Just finished quiet time and am here with the second day of my #31DaysofEats Challenge. Hey, if you all want to share your eats too, post them on Insta (in your feed or story) and use the hashtag above. Make sure to tag @paigeschmidt too so I get a notification and can see/share your post in my story!
I’m doing this challenge for myself in a simple effort to share more daily intuitive/non-diet eats with all of you. These post are my *most* requested and the *most* missed when I don’t share them.
Before we dive in, I want to remind us all that these posts are not for comparison. Rather, these posts are here to provide you with inspiration for food ideas and to give YOU the freedom and permission to listen to YOUR BODY as I listen to mine, apart from food rules or dieting.
Thank you so much for being here and I hope you enjoy! Leave a comment when you finish reading!
Yesterday morning started off with quiet time and blogging where I shared the first post of the next 31 days of eats with you. That was followed by email and other work until about 10:00 AM, when I paused to make this quiet breakfast: an egg on top of a piece of brown rice toast.
When I make an egg like this I like to pretend like I’m making an over-medium egg and then right before I flip it, I break apart the yolk with a spatula so it’ll be 100% cooked and flat when it’s done. Perfect to throw on a slice of toast and walk out the door with.
I’m continuing to document my adventure and challenge to myself with putting on actual, but still incredibly comfy, clothes each day. Two days guys, we’re on a roll! (I talked more about dressing for how you want to feel in yesterdays post)
After I got dressed I went on a little solo adventure to Home Goods, Target and Trader Joe’s. Yesterday was my sweet mamas 64th birthday. For those who may not know, my mama went to heaven just about a year ago (where’d time go?). I wrote about that here. Here’s a favorite photo (there are MANY) of her.
My mom had given me a Home Goods gift card the last time she visited me in SLO, right about this time last year. I hadn’t used it since that visit, where I had boughten a few margarita cups for us to make drinks at home (which she barely touched but looked adorable trying).
I got a few things to place around my office while there this time. I love these new things because they will forever remind me of her – she bought them for me. I didn’t check prices, I just picked out what spoke to me most. Wanna know what was sweet? There was $36 on the card and it came out to $36. Chills.
I got home from the grocery story about half an hour before my first session. I unloaded everything, got myself settled and then had one of these spring rolls before I sat down for my client session. I ate the other after our call. These are so fresh and yummy! The peanut sauce is divine!
During my session I drank more of my “chicken tea” which I also teased about in yesterdays post. I know I know it sounds gross, but don’t hate. I am so in love with this savory combo right now. It feels so warm and comforting through the day. If you like drinking the broth of your soup, you’d like this!
Here’s the combo: yogi ginger tea and the tiniest bit of this chicken bouillon soup base from Wildtree. It’s so good! (I laugh every time I talk about it because I can’t imagine what some of you are thinking about this recommendation.)
In the late afternoon while I was still working I cracked open these other two snacks I picked up at TJ’s. Oh my gosh… if you’re an olive lover like me, this hummus is so good! I also love these savory thin crackers. They’re so crunchy and perfect with hummus.
I wanted to show you all this sweet little canvas sign I picked up at Target for $1. It’s hanging in my office to remind me to have fun this year. To learn new things, to be open to new adventures, to ask for things I’ve never asked for before, etc… It’s pretty ZESTY (my word for 2018, which I talk about here) right?
I wrapped up work around 5:00, showered, got into PJ’s, and relaxed for a bit. When Marco got off work he let me know he was going to hit the gym before coming home, so I knew I had a while until dinner if I wanted to eat with him. I made this bowl of split pea soup (remade from TJ’s) to tide me over.
For dinner I made this pizza! One of you wrote in on Instagram, where I shared I was making this, “Thank you for posting real food today and not a new diet like so many others.” No shame for whatever you’re choosing to eat, but I really appreciated this. Thanks to YOU for being excited about not having food rules.
This pizza is: cauliflower crush from TJ’s, pesto (see photo below), green olives, roasted red bell peppers, marinated artichokes, goat cheese, prosciutto, arugula, and then once it came out of the oven I added a few tomatoes (I much prefer fresh tomatoes to roasted).
The salad on the side is the pre-made Greek salad from TJ’s. Super yummy!
Oh, and if you’re thinking “I wish my husband would eat things like this with me” Marco did not eat *this* pizza with me. I made him a pepperoni one at the same time (literally from a TJ’s box – just stuck it in at the same time, easy and no extra work for me).
Here’s the new pesto I tried from TJ’s and oh my gosh. I will forever be a fan. Best pesto. AND it spreads so perfectly onto a pizza crust. It’s not oily at all so it works really well as a pizza sauce. Try it!
Thank you all so much for being here and enjoying these daily eats posts with me! I’d love to hear from you! What are you committed to this year? Here are a few things that I think are super inspirational, which we’re committing to in Finally Free Program:
- Going through all 12 coaching videos + finishing out the lesson worksheets
- Decluttering our Instagram feeds of anything that doesn’t feel good
- Donating uncomfortable clothes and buying a few new items that fit WELL and feel great
- Committing to becoming best friends with our intuitions vs. creating new rules for ourselves (one of my favs!)
Leave a comment below! I’d love to hear from you. Are you enjoying these daily eats posts? Is there anything here that you’d like to try making at home? What books are on your reading list this year?