What I Ate Wednesday #95: Killer Sweet Tooth

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It’s all in the title. I’m telling you, my sweet tooth has been out of control lately. Especially at night!

Breakfast
Protein Egg Oatmeal Peanut Almond Butter Coffee
The usual. Oatmeal, egg whites, banana, nut butters, coffee. It’s pretty much heaven.

Lunch
Tuna Carrots Sugar Snap Peas Apricot BBQ Rice Cake
My lunch spread. On the floor of the break room at work haha. I mixed up some tuna with apricot bbq sauce and kefir to spread on a rice cake and had some leftover bbq mix for veggie dipping. It was delish.

Afternoon Snack
Cookies Cream Quest Bar

Cookies Cream Quest Bar Baked
I came home to a box of Cookies & Cream Quest Bars [from my Swanson order.. don’t forget to enter the giveaway!] so obviously I popped one in the oven right away. Holy moly I forgot how good these things are!

Dinner
Baked Turkey Italian Meatballs No Cook Tomato Sauce Zucchini Noodles
Another new take on the baked turkey meatballs with zucchini noodles, no-cook tomato sauce, and freshly shredded parm. It was SO good! I used half turkey italian sausage and half regular ground turkey for extra flavor. This version is a keeper, for sure!

Let the dessert games begin!
Fresh Figs Almond Butter
Up first, a fig with almond butter. Because everything is better with nut butter!

Peaches Plums
Followed by a bunch of peaches and plums.

And finished off with salted caramel brownie brittle with peanut butter. No time for pictures of this.. just eating. It’s too delicious! But who am I to turn down chocolate, peanut butter, and salted caramel? I mean, really! I’m actually glad that the bag of brownie brittle is almost gone so I can control myself again! Ha!

Food for Thought

What food is your biggest weakness?

What I Ate Wednesday #85: Pre-Retoxing

I mentioned on Monday that this week has been deemed “detox before retox” because when you have a week like I did full of cheese..

Cheese Charcuterie Wood Tavern

Margherita Pizza Il Casaro

Asparagus Raspa Dura Il Casaro

..fried chicken..

Addendum Fried Chicken

..barbecue..

Addendum Pork Barbecue

..and plenty of beer..

Il Casaro Anchor Steam Nathan

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room Birthday

..I needed a break. Before we go away to wine country for our anniversary. So this week has been very lean, clean, and green!

Breakfasts have looked a little like this:

Banana Sweet Scramble Coconut Cashew Butter

Egg whites, banana, cinnamon, and coconut cashew butter.

Snacks have been especially green!

Kale Mango Smuice Live and Diet LA

Still smuicing it up!

Lunches have been salad-filled.

Bonsai Salad Sushirrito

Mixed Green Salad Chicken Avocado Brussels Sprouts Salsa

Dinners are protein- and veg-happy.

Beer Can Chicken Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Baked Turkey Meatballs Zucchini Noodles Joy the Baker

And because there is always dessert:

Halo Top Creamery Chocolate Ice Cream

A new-to-me ice cream with peanut fluff.

Personally, I know that when I eat foods like grains and starches, even starchy vegetables, my stomach isn’t always happy. And even though I seriously love them, sometimes I just need to give my body a break. I’ve been binging on kabocha and sweet potatoes recently and kabocha-belly is definitely real! My carbs these days are primarily coming from fruits and I’ve also cut back on random snacking. Overall, I’m feeling better after a few days so I’m calling this detox a success thus far.

Food for Thought

What foods are your go-to for detoxing?

Winning Weather

Hi friends, happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. We were out and about quite a bit and we had great weather for it!

Friday night we went out for some brewskies [maybe some truffle parmesan fries] and an awesome yakitori dinner at Ippuku. The place was so unique; we had our own little table with a bamboo shade. The other, larger tables were more traditional and you have to take your shoes off to sit there.

Ippuku Berkeley California

Our own little nook.

I plan on recapping the meal on Wednesday but we definitely plan on going back again to try more.

On Saturday, we went to Tender Greens for lunch. It was awesome!

Roasted Monterey Squid Salad Tender Greens

Roasted Monterey Squid Salad

I love getting seafood when we go out because I rarely cook it at home and this squid was cooked perfectly. Nice and tender, not at all chewy. I also got a side of roasted veggies. Another place we need to hit up again! After lunch we made our way over to The Trappist for Spontanfest. We can’t pass up a good beer event 😉

Yesterday was extra fun; we went to our first baseball game of the season! The weather couldn’t have been better and it was so great to spend hours in the sunshine.

Oakland Coliseum

Not a bad view!

Oakland Athletics

This isn’t so bad either 😉

It was a good game. We saw 3 home runs and an A’s win. Jim Johnson also closed the game for the A’s so it was nice to have a touch of home [he was an Orioles closer for years if you didn’t know.] I also brought a nice big salad for lunch and I’m so glad I did. The food options there were pretty.. not great. And we only shared 1 beer because holy crap they were $11! You live and learn.. and pregame in the parking lot before the next game. Ha!

After a fun weekend, it was nice to come home and have a delicious, light dinner.

Joy the Baker Baked Turkey Meatballs Spiralized Zucchini Carrot Noodles

Baked turkey meatballs are a fave in our house.

Weekly Meal Plan

SundayBaked turkey meatballs over spiralized zucchini and carrot noodles
MondayVietnamese pork bowl
Tuesday – Cajun chicken with plantain “rice” and beans
Wednesday – Leftovers
Thursday – Roast duck sausage with roasted brussels and smashed potatoes
Friday – Out!
Saturday – Leftovers

If you’re looking for any help creating a meal plan, shoot me an email!

Food for Thought

What did you do over the weekend?