Wednesday!! It’s always lovely to see ya. Last night, my friends from company and I were moping over how it was ONLY Tuesday. I think that’s how weeks tend to go by right after a break— nice and slowwwwww. At least there’s Christmas to look forward to!
For this edition of WIAW, I’ll be showing you what I ate the day after our Thanksgiving feast. Unlike other people who were full for the rest of the weekend after Turkey Day, I still had my appetite on Friday morning! Last year, I might have tried to ignore my hunger, thinking that I’d already eaten way too much the night before. I would hold back for the rest of the weekend and try to amp up the workouts in order to compensate. After reflecting on how my Thanksgiving went this year, I realized that it went a lot like Clare’s— much more enjoyable.
I also ended up cooking just as much on Friday as I did on Thursday since I wanted to jazz up some leftovers. I think I spent a good three hours making new dishes, which amounted to only two. I’m a painfully slow chef (“chef”), but I love cooking whenever I have the chance! Alright, I’m done rambling. Here’s what I ate on Friday:
Thanks for hosting, Jenn!
Pumpkin seed raisin bread with cherry butter toffee peanut butter, apple, Korean pear, strawberries + glass o’ milk
I kinda just munched here and there throughout the afternoon…
More Korean pear + apple slices
A slice of Thanksgiving Leftovers Frittata
A piece of leftover cornbread
I also had a bite of my mom’s turkey congee— YUM. I probably had more snacks that I didn’t photograph.
The rest of the quinoa stuffing and some more frittata
The last of the berry crumb pie a la mode
Thanksgiving leftovers are seriously just as good (if not, better) than the actual turkey dinner. *Sigh* I’m gonna miss that pie.
Happy hump day 🙂
So tell me: What did you eat the day after Thanksgiving? Were you still full or did you have an appetite?
16 thoughts on “WIAW: Thanksgiving Leftovers”
cherry butter toffee peanut butter… now where might I find this delicious nut butter??? The day after Thanksgiving I felt normal. I never find myself indulging on Thanksgiving Day. To be honest, I’m not really a huge fan of Thanksgiving foods.
the peanut butter is from Naturally nutty: http://www.naturallynutty.com/Cherry-Butter-Toffee-Peanut-Butter_p_96.html I totally recommend their nut and seed butters!
And I can see how Thanksgiving food might not be for everyone. It really should be about the gratitude and family time anyway 😉
You have the most insanely delicious sounding food. Seriously. Pumpkin raisin bread AND cherry butter toffee peanut butter?!? Uh— YUM.
yum indeed! 🙂
Leftovers are always better! I don’t know why? Maybe more flavour has sunk in? Living off turkey soup right now. I’ll be so sad once it’s gone 😦
Yeah I’m sure it has something to do with those flavors really setting in. Turkey soup sounds awesome! Perfect for these colder days especially.
Mmm looks like a delicious day of eats!! I love apples + peanut butter together!
A classic and delicious combo for sure!
I love cornbread and where did you get that pumpkin seed raisin bread?
We got it at a local bakery!
I definately woke up on Friday just as hungry or even more so that usual!! Everyone was like “I’m still stuffed from yesterday” what????! I’m over here like “feed me!”😳🙈
By the way you are killing me with that corn bread 😭😉
Hope you’re having a great day!
Haha! Hope you’ve had a great day as well, Katie!
That is so great to see a different mindset from last year- your pushing through like a boss Alison.
stop giving me nut butter and bread envy. Seriously, I can’t keep up!
PS Have you tried prawn congee… the best.
Oh my gosh I’ve had lots of kinds of congee in my lifetime, but prawn is not one of them! When I go to Toronto this Christmas, I’ll be on the lookout for it. If I find it, I’ll take a picture for ya 😉
Hey Alison! This post was delish. Just wanted to letcha know how much I’ve been loving your blog as of late. I’m a freshman in college, and it’s always real inspiring to read stuff by fellow health fiends, like you, who’ve managed to figure out so much about maintaining a fit, nutritious, happy lifestyle at our age. You’re truly wise beyond your years, girl, as I’m sure you’ve heard before. I also went through a phase where I was heavily restricting my caloric intake and overexercising, then snapped myself out of it similarly to how you have, thanks a lot in part to blogs like yours that showed me how silly I was being. You keep me motivated, keep me realizing the importance of treating my mind and body with respect. So keep up the good work! You’re the bomb.
Thank you so, so much for your comment, Rachel! It is truly a blessing to hear that people go through similar trials, but that just goes to show how strong we are as humans. We make each other stronger! Comments like yours make me stronger 🙂 Have a great day, girl!