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Happy Wednesday! You all know what that means – What I Ate Wednesday! If you aren’t familiar with WIAW, head over the Peas and Crayons to see what it’s all about!

Peas and Crayons

So yesterday was my first day back to class. Technically we were supposed to start Monday, but go the day off for MLK. Sadly, this means we have to make it up at the end of the semester… Thanks law school.

  
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Anyway, I actually only have one class on my Tuesday schedule! Unfortunately, it started at 8:30am… Since it takes me an hour to get to school, and I’m a freak that likes to get there early for a good seat the first day, I decided to leave at 7 to get there. In law school, most teachers have assigned seats. You pick a seat the first day, sign your name on a seating chart, and that’s that! Hence the importance for getting there early. I’m a fan of the second row. Close enough to pay attention, but not up in the teacher’s face.

Now that you know way too much about my seating preferences, it’s time for breakfast. Since I needed to leave early, I decided to prep my breakfast the night before: overnight oats!

I’d had some success on Saturday with my Dough Boy Overnight Oats, but this time I decided to try out some Chobani yogurt in my oats, an idea I got from Julie’s blog, Peanut Butter Fingers.

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I finally found some of the new Chobani flavors, so I decided I wanted to try one out: apple cinnamon! The night before, I combined 1/3 cup oats with 1/3 cup almond milk, a bit of water, 1 T chia seeds, and 1 container of Chobani greek yogurt. I also threw in some cinnamon and stevia. I mixed this all together and then set it in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, I added a bit more almond milk to mix it up, some walnuts, and some chopped apples on top! It was delicious!



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I left my apartment at about 7am and headed off to school. At first I thought my timing was great since it was raining and usually my commute takes longer in the rain. However… I managed to arrive to my first class 40 minutes early.

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Where to sit???

After class it was time to eat again (I’m trying to follow Jamie Eason’s small meal plan of eating every 3 hours) and I was hungry too! I had a Lara bar that I’d bought at home but never had the chance to try. It was a new flavor for me, Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte.

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It was very sweet and delicious, however I didn’t notice until I’d started eating that it has 22g of sugar!!! That’s a lot. I’d probably choose bars with less sugar next time. Perfect combination of chocolate and cherry though, neither too overwhelming! Just right.

When I got home, I did some cleaning and some reading and then was starving for lunch. I decided to have some of the Crockpot Chicken and Rutabaga and Greens Stew that I had made this weekend. It was delicious! Tons of chicken though, I think next time I’ll add even more veggies to the mix! On the side, I had one carrot cake protein bar with some peanut flour sauce on top!

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As an afternoon snack, I had the last bit of Greek yogurt that I had in a tub, mixed with some stevia and cocoa powder to make it chocolate! I also had an unpictured rice cake with a bit of almond butter and cinnamon.

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For dinner, I made up a veggie mix (steamed bean sprouts, carrots and celery) topped with two turkey muffins. I was going to eat it with Coconut Aminos (a soy and gluten free version of soy sauce) and nutritional yeast, but right after taking the picture I changed my mind and used Annie’s Lite Honey Mustard. Good Choice! With the turkey muffins it almost tasted like chicken fingers dipped in honey mustard (almost).

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I realized I’d had zero carbs! So I made up a protein cupcake! This one followed my regular recipe (1 T flour, 1 T protein powder, 1/4 tsp baking powder, stevia, 1 T applesauce and 1T milk) but I also added some lemon extract. I served it with some peanut flour sauce! Aaaaaand, definitely also made another with cinnamon instead of the lemon extract. Perfection.

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Since I started eating dinner at about 5:30 (yes, I should live in a retirement home), I was getting hungry a little later while reading. I decided to try out the other new flavor I got: Blood Orange. I served it with a sliced up half of a banana and a spoonful of peanut butter! I also had a piece of dark chocolate on the side.

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At first I wasn’t sure about the whole blood orange thing, it seemed like such a weird yogurt flavor. But I actually liked it! I’m not sure I’d use it for overnight oats, but it was pretty good to enjoy on it’s own!

 

What’s the weirdest Greek yogurt flavor you’ve seen or tried? What’s a flavor you’d love them to invent?

Do you like to get to school early on the first day?



 

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