First off: I wanted to thank you guys SO much for your comments on yesterday’s post! It was not easy at all to write, but you guys made me feel better and not so alone in the situation. Sometimes I feel like because I consider myself recovered I’m not “allowed” to have negative thoughts or behaviour patterns, but you guys helped reassure me that it’s normal. But, I’m now at a full week without calorie counting and I couldn’t be more relieved. Any anxiety and nervousness I was feeling about food in October is gone, and I’m extremely happy to see it go.
So let’s get on with it, shall we?
It’s that time of the week again!
As always, many thanks to Jenn for hosting!
So, that title describes I eat pretty accurately. I come up with some odd combinations, but they usually end up being pretty good (in my mind, anyways).
I’ll show you what I mean!
So this one was weird, but it wasn’t my fault – I promise.
When I went to go make breakfast yesterday, I was craving a yogurt bowl (all of Amanda’s yummy yogurt bowl pictures made me want one in a bad way).
So I took a picture of my yogurt for the post today:
And proceeded to make breakfast. I wanted to up the protein a bit, so I decided to add in my Whey Gourmet Milk Chocolate I picked up last weekend. I dumped half a scoop on top of the yogurt and began to mix it together.
And then I noticed:
I thought I had grabbed plain Greek yogurt, but I must have grabbed Key Lime off the shelf instead (you’d think the slight greenish tinge to the yogurt would have caught my attention right when I opened the package, but I’d not particularly observant at 8:30 in the morning). And I had just made chocolate-lime yogurt.
I tried it, and while it wasn’t bad, it was definitely a little weird.
Still made it work for breakfast though! With a sliced banana, multigrain Cheerios (boring, but the only cereal I have in the house right now. Note to self: buy more this weekend) and a small scoop of PB.
Cold breakfast in November requires hot tea:
Love this stuff! I add a few drops of stevia and it is delicious.
Weird shaped but still tasty:
Something about weirdly shaped sweet potatoes just makes me laugh!
Lunch was a weird salad combo.
I sauteed up some tofu in chipotle marinade, and added it to a salad with spinach, arugula (eaten right out of the container to save a dish), tomato, the sweet potato, peppers, carrot and almond, all topped with Italian dressing.
Chipotle and Italian? Why not?
Delicious – but of course, anything with sweet potato I will deem amazing.
Sweet tooth needed satisfying:
Handful of grapes did the trick! (ugh, my hands are so DRY!)
Packed away to be eaten during class:
Hard boiled eggs, just out of the water so they look all smooth, round and shiny (TWSS?)
Well hello, childhood flashback-made-healthier:
Mac and Cheese with chopped up hot dogs. Except instead of KD and creepy I-have-no-idea-what’s-in-these-hotdogs, Annie’s and all-pork wieners (I’m so immature, I still can’t say wieners without giggling.)
This might be one of my favourite dinners. It’s easy and delicious – I had nothing on the dinner plan tonight and I knew I had the hotdogs hidden at the back of the freezer, so I decided to pull them out.
While cooking, I snacked on some baby carrots:
Whenever I’m making dinner and I open the fridge, I always end up grabbing a couple. Love the crunch!
Dinner came together super quickly with almond milk, a bit of butter and snap peas for added nutrition/greenery.
And yes, I am absolutely one of those people who puts ketchup on their mac and cheese.
Although, it must be just on top – absolutely NOT mixed in. Just ruins it!
I know, I’m terrible.
I had a couple mini cans left over from my birthday weekend (bought them for mixing purposes) so I decided to break into one tonight. I like the stuff, but I try not to have it in the house so I don’t drink it too often. But while it’s here, might as well not let it go to waste. :-p
10 pm snack:
I usually break out the casein protein powder right before bed. Casein is a slow digesting protein that keeps your muscles from breaking down over a period of fasting (i.e. sleeping). Sometimes I mix it with cottage cheese or Greek yogurt, but I’m out of cottage cheese and wasn’t feeling more lime yogurt.
So that’s one scoop of casein protein, a spoonful chocolate PB2 (love my PB and chocolate combo), enough almond milk to give it a pudding like consistency and a few drops of stevia, with chocolate chips on top. I’d be lying if I said it tastes exactly like pudding, but it’s tasty (and I’ve inadvertently given myself a craving for chocolate pudding. Damn).
A day in my weird but tasty eats!
I’m off to class soon – today is the day I hand in my long essay and give my 90 minute presentation. And, I’ll be filming my first ever VLOG for tomorrow’s post (unless I lose my nerve). Wish me luck!
<— Ever accidently bring home the wrong thing from the grocery store? Did you eat it anyways?
<— What cereals are in your pantry right now? I need ideas for a new box
<— Do you/did you put ketchup on your mac and cheese? Only on KD and Annie’s, never homemade.