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

chocolate zucchini bread oats in a jar

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

salad and avo toast

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.

PB & J yogurt

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

lavender kombucha

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.

tempeh and cabbage bowl

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.

banana with chocolate yogurt

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

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