One of these days I’ll start trying to update more than once a week.
My eating isn’t exactly worthy of recognition lately anyway.
That being said… here’s an insider peek at some food related highlights of the past week.
I bought two food-related books this week: The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Julie & Julie. I take forever to get around to reading the books I own but I’m hoping to get around to these asap. I already cracked open Julie & Julia. Is this movie out yet? The book seems like it’ll be a goodie.
I also spotted (and immediately grabbed) a brand new Almond Butter. Blue Diamond Baby! I first saw this gem brand of AB via Miss SnackFace but never imagined I would see it on my own grocery store shelves. I was pretty darn excited. It wasn’t crazy cheap here though. Sigh.
This week’s mail delivered me some Nutella sample packets (as well as Fitness magazine and a paycheque – Booya) Danger Ranger! I haven’t had Nutella in years. I might have to Nutellafy a bowl of oatmeal at some point in my near future.
One night this week my friend invited me over for a seafood dinner. I’ll admit I was a little nervous since her regular meal choices include chocolate bars, Skittles and Spinach Dip but I sucked it up, figured how can you possibly make seafood that unhealthy and tried to anticipate the worst.
I arrived to her cooking up a pan of scallops in a pool of oil, along with some shell pasta in a thick alfredo sauce and some battered shrimp cakes heating up in the oven. Great. At least she threw a little broccoli into the mix…
… and then proceeded split the entire large pot of pasta between our two plates.
The whole meal was washed down with a Caramel Drumstick.
I’m not going to lie, the whole thing was delicious and I did enjoy every bite.
But I’m also not going to lie and say that I was feeling good about myself after it all. Obviously one unhealthy night of eating is not a big deal in the least. However, my general eating lately has involved much too much snacking, sugar and unhealthy white things and my body is definitely showing it. Working at a job where I sit 7-8 hours a day doesn’t help either. So even though I’m still exercising everyday, it’s just not quite enough right now and I need to snap out of the junk trap I’ve been stuck in lately.
But speaking of junk, I made these Butterscotch Pecan Cookies the other day. I forgot to take a picture but they are amazing so I suggest you make them. I made them for someone else so I only sampled a taste, however I probably ate my weight in chocolate chips in the process – yet another example of why I don’t want to blog about my eating lately.
Examples of other foods of the week:
Fresh fruit with yogurt and flax
Egg white salsa feta spinach omelette on half an english muffin
Kashi Honey Puffed Cereal with dried apricots, yogurt mixed with Chocolate PB2 and carob chips
Yogurt with flax and a crumbled banana muffin
More fruit and yogurt
Salad (with white pasta…)
Fresh and amazing corn on the cob with freshly de-podded peas, fish and potatoes.
Egg whites with salsa and tomato, cottage cheese and bread with hummus.
White pasta with scallops, shrimp and diced tomatoes over steamed broccoli, topped with feta.
Giant fridge-clearing salad.
Note the abundance of sweet-based foods and white pasta and bread. In my defense, some of my healthier eats such as my fruit and salad-based lunches and veggie snacks don’t get photographed. My eating still needs some work though.
Yesterday’s lunch was pretty decent. It included a big container of raw veggies to snack on, plus half of a leftover grilled vegetable wrap from a restaurant I ate at the other night, an unpictured apple and half of a Cinnamon Raisin Raw Organic Food Bar (delicious).