It’s rare that I repeat a meal.
Variety is one of the keys to staying on track. I know this is different for everyone, but if I don’t stay entertained by what I’m eating it’s not pretty. Which is why I’m shocked by this story about a woman eating nothing but Starbucks for a YEAR.
The 40-year-old woman, Beautiful Existence, is a mother of two. Yes, that’s her legal name. She still cooked for her kids, but – even on holidays – only ate Starbucks food.
She said she spent $500-$600 a month on meals, and ended up saving money and losing weight. Her first non-Starbucks meal? Fish and chips from Seattle restaurant chain.
I would’ve done a lot better than that after year of bagels!
This WIAW I did not eat at Starbucks. I did repeat a meal, and for that I am ashamed. Kidding, kidding.
Read on for my eats, and then check out Jenn’s blog for everyone else’s delicious creations!
Mexican Chicken Soup, was on tap this week for meal prep. I wanted to share the recipe today but didn’t have time to take
good decent pics. Monday! I will say that it’s very good, it made a TON, and its thick ‘n hearty. I should probably call it chili…
Crab was 20% off this week at the market! It’s one of my favorite seafood items, so I stocked up. This crab salad had a dressing made from nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and wasabi. I stilled it with broccoli, sunchokes, and cilantro. Unpictured were some dried wasabi edamame seeds
I ate the Korean Sweet Potato topped with cinnamon for dessert. They are so fantastically sweet!
Did I mention that soup recipe made a ton? Two-a-days:
Dinner may look sparse. I made Sablefish and my BBQ Cauliflower Bites to go on top of an arugula salad. I was saving room for dessert: cocoa-roasted kabocha topped with peanut flour sauce (I get my peanut flour on iHerb - use discount code USO924 for $5-10 off your order) and cacao nibs.
The kabocha dessert was just round 1. For my midnight snack, I wanted cake. This chocolate chip masterpiece came complete with chocolate icing, rice whipped cream (farmer’s market find!), and flax seeds.
The coolest part about this recipe is the fact that I used cottage cheese in it. Cottage cheese melts when it’s heated. It melted into this cake and formed a marshmallow-esqe filling. Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cake. It’s better than Starbucks.
Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cake
- 1 T whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 T coconut flour
- 1 T (~8g) vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 C liquid egg whites
- 3T cottage cheese
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp mini chocolate chips
- 1 T unsweetened almond milk
- Stevia, to taste
- Optional topping: 1 T cocoa powder, 1 T pumpkin puree, Stevia and almond milk to preference
Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl. Stir in wet ingredients, followed by chocolate chips.
Pour into a sprayed microwave-safe bowl and microwave 1:20 mins.
Top as desired. Consume.
I just realized next Monday is a holiday for those of us in the US. Woo hoo!!!
Do you repeat meals or strive for variety?
What one food could you eat everyday?