what i ate wednesday: hodge podge

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. LifeSheWrote says

    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.

    • Cassie says

      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!

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