It turns out that eating less carbs really just makes me want them more. And really it’s not like I’m NOT eating carbs. I still am, just not with dinner. I hoping this is just temporary and my dreams of pasta, baguettes and potatoes will fade soon. On the other hand though, I’m LOVING how green our plates have been looking and all the veggies we are eating.
With the exception of dinner, breakfast and lunch are what I packed for lunch today. Wednesday mornings I teach my YogAthlete class at 6am. After class I grab a coffee at the shop next door and head into work. Once I get to work I get ready for the day and have breakfast. I leave for the day at 5:30am so I pack breakfast, lunch and all my work clothes the night before!
One of my favorite things to pack for breakfast is bread to toast, hard-boiled eggs and fresh fruit. It makes for a deliciously balanced breakfast! Today I’m eating a cinnamon raisin english muffin with peanut butter and half a banana on top, 2 hard-boiled eggs, and blueberries. It’s simple but so good!
Lunch has been a combination of leftover veggies and a roasted chicken. Somedays that ends up being a wrap and other days it’s a salad. Today it’s a quinoa bowl with mesclun mix, beets, sun-dried tomatoes, and chicken. I like to warm the whole thing up. On the side baby carrots and hommus, an orange, nuts and yogurt. It’s a rare day if I eat all my snacks. I usually eat only 2 or 3 of the snacks I packed.
I’m pretty excited about this bowl of quinoa, chicken and veggies!
One of my favorite meals we have each week is fish. I love haddock with Ritz crackers and lemon. It’s simple but so delicious. On the side green beans sautéed with lemon, and a salad.
This meal usually comes together in about 30 minutes. Quick, simple and so good!
Friday we got an unexpected foot of snow which meant I had an unplanned long weekend. I wasn’t thrilled about the snow but I didn’t mind a quiet day at home. I got inspired mid-afternoon to make cupcakes. I’ve never made them before but gave it my best effort.
I was pretty proud of my creations. The chocolate cake was so good and the buttercream frosting was delicious! I love cupcakes because it’s so much easier to practice portion control and eat just one. Plus, they freeze nicely so it’s easier to not eat all of them in one week.
Thanks to Jen at Peas and Crayons for hosting the party each and every week!