Okay, so it’s not exactly Wednesday, but remember this old thing?
What I Ate Wednesday, aka WIAW?
You guys! These are OLD SCHOOL. I used to love these posts way back in the blogging day. I never actually wrote any of them myself, but I always enjoyed reading them, which is kind of weird because it’s just sort of a version of creeping on other people’s food? But let’s be honest – that’s just the kind of person I am.
I thought it would be fun to do these on Wednesdays during Sugar Free January because it puts a bigger concept into a very practical and real-life context. Like, how do you ACTUALLY make your day delicious and filling and not sad during a month without refined sugar? Not blog-post perfect answers, just regular-pictures-of-your-lunch?
So with that, here’s what I ate, week one!
Breakfast tacos! Our perfect at-home alternative to going out for brunch with a baby in tow.
Featuring soft scrambled eggs, cauliflower walnut chorizo (from my freezer stash! so awesome), avocado, queso fresco, and salsa verde. I put them on flour tortillas even though I’m trying to avoid refined grains for Sugar Free January. I dunno, it’s day one. A little grace. No freak outs allowed.
Sweet potato tortilla soup! Loaded with sweet potatoes, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, more avocado, more queso fresco, and crispy fried tortillas (corn this time).
I’m working on a recipe post for this one for the blog, but if you need a head start, I worked off of this one as a starting point.
I would like to mention that this is excellent soup for people with colds. Kinda spicy? Lots of nutrition? With a big ol’ squeeze of lime in there? I could actually, finally breathe after I finished eating it.
Afternoon Snack 1
Basic, a little blah looking, but very cozy, calming, and soothing for my sore throat.
Afternoon Snack 2
Fresh juicy mango from ALDI! So good!
This was the point in the day where I was really finding myself wanting some sugar – I started my ritual 2pm hunt around the kitchen for some chocolate or a desserty snack – so a super (naturally) sweet fruit was a perfect stand-in.
I was prepping some edamame for another recipe… aaaand ended up eating a little bowl of it, sprinkled with sea salt.
Sheet pan dinner with kielbasa, sweet potato, broccoli, and a little maple Dijon olive oil sauce.
I am kind of having a moment with this one because we can use the leftovers for breakfast – kinda like a hash when you throw it in a skillet and top with a fried egg and sriracha. YUM.
Champagne! For 2019.
This might have a little sugar – I don’t know. Not gonna sweat it. Again, day one.
More chamomile tea, plus some cinnamon + peanut butter + honey + banana chunks.
This one was a big win for me. I love to eat chocolate and cookies and all the sweet things at night, so finding something that is sweet and satisfying and not straight up dessert is kind of an Olympic gold medal moment.
I find the first week to be hardest with these moments. Next week, it gets a little easier. You’ve got your new go-to’s, and then it just becomes a positive snowball. Know what I mean? You got this.
Okay! That’s it. That’s What I Ate Wednesday, week one.
What about you guys? What’d you eat?