What I Ate Wednesday – Constantly Snacking!


I don’t know about you, but when I don’t sleep well, I am SO HUNGRY the next day! We’re talking bottomless pit. Anyone else? For today’s WIAW I’m taking you on a tour of snacktown.

On Monday night I was tossing and turning and had to be at work at 7:15 am the next day. Not great.

Luckily, I had packed myself plenty of eats to last me until 3 o’clock when my shift ended! Phew. (Tired AND hangry Ruthie is not a good time!)

My body was relying on calories for every ounce of energy it missed out on the night before!


Breakfast at 7:40AM

Overnight oats and coffee with almond milk. I could not wait to devour these! PS MY MUG ROCKS!

Next up around 9:30 was my new favorite cocktail. ? My boss recommended Life’s Basics Plant Protein Blend with Greens and I’m so glad she did! With 23 g of protein per serving plus greens like spirulina, wheat grass, and broccoli, I think it’s pretty much the healthiest thing on the planet. I mix it with water and I actually enjoy it!

Since I couldn’t make it until lunch without eating something else, I popped one of these Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Bars in the microwave (to get the chips melty, duh) around 10:45. I have Sally’s Baking Addiction to thank for the recipe.


Lunch at 12:15PM

This lunch was just meh. And that’s being generous. Roasted sweet potato, frozen veggies, and eggs. It just wasn’t doing it. At all.


Not to fear! More food was on the way! Around 1:15, I crunched and munched on some Rold Gold Honey Wheats & Way Better Snacks Pumpkin Cranberry Tortilla Chips! I bought these on a whim and they are so tasty! Give ’em a try! ? Definitely satisfied my crunch craving and made up for my lackluster lunch!

That was the end of what I packed. With my shift done, I made a quick change and got in a leg workout. I was tired. It was nothing worth writing about. Hey, they can’t all be!

The 3:30-4:30 time slot included some unpictured snacks: 3 hardboiled egg whites, some more chips, a serving of cottage cheese. The snack monster was out today, y’all!


Dinner at 7:30PM

It’s 10 dollar Tuesdays at our local pizza joint, we decided we’d be silly to miss out on such a deal! Any large one topping pizza, ten bucks. Sign me up! I had this slice. Plus one. And a half.

It wasn’t the healthiest day but it sure wasn’t bad. This was just “one of those days” – the real deal, folks. I feel like all I did was munch and everything else was just time a time filler! Another great reminder on the importance of sleep!!!

Hope you have a great day. Check out Peas & Crayons for more WIAW!


Wicked Healthy Wonderings: Are you a snacker? Are you hungrier when you didn’t get enough sleep?

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    • Cat
    • September 28, 2020

    Ohhh boy does sleep affect my hunger the next day! And it’s not just that I want more food, I want all the carbs. All of them. The more sugar the better. I’m so glad I know this know! It’s kind of nice to have something to ‘blame’ on those days ?

    • Miss Polkadot
    • September 29, 2020

    Oooh yes. Lack of sleep makes me at least twice as snacky as I usually am – and that’s to say something for me …
    While I’m sorry you didn’t get a good night’s sleep I really liked you sharing a ‘real’ WIAW from one of those days I’m pretty sure all of us have. I can relate a lot more here than with the super ‘clean’, three square meals, no snacks, no sugar WIAWs.

    • Ree
    • September 30, 2020

    I am a huge snacker! Especially when I’m tired or bored. I’m usually digging through my cabinets for snacks between 4-7pm while waiting for the Mr. to come home from work. Sometimes the snack is healthy…sometimes it’s not!

    • Allie
    • October 1, 2020

    mushroom pizza YESSSS!!!! Good choice!! That pumpkin oat choco chip bar looks so good! Need!!

    • GiGi Eats
    • October 1, 2020

    I do NOT snack, AT ALL! Nope. I eat two meals a day and then I am done! ha ha. I eat SO MUCH PROTEIN which makes me feel really really full for a long time, so that helps me not snack at all 🙂

    • Lisa
    • October 2, 2020

    I find if I have a bad sleep, I just crave bad food. The chocolate crisps and cheese kind!

    • Emily
    • October 2, 2020

    I defffffinitely have those days. Like you said, a lot of times they come after a night of poor sleep, or a heavy duty workout. I think it’s just best to recognize it’s happening and be conscious of it. =) Happy WIAW! : )

    • Susie
    • October 4, 2020

    I slept for crap Mondayy night. And I definitely think that it affected my appetite, both towards being hungrier, but then also it would switch and I would be full super quickly. In short, body was like MIDDLE FINGERS ALL AROUND.

    • athletic avocado
    • October 5, 2020

    that pizza looks so yummy!

    • Alyssa
    • October 5, 2020

    Sometimes we all just need a day full of snacking. I agree with you that knowing you have overnight oats to enjoy in the morning is one of life’s simple pleasures that brings me so much joy! There’s nothing better then digging into the gooey deliciousness!

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