Monday, on a whim, I decided to participate in another What I Ate Wednesday (hosted by Jenn) and quickly realized why I don't have a food journaling blog. Taking photos of my food is hard work and time consuming (of course, compared to most things in life, it's not that hard, but you know what I mean).
Also, I have seriously neglected my 100mm macro lens as of late. It's a beautiful lens that Brandon bought me one year for Christmas and it's a beast, so I don't lug it around that often. But, I broke it out because I really want to practice with it again and what better way to practice than taking photos of your food?
Except, the lighting in our apartment: bane of my existence. Too dark in some spots, too light in others. We don't have a dining room table and our kitchen has a blinding florescent.
Enough whining. On to the food.
Fage cherry pomegranate greek yogurt with some Multigrain Cheerios and strawberries.
Green tea x2.
I stepped out to run some errands and when I got back, I wanted to eat the entire contents of my refrigerator. So I did.
Sweet potato hash:
- 1 japanese sweet potato
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1 egg + 1 egg white
- 1 Morningstar Farms faux sausage patty
- spices: oregano, basil, salt, pepper, sprinkle of cumin
- ketchup - duh
Yeah, that's the ugliest lunch you've ever seen. Sorry.
Handful of these guys. So good.
Also, about 10 Chimes mango ginger chews throughout the day. Obsessed with these.
I went to the gym to read my book and do some treadmill walking. I took it easy on the workout because we hiked a lot on Sunday and I was a bit sore.
Came back and had a glass of Good Belly. I seriously cannot live without this stuff. This is my first time trying the coconut water flavor (found it at Nob Hill if any of you locals are interested)...and I liked it. Not too sweet, but full of coconut flavor. My favorite Good Belly flavor though is the watermelon one, which you can find at Whole Foods. Actually, all the Good Belly flavors are pretty amazing...and the product works. That's all I have to say about that.
Full disclose: A while back, Good Belly sent me some coupons to try their 12 Day Challenge. I used those up a long time ago and have since been buying Good Belly with my own money - that's how much I like it.
Side salad of romaine, two carrots, half a cucumber, sliced ham, and Trader Joe's Tuscan Italian dressing (which I don't like too much, but need to finish the bottle)...
...and a whole can of Trader Joe's Minestrone Soup. I add touch of salt to it (it comes as low sodium, which I appreciate but, is so bland), parsley and a ton of pepper. I add pepper to most of my savory dishes no matter what.
(While watching Dancing with the Stars)
The only flavor I want to eat.
I love to mix the Teavana Youthberry loose leaf with the Wild Orange Blossom. It tastes like Spring. And while I rarely add sugar to any of my teas, I do add a bit of Stevia to this mix. It's amazing.
Later in the evening, I wanted something salty, so I had a couple of pickles and a few slices of deli turkey. By then, I was seriously over the photos and I'm sure you know what pickles and turkey look like.
There you have it, What I Ate Wednesday (err, Monday).