Hello lovelies! Today I wanted to bring to you a series I created called Dishin’ It Out. I am definitely a foodie at heart and I’ve never been able to stick with a diet, so I eat what I want in moderation. However, in the last year or so, I started making small steps to eating healthier and today, I would say that about 70% of what I eat is healthy food.
I also started cooking when I moved into an apartment with my roommates and while I don’t think I’m the best cook, at least I know what’s going into my meals. With that said, I do enjoy going out to eat, but I try to do so in moderation. I’m nowhere near perfect with my eating habits, but I think I’ve made a lot of progress. So here’s what I’ve been eating lately!
This is one of my healthier meals, as it was home-cooked and packed with lots of healthy food. In this lunch that I packed for school, I believe I had rice, an egg, chicken, cherry tomatoes, spinach, kale, and broccoli. It took me a while to transition into eating all these vegetables, but over time, they do start tasting good. They’re also inexpensive and easy to prepare!
This isn’t something I would consider healthy, but it got me through my long school days. One of my trusty drinks from Starbucks is this iced caramel macchiato with an extra espresso shot (for a total of three shots). I didn’t even know there were 3 shots of espresso in this until I looked at my drink one day because I’m a coffee amateur, but besides getting a little jittery, I’ve been able to handle the caffeine well.
Yum, Frostbites! I don’t know about you, but I love Frostbites. I forgot what I got here, but it was definitely good. And I remember getting this on a rainy day, so even though it was cold, it was still worth it!
My first time at The Habit! I liked it; the burger and fries were good. I remember the people here were really nice too, so that’s always a bonus. I went out to get this with my friends on a Sunday evening and had a relaxing meal. This place didn’t blow me away, but I wouldn’t mind trying it again.
Even though we were super full from our dinner at The Habit, we still made some room for this boba drink at Sharetea. It was our first time trying it and I liked it, even though I thought my drink was a bit too sweet. I ordered the green tea crema and I would suggest ordering something different if you don’t have a super sweet tooth.
This is another one of my homemade meals. I usually make this with angel hair pasta and the rest depends on what I have in my kitchen at the moment. Here, I used zucchini, broccoli, spinach, and I believe chicken. I also add in pasta sauce since I don’t know how to make my own.
Sometime during my practices for PCN (Pilipino Cultural Night), I was able to get this fruity boba drink from my friend who works there. Every week, she would take orders during her practice, go to her shift, and bring these drinks to practice after she finished working. I forgot what drink it was called, but it was pretty good. I just wasn’t fond of the seeds in the drink from the different fruits.
This is a poor quality photo, but this was taken at my friend’s graduation dinner and it was delicious. I hadn’t eaten at a real Asian restaurant in a long time, so this was a really nice meal. We had all sorts of things, such as lobster, shrimp, noodles, among other dishes. It was so good; I definitely miss authentic Asian cuisine.
Here we go with Frostbites again; I got this recently with my friends. The one on the end was mine and this time I got swirled ice cream (chocolate and vanilla) with peanut butter. I love this flavor because you get the peanut butter taste without the stickiness. I absolutely love this flavor and this just might become my regular order from now on.
And we’ll end this on a healthy note. Over the years, I’ve grown to love oatmeal after initially hating it as a kid, but now I really like it as a quick, easy-to-customize meal. Here, I made my usual: oatmeal with milk and honey and this time I added frozen fruit to make it even healthier. A great way to satisfy your sweet tooth when you’re craving something unhealthy; it’s so good and I definitely recommend trying it!
So that’s what I’ve been eating lately! I hope this post was enjoyable; I’ll definitely be trying to step up my photography and cooking game so be on the lookout for more posts like these if you liked it. Let me know what your favorite meal/dessert has been in the comments below! Thanks for reading and I’ll see you lovelies tomorrow!