Thurs 3/23 Update 5:25 pm
I’m learning a lot about myself this week from tracking my meals. Since The Boss is away my meals and eating habits are totally my own. I don’t have to think about, shop for, plan or cook with someone else’s preferences in mind. I like not having regularly scheduled meals. I much prefer to Eat Only When Hungry. Last night I didn’t have a big dinner meal, just a cup of homemade chili beans.
Things I’ve Learned About Myself
I spend far more time at grocery stores than I realized.
I like spending time in grocery stores.
I tend to shop the sales and plan meals around what I end up buying with basic pantry items already in the house (ahem, Chicken Thigh Week?).
I do not like wasting food and will eat leftovers until I get sick and tired of them. I’ll also incorporate food items into several different meals to reduce food waste. For example I picked up a tub of organic greens for $1.49 (yes, you read that right) which I’ve been eating all week. The tub got eaten up today.
Although I once said I’m incapable of creating a 7 day meal plan I think I’m getting better and feel I can now plan a full day ahead.
I eat a lot of peanut butter.
Today’s meals –
Breakfast – Strawberries, banana and full fat Greek yogurt. Two Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes.
Lunch – Toasted Irish Cheddar Cheese sandwich with organic greens and mustard.
Snack – apple
Lunch #2 – cup of soup, PB on whole wheat bread
Dinner – Roasted Chickpea and Veggie Burrito (see Veggie Burrito Spice Blend for the seasonings).
6 Replies to “Chicken Thigh Week – Thursday”
I am thoroughly enjoying the meal diary. Why two lunches today? And what brand of peanut butter do you use?
The second lunch was two hours after the first lunch which was a very small sandwich that didn’t sustain me the entire afternoon. So I ate again.
I am a Jif guy but recently discovered the Target private label brand of PB to be pretty dang close.
I updated my post. Pivoted away from chili to a veggie burrito.
I like the Jif natural. I think it’s a little lower in sodium. What is in a veggie burrito?
Red pepper, sweet onion, broccoli, chickpeas and a ton of garlic.
That sounded so good to me until I read the garlic. Unfortunately I can’t eat that anymore. Nor onions.
Leave ’em out.