Can we please talk about how it’s May already? Where in the world
is Carmen Sandiego did April go?
Please tell me I’m not the only one who remembers Carmen Sandiego?!
Ahh well, ya know what ‘they’ say…. April showers bring May flowers. And I think we’re all ready for flowers and warm weather. At least I am!
What I Ate Wednesday
Not only is today the first day of May, but it’s also Wednesday so I guess another WIAW post is in order. Click on this to see what it’s all about!
I skipped last week because a) I was too excited to share our update on the wedding plans, b) our fridge was nearly bare from being out of town (it took me a full week to finally go grocery shopping), and c) I was too darn lazy to photograph a single piece of food. So there.
But WIAW is back today, let’s have a look.
I created an egg wrap to go for my car ride in to work.
I used to make these ALLLLL the time and then, I don’t know what happened?! I just stopped all of a sudden – I tend to get stuck in breakfast ruts making the same thing over an over (aka yogurt bowls… don’t worry, still love ’em) but I figured it’s time to get a little crazy and ya know, mix things up a bit. 😉
And now that these bad boys have been reintroduced, they will definitely be back in the breakfast rotation!
Warm whole wheat tortilla with a Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge spread in the middle (I used French Onion this time) with 3 scrambled eggs in the middle and of course, lathered with Cholula sauce! So. So. Good.
Mid Morning Snack
My wrap was quite filling so I wasn’t too hungry in between breakfast and lunch, but I packed a light snack and ate it about an hour before lunch.
Baby carrots (which were super fat and not so ‘baby’-ish), plus sugar snap peas. By the way, snap peas = amazing! So crispy and crunchy 🙂
Monday night, at Dave’s request, I threw 2 lbs of chicken breasts into the crock pot to make a big ol batch of shredded buffalo chicken. So of course, it made an appearance in my lunch the next day.
Yet another way to prep chicken ahead of time. 😉
Baby romaine salad, topped with a mix of roasted zucchini, summer squash and red onion, plus grape tomatoes, shredded buffalo chicken, lots of creamy goat cheese, and balsamic dressing. Oh my goodness, this was soooo tasty!
And a ‘nana on the side.
Per the usual, I needed something more to eat a few hours later.
Greek yogurt with canned pumpkin loosely stirred in and a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg.
I took advantage of the B-E-A-UTIFUL weather and ate dinner outside as the sun went down. Ohhh and it made me crave summer that much more. I think (I HOPE!) it’s finally here… 😉
Underneath everything is roasted spaghetti squash and the remaining leftover roasted zucchini, summer squash and red onions, all topped with a generous serving of spicy marinara sauce.
George grilled up a turkey breast and I then layered some marinara, mozzarella and fresh parmesan cheese on top and stuck under the broiler for a few minutes to melt. I guess it was a spin off chicken parmesan… except with a turkey burger. Oh yeah, and no breading.
This meal came together surprisingly well for being as hungry as I was! I often envision a wonderfully put-together meal on my way home from work and then somewhere along the way, my hunger gets the best of me and kills the execution. This was not the case.
The only issue with this meal is it left me uncomfortably full…
…ummm that is, until I heard my name being called from the freezer, so I enjoyed a banana bite to round out the meal.
I mean, after all I still had room in my dessert stomach for a little sweetness! 😉
Have a fantastic Wednesday and Happy May 1st!