Some Food for Thought

As promised, I was much better at snapping pictures of my meals before devouring them. When without much of a kitchen, you have to tap into your creative resources, as well as rely on the help of others in borrowing their kitchens.

Breakfasts:

I told you I like peanut butter. I started off my week with some chocolate peanut butter, of the white and dark variety, smeared on some whole wheat sour dough toast with jelly and berries on the side.

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More toast followed the next day…

Eggs over easy with whole wheat toast and some bacon and potatoes. I could not finish the bacon or potatoes, but you bet I devoured those eggs and toast! Enjoyed at a local diner with family.

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More peanut butter toast, this time with Teddie crunchy peanut butter and berry preserves with a banana on the side.

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Oatmeal made with peanut butter, mashed banana, almond milk, and berries produced in the microwave. NOT as fresh tasting as made on the stove, but it sufficed. Some shredded coconut topped it off, unfortunately not toasted.

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Over the weekend, I went to the beach with my family and ate breakfast out. I enjoyed more over easy eggs and bacon, this time served with three delicious sand dollar pancakes (not as good as my own and without peanut butter!)

Finally, I ended my week with more peanut butter toast and fruit because when in doubt, stick with what you love!

Lunch:

Lunch recently has either been leftovers or salad (sometimes both), which actually is not much different than other times.

Here I enjoyed a lovely salad compiled with arugula, chopped peppers and carrots, and leftover roasted zucchini and summer squash with feta and drizzled with balsamic. I also had leftover pizza!

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More leftovers, this time a steak quesadilla with roasted peppers and cheese, enjoyed with a side of broccoli (not pictured) and some tortilla chips and dollop of sour cream.

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After a large breakfast out, my cousins and I swam the day away and kind of forgot about lunch. I had a hot dog on a whole wheat bun, which was festive because I guess it was National Hot Dog Day, and a lot of handfuls of Skinny Pop Popcorn.

A salad composed of baby spinach and arugula, red pepper, edamame, corn, chickpeas, and feta with a side of tortillas sprinkled with cheese.

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Pasta! Boy, have I been missing pasta since this kitchen repair. I finally was able to make some whole wheat penne with red pepper, spinach, chickpeas, and cheese, and it was heavenly!

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Saturday was a quick piece of pizza on the beach.

On Sunday, we had a big family lunch/dinner thing, which included chicken parmesan, whole wheat shells, a huge salad, and this amazing bruschetta I created.

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Dinner:

We kicked off the week with steak fajitas with roasted red pepper and cheese, a side of spanish rice, and some roasted broccoli. SO good and possibly my favorite meal of the summer.

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A greek salad made of romaine lettuce, peppers, cucumber (from my garden!), tomato, marinated peppers, feta, grilled chicken, and a side of asparagus. For my starch, I had a baked potato with some cheese. As you can tell from this week, I love cheese.

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Wednesday night I met up with some friends and feasted on some sour dough bread, fried buffalo brussel sprouts which are so good, and a greek salad with grilled shrimp. The night finished off with my favorite peanut butter oreo ice cream.

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On Thursday, we tried to have leftover salmon from a restaurant that had been frozen, which didn’t turn out so well. Instead, we turned to hot dogs, which I enjoyed on a whole wheat bun, with a salad and a scoop of pasta salad. I was in a rush to go running and forgot to snap a picture.

With a hankering for Indian food, on Friday, I had a Trader Joes tray of Paneer Masala with spinach rice, which was good, but didn’t quite satisfy my craving for true Indian fare.

After a day at the beach, I enjoyed a cheeseburger and a cup of clam chowder for dinner on Saturday.

Finally, after a large lunch, I enjoyed a cup of coconut blended chobani for dinner with some Skinny Pop popcorn after my run.

I wouldn’t consider this my healthiest week of eating, but I still enjoyed it!

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