What I Ate Wednesday

I have a theory regarding the climate in DC: if I’m going to live somewhere with blazing, oppressively hot summers, I want to at least be granted a pass with mild winters. I’d like to not routinely feel like my face is going to freeze off. I’d like to run outside without getting windburn or feeling like my lungs have just had a close encounter with some dry ice. Take, for example, a place like San Antonio (where Brandon is from):

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Alternatively, if I’m going to live somewhere with frigid, bitterly cold winters, I at least want it to involve buckets of snow on a semi-regular basis. Take, for example, a place like Colorado (where I’m from):

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But nooooo, DC has to go and have the worst of both worlds (except for last winter, which was gloriously mild). Blast furnace-esque summers combined with meat-locker-meets-wind-tunnel winters doth not a happy habitat make. This makes me extra, super-duper happy that I can now take the bus instead of having to rely on on Metro (which often lacks climate control) and thus schlep a half mile to and from work.

Memo to the bus: you complete me. (Ok, I also told my other great love, guacamole, that it completes me, but it totally doesn’t have to know that you’re competing for my affection. This can be our little secret.)

Today, of course, is a frigid day — so as you’ll see from this week’s What I Ate Wednesday, hosted by the lovely Jenn from Peas & Crayons, I’m relying heavily on warm, soul-soothing foods to get me through until the next heat wave.

Peas and Crayons

Before hitting the gym, I had my customary coffee, banana (it was gobbled up while the toast was toasting and the coffee was brewing, so it didn’t make the photoshoot), and toast:

DSC00679I took my breakfast to work, which means I wolfed down my GF oatmeal with ground flax seed, blueberries, and almond milk. My beloved snacks were comprised of cantaloupe, celery with hummus, Greek yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, and string cheese.DSC00684

Lunch consisted of lentil soup and an apple…and enough tea to park on a barge.DSC00621


Dinner, because I was feeling a tad lazy, was rotisserie chicken from Costco (Costco: you also complete me! Shhh, don’t tell the bus or the guacamole) and salad with yogurt-based French dressing. Sometimes I just have to ask somebody else to do the cooking for me, know what I mean?

DSC00550Now that it’s Wednesday, I’m looking forward to the upcoming weekend (of course) — but in the meantime, I hope everyone stays warm and well-fed. Happy WIAW!

6 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday

  1. jessielovestorun February 20, 2013 / 11:20 am

    Nothing wrong with lazy meals!! I actually find that they taste even better than other nights.

  2. aftertheivyleague February 20, 2013 / 1:48 pm

    Mmm rotisserie chicken! Why is it so much better than any chicken I make myself? I don’t understand lol. Your meals look great though! And I hear you about DC…I lived there during one summer and oh my gawddd it was so freaking hot. I was essentially a pool of sweat at all times. Not cute.

  3. Alex @ therunwithin February 20, 2013 / 4:07 pm

    amen to this. dc weather is crazy. i ran in shorts yesterday but today I was bundled up and dying from the wind. what is this? I hate the walk to the metro for that reason. I wish I could take the bus but it would take 2 hours versus a 30 minute metro ride

  4. chasingchels February 20, 2013 / 9:51 pm

    Pittsburgh and DC sound amazingly similar weather wise…I loatheeeeee it too! Soup, easy meals, and tea sound perfect for handling such things, which is why I’ve been living on them too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Eating 4 Balance February 21, 2013 / 12:51 am

    Yum. I love Twinings Tea, especially Chai!

    And rotisserie chicken. Yep. Awesome stuff right there. We don’t have a Costo around us, but I think it would probably be my favorite grocery store ever. Haha.

  6. Claire February 21, 2013 / 2:55 pm

    There is no such thing as a shortcut GF meal. Therefore: take one wherever you can. ๐Ÿ™‚



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