This WIAW is a change from the usual, because I’m sharing my eats from a Saturday at home in Connecticut instead of on a workday. That means food on actual plates and other fun stuff. Even for my pre-run breakfast, which was a banana version of my Peanut Butter Puff-in-a-Mug with chocolate chips and a spoonful of extra peanut butter, paired with a small Granny Smith apple. I ate around 8:30 and read the paper and stretched so I had an hour to digest before my 8.4 miles.
After my run, I was ready for a real brunch around 11:30am. I usually have a savory dish first and follow it up with something sweet. I made a Parmesan and chicken omelet with some local olive oil from New Canaan, Connecticut, and paired it with sliced cucumbers and baby carrots since I always like some refreshing veggies with my brunch. Not as much as on a true “long run” day when I’ve gone 10+ miles and the runger is raging, but still satisfying.
I had another apple with peanut butter afterwards, and then a piece of dark chocolate from a box of Bridgewater Chocolates my dad had picked up for my mom for Valentine’s Day.
For a late lunch at 2pm, I made a salad with romaine and shrimp, and some tomato and mozzarella salad from Genoa Deli. I used to go there all the time in high school – before my Celiacs diagnosis I was a fan of Genoa mac n’ cheese Fridays before football games.
A snack was in order to tide me over until dinner. I went for a bowl of baby carrots and hummus and ended up standing in front of the fridge rolling up turkey and ham slices too. After my run and a walk in town with Sasha, I needed some fuel, and I’m not too fancy about that even if I did use real plates the rest of the day. Before too long, it was dinnertime. Grilled mahi mahi with roasted butternut squash and broccoli, topped with Parmesan cheese.
For dessert, a cup of Moose Tracks ice cream with even more peanut butter. I love the natural peanut butter we have at home, and I eat spoonfuls all day long just like I do with my jars at work. I probably had a few more than detailed here, but you really don’t want to see the spoon-in-jar five times. I think. Correct me if I’m wrong about that.
Do you eat differently on weekends than during the week?
Any foods you snack on all day long?
Favorite pre-run meal?
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