WIAW: Better Mood, Better Food

by Brittany on September 18, 2013

Happy What I Ate Wednesday friends!

This week, I’m a lot more upbeat about my meals.  I’m over the angry part of food allergies, and now I’ve come to the acceptance part.

I’ve been getting excited about being in the kitchen again!

Breakfast:

 

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Green Smoothie with Blueberry Banana Bread

Picture recycled from Saturday… I forgot yesterday morning!

Lunch: 

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Leftovers- roasted sweet potato with apples, lentils, and zucchini with a balsamic vinegar, mustard, and cinnamon dressing.  So good!

Snack: 

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I snacked on grapes after work while I made dinner.

Dinner:

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Millet and Butternut Squash Salad with chickpeas and roasted brussels.

I need to remake that salad and repost it for you all.  The recipe needs updated and I originally posted it when only my parents and Luvy read my blog.  ;)

Snack:

More Blueberry Banana Bread

Seriously, I could eat the entire loaf of this stuff.  It is best warmed with honey, cinnamon, and a banana sliced on top!

Meals this week have actually been really good and satisfying.  Who would have thought that I would be doing so well with out eggs or nuts/ nut butter?!??  ;)

Linz sent me some new to me websites and blogs with allergy friendly recipes, so I’m looking forward to trying some new things.

What is something great you ate lately?

What is your favorite way to eat butternut squash?

 

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 18, 2013 at 8:19 am

Your lunch looks so good! I’m glad you’re getting to a better place with all of these changes. Love ya girl!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 18, 2013 at 8:46 am

Glad to hear that you’re feeling a little better about the dietary changes :) I know allergies are a pain in the butt, but as long as you focus on the good food that you CAN eat, you don’t feel so deprived. And it makes you get a lot more creative in the kitchen too!

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Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake September 18, 2013 at 9:05 am

I absolutely LOVE butternut squash soup! Best thing ever when its freezing outside. Now I wish it was 30 degrees just so I could make some.

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Kierston @candyfit September 18, 2013 at 10:07 am

Lunch looks so savoury :)

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Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries September 18, 2013 at 10:39 am

I love butternut squash pretty much ANY way! I just love the stuff. Probably my favorite way is to toss it in a little olive oil, salt, and cinnamon, and roast it – yumm!

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Nicole @ FruitnFitness September 18, 2013 at 11:01 am

I’m glad your finding foods to eat that don’t bother your allergies. I love butternut squash in general but I think my favorite way is soup. It’s always such a comforting winter meal.

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Amanda @runtothefinish September 18, 2013 at 11:40 am

YUMMMMM you know what is crazy, when I first figured out my allergies I had 0 issues making food that I wanted. Lately however I’m not hungry at all and that has made it really hard to get in the kitchen, so I’ve been letting foods slip in and I know that’s not helping!

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Brittany September 29, 2013 at 3:10 pm

I wonder why you aren’t hungry very much anymore? My body goes through cycles like that! It’s amazing how our bodies react to certain foods!

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She Rocks Fitness September 18, 2013 at 11:44 am

I’ve been eating a lot of kabocha squash lately and it tastes oh so good! I cannot get enough of it. I haven’t cooked with millet yet, but your dinner looks delicious. I love the “non-healthy” version of butternut squash. ;)

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Brittany September 23, 2013 at 8:36 pm

You would LOVE millet! I have only had kabocha squash once… I need to try it again!

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Matt @ The Athlete's Plate September 18, 2013 at 7:49 pm

That bread looks good!

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Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat September 18, 2013 at 8:41 pm

I’m happy to hear that you’re feeling better about your change of diet. I’m sure it’ll get easier as you figure out what foods to eat and start making new recipes. Everything you’re eating so far certainly looks delicious!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 18, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Your lunch and dinner both have me salivating. I need to get some lentils and sweet potatoes this weekend. It’s finally cooling off enough to want them!

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Debbie (Accidently Delish) September 18, 2013 at 11:52 pm

i agree your lunch looks amazing, i love how the most random meals turn into the most delicious!

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Brittany September 29, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Thank you Debbie! I know.. random meals are usually my favorite!

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purelytwins September 19, 2013 at 9:33 am

butternut squash is something we are excited to try again in our diet, and hopefully our bodies due well with them! as we have missed them

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