This is another busy, 6-day work week for me! Knowing this ahead of time, I actually did some food prep on Sunday so I wouldn’t be scrambling to find meals. I rarely take the time to do this, so it was awesome to actually have meals ready to go come Monday.
Since I prepped some stuff, most of my meals have been the same Monday and Tuesday, but for today’s What I Ate Wednesday, I’ll be showing you my meals from Monday. Thanks to Jenn for hosting!
Eggs! I got some glorious, farm-raised and local eggs at the farmer’s market on Saturday. I cooked them up with some roasted potatoes and veggies (mushrooms, spinach, and peppers) that I’d chopped the day before. Breakfast was served with a cup of coffee (and I poured another one for the road!).
I’m trying to get plenty of veggies in this week, so I packed myself a little snack pack. I felt like a kindergartener at first, but the feeling passed when I patted myself on the back for my uber-prepared-ness.
My snack pack consisted of sliced cucumber, baby carrots, a Greek yogurt spinach and kale dip from Trader Joe’s (the best!), and some mixed nuts (also from TJs).
Either from hunger or just general excitement about my snacks, I finished the whole thing by 10:00 AM. Luckily, I had a lot of meetings that kept me from taking an actual lunch break until almost 2:30. Otherwise I would’ve eaten everything before 11:00. And that would’ve made for a very grouchy Kelly by 4:00.
For lunch I ate a pre-made salad that I also prepped on Sunday. Starting in the bottom of the container, I layered: Greek yogurt feta dressing (TJs), chopped mixed veggies (pre-chopped by chef Trader Joe, and totally worth the $2.99), chopped cucumber, grilled chicken breast meat, roasted sweet potato, chopped spinach, and feta cheese. Shake it all up and you have yourself a tasty lunch!
Dinner was leftovers. I made a baked penne with meat sauce on Sunday. I made the meat sauce from scratch with farm-raised ground beef from the farmer’s market, several veggies (mushrooms, onions, peppers), roasted tomatoes, tomato sauce, and spices (oregano, thyme, basil, red pepper). Served with plenty of mozzarella cheese on top.
In case you’re wondering from that picture- yes, I did put extra cheese on top of my cheese. I’m not entirely sure why I thought I needed it, I just did. And that’s that. And finally, because I also needed it for unknown reasons, I had 3 glasses of red wine.
And that’s my day in a nutshell! I realized that even in the few times I’ve done a WIAW post, I’ve never posted one that didn’t include wine…..I think I should feel weird about that, but I don’t.
As I mentioned, this is a busy week. I’ve got work in the office this morning, then I’m headed up to northern VA to speak on a college panel tonight. This basically consists of sitting on stage, saying a few words about myself, then answering some questions about how to apply to colleges. I’m literally the fastest talker on these college panels, yet they keep inviting me back, so I must do something right. Since several other university reps will also be there, many of my answers are usually, “I concur,” or “What UVA said.” Ah, the things they pay me for!
My little trip up the state includes an overnight stay, so I’ve packed my gym clothes so I can get a workout in. I’m looking forward to getting out of the office and away from the craziness for a day. Hope you all have a good one!
What’s the best thing you’ve eaten this week?
Did you do any food prep for the week?
What’s the best part of your job? What IS your job, for that matter? A lot of other bloggers don’t really talk about their work, but I’m a total workaholic, so that stuff interests me.