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What I Ate Wednesday #14: Holiday Frenzy Edition

Wow.  It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything new.  I promised myself I would never go on a blogging hiatus, but the truth is these past few months have been like a pressure cooker of events.

The best and worst things went down and it was a whirlwind, but I’ve come out the other side. The most exciting turn of events? We bought a new place!  It was sad saying goodbye to our home of 6+ years, but we’re in our dream house now and already it feels like home (never mind that there are still boxes all over the place…no Pinterest-worthy photo ops here!).

Now it’s almost Christmas and I’m officially DONE the first semester of my MBA. I’m not going to be an accountant anytime soon (hah), but for now it’s time to rest up and recharge until the new year.

Now that I’ve got those life updates out of the way, onward and upward! Today I bring you the latest edition of What I Ate Wednesday (learn more about WIAW here if you’re not familiar).

The holiday season is always stressful, so it can be tough to eat properly, let alone sit down and enjoy a well-rounded meal.  Sadly, restaurant food was been my go-to for weeknight dinners during our move and the weeks leading up to exams.

This week I’ve been trying to focus on eating more protein. Here is a day’s worth of meals, snacks and drinks from last week:

Breakfast – Bacon and egg breakfast sandwich with an espresso. This photo was taken at my sister’s house a few weeks ago, but I had the exact same meal the other day and didn’t photograph it, so that’s pretty much the same thing!


Lunch – tuna salad with baby greens.  Healthy, filling and convenient for work.


 Snack – clementines.  My go-to studying snack since 2004.


Dinner – roasted chicken breast topped with salsa and served with peas and sweet potato oven fries.  I added a bit of cream cheese to the peas for a creamy texture.  Weeknight cooking isn’t always glamorous :)


How do you stick to a healthy eating plan during the holidays?



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  • Brie @ A Slice of Brie December 17, 2015, 12:51 am

    Oh, I have never thought of mixing in a bit of cream cheese to peas – what a great idea! I love tuna, but I just can’t do it in a salad for some reason. Also, that coffee mug in your first photo is super cute!

    I have a really hard time sticking to healthy eating during the holidays!

  • Diane December 17, 2015, 8:34 pm

    Happy that you now have a few weeks to de-stress. We had sweet potato fries tonight too!

  • janet @ the taste space January 8, 2016, 12:27 pm

    Congratulations on your new home. It must feel great to be living in your dream home… and not to move ever again. :)

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