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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday, quick meals edition


By now, we all know how important it is to eat breakfast. I don't know about you, but sometimes I just don't feel like eating first thing in the morning. So, I picked up a box of these healthy organic food bars from Taste of Nature (at Costco). They make for a simple, portable breakfast snack with protein, fibre and all natural ingredients including nuts, raisins, sesame seeds and agave nectar. And, they taste good too!


For my birthday, my parents generously gave me the money to buy this Keurig platinum edition coffee brewer (also from Costco). I don't really drink coffee, but I will have the occasional decaf, and this machine can be used with many kinds of tea as well. So, I can now pair my quick food bar with a very quick tea! Today I enjoyed a Chinese green tea.

The kids and I enjoyed a quick lunch at my parents this weekend. I made a simple vegan pizza using spelt dough and pizza sauce I got at the health food store, topped with Daiya vegan cheese. The kids had tortilla chips baked with real cheese and dipped in salsa. I added leftover tofu that I had baked in teriyaki sauce and olive oil the night before, along with some baby carrots (which my daughter will only eat dipped in honey).

I had lunch with friends on Monday. I went for a vegetable soup with pesto, which came with potato chips (which I haven't eaten yet). My friend bought me the root beer for my birthday.

My husband made me a vegan chocolate cake using light spelt flour and topped it with some vegan buttercream icing. It's hard to tell in this photo, but the icing is pink. It clearly came out a little thin, but I never think that's much of a problem. We just put extra icing in a little jug and poured it on our individual slices.


For our anniversary, my husband gave me a bag of treats, including these Kinnikinnick Foods chocolate sandwich cream gluten-free cookies. I was skeptical at first, but they are actually completely delicious and taste much like those other famous sandwich cookies. These ones are dairy-free and nut-free to boot.

Do you eat your breakfast? What`s your favourite quick meal or snack?

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14 comments:

  1. Happy, happy, happy birthday!! Yummy goodness as always {& the cake looks delish}. I usually grab a Special K bar or something similarly boring for breakfast {though every once in a while, when our schedules align, my hubby & I sneak out for a breakfast bagel before class}-- I'll have to pick up some Taste of Nature bars next time we hit Sam's Club!

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes Tabetha! I think I would eat more breakfast if we went out somewhere and somebody else prepared it. Your morning dates sound nice.

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  2. Happy Birthday!!! That cake your husband made looks good! So does that pizza! :)

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  3. Happy birthday!! Looks like a delicious birthday to me :)

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  4. I am a big fan of breakfast! Happy birthday to you- that cake looks awesome. I'm impressed with your husband's baking skills! Mine will do lots of cooking, but doesn't bake.

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  5. Happy birthday! I never used to eat breakfast but now I eat around the clock whenever W does. Usually it's just cereal, on the weekends eggs and bagels :)

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  6. Your husband is a keeper, baking for your anniversary!! That's pretty special!! I can say that last summer I was away and my husband made two batches of strawberry jam!

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  7. Happy Birthday/Anniversary! How sweet of your hubby to bake for you, he's a definite keeper! Hope you have a very special day!

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  8. Your owl cup matches my bowl!!! I got my bowl at Home Goods (a picture is on today's WIAW for lunch,) I wish I could get matching dishes!

    I can't eat breakfast until a couple hours after I wake up, but I do like drinking coffee until then. Sometimes I do a morning workout and will eat something small, like a bite of muffin, but will have a healthy breakfast afterwards.

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  9. happy birthday jo! i am drooling over your pizza and nachos :) your hubby is sooo sweet. i noticed your owl cup and trivet.. adorbs!

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    1. I love the trivet too, but it's my mom's. One of the few things she hasn't handed over yet. ;)

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  10. Hope it was a super birthday :)
    In the mornings I prefer a smoothie made with dates, non dairy milk, oats, cinnamon, flax and frozen banana. It helps in those moments where you're sort of hungry in the morning but don't feel like eating. So I drink instead!

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    1. MMMmmm...dates in the smoothie sound good.

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