Dessert For Dinner (WIAW)


For this week’s What I Ate Wednesday, let’s talk about what I ate on Sunday.

I didn’t really have dinner.

Well, I sort of had dinner but not the usual type of dinner. It was more like dessert. Dessert for dinner.

Let’s discuss.


Please forgive me for missing a picture of my breakfast. I promise it was the exact same oatmeal that I have every morning. A small amount when I first wake up and then another bowl after Pure Barre. Even when I don’t run, I still eat two breakfasts as it’s what my body is used to doing!


My son had a hockey game in the morning (around 11:00 am ).  We headed home after the game (because I insist that the kid takes a shower immediately) and then we went straight to the East Bay diner for lunch.

I ordered the Portobello mushroom and avocado salad which is my typical East Bay diner order. We also enjoyed the cole slaw and pickles that they bring you before the food is served.

I love diner life! Long Island diners are at the top of my list of things I would miss if I didn’t live in New York.

salad from east bay diner


All afternoon, I kept noticing this feeling inside of being done with food for the day. It’s really not like me to feel this way but the thought of making dinner or eating dinner food was just not appealing to me.

All I really wanted was an apple with peanut butter and chocolate chips. I toyed with this idea of skipping typical dinner food in favor of dessert for dinner for a while.

It’s been so long since my frozen yogurt for dinner days that I didn’t want to skip a real dinner. I knew better than to skip real dinner in favor of dessert for dinner but I truly didn’t want a real dinner.

I haven’t been eating apples lately so I figured that wanting an apple was a good thing.

With only one honey crisp apple in the house (can you imagine, just ONE APPLE in my house?!),  I diced it up with crunchy peanut butter and a bunch of chocolate chips.

This really hit the spot.

apple with peanut butter and chocolate chips

The fact that I was full and satisfied for the night signified to me that I made the right choice.

My son had hockey again at night. When we got home, I had a few baby carrots while giving him dinner but that was it. I wasn’t really hungry at all, didn’t wake up at night hungry and felt back to normal eating by Monday morning.

We always talking about finding balance with our diets but flexibility is key as well. Our cravings and nutrition needs are always changing so it’s important to honor those cues and go with what we are in the mood to eat.

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Do you have a favorite diner near you? What do you like to order?

What would you miss the most if you were to move from where you currently live?

Are you good at honoring your cravings?


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  1. says

    Oh boy. If we moved from where I live right now, I would miss the quiet roads, the country feel, the pine trees, and our neighbors. I know that’s not one thing, but it’s so hard to choose. 😀

    And I know those days when dinner doesn’t sound good; I love eating a huge apple with nut butter and chocolate.
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  2. says

    That dinner sounds delish!

    I would really miss a local Tex Mex place that has the best chicken salads and chocolate/lemon cake + they just recently added chocolate chip cookies with their infamous chocolate frosting. It really is the best. I actually served this cake at my wedding. We also have a few local scratch made bakeries that I would really miss not just for their bakery items, but their yummy coffee as well.
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  3. lisa says

    I have never actually been to a good diner. All of the sushi restaurants where I live (Reno) are All You Can Eat. I didn’t realize it was a regional thing until I went out for sushi in other cities and really missed it.

  4. Tracy says

    LOVE the salad bar where I live – amazing! It’s so funny b/c it’s the cheapest meal on the dinner menu but they definitely lose money on my salads lol! Especially b/c I go up multiple times. Sooooo wish we had good diner or deli food here but all of the transplanted New Yorkers live in Boca and didn’t bring the delis/diners to PBG ( ;

  5. says

    That apple and peanut butter with chocolate chips looks so good! How have I never thought to put chocolate chips with mine! Brilliant.

    For the most part I am excellent with feeding my cravings. I’ve had nights like yours before that I’m just not hungry no matter how weird it is to me so I just don’t eat and I’m fine. It’s strange but your body knows best!
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