What I Ate Wednesday 10-14-15

Can I just say I’ve been in a rut? Oh, and unmotivated.  What a great combo! HA 🙂

I’ve got some pictures for you today, but I do gotta say–I made myself be GOOD this day so I could show you something better than bread and chocolate all day!

You know, sometimes, even ME, we go through times where we are exhausted from food.  I get tired of thinking, cooking, planning, and cleaning dishes too.  I really, really do.

Some days look great, and others–not so much.  The lesson I’ve learned lately is all about balance.  And that eating bread and chocolate all day will make you gain five pounds.  Hello green juice cleanse!

I’ve been trying to keep things simple–so if I buy sprouted grain english muffins, I eat them for breakfast until they are gone.  Somewhat boring this way–but I’m at a stage of life where I don’t have the mental energy to think beyond that.  Anyone with me?

breakfast

Since it’s been a little chilly in the morning, I’ve been loving either hot chocolate or hot tea.  I make my hot chocolate each time using almond milk, cacao powder, vanilla, and maple syrup.  Yes–the basic recipe I use is coming soon!!

hot chocolate

For lunch I started with a salad.  And as always, I try to make it look like a rainbow with some plant based protein on top.  This day the protein was nuts, seeds, and hemp hearts.

salad

I also ate a small bowl of veggie soup.  I like to make my soups creamy by adding cashews!  I put 1/2 cup of cashews in 1 cup of the veggie broth I use to make the soup and blend it up until it’s smooth.  Then I add it in when I’m thinning out the soup.  It makes an awesome, creamy and dairy free soup!

soup

I go through phases where I love to drink wine, then hate to drink wine. Love to drink sweet tea, then hate to drink sweet tea.  See my pattern?  I’m such an emotional eater–something I really have to keep in check. Daily.  Eat to live, don’t live to eat.

But this particular day, I needed wine.  You know, needed it.

This is the one I’ve been liking as of late.

wine

For dinner Andrew was craving alfredo–so I came up with this based on what we had in the pantry.  I made one for Sawyer, too, out of avocados, and I ended up liking his better than mine even though mine was DELICIOUS. So, I’ll be sharing that recipe soon too.

The alfredo was made from almond milk, cashews, avocado, garlic, lemon juice, and a few more pantry ingredients. I made the sauce and added cooked quinoa noodles, peas ‘n carrots, spinach, and steamed broccoli.  I’m not sure if the picture does it justice.  But it was fabulous.

dinner

Aaaaand, confession time.  I’m never allowed to make these chocolate covered rice krispy treats. EVER. AGAIN. I literally have no restraint.  NONE.

But nonetheless, this is what I ate for dessert. And probably breakfast the next day. And then for a snack.  And maybe desert again.  Seriously, never again. 🙂

dessert

I need to know what y’all have been eating lately!!! Let me know 🙂  I need some inspiration myself!

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