eat what you want.

by Janetha on May 11, 2011

in meals

it must be waffle wednesday because i read several delicious waffle posts today:

i need to bring waffle wednesday back into my life.. along with the celebration of national food holidays. i have really let that go by the wayside! i used to be so dedicated.

there you go, random thoughts from yours truly.

speaking of national food holidays, today just so happened to be national eat what you want day.  isn’t that every day? it is for me.. well, actually, no.. if i ate EXACTLY what i wanted, i would be in chicago eating french toast at the bongo room. we can’t all be that lucky every day. but i did eat several things that i wanted.. and they were good! let me show you.

breakfast: protein oats.

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don’t let the elaborate peanut butter drizzle fool you, this was nothing fancy. just 1/3 cup oats cooked in water until they tripled in size, then i added cinnamon, vanilla and a scoop of EAS premium vanilla protein powder.  drizzled with kirkland organic peanut butter for ultimate yum-factor.

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lunch: mexican wrap.

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i used the leftover seasoned ground turkey from last night’s taco salad to create a simple wrap.  in addition to the ground turkey, this had mashed avocado, salsa and spinach.

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simple, but good.

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kombucha for drinking, because kombucha is delicious. and i wanted it. so i had it.

snack: alliebar + chobani.

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two more things i wanted to eat. a lot of you asked about the alliebar. these delicious bars are made by allie at live laugh eat.  the recipe is top secret.. but i convinced her to mail me some in exchange for penny.  she is really fond of penny and i figured it was a fair trade.  i am not sure if she needs another dog, but maybe you can convince her to send you some for a fair price.

i  had a busy afternoon! i had an appointment to get spray tanned. yes, i get spray tanned before i go on trips where the sun is shining and my skin is showing. i like to look tan just as much as the next gal,  but i think faux is the way to go.  why? well i think tanning beds are whack. they are expensive because in order to achieve a tan you have to go multiple times.. and they also give you skin cancer. well, they can, and that is enough of a reason for me to stay away from them.  i did a lot of tanning bed tanning in my younger years and i wish i hadn’t because of the long term effects it can lead to.  oh well, too late now, right? now i stick to the spray tan.  that’s my story.

i ran a few other errands to pick up a few things for my upcoming trip (i leave friday morning) and i also stopped by the fish market to snag some scottish salmon for dinner.

i have been wanting to make this recipe ever since i saw it!

dinner: apricot dijon glazed salmon + brown rice + broccoli.

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i snagged the salmon recipe from emily.. she always has awesome recipes.  the fresh scottish salmon was melt-in-your-mouth tender. the sweet, tangy mustard apricot glaze was the perfect subtle addition to the fish.

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i spruced the rice up a bit with some dijon mustard and garlic salt. it turned out real creamy and tasty!

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this meal couldn’t have been simpler. i love how quick fish cooks.

i am glad that what i should eat and what i want to eat are one and the same.  i wasn’t always a lover of healthy food.. but now i truly can say that i prefer broiled salmon and steamed broccoli to fried fish and chips.  healthy eating is a whole lot easier when you want to eat what’s on the menu! i make sure that every time i eat, i am eating the food because i want to, not because i think i should.  if you get into that mentality, you will have a lot easier of a time with healthy eating.  find the meals that you LOVE and eat those.. don’t eat something that you don’t like the taste of just because you think you need to. i promise you can find something that is both healthy AND appealing to your taste buds.

and that’s that.

we just finished eating and now i am going to head up to my mom’s for a few. gotta go! have a good one.

Qs~

1. do you eat more of what you want or more of what you think you “should”? or is what you want also what you “should”?

2. do you use tanning beds? thoughts?

xo. janetha g.

p.s. i did insanity this morning! yay for morning workouts. wish me luck for tomorrow morning.. it is the same workout from sunday AKA hardest workout of my liiiiiife.

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