What I’ve Been Eating Lately (WIBEL?)

3 Jul

It’s Wednesday, and in the health and fitness blogging world that means there are posts chock full of food pictures for participation in What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW). (If you’re not familiar, just go ahead and Google that. I’ll wait a minute.)

If you’ve been following run+breathe+be for any length of time, you’ve probably caught on to the fact that I don’t post a whole lot about food. There are two main reasons for that: 1) I’m not a recipe goddess and you’d be pretty bored checking out 1,982 photos of chicken breast, veggies, and couscous and 2) logging the sheer amount of snacks and candy I eat on a regular basis would scare you and embarrass me.

Overhauling my diet has been a goal of mine for a while and I’ve made small steps in the right direction. But I keep it real here and my eating habits are not exactly what I’d like them to be. I mean…I didn’t get the athlete cookbook I asked Santa for, soo00…..

OK, just kidding. I really need to take some responsibility here and keep working toward a more balanced diet. Honestly, my diet is not terrible, but there are a few things I think I can change that would make a huge difference. Such as less processed sugar and junky snacks and learning some more really quick and easy recipes using whole foods. Is there a Pinterest fairy godmother I can call?

Now that the preamble is out of the way, let me show you a few things on my plate lately. Please note that these are only a sampling of what I’ve been eating and they are definitely not from the same day.

IMG_3175Luna Fiber bars are becoming a morning staple for me. It’s kind of like a mini PB&J that goes really well with a skinny vanilla Cafe Au Lait (the cheaper, more caffeineated, equally-as-delicious cousin of the skinny vanilla latte).

IMG_3254I spotted this corn pasta at Trader Joe’s and thought, “Hey, why not?” We’ve actually been eating much less pasta than we used to. I whipped this up for dinner one night and it’s pretty good. The texture is more grainy than regular pasta but less gummy than whole wheat pasta. The sauce is pretty good, too. This reminds me that another TJ’s trip is in order…

IMG_3183Strawberries!!!! There’s nothing like in-season, local, fresh fruit and veggies.

image (1)I like to toss together a quick and easy salad for lunch. This one is Trader Joe’s Sorrento mixed greens, grape tomatoes, croutons, shredded mozzarella cheese, a slice of deli turkey, and TJ’s reduced fat cilantro dressing. It’s delicious!

IMG_3252Ice cream. It’s summer, enough said.

image (2)I’m a fan of Angie’s popcorn and this salted caramel kettle corn is pretty good. This is going to sound out of character for me, but I think I like their Boom Chicka Pop better.

image (4)Tuna salad has been my jam lately. Wraps, sandwiches, paninis…it’s on my plate approximately once a week. Intervention necessary?

image (3)Only the best pastry in the entire world – French macarons! We had a variety of these for dessert at our wedding and I’m obsessed with these little bites of utter goodness. These are a frozen variety pack from Trader Joe’s. Thaw and enjoy!

Wanted: Fairy foodmother who can wave a wand and make healthy, whole, delicious, satisfying meals appear before my eyes as needed. Position available immediately.

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4 Responses to “What I’ve Been Eating Lately (WIBEL?)”

  1. Sarah @ Sweet Miles July 5, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    Looks yummy! I wish I had the will power to eat as fresh as you!

    • Nikki July 5, 2013 at 11:35 am #

      Oh, believe me, I’ve got a lot of work to do. Like I said, if I showed you all of my food choices I’d scare you! Lol

  2. katie July 5, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    cilantro dressing- wow I need that

    • Nikki July 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

      Yes, you do! It’s good on crab cakes too FYI.

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