I Could Have

I’ve kind of had an intense couple days.  Thursday was super stressful, Friday was all philosophical, and Saturday was all surviving on no sleep.

After my super stressful day on Thursday, my big plan was to grab a frozen mac and cheese dinner and some beers.  I could have filled my belly with sodium and carbonation, but instead decided cooking myself.

This delicious baked cheese was my own special recipe:

  • whole wheat pasta, cook 3/4 of the way, then put in baking dish with a tablespoon of butter
  • in a food processor, process one package of silken tofu and as much cheese as your stressful day calls for
  • mix with pasta in baking dish
  • throw bread crumbs on top
  • bake at 350 degrees for 20 mins

And while I could have had those beers I mentioned, I opted for a glass of red wine.

Friday was Raquel’s birthday.  I could have bought her a birthday card, but instead I assembled a book of Matt Damon.  She doesn’t like Matt Damon, but I do.

I could have met up with everyone at the bar and ordered food there.  But I had a green smoothie and a bagel before I left.


Today, I could have opted to buy my lunch in the food court since we are out of groceries.  But instead, I’m about to throw this soup in my bag with some fruit and nuts.

These tiny little decisions in my day add up to much healthier options.  You’re never going to be perfect, but don’t give up altogether on your healthy eating when times get tough.

What “could have” decisions have you made in favour of health lately?

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15 Responses to I Could Have

  1. The mac & cheese looks great! Um, that’s HILARIOUS that you made the Matt Damon gift when you are the one that likes him. You’re awesome. I could have had cupcakes for breakfast (we have 10 leftover from a party), but I opted for yogurt & granola instead. ;)

  2. Stephanie says:

    Amazing job, chick!

    You’re absolutely right that little changes make big results!

    I have had monster sugar cravings lately and have been opting for natural, fresh-squeezed juices instead. :) Go, beets, go!

    Stephanie Huls

  3. Oh, homemade mac & cheese is the ultimate comfort food!

    Yesterday I could have bought the raspberry dark chocolate bar but opted for a couple of medjool dates instead :)

  4. I could have had a quesadilla tonight, but had a veggie burrito instead. Still yum! And I LOVE Matt Damon!

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  6. Lindsay Ann says:

    I lOVE this post! It will make me think twice, indeed!

    I could have eaten cold pizza for breakfast but I fed it to the dog (to make sure I wouldn’t eat it).

  7. Sara says:

    I could have eaten some cake that was brought in by my coworker today, but instead I chomped on some more dried cherries to satiate my sweet tooth :) (Love this idea, by the way!)

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  14. getfitchick says:

    I could do mac and cheese with a couple of beers right now! The ultimate comfort food! I found you on fitbloggers – i contribute there also!

  15. Jess says:

    YUM! I want that mac and cheese noW!! I just may have to make this for dinner tonight haha!

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