Hey. Hi. How ya doing? It’s been a while since I’ve visited this little blog-baby but I’m back now.
Let’s dive right into it, shall we?
Like a lot of people, I try to eat a relatively balanced diet. Meaning mostly good stuff (veggies, whole grains, fruit and lean meats) but not beating myself up about the occasional indulgence (a second glass of wine, a cookie after dinner). Everyday is a work in progress and that, my friends, is the point of this post.
Most days, I try to think about what I’ll be eating and make a good, solid effort to “balance it out.” For example, if I’m having pasta for dinner, a salad and a healthy (preferably low carbohydrate) breakfast would be ideal options. This was basically my day today. I knew I was having veggie lasagna for dinner so wanted to keep it light on the carbs during my other meals.
I started my day with an apple and peanut butter granola*, which, isn’t as “light on the carbs” as eggs would have been but it’s Monday, I needed to get to work and granola was going to be faster. C‘est la vie.
For lunch I had a salad packed with veggies (cucumbers, carrots, corn, and soybeans), plus half an avocado. And then, a couple hours later, I was really hungry again but we are going out of town this weekend so I don’t have the essential ingredient I usually stock my kitchen with: my superstar, best-refrigerator-buddy, hummus! My go-to snack. The blended chickpea greatness that I love in every flavor. …I thought about whipping some up but I knew it would go bad by the time we leave and, did I mention, I was really hungry.
Sooooo, when in doubt, always open the cheese log, right!?
Well, typically, no. …especially on a night that I was already having lasagna. HOWEVER, my options were slim to none. SO, I opened the cheese, pulled out some crackers and BAM(!) my snack was pretty much the same flavor profile as my dinner would be. (Cheesy, carb-y GOODNESS!) C‘est la vie.
Usually I don’t really like eating like this but, hey, variety is the spice of life, right?
Wait, I think I’m just getting carried away with the cliches in this one……………………………….
C‘est la vie.
ANYWAY(!), my point is, tomorrow is a new day and ya know what? I get to try all over again to eat a balanced diet. Now, isn’t that something beautiful?
Until next time…
*Peanut butter granola is beyond words, btw.