What I Ate {8.0}

I have so many recipes bookmarked for this holiday season (mostly cookies and desserts) that I don’t think I’ll have time to bake and cook them all. I guess it’s ok to make holiday cookies in the Spring right?

December is full of holiday parties and I am surrounded with indulgent desserts, delicious party food, celebrations and dining out for majority of the  month.

But I do realize that it is called  holi-DAYS and not holi-MONTH, there is room to balance healthy eating in between indulgent foods.

I do my best to eat healthy for most of the week and enjoy the indulgent foods during social events.


Nothing is more comforting than a bowl of hot oatmeal these days. It just helps warm you up first thing in the morning.

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After our long runs on the weekend, we have been stopping by the farmers market on our way home. I grabbed a few containers of blackberries on sale. They are so sweet and delicious, not the usual tart blackberries that I’ve eaten in the past.

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Breakfast is served these days with holiday magazines and catalogs. I love Christmas time.

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Soup for lunch is a must these days. Whether it’s homemade soup, boxed soup or instant soup, I don’t discriminate. I just want soup.

I had some instant Miso soup in my pantry that I’ve been enjoying. Ready in 2 minutes.

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The rest of the lunch crew includes fiesta quinoa salad served with steamed broccoli and two eggs topped with smoked paprika.

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I pack snacks in my purse to eat throughout the day. I usually pack a big apple and a few snack bars. I recently baked a fresh batch of the Oatmeal Raisin bars and I’ve been eating them this week.



For dinner, we are on our last Petite Lasagnas leftovers. I frozed them individually and the thawed in the refrigerator overnight. Then pop them in the toaster oven to heat them up. The wonton wrappers get crispy and I find them delicious that way.


Served with roasted vegetables to round out the meal.


For dessert, I ate a few chocolate chip cookies. There were some leftovers that I did not make the cut for the blogger cookie exchange.


I hope your week is going well so far.
What are your favorite treats during the holidays? Cookies? Cakes? Candies?
I love baking and eating all different kind of cookies during Christmas time.



  1. YUM. I want everything in this post 🙂
    Love the look of the mini lasagnes. Great idea!

  2. Your bowl of oatmeal is really making me want some. I haven’t had it in forever. I think that will change. 🙂 Those petite lasagnas look so tasty! I really want to try making them.

  3. The quinoa salad with the eggs looks delicious!

  4. that fresh quinoa salad topped with egg and a sprinkle of paprika looks delicious! i’ll need to try that one day!

  5. Soup’s been on for sure! Hot and sour has been my recent addiction. And those fat berries made my mouth water.

  6. I love starting my day with hot oats because it’s one of the few things that can actually sustain me.

    I picked up some cinnamon m&ms last night and think I’m going to make some cookies out of them 🙂

  7. I don’t know which one of your meals I want to eat first. They all look so good!!!

  8. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    Hey Lea,

    You would think to eat oatmeal to warm you up but I’ve been on a peanut butter graze lately that I’ve been enjoying a peanut butter sandwhich nothing else just PB Yummmm.

    I love oatmeal I especially like the multigrain one from Trader Joe’s. I’m done with the Quick Oats and onto a more healthier version I guess I like my oatmeal thick and hearty and less starchy so hence the Multigrain.

    Miso soup? all I can say is Ahhhhhhhhh always hit’s the spot for me. =P

  9. My favorite kind of treat during the holidays is whatever is around! I have a ridiculous sweet tooth!

  10. roasted veggies make the most perfect side dish!

    and i also feel the same about having so many holiday recipes bookmarked to make. there isn’t nearly enough time or people to eat all these baked goods – are there? 🙂

    • I have a few batches of cookies in the freezer waiting for their owners, lol! Fortunately, I have a few holiday parties to go to that will help me unload all my baking experiment.

  11. I’m definitely going to be trying out the recipes for the oatmeal bars and the petite lasagnas, they’re so cute!!

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