Soon to be a stranger to my kitchen

I looked at my calendar last night and realized that I’ll be eating out Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week. Eek 😳 My kitchen won’t recognize me when I’m back 😉 I’m going to try to eat a little cleaner at the meals I have more control over. This started today.

Breakfast: FFL english muffin with Barney Butter and a small banana

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Mid-morning snack: red grapes + chocolate mousse Crazy Camel hummus

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First bite:

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I guess the grapes were supposed to taste like cherries when covered in hummus, but guess what? They tasted like grapes! 😆 I thought this combo was too sweet actually, so I ate the grapes first, then slowly enjoyed the chocolate mousse. The stuff is so yummy! 😀

About 1.5 hours later, I went on a speedy 4 mile run – 8:26 average pace. Nice! :mrgreen:

Lunch: leftover pork tenderloin stuffed with goat cheese, dates and pecans + 1/3 giant sweet potato and sweet pea leaves/avocado salad.

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I’ve made this pork before here, and it turned Adam into a goat cheese lover. This is actually his favorite meal I make, and it’s so easy! It looked a little better at dinner the night before…

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Dinner: Ellie Krieger’s macaroni and 4 cheeses

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The photo is very orange and bluh looking but it’s a very delicious dish. I don’t think it really tastes like mac and cheese, per se. It is a cheesy sauce over macaroni but the winter squash makes the whole thing sweeter and the reasonable amount of cheese (reasonable = not a crazy amount) makes it less creamy and sinful than your average mac and cheese. I’ve made this before and will make it again, I’m just saying if you make it too, don’t expect a buttery/cheesy/creamy mac and cheese. It’s just a yummy meal in it’s own category, in my opinion. :)

Oh, I also stole a sip of Adam’s Malbec 😉

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Dessert was fun. My sister got us some Max Brenner chocolates and dishes for some holiday a while ago, and I found it while packing. It’s been way too long since we got this (sorry, Innz) but I was always trying to “be good” so we didn’t even put a dent in most of the stuff. It’s still good though! I assembled a little suckao (hot chocolate shot) for myself by lighting a candle and warming up some skim milk.

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Ready to sip:

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The spoon is the coolest! It has a straw built in:

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Yum! Better late than never, right? 😉

Hope your day is going well. I can’t believe the Healthy Living Summit activities are starting tomorrow. I’m getting really excited!! 😀

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11 comments to Soon to be a stranger to my kitchen

  • Eve

    Such delicious eats! First of all I love pork loin – and that looks like a recipe I must try! Secondly, I’ve been wanting to make Ellie’s mac & cheese – I think you just convinced me to try it soon. It won’t be like my very traditional baked full-fat mac & cheese that my husband requests all the time but I only make a few times a year, but something I could make more often!

  • K

    I love Ellie’s recipes!! She needs to put some newer ones on Food Network’s website so I can use them 😉

    I am dying to get my hands on the dessert hummus! Peanut butter hummus just sounds to die for!

  • Beautiful pictures!! Everything looks so good!!

    Are you joining in on some of the summit activities? I wish I could go :(

  • oooh where you eatin out?? =)

  • I’m so intrigued by this dessert hummus – it looks amazing!

    Also congrats on your 8 miler! I didn’t get a chance to comment earlier, but that’s a great accomplishment. Long runs are the best!

  • Hot chocolate shot….wow!
    I love eating out, but it definitely is frustrating that you can’t control your meals as much.

  • wow, that hot cocoa, dessert hummus, mac n cheese, stuffed pork… lots of good stuff!!

  • So jealous of your eats!

    Mac ‘n cheese AND a chocolate shot? Perfection!

  • Elina

    Eve – this pork tenderloin recipe is great! Definitely give it a try. And the mac and cheese is delicious too. Yeah, both are awesome :)

    K – I think you may be able to buy some of this stuff online. I am becoming a true addict. Seriously.

    Mandy A – yes, I’ll be going to the summit and of course joining in on all the extra curricular activities since I live in Boston 😉 Sorry you couldn’t make it this time. If it’s successful, there may be one next year (fingers crossed) 😀

    Dish Gal – it will be mostly summit related eating out. Not sure about the other places yet. I’ll be sure to keep you guys in the loop 😉

    Daria – thanks so much! I still feel so proud of myself. Hope I can continue increasing that mileage.

    Alison – I 100% agree. I love eating out but eating out many days in a row will likely not be a very waist friendly move. We’ll see how I do :mrgreen:

    Ttfn – yeah, it was a great day of eats :)

    Angieinatlanta – you can at least recreate the mac ‘n cheese part if Max Brenner chocolates aren’t available by you 😀

  • Mac and cheese and wine?! What a great night :) That spoon is awesome. It would be so perfect for smoothies :)

  • Elina

    Ooh, good call, Lara on the spoon! I’ll use it next time I make a green monster 😀

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