Somebody has been slacking when it comes to joining Jenn’s WIAW editions, and I don’t have the slightest idea of who that might be. I just realized today that the latest What I Ate Wednesday series has to do with keeping it green and healthy. I was pretty excited about that because I’m all for healthy eating and getting in as many vegetables in our bodies as possible! But let’s remember that in the end, the definition of being healthy means that moderation and holistic health are far more important than obsessing about eating 100% clean. Sure, I believe that there’s a time and place for going 100% “clean” with our eating habits for various personal reasons, and after all, it is a good way to keep our bodies cleansed from time to time, but enjoying the small things in life like these devilishly cute cupcakes every now and then is healthy for both mind and soul.
What’s the point of striving for health if we can’t let ourselves have some fun while we’re at it, right? And these cupcakes? I’ll get to them in a minute.
As it turns out, I finally gave in to everyone’s advice and got myself a Snoogle pillow last weekend. I have to be honest and say that for the most part it has been doing wonders for my sleep and I was able to catch up on some zzzzz’s for at least 2 nights in a row. However, last night was a whole different story. As with everything else that I’ve been blaming on my pregnancy hormones, I’m also blaming those same hormones for my tossing and turning and getting merely 2 hours of sleep last night—maybe 3 hours, but that’s about it. If you saw me at work today you would have been kind of worried for me, haha. But I just kept praying and pressing on for physical and mental strength because I knew I couldn’t do it on my own.
Particularly grapefruit juice! Last week I scored some big honkin’, juicy grapefruits at the Filipino market where they were on sale at 3 for $1! Mmm-hmmm.
Luckily I was being quite the planner last night despite my type AB personality. I whipped up a creamy bowl of overnight oats and started cooking some chicken in the crockpot. Now, you have to give me some credit for doing all this because I’m far from being a planner and I SO wish that I was more of an A-type individual.
The oatmeal bowl consisted of:
- 1/3 C oats
- splash of milk+water
- chia seeds
- mashed banana
- frozen blueberries
- Artisana coconut butter
- peanut butter+Greg’s Reese’s cereal
I always pack my lunch whenever I go to work because it saves me money and allows me to consume as many vegetables as possible.
I had a little bit of Chipotle leftovers from another day, so I mixed it with some roasted brussel sprouts, tomatoes, avocado, and gouda cheese. It was such a satisfying and heart-healthy meal!
And since my favorite cupcake shop is located just about two blocks away from work, I stopped by to try their key lime and s’mores cupcake. I had a few bites of each and took the rest home for Greg.
I’ve got three words for you guys—they were amazing! The key lime wasn’t as strong as I’d like it to be, but it was still finger lickin’ good.
By the time that 4 o’clock rolled around, I was pretty hungry so I refueled myself with Chobani’s new pear flavor.
I mentioned yesterday that our 1 year anniversary is coming up this weekend, and if you recall the time that we came back from our honeymoon in Kauai, I wasted no time in remaking the most amazing quesadilla ever, which is what I ordered at one of the restaurants and have been dreaming of since! Lately the more I think about our anniversary, the more I miss those pulled chicken quesadillas, so I used this recipe last night to make the pulled chicken in the crock pot. Dinner came together in a flash tonight after I was done with work thanks to the crock pot,because all I had to do was warm up some tortillas on the skillet, toss in some cheddar along with the meat, flatten, flip, and voila! And of course, we had to have some guacamole to top it off. I was quite proud of all the energy I had since I was even able to make some more for the young people at church, yay!
I hope you have a beautiful day guys and keep it cool!
Have you been adopting the ‘moderation’ philosophy of eating, or do you go to one extreme or the other?
What dish reminds you of a special time or a trip with your loved ones?