I had a big heart to heart with myself this weekend over food.
I’ve been binging on sugar and chocolate (and a lot of other crap) for quite a while now. And while I know it doesn’t make me feel very good (read: nauseous and insane indigestion for hours after), I am unable to stop.
So instead of beating myself up for not being stronger or telling myself that I should know better (hello guilt trip), I am simply going to work on making better choices.
For starters, no more sugar binges. Fruit and natural sweeteners are okay, just no reaching for the box of Joe Joe’s I’ve been eating 6 at a time. Chocolate is reserved for special treats, and not a daily indulgence because I’ve had a difficult day. Which, hello, is pretty much every day since I’m a mother to a lively and spirited toddler.
Eggs are gone. They haven’t been making me feel very good again.
And I’ll be taking it easy on the bread, bagels, and pastas.
I’ve also been ever so curious about following a more Paleo style diet, or even embarking on a Whole30 plan, but can never fully commit since it feels a bit too intense. So I’ve decided to add in a few Paleo-friendly recipes into the mix to work my way up (or not).
I have also fallen off the menu planning wagon, so am really working hard to get back into the routine. Right now I’m focusing on dinners, but the truth is, I need to think through breakfast and lunch as well. That’s honestly where I have the most trouble.
This week’s (dinner) menu:
- Marinated Flank Steak with Roasted Carrots, Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms, and Quinoa and Brown Rice.
- Beef Kebabs with Roasted Potatoes and Salad
- Spicy Chickpea Curry with Basmati Rice
- Thai Turkey Burgers with Roasted Broccoli and Sweet Potato Fries
- Quinoa Bowls and Salad
What are your favorite breakfast treats?
How about lunch?
Any you’d like to share?
I’d love to try some new recipes and bulk up my lunch and breakfast repertoire. As much as The Babe loves eating an egg for breakfast every morning, this Mama does not.
Here’s to a more balanced plate and a better feeling belly.