Sometimes you have a day of food so incredibly good, that you’re really glad you have a blog to share those photos after the fact. This past Sunday was one of those days for me. Evidence below …
But seriously, for those of us who are hopping back on the healthy eating bandwagon after the holidays — how’s it going so far? I guess it’s going well for me just a couple of days in. After more than a month of fun travel, holidays parties, events, etc., I was actually ready to get back to my general eating rule of thumb: No dessert, no wine and no junk, except for the weekends. Let’s see if I can hold strong!
This week’s “What I Ate Wednesday” recap
Food inspiration or judgment? Whatever you get out of it, almost every week, I share a full day of all of my meals for this regular feature on the blog.
I’m sharing a look at all of my meals from this past Sunday. A day in which I did a brief yoga session at home, ran some errands and made only one of my own meals. It was a three-meal day with no snacks, but included some extra good stuff like sweets and wine in the evening.
Breakfast at 9:30 a.m.
This is a variation of my favorite 5-minute protein pancake. I put a little bit of everything in a bowl, mixed it together and cooked it in a pan. Contents include protein powder, veggie powder, chia seeds, oats and an entire egg. It worked out well, and then I topped it with almond butter and a banana and ate it with a smile. Of course, served alongside a mug of green tea, sweetened with stevia and vanilla cashew milk.
Lunch at 2 p.m.
I can’t take credit for this delicious plate of food, because I ordered it off the menu at Sunrise Bistro in downtown Walnut Creek. What you see is an omelet full of smoked salmon, roasted peppers and several eggs. That was served with more roasted veggies and an entire grilled sweet potato, with some beautiful black grill marks. I left about one bite on this plate and was so incredibly full at the end. But boy, it was worth it.
Dinner at 8 p.m.
I can’t take credit for this delicious plate of food either, because it was entirely prepared by Dave. He had a craving to make something new, so he opened up our “Newlywed Cookbook,” chose a recipe, purchased the ingredients and cooked up this masterpiece — much to my pleasure. It was a roasted whole chicken, soaked in nearly a bottle of merlot, with onions and prunes, served alongside the most delicious butter-coated white sweet potatoes. I’m basically foaming at the mouth while thinking about this eating experience. He did well. Of course, enjoyed alongside a hearty pour (or two) of Chardonnay.
Dessert at 9 p.m.
UN-PICTURED: I had a warmed-up mug of vanilla cashew milk, some leftover Christmas chocolates and two caramel-covered date rolls. And that little selection was just delicious. (And no, I am not including almond milk and dates in my “no dessert on weeknights” rule … just the extra chocolates.) These few sweet bites concluded my day of eating, and it was an awesome one. Have you have a great one as well, my friends!
Check out more food posts
Why the food pictures? Each week, “What I Ate Wednesday” is a chance for bloggers to showcase their eats to their readers. If you want to see more food recaps to get some meal inspiration, check out some of my posts from the past here. Eat up!
Questions of the day
What’s the best thing you’ve eaten lately?
Do you eat differently on the weekends than on the weekdays?