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!
Plugging along. My order for Sister’s Baking Co granola arrived today (!!! Hello? Super speedy!). The package arrived at the same time my husband arrived home from work. We all sat around the kitchen table snacking on granola, white peaches and drinking some water. Needless to say my order is down one package (servings for 6….and 3 of us (mostly 2 of us) had *no* problem polishing it off. The rest of the packs have been stowed away or they would have been in jeopardy too. I have one set aside to put in the car console. I’m hoping it will last.
My meals were pretty typical today (minus the polished off bag of granola with the family….). You can see I really need to work on getting the fruit and veg into my meals. I think I’m a produce snob. If it tastes great, you can’t stop me from eating it. If it is even slightly not-great? Meh. I’ll pass. Seriously, I need to get over this.
Breakfast today for everyone was cereal. I had Cinnamon Chex. Weirdly enough, when I eat this cereal I find myself hungry within an hour or two for some bizarre reason. So even though I love it, it doesn’t hit my breakfast rotation often.
Lunch: Egg and veg scramble: Sugar snap peas, onions, garlic, red pepper strips and some eggs. Served with two Rudi’s tortillas (charred just the way we love them) and water. I also ate some grapes and blueberries -but just a couple handfuls.
Snack: Granola! Water and a couple slice of a white peach I cut up for the kids. A couple more grapes and blueberries.
Dinner: 3 Spam Musubi (or at least what this girl makes at home and calls “Spam Musubi” – I’ve never been to Hawaii but I have eaten it here (with wheat-free tamari) in a few restaurants. Hard to find the gluten free version, so I make it at home. It tastes so good! I also ate some “salad” (chopped up Romaine lettuce really) and a few grapes. Water all around.
Tomorrow we are off to pick up the girls new eyeglasses. I’ve never been more astounded by someone’s joy in all my life. I remember getting glasses and being teased as a kid. Now both of my girls will be wearing glasses. The youngest gets the pleasure of being one week away from her third birthday and sick to boot. But they are both rather curious and excited. I hope their generation is kinder than mine. It’s a little heartbreaking to know they need glasses but at the same time, what a relief, right? Now I know they will be seeing even better and if that is all we face? Eye glasses? Good grief! What a ridiculous worry in light of what others face daily.
After the eye doctor? We have some party planning. It’s My Love’s birthday tomorrow. No cake in sight nor even on the horizon. At least I bought some heavy whipping cream today. I will be able to do something with the million blueberries in the refrigerator? Maybe a blueberry pie for his party cake? Guess I will have to wait and see what I work out.
Happy Wednesday, All!
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.
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…
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.
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.
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).
Hope you all had a wonderful GF Day….