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Good day, Friends! Happy Mid-Week Day. I have decided to join in today for my first WIAW. Jenn @ Peas and Crayons is behind this, check out her blog! She rocks 🙂

I couldn’t resist masking that new Master Class picture my header. Kinda cool right? and diffierent? REMINDS ME: a whole new blog design (finally went to self hosting) is near completion. I can’t wait to show all of you. Thank you Zesty Blog Consulting!

  

I really eat so boring, especially on Tuesday’s when I teach two Zumba classes back to back. So this may bore you to tears. I know this month’s is “Summer Staples”, but what I ate yesterday is basically my go-to staples on a Double Z day. Here goes: 

Pre-Breakfast:

A protein shake made with Sun Warrior (my first time with this powder..was pretty good!), a cup of unsweetened almond milk, ice cubes, a little water, cocoa powder, and some Truvia. I liked the Sun Warrior.. I have a feeling it will grow on me more and more. I pretty much drink a shake before work every morning.

Breakfast:

OH EM GEE – my first overnight oats. I am in love. I cannot believe I didn’t try this sooner nor could I believe how much it bulked up over night in the fridge. To be honest, I didn’t think it would get as thick and therefore I wouldn’t be as full off of it, but pleased to say it was super voluminous and I was more full then normal. Success in my book!

In the mix – 1/3 cup oat bran, 6oz container of Chobani plain greek yogurt, 1 tbsp chia seeds, a little almond milk to get it nice and thick, and then in the AM when I got to work, I topped it with lots of TJ’s crunchy PB and some blueberries. So-freakin-good

Lunch:

Now here is the rest of the day where I get boring. A salad with blackened chicken (work-paid-for) and I added some basil, arugula, crushed red pepper, and nutritional yeast. I used a little of the oil dressing from the deli it was bought from – it’s this basil vinaigrette that is so good and just a little adds a lot of flavor & I am obsessed with basil, and some regular balsamic vinegar.

Very tasty, and it takes me forever to eat, which I like 🙂

Snack 1:

Even more boring! I have to eat a lot of carbs pre-double-zumba-classes so around 3 or 3:15 I eat approx. 1/2 cup plain oatmeal cooked in water with more PB stirred in (I don’t measure either of these things, so it’s probably even more than that). It is a pretty substantial snack that holds me over until about 5:00. It’s also the easiest thing I can make when having a desk job (I love Accounting! ha ha)

Snack 2: 

Same as snack 1. Yep, the exact same. Maybe even more oatmeal since I have a long night ahead of me, but again I don’t measure, but make sure to get at least 1/2 cup of the oatmeal when it is dry. I have found oatmeal with PB is the only thing that holds me over to get me through 2 hours of Zumba.

This was half-eaten but the time I took a pic, and people stopped walking by my desk at work so I didn’t feel like a total loser taking pics of my food with my iPhone, and I like to eat it out of a cup. So literally, snack 1 and snack 2 were the same exact thing. 

{I was good about water yesterday, too! Turning a new page, friends.}

Dinner:

I NEED CARBS. These double Z days are the days where I eat way more cabs than normal, but it WORKS. Last night was approx. 1 and 1/4 cups corn flakes, 1 cup of wheat puffs {I love to mix cereals together}, 2 tablespoons of chopped almonds, 4 tablespoons (serving size) of unsweetened coconut I just bought on Sunday from Whole Foods, and probably 1.5 to 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk (I didn’t measure) all mixed in. I also eat this at 10pm. I am not afraid of carbs, and I am not afraid to eat them at night. I embrace them. I don’t gain weight from eating them.. #sorryimnotsorry.

love-my-carbs, and love my cereal

This picture doesn’t even do this amazingness cereal concoction justice. It is so good and what I look forward to most after teaching Zumba. Puts me right to sleep – food coma, ya know?

So these are my summer staples, at least for a Tuesday. Who am I kidding, this is what I pretty much eat all year round.

Ok I really need to stop playing on my mac and get ready for work! Happy Wednesday, Everyone!!

Question of the day – What are your favorite pre-work out snacks/meals? Anyone work in an office? What do you eat at your desk?