So, for all you new to the site, last week I tried to get out of my food rut by trying a new recipe every night. It’s not that I was unhappy with my meal choices, but I felt I needed a change from the same foods I was eating everyday. Here is a recap of the week:
I can sum up last week in one word: bloated. Everything tasted wonderful…well, except the Indian dish. Ooops, my bad. I know I will eat all these meals again…especially the Creole sauce and the hummus pizza. Hmmm, I bet the Creole sauce would taste amazing on a pizza – ha, new combo! Anyway, I don’t think my body is used to big meals like this night after night, and I rarely add salt to my food. I felt like my sodium intake was through the roof after eating all these sauces. Plus, I refuse to throw out good food, and I was stressing trying to eat all the leftovers before moving onto the next recipe. Ever had mac & cheese for breakfast AND lunch…two days in a row?!? Yeah, I probably won’t be making that one again for a loooong time. For the most part everything was delicious. However, I definitely missed my normal eats. All these wonderful meals, but all I really wanted was broccoli and cereal.
Conclusion: Although I enjoyed trying something new every night, and I loved spending hours in my kitchen, I learned that I love my Heather meals. So I eat the same foods everyday? Big deal as long I’m getting all my nutrients, right? I’ll continue to try new recipes; hopefully at least once a week, but until then, I’m going to eat what I really want. Broccoli and cereal for dinner? I’m baaaaack!
Ode to Typical Heather Meals…I missed you guys!
Brekkie: Cottage cheese with Kashi Honey Almond Flax GoLean Crunch and Cinnamon Puffins with Barney Butter. Not too pretty – didn’t take a picture. Use your imagination.
Snack: Usually yogurt or some type of bar, my favorite being Kashi Go Lean Crunchy in Chocolate Peanut or Almond.
Dessert: Greek yogurt, Trader Joe’s High Fiber Twigs, Cinnamon Puffins, and a big scoop of almond butter. Ahhh, heavenly.
PS – Here is the trick to crispy butternut squash fries…
PPS – Does anyone know a method of cooking broccoli that will NOT stink up my house?!?