Hey there and happy hump day. I hope everyone on the east coast is surviving the snow storm. We just got ice in Charlotte but I honestly think that is just as bad as snow… the roads around me are nottttt that great. Everyone stay safe out there!
Today’s What I Ate Wednesday post is coming to you from Monday’s eats. I had the day off of work after working that weekend so I had some time to snap a few photos.
I started out the day with 2 fried eggs and a grapefruit for breakfast. Something about the runny yolks has had me craving them lately… I’ve had them almost every day for breakfast for the past week!
Speaking of yolks, have you heard that there are new guidelines coming out about nutrient recommendations and cholesterol limits may be axed? There is more and more research coming out about how dietary cholesterol doesn’t really affect serum cholesterol and how dietary fat may not be as bad as we thought. My fear is how people will interpret new recommendations. Does just because something isn’t limited mean that it’s “good” for you? Will there now be a new high fat, high cholesterol diet because carbs are evil? I will be interested to see if they give any sort of guidance at all about limitations or will they just say, nope- it’s okay to eat dietary cholesteral all day longggg.
The guidelines will supposedly be focusing more on nutrients that are too low in the average American’s diet, like calcium and fiber. I am interested to see the final recommendations. I’m in the camp that everyone should just focus on eating foods in their natural state and try to have a well-balanced diet. We shall see!
Okay, let me hop off of my soapbox now…
As I mentioned on Monday, I received a little baggy of my favorite berry gummy snacks on Valentine’s Day. I felt this specific morning was a good time to eat this entire bag. For the record, I’m not allowed to have any more of these gummies in possession. Ever.
I have no self control when it comes to my favorite candy. Sometimes I wonder how I ended up becoming a registered dietitian. But anyway…
I had spaghetti for lunch that was leftover from the night before. This is a heavier lunch that I usually fix when I’m home alone (I typically just make a tuna sandwich or something), but I wanted to use them up before they went bad. And heating up leftovers is easier than fixing something else.
And then I got started cooking in the kitchen for dinner. I mentioned on Monday that I really wanted to try a new recipe this week. I surveyed the fridge and saw we had heads of cabbage and cauliflower that were quickly approaching the end of their life span, and I had 1.3# of cubed beef in the freezer that we needed to use up.
I ended up using this beef stew recipe to cook the beef in the slow cooker, so it wasn’t quite a stew. More like stew beef. Which is different from beef stew. And that’s not confusing at all.
I left out all the vegetables (except a finely diced onion) and ended up making a bunch of vegetables as sides instead. I basically did all of this so I could have something to pour on top of mashed potatoes, which is pretty much the best. thing. eva, while still having a lot of vegetables.
The final product at dinner: Stew beef over cauliflower/mashed potatoes with steamed cabbage with tomatoes and roasted carrots.
And a glass of milk on the side.
I lightened up the mashed potatoes by substituting half of them with pureed cauliflower. I also left the skins on the potatoes for some added nutrients.
That’s it for today. Thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW link-up