Flashing back to Sunday night (ahh, the weekend...) I really didn't do anything too exciting except for cook and prep for meals for the workweek. While at the store last week, I picked up this soup mix which I cooked following the recipe on the package. Since I didn't want to eat bean soup all week, I halved the recipe and also added some frozen spinach for some color and nutrients. I also omitted the ham and used 2 cups of vegetable broth and 4 cups water for my liquids.
This was my first time soaking and cooking beans (busy girls <3 canned beans) and if planned and times correctly, it's really easy. I was very pleased with the taste, texture, and consistency of the soup. I ate a bowl along with some kale chips and then it was time for Olympics watching and snacking on an apple and my custom granola.
Monday my camera broke and the day was crazy busy from start to late finish (I had to work a program) but lucky for you, my eats on Tuesday were almost identical! I started my day with an egg white and a cozy bowl of hot cereal with: smashed ~1/8c sweet potato, splash of vanilla and maple syrup, cinnamon, 1/4c blueberries (stirred in at the end), 1/2 T chia seeds, 1/2 T PB.
Lunch was leftover soup with a light sprinkle of rice and parmesan cheese and kale chips. I also had some roasted carrots and parsnips that I whipped up on Monday night.
I used my lunch break for a trip to the podiatrist for my achy foot. I mentioned over the weekend that it was hurting and giving me trouble and when it kept getting worse instead of better, I figured it was time to check it out. The doctor was able to see me the same day that I called for an appointment! I definitely lucked out! The prognosis? I cracked a bone at the base of my big toe :( This is officially my first broken bone and I'm a little bummed about not being able to work out (run or elliptical) for a bit. I did get my first ever doctor's note to wear sneakers (which are the only thing this barefoot-loving grazer is allowed to wear) so I'll be rocking the Asics with everything in the coming weeks! I guess this will give me time to work on my arms and abs now.
I worked through the afternoon and then met up with some friends for coffee. We were all part of a professional development program last year and one of our Cali friends was in town! The night's eats included a pear, drizzled with my new favorite purchase - Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter, spaghetti squash with peas and baked beans, and chocolate soy ice cream topped with some almonds and berries.
And just to spare you from even more pictures of the same, breakfast and lunch were identical to yesterday. I did mix it up a bit for dinner with ... a homemade Chipotle bowl! I heated up 1/3c brown rice, 1/2c black beans, some chicken breast with a bit of garlic powder, lime juice, and bbq sauce. I topped the bowl with salsa and lettuce. Yum! I also had a salad alongside to make the meal more filling.
I had a pear and some toast for dessert and its off to ice my foot. Have a good night!