What I Ate: My Go-To Meals


 A recap of All The Meals!!!! And a few weight reduction discuss. If weight reduction is triggering to you, please skip this put up! 

KERF was once a meals diary of every little thing I ate.

To today, once I inform folks I’ve a diary of every little thing I ate for five years they take a look at me like I’m loopy. It’s additionally bizarre to me that this weblog is 15 years outdated so the life-style posts outnumber the meals diaries 2:1. I nonetheless really feel probably the most id with these early posts!

For a few years I’ve lived the intuitive consuming life. I haven’t weighed myself, tracked energy or macros, or actually given any thought to my meals aside from a really normal “select one thing wholesome that makes me really feel good.” 

After having Mazen, when he was about 2, I did undergo an intentional consuming section the place I “misplaced the infant weight.” (I put that in quotes as a result of I HATE that phrase, however that’s primarily what it was.) I can’t fairly bear in mind how lengthy this section was, however I take into consideration six months. A gaggle of mother pals and I had a purpose to “get more healthy” and the teamwork was nice. I stayed at that weight for one more 4ish years till I acquired pregnant with Birch. 

I had a child….after which there was the pandemic.

A yr of postpartum rebalancing led into the pandemic of lacking my favourite fitness center courses, boredom consuming, and a every day glass of wine behavior. Then pile on the senseless snacking that comes together with having a toddler end half a PB&J, quesadilla, or cup of goldfish. And carrying nothing however athleisure for 2 years. 

All this to say, a couple of weeks in the past I actually simply had a single lightbulb second of “I want I felt extra like I did 5 years in the past.” 

Mind Area

I’ve talked earlier than about how the house in my mind has shifted to being all about me (in my 20s) to rather more youngsters and enterprise centered in my 30s.

My lightbulb second was that I’d wish to dedicate a bit extra of my mind house again to well being. 

This isn’t a giant proclamation that I’m going to “lose 10 kilos!! OMG!” or make any dramatic adjustments to my food regimen (you’ll by no means see me to something that cuts out meals teams, like keto). However since I do know lots of you might be additionally health-minded, I wished to share with you all my intentional concentrate on a more healthy consuming plan!

The adjustments I’m making:

  • a stronger concentrate on aware consuming (particularly associated to afternoon snacking with the children)
  • easy meals journaling (for me, meals journaling has all the time gone hand and hand being aware. Write it down = give it house in your mind)
  • prioritizing veggies and different nutrient-dense meals, particularly for snacks (for the children too!) 
  • actually engaged on my wine behavior (sticking to eating places and weekend days solely; swapping in non-alcoholic decisions once I’m craving a drink for the sake of getting one thing enjoyable to drink)
  • preserving sugar to “value it” occasions like birthday cake or ice cream downtown vs. ice cream on the sofa 

Are any of you feeling like you may use a shift in direction of well being? 

What I Ate: My Go-To Meals

Even though KERF is now not a meals diary, I nonetheless take quite a lot of photographs of our meals out of behavior! So within the spirit of wholesome consuming, right here’s a photograph dump of lots of my latest go-to meals! 


Inexperienced Smoothies

Half the mornings now we have inexperienced smoothies! One blender; 4 members of the family. The same old is banana, complete milk, vanilla protein, some sort of berry or frozen fruit (mangos, strawberries), and a giant handful of child spinach.


Espresso baked oatmeal become creamy oatmeal with some milk! Plus PB on prime. 


You may dwell a wholesome life and eat bagels! We purchase them contemporary from Bodos and use whipped cream cheese. Bagels surprisingly maintain me probably the most filled with all of my breakfasts, oatmeal and eggs included. Smoothies maintain me the least full. Attention-grabbing! 

Exhausting Boiled Eggs

Love HBEs for breakfast as a result of there aren’t any dishes to do!! I’ll make a dozen sooner or later and eat all of them week for breakfast, lunches, and snacks. Plus PEACH! 

Yogurt Bowls

One other nice no-mess breakfast, and one among my favorites when summer season fruit is ripe! Plus granola on prime. 


Omelet or Scramble

One in every of my go-to lunches if I’m not within the temper for a salad. Add veggies and cheese. This one had a bit fancy ham from JM Inventory


A leftover corn + farro salad with rooster by way of Blue Apron. Excellent in a prep container for a fast lunch! 

Leftover enchiladas. Ate these like 4 meals in a row with a greek yogurt + scorching sauce aspect dip!

Canned Fish

This was really smoked herring! An fascinating lunch presentation however very tasty. I combined the herring with yogurt, a bit mayo, herbs, pickles, carrots, peppers, and spices. Served on crackers! 


In fact massive salads are an enormous lunch staple for me. This one had greens, broccoli, leftover salmon, caesar croutons, and sharp cheddar. No matter I’ve within the fridge goes on prime! 

Tasting Plates

We had been low on meals today, so I made a combo plate with two eggs, PB toast, and broccoli with ranch dip. 

Right here’s the ranch dip! I purchased these two from Feast! and so they had been fabulous for having extra uncooked veggies with lunch or as a snack and even joyful hour!


As talked about above, I’m engaged on breaking the behavior of wanting a glass of wine with dinner, and kombucha is 1,000% the reply for me. I like its tartness, it’s lighter than consuming juice, and served in a wine glass or can it seems like an alcoholic drink with none of the thrill. 

This new-to-me sort was particularly good!

Two Taco Evening!

Conventional beef tacos with cheese, peppers, jalapeños, creama, and lettuce. 

Salmon with Summer season Veg

We used the Tastefully Easy Bayou Bourbon Glaze to marinate and bake this salmon. Tremendous delish! Get 10% off your order of Tastefully Easy sauces and spices by September with the code KE822.

The leftovers the subsequent night time! We’re nonetheless utilizing the “prepare dinner as soon as, eat twice” meal plan technique! 

Blue Apron

OMG this Blue Apron meal was soooo good! We’ve been bouncing round between Blue Apron and Howdy Contemporary making the most of all of the promos supplied (promos = free groceries!!) 


by way of Blue Apron. Wine on a weekend!

Low Nation Boil

It was enjoyable to make another person’s tackle a LCB! (See my recipe right here: Low Nation Boil.) Blue Apron‘s. had some feta and tzatziki sauce that made it actually good!

Corn + Farro Salad with Rooster

Noodles with Beef and Snow Peas

Tofu Curry with Veggies and Naan

Salmon, Rice, Broc with an Apricot Glaze

Sausage Soup

This soup was among the best I’ve EVER had!! Through Howdy Contemporary. 

Date Evening with Birch

T and I took B to the Fitzroy for dinner. I had the black garlic kale salad with shrimp! 

Particular Events

And since each good meal plan wants some treats…

Girls night time at Southern Crescent – this cocktail was out of this world. 

And Roasted Strawberry Pound Cake made by Nona!