I haven’t participated in a What I Ate Wednesday post since early October, which is almost indecent when you stop and think about it.
Not that I’ve spent a ton of time thinking about it. Alright maybe a little bit. I am a food blogger after all, and WIAW is a staple of our diets. It ranks right up there with sweet potatoes, Greek yogurt and hummus; preferably not at the same time; at least not for me. I may eat some weird combos, but that’s out of my league.
Basically what I’m trying to say, in my typical long-winded way, is I’m significantly overdue for some daily eats action. Also, I just so happened to run my mouth yesterday about the dangers of the post holiday detox and why they’re a bad idea. So it seemed fitting, for a multitude of reasons, or truly two but who’s counting, to follow-up my mini-rant with a full day of food. Put my money where my mouth is, so to speak. Or my mouth where my grilled cheese is, or my grilled cheese into my mouth. ‘Eh, you get the idea.
Breakfast was a fruit filled smoothie with frozen pineapple, spinach, strawberries, blueberries, a banana, flax powder and bee pollen. “You know, the usual,” she says with a completely straight face. It really is a typical first breakfast for me.
♫”A spoon full of [pollen] helps the medicine go down, the medicine go down-wown, the medicine go down. Just a spoon full of [pollen] helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way.”♫ Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Those classics often break through at the most inopportune of times.
I skipped second breakfast in favor of lunch: a Strawberry Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich on possibly two slices of Power Bread, although I can’t say that last part with certainty. The Hubby purchased the loaf of bread and didn’t make a note of what he actually bought, which is par for the course around here. I will say it contained a plethora of seeds, nuts, grains, and even some raisins. It had a sweet factor to it, which played well with the goat cheese and strawberry sauce.
Later in the afternoon, I snacked on some not pictured maple sugar candies, alongside a cup of coffee because I like to live dangerously and mix my caffeine with my sugar consumption. Wild child right here.
The base of my dinner was a boatload of veggies sautéed in some olive oil. Think artichokes, asparagus, bell peppers, broccoli, garlic, kalamata olives, and onions.
A bowl and a half of this later, and we’ve concluded my meals for the day. Full disclosure: I also spent the majority of the afternoon guzzling water, although I did slip in a glass of white wine with dinner.
After so many delightful days of indulgence, I made it a point to get my fair share of fruits, veggies, water and whole grains. The rest was just gravy, baby or as I like to call it, a successful day of eats.
Tell me about a day of your eats. Do you try to ingest more whole foods post holidays? Do you eliminate foods post holidays?