A Week Of Yummy

This was not my healthiest week of eating, but I can’t say I didn’t enjoy my meals. I’m very much looking forward to Thanksgiving and will be extra cautious this week on the other days.

Back to recap this past week, I started off with some tasty and delectable French toast. For whatever reason, the bread was extra crunchy this time around and it paired well with the pumpkin flavor.

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To use up more of that canned pumpkin I opened, I baked up an oatmeal dish. This included some white chocolate peanut butter, strawberries, and blueberries. So good!

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These pancakes are still my favorite. I tossed in a handful of blueberries to the batter, which makes things that much more satisfying. An array of redness accompanies it.

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More oatmeal, this time the stove top variety, with dark chocolate peanut butter, pomegranate seeds, and blueberries.

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These pancakes were made with whole wheat flour, oats, Greek yogurt, and an egg white. On their own, they were a little bland, but topped with peanut butter, jelly, and toasted coconut, they were a dream.

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Before a busy day of shopping, I got to eat these poached eggs over toast. One of my favorite breakfasts!

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I ended my week with more peanut butter pancakes because I won’t have time anymore to make them as often as I have been doing. I ended up burning everything from the cakes to the coconut, but they were still yummy.

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First up for lunches was an experiment of sorts with this mason jar salad. It was very filling because I stocked it with too many veggies, seemingly impossible, I know. It was good, but I didn’t realize you were supposed to pour it all into a bowl when it was ready to be eaten, so it’s something to work on more.

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I had a medley for this meal that included half a grilled pepperjack and pepperoni grilled cheese, veggie sticks, and a big bowl of popcorn.

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This lunch was another grilled cheese with a few celery sticks and a bowl of the tomato chickpea soup stuffed with veggies. I came up with it all on my own, but I should have added some more water because it was very chunky.

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A leftover piece of veggie quiche with a side of whole wheat raisin toast was a quick, hot lunch after a long workout. It hit the spot!

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I enjoyed this shredded steak and veggie quesadilla out to lunch with my friend Molly. To finish it off, I pulled the filling goodness out of the tortilla rather than try to heat it up later and have it go soggy.

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A few hours into our shopping, my mom and I needed sustenance to help us regroup for another round of shopping. We each had a slice of pizza and a side salad. Yay on the cheesiness, nay on the lame salad. I can do so much better. Also, who puts egg and bacon on a spinach salad?!

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To cheer on the Patriots in their most recent victory, we ordered subs from one of our local favorites. I went with the chicken parm, a couple of chips, and a ton of chopped veggies. Great Sunday!

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Look at these veggies I grilled up for dinner on Monday!

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I threw my portion into a salad and made a steak quesadilla to go along with it.

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This chicken and spinach salad- done the proper way- is becoming a family favorite. The chicken is marinated in Italian dressing then thrown into a salad composed of baby spinach, walnuts, craisins, cucumber, tomato, and pepper, tossed with poppyseed dressing. I enjoyed mine with a piece of toast for my serving of grains.

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This veggie quiche is always a great, quick option to make ahead and eat when ready. They are also freezer friendly! Paired with a salad and I had myself a tasty dinner!

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Thursday night, I met up with my graduate school friends who I can’t believe I haven’t seen in so long. Last year, I saw them more than my family and they were my biggest support staff through the program (other than my parents). Reminiscing over some Bertuccis’ rolls, I went with this pasta, sausage, and pepper dish. I ate all of the sausage and peppers and had a few bites of pasta because I prefer the rolls!

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After that big quesadilla on Friday for lunch, I wasn’t starving for dinner. I went with a couple pieces of peanut butter toast and half a banana to keep things light, but filling. I can never go wrong with peanut butter!

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Shopping is one of my favorite things, but it’s also exhausting. A movie night to see Mockingjay with my cousin Mikey was just what I needed to relax. Oh, wait. That movie is not relaxing. I’ve read the book and I was still nervous and on the edge of my seat. The acting is phenomenal! And I didn’t like this book all that much- I enjoyed the first two though! Before the movie, we grabbed a quick dinner at a pizza shop. Knowing I was going to want this theater’s popcorn- note, real butter- I opted for this awesome Greek chicken kebab salad. Nicely done, fellow salad makers.

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Overall, I would say I ate out too many times than I would normally allow myself, but they all included fun times with amazing people, so I will not complain or fret! Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! Happy and healthy eating!

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