Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What I Ate Wednesday


Happy Wednesday. Let's talk about healthy food...and Halloween. I'm not one of those super disciplined people who can avoid consuming the Halloween treats. My strategy at Halloween (and pretty much every other day) is to eat healthy meals to balance out my chocolate indulgences.

Besides, I actually love healthy meals, especially when someone else prepares them! For example, my husband made me this broccoli pizza on Sunday.



He also made a delicious pasta, cannellini bean and vegetable soup.


On Monday evening, my son wanted spring rolls. Not the healthiest thing on the dinner menu, but that's okay. We also had kamut udon noodles with a stir-fry of veggies and tofu in teriyaki sauce.


My Tuesday meals began with my latest favourite breakfast option. I probably should be having more protein at breakfast, but I just don't feel like eating much in the morning. So, I've been having Pita Break muesli morning rounds (toasted) with margarine and a cinnamon/sugar mixture on top.


For Tuesday's lunch, I had leftover noodles with a mixed greens salad topped with pecans, dried cranberries, strawberries and an olive oil vinaigrette.


My husband had a craving for tofu loaf last night. Lucky for me, because he made dinner again. He served the loaf with roasted potatoes and acorn squash topped with pecans. We ran out of margarine (from me and the kids eating that margarine/cinnamon/sugar topping so frequently) so he put coconut oil in the centre of the squash (with brown sugar). It took some getting used to but I kind of liked it.


I also created some vegan Mexican recipes this week. Check those out here.

How are you planning to address cravings for Halloween sweets?


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15 comments:

  1. I always get hungry looking at these posts! You inspire me to eat better! Happy Halloween! Angie xo

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    1. That's so nice of you to say Angie! Happy Halloween too! Jo

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  2. Yum! The noodles look especially tasty.

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  3. So much yummy food, that pasta soup looks especially good!

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    1. Thanks Charlotte! It was pretty tasty. :)

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  4. I don't know how you stay disciplined enough to photograph all the delicious foods you make! Everything looks fantastic!

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    1. Thank you Taby! Believe me, they are quick photos! ;) I prefer to eat rather than take pics.

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  5. Looks really tasty Guess I need to try this for my family. Happy Halloween dear :)

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  6. I'm hungry now :) We don't really celebrate Halloween in South Africa, but I want to eat chocolate every day. We only make cake etc. over weekends, but I eat some dark chocolate during the week. I don't worry about it because we eat pretty healthily most of the time.

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  7. Do you make your own spring rolls? We are thinking about giving it a try, our egg rolls turn out so good!

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  8. Your plating is gorgeous, great presentation! And you're very lucky to have a husband who looks like a great cook -- I love to cook but it's always nice when my husband wants to do it for me :)

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  9. It was a good week over there! We've been doing lots of simple stir fries, pretty healthy... and then I've also already eaten half the Halloween candy! I have to go to the market to restock this morning :)

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  10. You are definitely an inspiration when it comes to eating healthy! Love all your meal ideas. As far as halloween treats, I think I have the hardest time in my family, I try the balance thing as well, one healthy thing then a treat...one healthy...one treat.......
    Happy Halloween!

    Pia
    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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  11. I like how your discipline towards food. Maintaining a fit and healthy body doesn’t mean that you have to keep yourself from eating sweets. Don’t be hard on yourself. It’s still fine to eat chocolates and other kinds of sweet pleasures, as long as you balance it with nutritious meals.
    Jessica Stewart @ She’s FIT

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