Here is what I ate in a day!
It was a normal rainy day for us here in the lower mainland. Actually, it was kind of boring. Well, aside from dealing with my half-broken washing machine. It’s like anytime I do a load of laundry, no one really knows if it’ll work or not. There’s nothing quite like that adrenaline rush I get right before I open the closet door to see if it completed its cycle. And if you know me, you know I’m already pretty terrible at doing laundry. Corey loves telling people (read: anyone who will listen) about how I was accidentally using fabric softener as detergent for the first couple weeks we lived together. I just thought it was a nice smelling detergent. I don’t know. At least our clothes were extra soft for those weeks (but maybe a little dirtier than usual..). Anyway, that’s what we’re dealing with at the moment.
I’d say that I was pretty lazy when it came to food today. Not everything I make is some sort of masterpiece and that’s OK. This is real life and I enjoyed everything I ate all the same 🙂
When it’s gray and raining out, I obviously need a mug of coffee the size of my face. And a side of toast with a little bit of hummus, a whole lot of avocado, a thinly sliced radish, and fresh cracked pepper. Seriously, avocado toast is my favourite food in the whole world. I woke up a little earlier than usual so I had some extra relaxation time before work and was able to drink twice as much coffee as I usually can. It was nice, I hope I remember that before I press the snooze button 4 times tomorrow…
Ignoring the purple toed socks, you’ll see that I had a smoothie for lunch. It was 2 bananas, a cup of frozen berry blend, 2 tablespoons of dried peanut butter, and 1 table spoon of chia seeds. Then I remembered we were all out of almond milk, boooo. But I just added a little water and blended it up. It wasn’t as creamy as I wanted, but it was still delicious! Kind of reminded me of a PB &J. I am really digging this dried peanut butter powder.
Then about an hour later I remembered that bread in the fridge.. I’ve been trying not to buy bread for exactly this reason! It is my ultimate weakness. I will seriously sit down and go through an entire loaf if I have adequate spreads. It’s a problem. But oh well. I had hummus toast for my second lunch and I wasn’t even hungry…
And it was good, like all hummus toast.
I roasted some potatoes, brussel sprouts, mushrooms, an onion, and garlic together with salt, pepper, and rosemary! It won’t win any awards for presentation, but it felt like pure comfort food. I was going to make a sauce for this but 1) I think roasted vegetables can stand on their own just fine and 2) I got lazy. Roasting things completely changes the texture of vegetables, I especially love the little crunchy bits! You’ll find me picking off the practically burnt pieces from the pan after serving everyone up. I’m usually partial to roasted root veggies but lately we’ve been really excited about roasted mushrooms (see: what I had for dinner last night, too!).
I’ve been having the strangest craving for potatoes lately. I guess I’ve been living this lie that potatoes are some super high-calorie food that I shouldn’t eat. And then I realized that I only believe that because most people smother potatoes with oil, butter, or cream. If you follow my instagram you saw that I had a potato corn chowder yesterday for dinner. By the way, that dinner was fabulous and I regretted not making a ‘what I ate today’ post about it. But if you want to know, it was SO simple. Corn chowder was 1 large yellow skinned potato, a whole lot of corn, some vegetable broth, an onion, and a clove of garlic. Boiled up with some salt and cayenne. Then half blended and topped with green onions. The salad was just roasted mushrooms (just tossed them in the oven while the soup was boiling), toasted pine nuts (toss in hot pan while I blended the soup), and balsamic vinaigrette on top of a bed of arugula. It was sooo simple yet elegant. I will definitely enjoy that dinner again with a nice glass of red in the future.
So that was my food today. I’d say it was pretty good! I ate a lot of bread and carbs in general, so I probably could’ve upped my vegetable intake buuuut I am usually more than okay in that department. I satisfied my potato craving. And it was pretty close to my budget at 1231 cals. Not bad! I hope you’ve all eaten some great food today, too!