What I Ate Wednesday #66

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Is it really Wednesday again? I love a good short week and a nice long weekend.  Almost everything featured on here today I ate over the holiday weekend.  I’ve been taking some time lately to pay a bit more attention to what foods I’m eating and how I can clean up my diet a little bit more.  One of the things I’ve noticed is that I choose some foods out of convenience when I could just as easily choose a less processed, more natural option.  Case in point, I always reach for granola bars when I could just as easily have a handful of raw nuts.  I’ve also been thinking of switching from milk to soy or almond milk.  About a year ago I was only drinking almond milk but I went back to skim milk after a few months.  I struggle with congestion and post nasal drip, I’ve read where diary can be a cause of this. I bought soy milk this week at the store so we’ll see how it goes.  We also went with soy ice cream this week too, again something we used to eat but stopped.  I have a few more dietary changes I’m considering…more on that as it happens.


Breakfast.

Having a lazy Monday morning is all sorts of awesome.  To make it even more awesome we made scrambled eggs with shallots, green peppers, spinach and some leftover steak.  We topped it with cheddar cheese and had whole wheat toast on the side.  And of course, we started the morning out with coffee!

Scrambled eggs with peppers, shallots, spinach, steak and cheese.  Whole wheat toast and coffee on the side.

Scrambled eggs with peppers, shallots, spinach, steak and cheese. Whole wheat toast and coffee on the side.

It was so good and the perfect way to start the day!

Lunch. 

We have been BORED with lunches.  To spice it up a bit this week we bough lean cuisines and some burritos.  I also switched out Goldfish for pretzel Goldfish…they are so good!

Burrito, Yogurt, Orange, Goldfish Pretzels, Trail Mix and Strawberries

Burrito, Yogurt, Orange, Goldfish Pretzels, Trail Mix and Strawberries

When I’m home during the day I often have a larger breakfast so I’m not in the mood for a large lunch like I eat during the week.  My go to mid-afternoon snack is smoothies.  They are usually packed with protein, fruits and veggies and keep me full until dinner.  The other day I had a strawberry banana smoothie…it was so good!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Dinner. 

Michael was away over the weekend so I was on my own for meals.  I’d been craving homemade mac and cheese for weeks so I decided to make a dish of it.  I paired it up with different sides and proteins to make each meal it’s own.  I love doing this when it’s just me because it makes meal prepping easier, and cuts down on the dishes too!

For the first night I had mac and cheese with some pan-fried haddock and a glass of wine.  The next night I paired it with some chicken tenders and swiss chard.  It was simple but delicious and comforting for a couple nights on the couch watching movies!

Mac and Cheese Two Ways!

Mac and Cheese Two Ways!

What processed foods have you replaced with less processed foods? What do you eat for lunch to keep things exciting? What is your favorite smoothie?  What is your favorite way to have mac and cheese?

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