This WIAW, I’m sharing some meals that are pretty typical for me, as well as a dinner that showcases some newer food choices. The greens are nothing new, but since my elimination diet and subsequent step back from grains like oats and rice (and attempt to cut down on dairy, which sometimes works better than others) I’ve started eating some things that I haven’t touched since I was in preschool, if ever. I went from eating just fish and poultry to incorporating duck on occasion when I was in college in England. I threw pork/ham back into the mix last year, because as my dad says, it’s “the other white meat”. And very recently, I’ve dipped a toe in the waters of “real meat” which you’ll see if you read all the way through this day’s dinner…
You may have seen these recent eats on Instagram, but in all the time it took to recap my Maine adventures, I didn’t get around to sharing my eats for the past two weeks. This WIAW for a Wednesday back in NYC is the time to fix that! Breakfast was a one pan scramble with three eggs, Swiss cheese, sautéed spinach, spinach and garlic chicken sausage, and a slice of Udi’s gluten free toast. I don’t eat “gluten free” foods very much but my dad bought a loaf of Udi’s on sale at Costco and gave it to me so I’ve been enjoying a slice with breakfast or brinner for the past week.
Today’s WIAW features eggs all day. They really are incredible 🙂 It kicked off with a different kind of breakfast for me. Instead of the usual omelet or quinoa flake breakfast bake, I had a couple of hard boiled eggs along with an apple, carrot and raisin salad left over from lunch the prior day. This could also be construed as an eat-whatever’s-in-my-work-fridge meal, but it was a pretty good sweet and savory combination.
I cannot believe this is the 50th time I’ve written a WIAW post. They’ve become a staple on the blog. I found, after years of wondering why in the world someone would bother taking a picture of their food, that they’re actually some of the easiest and most enjoyable posts to write, because I like eating, cooking and baking, and it’s nice to think others might admire the result of my endeavors, or just be interested in the combinations of eats I create. And I find inspiration for my own meals by reading similar posts on other blogs. So here we go again, this time with a rundown of my eats the weekend of a half marathon in New York City.
This WIAW showcases my eats from the first week of the elimination I’ve been doing for health reasons. With no grains, dairy, soy, or alcohol, and limited sugars, it looks a little different than my typical eats. No Greek yogurt, ice cream, or gluten free oats. But it’s still been delicious!
This week’s workouts were all about getting ready for the Fred Lebow Half Marathon, my second half marathon in as many weeks that I was using to test my endurance as I look forward to formulating a marathon training plan. Except the Fred Lebow was cancelled on Friday because of the impending blizzard, affectionately known up and down the east coast as Winter Storm Jonas. In the end, I was disappointed that I didn’t get to race, but just because the official race was cancelled didn’t mean I couldn’t still get outside and enjoy the winter wonderland that is Central Park in snow. I took the most gorgeous stroll last January during the so-called Snowpocalypse, and was determined to do the same this time around.
With all the people out there who are still resolved to stick to strict New Year’s resolutions centered around their eating habits, or those who have thrown in the towel because they slipped up once or twice, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about finding my balance with food.