I haven’t shared a day of eats in a while because honestly, I feel like knowing I’m going to share what I eat causes me to slightly alter my eating. I get a little self-conscious. Does this look like a blog-worthy day of food? Maybe I shouldn’t share this day on the blog—it doesn’t look like I ate enough. Shoot, that’s a long time between meals. Err I ate a ton of sugar today, maybe I shouldn’t blog about this one.
It’s so stupid because the whole point of What I Ate Wednesday posts is to share a behind-the-scenes look at actual life and yet I purposely eat dinner two hours early so that there’s natural lighting for my WIAW picture of the meal. Ah the irony. I’m not saying that my previous WIAW posts are lies—I’m just saying that a lot of in-progress food diaries never get published because I worry they aren’t “blog-worthy.”
So today I wanted to share one of those days. I had absolutely no food in the apartment, had to teach at 5:50AM out in the ‘burbs, didn’t eat a real meal until 1PM, and the pictures are all sh*tty iPhone pics with bad lighting. It’s not pretty, but that’s life. Not every day is a beautifully planned array of food. This is what I ate yesterday:
5:30AM | Coconut Fig Energy Squares
I hadn’t been grocery shopping in a while, so when my alarm went off at 4:45AM (woof), I just got in my car and drove out to Wellesley. Luckily there are Organic Living Superfoods snacks for sale at the studio so I munched on a pack of coconut fig energy squares (so good!) before teaching my 5:50 & 6:45AM classes.
8:00AM | Coffee
In between my first two classes and my 8:30/9:30 classes, I ran across the street to Starbucks and grabbed a tall iced coffee (black, like my soul). I haven’t been drinking coffee much at all lately in favor of tea, but I needed it, OK??! 😉
1:00PM | Sushi from Whole Foods
After teaching, I hit up the Whole Foods in Wellesley before driving back to the city. I picked up some things for dinner as well as my favorite sushi roll they make. Tuna, avocado, lettuce & carrots topped with pickled mangos and served with a peanut sauce. It’s the bomb. I had to run a couple errands before finally getting back to my apartment, so I didn’t get to enjoy it until about 1PM when I sat down to get working on blog stuff.
3:30PM | Popcorn & Tea
A couple hours into working, I made myself a cup of Your Tea and enjoyed it with a bowl of popcorn. Not pictured: the other three bowls of popcorn I ate after that one. I mean, popcorn is like 80% air so serving sizes don’t really apply to it–ya feel me?? 😉
8:00PM | Fish & Salad for Dinner
Normally I like to eat dinner on the early side (6/6:30), but Joe wasn’t going to be home until later and I had signed up for a class at BURN. I prepped the fruit salsa topping and cooked up the quinoa beforehand and then walked over to the studio for Power with Sarah (great workout!). When I got home, I enjoyed a delicious dinner of cod topped with pineapple salsa (this recipe but without the kiwi) and a big spinach & quinoa salad.
Had I not taken the picture on my kitchen floor using my iPhone and a harsh flash, dinner was actually quite glamorous and “blog-worthy” haha. It’s my go-to meal–so yummy!
What’d you munch on yesterday?
Blogger friends–do you ever feel self-conscious posting food diaries?