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The food freak comes out at night.

If someone had told me a few years ago that I'd be having lettuce wraps for dinner in the future, and enjoying them, I'd expect myself to turn into the cleanest eater I could have ever imagined. But, I'm not the cleanest eater out there, and I did have/enjoy the lettuce wraps I made for dinner last night. I can't even bring myself to stick to the 80/20 rule when it comes to nutritional decisions. I'll be doing great during the day, but at night? The food freak comes out at night.

A few weeks ago, I made a full breakfast [eggs, grits, turkey sausage, AND waffles] at 12:30am. I was literally shaking my head at the clock while I cranked up the stove. I do that - tell myself I could do better as I continue to not do better. Waffle House had nothing on me that night. Then I probably had a protein shake for my actual "start-the-day" breakfast later on and made something healthy like lettuce wraps for dinner that night... then ate way too many cookies or had too many glasses of wine that evening.

It's a wicked little cycle. It's times like last night, when I opt for a large leaf of romaine instead of a flour tortilla and stop myself at one glass of wine, that I really feel like patting myself on the back.

For the wraps, I used:
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Heats of Palm
  • Matchstick carrot slices
  • Thai rice noodles
  • Grilled chicken
  • Blue cheese vinaigrette dressing [not pictured - just slightly drizzled on top]

They took all of five minutes to prepare and all of two minutes to devour. Let's see how long I can keep this up.


  1. I can dig the lettuce wraps. But you wanna know what's even better than lettuce wraps? Cabbage Wraps!!! It's a bit more tough but that means that the leaf doesn't rip or tear as easily as lettuce. Still the same kind of crunch tho. I usually eat them with chicken and rice inside but I'll def give noodles a try next time. Happy friday :)

    1. I don't think I've ever had raw cabbage, but it might be my next wrap move... thanks, Setarra!

  2. That looks like it would be really tasty..I'll have to try this! I hate grocery shopping on an empty stomach but when I go on a satisfied stomach (and in a good mental state) I always leave, then realize that I haven't bought enough food to practically last and I also skipped out on picking up those cookies which I'll undoubtedly return for later in the week (or resort to making my own from scratch in the middle of the night and the conundrum of having too much cookie dough...because it's not logical to make from-scratch cookies in "small batches"). All that to say, I know what you mean--I've been there too--and the decision to make lettuce wraps does deserve a pat on the back & a thumbs up!

    1. I completely agree with your logic, and I appreciate the virtual support!

  3. I am totally the same way.

    1) I love going to the grocery store, and hauling back pounds of delicious foods to consume over the next week.
    The next time I look in my pantry / refrigerator, I feel like the happiest person alive.
    "Don't mind if I do"

    2) I like to start my mornings with a green juice, greek yogurt, and a couple glasses of water, and then end my days with a dominos pizza and a few glasses of beer.

    1. You just won my heart with pizza and beer ;).


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