And just like that, it is Monday again.
I woke up in my bed this morning and longed for this to be my view…
Seriously, FROM MY BED.
Why can’t I see that every morning? Ahh, back to reality.
Back to healthy eats as well! Though we actually ate fairly healthy cottage meals this weekend, there were a lot of unhealthy snacks. The s’mores, late night chips, giant bowls of ice cream… I was sad to not be waking up at the cottage, but I welcomed healthy eating back into my routine with open arms.
Breakfast was up first.
I topped a toasted whole wheat bagel with garlic and chive cream cheese and added some berries on the side. I also had a handful of assorted nuts on the side that I didn’t get a pic of, to squeeze in some protein and keep me full longer! I have noticed lately that if I skip on the protein for breakfast, I am absolutely ravenous by the time I get to work, so I’ve been trying to make sure I include it.
Lunch was a green salad that I bought on Friday from Superstore to bring up to the cottage and never ended up eating. It still looked good, so it made for a quick and easy lunch.
I added some sunflower seeds and a few scoops of trail mix with craisins to again, aid in keeping me full.
I also made sure to drink a lot of water during the workday.
It is scary to think how little water I drank all weekend. I may have only had a couple glasses total, and instead opted for adult bevvies and juice. Bad news! Even last week when I was out at championships in the sunshine, I didn’t drink very much water. Though I usually drink a ton of water at work, I tend to let the water-drinking slip when I’m out of my regular routine. I think my body was feeling the difference. I filled that baby up so many times I lost count, and sipped on it all day long.
Since I spent the weekend with my friend Mel, from Mel’s Cool Beans (and Rice), I had been thinking about that dish all weekend and knew exactly what I wanted to make for dinner tonight. Except I switched it up a bit and made…
I followed Mel’s original recipe exactly, except I only had a can of mixed beans, and I used a cup of quinoa instead of rice. It really worked out, it was amazing! Even Ando went back for seconds and already packed some up for his lunch tomorrow.
Are you noticing anything about my meals today? I just did as I was writing this up. No meat! I did not eat any meat at all today. I’m not going vegetarian, but it was a nice change, and I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. I squeezed a lot of protein in, even without the meat (Greek yogurt and fruit for my morning snack, apple with peanut butter for my afternoon snack), and I’m currently feeling full and satisfied.
And it is Meatless Monday, so I guess it’s fitting!
I’m off to squeeze in a long run before hitting up my couch to watch the Bachelorette. I haven’t run since Friday…and I’m actually kind of excited.
Do you participate in Meatless Monday? There are a ton of great meatless recipes on that page if you do!