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Gluten Free Everyday Eats: Day 18

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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. :D

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.  :D  

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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. :D

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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.

Day 18 lunch

 

Dinner:  I had a huge salad, a 1/2 cup of steamed sticky rice and 1 grilled chicken thigh (not pictured).  Water to drink. 

Day 18 dinner

Are you getting sick of my meals yet?
Got any  inspiration for me?
:D

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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 – 
Kate

 

 

Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 17

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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. :D  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.  :D  I saved some to make some broccoli slaw for lunch tomorrow – *just in case* my brilliant plan for tomorrow also fails me.  

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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. :D

Day 17 breakfast

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.

Day 17 lunch

 

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

Day 17 dinner

 

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!
-Kate

 

 

Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 11

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Let’s see:  sick kids, new eyeglasses and a birthday (reluctant) boy to boot.

Normally, I would have taken a trip up to a local Korean bakery to pick up a cake for My Love.  He loves fresh cream and fruit cakes.  But with a sick kid?  No thanks.

Other option?  This Gluten Free Sponge Cake.  It’s his second favorite.  

But oh no.  I decided to make a blueberry pie.  I had to use up some of the blueberries in the fridge.  Our favorite variety (“Spartans”) will be at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday.  But as a budget watcher, I wasn’t about to go out and buy more if we still had a huge amount left behind.  So tonight I not only made a blueberry pie, but I also made a ginger-blueberry syrup for weekend pancakes.  (My weekend just may have to start tomorrow because that syrup is killer yummy!)

The pie?  Well..the improv pastry shell was decent.  But my filling needed a LOT more sugar.  I was trying to cut back and only  used about 1/2 cup of sugar in my 8 cups of berries.  It was definitely not enough.  And since we didn’t let it cool for several hours (only 1 or 1.5), it was a tad runny.  Ah well.  Live and learn, right?

The app I’ve started using along with this personal challenge of posting my daily food is called “MyFitnessPal”.  Today it says I’ve logged the most calories from any other in the last 11 days.  I’m not shocked.  The blueberry pie and blueberry syrup may have just been what pushed me over the edge.  LOL  Amazingly, because I walked an extra mile and ta-dah!  I was STILL coming in on count.  I still need to get more veggies in my day.  The teeny bit (corn and some lettuce at lunch) is not exactly filling nor filling me up with the nutritional things I will gain from it.  I will have to figure out a plan of attack to do that.  I used to be much better (sans kidlets) when I would bring home groceries and immediately prep by chopping etc for the week.  Not any more.    

I am also trying to figure this out to encourage my eldest to eat more vegetables.  She used to eat a ton of veggies but now would rather stick to udon noodles, chicken, tofu, cheeseburgers (cheese! cheese! cheese!), or fruit. Gone are the days that she used to eat zucchini, black beans, corn, etc.  I’m blaming myself but am hopeful that it’s a kid phase.  

Have any of you seen this program?  “Today I Ate A Rainbow”  I might try to figure out how to make a chart for ALL of us to use for a week/day following this idea.  Any thoughts?

Here is the food for the day:

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Breakfast:  Greek yogurt with blueberries.  Coffee.

Day 11 Breakfast

 

Lunch:  “Bacon- Lettuce-NO Tomato – Turkey” in a tortilla.  Water

Day 11 Lunch

 

Snack:  White peach and water

Day 11 Snack

 

Dinner:  Grilled sesame chicken, sticky rice, corn on the cob, and watermelon.  Water to drink.

Day 11 Dinner

 

Birthday Dessert:   A slice of blueberry pie and one scoop of ice cream.  (And there are three more birthday celebrations this month!  Be still my waistline!)

Day 11 dessert

 

Hope you all are enjoying wonderful gluten free goodies too!
-Kate