Is anyone else tired of the rain? I sure am. I shouldn’t complain too much since I’ve gotten in walks with Ryan in between storms the past few days, but still. It’s rained on and off since Sunday, storms and downpours, and Cooper is about ready to have a heart attack with each thunderclap. (He is utterly terrified of thunderstorms, but we’re blessed that he’s not so bad to the point of being destructive or dangerous. We had a thunder jacket, but it doesn’t seem to help, if anything it makes it worse. The only thing that helps is when we let him into Ryan’s room when he’s asleep and Cooper sleeps right next to his crib. Too sweet.) Anyway, it looks like tomorrow will be nicer, though Thursday and Saturday are predicting MORE thunderstorms. Poor Coop.
I think the rain is really starting to get to Ryan too – This What I Ate Wednesday is from Tuesday, and man was he in a mood. I normally post his eats in addition to my own, but on account that each mean was met with screams and slamming food across his tray to Cooper’s waiting mouth, that’s not going to be happening this week. He did eat some cookies while sitting on the floor sniffling, so there’s that.
As I noted in this post, I’m joining this year’s Summer Shape Up put together by Gina a.k.a the Fitnessista, so my eats are more ‘refined’ and well thought out than some of my past posts, but I definitely didn’t miss anything. So here we go, welcome to my What I Ate Wednesday! As always, I’m linking up with Jen at Peas and Crayons!
Breakfast: As I said earlier, we had a rough day today, but the morning was definitely the roughest. Bites of watermelon were eaten (surprise, surprise), but that’s about it. To be honest, the tantrums, crying, and clinginess didn’t do much for my appetite.
Snack: Right after failed breakfast, we headed to the grocery store. The fridge was empty and we needed some tasty bits to go with my Summer Shape Up goals. Check out my haul on Instagram! After the store I put Ryan right down and ate this yogurt I grabbed at the store. I wasn’t sure I would like it, so I only got one and I already regret it. It’s Icelandic yogurt and AMAZING. Super thick and creamy, 14 grams of protein, no weird ingredients, and only 100 calories. This was the vanilla flavor and there were tons of vanilla bean flecks throughout.
Lunch: I went off the SSU meal plan inspiration for this and made a grain bowl and it was amazing. Check this out: Spinach base, some brown rice, a sprinkle of black beans (I bought a bag at the store and quickly rehydrated and cooked them while Ryan napped) bell pepper and tomato, topped with tuna in water mixed with greek yogurt, dijon mustard, salt, pepper. chili pepper, cumin, paprika, relish and chopped onion, all drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Oh my, oh my, I’m going to be making this A LOT. Also, please note the “quick, the baby is quiet for three seconds take a cell picture” picture.
Dinner: Since I had a bunch of brown rice and a ton of black beans (most got frozen for later) I decided to go Mexican for dinner. Spinach, brown rice, black beans, tomato and pepper topped with chicken chopped and seasoned with paprika, cumin, chili, garlic powder and salt then sauteed in bacon fat, topped with a lot of salsa. I forgot to add a dollop of Greek yogurt, so that was added after the fact.
Dessert: I can’t end my day without something sweet, so some watermelon, chopped apple, banana, sliced grapes, Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey in addition to an episode of Pretty Little Liars ended my day the best way.
Somehow, between a clingy cranky baby, a skipped night nap, a freaked out dog, disgusting weather, a walk at the park AND a crazy workout (I’M ALREADY SUPER SORE, HELP ME) I got in some really good, rounded meals. Happy What I Ate Wednesday, everyone!
Your turn – what were some of your favorite meals this week? Any tips for a scaredy dog?