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309. What I Ate Wednesday: Breakfast Edition

Confession: I am terrible at taking pictures of my food.  I manage to write it all down every day and track points, but remembering to snap a photo seems damn near impossible for me.  So today we’re taking a slightly different approach to WIAW.  I go through rotations of eating pretty much the same thing for breakfast every day for months at a time.  Over the summer it was omelets.  Now I’ve started shifting more toward cereals.

First up…

BetterOats Abundance Apples & Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal.


I’m not even sure what possessed me to grab this off the grocery store shelf because I usually I hate the consistency and flavor of instant oatmeal.  Thankfully, this oatmeal is much more similar to stove-top oats than it is to “regular” instant oatmeal.  I mix in 1 T of peanut butter and call it a day.   Plus, you can fill the packet with water if you don’t have a measuring cup handy!  Oh and the oatmeal clocks in with a mere 4 points+ so with my 1 T of pb, I’ve got a very solid, filling 7 points+ breakfast.

The second breakfast winner this week…

Nature’s Path Organic Optimum Blueberry Cinnamon cereal.


I’ve been on the hunt for this cereal since Laura mentioned it to me.  Well, actually she told me about the Optimum Slim which is her favorite, but I’ve yet to find that one.  I saw this one at Trader Joe’s this past week and snatched up the second to last box.  It’s definitely a unique cereal on the flavor and texture front, but I’m a fan.  1 cup of cereal weighs in at 5 points+ and since I prefer my cereal pretty dry, the 2T of 2% milk I pour on doesn’t add any additional points!

So those are my current go-to breakfast options.  Maybe next week I’ll manage to take pictures of a whole day’s worth of food!

301. What I Ate Wednesday on Thursday

Welcome to my first What I Ate Wednesday!  Here’s your first opportunity to see how I spend my daily points.  This is actually what I’ve eaten today.  Enjoy my crappy sub-par phone camera pictures!!

In my haste to actually go eat my dinner I failed to hit publish last night.  #EpicFailWhale.


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2 egg + 2 T cheddar cheese omelet with about 1/4 c of peach mango salsa with a side of vitamin supplements.  This is pretty much my breakfast every day.  I need a pretty protein heavy breakfast otherwise I’m starving an hour or two later. Points+ value 6


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Before lunch I had a banana that went unphotographed.  It was an ugly banana anyway all bruised from being transported in my bag.  After lunch I had this awesomely delicious oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookie.  My boss’s wife stopped by the office to visit with their son, and she brought these cookies.  It was seriously the best cookie I’ve had in a long, long time.  I asked my boss to obtain the recipe for me.  Apparently the secret ingredient is lots of butter.  Points+ values 0 for the banana and about 6 for the cookie.


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Lunch was a salad featuring leftover Grilled Margherita Portobello Burgers from last night’s dinner.  Tasty and filling  Points+ value 2 points



Dinner has not actually been eaten yet, but it’s this delicious looking slow cooker BBQ pulled pork sandwiches (recipe on Monday) on homemade sandwich thins with Trader Joe’s sweet potato chips on the side.  Points+ value 7 for the BBQ pork, 3 for the sandwich thin and 4 for the chips.  14 points+ total for dinner.

Total Points+ Used 28.

Next week I’ll do a better job with photos, and ya know, actually posting on Wednesday.  I promise.

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