yogurt
– 3 tablespoons guacamole
– garlic powder to taste
1. Shred your chicken and set aside.
2. Dice up 2 of these bad boys.
3. Add in greek yogurt yogurt, guacamole, and garlic powder. Stir to combine.
4. Let it sit in the refrigerator until chilled. Serve up and enjoy!
I think this would also be delicious on toasted bread, as a sandwich, or served atop a bed of romaine or spinach.
Snack – 9pm
I ended my day with a little bedtime snack of trail mix, which consisted of a mix of almonds, cashews, and craisins.
It was certainly a great day of eats!
1. Do you have any “fear foods”?
2. What’s the most recent, delicious thing you’ve made?