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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

 

 

Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 7

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Day 7

I think I spent most of the day either walking the dog (6 miles today), playing with kids (all day!), or in the kitchen (cooking, cleaning).  It was a wonderful day.  :D

A few questions and answer from email to address today too.    

 Quinoa:  Protein or a grain?  Actually, I’m going to cut/paste Cheryl’s (Registered Dietician/Super Blogger)  response her from her email.  Neither are correct.  LOL

Quinoa is technically a seed rather than a grain. So it’s a protein, but it’s also a carb. It’s got around 8 grams of protein per cup. So if you’re having a cup of quinoa with, say, beans or maybe veggies and almonds sprinkled on top, that would work well. If you’re just having a small serving and not having any other protein with your meal, you’ll probably get hungry again pretty quickly.  I love quinoa, and most people find it filling because it’s a good source of fiber, too.   -Cheryl
 
 
And now…on to the Everyday Eats…

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Brunch:  I skipped breakfast today…. the kids slept in and so did I.  We didn’t get up until 7:50!  And then we were off walking the dog (2 miles) and to the Farmer’s Market, etc.  I had a leaf-wrapped burger with cheese and bacon.  And a giant serving of blueberries.  Okay… I didn’t eat all of the berries in the serving bowl – but man!  They are tasty. 

Day 7 Brunch

 

Dinner:  Homemade porketta (Minnesota thing, I think – basically a nicely seasoned (highly seasoned/herb crusted) boneless pork roast), salad, cantaloupe and more blueberries.  One goat cheese cracker topped with a little leftover crab salad.  Water.

Day 7 Dinner

 

I did have a “snack” – taste test of my third batch of goat cheese crackers.  Sadly, I burned them while making hummus with and for my 2 year old (soon to be 3 in two weeks!).  However, they made a nice base for a little leftover crab salad. (botton left of my dinner plate).  

Day 7 Goat Cheese Cracker Batch

 

Hope you all had a wonderful GF Day….
-Kate

Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 6

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Day 6

It’s been a normal – crazy-toddler, sunny day.  :D  I’m ready for some R & R…. so the no-nap, low-protein mistakes of the day with the kidlets have at least paid off in the “in bed before 9PM”.  Time for some tv! or reading!  or something!  Hooray!  (Here’s hoping I don’t fall asleep in the middle of reading a book….LOL)

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Breakfast:  Rudi’s tortilla (charred nicely over the open flame in the kitchen…perfecto), scrambled eggs, strawberries and a pineapple-bacon sausage.  Coffee, of course.  

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Lunch:  Dungeness Crab “salad” (seasoned, tossed with herbs and a tiny bit of mayo) with celery sticks and gluten free crackers.  Water to drink. (This was my MAJOR treat today!)

Day 6 Lunch

 

Dinner tonight:  Lamb burgers with green leaf lettuce wraps and/or Rudi’s tortillas (charred to perfection), grapes, cantaloupe and water.

Day 6 Dinner

 

Hope you had a lovely Saturday.  I am definitely unplugging everything to enjoy the evening. :D

-Kate