It’s Saturday, the world is out of Mercury Retrograde, and my computer has been having trouble coping with that. Anyways, this week has been a little odd which means that some old habits have come into play like coffee for breakfast. Which means this week’s meal recap will be nice and short.
Thought for lunch I did manage to eat an amazing dish of fingerling potatoes and steak over a very simple recipe for chimichurri sauce (avocado, parsley, garlic, olive oil) and topped with a dill butter. My only regret? Not having carrots or broccoli with this meal.
As you all saw on Tuesday’s blog, I made some Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas which were fantastic! This is a dish I will definitely be making again. And on a side note, that is not a dab of mayo, but it is sour cream.
To be honest, sometimes eating great is really hard for me. Making sure to get in the proper nutrition, to get in enough fiber which means eating more vegetables and fruits, to not eat too much processed foods and to keep track of how much or how little of everything I eat can be very challenging. I sometimes watch how others eat and then try to imitate but find myself struggling when I could be eating the foods that comforted me in childhood or items like what I ate this week. It also doesn’t help that I am allergic to raw fruits and veggies.
When things get hectic or routines get thrown off, my default setting is to eat unhealthy foods in large volumes and I immediately feel regret and get angry with myself which leads to more eating and anger. I know I’m not alone in this. The closer we get to the holidays, the worse it tends to get, but there’s no reason we can’t try to have balance, right?
I know this blog seems more like a stream of consciousness and less of my normal flashy regular meal prep blogs, but I wanted to send a message out there to anyone who may struggle with their relationship with food and stress during this time of year: you are not alone. We got this one meal or snack at a time. Let’s not let the stresses of the season get us down or keep us from enjoying the little moments like dinner with family or hot cocoa with friends. And don’t worry, I’ll still be sharing tasty treats all season long.