Hello sunshine! Ahh I think we finally are experiencing spring. We’ve had several consecutive sunny days, hurrah.
Sunshine just makes everything better. Waking up in the morning, driving home from work (wearing sunglasses!!)…
(This was before I started driving! Don’t use your phone while driving!)
Taking Alfie for a walk…
…and even being at work and looking out of the window.
Even my parent’s constant Facebook updates on their holiday in Barbados is bearable. (Seriously though, how many “just sitting in the hot sunshine drinking cocktails” can I take before I crack?)
It’s Wednesday, meaning What I ate Wednesday. Pop over to Jenn’s blog to check out what’s happening.
- Getting up a bit earlier,
- Running in the morning rather than the evening,
- Preparing meals in advance.
Life is much less stressful when you’re prepared for anything!
In the morning I go into what my dear husband calls Efficient Anna Mode. I am on a mission. I get up, walk Alf, go running if it’s not a rest day and shower. Then have a moment of slowness where I gaze uninspiringly at my wardrobe to decide what to wear…
Finally get dressed…
Then speed around tidying, which is an essential morning activity which literally is me doing stupid stuff like sweeping, putting last night’s washing up away…just odds and ends really, and then make breakfast.
But I tend to do all this in like a little bubble of non-communication and rushing around in a controlled, efficient manner (in my eyes)…in Ben’s eyes I am a moody wife who refuses to swap pleasantries.
Lunch hasn’t really changed this week, just my usual beast of a salad (as someone at work called it…cue cringe moment).
I’ve been seeing some great salads about the blogging world with nuts, cheese, avocado, sundried tomatoes. So I really need to start mixing things up (<—hello broken record??)
For my lunch I always like a big salad (lots of variety, yum) but I also like bits of the side, like my Babybels:
Or what I had yesterday, popcorn from my Graze box…
And my (frozen) fruit salad with lots of Greek yogurt.
If I just have a sandwich or a more ‘proper’ meal, I feel a bit cheated. I guess it’s because I’m a grazer and I like to stretch my meal out for a nice lengthy period of time and have individual bits and pieces to munch my way through. Also because I make my lunch to take to work I am somewhat limited by what I can bring.
And I like to have my snacks throughout the day as well. Whether that’s carrots…
Or nibbles from my Graze box…
I guess what is clear in the way I eat is that I like to eat little and often throughout the day. My lunch may not seem huge in it’s pieces but in it’s entirety I am definitely satisfied. And then a few hours later I’m eating again! It’s just how I roll. I’m not one of those people who can eat lunch and then eat nothing until dinner.
Dinner however is a whole different ball game. I like a BIG meal. I know they say you’re supposed to eat your smallest meal of the day in the evening but that’s not my style. It’s not like I’m eating supersized burgers and fries every night, obviously, but I do like BIG healthy meals. Here are some of my favourite meals:
Last night was fajitas:
This was delicious. I used the Discovery Fajitas spice mix and sauce and it was perfect. I don’t usually buy jars of sauces but this one I love. The main ingredient isn’t sugar, which is what I try to be careful about. OK, that’s a little bit of a lie, when it comes to certain sauces I’m careful. BBQ sauce is a different story. I’m pretty sure the one I have has the second ingredient being sugar…but I like it that way
And the snacking doesn’t stop during the day. After dinner I always need that post-dinner pre-bedtime snack. Usually a packet of Snack a Jacks and a hot chocolate. Heaven.
OK, maybe some chocolate too
I usually have one or two of these mini-chocs in the evening. As good as they are, they’re not as good as Lindt I must say…
So I’m a grazer through the day, a big meal eater at night, and a snacker in the evening. I’m good with that!
Have a great week
How would you describe your eating patterns? Big meals? Mini meals? Lots of snacks?
What’s your favourite evening snack? Healthy or naughty!
How do you time-manage?