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.
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.
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)
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!
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! Oh yes – and hair cuts (finally)!
Happy Gluten Free Eats, all!