Happy Wednesday! It’s that day of the week where we do a little dietary “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.” So let’s get this What I Ate Wednesday link-up party started, shall we?
So I mentioned the other day that through the month of August, I’ll be posting my breakfast on social media. If you want to join in, tag me on your own post! Part of why I decided to do that was to get a look for myself at how often I eat breakfast while working at my desk. I’m trying to train myself to have a little more of a life or find places in my day to add a little downtime, so I’m curious to see.
I used to eat breakfast at my desk all the time when I was working more at the hospital where I’m a per diem RD. The past year has brought some interesting shifts (and I keep forgetting it’s only August, so I can only imagine what else 2015 will bring), but one of the perks to having a weird schedule has been more time to eat breakfast at home, even on clinical days. It’s a small thing, but I think having that time to myself before dashing out the door in the morning has been key to helping me stay calm even when things are chaotic.
Some days, of course, it just makes more sense to bring your breakfast to-go. This past Saturday, I did just that. I actually kind of like working per diem Saturday shifts now and then, and I also like to bring a nice breakfast and lunch so I have tasty things to keep me going. So the work part of the day looked like this:
Breakfast: Berry Cheesecake Power Bowl (made with 2% plain Fage)–stupidest recipe name ever, and I really want to change it, but I haven’t come up with anything better than “elaborate yogurt mess.”
Lunch: Arugula & red cabbage salad with roused veggies, andouille chicken sausage, and a vinaigrette dressing
Snacks: A Fiber d’Lish bar (I thought they were called Fiberlove bars—looks like someone’s been busy rebranding); a quick kefir & frozen banana & cocoa powder smoothie when I got home, topped with a little cereal
Maybe this is a weird dietitian/food blogger thing, but cooking is one of my favorite ways to unwind. All day Saturday, I couldn’t wait to get home and play mad scientist in the kitchen. I had fun playing around with a frittata recipe featuring Brightcore Nutrition’s TrueFood Supplement—review and recipe coming soon!
After cleaning and taking a little walk to enjoy the gorgeous weather, I made a baked ginger-peach dessert thing I’m still working on and topped it with a scoop of Siggi’s vanilla yogurt. Who needs ice cream when you’ve got Siggi’s? It was so good.
How do you unwind after work?
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