Hi friends! Happy What I Ate Wednesday. Before we get to the eats, bear with me for just a moment.
After a lot of thought and consideration, from this Wednesday forward I will not be sharing a whole “day-in-the-life” of my plate. After reading [this moving post] among others, I have concluded that WIAW is a slippery slope: it is a great link-up for getting new food ideas but given the unfortunate prevalence of eating and body image struggles I do not want to feed into this culture in any way.
I don’t want you to think that what I eat is what you should eat. No way Jose. We are all different. We are different heights and weights; we have different activity levels; we have different metabolisms; we have different food preferences and make different food choices. One day of my food is a mere snapshot of my tummy. Sometimes I eat more, sometimes I eat less, sometimes I eat super healthy while other days I don’t.
While WIAW is not about comparison, judgement, restriction or guilt these feelings are sometimes hard to control. So rather than sharing a day of food, I will share a selection of things I have been eating and loving LATELY.
What I Ate
Oatmeal made with David’s Tea “Forever Nuts” topped with walnuts, almonds, cranberries and cinnamon. Can you say fall?
Greek yogurt, honey, Ezekiel cinnamon raisin cereal and a sliced banana.
Zeggs… check back tomorrow for this amazingness!
Egg white and spinach scramble with a side of roasted vegetables: butternut squash, brussel sprouts and peppers (baked in the oven with balsamic, olive oil, salt and pepper)
Grilled chicken, red pepper and zucchini (thanks Dad!) and steamed broccoli.
Dehydrated beet chips (love!) roasted kabocha squash (love without the skin) and heirloom tomatoes (love like candy).
Trader Joe’s “Tempting” trail mix… the PB chips are a-mazing. American friends: feel free to send my way!
Cantaloupe, honeydew and apple cake — balance.
Well that’s a random sampling! Get any ideas? If you need more then be sure to head over to Jenn’s blog!
I am kind of obsessed with Instagram and post lots of yummy-ness there sooo [insert shameless self-plug] feel free to follow me :)
P.S. As always on this day, I am thinking about those who were affected by the attacks of 9/11. Never forget.
Questions of the day…
Do you ever find yourself comparing yourself and your diet to others on WIAW? Or in general?
Have you ever made oatmeal with tea?