Welcome back, WIAW! After documenting my daily eats for the past week thanks to the elimination diet, I was definitely glad to get a few days off from the camera. But we’re back again today with my eats from yesterday.
I labeled this week’s WIAW “in the groove” because I feel like we’ve definitely hit our stride with elimination land. We’ve made some decisions on what we can and can’t be flexible on and are eating lots of yum foods. Honestly, I’m actually a little sad that this elimination portion is coming to a close soon. I feel like we are just finding our groove.
It is officially too dark in the mornings when I get to work to take a photo without added light. So this is my breakfast under the fantastic fluorescent desk light I have. Smoothie (blueberries, banana, almond milk, pineapple juice, flax seed, chia seeds) and a brown rice cake with almond butter, chia seeds and a smidge of chocolate chips. Because chocolate is a breakfast staple, haven’t ya heard?
Ahh, much better lighting by lunchtime. Had a big “bowl” of brown rice pasta with some roasted red pepper pesto. A small side salad (greens, scallions and tomatoes that I picked from our garden by flashlight in the morning) and some raspberries. Plus a banana no bake for dessert. Chocolate is also a lunch staple.
Sometimes, when I take my lunch out of my lunch bag, I go ahead and take out my afternoon snack and set it beside my computer. When I do that, I notice I eat my snack a lot earlier in the day compared to the days when it stays hidden. I guess the visual cue of having food available makes my mind say, “I HUNGEE.” Snack (that incidentally, stayed in my lunch box until 4pm) was hummus with bell pepper strips and an apple. Still waiting for the Honeycrisps to show up in the store. So yum! Once I got home, I had a few bites of a meatless meatloaf sandwich, but handed the majority of it off to the Babyface.
I started off dinner by eating about a million handfuls of mini chocolate chips while I was cooking. Apparently I’m in chocolate overdrive today? After my appetizer of chocolate, we had lentil sloppy joes on gluten-free bread with a whole giant side bowl of kale chips. Plus an unpictured banana no bake for dessert. Chocolate at all three meals! Do I win some kind of award?
Maybe I’ll try to cut back a little on the chocolate for next week. Or not.
What’s the best thing you ate yesterday?
Hmmm, I’d have to say the hummus. I cannot get over how smooth and fluffy chickpea flour makes hummus. YUM!