I love that Jenn started this link-up, because I think it is my favorite link-up of the week… Maybe it’s just because I love looking at all the food pictures and wishing I could cook like everybody else. 😀
‘When I don’t Eat Veggies.’ I know it’s an odd name especially because I’m linking up with lots of bloggers who love veggies… And I LOVE veggies too, but sometimes I just don’t get to them. Today was one of those days that I just barely squeaked by with a small plate of salad in my mouth.
Some days are just so busy that it’s just harder to stop and slice up some veggies for a salad. Not that it’s a good excuse, but I do know that I used to play the guilt-trip game if I missed my veggies, and it was never very helpful for me.
Those days I don’t eat very many veggies; it’s not that I don’t want to. However, today, I was shopping for about 6 or 7 hours, and so it was a quick tortilla, almond butter, honey, and some raisins that went into my mouth.
And… I may have consumed some fro-yo later in the day.
But, for me, now those days don’t define me, because I’m just fueling my body. I’m eating to live. It’s true that I wouldn’t go every day without vegetables, but I don’t stress about the days I don’t get vegetables, because I’m learning to trust in God instead of the the ups and downs of my diet.
God is good. Truly all the time, and even though I don’t deserve His goodness, I am so thankful for it! With that, here is another honest day of eats from the girl who normally doesn’t end the day without a giant salad. Today I did end it without one, and I don’t feel none the worse. 🙂
I started the day with OATMEAL at around 9 AM. It was good I filled up, because the rest of the day was so crazy, I managed to slip in a few more meals on the side. 🙂 The morning was also super drizzly and cloudy, so it was hands down, the perfect morning for a hot bowl of oats!
Lunch. Lunch was similarly themed with MORE almond butter, MORE honey, and more raisins on a tortilla. I wrapped it up, stacked it on the rest of my shopping ‘aids’ and trucked off to buy $1000+ worth of groceries for a conference I’m cooking for next week.
We may have stopped for a mid-afternoon snack of fro-yo… My creations always look kind of ugly because of very little color, but I promise you that the taste was anything but ugly.
(This photo looks very similar to, but wasn’t the photo of my fro-yo I had today.) Y’all, you HAVE to try toasted marshmallow frozen yogurt. It is so good… *yum*
Dinner is unpictured, but my sister blessed us all with a huge pot of fresh basil pesto pasta. If anyone has never had basil pesto pasta, you must try it now! If you don’t like basil you probably won’t like it, but fresh basil+parmesan+olive oil+garlic+nuts is a winning combination for a pasta sauce.
Other eats this past week!
Chicken Enchiladas! 🙂
Left hand side: Random assortment of chicken salad, crackers, and salad
Right Side: I’m kind of a PB or AB&Honey kick lately along with chocolate chips or raisins… 😉
Food Find of the Week!
I finally picked up a jar of this at Sprouts after seeing it on the Yooper Girl’s blog and the Clean Eating Couple’s blog. . . And even though I plan to scoop into it tonight, I am about 99.99% sure that it will be a winner! PB&CO has not gone wrong, in my humble opinion, and per my own experience.
To cap it all off, I went for a short 2(ish) mile run tonight. It’s so freeing to run without feeling like you have to pound out a bunch of miles (for the sake of burning calories) or fueling an obsession. Tonight I just ran to decompress, think, and pray. And it was awesome. The clouds were just rolling out after a gorgeous rain storm, and this was my view!
And with that, I hope you have an amazing rest of the week!!! 🙂
Do you like veggies? (Maybe that’s a crazy question, but I know some people who don’t.)
Do you ever have days you don’t eat very many veggies? Do you feel like you need to make up for it or do you just move on.com?