What I Ate Wednesday!

Oh Wednesday! I really love getting to this part of the week.  Mondays and Tuesdays can be so hard and the weekend can seem so far away! Wednesday at 5pm in my mind marks the end of the week. I don’t know why but I honestly really enjoy my Wednesday nights, Thursdays and of course Fridays. I also love Wednesdays because we get to party! So let’s get this going with What I Ate Wednesday for this week!

I am loving all of the pumpkin products out the world right now! I went a tad overboard at Trader Joe’s recently with all of these wonderful fall inspired products…pumpkin cream cheese, honey apple butter, dark chocolate peanut butter cups, apple cider, pumpkin pancake and waffle mix.  Needless to say my cabinets and refrigerator are stocked.  This week I have been eating pumpkin bagels with some pumpkin cream cheese on top! It’s so delicious!

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread!

Thomas Pumpkin Spice Bagels!

I do not normally eat bagels on a regular basis but I’ve kind of been on a kick lately.  I think it’s OK to treat yourself every now and then with something like this.  I did finish the last of these yesterday so I’m looking forward to getting back to cereal and oats. Since I am not marathon training I really do not need to consume as much carbohydrates.  I don’t have a photo but I did eat my daily banana on the side!

Lunches have been a lot of leftovers! Remember that Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup I made?  It’s been filling my lunch bag everyday since I made it lately but now that it is gone I am switching to a roasted chicken sandwich on 12 grain bread with lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese and mustard. On the side I had some pretzel sticks, an organic pumpkin spice granola bar with flax seeds and an apple (I forgot to include this in the photo…forgive me!)

Roasted Chicken on Whole Grain Bread, Pretzel Sticks, Pumpkin Spice Granola Bar

Bringing a brown bag lunch to work everyday can get challenging and boring.  I like to keep lunch exciting and avoid ruts.  I always try to make enough of dinner to have leftovers but sometimes a good old sandwich can be just as delicious!

Since I’m not training for anything right now and am just maintaining my fitness level with gym workouts, yoga and runs I do not feel the need to eat lots of carbohydrates at night.  I try to only eat pasta once a week and try to only eat potatoes and rice when I eat dinner at a reasonable hour, like 6:30 or 7pm.  I don’t get home until about 6pm and then head to the gym for about an hour and a half or two hours.  It’s often just after 8pm when I get home and I still need to shower, make my dinner, eat and make lunch for the next day not to mention do anything around my house, write blog posts and just relax.  As a result dinner needs to be easy and quick.  And eating potatoes and rice after 8pm when I head to bed just before 11pm doesn’t help me sleep.  Salads are awesome in my world. I love buying different toppings and vegetables to include and like mixing in some warmer ingredients with the cool vegetables!

Salad with Roasted Chicken, Avocado, Tomato, Croutons, and Onions!

I missed my salads for dinner during marathon training so I’m really loving these lately! They are so good!

Dessert this week has been chocolate pumpkin bread pudding! It’s the perfect amount of chocolate and pumpkin flavor. And oh so satisfying on these cold dark nights!

Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Pudding!

Do you eat bagels regularly or just as a treat? How do you keep your brown bag lunches fun and interesting? Do you eat carbohydrates daily for dinner and when you have late meals?  What is your favorite salad toppings?

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8 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday!

  1. Heidi says:

    I am the same situation, by the time I leave work at 6 go workout and get home it’s like 8 / 8:30 before I am eating so quick is key. Then I do any cleaning, blogging, studying (I’m a PT student), and relaxing (who I am kidding) between then and 11. So carbs that late are a bad but always tempting idea!!! 🙂

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  2. Sara Grambusch says:

    Lately I’ve been into Bagel thins. I like cooking eggs in the holes! I eat carbs in dinner and my evening snack. I would never leave them out of there, but that’s just what works best for me.

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  3. Mary @foodandfunontherun says:

    I love how pumpkin totally encompasses this post! I am loving the fall flava!

    I eat bagels every once in a while – I just don’t feel super full after eating them.

    I like to incorporate carbs in my dinners if I am running in the morning. Otherwise, I do not put a big emphasis on it.

    My favorite salad topppings are black beans, cilantro, hard boiled eggs, and cottage cheese (odd one, I know 🙂

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    • liverunloveyoga says:

      I love fall, it’s seriously the best! I’m over bagels these days…I got my fill for a while I think. I usually run at night because I commute an hour to work, so I need to leave early and am not a morning person so getting up at 4:30ish is not happening. I think I would eat carbs at night though if I did. Hard boiled eggs, and cilantro are so delicious on salads! I only like black beans on southwestern/mexican inspired salads. Cottage cheese is odd but lots of people do it so it must be good!

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