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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!