Good morning to all you wonderful people out there. I’m going with a classic type of post today. It’s What I Ate Wednesday!!
I don’t participate too often, but sometimes a good old-fashioned #WIAW post just feels right. So let’s go!
1/2 cup oats made with 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 banana (sliced) and topped with natural peanut butter (probably 1.5-2 TBSP worth??)
I bet you thought you would find a bowl of pumpkin oatmeal right here. Yes, that is the standard fare for the fall weather….but I’m still just not feeling it this season. Braedon, however, has been begging for pumpkin in his oatmeal every morning. Such a momma’s boy!
smoothie made with almond milk, the other 1/2 banana, and 1 scoop vanilla protein
Our spinach apparently went bad so I had to forego the green in my smoothie yesterday. It felt weird. I’m so used to my smoothies being green now. Even the kids expect their smoothies to be green. It’s just standard around here.
grilled sandwich on 9 grain bakery bread with ham, hummus, tomato, and pickles inside + carrot sticks and tzatziki for dipping on the side
I have been on a sandwich kick lately. A warm sandwich with gooey cheese and hummus makes my mouth water. It holds me over really well too!
a couple of graham crackers nibbled with the kids
Well, lunch holds me over well but a few bites of the kids’ snack time inevitably happens.
an unexpected bowl of chili with some Fritos on top
The original plan for dinner was a potato leek soup…but it ended up being a HUGE recipe fail and just inedible. Luckily, we had some chili leftovers in the fridge that I quickly reheated and devoured for dinner. Fritos are the chili topper of choice in our house. Confession: In the past, I probably would have foregone the Fritos on top because they weren’t something I “should” eat as a “healthy living blogger”. How sad! Now, I just toss ‘em on and call it good.
It’s actually pretty interesting to look at a day of my eats like this. Namely because I think about food a lot less than I used to think about what I should be eating and trying to find this perfect balance. Even when I didn’t count or track every bite anymore, I still put too much emphasis on whether or not I was eating the “right” things for way too long.
Perhaps that’s why I don’t do What I Ate Wednesday all the time? I don’t like to think about it too much. I gotta say, it’s nice to just eat to live and have the extent of planning ahead be purely putting together a dinner plan for the week when making a grocery list. Then again, I love sharing ideas of how different people handle their approach to eating and getting ideas from one another. I give mad props to Jenn for the idea and the sense of community and food inspiration it inspired.
I guess it’s a fine balance, just like all things in life.
Your Turn: What about you? Do you participate in #WIAW regularly, semi-often, or not at all? Why?