It was on Wednesday that I said to myself “I haven’t done a #WIAW post in a long time. I should probably do one soon,” as I polished off my last bite of lunch. Guess it wasn’t going to be going up any time that day.
Recently I have been focussing a lot more on what I eat after I come home from the gym at night (also known as “dinner” to some). For the past few years, dinner was always a last minute thought for me. I spent a lot of time making myself delicious and wholesome lunches to take to work, but I would fall short when it came to my post-workout meals. Usually i’d make myself pasta with store bought sauce, rice and tuna, a veggie burger, or my classic fav: eggs & hashbrowns. Mmm, MMM!
Oatmeal topped with peanut butter, blackberries, strawberries, and slivered almonds
I would say these are decent meals to make, but they tend to get a bit boring after 4 years.
These past couple months have been a bit of a trial and error period for me. I have made meals that took me 1 hour longer than I expected, and have made meals that were insanely quick and SO. GOOD. When you mess with my meals, you really mess with my mind, so there have been some happy and sad evenings at the dinner table.
We bought an insane amount of oranges in the last couple weeks, so these have been tiding me over between meals
Usually i’ll plan ahead for what i’m going to buy at the grocery store, especially when it comes down to lunches. But where dinner is concerned, i’ll get a bit ‘wild’ while I shop (as wild as you can get in the cheese aisle). If I see something I haven’t eaten in a long time, i’ll grab it and get creative with my meal ideas (for example, turnips, Thai veggie beef, soba noodles, etc).
I was proud of a couple of the dinners I made the last couple of weeks, so I wanted to show em off and share them with you guys! Perhaps you can gather some ideas of your own 🙂
Pita pizza with pesto sauce and topped with garlic shrimp, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, grated cheddar and arugula. Took about 20 minutes to make – 5-8 minutes to fry the shrimp, about 5 to broil in the oven, and 5 to chop everything up and sprinkle on. (psst. I also mixed mayo and sriracha together and dipped it on the side. I have ZERO regrats).
Lettuce Wraps: Thai veggie beef with wild rice, bean sprouts, zucchini and broccoli. Homemade peanut sauce on the side. This took about 40 minutes to make. 15 minutes for the wild rice/ cutting vegetables, 10 minutes to saute everything together, 3 minutes to wash and cut the lettuce, 5 minutes to make the peanut sauce.
What about you?
- Which meal do you spend the most time on?
- Do you have a meal that you ‘wing it’ for, most of the time?
- Any recent changes to your diet?