Today we were up and out of the house early! (Well…early for summer when I am not teaching.) I had a doctor appointment. We had to run to Costco and then another stop…and home. Breakfast was on the run. I had to get the kids up and out of the house much earlier than they had to be in the most recent days. By the time I got them fed and their snack packed, we had to go! So breakfast? Yeah. That was more like a large cup of coffee.
What do you do for breakfast to go when you are late?
Do you have two different breakfast plans?
I do! One for quick-grab and go breakfasts and the others for more leisurely mornings. During the school year, I have a list of things that I tend to grab for breakfast. I honestly am not a breakfast kind of person at 5:00AM – so I tend to take something I can eat at my desk at 7:00AM when I get to work. As for the weekends or later mornings? This is the list of breakfast foods I like.
Today…I kind of blew it on all breakfast fronts.
Breakfast: Water and a cup of coffee on the go.
Snack: Gluten free beef jerky and a glass of water. NOT PICTURED: handfuls of raspberries and a couple of strawberries from my Costco run.
Lunch: Seriously, I am eating this tomorrow. Don’t be annoyed with the repetitive meal plan but MAN this was tasty! I had roasted chicken with a tiny dab (seriously – a little bit!) of cream cheese between two cucumber slices. The huge red grapes hit the spot too. Water to drink.
Dinner: I had a huge salad, a 1/2 cup of steamed sticky rice and 1 grilled chicken thigh (not pictured). Water to drink.
Are you getting sick of my meals yet?
Got any inspiration for me?
This was taken during my favorite part of the day. Well…second favorite. I loved watching my imps play with their doll house for over an hour together.
Happy GF Days, All –
Today was busy but fun. Between morning errands and whatnot, I had a plan for lunch, etc. None of which worked out. Ha! Typical for my planning some days. When we got to where we were going to eat lunch/play date, the cafe had run out of all gluten free options (seriously… they had carrot sticks left). I was hungry! Ah well.
I had better get myself to the market tomorrow. I am craving a huge salad and we only had a head of broccoli in the house. I saved some to make some broccoli slaw for lunch tomorrow – *just in case* my brilliant plan for tomorrow also fails me.
Breakfast: I thought I’d try a boxed mix for gluten free scones before. While I scoffed at the ingredients list, the “Meyer Lemon Scones” had my taste buds,so I totally splurged. ($6.79/box!) I whipped up the scores this morning. They were decent (but not a lot of flavor to them….I would have been very hard pressed to call them “lemon scones”) when they were hot. However, once cool? I was bummed. (PS. My DH saw them on the counter when he got home for lunch and sent me a text. He wondered why I had made “vanilla cupcakes in blotches” Ha!)
Thank goodness for raspberry jam. Now if only I had some clotted cream. Breakfast (with the warm version of the scone) would have been decadent. The coffee was perfect.
Lunch was a total bust. My girls at the carrot sticks I was offered because they were hungry. I knew I could make some scrambled eggs when we got home. So that’s what my lunch (at 2PM) ended up being: scrambled eggs with parmesan and garlic, a yellow peach (it was sour!) and water.
Dinner: steamed brown rice, steamed broccoli and a little tilapia. (All made in the rice cooker again…. I think I’m liking this trick of cooking in the rice cooker!). Honestly, the fish I made the other day was better. This one didn’t marinate long enough to fully develop much flavor and I think I used a little too much lemon. DH ate several servings so it was at least decent enough for that. Quite likely, though, he was just hungry. LOL
Snack: Tonight I am munching on some tortilla chips (the ones I love to eat with my scrambled eggs) and some water.
Hope you had a great day as well.
-Happy Gluten Free Eats!
Happy birthday to my littlest imp….Life has not been the same since 11:50PM on July 16, 2010 and I wouldn’t change a thing.
I saved up my calories today because we went out to eat for birthday dinner. So glad I did! Lunch (for me) consisted of cupcake tasting. Ha! Does that count?
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with a bit of parmesan and garlic, handful of gluten free tortilla chips and 3/4 cup of grapes. Coffee. Definitely coffee.
(This is by far the most bizarre purple hued picture ever.)
Lunch: Honestly, I was too busy feeding little people and attempting to create a new cupcake recipe to eat. Don’t worry, I made up for it by eating a cupcake fresh out of the oven. All in the name of recipe creation.
Dinner: (At a chain restaurant with a gluten free menu and remarkably, a knowledgeable server. joy!) Appetizer: chips and “queso blanco” (Not really a word in Spanish – just a melted white cheese with peppers, etc). Dinner: Wedge salad with Green Goddess dressing and a 4 ounce blackened sirloin. (I didn’t eat the potatoes in the photo…they were…ummm… strange texture and I passed.) Water with dinner and an Irish Whiskey (sans the non-gluten free canned whipping cream).
Dessert: After some evening games and joy, we sat down to some birthday cupcakes. (Whipped cream “frosting”) They were yummy and spongy. I think we’ve found a new recipe. My husband says they taste like a “soft French chiffon” …. I just think it tasted lovely. I don’t worry about the comparison – but it is helpful to have someone who can give better descriptions that I around when I’m trying to write things up!
Hope you all had a wonderful, gluten free Tuesday!