What I Ate Wednesday #2

26 Sep

Welcome to another What I Ate Wednesday! We’re covering Monday again.

And on with the show.

This week, I’ve been starting my day with polenta — what my husband lovingly calls gruel:

OK, not lovingly. He is totally grossed out by polenta. I, however, think it’s amazing. To the mush I added pepper and nutritional yeast, and then I topped it with sauteed summer squash, fresh basil, and crushed red pepper. I also had green tea on the side. It’s such a perfect breakfast, especially since the nut butter recall has my overnight oats on hold for right now. Monday was such a lovely morning with the light starting to dapple in later and later now:

The picture doesn’t really capture the tranquility, but believe me — it was a welcome start to the week.

Around 11:00, I had a banana and some coffee:

Then it was lunch time. It started off innocent enough with an open-faced avocado and barbecue tempeh sandwich with a side of kale salad (recipe tomorrow):

But it was a coworker’s birthday, so we had the requisite Doritos (x3):

Cake:

A hazelnut Turkish delight (or rather, Turkish disgust — GROSS):

And hummus (x3):

At least I got this awesome ring:

I was so, so stuffed from pigging out that I barely had room for any dinner. I did manage to eat two tacos:

Lentils, cumin, salsa, cilantro, chopped pepper, shredded jalapeno-jack cheese, and lime juice on corn tortillas.

How do you navigate office birthday celebrations and the unhealthy food that accompanies them? I always give in out of politeness (and desire to eat Doritos). Our office only has six employees, so it’s not like birthdays are a weekly occurence. Still, I need to do better about moderation in the future.

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3 Responses to “What I Ate Wednesday #2”

  1. Beth September 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    I too love chips, but my strategy is to just eat a couple. I remind myself that there will ALWAYS be doritos, oreos, whatever. They are not going anywhere. I can have more another time, and in fact the first couple are the best tasting anyway.

    • Brigid September 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

      You are wise, Beth. I have been plowing through the chips lately.

  2. Joanna September 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    Mmmmmm Turkish delight! It’s one of my favs. You should try other flavors. Pistachio or rose. Both are amazing

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