Happy February! So I am pretty excited to kick off this month with a party and a food party no less! I hope you are all doing something, be it making a smart food choice or trying a new workout today to start this month off on the right foot! For me, today is all about making good food choices and resting my body. I have a bit of a sore throat and am not feeling so great…I definitely need to rest and keep this sickness at bay. Let’s kick off the What I Ate Wednesday Party courtesy of Jenn over at Peas and Crayons!
I’ve still been very obsessed with oatmeal. I just really love mixing it up with different toppings and I love how filling it is. I am so satisfied for hours when I eat it for breakfast. I know I’m starting my day off right with it. I recently started adding a chopped up banana to my oats before cooking them. It makes them so voluminous and the subtle flavor of the banana is a nice addition.
This week I have been adding a splash of almond milk to my oats and topping them with almond butter, raspberry jam, raisins, and walnuts. It is so good!
I managed to have lots of leftovers this week to bring for lunch. It’s been quite nice to have a warm and filling lunch each day. I had some orzo with chicken, with sundried tomatoes Kalamata olives and feta cheese. Delicious!
I brought an orange, a Chobani yogurt, a Lean Protein Shake and a granola bar. I like to pack a variety of snacks for work but I don’t often eat all of them. In fact, I only ate the orange, and granola bar. I like to do this because if I have plenty of healthy options I have no excuse to indulge in unhealthy vending machine snacks or snacks by the coffee machine.
I recently bought some of the General Tso’s Sauce from Trader Joes. I was intrigued when I saw this because I love General Tso’s Chicken when I order take out and the sauce seemed relatively healthy. I thought maybe I could recreate my favorite take out at home and make it a little healthier! Turns out it was a success!
I used lean chicken breasts and browned and cooked them in a pan. I added the sauce to coat the chicken and added some broccoli. On the side I made some brown rice.
It was so flavorful and delicious. The best part? It was quick and easy just like my favorite take out!
No desserts for me this week. My sweet tooth has been a bit out of control lately so I’m trying to reign it back in and avoid sweets at night. The first week back is so hard!
That’s it for me this week! I can’t wait to see what you all ate, I get great ideas from your meals!