Bah, it was another one of those weeks when I almost forgot I had to record a days worth of eats. But I got there just in time. WELCOME to another What I ate Wednesday.
I had a busy weekend, and therefore didn’t get to do a proper shop. So on Monday I didn’t have much for breakfast. I started the day with oats made with water and a few sultanas. On the side I had half a grapefruit. And do you know what? I was SOOO hungry all day!
I learned my lesson, so on Tuesday I stated the day with a slice of French Toast with some avocado chocolate sauce and some banana slices – mmmm, fats to fill me up! I eat a mainly plant based diet, and will go days without having anything non-vegan. But I had one egg left after buying them for guests at the weekend, so I thought I would roll with some Eggy bread. So good!
Strong coffee when I got to work – love it!
A good breakfast didn’t mean I wasn’t hungry though – unfortunately! I was ‘starving’ when lunchtime came around. I forgot to pack any kale chips on Monday – another fat-less fail! So I made sure I had some this time around. Wasabi wheatgrass flavour from Inspiral – yum!
Alongside a coquina squash and chickpea dip on a slice of ryebread with a couple of carrots as they were small, and my favourite (of the moment) Pink Lady apples.
Before I caught the train home I had some oats that I had soaked in water and soya yogurt. There were some chocolate crispy cakes in the office, so I took a pinch of the crumbs (ok, a handful) and sprinkled them on top. That got me through a yoga session followed by a quick session in the gym before we went home.
This week I ran through some tabata sets:
- warm up on the step machine – didn’t do this long as my legs ached from new BodyPump on Monday
- 6 minutes on the x-trainer random programme including a 4 minute tabata set – grrr!
- Tabata chest and triceps – flipping between chest flys on the fitball vs tricep extensions sat on the ball
- Tabata abs – flipping between bicycle crunches and regular pulsing crunches with feet at 90°
- More tabata abs – switching between raised side crunch and side plank side crunch
- Tabata kettlebells – switching between kettlebell swings and kettlebell deadlifts with jump
When I got home I spiralised some courgette noodles (or zoodles if you will) and stirred them into a tomato sauce made with chopped tomatoes, tomato puree with garlic and a splash of apple cider vinegar – I swear, it makes all the difference! I popped it in the oven to ‘just cook’ the noodles, and topped with a sprinkle of vegan mozzarella. They cooked off while I made a mustard chicken pasta dish for Ben. While that was cooking I made an oat cookie for Ben’s dessert – just thrown together oats, peanut butter, a dash or rice malt syrup and some hemp protein powder. I confess I nibbled a bit of this as I made it – So good!
When dinner was ready I threw my courgette noodles over a bed of spinach, and topped it with live sauerkraut and a sprinkle of nooch – yum!
And there you have it – My Tuesday eats on What I ate Wednesday 🙂
Happy Hump Day! Have a good one!