Hey everyone! Happy Hump Day! Aaaahahaha okay, I’ve been avoiding using that phrase for months and I’m never going to use it again. Who came up with that? I get the concept but couldn’t we use another word? Here are some synonyms:
bulge, bump, convexedness, convexity, dune,elevation, eminence, excrescence, gibbosity, hill,hummock, hunch, knap, knob, knurl, kyphosis,mound, prominence, protrusion, protuberance,ridge, swell, tumescence (from thesaurus.com).
Since I only have a week and a half left of my internship, I thought I’d do another What I Ate Wednesday of food that I packed. I ended up having to do yesterday (Tuesday), which is super exciting for you because I went out to dinner with my brother and sister-in-law for my brother’s BIRTHDAY!!!!
His birthday is actually today, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG BROTHER!!!! Pretty sure he won’t see this (he tries to read, but he’s a very important and busy person so I don’t hold it against him). For those of you who have been reading for a while, this is the big brother who lives here in Chicago and is the proud owner of my best friend:
This is also his favorite time of year because for the next 3 months he is 3 years older than me, rather than 2. Can you tell that stemmed from childhood arguments?
Anyway, let’s get on to WIAW! If you are new to What I Ate Wednesday, head over to Peas and Crayons to find out what it’s all about!
I was up early and headed to the gym for 10 minutes on the elliptical and then a full body weights workout. I ended a little early to stretch, it was soooo necessary. When I got home I showered and then had some Apple Pie Oats for breakfast! I actually ate half the apple before my shower, and then the other half went into the oatmeal.
For my mid-morning snack I had some Fage 0% yogurt with vanilla stevia, blueberries and some walnut pieces mixed in.
I also grabbed an ice coffee from Argo Tea. Mostly an excuse to walk outside and walk around a farmers market that’s near my office.
For lunch I had packed up some tuna salad that I made with a free tuna packet I got from Starkist at the Rock N Roll Half Marathon! As the guy was passing them out near their tent after the race, I said “Yes, I’d love some! I’m a poor law student!” and he gave me 4! Lunches for the week!
I mixed the tuna with brown mustard, honey mustard, curry, tumeric and a teeny bit of powdered ginger. I put it on top of some arugula and added cherry tomatoes and pumpkin seeds!
After I finished I was still hungry… So then I started to count up in my head about how many calories were in this dish. Approximately 170. Seriously? Why did I think this would be a filling meal? Apparently I’m insane.
I went ahead and at the KIND bar I brought as a snack, and then ate the carrots and tomatoes right before heading home:
When I got home I had some time until I needed to leave for dinner, so I had half an apple, the rest of my cherries, and some PB2 mixed with Sunwarrior Vanilla Protein Powder:
Aaaaand then my brother texted to say he’d be late. So I ate the other half of the apple with almond butter. Lol, it was already way past my dinnertime.
For dinner, I met my brother and sister in law at Café Babareeba! It’s a Spanish tapas restaurant in Lincoln Park, on Halsted (for you locals). Lucky for me, they also had a gluten free menu!
I started off with their peach sangria:
And for dinner I ordered the asparagus with manchengo cheese, and the rioja short ribs with mashed potatoes. Both were pretty good, but nothing amazing. We all got 2 of our own dishes and then shared bites of each others.
When I got home I was dying for a little something sweet, so I had some frozen berries in flax milk with vanilla stevia.
What’s your favorite packed lunch?
Do you ever need a little something after dinner, or do you have dinner and you’re done?