August has been a bit of a crazy month. Birthday festivities, a trip to Minnesota, friends visiting from out of town… it’s been so much fun. And even though my precious little routine might have been thrown off its axis, I’ve been loving every minute of it. I’d be lying if I said that it didn’t occasionally stress me out (So much ice cream! And I didn’t work out today! The world is ending!) but I’ve been much more relaxed about it than I would have been in the past and it’s made summer a whole lot more fun.

So now things are winding down (um, how is August almost over?!) and I’m kind of excited to get back into the normal routine of life. My fridge is stocked, my pantry is full, and I’m excited to start cooking again! Here’s what I ate yesterday, getting back into a routine.

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I had been eating toast for the past few days because that was all we had on hand but now that I have my Greek yogurt back, I’ve been enjoying it with berries. I bought a 2lb container of fresh strawberries, which might have been a little ambitious, so I added plenty on top of my yogurt. I had a cup of coconut mocha coffee at home.

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For a morning snack, I had one of these mini strawberry muffins! I made them on Monday night and they turned out really well so stay tuned for the recipe. I ate one with my third cup of coffee, but who’s counting? After my third cup, I switched to water.

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Once lunchtime rolled around, I went down to the cafeteria and made a big salad. Nothing new here, folks. I’ve been at my job for over six years and I’m still obsessed with our salad bar. I also had a cup of lentil & freekeh soup but I forgot to snap a picture of it. I was too busy chatting with a friend, enjoying the sunshine on the patio. Not a bad way to spend a lunch break!

After work, I squeezed in a quick Tone It Up workout and then I ate a few handfuls of popcorn while I waited for Alex to come home.

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For dinner, I roasted some chickpeas and fingerling potatoes with a little salt, pepper, and garlic. To round out the meal, I made a huge salad. I’m a volume eater so this big salad filled me up while the chickpeas and potatoes gave the meal a little more staying power. I love chickpeas and I think roasted chickpeas are my favorite.

Later in the evening, I met up with a friend to get a pedicure. Pedicures still feel so fancy to me. I only go a few times a year so it’s a nice treat. My friend Christina recommended Escape Salon a few years ago and I love it! It’s the only place I’ve gone since. If you’re in Richmond, you should check it out!

Once I got home, I had a little piece of dark chocolate and called it a night!

Do you crave a routine?

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