WIAW-Work day EatsPosted: June 6, 2012
the theme for this month’s WIAW is all about sensible snacking
I think everyone has different eating patterns that work for them, whether it be eating 5 small meals a day or eating 3 balanced meals with 1 or 2 small snacks in between
for me I think I’m more of a balanced meal gal with a snack or two in between if necessary
this summer I recently just started working again as a waitress as I’ve told you, and I’ve found that I need to make sure my meals are filling and hearty because I am forced to go HOURS without eating..sometimes its a little torturous..and sometimes I get so hungry that I no longer feel hungry
has that ever happened to you? I’m sure if you do or have worked in a restaurant before as a waitress you can relate to what I’m talking about
so lets take a look at my eats from yesterday
before breakfast I went to a hour long work out with my mom at the gym. We did a circuit style work out that kicked my bootay..I was dripping sweat by the end!
I raced home to shower before work..and then the water got turned off in my house mid-shower..but I won’t bore you with that story..any who I quickly hoped out of the shower, got dressed, and made myself a quick breakfast before work
a whole grain bagel scooped out (where the inside of the bagel is taken out) and toasted with peanut butter and sliced banana
a nice filling breakfast before a long work day!
i also had some strawberries on the side
so fresh and delicious
I worked from 10:30-3:30 at the restaurant and had my first really bad serving experience there
it was a really busy lunch shift and everything was going according to plan even though I was running around like a pyscho, and then it was like a huge tornado came through and everything just seemed to go wrong
:(..lets just say I was happy when I got the chance to sit down after my shift and roll some silverware (okay like a TON of silverware) and eat my lunch
I got a salad that had chicken, goat cheese, apple, dried cranberries, pecans, mixed greens and balsamic vinagrette
the salad went un-pictured because my phone wasn’t on me at the time
i came home at 4 for about an hour before I had to head back into work for my second shift at 6
even though I wasn’t hungry yet from lunch, I knew i should eat something because I would get hungry later and would be working
a lemon chobani with granola and more strawberries
while I think its best to only eat when your hungry sometimes you have to adjust your eating patterns when a job or something else is involved
but of course as I was on my way to work the restaurant called me and told me I could have the night off or I could choose to work
after the day I had I just wanted the night off
so I came home and just hung out the rest of the night
my only snacks for the day were a little bit of artic zero
sorry for this really awkward picture lol..my mom thinks this is disgusting by the way..I’m not sure how I feel about it but it definitely is on the bottom of the totem poll as far as ice cream choices go
i would much rather have just regular frozen yogurt
i also had a couple plain rice cakes randomly
I was really craving some popcorn but we don’t have any so rice cakes were the next best option
and a couple hours later I had a small bowl of rice chex with almond milk and a little raw sugar sprinkled on top..SUCH a good late night snack!
such an old school cereal but so good!
if I work just a night shift I eat just normal meals throughout the day (breakfast and lunch) and then for the most part have a greek yogurt combination on my way to work because those leave me full for a while
then when I come home around 11:30 12 I’ll usually have just a bowl of cereal and call it a night
here are some other recent eats that i realized I never blogged about
a ham, turkey, cheddar, cucumber, lettuce, tomato, and honey mustard wrap from my favorite local deli. They slice the meats TO ORDER. how freaking awesome is that?
an open-faced tuna melt with a slice of tomato and American cheese..I can’t even remember the last time I made myself tuna salad and it hit the spot. I mixed a small can of tuna with some plain greek yogurt, honey mustard, chopped pickles, salt and pepper. deeelish..I use to love tuna melts as a kid!
my first time trying the roasted veggie and egg combo I see a lot on Julie’s blog
I was really annoyed that my yolk broke but it was still delicious nonetheless!..oh and of course i topped my egg with some siracha
oh and since this month is all about sensible snacking we all know what my favorite snack is..
they aren’t the most filling or healthiest snack but I am just obsessed..as you can see i bought the individual bags…that was for a reason people:)
i hope everyone has a great day!