So Wednesday. Hope your week is going well.

For today’s installment of this weekly food diary link-up, I’m back-tracking to last Tuesday. Without directly talking politics, I really wasn’t in the mood to be taking lots of food pictures or social media chit-chat most of the past week. It just seemed somehow…inappropriate. Aside from some work-related recipe assignments, I didn’t do much in the way of picture-taking last week. I guess I just needed to gather my thoughts and consider the best uses of my time. For me, that’s meant making extra time for friends and family and clients who need a little extra TLC.

So with that in mind, let’s time-travel back to a day I have more pictures for, shall we? Here’s what I ate on Tuesday, election day. I had the day off from the corporate job I usually am at on Tuesdays, so I took the opportunity to treat it as a weekend day. The environment around me was so anxious and amped up, I wanted to focus on grounding activities and balanced meals.

Breakfast: It was kind of warm out, so I made a smoothie bowl.

nice cream smoothie bowl

Lunch: I went to a morning yoga class and then spent the rest of the morning doing food prep and work. By the time I had a chance to eat, it was getting to late and I had a client, so I had to eat at the computer while I got some writing done.

desk lunch salad

Snack/Appetizer: I was out most of the afternoon for meetings but when I got home around 5, I made a little appetizer plate of roasted eggplant, artichoke hearts, roasted garlic, and prosciutto. I had a little red wine with it.


Dinner: I made salmon, roasted murasaki sweet potato, and assorted veggies I’d made earlier in the day. It was the perfect nerve-soothing dinner.

salmon and veggies

Snack: I did some stress-cleaning and caught up on homework and eventually got hungry again. Before getting in bed to attempt to sleep, I had an apple with peanut butter.

What do you to feel more grounded? 
To see more WIAW, check out founder Jenn’s blog Peas & Crayons or visit hosts Laura and Arman‘s blogs.

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