Happy Friday, friends! How goes it? as my mom would say. I’m really happy that we’ve reached the end of the week—it’s been a busy one! These days, it feels there’s rarely a moment when I’m not doing something work-related, but at least I have the Olympics to keep me entertained as I type type type away.
Yesterday for breakfast I made multi-grain French toast with a generous scoop of Greek yogurt, sliced banana, strawberries, blueberries, cinnamon and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. Oh my! It was tasty, but it didn’t totally hit the spot. After thinking about it, I came to this realization: What I really wanted was a nice, cold smoothie, but for some reason I carried on making French toast instead. I think I assumed I would enjoy it more because it was a “treat.” I do that sometimes—eat something with the assumption I will enjoy it simply because it is an indulgence. Does anyone else do that? Hmmm.
Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a bad way to start my day—it just wasn’t what I wanted. Plus, I had a similar breakfast two times last week! I also realized that banana + Greek yogurt isn’t my favorite combo. Ohhh well. Do you make your own French toast? It’s so easy! Just soak the bread in an egg+vanilla extract mixture and cook in pan over the stove.
Ok, so I know I’m being really analytical right now, but I also find myself looking for ways to use up my bread because it goes bad so quickly. That is the only drawback to buying bread without a bunch of preservatives! I suppose I could freeze it, and I do sometimes, but it’s just not quite the same.
What kind of bread do you eat? Do nutrition labels factor into your choice?
For lunch, I brought a leftover slice of pizza and a simple spinach salad to work. I don’t usually eat pizza mid-week, but if it’s in the fridge, I eat it up before it goes bad because I hate wasting food! Lesson learned: Luke and I need to start ordering a medium pie instead of a large—it’s always more than enough! Also, I put a healthy drizzle of Trader Joe’s balsamic vinaigrette on my greens, and it ended up totally drenching them. Needless to say, it wasn’t the most satisfying lunch, but I suppose it got the job done!
Now THIS is a pretty dinner salad. Who would have guessed that my healthiest meal of the day would be my favorite? I skipped the dressing this time and added a big squeeze of lemon—it made the veggies taste so crisp and fresh! The dark chocolate bar in my freezer started calling my name as soon as I finished eating, but I averted the craving and made myself a cup of tea.
Tell me: What’s your favorite “dessert” breakfast? And do you ever experience these food conundrums I mentioned above?