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.
This WIAW showcases the adding-in portion of my elimination. Last week, I first welcomed dairy back into my life after my three weeks were up, and the world got a little bit brighter once I had my yogurt, ice cream, and cheese to enjoy in moderation. Grains came in a few days later, but that didn’t go quite as well. The morning started off sweetly enough, with my first Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake in months alongside a Pink Lady apple. I’ve been enjoying my quinoa flake bakes for breakfast, especially when gooey with peanut butter and chocolate chips, but I didn’t realize how much I missed my oats, especially since I’ve been limited grains for awhile now.
Back to normal after Florida, and that means a fresh focus on cooking after the holidays and hustle and bustle that marked the start of 2016 for me. This WIAW is all about what I’ve been doing in the kitchen. Starting with breakfast, which included some homemade Grain Free Banana Bread Blondies, stuffed into the remainder of a jar of crunchy peanut butter and taken to work as a sweet treat to start the day. I ate an apple to follow all that peanut buttery banana goodness, and had some decaf coffee alongside.
I’m sharing my WIAW eats from my first Wednesday at work last week. It was a big change for me to be eating most, if not all, of my food for the day outside my house, or at least somebody’s house, because even during all my travels this summer I was usually staying with friends (and their kitchens) and was only in hotels for a few nights. If I learned anything, it’s that I need to start taking meal prepping seriously, and devote several hours on Sundays to ensuring that I’ve got my breakfasts, lunches, and even dinners – not to mention snacks – set up for the week ahead. Anyway, on to the food!
This Wednesday, my eats may look a little different. As I mentioned when I shared my recipe for Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, I’m cutting back on dairy for the next few weeks (not permanently I hope) and when I do add more in I’m going to try and keep it to about half what I have been consuming. If you read Renaissance Runner Girl regularly, you know I eat a lot of dairy, between multiple servings of Greek yogurt, the healthy helpings of cheese, and near-daily scoops of ice cream in the warmer months, so I’ve had to replace all that goodness with something. Like pumpkin and chocolate, which I enjoyed before I became a blogger. And coconuts and chia seeds, new discoveries in the past year or so.
Today’s post is all about eating gluten free in Nashville, so I’ll be showcasing the edible highlights of my recent trip! Let’s start with breakfast, the most important meal of the day. On Sunday morning, breakfast took place around 9am at the Frothy Monkey on 12th Avenue. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, there are a few locations of this awesome spot, and I would highly recommend any if you live in the area or are visiting.
Good morning on this beautiful Monday! I’m happy to be safely home after my adventures in California, and I’m really looking forward to savoring the next month as summer holds on for me (and for a lot of the country, apparently). I will be heading to Nashville for a weekend to visit a good friend later in September. Otherwise it’s time to relax and take a real breather before my new job starts in October. But I’m not done sharing my travel adventures with you yet – we left off yesterday with my first two days in a very sunny San Diego, and today the tales of exploring in San Diego continue, this time with a visit to a lighthouse, a beach, and a lovely resort town. All familiar to a New England girl, but with a California twist!
Good morning! This is my first normal WIAW in a few weeks, because the last two Wednesdays I have been in England. Read all about my gluten free eating in the Lake District and in London, and then dive in to today’s post about my eats from Monday.