WIAW~Almost Finished Celebrating

So as I seem to do every week, I love to participate in What I Ate Wednesday, the fun time started by Jenn at Peas & Crayons.  Be sure to visit and see what everyone is doing to get back on track.  I am too, regardless of how my food looks this week!  I’m not sure if Jenn is cooking up a new theme, so I’m going with the standard this week.

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A leftover from New Year’s Day.  As we did on Christmas Day, we went out for Chinese food.  It wasn’t intentional, it just happened that way.  Different restaurant, different dish…this time Veggie Delight with brown rice.  Still one of my faves.

On Friday, Ralph and I went out to lunch with ladies I used to work with.  I was proud of myself because I researched on-line prior to going to know what  I could eat there.  Lucky for me, they had a beautiful salad bar, which they call a “produce bar.”  I love that.  I still tried to be on track because I was facing my weigh in on Saturday.



This was excellent!  So much so that I went back a second time to eat its twin.  Well worth the price and the travel time to get to this one!

Over the weekend, we went to the diner where I can get one of my favorite lunches…a veggie gyro.



It comes with a small Greek salad…you won’t get any argument from me on this.



This is not the best photo ever because the gyro was wrapped tighter than usual.  Didn’t make it any less messy 😉 but it still tasted good!  It is supposed to come with either fries or potato salad.  Both are very tasty at this diner, but I was being mindful of my food.  I requested cottage cheese in place of either of the other choices.  Up my protein and I don’t even have to think hard to count it into my day.  Very good.

Monday night found me getting back on track and into my mindset of eating right.    I went with one of my veggie combos.



Onions, garlic, an entire yellow squash, red bell pepper, cabbage, crock pot black beans, cottage cheese and topped with some Locatelli cheese.  Big, delicious and all I had to count were the beans, cottage cheese and grated cheese.  Sometime soon I have to talk about me and the amount of food I eat.  Recently someone thought that I was feeding several people out of one of these dishes.  No Just Me.

Now the Holidays are officially over.  I am officially back on track (and feeling really good about it!)  Going to try to get a little more creative with my food.  We all know that usually gets me into trouble! 😉

Be sure to stop over at Peas & Crayons to check out all of the delicious food everyone will be posting today.  It’s great fun, so don’t miss out and as always, please leave some comments!

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!  What are you eating today?!


28 responses to “WIAW~Almost Finished Celebrating

  1. I really believe if you are eating your own veggie creations, you really can’t have too much. I guess an entire crockpot in one sitting would be overload, but veggies are so low calorie and filled with so many nutrients and vitamins, I think they’re always a winner. Sometimes, I eat an entire head of cauliflower for dinner, with no remorse.
    Happy WIAW Fran!

    • Thank you, Meghan for making me not feel weird! Well, at least not about food! 😉 I’ve never done much with cauliflower. I think I need to roast it and then it would be good. I want to get into roasting veggies more often. Problem is that my oven is part of my storage system. Can’t wait to have a bigger kitchen with real cabinets and all!!

      • We’re all weird in one way or another so the trick is to embrace it and definitely not feel bad about it, which is easier said than done sometimes.
        I love roasted veggies, especially broccoli and cauliflower. It brings out a total different flavor and you get these great crispy bits. Mmm, even Ralph would agree. I have a few recipes on my blog, so clean out that oven so you can get cooking and ultimately eating.

      • I’ve made roasted brussel sprouts (one of Ralph’s favorite veggies) several times and he’s loved those. Need to find some and get myself roasting!!

  2. glad you had such fun meals out, fran! and yes – produce bar sounds much more interesting and varied than salad bar (so 70s, haha!).
    i am having pizza then later ice cream today!
    have fun experimenting in the kitchen! and yes, my salad bowls would be mistaken for being for a family of four – big salads are the best!

    • I’m feeling better about the whole larger is better thing, Cathy! I really should do a post on the issue of volume. It really is the way I stay on track. Ralph was lusting after pizza on Sunday, but I said no. Think I’ll have to suggest it for Saturday, ’cause I really would like one. Have a great day!!

  3. We had Chinese on Christmas, too! 🙂 It looks like your Asian restaurant has better veggie choices than the one near my mom’s house, though! [Lucky duck.]

    It appears you are a volume eater, Fran. Me too! I will eat my weight in veggies if given half a chance.

    • Sarah, I’m so excited to find so many people saying that. I need to do a post on the subject. Just couldn’t believe that someone thought my dinner was for more people than just me! We have two really good Chinese restaurants very close to us. They’re very nice and will adjust things for me. I especially love the one that has the vegetarian hot and sour soup…Yum…

  4. Happy WIAW! All you food looks so good and healthy. I have only ever had a chicken gyro, I will have to look for a veggie gyro. 🙂

  5. I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, but this is the first time I’ve commented. I’d love to see a post about being a volume eater. It seems like you and I have very similar eating habits…vegetarian volume eaters. 🙂 My partner makes fun of me because I always eat such huge salads, but I say it’s better to eat a giant bowl of salad than an entire pizza!

    • Hi Jessica! I’m so glad you commented! I know I eat big meals but I don’t even think about it anymore. Ralph doesn’t even comment on the difference in the size of our portions. He’s getting his meat so he doesn’t concern himself with my food. I need to go back to find the comment that sparked all of this, but it never crossed my mind that some thought this was for other people or a family. Cracked me up. I will write about it and I am so glad you let me you’re there. Have a great day and I hope to hear from you again, soon!

  6. kimathungryhealthygirl

    Your eats look delish! I’m trying to get back on track too! 😉

  7. Mmm, salads are the best thing ever for volume-eaters 🙂 I can totally put away enough food for three in one setting.

  8. That gyro looks fantastic! I’ve made a homemade version before, but never have I gotten the real thing in a restaurant. When I was finally old enough to drive, our local Gyro restaurant closed down 😦

    • Hi Madison! The day I had this I was telling my husband about a restaurant at a local mall where I used to get gyros. Don’t know if they had veggie ones because I was eating the regular then. I should go back just for fun to see! Have a great day!

  9. Looks like you had some delicious eats!

  10. Such yummy eats! Gyro and greek salad, awesome meal!!

  11. you’ve had some really good looking salads! and that gyro… i may have to have one now as my treat this weekend.

  12. Your food always looks so yummy!

  13. The stir fry and salad both look absolutely delicious! And I imagine that they’re both super healthy and diet friendly to boot!
    Have a great weekend Fran! xx

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