Weekday Meals

How is it already Wednesday?! I feel like the days have been flying by. I’m surprised I actually remembered to snap a few photos of what I ate yesterday! Let’s just jump right into the food!

I woke up early yesterday to go on a run with my friend Carin so once I got home, I was starving.

banana smoothie

It wasn’t anything fancy, but this banana smoothie tasted refreshing after a run! I had it with a giant scoop of almond butter on the side. Maybe it’s weird, but I like having my nut butter on the side vs. inside the smoothie. Then I just scoop a little out with each bite. Does anyone else do this or am I a total weirdo?

Work has been really busy lately so the morning flew by. Once my stomach started growling, I went to the fridge to grab my lunch. I packed some of this vegetarian taco soup that I made earlier in the week.

extra soup photo

It didn’t look quite as beautiful in my Pyrex but you get the idea. I also had a little side salad with it.

The afternoon was filled with meetings but I packed an apple with me to snack on since I knew dinner would be a little later. I munched on this while I wrapped up work for the day.


After work, I went to the Flying Squirrels game with a few friends. Richmond has a AA baseball team and the games are pretty fun to watch. It was hot but we had a good time cheering on the squirrels! (And by cheering on the squirrels I mean we really only paid attention when a fly ball was coming our way.)

Once I got home, I had dinner with Alex. We stopped at Ellwood Thompsons and picked up a few things so I threw together a simple salad.


It wasn’t anything fancy but it was actually really satisfying. I also had a few bites of cheese and then had a little Halo Top while we watched an episode of Seinfeld.

birthday cake halo top

I love the Birthday Cake flavor but the new Wegmans grocery store has the mocha chip flavor which is pretty incredible, too. I need to restock my Halo Top inventory this week! (I’m kind of obsessed. You can read my whole Halo Top review here!)

Do you usually pack your lunch?

I’m linking up with Arman for What I Ate Wednesday!

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tomato cucumber salad

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