Runner’s Diet – Week of 6/26 Groceries

If you’re wondering why I’m posting this, read this post.

At my previous job, it didn’t take long for my colleagues to realize that I ate the same. thing. every. day.

BEHOLD—the goods from my most recent grocery run plus this week’s meal plan:

So green. Much dull.
  1. Blueberries
  2. Bananas
  3. A pound each of spinach and mixed greens
  4. Morningstar Farms Garden Veggie and Original Chik patties
  5. Frozen peas (a freezer staple!)
  6. Maruchan instant ramen in beef flavor (one of my favorite indulgences!)
  7. Ferrero Rocher (mmm… I’ve missed this)
  8. Angie’s BoomChickaPop Lightly Sweet popcorn (rediscovering my fondness for sweet popcorn)
  9. Champion C9 sports bra (impulse buy because 25%-off sale!)

Total: $74 ($60 without the impulse buy)

As for this week’s meals:

  • Breakfast: overnight oatmeal (rolled oats, soy milk, honey, chia seeds, cinnamon and blueberries)
  • Mid-morning snack: banana
  • Lunch: Salad with balsamic dressing and an egg
  • Mid-afternoon snack 1: blackberries
  • Mid-afternoon snack 2: popcorn, Ferrero Rocher or whatever looks good in the Snack Cube (i.e. the cubicle that serves as a storage space for office snacks)
  • Dinner: 2 veggie patties + 6oz of peas

A couple of notes about this plan:

  • I am currently crazy about overnight oats! I have the Target Cartwheel app and I saw that oatmeal had been added to the deals, and I thought to myself, why don’t I eat oatmeal anymore? Oh yeah—it made me poop. But it contains all the good stuff and is dirt-cheap! Before eating overnight oats, I was also thoroughly unfulfilled by my morning smoothies. (Hungry again less than an hour later!)
  • I think I’ll change to a non-soy protein powder. Gram-for-gram of protein, it’s more economical than soy milk.

I’m pretty excited about the Ferrero Rocher.

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