I have one more day of Orange County fun to share, but I decided to postpone that until tomorrow so I could share with you this week’s CSA box contents.
I’m definitely having thoughts of some kind of potato leek soup. The citrus is going to be snack food…my co-worker had an orange yesterday and said it was fabulous. I will be having a grapefruit as a snack momentarily. Not sure what to do with the fennel….I’ve never had it before. Thoughts? What about exciting things to do with butternut squash? Last time I made soup, which was excellent, but I got tired of it and had to freeze some. Not sure in what direction to take my squash in this time.
All suggestions are welcome!
In other food related news, I think I’m back to food journaling. Lately it has come to my attention that I’ve been eating really poorly. Part of that was having friends in town and then going out of town myself. Those sorts of things lead to bad (or rather, extravagant…) choices. I’ve been feeling sluggish and run down over the last week, so I’ve decided to return to my nutrition watching roots using the SparkPeople nutrition tracker. Don’t get me wrong. This isn’t about restricting or eliminating holiday food fun. I’m still going to have Christmas cookies and Starbucks holiday drinks. I’m not only doing this to watch my calories….it’s more about watching my portions and not letting junk food slip through the cracks, forgotten. I can pat myself on the back for eating tons of squash and greens, but if I eat an entire family sized bag of Funions in between meals, then it’s hardly a victory, you know what I mean?
Being aware is half of the battle!
Recipe Suggestions? Feelings on Holiday eating patterns? Hit me up in the comment section!