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food prepping (about time)

So, I’m trying to turn over a new (healthy eating) leaf (again). It seems like I always start off with good intentions, then sort of…jump off the wagon. But I actually took some time out for food prepping today, so I’m hoping it will keep me motivated through the rest of the week.

Confession:  I did hit Starbucks this morning while waiting for my car, Lucy, to get some work done. The Diva picked me up, and we went to check out the fall menu. I had to get a pumpkin scone (obviously), but I branched out and avoided the pumpkin for my drink. Instead, I got a tall Toasted Graham Frappuccino. Okay, I totally didn’t want to know how much fat and calories were in that frosty, creamy, container of deliciousness, but I just went to the Starbucks website and checked…and obviously there’s a glitch in the system, because it says 0 calories and 0 grams of fat. (Yeah, right. While I’d like to believe that, I’m not a complete idiot. However, check it out for yourself here.) Despite that, it was totally tasty.

Before the Starbucks debacle, I made breakfast at home. Have you seen the uncooked flour tortillas in the store? They take less than two minutes each to cook at home. I saw them when I got groceries Friday, so I picked them up. Had two of them this morning filled with scrambled (cage-free) eggs, cheddar cheese, and fresh guacamole. Not the healthiest breakfast in the world, but I had some nutrients in there. And I know cage-free eggs are only a small step better than regular eggs, but I’m working on it. Healthier, and less-cruel eggs are hard to find around here.

Yesterday, I made Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats. These totally taste like chocolate pudding! And, on a side note, I LOVE this blog. I read it, in awe of the beautiful pictures, the garden, and the life this family is building. (TBH, I’m not really a country girl anymore, so I don’t know why this lifestyle is so appealing to me, but it totally is.) The recipes always look fantastic, and I’ve tried several, but breakfast that tastes like dessert and that is done ahead of time? I’m there! I tried a bit this morning. Yum!

(I do not own this image. Image belongs to Sonia of Hispanic Kitchen.)
(I do not own this image. Image belongs to Sonia of Hispanic Kitchen.)

Then I made a huge pot of this delicious-looking beef and cabbage soup. (Minus the rice. And the bell pepper, because I forgot to buy one.). I haven’t actually had any yet, but it smells delicious, and from my taste-testing-during-cooking method, I’m quite sure it’s fantastic. And healthy, Let’s not forget that.

Finally, I made these:

(I do not own this image. Image courtesy of Peggy of Buttoni's Low Carb Recipes.)
(I do not own this image. Image courtesy of Peggy of Buttoni’s Low Carb Recipes.)

Um, how tasty do these look? (That’s actually a rhetorical question, because the answer, obviously, is “completely and totally.”) Soup needs crackers, right? These…are not crackers, but are tiny servings of deliciousness that will satisfy my yearning for something substantial to go with my soup. And they are delicious, because you know I couldn’t resist trying one (or three) when they cooled enough to handle.

So…yeah. That’s my current food for the week. Now if my new company will only stop buying me lunch every week, I might stand a chance of eating relatively healthy.

What’s everyone else cooking?

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