I just want to start off by saying thank you all so much for all of your kind and funny comments on yesterday’s post. Seriously, every single one of them made me so happy! You’re all wonderful. 🙂
I don’t have much else to write about after that post, so I guess I’ll just jump into foodie talk – that’s why you’re here in What I Ate Wednesday, right? 😉
Well, it’s been my second full week of being gluten-free, and I still don’t really have any changes to report. My allergy-related symptoms are still there (acid reflux, for example), and I haven’t lost any weight. In a way, I’m relieved that I don’t feel any different. At this point, I would wager that gluten is not a problem/allergy for me, which I was so worried about. I did try GF flour for the first time this week, and was surprised by how “normal” it was, but I do hope gluten isn’t a problem for me. But again, I’ll really have to wait until the end of this month to really tell a difference!
So, moving on…Here are some of my favorite eats from this last week!
Hosted by the lovely Jenn at Peas and Crayons!
A Greek yogurt bowl, complete with loads of strawberries and raspberries (which, by the way, I’ve decided are my favorite fruit), and homemade granola. For this batch, I replaced 1/2 cup of the oats with quinoa. Extra crunchy and delicious!
As Sunday was Mother’s Day, I decided to make a big brunch for my mom and grandma. We had lots of fruit (a fruit salad and watermelon), bacon, gluten-free blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs (for my parents and grandma), and an egg-free frittata for me.
I’m super pumped about this frittata, but the recipe isn’t great yet. I’m going to work on it for a while and perfect it before I share it with you!
My only notable lunch from this past week was a little plate of goodies, including some of that frittata, a wedge of Parmesan (is there anything better than real Parmesan cheese?!), salami, and grapes. Sometimes these little plates are my favorite types of lunch.
Leftover fruit salad, which I think was even more delicious after it had sat in the fridge for a day.
And some more store-bought gluten-free snacks. I could live off of those multigrain chips. Holy yum.
One super healthy and tasty dinner I enjoyed last week was this one:
Salmon, mixed veg, and wild rice. Simple but good.
On Mother’s Day, I also went all out and created an amazing (if I do say so myself) dinner for my mom. I used this recipe from Gina’s Skinny Taste blog, and wow was it good. Parmesan risotto topped with wilted spinach, and scallops for my parents…
…and chicken for me and Ian (I’m still a bit wary about certain types of seafood).
I think I could also live off Parmesan risotto. Just saying.
My mom found gluten-free sugar cones at the grocery store! I hadn’t had an ice cream cone in what felt like years, so this one, topped with chocolate chip ice cream, was a real treat.
Workouts May 12-18
Monday: 30 minutes elliptical + strength training
Tuesday: Jillian Michael’s Shred It with Weights, level 2
Wednesday: 60 minutes on treamill – running and walking intervals
Friday: P90X Kenpo X
Saturday: 45 minutes elliptical + P90X Ab Ripper
In other news, today Dan and I have been dating for four years. These years have gone by incredibly quickly and sometimes I could swear it hasn’t been that long. We’re going out to lunch today, but because this weekend is packed for us, we won’t celebrate until next week. Still, it’s pretty cool. 🙂
Tonight I’m attending the final concert of my high school orchestra teacher’s career. He’s been teaching for 37 years, and literally built the orchestra program in my town from the ground up. It’s incredible and so admirable. A ton of his alumni over the last three decades will be attending, so I think it will be a good time. Orchestra was my favorite class in high school, partially because of his teaching, so it’ll also be very bittersweet.
Spring is in full bloom around here, and it is just gorgeous. Monday was a particularly nice day with absolutely no humidity, and the sky was a gorgeous blue color.
I love it.
Questions for the day:
Have you ever gone on an elimination diet/taken a food out of your diet? Did you feel any differently?
Which do you like better? Breakfast? Brunch? Lunch?
What was your most memorable class in high school?
I hope you all have a fabulous day!