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Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 15

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Day 15 feature

Busy day today… my favorite part was when my eldest checked in for physical therapy by announcing that “Padawan Zoe” was checking in to see “Master Yoda”.  Boy, did that receptionist get a kick out her!  :D  Hope you had some good chuckles in your day today too!

We were on the last of the veggies.  Apparently I was so fruit happy at the Farmer’s Market that I failed to buy my weekly veggies.  Tomorrow we might need to head to the market for some salad greens, etc.  But today?  No way.  Other items on the agenda list!

Birthday balloons ordered?  Check!

Birthday cake planned?  Check!  (The birthday girl wants to help make it.)

Presents wrapped?  Check!

Momma ready to crash?  way more than check!

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Breakfast:  Greek yogurt with blueberries/raspberries and part of a quesadilla.  Coffee and water to drink.  

Day 15 breakfast

Lunch:  Steamed sesame tilapia with carrots and brown rice.  Water to drink.  (PS.  Made in the rice cooker!)

Day 15 lunch

Dinner:  Two egg, cheese-free “egg-a-dills”, red grapes and water to drink.  A white peach as well.

Day 15 dinner

 

Not pictured today?  The lovely Rain City Crunch granola I am munching on while I type.  My snack for the evening with some water.  

Hope you all had a great day!
-Kate

Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 9

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Well… I’m posting this on the morning of Day 10.  I knew this would happen at some point.  The littlest peanut just about drove me up a wall yesterday and now I know why:  she’s sick.  Poor thing.  I read their new book to them (“Listen Buddy” – the story of why listening is important because…well…one of them could use the lesson.  LOL) and then I promptly fell asleep with the girls.  Lights out.  9:45PM.  Yes, I am a party animal. :D

Yesterday we stuffed ourselves silly.  I also ordered some of that granola that I mentioned on Day 8.  Apparently polishing off what I had on hand was not enough when you wake up and you are still thinking about it.  LOL

It was an average day.  Nothing to wax poetic about but we did end up eating out last night.  Our hair cuts took a little longer because I asked for the stylist to please try to cover my “Elvira gray patch/streaks” otherwise known as “kid-scars”.  :D  As a result, I spent more money than I had originally planned, but I’m also happier with my new haircut and coloring.  The girls both got their hair cut (5 inches off for Zoe and 3 inches off for Rory) as did My Love.  It was a family affair because that was the only time available.  Next time, we are not going as a group.  The kids have to wait far too long (thus my gray hair).  

 

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Anywho…here’s what was on the menu for yesterday:

Breakfast:  2 eggs scrambled with parmesan cheese and garlic, a handful of gluten free crackers, a large serving of cut cantaloupe and a banana.  And yes, coffee.   

Day 9 - part of breakfast   Day 9 - last part of breakfast

 

Lunch:  Leftovers from the Thai restaurant (no rice..the kids gobbled that up!), a white peach and water.

Day 9 lunch

Dinner:  (Oh my… let’s see….)  An overly dressed Caesar Salad (sans croutons), gluten free “flatbread” (really just a gf pizza crust brushed with garlic oil) with marinara sauce (the kids at this mostly), and 3 slices of sausage and extra cheese pizza.  Water to drink.

          Day 9 Dinner salad

Day 9 pizza

And today?  Well…so far it’s Chex Cinnamon cereal (to die for…but it has a downside too for me…more on that tonight) and coffee.

Hope your day is starting off marvelously!  I’m off to care for the munchkins. 
-Kate

Gluten Free Everyday Eats: Day 8

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Day 8

Today we had major play dates, my eldest had more physical therapy (every Monday…all summer long), and we were out of the house for 2 of our three meals.   Blech. I packed some granola in the car and water – so I was good to go for the meal that I knew would be the most difficult (lunch).

Do you pack or prep anything special for days like this?

On Friday, I’m bringing the girls up north for a swim/play date.  We will have to pack two snacks and lunch.  Give me strength.  LOL    Actually, I know I will be using a bit of money from our weekly grocery budget to get some more granola from the store in town.  It’s gluten free (for those of you who, like me, eat certified gluten free oats).  And more importantly, it’s delicious.  If I can’t get the time or figure out that it’s not in our budget, I will make some granola bars of my own.  I’ve already got the fresh hummus, carrot sticks, etc ready.  Now I want the sweet-salty delectable granola for the drive. 

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Today….. this is what I ended up with:  

Breakfast:  2 scrambled eggs (of which I ate half…just after this photo, the littlest member of the family helped herself to momma’s breakfast), four goat cheese crackers, cantaloupe and coffee.

Day 8 breakfast

Lunch:  Not pictured, the burger patty (sans bun, of course) I ate while out with kids.  (I was so hungry!)  But here is that delectable granola and my water bottle).  (PS.  I have absolutely no affiliation with this company… I just wish I lived near them so I could munch on their boo-boos.  LOL)

Day 8:  granola lunch

Dinner:  Out at a local Thai restaurant that is fairly responsive to gluten free eaters.  I ordered Gluten Free Garden stir-fry with lemongrass.  Holy beans.  SO FREAKING good!  For dessert, I had their house-made coconut ice cream.  Quite yummy!

Day 8 Dinner:  Lemongrass stir-fry     Housemade Coconut Ice Cream

 

And you?

Did you eat anything you regret eating today?

I wish I hadn’t eaten the ice cream or the burger patty.  Not calorically worth it.  The ice cream was delicious.  Totally free of concern for gluten free issues.  But the burger patty?  Not calorically worth it and a tad more risky.  

Do you have a better plan for tomorrow?

I do!  It’s a stay-home, run only the necessary errands tomorrow.  Woot! :D  Oh yes – and hair cuts (finally)!

Happy Gluten Free Eats, all!
Kate