Good morning and happy Wednesday! For this week’s WIAW post, I chose my food from Monday, a typical day of job searching!
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I started out my day by headed to the gym bright and early for a 3 mile run and a 12 minute HIIT workout from Purely Twins. When I got home I showered, got dressed and made some breakfast. For breakfast I made a bowl of Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal, however I nixed the chia seeds and added 1 T psyllium husk (I’m going to add less from now on… super weird texture), 1 tsp maca powder and 1 tsp spirulina, which is what gives this the bizzare green color. Topped with almond butter!
After breakfast I took care of a few “desk” items at home and then headed out to Starbucks where I met up with a friend of mine from Law School to do our job searching. I love seeing her every once in a while because we’re both in same boat and it’s nice to commiserate!
While I was at Starbucks waiting for my friend, a barista came around handing out samples of their Gingerbread Latte. I assume they do this to get you to try a drink you wouldn’t otherwise order. Well, it worked. This thing was AMAZING and was even topped with molasses!
I almost started laughing when the barista came around again, this time with a peppermint mocha sample. I was sitting at a big table which happened to have 3 other women around my age sitting at it, and we all grinned and accepted our samples. Definitely made my morning.
After being at Starbucks for a couple hours I broke out a Quest Bar for a snack since it was really lunchtime for me.
After another couple hours I headed home for lunch. I made a “quesadilla” aka folded over burrito with avocado, refried beans and a Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge. With a side of roasted green beans, carrots and parsnips that I had prepped this weekend and served with some sriracha.
My lunch didn’t quite fill me up, so I also had an apple while continuing my job searching work.
Since the weather was horrendous (gradually working its way down to 32 degrees, windy and snowing/sleeting) I opted to stay home to do a little cleaning and job searching instead of going back out to another coffee shop.
After a while I was getting hungry again and it was time for dinner! I had a filet of baked tilapia topped with olive oil and lemon pepper (from Target’s frozen food), spinach sautéed in olive oil and baked spaghetti squash with a Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge mixed in.
For dessert I made a big bowl of “protein ice cream” which included about a cup of frozen peaches, half a frozen banana, ice cubes, a pinch of xantham gum and guar gum, stevia and vanilla, all mixed in my Vitamix. I topped it with cocoa powder mixed with protein powder (more on the side – just did this topping for the picture!).
Before bed I also had a couple spoonfuls of PB! They were out of almond butter (AGAIN) at my Trader Joe’s so I grabbed a jar of PB when I was at Whole Foods on Sunday. I’m too cheap to buy Almond Butter anywhere else. Guess I need to make my own batch again!
Which do you prefer – Peanut Butter or Almond Butter?
Do you have a favorite flavored espresso drink?