Iced coffee, less blow dryer usage, flip flops, driving with the window down, patios…
I LOVE THIS WEATHER.
This week’s What I Ate Wednesday, presented by the lovely Jenn at Peas and Crayons, was eaten almost entirely outside.
impatiently waiting for the warm weather to arrive. It finally got here on the weekend and I took full advantage.
I don’t usually eat before I go to the gym. I know, not the best habit. But either I feel sick when I do that or I’d have to wake up at 4AM for the meal to digest enough before I head to the gym. But Sunday morning (the day I’m featuring in today’s post) I woke up starving. I needed a little somethin’ somethin’ before I left for my workout. So I had an apple and a clementine – so cute – on my balcony.
After completing a hilly 8 mile stationary bike ride and lots of arm work (read: I felt like jello with a heartbeat), I made breakfast. I used two Nature’s Path Flax Plus with Figs waffles, topped with sliced turkey and poached eggs. If given the choice, I will always pick the style of egg with the runniest yolk. Poached, sunny side up, over easy. If the yolk runs, I’m in I took advantage of the weather again and ate it on my balcony, with the latest issue of Cosmo alongside.
Lunch was quick and easy. I whipped up a simple tuna salad (tuna + Greek yogurt), and then added sliced green pepper and nutritional yeast. I threw it all into a spinach tortilla, and taaa daaa. I didn’t eat all of this outside … but I did wander outside while I was on my last couple of bites. It counts, right?
Up until Sunday, I hadn’t had Starbucks in months. Not sure why, I had just fallen out of the routine of going every Monday morning before work (a money saver, coincidentally). But after my massage appointment, I had an immense craving. Iced green tea, unsweetened. Venti. Delicious.
And my last meal of the day on Sunday was eaten on a patio. I told you I was soaking up as much of the great outdoors as I could! I picked up one of my best friends and we headed to the only open patio in town. I had chicken taco salad with romaine lettuce, corn, black beans, tomatoes, green onions, cheddar and Monterey Jack. I think it was just a ranch dressing on top, but I don’t remember exactly. My friend had a pulled pork sandwich … he said it was good. I don’t even think I looked at his plate because I was starved. I had one focus, and one focus only. That salad. And it was good.
There you have it! The outdoor edition of WIAW. Have a wonderful day, and make sure to check out some other posts. They always look great!