I have a confession to make… for the longest time, I thought ‘What I Ate Wednesday’ meant literally what you ate on Wednesday. I would always post WIAW on Thursday because I couldn’t post what I ate on Wednesday on Wednesday! Sometimes I am so dense…
Now I understand that WIAW is just a chance for you to post some of the things you eat during a normal day!
Well yesterday, I woke up and actually got my booty onto my treadmill (which has been a rare occurrence lately). After 3.5 miles made up of 20 minutes sprints and 15 minutes walking, I felt pretty good!
I made a yummy breakfast of oats, egg whites, PB2, 1/2 banana, and blackberries. Never gets old.
Since I’ve been on the GI service (gastrointestinal) at the pediatrics hospital, I guarantee I have gained 5 lbs! No joke!! There is always some kind of goody in the work room: banana bread, homemade caramels, cookies, brownies, trail mix, cake, it goes on. Yesterday, we met our attending physician (the upper level boss lady who runs the show) at 3pm to go over our patients one last time and make sure nothing had changed from our morning rounds. We also had a short teaching session on metabolism disorders. This attending is such a sweetheart, she brought us all hot fudge sundays from McDonalds. She literally walked to our team room with 8 sundays in her hands. How can you turn that down???
So along with the absurd amounts of sweets I’ve been consuming, I’ve also had this fabulous recipe for lunch the past few days:
I saw a recipe for Sloppy Joe’s on some vegan website I can no longer find and the author called them snobby joes since they are vegan and think they are cooler and healthier than everyone else… which they are.
I thought that was so funny and so I’m stealing it. If you are the witty person who coined the term ‘snobby joe’s’ please come find me and tell me that you are funnier than I am. I will give you all the credit.
Anyways, this recipe tastes exactly like a Sloppy Joe. I feel like sloppy joes were always the sandwich you were embarrassed to say you liked, but secretly you thought it was delicious. Well now, have no embarrassment because these are healthy and fabulous! They are also less sloppy.
1 yellow onion chopped
1 yellow pepper chopped
1 clove garlic minced
1 tbs olive oil
2 1/2 tbs chili powder
1 tbs oregano
8oz tomato sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 tbs yellow mustard
3 tbs maple syrup
Sauté your chopped onions and pepper in the olive oil for 5-7 minutes or until tender.
Add in garlic and continue to sauté 2-3 minutes.
Add in lentils (mine were already cooked so if you have raw lentils, you will have to cook them first).
Mix in all your spices and salt. Then add tomato sauce and paste. Cook for about 10 minutes.
Finally, add in the mustard and maple syrup. Once heated through, it’s done!
Serve however you like! Over bread, over veggies, out of a bowl- your choice!
Do you suffer from sweets constantly surrounding you? How do you turn them down?