what i ate wednesday: hodge podge

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 in Food

I broke the cardinal rule of healthy eating and frugal grocery shopping this week—I didn’t make a menu. I just couldn’t muster the energy to plan out food. I’m a huge proponent of menu-planning, but even I can’t be bothered with it sometimes. So instead, we just headed to the grocery store and picked up lots of staples—yogurt, berries, apples, eggs—and called it a day. So, this week’s food is going to be a bit of a hodge podge. Back on the menu-making bandwagon next week.

  1. Breakfast: Two runny eggs over two slices of whole grain toast, plus lowfat Greek yogurt with strawberries and blueberries on the side. I also had an unpictured mug of decaf coffee with a splash of almond milk.
  2. Morning Snack: Apple, grapes, Laughing Cow and a hard boiled egg.
  3. Lunch: It doesn’t look pretty, but it was deee-licious. Cooked farro (my favorite new-to-me grain), tuna, hummus, black beans and corn relish. Plus a four-square of dark chocolate.
  4. Dinner: Grilled chicken sausage, peppers and onion, a side of roasted cauliflower and some watermelon. Eaten al fresco!
  5. My failure to clean my plate. My cauliflower lovin’ heart filled up too quickly to finish the rest of my sausage and peppers. Oh well, it’ll make for a delicious lunch. I mostly just snapped this picture because I pretty much never leave anything ever on my plate, so this was a rare occasion that needed to be documented!
A little lower on protein and calories than I’d like, but that’s because I skipped my afternoon snack to do Bikram. I might be hooked.

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten so far this week?


  1. Fresh picked raspberries with dark chocolate chips! Gotta love summer berry season!

    • Oh YUM! I need some raspberry plants STAT!

  2. Those sausages look really tasty. The best thing I ate this week so far is a freezer breakfast burrito. http://www.shutterbean.com/2012/freezer-breakfast-burritos/

    • Yum! Those look delicious! :)

  3. The sausages & peppers look so yummy!

    • Chicken sausage from TJs! Hard to beat it. :)

  4. Breakfast looks amazing!

    • It was pretty good! Eggs on toast is one of my favorites. :)

  5. I love your pictures! The fruit and cheese plate is my favorite!

    • Me too! I love shooting out on my back deck. The lighting is pretty much always perfect. :)

  6. I love your pictures taken outdoors. Make the food 100xs better.

  7. Can I request a post with recipes containing farro? I think that lunch looks DELICIOUS and I’m beginning to get a bit burned out on my current go-to grain to throw into salads/eat all the time (whole wheat cous cous, I’m not over you, we just need a break). Also, your meals on WIAW always look amazing and if I had a million dollars I would totally hire you to be my personal chef/menu planner. In the meantime, I’ll keep reading your blog.

    • Hahaha! Absolutely. The corn relish recipe is coming up tomorrow and literally, that farro recipe is just cooked farro + a can of tuna + a dollop of hummus + a spoonful of corn relish. Easy peasy!

  8. That farro salad looks amazing, and I must recreate it for my lunch tomorrow. Could you spill the ingredients for the corn relish?

    • The recipe will be up tomorrow! :)

  9. Your hodge podge looks pretty fantastic:) I can’t even imagine the deliciousness that happens in your kitchen when you actually plan!!

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