Blogging is a weird thing sometimes. While I try to be open and vulnerable in this space, I don’t feel comfortable going to the place of “dear diary.” So often, even when I’m really struggling, I just keep going like normal here.
It’s mostly a good thing because I enjoy writing and it helps me focus my mind on something else for a while but sometimes it also feels empty and like I’m only posting half-truths. I’m sharing recent eats with you guys today but I guess I also wanted to say that there is a lot I’m working through behind the scenes. None of it is being swept under the rug and finding ways to keep going is very much a part of the fabric of my every day life right now.
This helps tremendously. Talk about putting things into perspective.
Okay, those eats.
Plain greek yogurt with honey, granola, blueberries, cherries and Wild Friends Peanut Cashew Super Butter.
Lots of smoothies. They are an easy way to throw a ton of high-calorie stuff in the blender and get a substantial amount of nutrition down easily.
Salad with spinach, strawberries, cashews, dried cranberries, tomatoes and salmon.
I’m embarrassed to tell you that I’ve made lunch out of this bag of pretzels more than once in the last week. #momlife These are from ALDI. Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods make equally as addictive PB pretzels.
Seared scallops with a white wine butter sauce. I think people find scallops to be intimidating but they’re so easy and quick to cook!
I defrosted my favorite homemade spaghetti sauce from the freezer and ate it over linguine. It was all I had when it came to pasta and I missed the thinner spaghetti noodles.
This was the first time that I ate a steak since before I was pregnant and I think it will be a while before I eat another one. On the side was roasted okra, rice and sliced tomatoes.
I went over to a friend’s for dinner on Tuesday night and she served the most delicious homemade veggie lasagna and homemade bread.
And this dinner was “get creative with the farmers market veggies.” I sauteed squash, zucchini, eggplant, onions and yellow cherry tomatoes and topped it with feta, a fried egg and sriracha. A slice of my friend’s homemade bread on the side. This was so simple but so good.
It’s 11 p.m. and I’ve got a baby passed out on top of me. Time to head off to bed! 🙂
Any foods that once you start you can’t stop? (Like those PB pretzels! See also: Boom Chicka Pop…)