Good morning and Happy What I Ate Wednesday. One of the things I love about being an RD is how many different hats I get to wear. Spending a few days a week in a hospital setting feeds one side of my brain, and spending other time working with private clients, writing articles, and playing with recipes feeds another. I thought that this week, I’d give you a look at a day of what I eat on my “food blogger” days.

I’m a freaky morning person by nature. Unless I’m sick or have, like, dating someone new, I almost always wake up early with or without my alarm. I hate laying in bed, so I like to get up and hit the gym or go to an early yoga class.

Desk Breakfast: This particular day, I had a green smoothie while I caught up with Rise clients after yoga. I know you “shouldn’t” eat at your desk, but I actually enjoy it sometimes. Or often. And by “often,” I mean almost every day. We can’t all be perfect. Whatever “perfect” means. That’s a lot of quotation marks for one paragraph that is not dialogue.

green smoothie desk breakfast
Recipe Testing: This particular day, I was testing a few recipes including these pumpkin spice energy balls…pumpkin spice energy bites keeping it real food

and this Gluten-Free Cheerios snack mix. I tasted a tiny bit (aka a small few bites) of each to make sure they didn’t suck. I don’t really like to munch while working, though I drink seltzer and coffee like it’s my job. Helicopter Parent Snack Mix

Desk Lunch: Leftover Pumpkin Ravioli soup and salad—another desk lunch while typing up the recipes above and editing an article draft for YouBeauty.

soup and salad

Snack: Partway through the afternoon, after running some errands, I had a container of plain Greek yogurt with a tablespoon of ground flax and some cinnamon.

Dinner: I made this Rustic Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives in the slow cooker so had a bowl of that over steamed kale plus some toast with babaganoush and roasted eggplant on the side for dinner. I love this recipe. rustic chicken with tomatoes

Snack: A few hours later I got really hungry, so I had some more yogurt with a tablespoon cocoa powder. I added a little cinnamon and stevia and one of the crumbled energy bites from the morning’s recipe test. Sorry for the ugly photo. This is why I don’t attempt legit food photos at night. It’s just not gonna happen.

yogurt with pumpkin spice energy bite

Do you eat at your desk ever? Any favorite recipes you tried recently? 

To see more WIAW from other bloggers, check out founder Jenn’s blog Peas & Crayons.

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