Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Balancing Act

Heyy blog friends!  I'm glad people responded positively to my post on the takeout food I ate yesterday.  This is supposed to be a healthy eating blog, but I just don't eat healthy all the time.  I have cravings, and I indulge them sometimes.  Thanks for sharing the love on that :)

Today was the complete opposite of yesterday, although I only have pics of dinner.  (Lame blogger fail, I know.)  Breakfast was a yogurt mess, and I know you have seen more than 10 1 picture of that on this blog anyway.  I broke down and used plain Chobani yogurt mixed with some of the sickly sweet vanilla Greek yogurt that I bought of another brand.  It was not the same, but I wasn't in the mood for a smoothie.  I mixed it with strawberries and some organic granola, and it was a decent breakfast.

Lunch was a salad with spinach/arugula salad with chopped pear, roasted pecans, goat cheese, and balsamic vinegar.  I wasn't sure if this was enough to hold me through the day, but it was.  (Well that, and the fact that I polished off the last couple bites of Jenny's mac and cheese that she brought for lunch today.)

Dinner was up in the air for a little bit.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to try to make Jessica's shrimp/pesto pasta, or a veggie burger and fries, or eggs.. but after a while I decided I wanted something quick.  That eliminated the pasta.  I didn't want to go to the store, and that eliminated the other options.  I came home and looked at what I had, and decided on another salad.  I chopped up the smallest sweet potato I've ever seen, and roasted it with some mushrooms.  Alongside the veggies were a Morningstar Garden Veggie Patty and some fries.  I made a mix of greens and topped it with everything, (except the fries,) and put some hummus on the side to mix in as needed.

FYI, this is a mixing bowl my friends.  I wasn't messing around.

A couple of fries for a side

I followed up with a couple mini peanut butter cups from Trader Joes.  If you haven't had these yet, do so ASAP.  They will put Reese's out of business one day, they are THAT good.

And there you have it.  Not a 100% healthy day since I had a few bites of mac and cheese and a small side of fries, but I don't think I want a life where those things are off limits.  I also don't want a life where I can't have a Bojangles biscuit, a Jimmy John's sub, Bang Bang shrimp, or the nachos and DQ blizzard that I will have tomorrow because it's my Friday night staple. I eat my body weight in greens every week.  It's only fair.


Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Sounds like a healthy balanced day to me!
The salad looks great, yum!