WIAW #13: BBQ for Lunch {What I Ate Wednesday}

by Sarah on June 20, 2012 · 11 comments

in Food,WIAW

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday, AND the first day of Summer! It’s a hot one today in Boston. It’s looking like the temperature is going to reach upwards into the 90’s today. It’s days like today that make me thankful I work in an office with AC!

I am excited that it’s finally officially summertime. This summer is already looking like it’s going to be a good one! Two things that I’m really looking forward to this summer is the Healthy Living Summit in August and my big move to live with Bernie. Two very exciting things! There are many more things I’d like to do this summer including heading to the beach more often (we didn’t make it ONCE last summer, it was a wash-out of a summer), going antiquing, visiting family and friends, and maybe a trip to Maine. So many activities!

On to today’s WIAW post. As always, if you’d like to see other WIAW posts from other bloggers, head over to Peas and Crayons. Thanks for hosting, Jenn!


I was craving yogurt this morning, which of course, isn’t unusual. In this mix: plain Chobani mixed with a tb. crunchy WF almond butter, cut up strawberries, and Love Grown granola. Yum!


Free lunches are pretty common at work. If we have a meeting that occurs during lunch or are given lunch as a thank-you, it often involves 1 of 2 things: pizza or salads/sandwiches. Today, however, was different. VERY different. Our boss ordered us Red Bones BBQ as part of a thank-you lunch for our 3-day meeting we had last week. I’ve talked about my love for Red Bones before, so needless to say I was pumped. Bernie was VERY jealous. Sorry Bernie. My plate included some pulled chicken, some pulled pork on a bun, mac&cheese, coleslaw, beans, and cornbread. YUM!


As good as the BBQ was, I felt full for at least two hours after lunch was over. I’m not used to eating that much food in the middle of the day, and I felt so sluggish for a little while afterward. After work, I did some interval repeats on the treadmill and worked up a nice sweat. When I got home, I knew that what I was planning on making wasn’t happening. I wasn’t very hungry, so I made a smoothie and had some roasted sweet potato on the side. In my smoothie: 1 peach, half a banana, some frozen strawberries, ice, almond milk, and vanilla protein powder. It was the perfect amount of food.

Readers: Does your office ever offer free lunches? Is there a healthy option? Do you ever change a planned meal because your appetite wasn’t there? What are your plans for the summer?