If I had to describe how I’ve eaten and/or felt about food for the past month, some words that come to mind include:
- Bottomless pit
- Nom, nom, nom
- Can’t stop, won’t stop
Ever since I went to Chicago in April, I just cannot stop eating ALL THE FOOD. Maybe that bike tour expanded my stomach? With so much going out to eat and social events lately, it’s just been really hard to “be good.” I am still food prepping and eating healthy during the work day, but my snacking at night and splurging on the weekends has gotten a little out of control lately. I’m trying really hard to reign it back in, but it’s been tough!
That said, the food picture roundup below doesn’t really include all my bottomless pit type noshing. Who would really want to see pictures of random slices of cheese, crackers, chocolate chips, and spoonfuls of peanut butter? Instead, here’s a recap of some of the meals I’ve had over the past couple of months. Enjoy!
Breakfasts and Baked Goods
Blueberry pancakes… perfect for a Sunday morning
Strawberry ones too
Blueberry pumpkin muffin bars, recipe via PaleOMG
Lunch and Dinners
Lemon quinoa with chicken and artichokes
Apple and almond quinoa
Bulgur salad with edamame and carrots
Caprese chicken with garlic spinach
Chicken and black bean casserole, recipe via Six Sisters’ Stuff <—this one has been on repeat in our weekly rotations!
Spaghetti squash and turkey meatballs
Slow cooker chicken, turnip, and squash over barley
Sweet potato, farro, and veggie casserole
Hummus crusted chicken with Brussels Sprouts
Homemade chickpea crust pizza
Kiwi berries – so weird!
Homemade pretzels with honey mustard <—thanks, boyfriend!
A little impromptu breakfast date at Cafenation with Miss Ashley
A cup of chili and a salad with shrimp for Papou’s birthday at The Airport Grille
Another chili and salad meal, this time from The Local in Newton
A salad and fish tacos at the Boathouse in Harvard Square
A giant burrito bowl from Chipotle <— this sucker lasted two meals
A little Caprese salad and pizza action at Charcoal Guido’s in Waltham
And to finish, Tim’s birthday dinner of Asian style small plates at The Blue Dragon. Highly recommend for the food, cocktails, service, and vibe! Great night all around.
Do you go through phases where you just can’t stop snacking? How do you overcome it to get back on track? What’s a delicious meal you’ve eaten lately? Any fun recipes to share? Any recipe post requests?