This morning I had an early meeting at work and I was running late due to the fact that I stayed in bed for 15 minutes (scrolling through Facebook, of course) after my alarm went off. I didn’t have time to spend the extra few minutes sauteing the vegetables for my scrambled eggs so instead I just threw a sliced up hot dog in the pan with the eggs. I was delighted to discover that Applegate hot dogs are Whole30-compliant, and also tasty! I’ve been using Aidell’s chicken apple sausage in my eggs until now and it’s delicious, but this morning slicing up a hot dog was just quicker and easier. It felt like a silly toddler breakfast, but it turns out hot dogs and eggs go together really well! I will be having that combination again very soon. The one downside is that my hasty morning meal didn’t include any vegetables and I felt guilty about that. So to compensate for the deficiency I ate a big salad for dinner after I got home from my boot camp class. Problem solved!
Unfortunately one thing I ate (or tried to eat) today was not as palatable. When I was at Target the other day I saw KIND Pressed bars, made with fruit, veggies, and chia seeds, and I was intrigued. It’s hard to find healthy (or healthy-ish) snacks that will satisfy my craving for something sweet that seems to rear its ugly head shortly after lunch every day. So I bought a box of the pineapple coconut chia flavor bars and hoped they would fit the bill. Unfortunately this afternoon when I tried one the flavor was very strong and off-putting. I’m not sure how the pineapple/coconut combination can be anything but delicious, but somehow KIND managed it. I tried to finish the bar, but I just couldn’t. I went for a tried-and-true banana with almond butter instead before going to the gym. I’ll take the rest of the KIND bars to work and see if there are any takers there.
Breakfast – Scrambled eggs with hot dog slices
Snack #1 – Mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, and pistachios)
Lunch – Turkey taco meat (with tomato sauce and taco seasoning), roasted broccoli and carrots, and roasted diced potato and sweet potato
Snack #2 – Half of a KIND Pressed pineapple coconut chia bar, banana with almond butter
Dinner – Salad with shredded garlic chicken, cucumber, red onion, yellow bell pepper, celery, nuts, and balsamic vinaigrette dressing