fooood

We’ve been away from each other for awhile and I’ve been cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Below are some of the more delectable dishes from the past few weeks.

BREAKFAST

I eat a lot of eggs because they’re zero points on Weight Watchers, nutritious and filling, and super versatile. Sometimes, I want something that’s not eggs for breakfast. I put together a yogurt bowl with non-fat plain greek yogurt, jazzed up with cinnamon and vanilla, 1/4 cup of granola and lots of berries.

IMG_6480.JPG

I often will make my own homemade waffles and pancakes so I know exactly what goes into them, but for days I need to have an efficient morning, I pull out kodiak cakes’ protein brand. (Not an ad, I just love their products). I topped this beautiful with sugar free syrup- not bad, just a little less sticky so it makes food soggier faster- fruit, and chopped walnuts.

IMG_7311.JPG

On mornings, such as on the weekend, when I do have time for a leisurely morning, I like to concoct more advanced dishes. This is two eggs with marinara sauce, veggies, and mozzarella baked together in a warm bowl of goodness.

IMG_5227.JPG

LUNCH/DINNER

Quick and simple, grilled shrimp, brown rice, spinach.

 

IMG_3195.JPG

I cooked some 99% ground turkey meat in teriyaki sauce and ate it throughout the week. One of my concoctions was lettuce wraps with an assortment of vegetables, served with brown rice.

IMG_9943.JPG

Another variety was in a bowl mixed with lots of veggies and rice, topped with a little drizzle of sweet chili sauce.

IMG_4487.JPG

I eat a lot of cod because it’s so easy to cook. Here, I just topped it with salt and pepper and enjoyed it over zoodles cooked in olive oil and garlic and topped with chopped tomatoes and parmesan.

IMG_3398.JPG

A blackened piece of swordfish paired well with frozen veggies. It was very easy to pop the vegetables into the microwave and throw some teriyaki on it for taste.

IMG_5277.JPG

Any go-to meals to share? I’d love to hear your opinions!

Now Serving…

I was busy towards the end of last week and didn’t have time to update with a collection of food pictures, so here we are!

Breakfasts

Whole wheat waffles with a red, white, and blue fruit medley. I tried these with sugar free syrup because it’s 1 point versus 11. Not too shabby.

Two eggs scrambled with a slice of muenster cheese and a cinnamon raisin bagel thin with a smear of cream cheese. Big bowl of pineapple and watermelon on the side.

ABA724F6-E0D5-4BAB-BDEB-C0CEE394C3B4.JPG

Oatmeal cooked in water with mashed banana, cinnamon, vanilla, powdered peanut butter, and berries.

C955BE79-29C7-4E72-887E-0D198DC39E67.JPG

Simple english muffin topped with peanut butter and banana before a run.

F3EDC705-58E9-4384-91E2-B1CEC886C8A8.JPG

Lunches

I do love tacos. These ones are stuffed with a combination of leftover chicken and steak with veggies.

FFF369A6-DFC0-4CF2-BF61-54543E409901.JPG

Salads are a go-to lunch for me. This one is chock full of veggies and leftover steak.

C9DF6F92-301E-41E1-ACF8-601A53383ABD.JPG

Salad with grilled chicken. So easy, yet, so good.

8279771A-47C7-44C4-AD6B-BA817EE97904.JPG

Another salad with chopped up deli meat: chicken, ham, salami, and turkey pepperoni.

1678D65A-415E-4AEA-BC24-EACDB4D9E03C.JPG

Dinners

I love a good caesar salad, particularly with steak tips on top. Mashed cauliflower and roasted bell peppers and zucchini on the side.

6C8D1234-9F1F-492E-B54E-E2F794566F79.JPG

A whopping salad served italian style with deli meats.

6FD7D7D8-04C5-4606-A07A-B0B27CC60C4D.JPG

Very into the shrimp these days.

24F6A1F1-639F-4A9A-B17F-C993C7C4F9F1.JPG

A salmon salad out with friends.

0144B479-26BD-46D8-90C0-252310BB168F.JPG

It’s been a fine week of dining. What’s on your plate?

 

food

It’s been a bit since we’ve had our usual Food Friday’s post and I’m embarrassed to admit I don’t have that many for you today. By the time I realized I should be collecting them, it was already Wednesday after lunch! But we get what we get and we don’t get upset- or so I used to tell my kindergarteners!

Oatmeal! This will be featured at some point next week. It’s delicious.

IMG_2138.JPG

I love when you can throw the night before’s dinner into one bowl and make a meal. Burrito inspired.

IMG_2127.JPG

The steak dinner that was featured earlier this week. I think it deserves some more love.

IMG_2137

Breakfast! Eggs with cheese on an English muffin with  fruit. It’s the simple things.


Lunch included more leftovers- spinach salad with chicken.


Since I work Thursday nights and have to work early Friday, I prefer to eat dinner on the earlier side. I prepped an excellent cod fillet with spinach rice and a vegetable medley.

It’s Friday, so smile to yourself, do a little jig, and get back to work because it’s almost the weekend!

food for thought fridays

There’s not much thinking to it, so much as looking and perhaps longing after it.

Welcome to September!?! I for one, am excited for Fall!

Peanut butter toast is classic and always delicious. Lots of fresh berries on the side. Berry season is the best season!

IMG_2029.JPG

One day’s lunch of chicken teriyaki meatballs and brown rice, a big salad on the side.

IMG_2032.JPG

An early morning snack/breakfast type thing. Plain Greek yogurt, raspberries, and almonds.

IMG_2034.JPG

food is food and food is good

It’s weird, right? That food doesn’t rhyme with good. When people ask me how I became a decent writer, I don’t tell them it’s because I know good grammar. But that is totally off topic because it’s Friday and it’s time to show you my art collection. And by art collection, I mean all the food I’ve eaten this past week. It’s colorful thanks to all the fruits and veggies I eat.

Warm bowl of oats.


The results of a soon-to-be-shared recipe.


Cod with broccoli and orzo.


French toast with an egg and fruit.


Salmon with rice and spinach.

A burger out.

friday food vibes…what else can get you thru to the weekend?!

Another Friday, another week of food pictures.

You’re welcome.

Breakfast scramble with sausage, blueberries, and buttered toast.

26A986E3-5051-4A8A-9410-4BE0034CFD29.JPG

A fancy lunch of poached eggs- I got mad skills with my poaching game (thanks, mom) and a side salad.

AAE118DD-A89A-47F0-BFE2-91E5D5BE3188.JPG

Fish tacos made with cod, black beans, corn, zucchini, and lettuce. Chips on the side ‘cus of course!

8CC0FD1B-02D5-483D-A8B9-5AB0957B17E5.JPG

Pancakes! Made with whole wheat flour and sweetened with banana.

IMG_1811.JPG

Tacos with black beans, corn, red pepper, and spinach on the side (keeps it from getting soggy when inside).

IMG_1813.JPG

This dish is called “I need to go grocery shopping.” Pasta, lentils, and broccoli.

IMG_1809.JPG

Steak, broccoli, and rice.

BC3AE0FC-18FC-4547-8A34-E1DF8066A465.JPG

Hearty bowl of oats- peanut butter, jelly, strawberries, and blueberries.

Post-workout lunch came together quick in the form of an egg and cheese sandwich and side salad.

16F4A8EB-F482-4F8F-B8AF-7D9756F8F910.JPG

Perfectly seared salmon, zucchini, and rice.

Scrambled eggs, toast, and berries.

Pasta with broccoli and grilled chicken.

IMG_1829.JPG

Thursday Food Round-Up

Happy Thursday, party people! We’re almost to the weekend, which means I’m almost on vacation. Here’s a few food pics to brighten up your day.

Waffles and berries!

IMG_5496.JPG

Quick breakfast of scrambled eggs and fruit to fuel my run.

IMG_5499.JPG

Quick lunch of leftovers in the midst of a busy work day.

IMG_5500.JPG

Steak tips and salad.

IMG_5498.JPG

Salad lunch with some grilled chicken.

IMG_5497.JPG

Hope that this day is treating you right! So far, it’s spectacular out there!