Nearly every ‘What I Ate Wednesday‘ post I’ve ever done is a documentation of my food on the Monday or Tuesday of that week. Cause to be completely honest, I’m a total procrastinator and that’s when it usually occurs to me that I sort of need some pictures of food if I want to participate in my beloved WIAW.
For awhile now, I’ve been meaning to have the foresight to snap away on a weekend day. I would by no means say that my diet undergoes a complete 180 on weekends, but there are often a fair share of changes. Eating becomes more social and that tends to translate to more treats, more drinks and more restaurants. And BOY do I embrace that!
So last Friday, I finally whipped out my camera and got chronicling! There was no alcohol or restaurant involvement on this particular day, but I did get to have dinner with some friends and eat something a bit out-of-the-norm for me.
Pancake Sandwich: whole wheat banana pancakes // Sunbutter with dark chocolate melted in
I’ll probably have trouble sleeping tonight if I don’t admit that I actually had carrot cake oats on this particular day. But I feel like I’ve shown you about a thousand and a half pictures of that, so I wanted to highlight another breakfast I’ve been loving. The pancake sandwich. Guys, you need this bad boy in your life. I just take two pancakes out of the freezer, slather some nut or seed butter between the two, and then tuck it into the fridge overnight. In the morning you’ve got yourself a little piece of heaven-to-go.
In case you’re wondering, I use this pancake recipe but sub 3/4 whole wheat flour and reduce the sugar a bit.
pan-fried black beans with mushrooms, onions and spinach//
couscous // avocado // lemon // hot sauce
I ran four miles in the morning and then came home to this lunch bowl of leftovers, which was so so good. I added a whole whack of mushrooms and spinach to these pan-fried beans and then mixed it with couscous, avocado, lemon and hot sauce. So many flavours and textures. I couldn’t stop taking spoonfuls of the beans from the fridge all day.
All mixed together.
My afternoon class got cancelled so I made my way downtown and parked myself at Kitsuné Espresso Bar to get some work done. I had really been looking forward to eating a big fat cookie but sadly they were all out of baked goods. But the incredible flat white made up for it. Loved this place and can’t wait to go back – although there are SO many cafés to try in Montreal that it’s almost hard to justify going to the same place twice!
I munched on an apple with a side of really cute townhouses on my way to my friend Chloé’s for dinner. On a side note – I must also apologize for the sudden deterioration in picture quality from this point forward. I was too concerned about enjoying the company and warm food!
When I got to Chloé’s apartment I was really hungry and immediately helped myself to some almond butter. I’m a really great guest.
When she saw me starting to take pictures, Chloé ran to put on her HOCKEY HELMET to be protected from the camera. It’s not easy being friends with a blogger, people.
Savoury Crêpes: apple + brie on the left // egg + havarti + caramelized onion on the right
Okay back to food – this dinner completely rocked my socks off. Chloé and her roommate made savoury crêpes and the combos they thought up (see above) were AH-MAZING. Cannot wait to make these again!
I have a bit of a tradition of taking a lollipop on my way out every time I leave Chloé’s. She gets them in France (I’ve never seen them here) and I cherish each one so. They make waiting for the Metro ten times more fun.
Green Monster: spinach // frozen banana // almond milk
When I made it back home I was craving a big green smoothie so that’s exactly what went down. I got into bed and under my covers to drink it to counteract the cold and it was heavenly.
So there’s a little Friday-day-in-the-life for you!
I feel like we’re often flashed with warnings to be cautious of social events and all the “bad” and “excess” food that tends to accompany them. Or we’re urged to not “waste the week’s hard work” by having an indulgent weekend. But ohhhh what a sad mindset I think that is. I wholeheartedly believe that our entire lives benefit from treating our bodies well most of the time, but the memories I get out of enjoying food with others (healthy or “not so healthy”) are worth so much more to me than having a calculated diet at all times. And more often than not, I find that a weekend of indulgences leaves me naturally reaching for vibrant fresh foods by the time Monday rolls around. Just yet another little piece of proof that everything balances out in the end.
I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! By the way, the WIAW link-up is over on Laura’s blog this week!
Do you feel like your diet changes much on weekends?
Are you a flat white fan?
Have you ever had savoury crêpes?