Hello! Today I’m linking up to do my monthly WIAW post for a day of healthy and yummy eats. I hope you get some new recipe ideas and some healthy inspiration! Today’s post was captured on a typical Monday after a busy but awesome weekend. I was feeling the Monday Blues majorly this Monday. Ever just wake up in a mood? Everyone’s annoying you, work is lame, your work clothes are wrinkled, you slept too long….on and on and on… Well, that was me!
While I was packing my lunch, Daniel made us an omelette with a slice of cooper sharp in the middle. I also toasted a cinnamon raisin GF bagel and had it with butter. I drank coffee with almond milk creamer.
Morning Snack 10:00am
Sadly, I had less than half of this yogurt parfait before I had to rush off to a work meeting (which really added to the grumpy vibe of the day). Anyone else feel weird eating in a meeting? This parfait was plain Fage Greek yogurt, blueberries, strawberries, and Bare Naked GF granola with pepitas, cacao nibs and cashew butter.
I was more than ready for my lunch break which did help to perk up my mood a bit. The sun was shining after two weeks of rain and chilly weather in PA, so it was nice to get outside for lunch. I had lettuce wraps with smoked turkey, tomato, pickle, and mustard. I also had an orange on the side which turned out to to be the world’s most delicious orange! Don’t you love when that happens?!
Post-Lunch Pick me up 12:45pm
Right after I ate lunch, I walked over to Starbucks for a much needed treat. I ordered a grande iced coffee with 1 pump of vanilla and coconut milk. It was delicious!
Afternoon Snack 3:30pm
Usually if I have coffee in the afternoon, I’m starving by this time. Anyone else get crazy hungry after having coffee? I finished out the parfait that I didn’t get to finish from the morning and it was quite satisfying!
After a challenging cardio and abs workout, I showered and enjoyed this Korean-inspired dinner. It had rice, seaweed, kimchi, and chicken. Daniel was out working, so I decided to watch Chopped while I enjoyed it. Turned out really delicious and I’d definitely make it again!
On Mother’s Day I made gluten free brownies and luckily we had some left over. I enjoyed mine warmed up in the microwave with some peanut butter on top. So yummy!
Although I started the day feeling grumpy and tired, I ended the day feeling like I accomplished a lot and got in a good workout. It also doesn’t hurt to end a grumpy day with peanut butter and chocolate…PLUS I got to Facetime with my niece so that always helps to cheer me up too 🙂 Hope you got some inspiration and enjoyed these eats. I’ll be back with another WIAW post next month!
Ever wake up on the wrong side of the bed? What’s your favorite way to cheer yourself up? Do you feel weird eating during a meeting?
Tell me in the comments below!
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