Well, hello there Wednesday of my spring break. You came in a hurry.
One of my favorite things about spring break is being able to cook all my meals at home if I want too. And yesterday, I did! I’m joining the WIAW link-up to share them.
Today my theme is what I loved about my meals. We tend to focus a lot on the nutritional value (or lack of) in our food, but I believe it’s also a good practice to focus on what we love about the food we eat: the taste, the experience, the beauty, the novelty, etc.
As a future dietitian, I think a love for food is critical. While there is lots of science and numbers to focus on in the field of dietetics, I see a passion for food as foundational. So today I’m telling you exactly what I loved about my meals.
For breakfast: pancake made with 1/3 cup rolled oats, 2 tbsp greek yogurt, 1 egg, and 1/4 tsp baking soda. Topped with almond butter and teensy bit of honey.
What I loved about this: the pancake came out super fluffy thanks to the yogurt.
For part two of breakfast: frozen blueberries with a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
What I loved about this: the milk froze around the blueberries.
For lunch: chicken salad made with Greek yogurt with spinach, carrots, and celery. A side of the hottest potato chips on the planet.
What I loved about this: the chicken salad was perfectly dip-able.
For a snack: pumpkin peanut butter cups (loosely based of this recipe, but with extra pumpkin)
What I loved about this: using half honey/half stevia made for the perfectly sweet coconut oil chocolate. I am in love with these.
For dinner: “huevos rancheros”. Egg poached in tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices. Couscous with kale and spices. Refried beans topped with cheddar. Shredded iceberg lettuce.
What I loved about this: the various textures, flavors, and colors made for a seriously satisfying meal. Also, I freaking adore refried beans. Anyone else?
For a snack: popcorn
Now you tell me-
What did you love about your last meal?