It's been a while since I've done one of these posts and I've been trying to snap photos of meals over the past three months or so to give you a rounded idea of what I eat. I love seeing these types of posts from others, so here we go...
I'm not one to eat in the food court at the mall but Marco somehow twisted my arm a couple months ago and I have to say this General Tao chicken and noodles were delicious (and a bit of a guilty pleasure).
I hadn't made a tortilla soup in years so I tried this recipe which turned out great (I cheated and used a BBQ chicken from he grocery store). I happened to have tortilla shells on hand that needed to be used up, so I cut them into strips and fried them for a more authentic taste and treat.
More food after the jump...
This is a typical lunch for me, Monday through Friday. I love the Super 7 kale salad and usually pick up a bag or two per week and eat it over the five days. I pour it onto a plate, sprinkle with the cranberries and pumpkin seeds it comes with and try to keep the dressing to a minimum. I love that you can find this at almost all grocery stores now.
You guys know how obsessed I am with these healthy, gluten and dairy-free pancakes. I always add a scoop of protein now and eat these for breakfast or a snack any time of day. If I've already eaten eggs, I'll just use egg whites.
This was a special dinner for a friend's birthday. She requested pasta with a rose sauce and shrimp. I tried my hand at a vodka sauce and it actually turned out so well! I topped the plate with fresh cut basil and parmesan petals. Pasta is probably a once-monthly meal in our household, even though I love it.
One of my favourite meals! I'm obsessed with Vietnamese food and any time we want a quick, cheap meal out, this is usually the winner (although Marco would almost always prefer Thai).
This was a regular evening--when I'm cooking for just myself, I can make something really basic and be happy, but with the man is another story. Here I made some grilled chicken, quinoa and boiled beets. I love dessert and have a major sweet tooth so my rationale is to get the most nutrients in during my main dish so I can have a treat afterwards!
Weekend splurge! We hit up Five Guys one day for burgers and fries. I'm a huge burger lover, but mostly in the summertime when we can BBQ. I don't really eat fast food but this would be an exception every few months--so good (and that is most definitely a double burger)!
This was last month at a potluck we went to at a friend's place. I loaded up on veggies, kabobs and salad and splurged on the egg roll.
I'm loving Ferrero Rocher this year. Definitely a pricier chocolate and one that I would receive for Christmas and it would always play second fiddle to the Lindor chocolates, but not lately! If I need a chocolate treat in the afternoon or evening, this is something I love to have (one, or a few).
We usually go out to breakfast every other weekend, never anything fancy, just your standard eggs-bacon-toast joint which is right up my alley. I frequently swap out my bacon/meat for tomatoes but I can not give up the home fries!
My daily caffeine fix is a Tim Hortons steeped tea. That said, I had been loving an instant coffee (I know, so odd) my girl friend turned me onto for a while in an attempt to save a bit of money on the daily, however, I still prefer tea.
This was one evening in Tremblant where we went out for a late dinner and I ordered a chicken taco salad. It seems like a good, healthier choice but I have a hard time not eating the bowl after the fact!
Finally, a snack that I frequently munch on in the afternoon: hard boiled eggs, cottage cheese with fruit and water. I'm still trying to get my three litres of water in a day, which can be a bit of a challenge but I give it my best shot.
Let me know if you enjoy these types of posts and I'll share them more frequently. Happy Friday!