WIAW: Back to School.

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Hii! How’s your week going? Hopefully well, but if it’s not…at least it’s halfway over Wink

WIAW

And since it’s Wednesday, that means I get to show you a day of eats! Yesterday was my first day back at school after the holidays – I have to say, that was a nice three week break there. This semester, it looks like I’ll be going to school once every week or two. That is fine with me…really, I’d like to keep winter highway driving to a minimum!

Breakfast:

I had a little bit of an early start in the morning, but of course, I made time for breakfast:

Oats Chocolate protein oats with flax seed and maca powder, topped with cacao coconut butter. Because clearly, chocolate is the best way to start the day.

Lunch:

So I’m really, really bad at packing lunches. I chronically under-pack, so I usually end up wandering around in search of a snack an hour after eating. This might have something to do with the fact that I’m still half asleep as I’m throwing lunch together…

Lunch Salad Spinach salad with a chopped chicken burger, dressing, and baby carrots. Yup, not enough food at all.

Lunch Part Two:

Questbar A Quest bar buried at the bottom of my purse to the rescue! This was my first time trying Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. I do love all things CCCD, and this was no exception. But before you say anything – yes, I know I have to try it baked. Next time!

P.S. Even at school, I eat at the computer/my desk. Some things don’t change.

Snack:

For some reason in the afternoon, I was feeling cereal. Not a usual craving for me, but I went with it.

Cereal A mix of puffed rice and Vanilla Almond granola with almond milk.

Dinner:

So dinner was fabulous:

French Toast French toast! You can’t go wrong with breakfast for dinner, especially when pure maple syrup and peanut butter are included. When it comes to sweet carb-y breakfasts, I always think that waffles are my favourite until I make french toast. Yup – french toast definitely wins out.

Snack:

A yogurt and chocolate casein mix to round out the evening.

Chocolate Yogurt So oatmeal, cereal, french toast, and yogurt. Apparently, I was in a breakfast-y mood yesterday. Of course, I’m ok with that – aren’t all the best foods breakfast foods?

Have a great Wednesday!

<— Waffles, french toast or pancakes?

<— When was the last time you had breakfast for dinner?

<— Lunches: Do you tend to under-pack, over-pack, or get them just right?

69 Comments

  1. OMG I always under pack for lunch! It is cuz I never know what to pack or what I want. Also, whenever I pack my lunch, it is usually right after I eat breakfast, so I’m not really hungry, and don’t think I’ll ever be hungry again hahaha. soooo wrong!
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  2. Yummmm I can’t remember the last time I ate breakfast for dinner… Probably like two years ago but it’s so good! I always forget about French toast in favor of waffles or pancakes but it always hits the spot when I do have it and yes I am awful at packing food for myself- it’s so hard to judge and I always pack the same thing every day but sometimes I’m just hungrier than usual so I go buy pretzels from a vending machine.
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  3. You definitely were in a breakfast mood! I also am not the greatest at packing lunches–I mean, I’ve been doing it for years but still don’t pack enough. But, I do have a bag of almonds at work so they usually save me.
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  4. I have bfast for dinner a lot in the way of OMELETTES! Last night I had an omelette w/ tomatoes, cheese, and turkey sausage in it.
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  5. Brinner is always okay in my book! I love it. I always under pack my long and over pack my boyfriends. Not sure what’s going on in my mind…

  6. I chronically under pack too for work, I am so bad at it. it is tough to know how hungry I will be. I need to get better at eating breakfast, it is the meal I just never find myself having. I am such a snacker
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  7. I have a tendency to under pack my lunches – I just get so annoyed in the morning with trying to figure out snacks. Mostly because I don’t have any convenience foods on hand (other than raw veg/fruit – boring). Sometimes if I’m super lazy, I’ll make up a weird mix of chia & hemp seeds, whey protein, North Coast Naturals daily cleanse, sliced banana, pumpkin seeds & cinnamon & call it lunch. Hahaha

    Also – there are NO good restaurants near my work. Just gross Tim Hortons & stuff like that. why is life so hard?

    WAFFLES!!!! After I saw your french toast picture on IG last night, I’ve been craving it. It might be my dinner tonight – I woke up sick/feeling incapable of digesting food. Pray for me….
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  8. Yesterday… Brinner happened yesterday. Actually, yesterday ended up being VERY breakfasty for me as well… maybe it was something in the Canadian water supply? I had a yogurt mess cereal bowl, though. To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of French toast, but that might just be because I’ve never had -really- good French toast… MOst of the ones I’ve tried have been really soggy and rubbery, and that’s just not a good look for any food.

    As for lunch, I was a chronic OVERpacker when I had to eat lunch out of the house, because I was kind of paranoid about being left hungry, so I’d go the extra mile to make sure plenty of food was available. Hangry is not a good look for me.
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    • I haven’t had a yogurt mess in a while…I’m thinking that needs to change. And I need to make you french toast one day!!

  9. Stunning day of eats! Breakfast should never be allocated to the mornings only. These days I’ve been doing the breakfast for lunch thing – today was peanut butter/chocolate baked oatmeal . I’ve never had french toast, so I’m going to go with pancakes. And I just know that if I had to pack I lunch I would underpack!

  10. Pancakes! Although your french toast looks fabulous. You know my thoughts on breakfast for dinner… hehe. Happy Wednesday lovely!
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  11. That Quest bar is one of my favs! So yummy! Definitely pancakes for me; although, I don’t mind waffles, I just don’t have a waffle iron at home to make them. I had breakfast for dinner last night! It was scrambled eggs, topped with cheese and avocado! Hit the spot!
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  12. Waffles, definitely. I’m not usually the biggest breakfast fan, but breakfast food are so much easier to prepare than fancy dinner foods.

    I usually tend to underpack a little bit, but it’s never so drastic that I can’t wait until I get home to eat!
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    • Definitely agree that breakfast foods tend to be a little easier! I know I’ve thrown together a three-minute yogurt bowl more than once for dinner.

  13. I’ve come to realize that breakfast for dinner is totally normal and acceptable. Your french toast looks so delicious and I also love to add pb to mine. Vegan french toast is great and all but I find myself missing the egg version sometimes! Shhh don’t tell the other vegans.
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  14. I’ve just accepted that I’m going to be hungry again about a 2 hours after I eat the lunch I’ve packed, so I bring enough food to snack every 60-90 minutes. Sounds like a lot, but it’s what works for me!

  15. I haven’t had french toast for dinner or just french toast in general in way too long. Must change this…
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  16. Brinner is awesome!! I honestly have not made french toast in years…which is crazy to me. I need to track down a vegan recipe and give it a go. It is one of those comfort foods that I really need to get back into my life.
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  17. French toast, all day long!!! I’m overdue for a brinner.

    I tend to pack pretty well, but I always have an emergency snack at my desk.
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  18. Mm can’t decide between those three. They are equally beloved in my mind I used to underpack a lot (which wasn’t an issue thankfully since the boys have plenty of snacks), but recently I’ve been hitting it just right which is good And breakfast for dinner will be happening tonight haha. On my own after yoga
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  19. Breakfast foods are definitely the best. Unfortunately I don’t have a waffle iron so I never had waffles in my life. Can you believe this??
    I love my pancakes though that’s for sure.
    Ugh and I hate if I underpack lunch. Mostly I’m too lazy to go to the store and buy something healthy and then end up eating all the chocolate in our office
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  20. I either over pack or underpack with lunches, I can never get it quite right! Thank goodness for us snack hoarders though- there’s usually something hidden in a pocket to fix that problem right up
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  21. Never tried chocolate in my oats, but perhaps I should. Thanks for reminding me that I need to buy more Quest bars!
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  22. Just make sure you don’t microwave that quest bar in paper towel/anything it could stick to! I ended up with QUITE the (still delicious) mess! It’s definitely been too long since breakfast for dinner happened around here. Thanks for reminding me what I’m missing!
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  23. WHY IS EVERYONE HAVING BREAKFAST FOR DINNER?! I commented this on Amanda’s post today, but I’ll put it here too: I always really like the idea of breakfast for dinner, but I’ve never really found breakfast foods to be enough to tide me over until the next morning. It actually makes me a teensy bit sad.
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    • It’s a sign that you should at least try it again and I do find myself needing a nighttime snack pretty much every night, but definitely after breakfast for dinner.

  24. Yes to brinner! And French toast especially
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  25. Yay! I love breakfast for dinner but I haven’t made french toast in forever! Thanks for the reminder I love that Quest bar flavor – my favorite.
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  26. French toast for dinner, yummy! I can’t remember the last time I had French Toast but I’d much prefer to have it for dinner because it tends to make me sleepy. Not the most energizing breakfast! I sometimes underpack my lunch salads too. If I was in a rush the night before I will open up my salad the next morning and go “Oh god, what was I thinking, this won’t be enough”. So good thing I keep a standard supply of snacks at my desk!
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  27. Brinner is a frequent occurrence for me, it’s always a good choice! I usually don’t eat a big lunch and almost always end up needing to have an afternoon snack. The cookie dough quests are so good! I’m glad you liked yours too.
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  28. I had a breakfast for dinner yesterday. Definitely one of the best ways to finish day And, of course, chocolate oatmeal – the best way to begin day! I cook my oats with a cocoa tablespoon, milk and a stevia… On taste as dessert!
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  29. What kind of a question is THAT? Pancakes all the way! (haha, I felt like writing Tauros All the Way!)

    If brinner doesn’t occur more than once a week, it is criminal.
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  30. I hate it when I underpack for my lunches! I totally did that today. I had leftover black bean soup and chopped veggies, and I totally meant to pack crackers but I forgot!

    Hmm I think out of those three, French toast wins out for me too. So darn good, especially made with a loaf of bakery bread!
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  31. I love that you put maca in your oats, I put it in everything from oats to smoothies to hot chocolate.
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  32. Fantastic looking day to me French toast by a whisker over pancakes. Although if we are taking crepe it really is a tie with French toast (especially when i sprinkle the crepe with lemon juice and sugar!) Breakfast for dinner happens all the time for me (although I need triple the amount I would usually serve myself for breakfast lol) I tend to just never get
    it right for lunch! I have found actually buying it out has been better because I buy the right amount I’m hungry for then and there (I know not
    Economical though!)

  33. Pancakes all the way! French toast tastes incredible but somehow always makes me nauseous a few minutes later. No judgment on your meals–if I could eat breakfast for every meal I would!
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  34. Nothing wrong with having a lot of breakfast foods. I love ‘em! I can only choose 1? That’s.. impossible.. I last had breakfast for dinner… a few days ago actually! It was delicious. I always under pack for lunch. My tummy always grumbles in my last 3 classes.

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