Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WIAW: A Test on Eating Out

I ate out a lot this weekend. This is not typical. If I do go out, I'll pick somewhere like Greenleaf Chopshop to ensure the quality and healthiness of the food. When I'm thrown a curve ball, I make good choices that don't make me feel guilty. That's a big deal.

I'm also happy to break away from my "orthorexia," if you believe in it or not. Meg just wrote a couple of posts on eating intuitively, which I'm on the fence about because I typically don't eat enough. However, after my weekend of eating, I find that I do eat enough now. Yay.

On Friday, I went to Slater's 50/50, my favorite burger joint. I went with the turkey burger with veggies sans bun. Of course, I ordered a beer but was pretty disappointed by it.

On Saturday, my family went to The Cheesecake Factory for Chinese New Year's Eve dinner. I navigated the award-winning "worst food" restaurant by ordering a skinny mojito and ahi capraccio, essentially thiny sliced ahi tuna with avocado pesto drizzled on top.

I had some time on Monday to roam around. I ended up sleeping in, going to PiYo, and roaming around Fashion Island. I ate a single Caribbean chocolate French macaron from 'lette and a panko-crusted grilled fish taco from Bear Flag Fish Company. They're touted as one of the best in the country - I just don't like corn tortillas.

Today, and it's just Tuesday, I ate small to prep for dinner at Rockin Crepes with my cousin and his friends. No pictures unfortunately. I chose the ZZ Top: chicken, tomatoes, sweet onions, Swiss, and hot sauce. I got a drink because they actually had Fox Barrel blackberry pear cider on tap.

I was just thinking about it over the weekend!

Okay, so Meal Plan Monday Tuesday/What's For Dinner is a couple days late but it was a holiday weekend! I started this post and never finished but wanted to share some foods I found on Pinterest. :)
Did you know how hard it is to buy ripe bananas??! I went to several stores and all of them had green bananas! So I bought a bunch of bananas and am waiting patiently so I can make some banana-y meals.


This makes 4 meals!

Just a thought

More possible. It's my usual oatmeal protein pancake with some lemon Chobani and poppy seeds.

I've made this before and wouldn't mind reintroducing it. Does require more work.

I still haven't made these.

Fiber One Honey Squares

Source: via Julie on Pinterest

I got a bag of sunflower seeds in my NatureBox but don't eat them plain.

What are your favorite foods to eat when you go out?


  1. Happy WIAW! I like your Pinterest recipes, I have printed several of the same recipes :-) I will have to try Slater's 50/50, thanks for the tip.

    1. I'll find you on Pinterest since we seem to like the same foods!

  2. WOW! I really shouldn't be looking at this when I am so hungry! SOOO YUM - ALL OF IT! :)

  3. Everything looks so good! And those Oh She Glows oats? Yum! Thanks for sharing:)

    1. Yes they are! I can't wait to make them!

  4. Whenever I go out, I feel guilty about ordering something I really want, end up with the happy option and am never satisfied. Sometimes I like to have veggie options, turkey burger, salads. I do love the Counter's salad options with different burger and side options! :)

  5. Right now I have to say that MEXICAN is my favorite to eat out! I can't get enough of it, for some reason. I usually go for ethnic choices, since I feel I can make most other things on my own. Except beer. Bummer that you got a disappointing one! Nothing better than a good beer.