One of the interesting parts of blogging is being able to go back and read about what life looked like over the past years. It’s been funny seeing my eating habits change and evolve overtime. College days were littered with 100-calorie-everything. Post-college life was an attempt at veganism, which is where I really learned how to cook. When a desire for dairy won out, I started cooking new dishes with cheese and obsessing over Greek yogurt. I followed the Tone It Up plan for a while. This past year, I’ve brewed kombucha, shaved Brussels sprouts and tried grits for the first time. I’ve relaxed my eating habits quite a bit over the past year or two and it’s funny the way your body can adjust. I thought for sure I’d gain weight. Carbs! Scary! Yet here I am, 10lbs lighter and leaving a fear of calories in the dust. Life is funny that way.
So I thought I’d share a little bit of what my meals looked like a year or two ago compared to today.
I used to be a smoothie addict. It was almost always banana, soymilk, peanut butter, and protein powder. While I still enjoy them, I’ve started eating Greek yogurt and blueberries for breakfast most of the time. It’s what I’ve been craving and I don’t see that going away anytime soon!
I used to only eat salads for lunch. I felt like I had to. While I still enjoy getting in my greens at the cafeteria salad bar, I don’t think of it as a rule. Sometimes I’ll get soup with some pita and hummus. Many times, it’s leftovers from dinner the night before!
Before I started dating Alex, dinner was less of an event. It tended to be vegetable heavy like the baked spaghetti squash above. I would also snack a lot afterwards. These days, I try to make more interesting dishes for dinner. I’m not afraid to actually use oil in the frying pan (“non-stick spray” just isn’t the same). Dinner tends to be a bigger meal (like the slow cooker lasagna pictured above. Oh my gosh- pasta!) but then I’m done. Sometimes I’ll have a glass of wine afterwards, but usually I’m pretty satisfied.
Who knows how things will change in the next year or two! Right now, I’m loving where things are.
How have your meals changed over the past years?
Linking up to What I Ate Wednesday.