Shall we talk about food?
I love food. Absolutely love it. I truly do hope heaven is like that Meryl Streep movie, “Defending Your Life.” Calories don’t count in Heaven (or the ‘in between’ or whatever they called that place), so you never gain any weight. Bring it on! I would go nuts.
Don’t they look healthy? Ya, they just ate an entire cheesecake. EACH.
Sadly, calories do count in our world, so I can’t eat cream-sauce pastas and Ben & Jerry’s at every meal. Thankfully, though, I don’t think I’d want that. Throughout college I managed to develop some semblance of a healthy diet. It became easier to maintain and enhance that diet upon graduating. I love food, but I also love healthy food. My body craves fruits and vegetables! Don’t get me wrong, it also craves carbs and huge spoonfuls of peanut butter and excessive amounts of ice cream/fro yo. But I think I do a pretty good job of balancing. I go over-board (probably more often than I’d like to admit), but I’m learning not to beat myself up about it. I work out regularly, eat lots of things that are good for my body, and I generally take care of myself. So an extra bowl of cereal/handful of chocolate chips? It happens, no biggie.
I managed to snap a picture of a couple things before eating them this week. So here it goes:
- a microwave-baked sweet potato
- 1 egg + 3 eggs whites (scrambled) on top
- threw in some black beans (1/4c?)
- Greek yogurt (2-3tbs?)
- avocado (1/4 of an avocado), tomatoes, sprinkle of cheese, and a bit of hot sauce
Delicious!!! I had this for dinner on Wednesday night. I love sweet potatoes and I love anything that is Southwestern/Mexican inspired. This was right up my alley.
Oat bran on Friday morning! (Okay, maybe got a few bites into this before I took a picture…).
This bowl was SO big and filling. I used:
- 1/3c oat bran
- 1c water
- 1/2c pumpkin (maybe more? I just used what I had left).
- 1/2 banana mashed in
- 2 tbs Greek yogurt
- runny serving of PB2
- a bit of sugar-free maple syrup
I microwaved the water and oat bran together for a few minutes, added the pumpkin and cinnamon, microwaved a minute more, mashed in the banana, microwaved another minute, stirred in the yogurt and put the PB2 and syrup on top. Done! Twas glorious and it made SO much. Pumpkin is a great volumizer. As is mashing the banana into your oatmeal/bran/whatever you’re making.
Breakfast Saturday morning. I’m usually a sweet breakfast person as opposed to savory, but I wanted to use the last of my black beans/mushrooms and get in some veggies because I was headed to Cheyenne. For some reason I eat like total crap when I’m at home. Snacks all day long, little to no vegetables consumed.
- 1 egg + 3 egg whites scrambled
- bell peppers
- black beans
- hot sauce
I add in all the hard veggies and let them cook for awhile, then I throw the eggs in there. Last comes the spinach and black beans. Once that’s done cooking I top them with the salsa, guacamole (I bought these little guacamole packs at Sam’s Club, so I used about half of one of those), and hot sauce. I also toasted up a sandwich thin and used a little spray butter on that. Delicious and filling!
Breakfast Sunday morning (gross-looking picture).
I usually have to make do at my parents house. It’s weird that I have separation anxiety from my own food supply, but I do!
- 1/3 cup oats + 1 cup water
- 1/2 c pumpkin
- 1/2 banana mashed in
- 1/2 c frozen fruit
- 2 tbs Greek yogurt
- sprinkle of Grape Nuts
- rest of banana on top
This was okay. For some reason my oatmeal creations at home are so much better? Maybe it’s my imagination. And also, I always feel hungry still after eating breakfast at my parents? I’m pretty sure I could eat another bowl of oats and feel fine.
So those are some of my eats! Sorry so many are from breakfast. I just don’t think to take pictures of lunch/dinners. Perhaps I will…if I make anything of interest. A lot of the times my dinners are pretty sad, and my lunches are just huge salad messes (delicious, but suspect-looking).
We’re going to see The Avengers in about an hour. Yes, we’re weird and go to movies at 10:30am. Fine by me. The earlier the move the sooner I get to see this glorious face (really it’s the body I’m interested in):
Have a wonderful Sunday!