First, I wanted to share a blog post I wrote last year around this time. It showed up on my Timehop yesterday and reading it was a great reminder of how far I’ve come personally. I think it could be helpful for many of you who may have struggled or are struggling with a perfectionist mentality.
Now, onto the food.
Food is good. It is both fun and nourishment for our lives. So above all else when it comes to food, let us remember that is good. It is nothing to be afraid of nor does it possess the power to rule your life. It’s just food and food is good.
My day of eats on Sunday were particularly good. The day was full with church, studying, gym, more studying, more church, and then couch time with my husband and the Chopped judges.
Breakfast: 2 slices whole wheat toast, a fried egg, yogurt-cream cheese spread, and strawberry preserves. Plus the usual 2 cups of coffee with a square of 85% dark chocolate.
Mid-morning snack: frozen mango [sweet with a texture like fresh out of the freezer ice cream]
Lunch: Baked spaghetti made with spaghetti squash
Which inspired the next day’s lunch, a single serving spaghetti pie.
Afternoon snack/post-workout: Protein shake made with vanilla protein powder and almond milk. I also added ~1 tsp instant coffee. Topped with Multigrain Cheerios.
I’ve been trying to be good about getting protein in right after weightlifting, and the protein powder I snagged from my little brother makes it a lot easier to do.
Dinner: Split pea soup (taste better than it looks) and 2 rice cakes.
This week was use-up-the-pantry week, so I finally got around to using the bag of dried split peas.
Bedtime snack: My favorite marbled banana bread and a glass of almond milk.
Go make this bread. Well, once your bananas turn super speckled. Then make the bread.
Tell me, what was your “good food” moment this past week?