2011 Eats!

After all the eating I did over the holidays, my thighs are rebelling just a tiny bit! I’m typically pretty good about eating when I’m hungry, etc., but that did not happen this holiday season. Instead, I ate EVERYTHING. Because I prefer not to pour myself into my jeans, I’m attempting to get myself in check with some healthier eats this week.

Like the other night, I ate salmon.

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I don’t even like salmon. You know you’ve overdone it with rich food when your body craves something you don’t even like! This was really good, though. I may have to rethink my relationship with salmon. Maybe.

I also had a pile of veggies to go with it.

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I’m hoping that putting some healthier foods in the tank will make me crave more healthy foods instead of eating half a dozen cookies followed by a candy bar chaser. Not that that’s happened or anything . . . 😉

Fortunately, my workouts aren’t slacking thanks to this puppy:

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I am in love. Seriously. Me and this Garmin? We’re having a thing. So much so that I had to take myself out for 5 slushy miles the other day. I knew it was snowing, but it looked so soft and pretty out my window.

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In reality? Not so much. The snow was literally pelting me in the face and my shoes were soaked by the time I got done, but I sort of loved every minute. I’m also blaming the stupid quickness of this run on the fact that I really really wanted it to be over!

Wednesday, it was freezing, so I gave up the Garmin for the day and hit the treadmill. My stomach was NOT having it, though, and I had to call it quits before I even hit 3 miles. I even jumped off the treadmill once to go to the bathroom mid-run just for Paula, but I still felt crappy. Yesterday’s run was slightly better, but not great, so I took today off from running, and I’m planning on a long run tomorrow morning with the group. I need someone else’s energy to get me going.

Anywho, since it’s the end of the year and I’ve been eating like I’m on death row, I thought I’d share my favorite things I’ve eaten this year because in the blog world, that’s a normal thing to do. 😀 I’ve never kept track of my eats throughout the year, so this was actually kind of fun to look back on.

Without further ado . . .

Eggless Cookie Dough

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This was one of the first things I ever posted! And then I proceeded to eat it every single day for a month. Not kidding. I’m sure I’ll be revisiting this addiction at some point.

Roasted Vegetable Salad

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Another one of my first posts! I could eat a roasted veggie salad at least twice a week. So stinkin’ good! I need to get some more of that Garlic Gold Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette!

Paninis

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Eggplant Mozzarella, Bagelwich Breakfast, BBQ Chicken, Raspberry, Mozzarella, & Thyme, and French Onion. Mmmmm . . . time to bring all that back!

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

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This is actually Courtney’s recipe, and I adore it. I love high volume foods with tons of flavor, and this one delivers!

Pirate Sauce

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Such a great recipe! Better on chicken than pork, I think, but so delicious!

The DAC

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To celebrate my new job, my parents took me to the Detroit Athletic Club over the summer. It was one of the best meals I’ve ever had! Maybe I can convince them to take me back for my birthday!

Roasted Acorn Squash with Apples & Sausage

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I know Karolina’s a big fan of this one! If you haven’t tried it yet, do yourself a favor and make is ASAP. Perfect winter comfort food!

Stuffed Sole

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My dad is an awesome cook. The end.

Lemony Chicken Gyro

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My God, that was good. You may be seeing that again soon! 🙂

Stay tuned for tomorrow when I’ll share some of my favorite things I did this year (get your mind out of the gutter)!

What was the best thing you ate in 2011?

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5 thoughts on “2011 Eats!

  1. Why is the blueberry crisp not on that list? And why can’t I ever forget about that?
    I’m certainly happy that you tried the old number-2-in-the-middle-of-your-run trick. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes the #2 is just a workout in itself. < —- you're welcome

  2. So much fantastic food. I think I need to try the eggless cookie dough- YUM! I am such a fan of that squash, and was explaining it to another person today! Have a great last day of 2011!

  3. I literally think about that french onion soup sandwich all.the.time since you put up that post, but I’ve yet to make it. I should put THAT on my things to do in 2012 🙂

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