#WIAW- A Backlogged Smorgasboard

Thanks to Jenn L for hosting! šŸ™‚

The past few weeks have entailed whirlwind emotions, too much tidying, and of course over-eating!

My tastebuds have craved everything under the sun and at times I can strongly relate to Cookie Monster. I have begun talking with my mouth full and eating lots of cakes, cookies, and muffins. I guess if this were the 1800s where the general public was told of how opulent you were by how grand your stomach was, then I’d be bathing in cash this week.

My winter almost two-pack abdominals are now in dire need of spring cleaning. Oh well, there is always tomorrow! Carpe diem…or something like that.

Onto the food, glorious food!

Let’s start with some basics…

Salad with avocado, chickpeas, croutons, and baby butter lettuce

Osteria at Whole Foods Italiano Salad (artichokes, mixed greens, kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, onions, tomatoes, egg, red wine vinaigrette)

Something from the SHISH station at Whole Foods… (chicken kebab pieces with fattoush salad and pita bread slices)

Oh…and MORE Whole Foods…

I had a poor man’s meal (or at least what my Italian grandparent’s used to consider a poor man’s meal) Egg with brown rice pasta and roasted vegetable gravy

Speaking of eggs, these proved to be an excellent cure for a hangover. There are bits of avocado, scallions, and monterey jack cheese inside!

This was what caused the hangover…

I made apple butter balsamic chicken and had vats of it this week…

Yummy homemade cocoa oats with flax and PB!

Eggplant fries seasoned with garlic powder, vinegar, lemon, and olive oil. (I leave the skins on for more nutrition! Still taste just as good!)

The week wouldn’t be complete without the following:

…And that’s all she ate!

What do you eat when you’re stressed? Do you plan ahead if you know you’ll be under a certain amount of pressure during certain weeks? I need to start doing that to spend less money!

Peace, love, and smorgasbords!

~C.C.D.

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7 Responses to #WIAW- A Backlogged Smorgasboard

  1. Really wish we had Wholefoods in Ireland! It will definitely be my first stop on my next trip to the US! (Whenever that ends up being!)

    • choc3178 says:

      yes you must visit!! Whole Foods is amazing! It’s kinda pricey- but worth every penny!! I’d love to visit Ireland someday!

  2. Stressed? Bring me salty carbs. I’m getting better at not stress eating but when I do it’s salty carbs. Ugh…then I feel like crap! I always plan ahead as much as possible. I just blogged about menu planning with my WIAW post.

    [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

    • choc3178 says:

      good for you! planning ahead is definitely the best way. I reach for anything sweet during stressful times. Yesterday- for instance I ate cookie dough batter, one slice of cake, and a bunch of chocolate chip cookies. I need to rebound ASAP!

  3. Yum, the balsamic chicken & the oats both looks really tasty!

    • choc3178 says:

      They are delish! Both of those are so versatile you can pair almost anything with each! Thanks for reading šŸ™‚

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