Greetings from Florida, my friends! I’ve been enjoying some relaxing days at home with my parents for a whole week. Everything has been great, outside of the terrible haircut that I got yesterday. While I asked my stylist for a minor trim, during the cut, I looked down on the floor to see three-to-four inch chunks of hair lying on the ground, creating uneven layers around my head. And after that, I found out I was charged an extra $20 because the stylist used a flat-iron on my hair, which was never mentioned up front. Yup. Total rip-off. You can bet I left a negative Yelp review of that place. I’m really not picky about my hair at all, and typically just choose salons based on a deal, but I walked out of there super upset. It’s a good thing that ponytails and buns are my preferred ‘do, because that’s all my hair should be doing for the next couple of months.
Moving on to more positive news, my botched haircut, my Mom and I are picking up Dave from the airport today (and fitting in a lunch with one of my wonderful girlfriends, Judy!). And my brother and his girlfriend are driving down from Atlanta as well, so the group will be expanded throughout the weekend. I can’t wait for some family shenanigans! But today, we’re here to talk about food, so let’s get to it …
This week’s “What I Ate Wednesday” recap
In the middle of the week every week, I like to take a moment to share a full day of all of my meals in pictures, just to give you a glimpse into some of my food choices. Here we go …
Today, I’m sharing everything that I ate yesterday, which was a day that included hanging out at home, shopping and little-to-no working out (in fact, all I did was a super-short walk and this 15-minute upper-body resistance band workout in my pajamas in the evening).
Un-pictured glass of orange juice at 7 a.m. enjoyed in bed (thanks, Mom!)
Breakfast at 8 a.m.
I’ve never actually made overnight oats at home in Florida, but my Mom had purchased all the fixings for me, so I felt the need to do it. This was the best combination ever, and I think I’ll have to share the recipe next week. Stay tuned! Served alongside some hot green tea and topped with a banana.
Lunch at 1:30 p.m.
True story: I had a protein bar in my bag when I was getting my hair done, but I decided to skip it in order to be really hungry for lunch a few hours later, which I was anticipating. My Mom and I went to First Watch, one of my favorite healthy day-time eateries (primarily located in the Southeast), and I had this impeccable avocado toast with two eggs … I die! I cleaned my plate in no time. Yum central. This will be recreated at home. People, get on the avo-toast train, NOW!
Snack at 5:30 p.m.
My Mom always has these little cottage-cheese doubles in the house, and I don’t know why I don’t buy them at home in California too. I mean, they are quite the good snack. Protein, fruit, flavor, all in one convenient pre-packaged container.
Dinner at 8:30 p.m.
When I’m at home, I give my Mom a list of things I want to see on one plate, and she makes it happen. You see blackened salmon, a baked sweet potato and sautéed collard greens with artichokes. I could eat this every single day from here until the end of time, especially paired alongside two glasses of Chardonnay. Good stuff!
Dessert at 9 p.m.
This spread is all from Publix, my favorite Southeastern grocery store. It features a few slices of carrot cake and two types of ice cream — moose tracks and egg-nog flavored, of course. I’ve had this similar platter of dessert three nights in-a-row and finally finished off the cake last night. Time for a change tomorrow, and I see cheesecake in my future! I’ve been having dessert every night here (which I don’t always do during the week), and I’m loving it!
See more “What I Ate Wednesday” posts
I’m not the only one sharing their typical day of eating. Each week, “What I Ate Wednesday” is hosted by Peas and Crayons for bloggers to showcase their eats to the world. If you want to see more food recaps, check out some of my posts from the past all compiled here in one place.
Questions of the day
What’s the best thing you’ve eaten lately?
Are you traveling for Thanksgiving this year?