Happy Wednesday friends!
It’s that time of the week where we gawk at other people’s food. It’s kind of weird, no? I really don’t think my food is all that interesting. In fact, I think it’s rather normal and boring. But anywho, I like to share since I always get the question, “What is that?” and “Did you make that?”
My original plan for this week’s WIAW was to show you all the yummy food I ate to refuel my hard working muscles after running Smuttynose Half Marathon on Sunday. In the past, I’ve been a ravenous beast within a few hours of the race. I couldn’t eat enough! Not so much this time…
Post race, I choked down a few bites of a PowerBar that was given out at the finish line. It was awful but I didn’t have many other options. On the ride home, I started feeling nauseous and my tummy was feeling off. Needless to say for the next 2 hours I was planted on the couch trying to at least drink some water to rehydrate and to keep everything down. The rest of the day, I nibbled on a few little things until I started to feel better. So, no celebratory dinner for me this time!
Instead of seeing a picture of water and crackers, I give you what I ate on Tuesday.It’s much more appealing in my opinion.
I was starving after my morning run with my new running buddy (yay! More on that later this week) so I was super excited when I saw the bottom of my almond butter jar when I went to make my breakfast. Perfect timing for OIAJ! No time for pictures. Oatmeal get in my belly! I seriously could eat oatmeal every day for breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner. Is it the actual oats or the nut butter? Hmmmm…whatever it is it makes me happy!
The spooky snack monster came around mid morning. Green PB Dip and Sunflower Seed Coconut Crackers. The Green PB Dip would be perfect for a Halloween Party, no? Pass it off as moldy brains or something…hmmmm. Later in the afternoon there was another snack attack.
No recovery was needed. I just wanted something with pumpkin! 😉
For lunch, I made a Mahi Mahi Burger that I recently picked up from Trader Joe’s. Can I just tell you how much I love having it just down the street now! I should add that to my happy list. 😉
I topped the burger off with red onions, shredded carrots, Claussen pickles (the BEST pickles), and salsa. Red grapes on the side. I think I ate my weight in grapes while waiting for the burger to cook. Sometimes they just hit the spot.
This is the first week of the Meal Planning Challenge. It’s going well. I switched some of the recipes around to different days just because Buddha’s Delight sounded really good for dinner on Tuesday and we didn’t do take out on Sunday.
I found a recipe for Buddha’s Delight years ago from Cooking Light. Prior to making it, I never had heard of it. We don’t eat tofu all that often but this recipe is perfect with it. The sauce is a little bland if you follow the directions exactly so I add more ginger and garlic for extra taste.
Obviously, I’m feeling much better. Oh, and I won’t be eating a Power Bar anytime soon. Blech!
Head on over to Peas and Carrots for more WIAW food gawking!