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WIAW–Memo Fueling Style

April 18, 2012

Hey everyone, it’s WEDNESDAY! That means we are halfway through the week! That also means my memo for Legal Writing is due TOMORROW. Ahhhh, do you ever have papers or projects that are just painful to do? Like you’ll do anything to avoid sitting down and working on it? That’s what this memo is to me right now… But I’m working, and it will get done!

So, as many of you know, Wednesday means another installment of What I Ate Wednesday! If you are new to WIAW, head over to Peas and Crayons to learn more about it and see all the other blogs that are participating this week!

Peas and Crayons

For breakfast I really couldn’t figure out what I wanted, but finally decided on some apple cinnamon oats! I mixed 1/3 C oats with 2/3 cup water and 1/2 T of chia seeds. I heated that until it started bubbling and then turned off the heat and covered the pot. After getting ready and posting my blog, I came back to it and the chia seeds had soaked up the water – volume! I added more water and heated it up again. Then I mixed in cinnamon and 2 egg whites (mix well when you put in the egg whites!) I also added in half a chopped apple. I served up the oats and then added the rest of the apple and some almond butter. It was so good! I’m loving the apple cinnamon, even though it seems a little out of season!

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I got to school earlier than usual (yay for fast buses! finally!) so I stopped at Argo Tea on my way and got my favorite: Ginger Peach tea. So good!

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After class I headed straight to a doctor’s appointment, which was pretty quick and easy and then I headed home for some lunch and to get work done!

So I was a little in my own world when I got back from my Dr. Apt and completely forgot to take a picture of lunch #1! I knew I’d be working a lot on my memo (law school version of paper) and that I’d be snacky, so I decided to just have smaller meals throughout the day rather than a big lunch and expect myself to not want to snack later…

First I made some carrot fries (as seen below) and I also made eggplant fries! They aren’t so much like fries… really just roasted eggplant. But I love them! Both topped with garlic powder and a little sea salt and served with ketchup.

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I was going to have some yogurt with them (for protein) but the eggplant really filled me up quickly so I decided to wait a bit until I was hungry again and get some work done in the meantime!

And…. duh I was hungry again not long after. Lunch #2 included chobani yogurt with some chia seeds and a little milk mixed in (set in the fridge for 30 min, but wish I’d done it longer) and some protein powder mixed with cocoa (also a rice cake, un pictured to use the extra chocolate sauce since the yogurt wasn’t as thick as I’d hoped).

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Haha I said I’d be snacking all day! Lunch #3 is some steamed broccoli slaw with marinara sauce and nutritional yeast (I was weirdly craving veggies…) and some popcorn! I finally got some brown paper bags and I’m working on perfecting my popping, still getting a lot of burnt popcorn…

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Pre-workout snack was a rice cake topped with 1/2 banana mixed with 1/2 T almond butter (heated to mash it up). This was SO GOOD. Although it made the rice cake mushy, so it would have been better on a slice of bread, oh well, next time!

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I finally got everything but the intro and conclusion written (yes, we’re supposed to write the intro last) so I took a mental break for a bit (i.e. read blogs) and then headed to the gym! I got there later than I usually do (about 5:30) so it was pretty packed! By the time I got home I was ready for dinner, and already knew exactly what I was going to make!

I made 1/3 C oats with almond milk and water, and 1/2 T ground flax. I mixed in garlic powder and nutritional yeast. I mixed in peas to the oats and then topped the dish with a “fried” egg!

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It was DELICIOUS!!! Ahhhh so good!

For dessert, I had a spoonful (or two…) of this new peanut butter I got!

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I really liked their cinnamon raisin, so I wanted to try the maple! It was pretty good!


Do you ever have days that you snack through rather than eat normal meals?

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten recently?

47 Comments leave one →
  1. April 18, 2012 6:32 am

    Haha, funnily enough I’ve just blogged a bit about that, I usually ‘graze’ all day when I’m at home working but I don’t like to do that as I never feel satisfied so prefer more ‘meals’. Your snacks look fantastic though! I love that maple pb!

    • April 18, 2012 1:57 pm

      My stomach tends to bloat up if I eat a big meal, so the snacking works a lot better for me, I wish I could do it every day!

  2. Olivia permalink
    April 18, 2012 6:42 am

    omg the maple! i found their cinn raisin good but got tired of it! haha

  3. April 18, 2012 6:48 am

    I’m going to have to try that dinner later this week! Looks yummy!

  4. April 18, 2012 6:51 am

    That maple looks soooo good!

  5. April 18, 2012 7:21 am

    mmm I love the mighty maple flavor! I think the cinnamon raisin is still my favorite though!

  6. April 18, 2012 7:50 am

    Carrots are one thing I’ve never made into “fries”. I’m a popcorn fiend recently! 🙂

  7. April 18, 2012 8:21 am

    I definitely have “snack only” days instead of “3 regular meals” days all the time, especially when I was in school. Sometimes our schedules just don’t allow for a structured meal.

    • April 18, 2012 1:53 pm

      definitely, I always have to eat snacks during school because I can’t have lunch until 1:30 and I eat breakfast at 7:30!

  8. April 18, 2012 8:34 am

    I’m like you, if I know I have a lot of work to do I plan smaller, more snacky meals throughout the day. Otherwise, I’ll eat a normal sized lunch and continue to snack- not good!

  9. April 18, 2012 8:48 am

    yum! so many good looking eats! i have some broccoli slaw i need to use asap, so i’ll have to try out your idea with the marinara and nutritional yeast – sounds yummy!

  10. April 18, 2012 9:03 am

    Love the look of the carrot fries! I am super jealous of your delicious eats!! 🙂

  11. April 18, 2012 9:04 am

    Best thing I’ve had recently- hmmmm…. Bison burger! It was so good! And I had it with a strawberry blonde ale. Mouth is watering now.

    Carrot fries- never thought of it before- I will definitely be trying it for lunch (any other carrot ideas? I just bought a redic-huge bag of them)

    • April 18, 2012 1:52 pm

      Oooo I love bison burgers!!! They are much healthier too! And I chop up carrots, steam them, and put them in tons of things like stir-fries or pasta or salads!

  12. April 18, 2012 9:33 am

    My stomach acid is very low so I cant eat more than 200 or 250g at one meal, in this case I have to eat evry two hours small protions, it works so far and you can say that I snack all day long 🙂 I take one big lunch at work but I will eat twice from eat 🙂

  13. April 18, 2012 11:17 am

    Yummy-looking eats! Way to eat so many veggies!

    Yummy thing I ate recently….hmmmm, my sweet potato fries and chocolate milk (not together, of course. hah)

  14. April 18, 2012 11:24 am

    Those carrot fries are all over the blog world lately! Good luck on finishing your memo. 🙂

  15. Kammie permalink
    April 18, 2012 11:46 am

    OMG amazing. And the carrot fries… I want some!!

  16. April 18, 2012 11:47 am

    I need to try carrot fires for myself, I have been seeing all over lately 🙂 That PB is pretty magical, good choice haha… good luck with the work!

  17. April 18, 2012 12:46 pm

    I made carrot fries yesterday too – so good!

  18. fitphilanthropist permalink
    April 18, 2012 2:27 pm

    1) I probably snack through my meals once a week. Sometimes you just want the chance to eat ALL day (even if you’re eating the equivalent of what you’d eat if you were “mealing”).

    2) The best thing I ate recently was last night’s dinner! It was absolutely phenomenal! (If I do say so myself 😉 ) I cooked rare tuna steaks with an amazing buckwheat & edemame salad. Om nom nom! Check today’s blog (to be released later today) to learn more about last night’s dinner!

    • April 18, 2012 6:15 pm

      oh gosh, your dinner sounds amazing! Haha you should do WIAW, I’d love to see some of your recipes!

  19. April 18, 2012 2:36 pm

    I’ve never made carrot fries– they look delish! The best thing I’ve eaten lately was homemade cinammon rolls. They smelled almost as amazing as they tasted

  20. April 18, 2012 6:31 pm

    Weekends frequently turn into snacking days for me 🙂

    P.S. I am catching up on blog posts, and I am so impressed (and kind of jealous) that you got free froyo for a year! That’s amazing. And I LOVE your list about why you are awesome. They are all true – and I love “Molly thinks I’m awesome.” When I come home and see how excited my pup is to see me it makes me feel wonderful and loved 🙂 Taking the time to reflect on what we love about ourselves is so important!

    • April 18, 2012 8:02 pm

      Hahaha well if molly thinks I’m awesome then I know it’s true! And you are so right, I love that feeling when a dog is so excited to see you!

  21. April 18, 2012 6:32 pm

    I’ve tried the white chocolate wonderful and dark chocolate dreams and both were awesome, I really want to try Bee’s Knees and Maple next!

  22. April 18, 2012 8:30 pm

    Smooshed, heated bananas are the best topping! I love them on bagels or waffles 🙂

  23. April 19, 2012 6:14 am

    I have looked for that version of PB & Co for years and can never find it. I bet it is soooo good!

  24. April 19, 2012 6:59 pm

    I am totally putting your oatmeal pea “risotto” dish with the egg soon. It looks great!

    • April 19, 2012 7:40 pm

      I actually had it for breakfast today, with some zucchini added in – I was craving something savory. So good!

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