WIAW: Tuna Edition

12 Jun

Ok, so maybe it’s just because I’m a total dork, but whenever I hear the word “Tuna” it almost always makes me have flashbacks to The Office.

Please tell me other Office fans do the same thing?

“Large Tuna” . I die.

OK, sorry – I’m back from my Office moment.

Let’s get on to the IMPORTANT things today! It’s Wednesday, so I’m pretty sure that you all know what that means! It’s time for a What I Ate Wednesday!

For anyone not familiar with What I Ate Wednesday, please check out creator Jenn’s blog. She does a great job of explaining why WIAW was created, and what it means to bloggers and blog readers.

So let’s get to it! Here are my eats from Tuesday!

Breakfast

Finally managed to change it up from the frosted mini wheats and fruit that I’ve been a bit obsessed with, and changed to a yogurt bowl instead. It consisted of vanilla greek yogurt, topped with frozen mixed berries and homemade apple cinnamon granola. Again, I haven’t quite perfected this recipe yet, so I’m not ready to share it, but I promise I will once it’s ready. How do you get granola to be clumpy???

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Snack #1

Around 10:30 my coworkers brought me coffee my our favorite coffee shop. Glad they know me so well!

Lunch

Lunch resulted from a total weekend craving for tuna salad. I literally don’t know how long it’s been since I’ve had it! I mixed a can of tuna (in waster) with some dijon mustard, chopped dill pickles, chopped celery, and a tiny bit of mayo. Delicious! I ate it with some pita chips, and paired some watermelon on the side. I brought an apple too, but ended up being too full to eat it!

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Snack #2

I had originally brought some hummus and celery for an afternoon snack, but after our lunch workout, my coworker convinced me to get a smoothie from the gym snack bar. I’m such a pushover. This one was “mangolicious” – Mangos, pineapple and protein powder. It was super mango-y and delicious. I guess hence the name Mangolicious?

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Dinner

We had picked up some tuna steaks on sale at the grocery store this week, and didn’t decide to make them tonight until AFTER I had already packed tuna fish for lunch. It’s a double tuna day! Covered in cajun blackening seasoning, and paired with grilled veggies and some garlic and chive mashed potatoes.

We were even able to eat out on the porch it was so nice outside!

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Dessert

I ended up eating a few bites of cookies and cream ice cream while catching up on some TV shows. Darn ice cream gets me every time!

 

Workout #1

As I mentioned before, I went to the gym near my job during lunch with one of my coworkers. I started with 20 minutes of hill intervals on the elliptical, before completing the Summer Shape Up workout from the Fitnessista. Holy cow, my arms were on fire!

Workout #2

After work I headed to my normal gym. I completed 30 minutes of intervals on the elliptical (my last week before half training starts, so I’m getting my elliptical time in while I can!), and 10 minutes of speed intervals on the stairmaster. I then did about 15 minutes of abs before spending another 15 minutes stretching.

I’m trying to get better about including more stretching into my workouts!

 

Well there you have it – What I Ate on Wednesday Tuesday and my workouts!

So tell me: What did you eat today?

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14 Responses to “WIAW: Tuna Edition”

  1. k8efitz June 12, 2013 at 6:45 am #

    The Office, was/is one of my favorite shows! TUNA! Absolutely, I think of Andy 🙂 Love it!

  2. jessielovestorun June 12, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    Nothing wrong with tuna twice in one day! I actually just finished eating some about an hour ago 🙂

  3. jessiebearwhat June 12, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    “large tuna” omfg hilarious. And ahhh I love tuna salad!

    • MyFreckledLife June 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

      Cracks me up EVERY time! And me too! For some reason I never think to make it though!

  4. di @ life of di. June 12, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    I love how Andy calls Jim ‘tuna’ – I always laugh whenever I hear it 🙂 Also, I have never had tuna salad but it seems like a great way to get some protein!

    • MyFreckledLife June 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

      I know! And I love all the variations – Giant Tuna, Big Tuna, just Tuna… And yes, it is seriously so simple and amazing! And so versatile too – you can add all kinds of veggies or flavorings.

  5. Nicole @ FruitnFitness June 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Two workouts and two tuna’s in one day is awesome! I love tuna although I don’t think I have ever had tuna steaks, just tuna salads and melts.

    • MyFreckledLife June 12, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

      I’ve only had tuna steaks a few times before, but this was our first time cooking them. They were actually super simple to cook – just grill for 3-4 min on each side!

  6. Erica @ For the Sake of Cake June 12, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    LOVE The Office! 🙂

    Our gyms have the same cups!! haha

    • MyFreckledLife June 12, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

      Me too! So sad it’s over!! Even if it was going a little bit downhill after Steve Carrell left.

      And how funny!!

  7. Chelsea Eats Treats June 13, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Looks like a good day of eats!! To get your granola clumpy maybe you can try mixing it up with a little honey before baking?? I loooove tuna salad. Yum! I always add craisins to mine for a little sweetness 😉

    • MyFreckledLife June 13, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

      Hmmm, that’s definitely worth a try! These did have a little honey in them, but maybe I could add more? And oooh, craisins sounds good in tuna salad!

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