This morning as I was polishing off my overnight oats (similar to the ones I made on Sunday), I got to thinking about how much my eating habits have changed over the past few years.
Yes, I still love to indulge in sweet treats – & do so regularly – but my whole idea of healthy eating has gone through a dramatic metamorphosis.
When I first started working out of college, my breakfasts usually consisted of this:
I used to love these 100-Calorie Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cakes & would down a pack (they’re tiny) with my cup of coffee each morning.
Now, I can’t imagine lasting all the way to lunch on that alone. Seriously, how did I do that?! What nutritional benefits were these providing me? Answer: none!
I’m aware that dumping cake batter into my oats, while delicious, isn’t the ultimate in perfect nutrition, but I don’t enjoy those every morning. For the most part, I try to incorporate foods with fiber & protein – ones that have staying power – into my breakfast each morning, so that I can make it to lunch without having that “OMGI’MSTARVING” moment.
On a totally un-related note, I wanted to quickly share my dinner from last night – prepared by Chris. (Love that!)
This meal reminded me of summer, which was a perfect pick-me-up after the dreary, rainy day we experienced yesterday.
A simple burger topped with a slice of white cheddar & a squirt of ketchup + mustard.
To go on the side, Chris whipped up this tomato-cucumber-feta salad from Food.com. The flavors were really good, but next time we both agreed we should cut back on the olive oil… it was swimming (as you can see in the pictures)!
Off to tackle a few to-dos before bedtime! Hope this week is treating you well so far.
Have you made any major changes to your eating habits over the last few years? Share!