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What I Ate Wednesday #75

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I love spring, mostly because it brings with it grilling weather and changes up my taste buds.  Gone are the days of heavy stews, soups and roasts.  I’m digging salads, fresh veggies, grilled meats and so much more.  We’ve been focusing more on veggies, portion control, less sugars and more protein.  Michael is starting to lose weight and I’ve been feeling really good when it comes to food.  I’ve found that it’s easier to say no to the junk food because it just really doesn’t make me feel good since we’ve been eating so much good stuff!

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Breakfast.

I’ve been loving pancakes and waffles.  During the week I’ve been having waffles with peanut butter and bananas, or with maple syrup and fruit.  This weekend we made homemade pancakes with fresh strawberries on top.  I’ve been perking up my coffee with chocolate almond milk which makes it taste so good!

Homemade Pancakes, Fresh Strawberries and Coffee

Homemade Pancakes, Fresh Strawberries and Coffee

Lunch. 

Lunch has been filled with variety.  Last week I was loving turkey with American cheese and mustard on a sandwich thin.  This week I have chicken and a baked sweet potato topped with salsa and sour cream.  Also in the mix have been frozen burritos.  I even bought some fresh bread to have an old-fashioned peanut butter and jelly one day.  Snacks have been lots and lots of fruit…bananas, strawberries, grapes, and apples.  I’ve also been loving raw almonds or yogurt.

Snacks:  Red Grapes and Raw Almonds

Snacks: Red Grapes and Raw Almonds

Dinner.

Friday night we went to dinner at this italian restaurant near by.  There are only 7 tables in the restaurant and it always seems like there is a long wait for a table.  We got lucky and only waited 10 minutes to get a table.  The restaurant is famous for its fresh baked bread which is incredible!  I had fettucine with mushrooms and truffle oil which was so good!  Sunday we made grilled chicken, roasted potatoes, corn on the cob and salads for dinner…and margaritas (it was Cinco de Mayo)!  Also in the mix has been fish, salad and broccoli.  We also made a healthier version of steak sandwiches with peppers and onions and a little bit of cheese.  It’s so good!

Dinner

Dinner

Dessert.

I couldn’t resist the other night…I NEEDED a bowl of fro yo in my life.  Moose tracks frozen yogurt to the rescue and it was good!

Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt

Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt

Waffles or Pancakes? What are your go to snacks? What new dinner ideas are you loving?  Favorite Fro Yo flavor?

What I Ate Wednesday #74

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I’m pretty excited to be talking about food today.  I seriously love food and it makes me happy.  My eating was really off last week.  It was incredibly busy at work, the days were flying by and I kept forgetting to eat.  I was also really stressed out and trying to stay focused which distracted me from lunch.  This week I’m making a better effort to stop and eat lunch at noon and eat my snacks mid-morning and mid-afternoon.  It’s amazing how much better I feel when I stick to my normal eating schedule.

Breakfast.

I’ve had some long days and I love to start them off with a good breakfast full of fuel.  One of my goto’s has been waffles, a couple scrambled eggs with cheese and fresh fruit with coffee.  It’s so delicious and the perfect balance of carbs and protein!

Waffles, Eggs and Fruit

Waffles, Eggs and Fruit

Over the weekend Michael and I got a little bit creative with breakfast and made breakfast tacos.  We scrambled eggs with Morning Star Veggie Breakfast Sausage, black beans, tomatoes and cheese.  On top we put sliced avocado, salsa and sour cream.  It was so good and really filling!

Breakfast Tacos!

Breakfast Tacos!

Lunch.

I’ve been keeping it simple with sandwiches and fruit.  I’m learning that I actually eat less at my new job and don’t need to bring as much food.  For months I’ve been bringing 3 pieces of fruit, nuts and yogurt in addition to my lunch.  I pretty much always eat 2 pieces and fruit and maybe some nuts.  I’ve been carrying extra food back and forth that I never eat.  So I’ve been trying to bring just enough food rather than too much.

Tuna Sandwich, Popcorn, Strawberries and Blackberries, Banana, Almonds

Tuna has been in the mix lately, it’s a nice change and so good!

Dinner.

The other night we kept it simple and had pasta with Mike’s Mom’s sauce and salads.  Usually we just dump about half a box of pasta into the pot and call it good but this time we weighed out pasta for our meal.  It didn’t look like much dried but cooked it proved to be plenty of food!  We definitely need to start weighing more of our food.

Pasta with Sauce and Meat, Salad

Pasta with Sauce and Meat, Salad

We also had our favorite haddock with Ritz crackers, salad and broccolini.  Michael made the broccolini with a soy and sesame sauce which was so good.  It made the veggies salty but sweet and gave them tons of flavor.  In the sauce was soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, sugar and garlic.  It was quick and easy to put together too!

Haddock, Broccolini with a Soy Sesame sauce and Salad.

Haddock, Broccolini with a Soy Sesame sauce and Salad.

I can’t wait to see what all of you have been eating! Many thanks to Jen for hosting the party.

What do you like to eat for breakfast on a long day? How many snacks do you eat during the day? What is one of your favorite veggie sides with dinner?