What I Ate Wednesday 1.25.17


It’s Wednesday already! I tend to say things like that when I miss a Tuesday post because missing a post in my  normal schedule really throws me off.

Let’s take a look at what I ate on Monday!


I thought about having an English muffin with peanut butter for breakfast but ultimately went with oatmeal, both before and after my run.

This is the messy, before my run bowl of oatmeal, which always involves banana (and chia seeds cooked in) too. My post-run bowl was equally as ugly only that bowl had frozen blueberries and peanut butter added to the mix.


Shortly after getting my son to school, I packed up my things (as in my computer) and headed over to my friend Dina’s house for the day. We really like to work together at least once a week and Monday’s are usually it.


Dina made us such a nice, big salad for lunch. She even had it ready early for me since she knows I tend to get hungry.


There was watermelon for me too. 🙂



I am completely indifferent to dinner lately. There’s nothing I really feel like eating or cooking although lately I have been in the mood for spicy flavors. I added sriracha to my plate of roasted potato wedges, broccoli and a Dr. Praeger’s veggie burger.



I am still off apples! Isn’t it funny how we can eat the same thing every day for years and then one day, just stop?

Right now, I have no set night-time snack during the week like I did when I lived on apples and peanut butter.

Some nights I make plain popcorn. You know, the kind where you pop the kernels in a brown lunch bag in the microwave? I wrote a post about how to do this SO LONG AGO. Here it is if you missed that popcorn post.


Be sure to check out what everyone else is eating today for WIAW!

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What have you been craving (or not craving) lately?

Do you make microwave popcorn in the brown lunch bag too?

What are you packing for lunch today if you bring your lunch to work?

Dinner At Landmarc NYC (WIAW)


I am slightly short on words today after yesterday’s post. Not because I don’t have what to say, more because the response was so positively overwhelming that I am just sitting here unable to figure out exactly how to say thank you all for being so kind and for recognizing my strength in a situation that was not easy.

It’s funny (here come the words) because that post was not easy to write at first. It took me a few days to figure out how to get my feelings organized (thank you running for helping me do that) but once the post was complete, I felt so much better. Just another reason I love to write and run. Both activities somehow work together to keep me the happily balanced person that I am every day (coffee helps too).

Can we talk about food now? I had lots of good food yesterday after publishing my post!


It may be lighter in the morning lately but not light enough to get a decent picture of my early morning bowl of oatmeal.

I have taken to photographing my oatmeal right outside my front door this week to see if it makes a difference but I am pretty sure all it’s doing is making the neighbors think that the blonde girl who runs every morning in circles without saying hello is not only unfriendly, but weird now too.


You know how I love my Healthy Skoop, right? I received their new Plant-Based All-In-One Nutritional Shake in both the chocolate and vanilla flavors and have been busy playing around with it. Watch for a giveaway soon!

Healthy Skoop Green Smoothie

In the smoothie mix:

  • Cold, cooked oatmeal
  • Frozen banana
  • 1 scoop of Skoop
  • Handful of spinach
  • Peanut butter
  • Almond milk

Changing up the coffee location this week from Panera to Starbucks. We won’t talk about the red cup debate but I think it could use a snowflake or something. My friend Meaghan said she would give me some stickers to decorate my cup if it would make me happy.

starbucks red cup

I tend to eat things on repeat so this week it’s been Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers with roasted rainbow carrots and roasted cauliflower for lunch.

Dr. Praeger's Veggie Burger

Watermelon has been needed lately even though we technically aren’t in watermelon season anymore. It just quenches my thirst the best so I ate this container while in the grocery store before I even got up to the register.


Dinner in the city last night at Landmarc because every divorcee should celebrate their former wedding day in high style.


Manhattan at sundown; I love my city.

Landmarc has lots of vegetarian options so I went with the farro and roasted seasonal vegetables after a salad which is unpictured.

I will now be heading to Trader Joe’s today for a package of farro because it was unbelievable and must be replicated tonight.

dinner at landmarc

I did not get great pictures but we also had a special side dish which included roasted kale sprouts with dried cranberries and toasted almonds.

dinner at landmarc

Of course we had dessert but I was way too excited to take a picture when they brought over the tray which included one of each dessert from the menu.

Here’s what I had:

landmarc dessert menu

It’s always nice when they include desserts like lemon tart or tiramisu because it leaves something on the tray for the other people with me to eat as I really don’t care for either. But I tasted those anyway while polishing off the rest 🙂

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Be sure to check out what everyone else is eating today!


Are you a fan of farro? How do you like to prepare it?

Which desserts from the dessert menu would you have looked forward to eating?

What have you been eating for lunch lately?


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