Anyone know which 90s sitcom influenced this post’s title?
If not, I’ll leave you hanging ‘til my weekend recap. But I have a feeling most of you will get the whole “the one” part.
But, yea, yesterday I didn’t snack. At all. This is muy muy raro for me because I always graze between meals. I don’t always photograph my in between snackage because it’s usually a predictable pretzel, nuts or something-to-dip-in-hummus shebang. Pero, evidencia o no evidencia, you can be sure I wear my snackface on a daily basis.
Except yesterday. Yesterday I was in and out of the house all day, mostly just stopping in for meals. I think my brain/stomach/respect for my mood knows when snacking isn’t going to happen—and makes up for it with grande meals. At least this was the case ayer.
La mañana commenced with cafe.
No, I don’t live in a cool padded room. (Though, I suppose that wouldn’t actually be cool because padded rooms usually translate to psych wards…) My coffee just happens to be sitting pretty atop my new sticky yoga mat.
¿Por qué? Porque I enjoyed my java after testing out my new toy! ¡Sí! I got my morning yoga on with a 20-minute yogadownload podcast. It was so relaxing, and such a perfecto way to start the day.
After laying on my yoga mat,
chugging sipping several cups of coffee and Reader-ing (that’s a verb, right?), I broke for breakfast.
Sweet ‘n Salty Oat Bran
In the mix: 1/3 cup oat bran cooked in 1 cup water, 1/2 banana and vanilla extract; topped with 1/2 microwaved honeycrisp (cooked in cinnamon and almond milk and topped with maple syrup), superrrr salty nuts, raisins and a packet of Truvia.
And admire that heaping mound of sweet ‘n salty goodness.
Oooooooh my gah. This OB bowl was so ridiculously satisfying and FILLING. I did have the other 1/2 of the honeycrisp on the side—but this kept me perfectly full ‘til I had lunch at 2. Considering I did no snackage, this is sort of an anomaly for moi.
I have feeling the magic was in the nuts… ;).
Lunch wasn’t glamorous—but it was good and quick and microwave-friendly. All things muy importante to me right now.
A big bowl of minestrone soup.
Like biiiiiig. This bowl is massive, and my eats almost never surpass the half-full mark. This soup almost reached the top.
Mmmm, I love big bowls of soup. This felt never-ending—which I enjoyed because it was so delicioso.
On the side I had a whole wheat bagel with cream cheese and melted vegan American cheese.
If you’ve never combined cream cheese and American, do it. I initially yucked una amiga’s yum when I saw her eat a bagel with these toppings; but upon trying the combo, I fell in love. You will too.
Dinner has more parts that unusual—likely due to the fact that I did less snacking than usual.
Part Uno: Ensalada Enorme
In the mix: mucho baby spinach, roasted red peppers, honey maple turkey, cucumbers, orange bell pepper, steamed broccoli, balsamic-marinated shrooms, FSTG lime tortilla chips.
Lo siento for that condensation but I decided to branch out from my balsamic dressing combos (you know, honey balsamic and spicy mustard balsamic) and try one of those creepy spritz spray dressings. No me gusta. I couldn’t even taste the dressing—despite using 2 servings worth of sprays. So, I ended up dousing la ensalada in balsamic to undo any dressing damage.
Did the trick. As always, this was GOOOOOD. As always, the FSTG lime chips made the salad. The honey maple turkey was pretty clutch, too.
Part Dos: 1/2 whole wheat pita with melted French Onion Laughing Cow.
In case you didn’t know what LC looks like?
Or needed to be updated on my current polish choice?
I let the microwave heat things up for 30 seconds while I busted out the roasted red pepper hummus.
The cheesy pita got real friendly with the Sabra, and before I knew it… Sabra was no more.
Part Tres: Orange Overload
I know I should’ve been done with dinner at this point, but such was not the case. I was still hungry, and I’d already planned on it being a cheetah night. My cheetah lovahs know that once you tell your taste buds they are getting some cheetah action, the craving doesn’t subside ‘til they get their fix.
So, you understand, these were necessary.
Cheeeeeeeeetahs. And, do you see another better n’ fries component in the back?
Carrot fries! There were like 15 because I burnt half the batch. My b.
So, pregunta, which do you prefer—carrot or sweet potato fries?
I’ve no answer to this query; they are both mind-blowingly good in my book.
So, that was my day of snacklessness. Clearly I deprived myself…
Oh, I forgot to mention.
I did have dessert. But that’s a different genre than the snack, sí?
Kashi 7 grain puffs with almond milk, Truvia, cinnamon and spoonful of almond butter.
Because clearly a three-part dinner wasn’t enough…
Ok, mis personas favoritas, I have to run (sorry if this post was rushed!) because la hermana is on her way home for a weekend visit. You know this means I’ll be back on Monday with some E.P.I.C. eats :).