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What I ate Monday…

November 16, 2011

I like showing my Mondays for my WIAW for a couple reasons:

1) It shows you all some ideas for packing food for lunch (even though I tend to pack the same thing…) since I have to eat lunch and dinner at school.

2) I can write it on Tuesday and have it ready to go! Haha

So there you go, that’s why you get my Monday eats on What I Ate Wednesday! If you’ve never heard of WIAW, be sure to check it out on Peas and Crayons!

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Before my HIIT workout from Monday, I had half a banana to give me some energy for the gym. When I got home, it was time for breakfast! I made some banana chia oats and then on the side a little bit of Greek yogurt mixed with pumpkin and cinnamon.

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To make the oats, I put 1/3 C oatmeal, 1/3 C water, 1/3 C almond milk and 1 T chia seeds in the saucepan before I left for my workout. This allowed the chia seeds some time to thicken up. By the time I got back, all the liquid had been absorbed!

Then I added another 1/3 C water and heated up the oats. When they were near done, I mixed in a smashed 1/2 banana. Ta da! Very voluminous, delicious and nutritious! You should try adding Chia Seeds to your meals sometimes. They are called a “superfood” and are a great source of Omega 3’s and more easily digested than Flax! Plus they’re fun when they thicken things up…

That morning I was really feeling the “Mondays” so I wasn’t so much in the mood to pack both lunch and dinner… Normally on Wednesday I’ll only pack one meal and let myself buy the other. So I decided to switch Monday and Wednesday this week and buy something for lunch! Apparently I am a creature of habit, because I hit up I Dream of Falafel again! I loved it the first time I went and keep going back! The guy who works the cash register remembers me and knows not to add pita bread to my order! Love them.

I got the salad with chicken and raita sauce… again. It’s a winner. I might try the falafel next time though – mix it up a bit!

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For my afternoon snack, I had packed an apple (un-pictured) and a Bobo’s Oat Bar. I’ve talked about them before, but I love these bars and was so excited when I saw the Whole Foods started carrying them! Now my poor friend who lives in Colorado doesn’t have to send them to me anymore!

However, when I got the link to put into this post, I noticed that they had regular bars… and gluten free bars. Apparently the fact that their package says “wheat free” does not mean that they are gluten free… And now I know why I wasn’t feeling awesome last night. Winning.

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I also got a Kombucha at Whole Foods this weekend to sip on. I actually make these things last all week. Carbonation bothers my stomach and I can’t drink the whole thing, I just sip on a little bit each day! This one is passion fruit… I still like the guava the best.

For dinner, I ate the oat bar and the salad I brought. It was a simple mix of kale, beets, roasted butternut squash and Annie’s Lite Honey Mustard Dressing.

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When I got home from school around 8:30 I was a little hungry (since I had a salad and oat bar at 5:30 before class…) So I decided to make myself a delicious Chocolate Mousse Protein Cupcake!

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Aaaaand then I made a chocolate chip one… It’s like potato chips for other people, you just can’t have one! So delicious.

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If you haven’t tried out these recipes, you MUST! You can also substitute the T of protein powder for 1 or 2 more T of normal flour!

What is something you just can’t have one of??

What is your favorite kind of granola bar?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2011 9:30 am

    When it comes to sweets I definitely just can’t have one! I seriously need to try that chocolate mousse one it just looks SO good!

  2. November 16, 2011 10:51 am

    I love how there’s a lot of greens through out your day. And ended it with chocolate mousse!! Looks delicious.

  3. November 16, 2011 11:01 am

    haha – I can’t just have one spoonful of nut butter! I think my fave granola type bar has to be a bar we have in the UK called a 9 bar, its not oaty but it has loads of seeds and is topped with carob, its delicious 🙂

  4. November 16, 2011 8:20 pm

    yum! those cupcakes look really great!

  5. November 16, 2011 11:21 pm

    Wow, that mousse cupcake looks divine! I’m a big mousse fan, so I’ll be trying this asap! Next week I’m making pumpkin mousse for Thanksgiving, I can’t wait!

  6. November 17, 2011 4:05 am

    Wwll, holy smokes. I’m going to have to try that protein cupcake. I forsure would not be able to have just one. ha! So glad I stumbled on your blog. Love it! 🙂

  7. November 17, 2011 6:57 am

    I never thought of letting the oats and chia seeds soak before cooking them. Great idea!

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