What I Ate Wednesday – Week 4

This week’s eating has been full of more “cheating” than normal. I honestly don’t like to consider any of my eating to be cheating because then it’s potentially associated with guilt or shame. And what we eat shouldn’t make us feel guilty. Or shameful. But looking back at my week of food, I have no problem being aware of what I’m eating and I’m highly aware of the choices I made and that many of them were less than normal.

Some of these choices included donuts from our favorite local donut shop (seriously one of my favorite foods), a couple of beers and glasses of wine, a super creamy seafood bisque, a slice of pepperoni pizza, and french fries (x2), and a Carvel ice cream cone (ice cream = my all time favorite food). I’ll only justify these choices by reminding myself I don’t normally eat like this, I can actually remember the treats I had because they were delicious and I enjoyed them because they are treats, and most of my meals have still been very healthy so I’m not totally off the tracks!

Making most of our own meals at home helps ensure that health factor. Earlier this week I was reminded of why I make so many meals vs. going out to eat or ordering take out.

Chris and I enjoyed an amazing and rare date day on Monday (thanks Grammy and Grandpa). We slipped and slid our way through an awesome hike in the snow where we saw four deer and took in a gorgeous view.

date-hike.jpeg

Then, post hike we scarfed down a kid free meal at a local pub. We opted to sit at the bar since we can’t do that with kids in tow. We shared that bisque, some delicious seasoned french fries, some roasted brussels sprouts with bacon, and a turducken sandwich. Holy yum!

While I don’t have any photos of our food because we were too excited to dig into everything and we were actually just trying to enjoy our time together, I did take a quick, blurry selfie of the two of us enjoying some tasty craft beers.

date-beers

We both stuffed ourselves silly. Like to the point where we both had stomachaches as we walked out of the bar. Honestly, I don’t think we even ate so much on Thanksgiving! Probably because we were with our kids that day and Isla kept us busy chasing her around the house. But seriously, the next day it’s like I had a food hangover. While I think we definitely made the most of our outing, I won’t be eating so much in one sitting again for a long time.

Eating out wasn’t the only place I went buckwild recently. Does anyone else sometimes buy way too much at the grocery store? While I normally make a list and stick to it, last week I bought way more than we could eat in one week. I needed to restock our cabinet with things like coconut and olive oil, pastas, beans, and tomatoes, but I also bought a surplus of veggies and meat. I may have gone grocery shopping before eating lunch…

So this week I’m scraping together meals with whatever is left over in our pantry, fridge, and freezer. Here’s a quick peek at what’s coming out of our kitchen this week.

elmo-donut

Who can resist an Elmo donut? Not our 19 month old! Or her mom. 

turkey-burgers

Turkey burgers in the grass with some krinkle cut fries and vino

quinoa-rice-beans

Quinoa “rice” and beans

Breakfasts: 

  • Egg and Cheese Quesadillas
  • Protein Waffles
  • Scrambled Eggs with Veggies and Toast
  • Steel Cut Oatmeal

Lunches/Dinners: 

  • Quinoa “Rice” and Beans
  • Turkey Burgers (in the grass)
  • Whole Wheat Pasta with Chicken Sausage
  • Pan Fried Pork Chops
  • Veggie Lasagna (from the freezer)
  • Tuna Sandwiches
  • Chicken Soup

Sides: 

  • Blistered Peppers and Onions
  • French Fries
  • Peas
  • Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Crushed Red Pepper
  • Baked Sweet Potatoes
  • Carrot and Celery Sticks

What are you eating this week? Share in the comments below. 

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