Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Days 25, 26, 27, 28!

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Oh my!  I feel like the rug got yanked out from underneath my feet at the end of the week last week.  Life became very busy and I not only forgot to take pictures of the food/meals I ate, but I didn’t even get a chance to log on to the blog to upload anything or post.  Ah yes, such is life for all of us sometimes.  Between playdates, summer camp, doctor appointments, MAJOR spring clearing/cleaning (in July…LOL), and birthday parties, life just moves on.  It’s wonderful and fast, fast fast!  I have a huge list of to-do yet to be accomplished before school starts up again in the fall.  

So….. I might have to recreate my menus for you based on an app I’ve been using to track my calorie consumption (MyFitnessPal – do you use it?).  I have been LOVING the fact that it contains MANY MANY gluten free menu items and modified foods.  I can easily find my soy-no whip coffee or Rudi’s tortillas, etc.  It rocks!  (I have no affiliation with this app/site…..it was introduced to me by a girlfriend who uses it too.)

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So…let’s figure out these meals:

Thursday, Day 25

Breakfast:  Nothing (late for the day as usual!)

Lunch:  Chicken & Cheese rolls (lunch meat rolled around a slice of cheddar cheese), apple and Greek yogurt.

Dinner:  (Take out/Wendy’s) Baked potato with chives (no sour cream/no butter), water and a white peach.

Snack:  Late night (obviously, dinner was not enough!)  Maple Sugar & Chile Popcorn (yum!)

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Friday, Day 26

Breakfast:  Scrambled eggs & Rudi tortilla, coffee

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Lunch:  White peach, grapes, lettuce wrap sandwich (chicken, cucumber, ranch dressing), water

Dinner: Cabbage Slaw (found a Cat Cora recipe….wasn’t out thing, but worth trying!)

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Snack:  Yellow peach and raspberries with Greek Yogurt

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Saturday, Day 27

Breakfast:  Goat cheese with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce, apple slices and gluten free crackers

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Lunch:  Chicken & shrimp teriyaki with rice & veggies

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Dinner:  Strawberry Salad

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Snack:  None

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Sunday, Day 28

Breakfast:  Nothing  – we were racing out the door for a birthday party!

Lunch:  California sushi hand roll x 2

Dinner:  Sausages & eggs, apple slicesday28dinner

Snack:  None

 

Well – now I hope I can manage to stay on track for the last couple days of this month!  I just pulled a fresh loaf of bread out of the oven (Honey & Quinoa Flake) that smells divine.  I might just have to cut a slice for my snack.  If it tastes as well as it smells, I will be in heaven! 

Hope you are all well – 
Kate

Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 24

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Today was a day of firsts.  Zoe announced at lunch that she thinks Luke Skywalker is cute….and so is another boy in her day camp class.  (!!! already!??)  Rory has taken to doing everything in hyper-speed mode or in her own little imaginative world.  I think she might just need a seat belt for the dinner table…LOL.

It was a busy day, I’m glad it is over.  I’m looking forward to some time tomorrow with a friend. It’s going to be a great day!

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Breakfast?    Oh yes, that meal that I sacrificed in order to get the dog walked (2 miles!) and the girls out the door with lunches, etc on time.  However, i did stop and get a soy milk latte.  (No, I am not dairy free, but I love the taste of soy milk in my latte.)  Since that comes in at 260 calories, I’m thinking it totally counts as “breakfast”, right? 

 

Lunch:  Not pictured?  A handful of grapes and another of raspberries.  Water.  Pictured?  Leftover rice-cooker polenta with some lunch meat on top.  Yummy. :D

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Dinner:  Chicken kebabs (with mushrooms, red onion, red pepper, zucchini) served over steamed jasmine rice.  Watermelon (not pictured) for dessert.

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I have no idea what’s on the menu for tomorrow.  I do have some feta cheese and a ton of watermelon (it was buy one get one at the Korean market).  I’m thinking a watermelon-feta salad should definitely be there….the rest of it?  Bah.  That will come together tomorrow. :D

Good night, all!

-Kate

Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 23

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So today I was at least with it enough to take pictures.  My lunch today was the same kind of thing as yesterday – grits/polenta made in the rice cooker while we were out today.  Unfortunately, today they came out a bit lumpier than yesterday.  Giving it a good mix and stir for a while broke up most of the lumps, but not all.  Ah well, good thing it was just food for me and not for guests. :D

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Breakfast: a banana and a glass of water on the way out the door.

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Lunch:  rice-cooker grits with some leftover Italian turkey sausage.  Water to drink.

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Dinner:  Baked eggplant (I ate eggplant!!), shredded romaine lettuce and a half of a grilled chicken breast.  Dressing:  fig balsamic vinegar and a splash of olive oil.  

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I’ve only eaten eggplant a few times before.  Mainly when we hosted an exchange student from Turkey.  She will agree with me when I say:  she can NOT cook.  Ha!  Sadly, she was also my main eat-eggplant pusher and it kind of turned me off for a while.  I made these baked eggplant pieces by peeling it, slicing them (1/2 inch or so), dredging them in seasoned flour, then egg wash, and finally tossed in seasoned gluten free bread crumbs.  It was tasty!  Thank goodness for loaves of bread that I can’t finish.  They make great bread crumbs.  :D

Enjoy you Wednesday!
-Kate