Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mood Food

I woke up this morning feeling terrible.  I had this pain my neck (slept funny?) and I just did not want to start the day, at all.  And to top it off I dropped a big box of paper on my foot yesterday at work and I think I broke my middle toe, womp womp!  Anyway, I think my general blahness this morning was partly to do with yesterday's eats.  Although I did get some watermelon and green beans in, my lunch consisted of two slices of pizza.  For dinner we went out with Dave's parents for his birthday (which is Thursday!).  We ate at Cheeseburger in Paradise, a Jimmy Buffet owned/themed restaurant in Exton.

We all shared a fried pickle appetizer and the triple D - guacamole, queso, and a crab and spinach dip with chips.  Both were very tasty, especially with the peach mango mojito I was drinking!  For dinner I got the island quesadilla (pulled chicken, cheddar and jack cheeses, crimini mushrooms, balsamic applewood smoked bacon, drizzled with avocado cream) with teriyaki broccoli as my side.  The quesadilla was ok, I mean it was good but didn't really wow me.  The broccoli was surprisingly good.  I left feeling uncomfortably full (I only ate half of my quesadilla!) and wanting to take a nap.  Food coma!

I got home thinking about what I would eat for the rest of the week so I whipped up a pasta dish using some veggies I had at Dave's and some leftover from last week's healthy grocery trip.  I ended up sauteing some asparagus, carrot, squash, zucchini, and green onion in garlic and butter and putting it in some garden vegetable pasta with some alfredo and parmesan cheese.  I know alfredo isn't exactly good for me, but I tried to use a small amount and I felt ok about it since all those veggies are packed in, including in the pasta.  Cooking was the last thing I wanted to do when I got home, but I'm really trying to plan ahead to get the good stuff in my diet and save some cash!

Do you notice your food affecting how you feel?  How do you beat the morning blahs?


  1. I can tell a definite difference when I eat healthy and when I eat "mood food". The other night B and I ordered from Goomba's and even though it was yummy, I felt turned off from it because it just felt heavy and made me feel lethargic. Healthy food always makes me feel energized!

  2. I love Cheeseburger & Paradise! And well all of Jimmy Buffet's restaurants! Margaritaville has a sweet volcano that goes off.


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