Hiiiiya, how are you on this fine Wednesday?
Today has been a busy one, but a good one. Let’s talk food, shall we? What I Ate Wednesday, Erika style—what I ate on this actual Wednesday which is actually today. Actually.
Before my 8am class, I tied myself over with half a pumpkin spice English muffin with Trader Joe’s cookie butter. Mmmmm.
Also an unpictured cup of coffee because my brain was too tired to remember to take a picture of it. Luckily the coffee helps with that. Thank you, coffee.
After class, a full breakfast was needed and it was a freakin’ delicious one.
I used the high protein Kodiak Cakes mix and added in 2 egg whites, pure pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice.
I topped them with pumpkin spice Jiff Whips and a mixture of:
- Pure pumpkin
- Pure maple syrup
- Pumpkin pie spice
Almost like a pumpkin syrup
Aaaand a few dark chocolate chips for good measure. And happiness. Because chocolate = happiness.
Before my Dam Fit workout at noon, I threw down a few pita chips with hummus.
I ideally like to eat a big meal about 1 1/2-2 hours before a workout and then something small right before.
During Dam Fit we did some agility work, sprints, static lunges, planks, pushups, ridiculous amounts of walking lunges, etc. I like to head straight to the gym after Dam Fit to lift so I fuel with a little somethin’ somethin’ in between. Today was an extra pancake I made during breakfast with a lil’ Trader Joe’s cookie butter.
It fills my need for a little carbs, protein, and fat while not weighing me down during my weight training. Oh, and it’s freakishly delicious. Win. Win. Win.
Brown jasmine rice and Trader Joe’s pesto chicken sausage (sliced thin and cooked until crispy—the best) with the easiest honey mustard dipping sauce.
All you need is (equal parts) honey and mustard.
Crazy, I know.
I unexpectedly had to go to work this afternoon and a slice of pumpkin bread (Trader Joe’s mix) to fuel me through my short shift.
After work, I was haaangry so I cooked up some of my recent obsessions: healthified nachos! Trader Joe’s bake blue corn tortilla chips topped with Trader Joe’s turkey chili, Trader Joe’s ground turkey, Trader Joe’s lite shredded Mexican cheese, and (not Trader Joe’s..gasp) salsa. Mixed veggies on the side.
Ha, can we just take a minute to realize that almost everything I ate today incorporated something from Trader Joe’s? It’s getting a little ridiculous. I never even realize it until I write up these posts and finding myself typing “Trader Joe’s” an absurd amount of times. What can I say, girl’s gotta have her TJ’s.
And now, here I am with some popcorn, typing up this post and not studying for a test I have tomorrow.