Cupcakes and Cosmos and Mexi – Oh my!

Let’s take a look at some food porn, aka, what I ate last week.

A post that will start out deceptively healthy…and then you see that, eh, perhaps not so much.

I started out the week well enough.

healthy banana oatmeal muffin

I made these banana oatmeal muffins on Sunday night, to eat for breakfast in the mornings. With bananas, oatmeal, and applesauce in place of oil, these little babies were guilt-free and tasty.

I also chowed down on coconut vanilla greek yogurt, which I’m obsessed with. It’s so freakin’ good.

coconut vanilla yogurt

I topped it with French vanilla granola and praline pumpkin seeds (from my NatureBox haul—the best snacks!).

I did takeout for lunch one day at work: Vietnamese food for the win.

shrimp bun

This Shrimp Bun (pronounced “boon”) is the best. I want to try to make this at home—rice noodles, cucumbers, tomatoes, romaine and tasty shrimp topped with a little sweet & sour sauce.

Okay, let’s get to the bad [good?] stuff.

Birthday dinner #2 last Tuesday at one of my favorite restaurants. Matt and I started with some duck wontons.

duck wontons

Delish! And yeah, a Cosmo on the side. Heh.

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For my main dish, I had chicken breasts [healthy!] wrapped in bacon [...not healthy?], topped with pepper cheese and a deep fried jalapeno. I could totally recreate this dish at home, and I plan to!

Of course, no birthday dinner would be complete without…

chocolate raspberry cupcake

A birthday cupcake! Homemade by my friend Liz: Chocolate cupcakes with raspberry buttercream. Heavenly.

You can’t follow up a birthday dinner like that… Except with maybe a fiesta the next day!

Matt and I made homemade “lightened up” enchiladas (so, kinda healthy?) from the HowSweetEats blog.

homemade enchilada sauce

I was nervous about making a homemade sauce, but it was pretty easy.

We scarfed down taco dip while we waited for the main dish to cook.

taco dip

So very un-healthy but so very yum.

By the way, photographing enchiladas in a pretty way = impossible.

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And that is why I’ve lost no weight this past week.

But hey, for my first week as a 27-year-old, I think I’m livin’ the good [eats] life!

What good eats have you enjoyed lately? 
Any healthy recipes you recommend or can’t wait to try? 

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