I’m really excited to share yesterday’s eats with you, because there’s a great example of what it means to really listen to your body when making food choices. I almost forgot to snap a photo of yesterday’s breakfast, so here’s a shot of just the last couple of bites. I enjoyed some banana bread with sunflower seed butter, plus a yummy gala apple. The banana bread is a new recipe that only has a few ingredients: mostly oats and ripe bananas! It was incredibly moist and just-sweet-enough.
I also ate lunch at the office: a few pieces of sweet potato, some caesar salad, a bit of chicken with garbanzo beans, and some more veggies. It was a pretty strange assortment, but it tasted good. The salad in particular really hit the spot!
The veggies you see in this picture are a mix of a baked sweet potato and some roasted green beans, broccoli, and peas. They were left over from earlier in the week, and I brought them to work yesterday, intended for my afternoon snack. However, as the day wore on, I never really got hungry. So, I simply listened to my body, and brought them straight back home. For dinner, I heated them up along with some scrambled eggs. In the eggs, I added some goat cheese and a spoonful of a delicious tomato jam that my mom made me. I also included an enormous green salad on the side (it was A LOT bigger than it looks here). As I was eating dinner, I had another opportunity to practice intuitive eating. Everything tasted so yummy, but part of the way through my plate I started to get full – probably because of the high volume of veggies. The eggs were my favorite part, so I finished them up. I packed about half of the roasted veggies to enjoy later – leftovers again! By not forcing myself to finish my plate, I ended the night feeling satisfied and light rather than stuffed and uncomfortable.
*My Daily Eats posts offer a glimpse into my everyday life and intuitive eating habits. They are meant to offer quick, healthy, and yummy meal ideas. Let me know in the comments what you’ve been eating recently!*