I make my own granola bars. But tonight I ran out of gluten free oats. So what did I do? I stirred in some cooked quinoa to my peanut butter/maple syrup slurry. The result? Well… this (as it sits between parchment paper in the refrigerator):
What to do when you run out of GF oats?
I added a couple handfuls of chocolate chips to try to improve my …. umm…creation. Not so sure that worked! Ha!
What’s your favorite grab-n-go bar recipe?
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!
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! 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!
Breakfast: Greek yogurt with blueberries/raspberries and part of a quesadilla. Coffee and water to drink.
Lunch: Steamed sesame tilapia with carrots and brown rice. Water to drink. (PS. Made in the rice cooker!)
Dinner: Two egg, cheese-free “egg-a-dills”, red grapes and water to drink. A white peach as well.
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!