RFM Eats: What I Ate Wednesday
So I’ve been following Hummusapien, The Real Life RD, and Immaeatthat for a while now and above all, my favorite posts by far have been their weekly eats. Don’t ask me why I love peeking into what other people eat on a day-to-day basis so much because I couldn’t tell ya; it probably has something to do with my fascination for how others live their lives and it gives me inspiration in my own meals. Something like that.
Anyways, I thought I’d start doing the same in hopes of inspiring your food and sharing a piece of my life with all of you. By NO means do I seek to tell you what to eat or make you feel guilty for eating differently than me, this post is purely for enjoyment and inspiration purposes. So here we go!
I went out with a friend last night and didn’t sleep well; I mean, I woke up at 4:40 AM and kinda just sat in my bed and cried internally because I knew I wasn’t going back to sleep. So at 5:45, I rolled myself out and made some coffee, meditated, did some reading, then made my regular breakfast as of late: toast with cream cheese and peach jelly + butter with two sunny side up eggs and half a banana slathered with peanut butter. Can I get a hoyeaah?
I spent most of the morning after that at the post office applying for a passport because ya girl is going to AUSTRALIA! Anyways, I came home with ten minutes to spare before class and whipped up this How Sweet Eats-inspired smoothie: 1 frozen banana + chocolate protein powder + cacao powder + Sun Potion ashwagandha + Further Food collagen + Himalayan pink salt + PB2 + yogurt + milk topped with pecan praline granola and almond butter because duh. Quite literally ran out the door after taking this.
Surprisingly, that smoothie held me over through class, a dog walk, and a coffee date with a friend. I rushed home to get to the gym before work and ate the rest of the yogurt with some granola on top as pre-workout. I guess.
I’ve been powerlifting lately for a competition prep and my body has been craving allll the fats. And the carbs. Basically just all the food, and I’m down with that. I was super hungry after training and went with this fish taco! I used marinated swai from Trader Joe’s (the best), roasted squash and yellow pepper, melted burrata cheese, and homemade guacamole.
Followed by some dried oranges and figs because I literally always have to follow a meal with something sweet. Just me? I dipped them in almond butter because, ya know, that’s just what I do.
I went to class from 6-9 and was pretty hungry by the time I got out so alas, I made some oatmeal. I’ve been finding a bunch of weird, subliminal messages in my food but it’s pretty amazing to me how the mind and body are connected. I was thinking about my mom on the walk home and as soon as I got home, I craved this oatmeal and made it exactly how she always does (which is extremely different from how I usually make it). I didn’t even make the connection until I was eating and then thought, “Huh. Da** life, you crazy.” Anyways! Oats cooked in water + salt drowned in butter and brown sugar. Super simple.
And, of course, couldn’t skip dessert. Talenti was on sale this week so I had some vanilla blueberry crumble ice cream with a warm cookie I got off of Ambitious Kitchen’s Instagram story the other day. So good!
So, yeah, I eat cookies and don’t measure how many tablespoons of almond butter I eat, but that doesn’t make me any less healthy. I eat intuitively and give my body what it wants when it wants, and I function better like this. You can eat all the kale and green smoothies you want but if you’re not happy, you’re ultimately not healthy. Just some thoughts. Happy hump day friends!