Daily Eats: Chili Fries, Gratitude, and Rainy Days

Good-morning!

Today I am sharing two days of eats with you from my January #31DaysofEats Challenge. If you’d like to share your eats along with me post them on Instagram (in your feed or story) and use the hashtag above. Make sure to tag @paigeschmidt so I can see/share your post and regram it 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!

Day Eight

Soyrizo, potato, green bell pepper, avocado and egg breakfast burritos for the win!

Monday morning started out with quiet time, blogging to all of you (are you gals sensing a routine around here?), and breakfast with Marco. Soyrizo, potato, green bell pepper, avocado and egg breakfast burritos for the win!

Before running errands with Marco and walking to Starbucks, I managed to get dressed in real clothes, in the same thing I wore Sunday (it was clean, so why not!). Leftover outfits #reallife.

I did manage to get dressed in real clothes, in the same thing I wore Sunday (it was clean, so why not!). Leftover outfits #reallife. Ha! Marco and I ran some errands in the afternoon once I had finished work and then walked to Starbucks to get a hot cocoa and take my friend Asia coffee.

True rainy day coziness. I got cozy in PJ's, finished working from my laptop and enjoyed my hot cocoa. We watched a movie, lit candles and cozied up in fuzzy blankets.

And then… I came home and got cozy in PJ’s, finished working from my laptop and enjoyed my hot cocoa. This was true rainy day coziness. We watched a movie, lit candles and cozied up in fuzzy blankets.

Popcorn sounded like the perfect salty snack after my sweet hot cocoa.

I wasn’t quite hungry for lunch but wanted a little snack. Popcorn sounded like the perfect salty snack after my sweet hot cocoa. I had a few handfuls of this.

Chicken curry with A LOT of green beans (huge fan, hi!), rice and garlic naan bread for dinner. Oh, and some avocado! Mmm, so good!

For dinner we had chicken curry with A LOT of green beans (huge fan, hi!), rice and garlic naan bread. Oh, and some avocado! Mmm, so good!

I made this in the CrockPot: two large chicken breasts (cubed), a full bag of frozen green beans, two bottles of yellow curry, and a can of full-fat coconut milk. I set it for low for 5 hours, but the last two hours I kicked it up to high to insure that it would be done in time. So good!

Day Nine

Two scrambled eggs, two slices of brown rice toast (sourdough for M) and olive hummus on the side (craving! for our breakfast).

I really, really recognize that this pile of hummus is anything but appetizing. Sorry for the photo! Ha… but for breakfast on Tuesday we had two scrambled eggs, two slices of brown rice toast (sourdough for M) and I had olive hummus on the side (craving!).

A note to remind me to be grateful that I am alive. every. single. day. I keep saying to myself "today is a gift."

After breakfast I got back to work, and while I was checking in on our Finally Free Program FB community, I came across another article from a young girl named Holly, who just passed last Thursday.

Her letter to humanity struck me, so much. So I wrote myself this note to remind me to be grateful that I am alive. every. single. day. I keep saying to myself “today is a gift.”

You can read her letter here on my FB or here on hers. Share your thoughts with me, if you do!

Even after I wrote this note, when I ended work yesterday I found myself on Instagram and noticed that I was spiraling down a path of comparison to someone else’s “get up and go” life adventure. I had to really pause, pull back, and bring myself back to feeling grounded and appreciating what I have.

Isn’t wild how fast our minds can spin into a world of comparison? If this happens to you, I hope you find comfort in knowing that it happens to all of us. The magic is made when you can notice that this is happening and instead of letting it drive you mad, learn to step back and recognize all that you have.

Comparison is the thief of joy. Don’t let it take the drivers seat. It’ll always come up, but you always have the option to set it back down.

Chips and salsa (fav!) to start our lunch at Taco Rico in SLO.

For lunch Marco and I went out to a place called Taco Rico in SLO. We weren’t in the mood for anything we had at home and going out sounded great. To start, chips and salsa (fav!).

Three steak tacos with onion and cilantro. YES. Totally hit the spot. 

For my meal: three steak tacos with onion and cilantro. YES. Totally hit the spot. After lunch we went to Costco to get Marco food that he can take to work. He said “I keep getting jealous when I see co-workers with their cool Costco meals.” Ha! So we went 🙂

Once we got home I tucked myself back into my office for a few hours of work before wrapping up for the day. This week is a “creation week” for me which means it’s all about office/creative work and a few Discovery Sessions. Client sessions are next week.

Turkey chili and french fries for dinner. Both are from TJ's - turkey is canned, fries come frozen. Super easy and tasty.

For dinner we had turkey chili and french fries. Both are from TJ’s – turkey is canned, fries come frozen. Super easy and tasty. We’ve had these things on hand for a couple weeks now and I hadn’t been in the mood to eat this meal until yesterday.

Other news + updates:

  • We added in a new contact form in for you to request a Discovery Session with me on this page here (it’s working now, yay!)
  • Simi’s book, Letting Go of Leo, came out yesterday! It’s incredible and I definitely recommend it! Buy it here. It sort of reminds me of how “It Was Me All Along” or “For the Love” are set up. Relatable stories that make you feel so connected to the author. You’ll laugh a lot, too!
  • My Pinterest got a facelift, go follow it if you enjoy Pinterest! It’s sort of my blog, organized. Pretty cool! Ana from The She Approach is the one who worked her magic, she’s great!

Thank you so much for being here. Leave a comment below! I’d love to hear your thoughts or any questions you have.

Love, Paige
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  • karlee

    Would you ever do a post about what Marco brings to work for the week? Or have him on as a guest poster!? I work in an office and I want to know what these cool Costco meals are! Sometimes my biggest struggle is having satisfying meals that I can have on the go.. it’d be easy if I could stay home and just make whatever I wanted with the ingredients I have. Thanks!

    • Hi Karlee, I’ll see if he’d be up for guest posting – that’d be pretty darn entertaining 😉 For now, I’ll share that this week he bought: boiled eggs, protein bars, protein drinks (they’re boxed from Costco), a yogurt, and a little frozen chicken pot pie (which is what his co-worker had that he was jealous of). Hehe. I hope that helps! I used to work out of the house and definitely have some experience packing lunches to-go. You might like this post: http://www.paigeschmidt.com/the-perfect-container-to-pack-a-school-lunch/

  • Casey Sementilli

    I love how you truly eat according to how you feel. Im really trying to work on that. Sometimes Im just not in the mood for dinner or lunch and end of eating it anyway out of habit and just because its “dinner time” or “lunch time” also where do you get your sour dough bread from?

    • Thank you so much Casey! I appreciate you noticing that – it’s true! I love that you’re working on that. It’s so freeing, and so rewarding! My favorite places to buy sourdough are from Costco or Whole Foods, depending on who is carrying my favorite kinds: Brian’s Bread or San Luis Sourdough. I hope you find them – they’re wonderful!

  • Jenny Cavanagh

    Wow, all of your meals look especially tasty.

    • Thank you Jenny! My favorite meal was the curry! 🙂