Who else wants to get up and run away from the dinner table when the conversation is about how we shouldn’t enjoy said dinner due to some nutrition nonsense traced back to a cover of a fitness magazine at the grocery store checkout? I’m raising both hands while running away.
My least favorite part about new years is the diet convo, food shaming, body hating, scale -focused shenanigans. I see myself in this post and the dietitian who wrote it. A lot.
On the otha’ hand, my favorite part is not being affected by this while making goals that will actually better my soul. But I don’t believe goals should kick off on a January 1 or Monday or 7am. Forever vowing to initiate behaviors to be a better person on Thursday afternoons in March!
Anywayzzz, I thought I’d share what I’ve been eating as I’m sipping on a dreamy gingerbread latte. Because my meals and snacks look the same as any other day and any other year. They’re not more green or smaller portioned or dessert-less. They’re the flavors I crave, the textures I love and the substance that brings me together with those I love. They’re what enables me to be a better person on Thursday afternoons in March, a future mama, a vacation admirer and best friend to those I live a plane ticket away from.
Grilled cheese with danish fontina, boursin and pesto on rosemary thyme bread. “This is the best grilled cheese I’ve ever had” – my beautiful sister.
Assortment of macarons! Perfect for having a sampling party! The three of us liked the birthday cake (bright blue fella in the lower right corner) the best.
Pesto tilapia, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and quinoa. Topped with hot sauce after I snagged the pic. I made triple for lunch leftovers…always a good plan!
New Years Day slow morning breakfast = whole grain frozen waffles with sunflower butter and boysenberry jam, grapefruit slices and unpictured iced coffee.
Sick girl dinner of roasted red pepper soup with white cheddar cheez-its and microwaved frozen green beans. White cheddar cheez-its over alllll other varieties!
Acai bowl at a new local juicery with one of my best friends! Should’ve gotten the almond butter on top for increased satiety buuut it was still tasty!
A visit to Grandma’s house = endless leftover Christmas cookies. Chocolate crinkle and a good ole’ sugar cookie is what I grabbed.
Ugliest yet tastiest salad consisted of spring mix, grape tomatoes, broccoli, bell pepper, avocado, goat cheese, tuna and white balsamic vinaigrette! Followed by whole grain pita because this was lacking on carbs.
Work break snack of a chocolate peppermint covered pretzel! Perks of living with a teacher whose students adore her aka shower her with goodies.
Edamame noodles with roasted veggies, coconut aminos and extra hot sauce to clear the sinuses. Fuzzy leopard socks for added coziness.
I found peppermint ice cream past the holidays!!! My roommate and I were on a hunt because grocery stores stopped restocking it once January hit. I added on m&ms one night and a dark chocolate black bean brownie another because chocolate complements it best duhhh.
Much more in between these pics but that’s all for now! Nothing fancy or complicated. Gimme ease and takeout and a sweet way to end the day!