Over the past few months, I’ve gotten a lot of requests for the return of consistent WIAWs, and you guys I hear ya! I use to love love love writing up WIAW posts, those are the posts that got my heart fired UP. So while this season right now doesn’t leave time to write consistent “thick” WIAW posts every week, most weeks I do have time to post my daily eats for you guys. My hope is that even when I don’t have lots of words written in these posts, the eats inspire you to enjoy food, experience it, get excited about it, refresh your own meals, and nourish your body well. So onto the eats!
After so much travel it’s felt so good to get back into my own kitchen for at least breakfast and dinners the past few days.
Cody fed me Ezekiel cinnamon raisin english muffins this past weekend in Atlanta and that sparked an intense toast craving so I went to three different little corner markets around my apartment after I flew back into the city from Atlanta on Monday morning – and I’ve eaten toast for breakfast and lunch the past two days.
Breakfast was sweet + savory toast // avocado + fried egg and banana + PB plus more banana and PB
After a couple Nutshell client follow up sessions I jogged over to the gym to do 35 minutes on the elliptical and then made the greenest of green smoothies // 1 cup coconut milk + frozen mango + 1/2 scoop Coconut Almond Vega One + frozen spinach + ice
Lunch post shower was hummus + avocado toast with nutritional yeast // spinach + tomato salad with sea salt and olive oil // carrots + apple // kombucha
Followed up quickly with two Hummusapien banana chocolate chip cookies because I was still hungry. I used Vega Sport protein powder and subbed extra chocolate chips for the walnuts.
And then grabbed a handful of trail mix before a couple more late afternoon Nutshell clients. I just throw coconut chips, chocolate chips, and mixed nuts into a mason jar and keep it in the freezer so it stays fresh. Boom. Homemade trail mix!
Dinner was Nanoosh with a couple girlfriends // chicken swarma power plate with greens, mediterranean salad and green tahini dressing + baby carrots + sweet potato chips
late night snacks while writing up this post // another chocolate chip cookie and a PB + chocolate chip spoonful
Hey! Have you ever heard of the birth control pill causing insomnia? I switched to a new pill about 6 months ago and that’s when my restless sleep started. I don’t have trouble falling asleep (I can fall asleep within 5 minutes) but I toss and turn waking up at least 6-10 times a night to flip over. The birth control is the only thing I can correlate it to. Stress has been high lately as well so I’m sure that’s exacerbating it but the stress only really began in the last two months.
My gyno and my GP have all said BCP don’t do that but I dk..something about having these hormones pulsing through me at night seems likely to be a culprit of insomnia. I’m going to stop taking them after this cycle for sure.
Hey! It’s not a common symptom and I haven’t seen it yet in practice. Perhaps starting a relaxing bedtime routine might help? Stress can certainly keep us awake throughout the night. Estrogen/progesterone don’t have much to do directly with the circadian rhythm as far as I know- but cortisol certainly does. Hope that helps!
Oh my…it’s been forever since I’ve had a PB+choc chip spoonful….it makes me feel “bad” for eating something like that. Thank you for posting that. Freedom with food is so important. I just started drinking kombucha and I’m loving the GT’s various flavors. Gonna have to check out the cookie recipe too!
oh girl you enjoy that spoonful! life is too short 🙂
Amanda @ Real Life Recovery Diary says
Fellow toast addict over here!! Seriously can never get enough. So good with banana and PB especially.
Also that Nanoosh place looks phenomenal. They need to come to Baltimore ASAP! Until then, I’ll just have to live vicariously through you! :p
It’s one of my fav quick spots! LOVEEEEE toast! 🙂
Dani @ Dani California Cooks says
That breakfast looks DELICIOUS. Love the sweet/savory combo. Have to try.
Julia @ Drops of Jules says
Love these posts Robyn! Not only are they a wonderful reminder of a healthy and balanced diet, but you have such delicious food!
so glad you enjoy them! I’ll keep writing 🙂
Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It says
YUM! I’ve been on a nut butter/chocolate chip kick lately too. Great minds think alike 😉 Also the next time I’m in NYC I’d love to stop by Nutshell and say hi and how much I love your blog 🙂 I have to try Nanoosh too, my brother lives pretty close to one!!
say hi! 🙂
I might live near your brother haha – I live just a few blocks away from the 34th and Madison location 🙂
Yay, I’m so excited to see this WIAW post! These posts always give me such great inspiration. I’ve also been on a major toast streak! I think it’s been like 2 months that I’ve been having it for breakfast at least 5 days of the week, no shame. I’ve been loving Canyon Bakehouse’s Cinnamon Raisin Bread, especially spread with Kite Hill’s Almond Milk Cream Cheese. If you want to take your PB banana toast to the next level, I recommend slicing the banana into coins, then placing it in the oven until they get all gooey and caramelized. Seriously out of this world! Hope you’ve been having a great week :)!
that sounds like an amazing weekend breakfast!!