The green-eyed monster has struck.
Isn’t envy a deadly sin?
I see waffles everywhere. All the cool kids are posting pics on Instagram. I am big enough to admit… I’m jealous! I know I could purchase a waffle maker, but I just don’t have room for more in my kitchen. They aren’t really that different from pancakes and I can make those quite easily. (<–That’s what I keep telling myself.)
Then I saw this:
Taco Bell announced it is coming out with a waffle taco; the “AM Crunchwrap.” No, I don’t want Taco Bell. I’ve actually never eaten at Taco Bell. What I is to make my own Mexican waffle!!!
This weekend might bring a waffle maker to my house. This WIAW I (happily) settled for breakfast nachos.
This WIAW I felt a little scattered. Between a dentist appointment and work, I actually almost forgot to eat! Almost. Who could forget about a sandwich on pretzel bread?!
Read on for my eats, and then check out Jenn’s blog for everyone else’s delicious creations!
I followed my original method for the jicama chip base. Rather than using tofu in the recipe, I added protein with a mix of cottage cheese, nutritional yeast, cumin, and paprika.
I treated myself to an old favorite for lunch – Souper Jenny. Jenny and her crew make a fresh menu daily; it’s filled with soups, salads, and sandwiches.
When I saw the daily menu email, I couldn’t pass up the grilled chicken with avocado spread, tomato, pepper jack, and greens on a pretzel roll. I had a side salad with goat’s cheese, apple, and toasted pecans… and half a cookie (I shared with a co-worker – selfless portion control!).
Steak. I’ve been craving it like crazy lately! I seared a couple of filets to bring to work this week. I enjoyed it with snow peas and mustard dipping sauce (a surprise from Heather!).
I had this at work pre-workout. Swordfish with a roasted shiitake and roasted cauliflower tossed in vodka tomato sauce. It’s brown. There’s just no way of making that look pretty in tupperware. It was really good fuel though!
Carrot Cake Batter with some coconut flour to make it even more cake-like. Topped with cocoa powder sauce and sprinkles. Sprinkles are usually reserved for celebrations… but I’m having a rough time at work and I’m choosing to lighten things up with sprinkles. It’s as good a Valium, I’m sure…
Friday, Friday, Friday…
Do you prefer a sweet or savory breakfast? How about brinner?
What do you do to lighten things up when you’re stressed?