WIAW Good Habits #3

I missed week two of Jenn’s weekly linkup, but I am back with my eats and some recipes. Thanks to Jenn for hosting!


Breakfast @ 7:00am

Warm oats are ba-ack! It was chilly this morning, so I fell back into this healthy fall habit. In the mix: 1/2 cup oats, 1 1/2 cup water, spoonful of chia seeds, a banana, half a scoop of Plant Fusion protein powder, a splash of coconut milk, and a little peanut butter. Quite the concoction!

Lunch @ 11:45am

Last week, Jenna posted a recipe for meat sauce, and it made my mouth water. I have never made spaghetti sauce from scratch like this, and it sounded like a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. It turned out awesome! Everything I have ever made from Jenna’s blog is fantastic, and I want to read her book. Anyways, today, for the second day in a row, I had it for lunch. For a little sweetness, I ate a nectarine and then a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup.

Snack @ 4:15pm

After school every Tuesday, I run three miles with a few teachers, and this pumpkin muffin was my post-workout snack. My running/carpooling/teaching friend used this recipe but only used one cup of sugar (three cups is a CRAZY amount) and a half cup of applesauce and a half cup of oil.

Before heading home, I worked up an appetite doing domestic crap like picking up clothes from the dry cleaners and swinging by the grocery store. That muffin was not holding me over until dinner, so I polished off the last half cup of vanilla chocolate chunk Chobani.

Dinner @ 7:15pm

Brody chose tacos over fajitas. I made a big old taco salad – yah for veggies! Actually, I kind of forgot there were vegetables in Jenna’s meat sauce. I didn’t do too bad on the veggie-front today. Later on I also had a handful of green grapes and some chocolate chips with sunflower seed butter.

That’s all for now. See you soon!

What is your go to blog or website for recipes?
What good habits have you fallen back into?

Scrambled Oats?

Sad news. Taco Tuesday did not happen. We didn’t have any cheese. I offered to drive to Target (which is only a mile from our house), but Brody said I didn’t need to. He was feeling crappy yesterday with sinus pressure and a headache and said he wasn’t hungry anyways. Taco Wednesday doesn’t have a nice ring to it, but it will have to do.

This morning I “slept in” until 5:45am (Wednesdays have become my rest days), but actually I woke up about ten minutes before my alarm went off. I ended up dozing off a little again and then waking up one minute before my phone alarm went off. While most people probably do not like waking up earlier than their alarm, I love it. My body is saying it is ready; it also means I was not in the middle of a sleep cycle (which makes you groggy to wake up out of).

I was excited to not have to wash my hair (because of sweat) and to make hot oats for breakfast. Overnight oats hit the spot, but sometimes a girl needs something warm in the morning. A few bloggers have mentioned including an egg white in their oats for a little added protein. Once my oats were cooking in the water and almond milk, I mixed in the egg white. Hmmm…it kind of scrambled. I think maybe the trick is to heat everything at the same time. The texture was about the same, and it didn’t taste “eggy.” It just looked a little strange.

Can you see the bits of white? Although it wasn’t the prettiest breakfast, it sure held me over. I wasn’t hungry at all during my prep period, so I skipped my string cheese snack. Normally the hunger pangs start to hit around 11:00am, but today I felt nothing. I wasn’t even especially hungry for lunch at 12:45pm and ate less than I normally do. Maybe I should start eating an hard boiled egg white every morning with my overnight oats.

Because of my smaller lunch, I was quite hungry by the time I got home. I feasted on some Costco purchased cottage cheese, berries, and honey.


Per Bridget’s concern, I am trying to avoid fake sugar. Thanks for looking out for me Friend! I also had a small handful of barbecue Popchips.

I have kind of been in a funk (mainly teaching related) for the last two days. Well, I think it is gone – yah! I received a sweet email from a colleague and then a student from last semester stopped by to give me a doughnut. Awww. It was her birthday and she brought doughnuts for her first hour class. There was an extra and she brought it to me! I enjoyed a small chunk and left the rest in the break room off the library for someone to eat. (If you think leaving partially eaten food is weird, my coworkers must not because it was gone by lunch….and I used a knife not my teeth when I took my portion.)

Now I am off to the dog park and Target for cheese, and maybe spinach, oohh, and maybe some flavored coffee….

How do you snap out of a work-related funk?
What breakfast keeps you full until lunch?
What items do you unnecessarily buy at Target?