It’s been a while since I’ve done a What We Ate Wednesday, and there’s a very good reason for that–and it may just be my biggest downfall as a blogger who writes about food and eating: I can’t remember to take photos of what I eat. Or what my kids eat. Or what my husband eats. Or maybe I remember after the plates are already cleaned, or I remember to snap photos of breakfast and lunch and forget everything else.
Taking photos of what I eat doesn’t come naturally. And to be honest, it never stops feeling weird. Maybe I’m showing my age here, but I feel silly taking a photo of my meal at a restaurant or at a friend’s house. My family and close friends are so removed from the blogging world that whenever I’ve pulled out my phone to take a picture of my food, I feel like they’re watching me with a mixture of confusion and annoyance. Even I’m kind of confused and annoyed by it. And when I take photos of the food my kids are eating, it has just felt disruptive.
So in short, this is going to be my last What We Ate Wednesday. Let’s celebrate with ice cream!
Breakfast was, per usual, a smoothie. This one was one cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, two chocolate milk ice cubes, one frozen banana, a spoonful of natural peanut butter, and a shake of cinnamon.
For lunch I had a big salad with greens (there are some shaved Brussels sprouts hiding under there too), tuna, strawberries, crumbled blue cheese, and Everyone Loves This Vinaigrette, along with an iced tea out of one of these fun vintage glasses my mother-in-law got at an auction. I can totally picture Marcia and Jan Brady drinking Tang from these glasses, can’t you?
With my salad, I also ate lots of watermelon and blueberries.
A couple hours later, I had a mix of raw almonds and dried cranberries. I measure this out (one-quarter cup each) or I’m liable to mindlessly overeat this combo. I have to include our dog Hopper in these posts because he’s always following me around when I’m carrying food.
Later, I had some peanut butter filled pretzels at my desk. These are one of my favorite snack items at ALDI (see the rest of the list here: 20 More Favorite Things To Buy At ALDI).
For dinner, we had the leftover burgers, hot dogs, and local sausage from our Fourth of July cookout, plus strawberries and twice-baked potatoes. I only had half the burger but ate everything else.
After dinner, we took a family walk to the ice cream shop, and I got a single scoop of Peanut Butter ‘n Chip on a sugar cone.
That’s it! Thanks for coming along with me on this strange ride. My goal with these posts was to share what real life looks like for us. Follow me on Instagram, where I share food photos when I remember to take them.
And if you haven’t already seen them, here are some What We Ate Wednesday posts featuring my husband and kids: