The Healing Power of Yolkporn

Hallow!

For the record, I’m saying that in my best Labryinth worm accent! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ok, since it’s NOT Wednesday, I feel I should give you guys some sort of warning before proceeding any further with this post…if you are hungry, you will probably want to gnaw your arm off before you get to the end. So yeah, maybe grab a snack first? Don’t worry, I’ll wait!

Ok, got it? Good! Let’s go!

So you know how they say a picture is worth 1000 words? Well, today I have about 40 bajillion for ya…yeah, let’s just gloss over the fact that I’m really bad at math. Like I mentioned yesterday, last week was pretty rough, but instead of trying to explain EVERYTHING, I’ll let the pictures help me out a bit!

It all started on Sunday with the opening of this little “gem”…

Grail Mix TJ Maxx

A TJ Maxx find called “Grail Mix“…a combination of pure unadulterated crack peanut butter granola, butter toasted peanuts (?!), raw nuts, dried cranberries, and raisins.

Now take that picture, subtract the nap I was SUPPOSED to take before work, add in a heavy dose of frustration and anxiety over the next several hours, and then multiply that handful by like 40 katrillion!

And the next few days looked like this…

Peanut Flour + Pumpkin + Trail Mix

Pumpkin puree mixed with peanut flour and topped with a whole lot more grail mix than is seen in this picture.

Ice Cream + Peanut Butter Dots Cereal

Crumbled Greek yogurt bar (x2) topped with peanut butter cereal

Trail Mix Bowl

Peanut flour mixed with pumpkin topped with homemade trail mix, cereal, and crumbled pretzel slims.

Greek Yogurt + Cereal + Grail Mix

Greek yogurt topped with cereal and grail mix

Monster Trail Mix

Somewhere around this point, I just quit trying to pretend that I was only going to eat what I served myself in a bowl and began eating straight out of boxes and bags.

Peanut Butter Dots Cereal

This box, that I was so excited about finding at Food Lion that I hoarded it for MONTHS, made it a whopping three days.

Tea & Calcium Chocolate

But then, later in the week while sipping on some tea, I got served up a healthy dose of enlightenment…

Tea Fortune

How did Yogi know?! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

And the next few days looked like this…

Bok Choy + Egg + Mushroom Quesadilla

Burrata, onion, and mushroom quesadilla with a side of steamed bok choy and a sunny side up egg

Quesadilla Egg Dip

Which quickly became a dipper for the aforementioned quesadilla! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Eggs + Pumpkin + Burata Cheese + Bok Choy

Steamed bok choy, pumpkin puree seasoned with TJ’s 21 salute seasoning, burrata cheese, and a DOUBLE YOLK!

BBQ Sweet Potato & Eggs

Baked sweet potato topped with peanut flour, FROG jam, and BBQ seasoning (my favorite #strangebutgood combo) with a side of ANOTHER double yolk!

Yolkporn

Also known as the healing power of yolkporn! ๐Ÿ˜‰

And why do I call it “healing”? Well, because I had gotten to a point where I was seriously starting to fear certain foods again. In an effort to “allow myself what I wanted”, I found myself stuck in a FOOD RUT and just could not seem to find my way out. All of a sudden, that tasty trail mix had gained power over me. But, rather than keep all that shame to myself, I took a lesson from my latest read and shared my struggle with my closest and most trusted friend. And one thing she said stuck with me most:

“When you’re tired, hungry and frustrated, sugar carbs are the most comforting. They taste good, they sound good. BUT sometimes you just have to over-ride that. You have to tell yourself, ‘Heather, you can have that stuff after you take a step back and have a healthy portion of protein.'”

I knew this, but to hear it from someone else, someone who can see things from the outside, it was the slap in the face pat on the back that I needed. Once I started incorporating more savory meals, I felt the balance coming back. And guess what! Yesterday, I had THIS for breakfast…

Cottage Cheese + Pumpkin + Grail MixCottage cheese, pumpkin puree, with a DECENT sized portion of cereal and “grail” mix

After I finished the bowl licked the bowl clean, I put it in the sink and walked out of the kitchen feeling PERFECTLY satisfied! And with that, I’m back to normal…again! ๐Ÿ˜€

Week-In-Review-Button

Linking this post up to Meg’s Week in Review because hey, what better way to recap a week than to show how you totally kicked it in the balls HEUVOS?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

What is your go-to for getting yourself out of a food rut?
You know, besides eating crow! ๐Ÿ˜‰

What’s the best thing you ate last week?

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