Hi, it’s Wednesday, and that means that I’m sharing a day of eats from peanut butter, more peanut butter, bananas, to salad, pie, and icecream.
And the lovely Jenn is hostessing it for us! Thank you Jenn!!! If you go over to your blog, I promise you that you will not be disappointed. She’s pretty much the bomb when it comes to making balanced eating look absolutely amazing. However I warn you that you might spend hours there, getting a new found appreciation for the art of cooking and hospitality. 🙂 (I guess that’s not a bad thing.)
Before we start, I have a thought about ‘eating your veggies.’ 🙂 I LOVE MY VEGGIES, but I know that they say that 5-6 cups of vegetables a day is ideal. I really wish that worked for me, cause I really do like salad. Salad is one of my favorite meals, but I will also be honest and say that 2 salads a day + a green smoothie (I’ve discovered) isn’t really something I love, so I don’t do it everyday. 🙂 I have discovered what does work best for my lifestyle and body, and I’m learning to eat accordingly.
What am I trying to illustrate by this thought? Just a reminder that everybody’s different. There is no ‘one size fits all’, and that’s the awesome beauty of God’s creativity.
In other news, I’ve been on the track of conquering some fear foods for me in the past week. This breakfast is one of them. You see, I’m not nearly as worried about calories as I used to be, but the idea of eating yogurt ‘with sugar’ often terrifies me especially for breakfast. It’s often because I have this idea in my head that I have to compartmentalize all sugar to dessert after dinner. I still often find myself avoiding the yogurt with sugar or the sugary cereal in the morning just because I think it’s ‘bad for me’ in the morning.
The other day, I got my bowl of yogurt, and I saw the container of peach yogurt. It felt like it was staring me down, and I decided. It’s time to conquer this fear food. So I poured it out along with my other yogurt, and I ate it. I thanked God for it. The verdict? It was DELISH. 🙂
Greek Yogurt + Blueberry Mini Wheats + Skippy Peanut Butter + peach yogurt + pecans is a pretty good (though odd) combo…
Snacks were random, but I most definitely have my staple snacks which include lots of peanut butter, bananas, fruit, pie and icecream, and sometimes just a glass of water if I’m not hungry. 🙂
MORE SKIPPY! We normally buy Costco peanut butter, but it’s not nearly as creamy as Skippy. Skippy sure knows what they’re doing with their peanut butter.
I know I am completely going against the laws of healthy snacking here, but a little slice of Marie Callendar’s Dutch apple pie with a little bit of ice cream was pretty tasty. 😉
Another great fear to conquer is the ‘almost empty’ peanut butter jar. I used to be incredibly rigid about ‘eyeballing’ my portion sizes. I didn’t quite go to the extent of measuring cups, but I would say that I have a pretty good eye for portions, so I would never let anybody else serve me because I didn’t know just how much I was eating. One of the best ways that I have found to conquer that is to find an almost empty peanut butter jar. I don’t eyeball it. I put some yogurt or ice cream in there and eat with thankfulness. I’ve cleaned out quite a few peanut butter and even um… Nutella jars this way, and I’ve found the ‘fear of portion sizes’ disappear more and more.
And… lunch was a lot of random things, (Think salad. bread. trail mix. peanut butter. No, I did not mix all of those together.) As a result, I don’t think it’s interesting enough to share photos of those, I will move on to DINNER, which was my culinary creation for the week.
Dinner was ‘Chicken and Bacon Pasta with Garlic Cream Sauce.’ Add lots of parmesan cheese to that, and you are good to go for a stupendous (and may I add, easy?) Italian meal.
Pasta. Yay or Nay?
Cheese? Do you like cheese? If you are dairy free, have you found a good alternative?
How do you like ‘cleaning’ out the peanut butter jar? Yogurt? Oatmeal? or Icecream?