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What I Ate: My Go-To Meals

 A recap of All The Meals!!!! And a few weight reduction discuss. If weight reduction is triggering to you, please skip this publish! 

KERF was a meals diary of every part I ate.

To at the present time, once I inform individuals I’ve a diary of every part I ate for five years they have a look at me like I’m loopy. It’s additionally bizarre to me that this weblog is 15 years outdated so the life-style posts outnumber the meals diaries 2:1. I nonetheless really feel essentially the most id with these early posts!

For a few years I’ve lived the intuitive consuming life. I haven’t weighed myself, tracked energy or macros, or actually given any thought to my meals aside from a really normal “select one thing wholesome that makes me really feel good.” 

After having Mazen, when he was about 2, I did undergo an intentional consuming section the place I “misplaced the child weight.” (I put that in quotes as a result of I HATE that phrase, however that’s primarily what it was.) I can’t fairly keep in mind how lengthy this section was, however I take into consideration six months. A bunch of mother pals and I had a purpose to “get more healthy” and the teamwork was nice. I stayed at that weight for an additional 4ish years till I obtained pregnant with Birch. 

I had a child….after which there was the pandemic.

A 12 months of postpartum rebalancing led into the pandemic of lacking my favourite fitness center courses, boredom consuming, and a each day glass of wine behavior. Then pile on the senseless snacking that comes together with having a toddler end half a PB&J, quesadilla, or cup of goldfish. And sporting nothing however athleisure for 2 years. 

All this to say, just a few weeks in the past I actually simply had a single lightbulb second of “I want I felt extra like I did 5 years in the past.” 

Mind House

I’ve talked earlier than about how the house in my mind has shifted to being all about me (in my 20s) to far more youngsters and enterprise targeted in my 30s.

My lightbulb second was that I’d prefer to dedicate a bit extra of my mind house again to well being. 

This isn’t an enormous proclamation that I’m going to “lose 10 kilos!! OMG!” or make any dramatic modifications to my weight loss plan (you’ll by no means see me to something that cuts out meals teams, like keto). However since I do know lots of you might be additionally health-minded, I wished to share with you all my intentional concentrate on a more healthy consuming plan!

The modifications I’m making:

  • a stronger concentrate on aware consuming (particularly associated to afternoon snacking with the children)
  • easy meals journaling (for me, meals journaling has all the time gone hand and hand being aware. Write it down = give it house in your mind)
  • prioritizing veggies and different nutrient-dense meals, particularly for snacks (for the children too!) 
  • actually engaged on my wine behavior (sticking to eating places and weekend days solely; swapping in non-alcoholic selections once I’m craving a drink for the sake of getting one thing enjoyable to drink)
  • protecting sugar to “value it” occasions like birthday cake or ice cream downtown vs. ice cream on the sofa 

Are any of you feeling like you may use a shift in the direction of well being? 

What I Ate: My Go-To Meals

Even though KERF is not a meals diary, I nonetheless take a number of images of our meals out of behavior! So within the spirit of wholesome consuming, right here’s a photograph dump of lots of my current go-to meals! 


Inexperienced Smoothies

Half the mornings we’ve got inexperienced smoothies! One blender; 4 relations. The standard is banana, entire milk, vanilla protein, some sort of berry or frozen fruit (mangos, strawberries), and an enormous handful of child spinach.


Espresso baked oatmeal become creamy oatmeal with some milk! Plus PB on high. 



You possibly can reside a wholesome life and eat bagels! We purchase them recent from Bodos and use whipped cream cheese. Bagels surprisingly maintain me essentially the most filled with all of my breakfasts, oatmeal and eggs included. Smoothies maintain me the least full. Fascinating! 


Laborious Boiled Eggs

Love HBEs for breakfast as a result of there aren’t any dishes to do!! I’ll make a dozen someday and eat all of them week for breakfast, lunches, and snacks. Plus PEACH! 

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Yogurt Bowls

One other nice no-mess breakfast, and one in every of my favorites when summer time fruit is ripe! Plus granola on high. 



Omelet or Scramble

Considered one of my go-to lunches if I’m not within the temper for a salad. Add veggies and cheese. This one had a bit of fancy ham from JM Inventory



A leftover corn + farro salad with hen by way of Blue Apron. Good in a prep container for a fast lunch! 


Leftover enchiladas. Ate these like 4 meals in a row with a greek yogurt + scorching sauce facet dip!


Canned Fish

This was really smoked herring! An fascinating lunch presentation however very tasty. I combined the herring with yogurt, a bit of mayo, herbs, pickles, carrots, peppers, and spices. Served on crackers! 



After all massive salads are an enormous lunch staple for me. This one had greens, broccoli, leftover salmon, caesar croutons, and sharp cheddar. No matter I’ve within the fridge goes on high! 


Tasting Plates

We have been low on meals at the present time, so I made a combo plate with two eggs, PB toast, and broccoli with ranch dip. 


Right here’s the ranch dip! I purchased these two from Feast! and so they have been fabulous for having extra uncooked veggies with lunch or as a snack and even completely happy hour!



As talked about above, I’m engaged on breaking the behavior of wanting a glass of wine with dinner, and kombucha is 1,000% the reply for me. I like its tartness, it’s lighter than consuming juice, and served in a wine glass or can it appears like an alcoholic drink with none of the excitement. 

This new-to-me form was particularly good!


Two Taco Night time!

Conventional beef tacos with cheese, peppers, jalapeños, creama, and lettuce. 


Salmon with Summer season Veg

We used the Tastefully Easy Bayou Bourbon Glaze to marinate and bake this salmon. Tremendous delish! Get 10% off your order of Tastefully Easy sauces and spices by means of September with the code KE822.


The leftovers the following night time! We’re nonetheless utilizing the “prepare dinner as soon as, eat twice” meal plan technique! 


Blue Apron

OMG this Blue Apron meal was soooo good! We’ve been bouncing round between Blue Apron and Hi there Contemporary making the most of all of the promos provided (promos = free groceries!!) 



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Low Nation Boil

It was enjoyable to make another person’s tackle a LCB! (See my recipe right here: Low Nation Boil.) Blue Apron‘s. had some feta and tzatziki sauce that made it actually good!


Corn + Farro Salad with Rooster


Noodles with Beef and Snow Peas


Tofu Curry with Veggies and Naan


Salmon, Rice, Broc with an Apricot Glaze


Sausage Soup

This soup was probably the greatest I’ve EVER had!! By way of Hi there Contemporary. 


Date Night time with Birch

T and I took B to the Fitzroy for dinner. I had the black garlic kale salad with shrimp! 


Particular Events

And since each good meal plan wants some treats…

Women night time at Southern Crescent – this cocktail was out of this world. 


And Roasted Strawberry Pound Cake made by Nona!


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