I am writing this on Monday evening and I am feeling at ease while also feeling slightly overfull. It was a good day of food and family. Following work, I came to spend the night with my parents who live a few towns away. I am very close to my family, so I love having the opportunity to hang out with them.
Now, on to the eats from the day. Like the day, they left me feeling satisfied. Check out other’s WIAWs here.
Breakfast: modified protein pancake (half mashed banana, 1/2 cup egg whites, 1 tbsp flax meal), rice cake, and peanut butter. Washed down with iced cold water and black coffee x 2. I may have overcooked the pancake a tad.
Lunch: crock pot chicken and brown rice (an extremely easy recipe to come soon) and leftover tossed salad with dressing (1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp olive oil). I was so dang hungry once it as time for lunch, my stomach felt like it was eating itself. Note to self: always pack a “just in case snack”.
Snack: 2 rice cakes with mashed avocado and a sprinkle of salt. Garlic powder is so good on this, but garlic is a no-go on the low-FODMAP diet. One-fourth of an avocado is considered low-FODMAP, so that’s about what I used.
Dinner: Hamburger steak with provolone cheese, green beans, and collard greens. This is like, my parent’s dream come true. After 7+ years of not eating beef, they were very excited to know I was including it in my diet again. They associate my non-beef eating ways with my eating disorder years, even though I continued the practice post-recovery. Still, I think it was a small victory for them to see me eat beef. Oh, parents. 😉
I loved getting to see my family, including my sister, Leigh. My family is so special to me.
Snack: Frozen yogurt (strawberries n’ cream and chocolate) from TCBY. This was not low-FODMAP ,unfortunately. After dinner, fro yo was calling my name and I thought they might have a soy version, since the TCBY near me does. When they didn’t, I found it too difficult to resist. Yogurt has never been something I’ve felt was a problem food, but we will see. Part of me is annoyed I interrupted the elimination phase, but another part enjoyed it too much to care.
Overall, a great day of delicious food. A little lacking in the fruit department, but tomorrow is a new day to remember that. This day was a great reminder that food is a part of the experience of being with others and it should be enjoyed while taking it all in. Food isn’t just fuel, it’s an experience!
What’s a delicious thing you ate yesterday?
What’s a food you enjoy more when shared with others?