WIAW #3 – A Long Day

You know how some days are so busy at work that you literally have no time to eat?

That day was today for me.

Needless to say, it’s a good thing I had a filling breakfast and  a quick snack packed in my lunchbox.

Breakfast – 7:40 a.m.

Bowl of hot peanut butter pumpkin oats topped with blueberries. Made with:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Drop of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons Whole Foods chunky peanut butter
  • 1 egg white
  • Huge dashes of pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries


I mixed the dry ingredients in a bowl and then added the vanilla and milk. Next, I microwaved the mixture for one minute and stirred in the egg white immediately after removing the bowl from the microwave. I put the bowl back in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then I added the pumpkin and peanut butter and microwaved the mixture for an extra 45 seconds. Finally, I topped the oatmeal off with blueberries.

Snack – Noon

Emerald Cocoa Roast almonds (pictured below) . . .

Lunch – 3:30 p.m.

Smashed avocado, black bean and onion sandwich with cheddar cheese and mustard on Arnold Healthy Multigrain bread; frozen dark sweet cherries; cucumber slices and baby carrots; two tablespoons Sabra Classic hummus

To make the sandwich filling, smash 1/2 small avocado with 1/4 – 1/3 cup black beans; 1/8 cup diced white onion; and dashes of cumin, pepper, garlic powder, and chili powder.

Pre-workout Snack – 5:45 p.m.

(not pictured)

  • 1/4 cup Harris Teeter fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • Handful of Mini Triscuits

Dinner – 8:30 p.m.

Egg and egg-white scramble made with:

  • Two eggs and one egg white
  • 1/2 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • Dashes of cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and pepper
  • Three tablespoons pico de gallo

Evening Snack – 10:45 p.m.

(not pictured)

  • Two tablespoons Trader Joe’s almond butter with a small banana

P.S. Sorry I’m a little late today with the post. I had family in town for the long weekend, and I ate out all day Tuesday. I forgot to take pictures, which means this is  a true WIAW post featuring Wednesday’s eats.


  1. Do you ever skip or delay meals at work?
  2. What is your go-to snack? (Mine is almonds, if you didn’t notice 🙂 )

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