What I Ate Wednesday! Lobsters!

Happy Wednesday! So far this first week back after vacation has been cruising on by.  I’ve been focusing on eating healthy and working out! Establishing a new routine and healthy eating habits now that vacation is over and we are settled is really important to Michael and I but more on that another day.

I’m happy to be part of What I Ate Wednesday this week! I missed it last week.  Today I thought I’d share some of the healthy breakfasts and lunches I’ve been eating this week and then a look at my favorite dinner from vacation.  My hope is that it gives you a look at what I eat when I’m trying to be healthy and what I eat when I am indulging.

Many thanks to Jen at Peas and Crayons for hosting this party!

Breakfast. 

It’s berry season and I just cannot get enough.  I stocked our fridge with raspberries and strawberries this week.  For breakfast I’ve been having a cup of Special K with skim milk and a couple sliced strawberries and a handful of raspberries.  I always start my day with a glass of water too.

Special K with Skim Milk, Raspberries and Strawberries

On my commute to work I drink my coffee with skim milk and 1/2 a teaspoon of Truvia.

Lunch. 

Since I did indulge while on vacation I am trying to cut back a little this week.  For lunch I’ve packed sandwiches made on 100 calorie thins, with turkey, american cheese, lettuce and mustard.  On the side a serving of blue corn tortilla chips.

Turkey Sandwich with Lettuce and Mustard and Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

I’ve packed a banana for my mid-morning snack but have only eaten it a few days when I am truly hungry.  I’ve also had a peach for an afternoon snack around 3pm.  I have also brought a Chobani yogurt but have yet to be hungry enough to need it as a snack.

Dinner. 

Our final night in Maine we enjoyed some fresh caught lobster.  Since we had already had steamed lobster we decided to make a lobster pie.  Lobster pie is basically boiled lobster meat chopped up and covered with a sauce made with butter, white wine, garlic and lemon juice.  On top went some crushed Ritz crackers, then you bake it for about 25 minutes until golden.  It smells delicious and tastes so good! We had rice pilaf with steamed corn on the side.  Before dinner we had opened a bottle of wine and enjoyed a cheese and cracker plate.  I love enjoying wine and cheese while preparing a nice meal!

Lobster Pie, Rice Pilaf and Steamed Corn

The view with dinner wasn’t so bad either!

What do you eat for breakfast and lunch when you are cutting back after vacation?  What do you indulge in on vacation?  Do you like lobster?  Have you had lobster pie before?

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8 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday! Lobsters!

  1. verbs and vignettes says:

    i’m trying to reign myself in a little, but it wasn’t even vacation for me! just several random felt-unhealthy ate-too-much days. i try to remember to not try to cut back too much, and just stick to healthy whole foods. i’m loving oatmeal with diced apples + vanilla protein powder for breakfast, also plain 2% greek yogurt with blueberries or cherries…

    i’ve been having iceberg lettuce salads – i stayed away from iceberg because i’ve heard for years that dark + leafy are the good ones… but i love the crunch! and if i top it with a few other veggies, i’m not worried about it. 🙂

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    • liverunloveyoga says:

      That happens to me too. I’ve always eaten whole foods that are in themselves healthy but it’s time to cut back. I love oatmeal and yogurt with fruit too…so good! I used to think the same thing about iceberg lettuce but agree with you that if you put veggies on it you’ll be ok!

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  2. Ashley says:

    When I’m cutting back after vacation, I tend to have fruit & vegetable smoothies (with protein!) for breakfast and salads with chicken or salmon for lunch. I indulge in anything I want on vacation, but it usually ends up being alcohol & sweet treats throughout the day (like stopping for an ice cream!). I’m allergic to lobster, so can’t say that I’m a big fan 😉

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