WIAW #3

Hello all you beautiful people!  I’m writing this Wednesday evening after an 11 hr day at work, and I have to say, even though it was a super long day, it was great.  Today was one of those days where all of my patients were super pleasant and kicking butt and it just makes me sooooooooo happy :-)  Also, I had a lovely long conversation with a friend about my blog and how to start tweaking and expanding and trying to reach more people, so hopefully you’ll start seeing some changes on the site (with more photos and better organization of the posts/topics).  I actually had two people reach out to me this week telling me how much they enjoy my blog and my recipes.  Can I just take a moment and tell you guys – this MAKES. MY. DAY.  Any time that someone tells me they like the blog it makes me feel so happy because let me tell you, (well, if you are a blogger too than you 100% already know this), writing/maintaining a blog takes a lot of time, money, and effort.  Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging.  I love experimenting in the kitchen, taking photos, and sharing nutrition information – but the whole process is a lot of work!  And sometimes when I get home at the end of a long day at work and all I wanna do is plop on the sofa and binge watch Game of Thrones, it takes a lot of motivation to get out my computer and start working on a post, especially when I sometimes wonder if anyone out there is even reading/interested in what I’m saying.  Hearing positive feedback from readers is what makes all of this so worth it.  As much as I love the cooking and photography and recipe tweaking, the whole point of the blog is to share this information and connect with others out there (ie. you!).  So I guess the whole point of this long tangent, is that if you are someone who reads blog posts and wonders, should I leave a comment? Is it really worth it to fill out that annoying little form with name/email/comment?  YES.  The answer is a resounding YES.  Please know that bloggers love when people leave them comments because it’s all about making those connections! So just know that if you read and enjoy my blog, you make my heart smile :-)

Okay, so now that you’re all probably like, Get to the food!!!…… Let’s get to the food.  Here’s what I ate Wednesday.

What I Ate Wednesday - A day of eats in the life of a Registered DietitianHokay, so…here’s the earth.  J/K. Throwback to my high school years and spending lunch hour in the band room watching End of the World (and other stupid funny videos) and if you haven’t seen it and have no idea what I’m talking about, please, take a moment and go watch it.

Anyway, so for breakfast yesterday I branched out from my usual Eggs and Avos and had two protein packed chocolate chip muffins!  “Does such a remarkable concoction even exist?”  you say.  It does now, ladies and gentlemen.  Because over the past few weeks I’ve been working on a recipe for a breakfast muffin that is high in protein, high in fiber, and high in taste – basically you’ll be high after eating this muffin.  Just kidding folks, it’s not that kind of muffin….

What I Ate Wednesday - A day of eats in the life of a Registered Dietitian

I’m working on both a Giant Muffin and a Regular Muffin recipe.  This morning I had two of these normal sized muffins.  I experimented with different spreads (PB, butter, and raw honey).  Honestly I think I liked it best with a little grass fed butter.  The peanut butter was awesome too, but it made the muffin suuuuuper filling (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing).

Then for a mid morning snack I had some flavored almonds (Smokehouse flavor, to be exact).  You can read all about my love for flavored almonds in my last Five Foods I’m Loving Lately post.

Then for lunch I had an Ah-mahzingly huge salad which I threw together from bagged iceberg lettuce salad mix (I know, I know, iceberg is seriously lacking in nutrients compared to something like Spring mix, but I like the crispy crunchyness of the iceberg. So sue me.).  I added about 3 oz of chicken breast from a rotisserie chicken that I picked up at the store last weekend, and then I sliced 1/2 an avocado on top and used some light Ranch dressing and a splash of Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.  This salad was NOM-Tastic.  Yes, that’s a real word.  It means “phenNOMenally tasty”.  I mean just look at this thing –

What I Ate Wednesday - A day of eats in the life of a Registered DietitianHow good does that look?  So good.  Is the correct answer. Seriously.  I want another one, like now.

I also had a small Dove Dark Chocolate egg and 1/2 a peanut butter cream egg (because the hospital was selling them, and you gotta support your company, right?).

Then in the afternoon between appointments I had a quick snack of about 1.5 oz of Teriyaki Beef Jerky and one of those ACV Drinks I was telling you about in my last post.

What I Ate Wednesday - A day of eats in the life of a Registered Dietitian

Then when I finally got home from work around 7pm and got around to making my own dinner (because of course you have to feed Luna first :-) ), I was really too tired to do anything fancy, and I didn’t feel like I needed a hunk of meat or anything because of the beef jerky I had so I just popped some popcorn in coconut oil and threw some kosher salt on it and called it a day.

What I Ate Wednesday - A day of eats in the life of a Registered Dietitian I also love these Bai5 Drinks. The Brasilia Blueberry is probs my favorite flavor. And of course even though Looney Tunes had already had her dinner, she wanted to share mine as well.  So she got a few kernels of popcorn too :-)

What I Ate Wednesday - A day of eats in the life of a Registered DietitianAnd yes, those are snowmen in the background on my TV stand. I haven’t exactly gotten around to removing my Christmas decorations yet.  My tree is still up….. and…..it’s Easter in less than two weeks.  I know, I know. I’m a little behind the times.  Don’t judge.  In my house it’s Christmas E’RYDAY.

After my popcorn I had two small pieces of dark chocolate (cause you know in my house it’s also dark chocolate E’RYDAY).  I may also have watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (#noshametomygame).

Okay guys. It’s been a long and busy day, and clearly I’m getting dangerously close to delusional, so I’m going to turn off the computer and get ready for a good night’s sleep.

Tell me, what did you eat Wednesday (or any day this week)?
Anything super awesome?
Leave comments and let me know!!!

 

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