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WIAW: Working Girl

August 24, 2011

Good morning!  It’s an especially good one today because I made the decision to take the day off from running today (my legs are TIRED!), so while Joey was up early getting ready to run 8.5 miles, I was still off in dreamland.  And now I’m about to head off for a massage.  I live a hard life.

Yesterday was an odd Tuesday because I worked (I almost always have Tuesday off), so you get to see what I pack when I bring dinner to work.  I know, exciting stuff. 

Let’s get to it.

Peas and Crayons

And this is your friendly little reminder to go thank Jenn, the host of our weekly WIAW party.  Thanks, Jenn!

Pre-run Fuelage:

IMG_2465 Doughy nut butter date.

Despite what Joey says, this is not “just a date” — it’s a maple almond butter-filled date.  Duh.

Breakfast:

Aka my favorite meal of the day.

IMG_2483Peaches and cream oatmeal.

Peaches and cream sounds innocent, right?  Uh yeah, the “cream” I’m talking about is Bailey’s Irish Cream.

And alcohol is totally acceptable before 5 PM, if it’s cooked into oatmeal.

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IMG_2485 Topped with granola and a giant glob of peanut butter.

IMG_2486 Lemon Ginger tea on the side.

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Lunch:

IMG_2506 I’m obsessed with this smoothie.

Except I use buckwheat flour instead of oatmeal and cocoa powder instead of carob and an un-frozen banana.

Basically, I change everything that would require ahead-of-time-planning.

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Perfect for in the car, late to work enjoyment.

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P.S. Did you know chocolate and cheese go well together?

Which means this smoothie is best served alongside a piece of leftover margherita pizza.

IMG_2512 Fact: Pizza leftovers > fresh pizza.

Dinner:

I’d like to pretend I had any part in cooking this dinner.

But it was all “J Dogs.”

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And Mama Pea.

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And Jenna.

And it was delicious.

IMG_2502 Peas and Thank You Jambalaya.

That we de-veganized by adding real sausage.

Shh, don’t tell.

And I’d like to pretend it looked all nice like that, but really, it looked like this.

IMG_2503 I was at work, remember?!

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I usually snack at work between lunch and dinner but that pizza/smoothie combo was super filling!  So snack was held off until I got home from work (I got sent home early, woo-hoo!).

Nighttime Snack:

Unpictured half a piece of pumpkin bread.  I dropped the first half on the carpet…

And actually screamed, “Nooo!” when I did it.  Luckily, the other half was safe and eatable.

Off to my massage, smoothie in hand!

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Do smoothies hold you over as meals?

Do you ever have to bring meals to work/school?

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21 Comments leave one →
  1. August 24, 2011 9:47 AM

    Bahahaha! I love your oatmeal! That’s awesome.

    I pack lunch for school all the time because caf food is scary…

    And I do the same thing when I drop stuff! Especially when my ice cream falls off the stick. Whining ensues :)

    • August 24, 2011 2:25 PM

      Caf food IS scary! Good choice with packing a lunch. I would cry if I dropped ice cream.

  2. August 24, 2011 10:13 AM

    Your smoothie looks so delicious! But no, they don’t work as meal substitutes for me, just snacks or the occasional dessert. I need chewing to be satisfied! And I still love your Baileys-for-breakfast. I have an airplane bottle of coffee-flavored baileys. Coffee=definitely a morning thing. As soon as I get more oats, I’m making this ;)

    • August 24, 2011 2:26 PM

      Please do!! Most smoothie’s do not fill me and I always feel like I need chew too. Good thing this smoothie has chocolate chips in it that always fall to the bottom :)

  3. August 24, 2011 11:27 AM

    I was just looking at that smoothie the other day and thinking that I really need to try it. I love smoothies, but usually only as either part of a meal or a snack because they don’t tend to hold me over for too long. Maybe I’m just not beefing them up enough? And I totally agree that leftover pizza is better than fresh :D

    • August 24, 2011 2:26 PM

      Making them *part* of a meal definitely works a lot better for me.

  4. August 24, 2011 12:09 PM

    Smoothies can definitely be fillers! I have one everyday for b-fast. I almost always lunchbox it for work/school! :)

  5. August 24, 2011 1:05 PM

    you just made me so. hungry. pass some of that smoothie on over here?

  6. August 24, 2011 1:54 PM

    Bailey’s cream oatmeal! I need to try that – such a briliant breakfast!

  7. August 24, 2011 2:13 PM

    ahhh I LOVE your Irish Cream-Peachy oats :] SUCH a good idea ;)

    The smoothie looks awesome, too. Sometimes they fill me up – which still surprises me because I used to think it was ridiculous that a smoothie could be filling, lol. I haven’t had one in a long time, though! And yes – I pack my lunches and snacks for work.

  8. August 24, 2011 4:24 PM

    OH my gosh your oatmeal looks perfect! Great photo skills you have going on too :)
    I try to make smoothies with a whole bunch of satiating ingredients in them to keep me full

  9. August 24, 2011 6:03 PM

    Smoothes never hold me over unless they are pumped with protein haha! I love your oatmeal, I am for sure making this…… Love me some Yogi tea as well :)

  10. August 24, 2011 6:28 PM

    I can do smoothies as meals on some days.. it depends how much exercise I’ve done!
    And I agree- pizza leftovers are always better.

  11. August 24, 2011 6:44 PM

    Mmm that smoothie is making me hungry! Smoothies always make me feel really full at the time, but then soon afterwards I’m starving again. So I usually force myself to eat a little something with it even if I don’t feel that hungry. Man I really need to get Mama Pea’s cookbook…I’m so late on the train…

  12. August 24, 2011 7:22 PM

    I love having smoothies as meal replacements. They’re delish!

  13. August 24, 2011 8:06 PM

    I had that smoothie for breakfast yesterday….love it! I can’t do smoothies if they are consumed with something small on the side. If I eat them alone then I am starving within 1.5 hours!

  14. buttonss - Cherie permalink
    August 25, 2011 3:46 AM

    Stuffed dates are amazing. And I loveee your oatmeal spoon!!!

  15. August 25, 2011 6:54 AM

    Bahaha “noooooo!!!” i would’ve eaten it off the ground…..i NEED to try that smoothie! anything cake batter related is my favorite! your pictures are always so pretty.

  16. August 26, 2011 12:52 AM

    Oh Snap! Bailey’s For Breakfast! You know, I always thought my breakfasts were missing something…little did I know, it was missing something fermented.

    And I don’t know who made the jambalaya, all I know is that I will pay shipping and handling to have some sent over here to the west coast. Thank you in advance.

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