Happy Wednesday friends!
Weekend days meant going with the flow. Since I don’t work on Sundays, I rarely worry about planning our meals for the day. Part of a healthy relationship with food is being able to be spontaneous and cook up what you’re feeling! During the week I usually have to plan so I don’t end up starved or stressed or spending money when I don’t need to, but weekend days, I take as they come.
For breakfast I woke up craving something sans-oats. I made a coconut flour pancake (2 tbsp coconut flour, 1 egg, 1 egg white, 1/3 cup liquid, dash tsp baking soda) with some blueberries mixed in, topped with peanut butter. Finished with a piece of dark chocolate.
Plus lots of water and coffee… does coconut flour make anyone else really thirsty?
Later in the morning, we went to church (had a great service!), and came back home very hungry. I wasn’t really sure what to make and my initial idea was going too long so, I went with real simple. Luckily we had some leftover crock pot salsa chicken so I decided on tortilla pizzas and sauteed cabbage. The pizzas had a layer of salsa, chicken breast, and cheddar and were topped with sour cream.
Cabbage is one of those foods I LOVE but have to limit myself from eating too much. So many bellyaches have occurred thanks to too much of the stuff.
After lunch, Terry and I went for a leisurely 3-mile walk. Walks are really nice because we’re in a situation where all there is to do is to just talk to each other. While we do plenty of this, it’s good to only have that option sometimes.
Later in the afternoon, I hit the kitchen. Ever since getting my job at the cupcake shop, I’ve done very little baking. However, after seeing the recipe for these dark chocolate cheesecake thumbprint cookies (recipe), I knew I needed to change that!
I didn’t have any plain Greek yogurt, so I subbed some of Siggi’s strawberry yogurt for it. It worked great! Alongside the cookies (plus one more), I had some grapes and iced coffee (with almond milk and stevia).
After a little more food prep, I cleaned the kitchen and headed to our night service. Someone had left the teens some leftover cake. I was going to pass it up, as I can usually take or leave cake. Alas! It was not just any cake- it was Publix Bakery cake! Y’all. I had a small piece but then had another small piece because a small piece just doesn’t cut it with Publix Bakery cake.
For dinner, I wanted an easy, veggie-rich meal. I sauteed finely chopped veggies (bell peppers, carrots, onions, radishes), added some ground turkey, brown rice/quinoa blend, and marinara sauce. A little hot sauce on top!
After dinner, we had to go to the store, but I convinced Terry to go on another walk with me first. Summertime is meant for spontaneity!
We settled in on the couch to watch A League of Their Own and I finished off the Siggi’s from the thumbprint cookie recipe with some fresh blueberries. The movie was a fun one, I’ve been wanting to watch it for years. Thanks, Netflix!
Then I went soundly to sleep. It was a good day.
So you tell me-
Is your eating style less structured over the weekends?