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Recent Eats

Hi friends and happy Wednesday to you! I’m so happy the week is half over, this week seems to just be going on forever. Though I have no real huge plans for this weekend I’m ready to just be out of work for a few days. That being said I am also glad that it is What I Ate Wednesday, where I get to share my days eats with you. I’m linking up with Jen over at Peas and Crayons to bring it to you this week. Go check out her blog, she made homemade strawberry cream cheese a few days ago and might have taken the lead for one of my favorite recipes read on a blog.

Peas and Crayons

After an indulgent weekend, ok let’s be honest I’ve been indulgent a little too often these past few months, I figured it was time to start tracking my stats to just make myself aware of what I was eating. Trying to get a little more balance might reduce the hunger I’ve been having as well as make my pants fit a little more.

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Coffee! I have been drinking the coffee I got here almost every day at work and then on the weekend I’ll get some hot coffee while we are out. I don’t know why but hot hot coffee on the hot summer days is what I’ve been craving. Call me a weirdo.  A little while after the coffee I started to get hungry for breakfast so I made an egg mug at the office.

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These are so easy to make and are a great way to get eggs in at the office. This one had Morning Star sausage patty crumbled in it with two eggs. All you do to make these scrambles are pack two eggs in a tubberware plus whatever you may want to throw in (cheese, veggies, sausage, bacon…) Take a ceramic mug and crack open your two eggs into it and scramble. Then mix in whatever ingredients you may want and throw it in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Take it out and scramble it with your fork and put it back in for another 30 seconds. Keep doing this until the eggs are the consistency you want. Just note they will cook a little more after you take them out because the mug is hot. Please times a million use real eggs and not egg beaters, I use to use egg beaters until I started reading ingredients. Not. Worth. It.

My scramble kept me full until well after lunch time, so I quickly ran down before our cafeteria was closed. If I’m not eating soup from there I’m always getting a tuna sandwich. I know that is the “gross” sandwich to get, but it is one of my favorite ones. My mama also loves it!

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Instead of chips though I got a side of cucumbers and broccoli, I knew I didn’t need the extra salt and fat from the chips plus I’m not always a huge fan of them. I loved the cucumbers with pepper, I think some hot sauce would kick it up a notch though.

When I got home I got a late notice that the boyfriend wouldn’t be home for dinner, I was annoyed at first that he wanted until after 6:30 to tell me but then figured it was fine I could do what I wanted. I was going to make my old single life staple, eggs with couscous but I figured four eggs in one day was a little aggressive, so instead I did the second staple and ordered sushi!

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I knew one roll wasn’t going to fill me up but two rolls were going to make me all bloated, so I debated between getting some edamame and soup. In the end the soup won out.

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I love vegetable wonton soup! So that is my day of eats, looking at the macro nutrients I didn’t do that poorly.

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I’m surprised at my lack of iron, and my very low fiber intake. I think some fruit thrown in there would have helped out for the fibers and to up my carbohydrate ratio but I’m a little stumped on the iron. I don’t want to eat spinach every meal and I’m not a huge red meat fan. I love that I can see where I need help though by tracking!

Do you track your food? What do you look for? Sometimes, when I do though I look more for what I’m getting in terms of nutrition instead of just how many calories I’m eating. I have in the past just looked at calories and that isn’t healthy in my opinion. As the famous line goes “cocaine is gluten and calorie free, doesn’t mean it’s good for you though”

How do you get iron? Need help with this one! 

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