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Bigger meals = fewer snacks?

When I woke up this morning, I found a container of GoodBelly that I hadn’t opened yet and only a few days to drink it!

I really liked this Black Currant Flavor but the mango is still my favorite. I also made another bowl of stove top oats for breakfast, I think I’m hooked 🙂

Aren’t they gorgeous? This bowl contained 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, cooked with 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup Silk vanilla almond milk.

Then I stirred in 1/2 cup pumpkin, some flax, pumpkin pie spice, a drop of agave nectar and then topped it all with almond butter and raisins. Yum 🙂

This filled me up for a long time, including through a 2+ hour dental appointment!

It got me thinking about trying to eat bigger meals more often and maybe that way I’d snack less?

When I finally got to work, I had a banana and some black coffee. I did want coffee today!


I didn’t pack my lunch on purpose because I couldn’t decide on anything, so I went to Subway, which I hadn’t done at work in a LONG time.


I got a 6-inch veggie delight sandwich on wheat bread (contains honey). Since half of my mouth was still sort of numb, it took me forever to eat it!


This sandwich contained lettuce, tomatoes, onion, green peppers, banana peppers and mustard. I skipped some of the other veggies since I didn’t want to have to chew anything too crunchy.

I couldn’t pass up the Sun Chips though! 😉

I ate lunch around 1 and it took me a while to eat it. I didn’t feel the need to eat a snack at work that afternoon. So it would seem a bigger breakfast and lunch kept me full longer, hmm…

On the way hope, I picked up some red, red wine.

I’d had white the last few times, so I was ready for a change!


This was pretty tasty. I think Shiraz is one of my favorite blends of any brand. Plus it’s the name of one of my favorite restaurants, ha ha!

For dinner, I had leftover Indian food, plus a sweet potato with Smart Balance Light and cinnamon.

It was nice to eat at home since I had take out for lunch!

Josh and I watched some TV and movies, during which I enjoyed some oats with AB and chocolate chips.


And popcorn!


Do you eat three smaller meals and snacks or three larger meals during the day?

I go back and forth, but most of the time I do the smaller meals and snacks. I’m thinking of changing it up for a while though.


Tax Day

Thursday was an interesting day, which started with me mailing our taxes at almost the last minute (well, 10 a.m. at least)!

And also an old fashioned, cooked on the stove top bowl of oats 🙂


Not only do they taste better, but they make for a better presentation too!

When I got to work, I had some tea and mixed nuts.


Then I had one of the best lunches ever! I hadn’t had this in a while and I recently saw Caitlin enjoying it, so I decided to add it back to the rotation 😉


While I think vegetarian baked beans are my favorite, this works well with black beans, pinto beans, etc. Veggies + protein = ❤

And I enjoyed some ripe, juicy strawberries too!


For my afternoon snack, I tried some new sun dried tomato hummus with carrots.


I ate it all, but it left a weird aftertaste and I’m not sure that I really liked it that much. But oh well, I tried something new 😉


After work, I went to the gym and ran 2 miles.

So far I have only missed one day of running this week, so I feel pretty good. I’ve been taking lots of short walks at work too to get my Vitamin D!

For dinner, I went with Indian. Pre-packaged Indian, that is!

012 013I thought I checked all the packages well at the store but that dang rice contains milk! 😦

Just shows that even at 7+ months into this, it’s still easy to make mistakes and stuff slips in. It still turned out to be a nice dinner.

It wasn’t the best I’d ever had but it was pretty good. I also had some broccoli with Smart Balance Light for some more veggies.

After dinner digested, I took Suzie to the dog park for a little bit so she could get her exercise too! She loves it there. I’m so glad we got her signed up.

When we got back, I was really craving non-dairy ice cream, but instead of spending a lot to get some high calorie, sugary treat, I made a much healthier version…Banana soft serve!

I just threw one frozen banana in the food processor.

Then processed until it got creamy, stopping to scrape the sides a few times.

I topped mine with almond butter and chocolate chips! So much better than processed, store bought ice cream 🙂


I watched “500 Days of Summer” which was cute but also a little depressing. It was a beautifully shot movie though, made me want to live in a big(ger) city 😉

I got hungry again later that night, so I had a small cup of oat bran with almond butter and chips.

Do you wait until the last minute to do your taxes?

I don’t usually wait until the last day but we had to pay state taxes and I had to wait until we got the money together for that!