Is it sad that every week I get excited for Wednesday? Yes, it is because I’ve ticked off the first two days of the week but the thing I really, really look forward to is the food.
I know I say this every week but you should definitely check out the party the veggie-tastic Jenn throws each week on Peas and Crayons. It is an endless source of inspiration and quite frankly food porn.
This month, Jenn’s encouraging us all to eat green in honour of St Patrick’s Day.
Now, I didn’t do a great job with the last WIAW party (Love your veggies month) so I’m determined to embrace this one with both hands.
Starting with my green counter (spoiler alert!).
Green count: Five (apple, spinach, cucumber, avocado, lettuce). That’s an increase of one from last week!
These are my eats from Sunday. I was working hard at the office and grabbed breakfast as soon as I got in, which was a little earlier than usual for me.
Breakfast: Pink lady apple, cinnamon, almond butter and peanut butter, cacao nibs, Pukka Detox tea
This tasted so good and was a lot of fun to eat. I don’t think I’ll ever get bored with apples, nut butter and cacao – the crunch is addictive and I’m always disappointed when my breakfast ends!
I had planned to leave the office at around lunch time but realised pretty early on that it wouldn’t be happening so I snacked through the morning.
Snack: Raw Health date and brazil nut bar, Pukka Detox tea, a pack of itsu dark chocolate covered edamame
The bar was absolutely delicious. Not far from a Nakd bar but a little more moist and a bit bigger. The chocolate covered edamame are insane and I know I can never open a packet without eating every last one!
I didn’t end up getting home until gone 3pm and I was so ready for lunch! James and I headed straight to Boston Tea Party for lunch.
Lunch: Boston Tea Party Tomato and Pesto Soup
I love soup but this didn’t end up being a brilliant option for me – I completely forgot that pesto has cheese in and I’m allergic so I ended up scooping it out to give to James. He also had my bread too – but I did have a good amount of his sausage and lentil soup to make up for it!
There is only one way to finish a visit to Boston Tea Party – one of their gorgeous coffees.
Snack: Small Americano
So, so good. James always orders the small cups as he thinks the flavour is better, I’m more of a fan of huge mugs of steaming coffee. You can guess who was responsible for ordering on Sunday
It was then time to do the food shopping. I tackled four shops for our weekly shop and was quite hungry when I returned home.
I began dinner prep and lunch prep for the week ahead and learned it is dangerous to be around nut butters when hungry.
Snack: Handful of raspberries, too many to count scoops of almond butter and peanut butter straight from the jar, a small square of feta cheese
Very needed! I was excited for dinner and I think you will be too because I managed to shy away from my usual cod! I also managed to make perfect sweet potato fries, which were delicious.
Dinner: Sweet potato fries, spinach, cucumber, tomato and avocado salad, grilled salmon with lettuce ‘bun’
This was so good if I do say myself! I think the trick with sweet potato fries is to lay them flat across the whole sheet so each one is exposed to the heat, rather than on top of each other. And lots of coconut oil and salt to make them crispy.
After dinner I pottered about the house and had a few work calls. It was then time for dessert, which I’d prepped earlier (hence the handful of raspberries).
The cake was incredibly, insanely good. As in I licked every crumb from the plate and resented the small slice I cut off for James so he could taste it. Actually, that’s not quite true as he’d bought the cake for me as a treat so I didn’t mind sharing a tiny taste with him!
Hope you’ve had a great day – now excuse me while I go off and drool over all the other WIAWs!