Halfway through the week already! The last two days have flown by (as much as they can for a work day) because I’ve had a lot on my plate with work and have been super productive. Always a good feeling!
Speaking of plates, I’m up to bat for another What I Ate Wednesday post! 😉
I fit in my longest half marathon training run to date of 9 miles early yesterday morning. I was impressed how great I felt during those last couple miles!
Immediately following my run, I downed a chocolate protein shake to replenish my energy. I love the convenience factor of the individual cartons, no shaking or mixing powder required!
About an hour later, I ate my usual greek yogurt bowl – bananas on the bottom, greek yogurt layer, topped with blackberries and drippy cinnamon vanilla almond butter.
Mid Morning Snack
For lunch, I prepared a wrap and a chopped veggie salad.
I spread a Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese wedge over a whole wheat tortilla and wrapped up baby mix green lettuce, leftover ham from Easter, and a squirt of Dijon mustard.
I needed to use up some veggies in the fridge before they went bad so I finely chopped up red bell pepper, green bell pepper, English cucumber, green onions, and grape tomatoes. I tossed it all in a balsamic vinaigrette and sprinkled feta cheese over the top. This turned out delicious and soo fresh-tasting!
Like clockwork, I started to get hungry again late afternoon.
Look familiar? Very similar to breakfast, I sliced up banana and layered on the bottom with cottage cheese on top and a glob of sunflower butter.
Because I’m quite addicted to La Croix, I drank another peach-pear to wash it down.
I worked a bit later yesterday so I was already hungry again on my way home. I snacked on a few handfuls of these roasted kettle kernels.
They taste like a cross between those half-popped popcorn kernels at the bottom of the bowl and corn puff cereal. Soooo good!
I easily could’ve eaten that entire bag of kernels but refrained since Dave and I met his parents for a bite to eat. At my friend Darcy’s recommendation, we tried out the Tap House Grill in St. Charles.
I ordered the “Tap House Chop Chop” salad and added rotisserie chicken. Romaine lettuce, celery, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, pepperoncinis, bacon, bleu and parmesan cheese, cucumbers and onions with a herb-balsamic vinaigrette.
Amazing, I tell ya! They chopped up all the ingredients super finely so I got an equal tasting of everything in each bite. Loved it!
And a glass of Pinot Noir after a long day! 😉
Everyone else loved their food as well! Dave and I have been searching for a go-to dinner spot and on our way home last night, we both agreed this might be our new favorite! Thanks Darcy!