I thought I’d join the party hosted by Jenn to share what I ate on Wednesday Tuesday this week. Back to school means back to a routine…meaning I’m not around the house all day with the temptation to snack…which I love! It also means back to prepping food on Sundays all day. I like prepping food, but it sure makes for a short weekend when you’re getting ready for the week all day on Sunday.
Prepping all my food on Sunday definitely is the only way that I can manage eating healthy all week though, so in my mind it’s worth it!
Breakfasts this week have been an old favorite:
My ‘pumpkin pie’ breakfast bake made with butternut squash. I had mine topped with some homemade almond butter and it was fantastic at keeping me full until lunch.
Saturday I made chicken soup from the chicken we ate last week, and Sunday I prepped some of Nom Nom Paleo’s spicy tuna salmon cakes. The cakes are great for a quick lunch protein. They are delicious!
The soup I made from boiling chicken bones in the pressure cooker then adding carrots, onions, leeks and kale. Looks gross but tastes good. Hopefully the bone broth will help me battle the cold I think I’m getting……#backtoschoolprobs
When I got home I had an after school snack of a hard boiled egg and a homemade cookie dough larabar.
For some reason my yolks have been less orange lately. I think it’s the changing weather and the fact that I got this new feed for my chickens last month when we ran out and I was in a pinch. I’m not sure what’s wrong but most of our chickens seen like they’re losing weight.
These cookie dough bites are the best! Not a totally unique recipe by any means… I used some ideas from around the web. Quite simple to make.
- 1/2 cup pitted dates (about 10-15)
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 2 tbsp almond butter * or other nut butter
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Heat up about 1/2 cup of water on the stove. Once the water is boiling, put the dates in the water then turn off.
- Let the dates soak for 3-5 minutes.
- Place everything but the chocolate chips in a food processor and pulse until the mixture comes together.
- Place the mixture in a bowl and fold in the chocolate chips
- Form into ball shapes- this made about 12 bites
And that’s what I ate in a day, folks. Have a good hump day!
Do you prep on Sundays or feel that it’s not worth it?
How many snacks do you normally have in a day?