I am not sure why but I was so hungry yesterday. I woke up starving and ate a good sized breakfast with whole grains, peanut butter and chia seeds, but by 11:30 my stomach was grumbling, and I already wanted lunch. I waited it out until noon, as I was in the middle of some things at work, and heated up the lunch I had brought in of leftovers from Sunday night’s dinner. Veggie whole wheat pasta with chicken sausage.
(I know, how pretty are these Tupperware containers? Note to self: buy pretty plate and bowl for work as to not blind anyone with my Tupperware sets ;))
I added a little hot sauce on top to give it some zest. Actually, I had some hot sauce in a tiny tub on the side and dipped my fork in and then dipped for fork into the pasta. I know, genius right? Not too much hot sauce, but just enough. I am sure you were all dying to know that little tid bit. Moving along.
As I said, all day yesterday, hungry, hungry hippo. Not too long after I had finished lunch, maybe around 2pm I’d say I was starving again. I rummaged around my snack drawer, which is mostly filled with tea, which are hardly snacks, and found a bag of 100 calorie popcorn. Threw that baby in the microwave, cut up a peach and called it a snack.
(Pretend the peach, which was delicious I might add, is sitting right next to the popcorn in this picture.)
More and more work later it was time to leave work and I realized again that I was starving. Famished one might say. I am never like this for the record so I don’t know if it was that I was super busy all day and my brain was demanding subsistence or what, but as soon as I walked in the door, I dropped any idea of going to the gym, and made some guacamole to be eaten with one lovely glass of Chardonnay.
I had a serving of the Reduced Guilt White Corn Tortilla Chips from TJs with some guac and salsa. I had not had these chips before and while they are okay, real tortilla chips are just so much better. I think it has to do with the crunch. Would I rather have reduced guilt tortilla and a glass of wine instead of just regular tortillas? Oh you betcha!
My roommate came home ecstatic that I had made guac and happily ate some of it as well. The avocado was on the brink of badness anyways, so I suppose you could call it guacamole fate. (Yes, it exists and its a beautiful thing.)
A while after guacamole madness, I threw dinner in the oven. We were having a friend over, so I decided that the 1/3 of the guacamole we had left would probably not satisfy her dining needs.
I made a pork tenderloin baked with apples with steamed broccoli and whole wheat cous-cous on the side. It was unfortunately not the best pork I have ever made, so its good there were sweet, baked apples on the side to make up for it. I tried to take a picture and somehow failed which is fine as I also couldn’t get through my plate because I was, gasp, still feeling okay after my chip and dip fest.Oh well, in the fridge it went for a potential meal down the road. Even though it was just okay. Let’s be honest, it will probably get thrown away in my Sunday refrigerator cleaning fest, but a girl can try, right?
A few SATC’s later and a show I am watching on Netflix that I’ve decided I am too embarrassed to share with you (yes its that bad, no I am not being dramatic) guess who was knocking at my door again with grumbles? If you guessed my stomach, you were correct.
I sat in bed wondering for a while if I should just fight through the grumbles and go to sleep, or if I should make myself a small snack. I decided to go ahead and get a snack, small bowl of Honey Sunshine Kashi with a splash of milk.
The snack was probably less that 150 calories, and left me feeling content. I’m still not sure if I should have eaten that cereal or not. Although I am not sure should is the word I want to use.
So let me ask you this: Are bedtime snacks a yea or a nay in your book? Why or why not? I’ve been known to not have one even though I may be hungry or, like last night, get up and have a small snack. Let me know!