what i ate wednesday: not what i want

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 in Food

Sometimes, you just want a beer, a hunk of cheesecake and some macaroni and cheese. Not necessarily in that order. Today was one of those days. I really wanted to indulge in some old school junk food, but I resisted. We have a big meal out planned for this upcoming weekend and I’m saving my splurging for that. 80/20 and all that. So for now, I eat clean. For now.

  1. Breakfast: Two poached eggs over a slice of sprouted grain toast. On the side, I had a bowl of Greek yogurt mixed with PB2 and chia seeds and topped with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.
  2. Morning Snack: Remember when I told you guys how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg? Well I failed miserably this week. I totally forgot about them and they sat in the hot water for over an hour. Gray yolk is gray. Alongside my sad HBE, I had some fresh pineapple, a sliced peach and a couple of dates.
  3. Lunch: A big pile of farro salad with some watermelon and chocolate on the side.
  4. Afternoon Snack: Chocolate protein pudding! It’s like dessert, but with 100% more good-for-you-ness. This recipe will show up on the Anytime Health blog in the next few weeks.
  5. Dinner: Turkey Florentine Meatballs with a side of marinara for dipping, plus some steamed green beans on the side. And then a small pour of red wine for sipping.

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


  1. Good for you for making good choices! It can be so hard to eat healthy when all you want is a big bowl of mac ‘n’ cheese. And I feel like those days come WAY too often sometimes :(

    • Mac and cheese is definitely one of my weakness/comfort foods. The problem is, I never just want a *little* mac and cheese. I want a GIANT BOWL. Yum!

  2. Yum those turkey meatballs looks delicious!! What a delicious day of eating!

    • Those meatballs are one of my favorites! :)

  3. That chocolate pudding looks so good…Can’t wait!

    • It IS good! I’ll let you guys know as soon as it’s posted on AH.

  4. Those are some perfectly poached eggs. Looks like that egg poacher is working out for you.

    • It is! Egg poachers for everyone!

  5. Those poached eggs look like perfection. I totally get wanting to eat junk, but props to you for eating such well rounded meals!

    • Thanks, Renee! I don’t always win the battle, but when I do, it’s worth celebrating!

  6. I made your turkey meatballs the other night. I have a extra bag of them in the freezer and left over meat mix in the fridge for when I have time to make the calzones. I didn’t realize how much work it was going to take to make the meatballs. lol Didn’t help that I didn’t have the right size mixing bowls and so I had to divide it between two random bowls. :) They are pretty yummy though! My picky four year old even had a few.

  7. A day to be proud of. Best things I’ve eaten this week was the sprouted lentil salad.

  8. I hope that you enjoy your splurges this weekend! It is so hard to say no to a beer and mac n cheese but good for you to sticking to it :)

    • There will be copious beer this weekend. That’s the only thing that go me through. :)

  9. Holy cow that pudding looks awesome! I commend you for holding strong, it’ll just make your eats this weekend taste that much better.

    • You are totally right. It’s amazing how much better not-so-good-for-you food tastes when it’s a rarity.

  10. Love the eats :) poached eggs are a great breakfast!

    • Aren’t they? I love, love, love them!

  11. YUM!!! Haha I know how it is, when you really want something… but it isn’t necessarily always good for you…

    I may or may not have just had an ice cream bar ;)

    • Mmm! Ice cream. :) Yum!

  12. All your meals look fabulous.. especially those meatballs!

    • They are one of our favorites, Jessie! We make a bunch, freeze ‘em and then they are ready to eat after just a few minutes in a hot skillet. Yum!

  13. # 2 had me laughing… I was like, “Hey, wait a minute!?” I have a confession, I would’ve tossed the yolks in the trash and made “egg white salad”. Grey yolks, bleh -But good for you, no food waste here!

    O.T. I have a favor and I know you’re super busy, will you recreate TJ’s spicy ranchero egg-white salad? I love it but the price kills me. It’s so yummy. If you haven’t tried it, please do! Thank you.

    • Yeah, they are massive egg failures. And I did it to a WHOLE DOZEN. I can’t wait to get through them. Blech.

      I will pick up the salad when I go to TJ’s tomorrow! :D

  14. Your title says it all! I’m back to calorie counting this week and as soon as I can’t have it, all I want is a nice glass of wine with a decadent dessert. Instead, I have tea… My splurge this week was homemade chicken parm! We baked instead of fried to help (a little!).

  15. I laughed at #2 as well. I went to cooking school years ago and learned how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg. I tell everyone I know about the great little trick. As I’m looking at your pics I was wondering how your yolk could look that way after being in culinary school! So silly I know…

    Congrats on dodging the cravings!

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