Could It Be– A WIAW Post!

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  I can’t believe I actually got my act together enough to put together a decent What I Ate Wednesday post (thanks to Jenn for hosting!).  I have been reveling in my last few days of summer vacation, so I haven’t exactly been very active here on the blog, but I do plan for that to change very soon!  I haven’t actually been doing anything that exciting lately though– just taking it easy and enjoying my last free days before I head back to work on Monday.


So, I’ve still been on a eat what I want when I want kick lately, and it has been serving me very well.  In fact, I have rediscovered some foods that I used to really enjoy in the past but for some reason inadvertently banned from my diet for one reason or another without really realizing it.  It’s funny how now that I eat more intuitively, I actually crave sweets less than I used to and when I do eat them, I get sick of the sugary taste much sooner than I used to.  That’s been a nice side effect of relaxing my diet a bit.

I have two recent breakfasts to show you.  For a good part of the summer I have been driving to a nearby Starbucks lately to get coffee and some sort of breakfast item.  My favorite thing there is a plain butter croissant (way better than Dunkin Donuts croissants!).  I have been starting to wean myself off of this habit now that I know I won’t be able to do it when I go  back to school.  My last Starbucks breakfast was actually a healthy one– their perfect oatmeal plain with sliced banana.

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Once I actually went grocery shopping for breakfast foods this past week, I have been able to put together tasty breakfasts at home.  My recent go-to, and what I had this morning, is a toasted whole wheat English muffin with butter, and a sliced banana with some plain Greek yogurt dolloped on top.  I don’t know why English muffins have been out of my life for so long, but I am definitely making up for lost time!

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This lunch pic is recycled, but similar to what I have been eating lately.  I made this sandwich a few times this week so far– it’s whole wheat sourdough bread with a slice of pepper jack, pickles, cucumber, tomatoes, and lettuce, with a side of kettle chips.  It’s my attempt to replicate a veggie sandwich at Subway, but much fresher and tastier!

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Unpictured snacks have been Clif, Luna or Larabars– I have also rediscovered my love of Clif bars recently!

Last night’s dinner was kind of a funny one for me!  Ever since reading Chocolate Covered Katie’s post on homemade spaghetti-o’s, I have been craving the canned stuff!  The funny thing is I don’t even think I have ever had spaghetti o’s in my life!  I am too lazy to make Katie’s version, which looks great, but I did find an Annie’s brand version that looked much healthier than the Chef Boyardee stuff.  I also picked up a can of Annie’s canned ravioli to give a try– the nutritional stats aren’t fantastic (especially the sodium levels), but they aren’t horrific either, and it was all in the name of satisfying a craving anyway!

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I heated the whole can on the stove, and paired it with some steamed cauliflower.

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It was actually pretty tasty and filling– my only complaint is it caused me to be thirsty all night long!  Also, the sauce is a bit too sweet for my liking, which is why I think it’s a nice occasional treat but not an everyday meal!

I had a bowl of fresh fruit for dessert– I needed the hydration!

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You guys can probably see that my eating habits have changed a bit since our move.  I don’t force myself to eat a ton of veggies that I don’t want, nor do I eat the same things day in and day out for every meal.  I have been going with my moods and cravings, and it has been such a good thing for me.  Now that school is starting, I am going to have to plan my meals more, but I still want to keep this more relaxed attitude towards food going!

Do you consider yourself an intuitive eater, or do you prefer more structure and planned meals?

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