I talked a lot about food this morning, so I might as well keep it coming today.
Here’s more of what I ate last week.
Sweet potato quesadillas. Note to anyone who has tried to make this recipe using the one on my blog before, there was a typo in the directions. So if you had REALLY undercooked sweet potatoes, I’m sorry! The error has been fixed.
Monday & Tuesday
Apple salmon burgers with broccolini. So. Freaking. Good. Who knew those flavors went so well together? And we’re *almost* out of apples from apple picking. We probably only have a few left!
I made a veggie and polenta soup. I had never tried polenta before. Have you guys had it? I don’t really get it.
Fall Fest food
Monday – Wednesday
Butternut squash quinoa. This was just okay. Kind of boring.
Thursday and Friday
Chicken with sun-dried tomato, basil, and balsamic vinaigrette in a wheat pita. Helpful hint – bring the pita on the side so it doesn’t get soggy and crumbly!
I’m finally feeling bored of my weekday go to of cottage cheese with cinnamon, blueberries, and slivered almonds. Last week I decided to make crock pot apple cinnamon oatmeal. I also had to bring that in for a group breakfast yesterday, so it was a good week to make a test batch. I’m on a huge oatmeal kick now!
My Nutrition Upgrade
Last week was Week 3 of the My Nutrition Upgrade program I am doing. If you’ve missed my recaps of Week 1 and Week 2, please check them out! I’ve tried to share the most helpful hints learned throughout the program.
Upgrade #5 last week was in regards to beverage choice and the hidden calories/sugars that are often found in liquid form. I eliminated a lot of these drinks (soda, sports drinks, energy drinks, etc.) from my diet years a long time ago. For example, I used to be a huge diet coke drinker, but I haven’t touched one in years. I also went cold turkey on splenda and sugar in my coffee when I made the switch to organic eating. Now I stick to seltzer if I am craving a non-alcoholic beverage besides water, or I’ll garnish my regular water with a lemon, lime, cucumber, or orange. A lot of the drinks that look healthy such as Vitamin Water actually have a lot of unnecessary calories in them, so I’ve actually cut most of those out too. My Soda Stream helps. 🙂
Upgrade #6 was on dining in instead of out. Tim and I enjoy going out to eat far too much to give that up, but in recent years we’ve definitely cut back on the frequency of our meals out. If we do dine out, it’s going to be on something we will enjoy, not something that’s going to make us feel like crap a few hours later. We try to stick to no more than two meals out every week, and as you guys know, we swear by our Sunday food prep to help us stick with this goal.
What have you guys been eating lately? Do you cut back on calories with your beverage choices or is that an area that you struggle with? What about dining in versus dining out?
Off to Two A Day!