Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WIAW #6 : I'm so hungry

Hey hey there everybody, it's HUMP DAY WIAW so I'm linking up to showcase a day of eats.

One of my January goals was no workouts skipped for the month of January. While I am a little off base so far I was pretty pleased with myself yesterday. I had a hard workout on the schedule, 4 x 1 mile @ 8:30 pace & I got up & nailed it. Mile 4 was rough, and I stopped once for a breather so I didn't show the whole gym my breakfast, but I got right back into it & finished mile #4.

I think my tough workout had something to do with my insatiable hunger the rest of the day. I was a bottomless pit. Pre-workout I scarfed down 2 hard boiled eggs as has been my norm during Whole30.

Breakfast was a smoothie, Whole30 rule police can kindly exit now ;) I used frozen strawberries, pineapple & mango. Tossed a super ripe banana in there & used about 1/2 a can of coconut milk for my liquid. It gives everything a vaguely coconutty flavor, but more than anything makes the whole smoothie super creamy.

Lunch was eaten 10:35AM early. I held out as long as I could, but for whatever reason the smoothie just wasn't doing it's job. I had a massive salad, topped with chicken, HB egg, cucumber, tomato, carrot & AVOCADO. Look at that beauty. I may have gotten a little too excited when I opened this sucker up at my desk. I dressed the whole thing with oil, vinegar & sea salt.

Then, surprise, surprise, come actual lunchtime, I found myself  hungry again.  So, I sliced up an apple & topped it with Once Again Organic Almond Butter. I had never had this stuff before, but a co-worker who's not a fan of almonds passed it along to me & I was elated to see that the only ingredient was ALMONDS! Imagine that.

This stuff was absolutely delicious & the perfect texture. A little runny, but just the right amount to spread over the whole apple slice. Mmm. My only disappointment is when I checked this stuff out at the store that afternoon a jar was selling for $14. What? Do people really pay $14 for a jar of almond butter on the regular? Am I crazy for thinking that's expensive?

Let's ignore my hideously chipped nail polish

 Not pictured is the Coconut Cream Pie Lara Bar I inhaled at 2:30PM, nor the 2 handfuls of almonds I had at 3:30PM. And I was still so hungry.

Dinner came together in a flash, thankfully, because I was ready to gnaw my arm off. Pan roasted potatoes, broccoli & an Aidell's Chicken & Apple Sausage. I dipped my broccoli & potatoes in a new "mixture" I am obsessed with. I take spicy brown mustard & add hot sauce (equivalent to Frank's Red Hot). So good. It happened on accident once when things on my plate started touching. It was such a happy accident I've continued to make it.

After dinner was the rest of the potatoes that were meant to be saved for the next day as well as a grapefruit. And I'm still hungry.

POLL TIME : My BF says lots of people do not like sweet potatoes, I say he is crazy.

Do you eat almond butter? 
How much do you pay for a jar?


  1. GIVE ME your salad. Right now. I need it! Also your dinner looks so simple and delicious!

    1. It really was, one of my favorite go-to dinners right now. Thanks for reading, Morgan!

  2. I refuse to pay more than $7-8 for a can of almond butter. It's insanely expensive! Great job doing your mile repeat workout. If I don't add some sort of protein to my morning smoothie, I'll be starving all day!

    1. I guess I'm used to buying off brand PB so even $7-8 seems expensive to me!

  3. I definitely have days like this where I'm so hungry I eat lunch way too early and then keep having "meals" every few hours that don't really correspond to real meal times haha. As for sweet potatoes, I like them, but I'm not totally in love with them.

    1. Yes, it seems to have subsided since then, so it must have been my running more than usual for a weekday.

  4. Hail to the days of all the hunger!
    14$? Holy crow. Good thing you received that little pack for free.
    My boyfriend says he does not like sweet potatoes - yet everyone in the blogger world seems to love them. So I don't know. Maybe its just us? Regardless. They have my heart. Although white potatoes do as well - and the ones on your dinner plate look perfect.

    1. Give me any kind of potato, especially when they're cooked up a little crispy. Oh yeah.

      I guess too I grew up eating them all the time, so I didn't have an option.


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