What I Ate Wednesday #9: TV Dinner

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Welcome to another “What I Ate Wednesday.” Visit Jen’s blog, Peas & Crayons for more WIAW. 

I love days when I get to spend a lot of one-on-one time with patients. I don’t think I could ever get tired of hearing people’s stories and helping them make meaningful connections. Finding out what matters to someone else can really put your own experiences into perspective as well.

Anyway, I was thankful for a really good day, even if it was long. I think it helped that I had on a new sundress I picked up at Old Navy earlier this week for all of $12.

I suck at taking pictures of myself, but I love this dress

When I got home from class, Chris offered to make veggie burgers with freshly-made guacamole for dinner. Delicious. We ate them with a side of leftover roasted cauliflower (my recent obsession) in front of our makeshift TV…

I  haven’t had a TV in almost 4 years, and even when I did technically have one, I could count on one hand, probably, the number of times I actually turned it on. Even then, it was only to watch The Royal Tenenbaums at 3 a.m. when I couldn’t sleep. Don’t judge.

Though I always encourage people not to multi-task while eating, sometimes, when your boy wants to make dinner and watch an episode of Breaking Bad together, which you know he really loves, it’s totally okay. I’m sure my dad will read this and beg me for the millionth time to just get a real TV goddamnit, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, you know?

My “eats” (as they say) for Wednesday were pretty basic go-go-go fare. Something funny I just noticed, though, I find I’ll go for stretches of days where I really don’t crave dairy at all (except yogurt, which is basically the #1 reason I’ll never be vegan), and then for a few days, I’ll want it at almost every meal or snack. Today was one of those days. Maybe it’s some kind of subconscious PMS Avenger diet my body goes on every month for a few days. Or not.

Breakfast: overnight oats (made with oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, banana & blueberries, topped in the a.m. with more berries and a little cottage cheese)

Lunch: leftover salad with miso-tahini dressing; half a fig bar; an apple

Snack: Greek yogurt with flax, banana, berries, a little granola and honey

Dinner: Veggie burger on sprouted wheat bread with guacamole, gruyer (the havarti was looking kinda sketchy), and spinach; side of leftover roasted cauliflower and zucchini

Snack: Plain yogurt mixed with cocoa powder and crumbled date ball

Hope your Wednesday was a good one!

3 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #9: TV Dinner

    Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons said:
    June 9, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Your basic eats are just fabulous =) and I totally went TV less for years!!!!! my husband finally decided to rebel this year and he’s been making me pay 100 a month for him to watch 30 min of tv a day… oh. my. gosh. not worth it! lol

    Tori (Fresh Fruition) said:
    June 10, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Yummy eats! I’m that way, too. I haven’t really wanted any dairy at all for weeks- or eggs. Though I do crave ice cream and / or greek yogurt from time to time!

      Jess responded:
      June 11, 2011 at 1:35 am

      Glad to know I’m not the only one : )

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