Happy What I Ate Wednesday. How’s your week going? If you’ve been with me a while, you know that every Wednesday, I join this weekly link-up where bloggers share a day in the life in food diary form.

I’ve been trying to get a handle on work-life balance recently, but with very mixed success. A few Saturdays ago, I was working a shift at the hospital, NBD. I had it in my head that after clocking out, I’d go home and spend a night in with Netflix and rest up. My Sunday plans involved catching a morning yoga class and doing some food prep before going to a friend’s baby shower/pre-parenthood party at 3 pm Sunday.

Well! Around 2:15 Saturday, as I was in the middle of charting, another friend who was going to the baby shower texted saying she’d see me soon.

“Wait, you mean tomorrow?” I wrote back.

Nope. Turned out the party was starting in less than an hour. Whoops. So, after texting the hostess to let her know what was up, I wrapped up my workday and busted ass to get downtown to said party. When I checked my calendar, I saw I had the event written down on Saturday and Sunday. Somehow I’d just gotten Sunday stuck in my head. Oh well. I was a little embarrassed, but it was a teachable moment. Lesson: Slow the f*** down so you don’t accidentally miss your friend’s baby shower.

On the plus side, I was able to take Sunday at my own pace. It was a deliciously quiet, restorative day. I also found I was wicked hungry. Here’s a look at what I ate as I recouped and regrouped.

Breakfast: Chocolate zucchini bread oats in an almost-empty peanut butter jar

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Lunch: Salad with leftover veggies, hard-boiled egg, and avocado toast on the side. Sesame seeds are my new favorite toast-topping.

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Snack: I made a batch of cheesecake-inspired yogurt snack (combo of Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, coconut flour, and vanilla) and had some with a tablespoon each of the Barlean’s flax-chia-coconut mixture and PB2 mixed in.  I added blueberries and raspberry jam on top.

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Partway through the afternoon, I had a lavender kombucha (my favorite mocktail).

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Dinner: Spaghetti squash with cabbage, mushrooms, and tempeh. I sprinkled sesame seeds on top. This photo is ugly, but the meal was delicious. I’m obsessed with tempeh lately.

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Snack: A sliced banana with some plain yogurt mixed with cocoa powder. I drizzled about 1/4 teaspoon of peanut butter on top—certain times of the month, I totally get food cravings, usually peanut butter and yogurt, so there you go.

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Have you ever gotten the date of an event wrong? What foods are you loving lately? 

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