Anyone else feel like this weekend was too darn short! Maybe it’s because of daylight savings, maybe it’s because of how busy my weeks have gotten. Whatever the case, it seemed to fly by! Rolling back into the school/work week hasn’t been easy and I know I’m not alone in my struggle. Not to mention ALLERGIES!!! On Saturday/Sunday night, the one right before this full day of eating, I woke up with the God-awful itch in my throat. That was just the warning sign. Let me tell you guys, I think my nose has been running more than me this week, and I’m on track! Anyway, let’s get into this WIAW!
Today was Sunday which has become my rest day due to track. Let me tell you, all those miles Monday-Saturday make taking a break all the more essential.
No workout meant sleeping in til 9 A.M. (which was really like 8 A.M. due to springing forward). In a perfect world, I would have slept later. It’d been a packed week and the night before, I made the mistake of staying up after 11 P.M. just padiddling around and watching T.V./reading.
I don’t really keep track of how much water I drink throughout the day, but one specific time I ALWAYS have my water is right when I get up. I’m so dry and thirsty, so I need to be refreshed A.S.A.P! I drink 20 O.Z. getting out of bed and another 20ish O.Z getting ready.
Vest- Calvin Klein
Jeans- American Eagle
Rings- American Eagle
Watch- Juicy Couture
Stripes and floral. DO.IT! I love pattern mixing, especially in the spring, it always looks so chic and bold. Another favorite: rolling/cuffing jeans. Such a great way to transition them from winter-spring.
I’ve moved back to my more classic oats instead of my carrot pumpkin oats for a change. This bowl in 1/3 cup G.F. rolled oats, 1 tsp hemp seeds, 1 tsp flaxseed meal, 1/2 tsp chia seeds, cinnamon, a tiny pinch of sea salt, and lots of water. I topped it off with strawberries and blackberries (WAYYYYY more, I promise, this was just styled for ascetics) and a big ‘ole spoon of fresh ground PB (underneath) and Peanut Butter & Co’s White Chocolate Wonderful PB. That swirl though (*swoon*). Gets me every time! On the side, egg whites for protein and a mug of matcha green tea with lemon. Enjoyed this, then headed off to church.
After church, my mom and I hit the stores for some quick random pick ups (dry shampoo, lotion, ect.) and in search of some new clothes I can wear to track/for spring. Although we didn’t find too clothes, I did end up with a super-cute workout outfit and dress from Target! Can’t wait to rock this at practice (#fitgirlthings). Unfortunately, all the running around meant being out late, so when we got home, I was READY for lunch!!!
I like to consider this meal a healthier take on a burger, fries, and shake.
The burger: An Engine 2 Plant Strong Poblano Black Bean Plant Burger topped with a generous amount of Whole Foods hummus and a tomato.
The fries: The MOST AMAZING sweet potato rounds/chips EVER!!! I’ll definitely have to re-make these so I can get the exact procedure down because they ended up so crispy and flavorful! Plus they were super easy to make as it was JUST sweet potatoes. 1 magical ingredient, that’s all.
The shake: A Juisi Vanilla Cashew Milk
Let’s talk about this drink though…
I’ve never really had any super fancy nut milk before. Of course, of course I love my basic Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk, but the crazy cool flavors were calling to me at Whole Foods this weekend. And I have to say, this was actually pretty delicious! Really satisfying too. This meal kept my tummy content for hours (a difficult task). Not to mention, its ingredients aren’t wacky and it packs a nutritional punch, giving you a vitamin and mineral boost.
I was feeling super ambitious this night, so I made this incredible salmon dinner for my dad and me.
Blood orange and balsamic reduction and pistachio crushed salmon. A mouthful. LITERALLY. Let me know if you guys would like to see a recipe because it was ON POINT! On the side, MOUTHWATERING roasted butternut squash and broccoli. SO. MUCH. YUM.
Because no day passes without an apple, dark chocolate, and (lots of) peanut butter, I just had to end my day with these goodies.
A gala apple (only the best kind IN THE WORLD!), some Buddah Bowl Popcorn, a piece of Alter Eco 85% dark chocolate, a little bit of Sun Biotics probiotic dark chocolate, and, of course, fresh ground and Peanut Butter and Co’s White Chocolate Wonderful PB to top them off. This snack+a new magazine=heaven. Only way to end the weekend.
*NOTE- Over the course of the day, I also drank a lot of mint tea to try to soothe my throat*
So, that concludes this WIAW! Let me know if you guys would like to see more full day of eating posts (possibly ones from school days). Also please tell me if you guys would like me to post recipes for the sweet potato chip and/or the blood orange balsamic reduction pistacio crusted salmon. As always feel free to leave any topic suggestions/requests below.
Enjoy the moment,
xoxo Meah <3