Do you ever find yourself in a food rut? I feel like I’m in one right now. Though it’s not a rut that I’m looking to get out of anytime soon– I’m loving each and every bite!
I have a tendency to go through phases with what I eat, craving the same few things over and over again until I completely burn myself out on them and move on to something new. Right now, I’m in a chocolate smoothie and creamy salad phase. I could eat them everyday… and lately, I have been!
As it turns out, this may not be an uncommon practice. I recall reading that one of the habits of “highly successful and fit” people is that they eat virtually the same few meals over and over again. As long as you’re getting a variety of nutrients (by changing up your leafy greens, vegetables, protein sources, etc.) I guess this approach isn’t necessarily a bad thing– it creates a habit, which can make healthy eating practically effortless!
Below are the foods I’ve been habitually enjoying lately.
Morning: Fresh vegetable juice, including a whole cucumber, several carrots, 1/2 of a large Fuji apple, celery, ginger, and lemon.
Late Morning: Chocolate Superfood Shake. (Seriously, I have this shake 5-6 times a week– it’s so good. I’m glad to hear that many of you are enjoying it now, too!)
Afternoon: Large romaine salad tossed in Creamy Jalapeno Dressing (recipe in my cookbook), followed by half of a Hail Merry Chocolate Almond Butter Tart– these were on sale at Whole Foods this week, so I bought two!
Late Afternoon: The other half of that Hail Merry tart. I meant to save it for tomorrow, but it was just too good to resist.
Evening: A large romaine salad topped with raw cheddar, bell peppers, and Everyday Basil Vinaigrette (also from the cookbook), followed by 3 fried eggs topped with nutritional yeast and half a pound of sautéed cabbage– both cooked in a generous amount of coconut oil.
Reader Feedback: Do you find yourself eating the same few things over and over, too? If so, what are your favorites right now?