It’s safe to say I am not your typical Healthy Living Blogger.
As evidenced by Monday’s post, I’m not a crazy workout machine, and I’ve got a different spin on edibles as well. I don’t diet and I don’t count calories, in or out. I could care less the amount of carbs in any given thing, and I don’t subscribe to the whole macro philosophy, unless of course we’re talking Macklemore and his new song, Downtown. I can jam to that. ♫ “Dooooooowwwwntown.” ♫
I’m the opposite of most. I don’t identify with any particular food group: not Paleo, not Vegan, not Primal, not Carnivores, not Gluten-Free, not Whole something or other. The closest would be Vegetarian and you’d have to ignore Tuesday night’s BLT for that to fly.
Truth be told, the mere idea of super structured food plans, diets and detoxes, where restriction is a key component, really ruffles my feathers. Since I’ve done a number of posts on those topics in the past, I see no reason to go there today, ignoring of course the first handful of paragraphs.
Instead, I thought it would fun to share what I actually see when I look at my edibles, WIAW style.
I give you my Sunday eats.
Warm Lemon Water: I see a boatload of nutritional goodness.
Coffee: I see nectar of the gods.
I drink mine with a splash of Almond Milk and a scoop of Raw Sugar to satisfy my sweet teeth because I have more than one.
Banana: I see my favorite food, eaten publically, as it should be.
It’s portable, delicious, creamy, and yes, even phallic. I’ve been known to eat them in multiples; giving a whole new meaning to double fisting. Raises eyebrow.
Orange Juice, Fresh Fruit and a Mini-Chocolate Chip Scone: I see hydration combined with a tasty finish.
Scrambled Egg Wrap with Roasted Corn, Black Beans, Charred Tomato and Cheddar Cheese with a side of Crispy Red Skinned Potatoes covered in Ranch Sauce: I see a drooling Homer Simpson emoji because those spuds, twice fried, are out of this world.
I also see a dose of farm fresh eggs packed with a hearty helping of protein alongside other vitamins and minerals. Hello veggies and beans. Come to mama.
Maple Sugar Candies: I see comfort food, and yes I did have my first fire of the season on Sunday.
Peach and Cheese Stick: I see something quick and easy to tide me over until dinner.
Stuffed Artichoke Soup with Brown Rice and two slices of buttered bread (not pictured). I see a great way to use up some overcooked brown rice alongside the loves of my life, artichokes and asiago. Also, I see lots of fiber, and we all know fiber is your friend.
I inhaled two bowls before calling it quits for the day.
Before I turn the mic over to you, a word about our What I Ate Wednesday hosts:
Jenn is currently get situated and settled in her home, while Laura is helping her momma pack up her old one. Arman just moved two weeks ago and is already working on a new blog initiative to help others grow and monetize their blogs, which means y’all are stuck with me for today. Cackle, cackle.
Link away my friends, link away.
What do you see when you look at your food? Do you see calories, macros or the like?