Meal & snack inspiration for ya!
This week has involved a lot of friend dates! No complaints from me! It was great. They were all were old / longterm friends, so they all felt relaxing (does that make sense to my introverts out there?).
I wanted something different other than the typical nutella + banana crepe. So I got the Toasted Bueno crepe that came with toasted coconut, dulce de leche, banana, cinnamon. It was muy bueno and I’d definitely order it again.
…and a super blurry photo–>
Another breakfast date was with Haley! She was in the Houston to visit family and it was so nice to get to see her. Haley and I actually went to college together, we lost touch for a bit after college, but have reconnected since we both work with eating disorders / disordered eating. She’s great. We met at Morningstar for coffee and breakfast biscuits.
Another morning I had oatmeal. Made with milk + bananas and blueberries whipped in + nut butter to top.
Some lunches I’ve had this week have been…
tofu spring rolls + a decaf vanilla latte. I pretty much used this recipe, except I added noodles that I tossed in the sesame peanut butter sauce the recipe mentions. I LOVE that peanut sauce.
Another lunch was couple handfuls chocolate covered peanuts + black bean-cilantro quesadillas + grapes.
One morning before work I picked up a lunch from Snap Kitchen. Chili!
Another day’s lunch was roasted sweet potatoes with ketchup + cheesy omelet + cantaloupe.
For dinners we’ve had…
a brunch-y type of dinner. Tropical banana bread I’m sharing the recipe for later + eggs + fruit.
One night we had friends come over for dinner. I made those tofu spring rolls I mentioned above for everyone.
And I made us a blueberry marscapone tart for dessert. The blueberry tart looks pretty, but I didn’t think it tasted that great. I’m pretty sure I overcooked the crust. It was good, just not as epic as I was imagining it was going to be.
My friend brought me these awesome napkins and mocktails for us.
Complete with cute, lil’ champagne grapes! My friend Liz recommended freezing the baby grapes and using them as ice in the future. LOVE that idea.
Last night I texted Andrew before leaving the office and said, “wanna meet at Mellow Mushroom for dinner?” And he did. We hadn’t been before and we both loved the pizza and atmosphere.
salads to start
followed by their Great White pizza topped with half pepperoni (for me) and half chicken (for him)
Snacks for the week looked like…
A super sugary drink for my gestational diabetes screening lol. It so wasn’t bad. A lot of people mentioned it tasting awful…I mean it was sweet (as it should be), but it just tasted like gatorade.
chocolate covered peanuts
cherry tomatoes + Clif bar. I really liked this flavor!
granola + milk. I bought this granola bc I thought the white chocolate swirl things looked delicious. I rarely like flavored granola (unless it’s like vanilla flavor), so I wasn’t a big fan of this.
a lot of handfuls of almonds throughout the week.
More clif bars…
bananas! Soooooo many of my eating disorder client’s have issues with bananas…or their eating disorder are scared of bananas. If this is you, I challenge you to eat a banana this week!
What’s the most satisfying thing you ate this week?
Have a great weekend, everyone! See you back here on Monday :)