Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WIAW #7 : It has been a while

It has been a while since I checked in with a WIAW post. My eating has changed quite a bit since the end of my Whole30 in January. I'm still not certain I've found what works for me 100%, but I do know I'm going to keep searching & trying things until I find the balance I'm looking for.

My end goal is a rotation of meals that I know make me feel my best & keep me full until the next one, all while getting me the right balance of micros & macros. Is that too much to ask?

For breakfast, oh, for the past year and a half, maybe two, has been overnight oats.
Sometimes a smoothie if I'm lazy & sometimes a random bagel from the freezer, but usually overnight oats. I think it's time to mix it up, because I'm finally starting to get bored. Here's my attempt at muesli // mixing it up.


Lunch? That's anyone's guess. Wildcard I suppose. This week it was a big bowl of chili with beef & beans, topped with plain Greek yogurt, sprinkle of cheese, jalapenos & some crushed up tortilla chips. I could have eaten this 2 more times. Not because I was hungry, but it just really hit the spot.


Dinners around here? Well it depends on who is cooking.
Does anyone else have a BF // partner // spouse who just seems clueless as to what to eat?
The BF, he's a great cook. He can make pretty much anything you ask for, but he's always lost as to WHAT to cook. So he'll text & ask me. I'll make a suggestion, only to find out he has none of the ingredients. Sigh. Anyone else? Just me? Okay.

So sometimes, he cooks & I eat delicious tacos.


And other times I "cook" for one & eat a little more like this.

Wheat thins + goat cheese, bell pepper & mandarin

So, still trying to find that balance. Wheat thins & goat cheese for dinner probably isn't it. Who knows.

What's your go to breakfast?
Does breakfast keep you full 'til lunch or do you eat a snack too?
What's your favorite type of cheese? 
I LOVE honey goat cheese. Mmm.

20 comments:

  1. My usual go-to for breakfast is overnight oats too. I keep thinking of trying one of those crockpot steel cut oat recipes but I haven't had a chance yet. If I'm feeling ambitious, I'll make a fritatta on the weekend and cut it into slices to eat for breakfast during the week. I get by without a snack between breakfast and lunch but I need an afternoon snack to get by between lunch and dinner.

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    1. I'm too lazy because cleaning oats out of the crockpot is the worst. Haha.

      I definitely need a snack in between lunch & dinner, a little pick me up if you will.

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  2. Breakfast never keeps me full until lunch - I reach for my snacks between 1030-11 every day! Usually a piece of fruit or something. I love the creaminess of goat cheese - I also love feta cheese!

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    1. If you can believe it, it was like 24 when I had feta for the first time. Life changingly delicious. I love adding it to salads or on top of a pizza. Mmm.

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  3. I need to retry overnight oats. They are too runny for me when I make them. Do you have a trick to make them thicker?

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  4. Ooh, I love nachos or chips+cheese. My favorite go-to breakfast is a bowl of yogurt, nuts, nut butter, and fruit. Isn't it awesome that God gave us all this delicious food to keep us fueled for each day?

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    1. Mmm. I usually add some jam // jelly to my yogurt if I eat it plain, but I'll have to try some peanut butter next time, ooh, or maybe both! PBJ yogurt!

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  5. Overnight oats are definitely an easy go-to for me. When I want a really good and filling breakfast (especially before a long run) I'll make a hash of potatoes, meat, eggs and spinach.

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    1. I used to eat hash all the time, but it totally slipped off my radar. Thanks for the reminder!

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  6. I love that two of your meals were Mexican food! That's a favorite of mine. I could eat tacos literally every day and never get tired of them.

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    1. Ditto. Tacos are so flexible! And enchiladas too! Which realistically are probably on the menu for this weekend. So easy to toss together, fairly cheap & healthy too.

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  7. overnight oats is my FAV breakfast!

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    1. Ditto! Obviously.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I really like overnight oats!! For some reason I mainly only eat them during the summer haha.
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. I was definitely that way for a while, but for some reason hot oatmeal just doesn't seem to keep me as full, even if I add the same stuff, I just don't know why.

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  9. Finding balance is a life long journey I find. We find it... and then we lose it. Over and over. But I'd say your goal is the best one to continually strive for.
    Muesli is a nice detour from overnight oats - its similar, but like its crunchier cousin?
    Having a parter who cooks AT ALL is a blessing... especially if he/she makes you tacos :)

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    1. I like that, crunchier cousin.

      Yeah, he rocks. & those were some damn good tacos to boot. So I can't complain too much.

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  10. I miss wheat thins! It's been forever since I've eaten them:)

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    1. It had been a while for me too. I was so glad I picked a box up at the store, they were perfect for that honey goat cheese.

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