What I Ate Wednesday: A Day in the Life

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a What I Ate Wednesday post, so about halfway through today, I decided I’d go for it. Needless to say, I only have pictures of some of the food I ate. I’ll do a little “day in the life” with this to make up for the lack in food pics.

Breakfast was pretty standard: whole wheat toast with Justin’s Maple Almond butter (love this stuff!), banana and coffee with organic soy creamer and turbinado sugar.

After dropping Reece off at preschool, I headed to the gym with Emme.

Showing Emme the way to his preschool classroom
Reece leading Emme to his classroom. See the sign? “Hawaiian Center,” “Chicken Coop,” “Green House”–I love his preschool!

For snack after my workout, I ate a vanilla almond KIND Bar in the car on the way to Costco. There we sampled Annie’s bunnies and a chia seed drink.

We picked Reece up from preschool and headed home for lunch where I snitched a few bites of the leftover pasta and sausage I heated up for the kids. For myself, I heated up a bag of quinoa and kale from Costco and enjoyed it with a side of nitrate-free turkey and sliced heirloom tomatoes, similar to a meal from a previous WIAW.

I put the kids down for nap and ended up napping for a bit with Reece since he asked for extra snuggles and I couldn’t keep my eyes open. Once Emme woke up, we had our front porch coffee date and I enjoyed an iced Americano. We skipped the coffee cookies today and had grapes instead.

After Reece woke up, we went for a walk–me pushing Emme in the Cozy Coupe and Reece on his scooter–to take a look at some construction trucks down the street. Then we walked to the corner market and picked up mushrooms and feta cheese for dinner.

Back at home, I put together an easy appetizer that we’ve been enjoying nearly everyday lately. I simply sliced up some organic heirloom tomatoes, drizzled them with good olive oil, sprinkled on fleur de sel and topped with really good crumbled feta and garden-fresh oregano. Can’t get enough of this.

Heirloom tomatoes with olive oil, feta and oregano

I whipped up some unattractive mixture of grass-fed ground beef, mushrooms, garlic and red wine and served it with green beans and quinoa. Not very pretty, but it actually came out really good.

Grassfed_Beef_and_mushrooms_over_quinoa

After dinner, we gave our pet caterpillar some fresh lettuce and tomato bits (we found him on one of our heirloom tomatoes the other day).

Feeding the caterpillar
Feeding Catty the caterpillar

Then the kids picked ice pops for dessert, but Emme got hers taken away because she wouldn’t stop spitting at the table….and I ate it (not in front of her! I’m not that cruel). But also, while I had been getting the ice pops out of the freezer, I saw a fun size Milky Way bar that was probably in there from last Halloween. Yeah, I ate that too.

After the kids went to bed, Doug made us both a bowl of strawberries and raspberries that included a tiny piece of brownie and square of Ghirardelli almond sea salt chocolate, so of course I ate that too.

Berries and chocolate

A little of a dessert overload tonight, making me glad I’d skipped the usual coffee cookie in the afternoon! No big deal, though, since it’s definitely not the norm.

Do you freeze candy bars on Halloween? I love frozen Snickers and Milky Ways.

Have you ever raised a caterpillar? I’d love to see ours turn into a butterfly, but I’m so afraid of killing it!

Linking up with Peas and Crayons for WIAW!

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Comments 8

  • I love day in the life posts! It’s really neat to see what a “typical” day looks like in my fellow bloggers lives; especially those with kids. I am always wondering who sends their kids to daycare (pre-Kindergarten), and how soon. As we get ready for baby #2, I am hoping I can keep the newest baby at home with me until she turns 2, but we will see if I have the patience for that!

  • yum those heirloom tomatoes look so delicious…as does it all, really!
    can’t say i’ve ever raised a caterpillar, enjoy that!

  • I used to raise caterpillars in my class with my second graders! It was so fun and they always hatched into butterflies. I ordered them though from a company online and they came with food etc. I love fresh heirloom tomato salads! I just bought some at the farmers market but long for the day we can grow our own.

    • I’m pretty sure ours is dead now. 🙁 Maybe we’ll try one of those kits instead since we’re not doing so well with this on our own (this is our second attempt).

  • What are you talking about?!?!?! That ground beef looks SOOOOO GOOD!

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