Hi friends! Welcome to a new week! Honestly, this week is off to a better start than last week but I could really use a second cup of coffee (stayed up too late last night watching Cinderella Man…). Nonetheless, I’m getting back into a regular morning routine and that makes such a difference in my day!
Here’s another round of daily eats to give you some inspiration. Sunday presented some fun eats so I thought I’d share it with you all.
Before I dive in, I want to say that these posts are not for comparison. Rather they are here to provide inspiration for your eats and give you freedom to listen to your body and enjoy good food, as I am learning to do. Everyone has unique nutritional needs.
Thank you so much for being here and sharing in my life! Leave a comment when you finish reading!
My morning started early as I had some journalling assignments to complete for IIN. I poured a glass of water and sat outside in the cool morning. I love getting up early because there’s nothing you have to do right away. A while later, Blake woke up and I made breakfast while he made coffee. The day before we visited a coffee shop/bakery and brought home blueberry buckle to have on Sunday morning. I scrambled some Vital Farms eggs to have along with the buckle, because I needed protein to keep me satisfied through the morning. On Instagram, I shared a bit more about my intuitive eating process eating this breakfast.
After church, we stopped by Whole Foods to pick up groceries for the week and I sampled some delicious cheese while we were there. I love samples!
One of our friends hosted some people over for lunch, and I went while Blake stayed home and rested. There was a delicious spread of food that everyone brought! I brought a caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil, and salt and pepper. On my plate, there was a roasted veggie pasta salad (so good), fruit, caprese salad, veggies and hummus, and chips. I went back for more pasta salad and chips. The meal actually kept me pretty full for the afternoon.
Normally I have a snack in the afternoon, but I wasn’t feeling it that day. Instead, when I got home Blake and I snuggled up on the couch and watched Grey’s Anatomy. I normally don’t sit and watch TV in the afternoon, but we’ve been really busy lately, it was rainy, and I just needed a break. I made a pot of Russian black tea to enjoy while watching. After sitting for a couple episodes, my knee was feeling stiff, and I needed to move, so I did PT and some pushups. I mention this because it truly was intuitive movement. It wasn’t based out of fear of sitting too long (which used to be a fear of mine), but out of my body telling my to do movement. I felt so much better afterwards.
I asked Blake what he wanted for dinner, and he said hotdogs…haha. So at the store we picked up some uncured, nitrate-free hotdogs, chicken sausage, buns, salad kit, and sweet potatoes. When dinner came around, I roasted sweet potato wedges, assembled the salad, and heated up the hotdogs and sausages. My plate was a sun-dried tomato chicken sausage, lots of salad, and sweet potatoes. I do enjoy hot dogs occasionally, but I was more in the mood for a chicken sausage with lots of sweet potatoes.
We finished the night watching Cinderella Man (since Blake had never seen it), and half way through I had peppermint tea and a small bowl of Haagen Dazs cookie dough and coffee ice cream. I’m a huge fan of Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough, but this one was okay. There was a part of me that felt like I shouldn’t have ice cream, but I wanted something sweet to top off the night, and it tasted good.
Tell me! What’s your favorite weekend breakfast?