I haven’t shared a meals lately post in FOREVER!! Lately I haven’t been feeling like cooking much, so I’ve been buying less at the grocery store and enjoying meals out. Here we go!!
A coconut flour pancake that totally fell all apart when cooking it. This pancake doesn’t keep me full for very long, so I’m trying to find a way to modify it a bit to keep me full longer. I’m thinking adding granola into the batter would help! Stay tuned!
Oats soaked overnight in milk & chia seeds. Topped with Justin’s hazelnut butter. AND my new palm pants, which I LOVE!
Friend breakfast date at Siphon Coffee Shop. I got their ‘the big breakfast taco’ and a caramel latte.
Iced caramel latte from Boomtown! (failed to focus correctly here lol…but don’t those 3 men in focus look fab?!)
Some Annie’s gummy bunnies right before I left work to eat dinner because I was hungry. I just wanted something to spike my blood sugar quickly and keep me full for only like 30 minutes.
Carrot – spinach – apple juice from Juice Girl.
Chipotle bowl! Chicken + beans + sour cream + cheese + lettuce + pico + corn.
Stopped by Snap Kitchen for their pasta + chicken + butternut squash + walnut + goat cheese dish.
One day for lunch I brought a tomato-feta-cucumber salad served with peanut butter crackers and chocolate disks. About an hour later I was STARVING again so….
I went and picked up a snack/second lunch from Smashburger. Bacon cheeseburger for the win.
Store-bought salmon that came stuffed with a crab-rice-breadcrumb mix (was really good!) + sweet potato fries & ketchup.
Served on the side was…
Limeade! So fresh!
Scrambled eggs + asparagus + cheese + leftover sweet potato fries + english muffin.
It was clearly a sweet potato fry week. H-E-B sells crinkle cut raw sweet potatoes and you just toss ’em in olive oil galore and roast them up. They get crisp and delicious.
Sweet potato fries served with a warm shaved brussels sprout. I fried up some bacon, then added the shaved brussels sprouts into the bacon fat. After they were soft (about 5 minutes), I added in feta and some rice vinegar. Andrew and I were both fans of this!
Last night (which is why this post got up late) Andrew and I got invited to a media dinner at Ruth’s Chris steakhouse. It was a 5-course dinner with whiskey pairings. I don’t get that excited about whiskey (bring on the margaritas for me!)…but Andrew does! So I signed us up because I knew he’d love it. The restaurant was a bit dated…but we still had a nice time.
Multi course meals are a great place to practice mindful eating and tuning into your hunger and fullness cues (psst. if you’re one of my readers struggling with anorexia, mindful eating and H/F cues aren’t for you right now). Because the courses trickle out slowly, it’s nice to 1) tune into savoring each bite, 2) notice when my tastebuds were getting bored of the flavors of that course, and 3) be aware of my fullness level, since I wanted to have room for each course. It’s rare I slow down THIS MUCH for a meal (it was a 3 hr dinner lol) AND it was really enjoyable to be present and calm rather than rushing through my dinner.
1st course: shrimp + lemony breadcrumb mixture + lasagna roll
Plus bread & butter
2nd course: roasted pears + candied pecan + arugula + blue cheese salad
3rd course: lentil + cauliflower soup (when I saw this on the menu I was actually hoping it was gonna be a smooth and creamy soup)
main course: steak + crab + a sauce + roasted potatoes on the side + a mushroom-asparagus dish. I’m more of a burger person than a steak person, so I ate until satisfied and then let Andrew finish the rest of this :)
dessert: tiramisu. I feel all tiramisu would be 10985390x better if the ladyfingers were replaced with chocolate chip cookies or brownies lol. I enjoyed this though! I was a bit sleepy after a long day and a relaxing dinner so the espresso in this perked me up for the drive home.
I’m working today and then off later this weekend for a fun time away with friends :) I feel like I’ve been muscling my way through life lately. I’ve been jumping a lot from thing to thing and not actually getting things done. My mind feels busy! My body is telling me to slow down & relax and I’m SO ready for a weekend of just that.