Hey, hey, hey! 😀
Hope everyone’s having a beautiful day! Everything’s just peachy in my neck of the woods, but I do have one tiny, little complaint… Now, I’m not usually one to gripe about the weather, but I just have to get it out of my system before I can go on. June… you’re sucking big time. More sun. Less cloud. Kay? Thanks.
Now we can get the party started. It is, after all, everybody’s favorite day of the week!
Wednesdays start out the same as any other day, with tea, coffee…
… and breakfast…
Breakfast wasn’t a lonesome banana; if it were, you can bet that I’d be a Starvin’ Marvin after about half an hour. But can we just talk about the size of that sucker for a sec? I don’t know what they’re feeding these buggers, but this thing was huge – two bananas worth at least.
That being the case, only half of the monster banana went into this morning’s actual breakfast…
Eggy, banana-fied steel cut oats with fresh strawberries and Cacao Bliss.
… while the other half went into today’s lunch. But we’ll get to that in a sec, because before lunch came some deee-licious mid-morning snacking.
Strawberry Greek yogurt; Coconut Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie
Can someone please tell me how people make it from meal to meal without snacking in between? It seems like no matter how much or what I eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I’m always hungry a couple of hours later. Like clockwork. This constant hunger used to make me really uncomfortable, but now? Now I actually love it, to the point where I start getting worried if my hunger doesn’t kick in on time. Not only does it mean that I have the metabolism of a cheetah, but I get to enjoy more good food. Win, win 😀
But where was I? Ahh, yes.
Second breakfast Lunch time…
… where the other half of this morning’s monster banana made an appearance as part of a vanilla tofu protein pudding. Alongside that gem we have a lovely bowl of Greek yogurt with trail mix, Kashi Honey Sunshine, and puffed wheat. Yes, I’m still doing the whole breakfast for lunch deal pretty much every day. I love it. At this point, I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to go back to lunch-like lunches…
BUT, let’s go back to the topic of monsters for a sec. In addition to enjoying breakfast [at least] twice a day, I also enjoy a salad beast [at least] once a day. You know… to get some veggies in. And because I honestly do love them. But you have to realize that when I say salad beast, I mean salad beast…
I put my salad bowl next to my iPhone so you can get a better idea of where I’m coming from. But yeah… crazy how I can pack away all that veggie goodness without so much as blinking an eye. What can I say? I’m a lean, mean, veggie eating machine. But there are only so many veggies you can eat in a day, right? I mean, you gotta leave room for dessert…
Melty Coconut Bliss Dark Chocolate Bar
I am indeed a plate licker. No shame. What would be a shame would be leaving any bit of that delicious goodness uneaten. So, I grab that plate with both hands and lick to my heart’s content. Not only does it make me feel like I’m 10 years old again, but it saves me the trouble of washing the dishes…
The plates do get washed properly around here, so don’t be afraid to come over to my place for dinner. And speaking of dinner, tonight’s was definitely a good one…
It was also a whole one. But I was hungry, got a little over-excited, and dug in before taking a proper picture. Don’t worry, I learned my lesson – my burnt tongue is not too happy with me right now. But I have a feeling it’ll forgive me when snack time rolls around…
I don’t usually include my nightly noshings in these WIAW posts because I publish them just after dinner, which means that I haven’t yet eaten my nightly snack… but here’s one from last night, just to end things on a sweet note. Enjoy your night, loves!
Banana smoothie made from 1 frozen banana, 1 Tbsp. almond butter, and ~¼ cup of almond milk; topped with puffed wheat and trail mix.
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Do you snack between meals?
Are you a bowl/plate licker too?
Do you have a hard time getting your daily veggies in?
And p.s., we better hear how your date went missy 😉
I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and really enjoy it! Thank you for sharing everything you’ve been going through, I’m kind of going through some re-feeding with a nutritionist and appreciate knowing there are other bloggies out there who are/have gone through the same thing!
I’m working on getting my blog up and running, I’ve got to find time to devote to it but you can check out what I’ve got so far if you’re interested 🙂
I wanted to comment on something you said in your post–I’m someone who likes to snack between meals. Unfortunately, with my new job for the summer, I have to go from 6:00 am-11:30am without a snack! I have a good full breakfast but wish I could have that snack in between! LOVE snacks!
I usually have an afternoon snack but not a morning snack. I can easily roll from breakfast to lunch without anything in between but not lunch and dinner. I always have the muchines around 3:00 in the afternoon. That pumpkin hummus tortilla pizza looks incredible!
Yes of course I snack – 3 + times daily.
i normally only have veggies at dinner, cause lunch i tend to stick to sweet breakfasty things.
But i’m sure I get my fair share. 🙂
I just tried coca butter for the first time and it was so so good! I had it with some peanut butter and I was in heaven!
I love Hot Cinnamon Spice tea – I think I used to drink more than three cups daily, until I realized how expensive my habit was!
There is no way I could make it from meal to meal without a snack (or snackS) – I am pretty much constantly eating! If I didn’t snack, then I’d probably just eat 6 meals – I’m always hungry!
Amanda @ Running with Spoons
Haha it definitely IS an expensive habit, but I can’t help myself. I try to limit myself to two cups a day, though. One in the morning, and one to get me through the afternoon when the slump hits.
I always snack between meals and I always have a snack or two before bed at night.
I usually don’t have any problems getting my veggies in – one huge veggie bowl and I’m set for the day! 🙂
I need to learn to snack more! The only time I really snack is at night after dinner… but I need to start squeezing in an afternoon snack, too. A morning snack is all but impossible though, considering I usually eat breakfast around 9 AM and take a couple hours to digest before my workout, and then I have lunch right after… I’m actively trying to figure out how to squeeze all I want/need to eat into my day!
I used to be totally uncomfortable snacking and always feel like I was eating too much. I’ve gotten a lot better about this and I love your blog cause it makes me realize that it’s okay to snack and have what your body wants when it is asking for it! Like you said, being hungry between meals is just a sign that your metabolism is working fast.
I’m a shameless bowl/plate/spoon licker too! Especailly when I bake 🙂