What I Ate Wednesday #113: Back to Normal

How many times have you heard the word “detox” over the past week? Every time the holidays come around, everyone scrambles to find the best ways to not gain weight and not over-indulge. And when we all give in to the holiday treats, we all want the quick-fix to lose the bloat and get back to where we were pre-holiday, right? Personally, I’m not one to say no to pumpkin roll and peanut butter cups.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I’m also not a fan of detoxing. In theory, the idea of cutting out all of the sugar, alcohol, and excess snacking sounds like a good idea. But when I go from all to nothing, I’m not the most fun person to be around. [Don’t ask Nathan.] I prefer to just go back to my regular way of eating.

[Breakfast]
Protein Egg White Oatmeal Oats Fresh Almond Butter Coffee
How could I possibly give up my most favorite breakfast?

[Lunch]
Whole Foods Salad Bar Garlicky Kale
I’ve been going salad bar crazy! This is an old picture, but just imagine all of the delicious salad bar toppings you could possibly get from Whole Foods, Wegmans, etc. It’s the best.

[Dinner]
Lemon Feta Chicken Israeli Couscous Salad

Chicken Shawarma Cabbage Salad Saurkraut Hummus Baba Ghanoush
Nice, light dinners. The other night I made feta chicken, Israeli couscous salad, and a green salad. Last night we went to dinner at a new Mediterranean place that was setup like a Chipotle-style way of ordering. I loaded up on all the veggies and the delicious chicken shawarma, hummus, and baba ghanoush.

[Snacks]
Don’t be fooled by the pictures above. Along with my healthy bars that I’ve been snacking on, I’ve also been popping into the fridge to grab some bites of leftover sausage stuffing, all of the squash and sweet potato, and there have been many spoon dips into the almond butter jar! Obviously, I could be stuffing my face with worse food but there has still been a bit more snacking than a normal day.

So it may not be totally back to normal, but we’re getting there! There’s no quick fix for anything so rather than torturing myself [and everyone around me] with food I don’t want, I’d much rather enjoy what I’m eating and take my good old time.

Food for Thought

Are you a detoxer or do you just got back to your norm?

What I Ate Wednesday #49: Photo Dump

Alright, so it’s actually Thursday, but yesterday was a little hectic. I also just got back from an extended weekend in Florida visiting my family and rather than going to all of the same restaurants we usually do, we decided to switch it up a bit. There was a lot of goodness and I’ll be going into more detail about some of these meals soon, but for now, just a bunch of pictures!

A couple trips to the Whole Foods salad bar.. and a little treat.

Whole Foods Salad Bar Garlic Tofu

Whole Foods Salad Bar Garlicky Kale

Yogurtland Frozen Yogurt

A Vietnamese dinner.
Saigon Cuisine Grilled Pork Vermicelli

Saigon Cuisine Coconut Ice Cream

A little beach action.

Dania Beach

A new lunch spot.

Tap 42 Chicken Power Pack Bowl

Tap 42 Lamb Burger

Tap 42 Miami Brewing Co Coconut Blonde Ale

And beer. Lots of beer.

Green Flash Brewing Co Le Freak Ale

Riverside Market Arrogant Bastard Ale

Cigar City Brewing Co Cucumber Saison

Funky Buddha Brewing Co

Funky Buddha Brewing Co Sampler

Funky Buddha Brewing Co Sampler 2

Funky Buddha Brewing Co Sampler 3

Funky Buddha Brewery No Crusts

Oh. And a little pizza to end the trip.
Anthonys Coal Fire Pizza

I almost forgot!

The winner of my Mara’s Pasta giveaway is Amanda Gibson! Congratulations, Amanda!

Food for Thought

When you go away, do you plan your trip around different restaurants or activities you want to try?