Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What I Ate Wednesday: Stress Day!

I love reading Anna Saccone's "What I Ate Wednesday" posts. I love food. I love looking at food. And I love seeing what other foods people eat. 

I have done one of these posts before. I must say, it's difficult for me to keep up because I forget to take pictures! Whoops!

Today was a bit of a stressful day at work so I had a tendency to stress eat. I controlled myself a bit as I'm trying to lose some of the holiday weight (my work pants are tighter!). 

Here's how today went:

I usually only drink smoothies during summer, but I've eaten so much since Thanksgiving, that I felt I had to bring the green smoothies back to cleanse my body. I put in water, bananas, strawberries, and as many leafy greens I can fit in. I usually use whatever fruit is on hand.

I bought these fiber cakes a Trader Joes after a fellow digestive problem friend told me these help him. It tasted like sweet cardboard. It was also really grainy. At the end of the day, I need my fiber. I gotta do what I gotta do.

My breakfast :) Green smoothie plus a fiber mini cake.

Amazing ravioli from Trader Joes! A must try!

This was a semi-homemade lunch meal. I added garlic and red chili flakes to Trader Joes' pumpkin soup and let it all simmer for about 20 minutes. I added in the ravioli for another 4 - 5 minutes. I added more chili flakes at the end as I do enjoy spicy food. I was able to yield two servings: lunch for today and tomorrow.

Snacks throughout my workday:
Korean brand tiramisu cup cake

Pumpkin spiced Milano cookie

A bite of kale chips from Trader Joes

Spinach & kale Greek yogurt dip with whole wheat pita bread. AMAZING!!!!!!

A small piece of spicy Asian beef jerky

Cold water with peach blossom green tea

[Not pictured: Candy cane Kiss chocolate]

Yoshinoya dinner
Stressful days call for not-so-good-for-you food. Beef dinner with rice, veggies and dinner. On the bright side, I did get a load of veggies.

Half an unfrosted strawberry poptart. 

I know what I ate today doesn't help with my Operation Lose-the-holiday-weight. A stressful day is not an excuse for poor eating, but it does make it easier! LOL. 

Tomorrow is a new day and I do hope it brings me less stress and better eating options.

Take care and be healthy :) but don't feel bad if you fall off the wagon  day or two this week. It happens :)

I'm thinking of posting my typical weekly food routine, pre- and post- holiday feasting! Stay tuned :)



  1. ohh this is lovely :) i hope you're having an amazing day!!


  2. wow, such a nice and healthy meal of the day!!