Wednesday, August 27, 2014
What I Ate Wednesday
This week is the "Oh crap, it's the end of summer vacation and we haven't accomplished any of our home projects" week. That means painting, organizing and purging, with a wee bit of cooking tossed in. It also means I haven't taken as many food photos. So I'm going to share a single day's worth of food pics from yesterday.
I started the day with Bob's Red Mill 7 Grain Hot Cereal. It reminds me of the Red River Hot Cereal I enjoyed as a child. I served it topped with brown sugar just as I did as a child. But I use soy beverage now instead of dairy. The 7 grain cereal keeps me full for a while. It's a combo of wheat, rye, triticale, oats, oat bran, barley, brown rice and flaxseed, so it's full of fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals.
For lunch, I cooked gluten-free spaghetti. I then sauteed leftover vegetables from the previous night's barbecue dinner - mushrooms, peppers and potatoes - in olive oil with a lot of minced garlic. I topped it with Bragg's Liquid Aminos for flavour.
I snacked on dried apricots after lunch.
For dinner we had a mixed greens salad with carrots and cucumber...
And baguette slices topped with a jarred bruschetta from Trader Joe's. It has a very good flavour, but I would like the tomato chunks to be a bit smaller.
My daughter and I made Lentil-A-Roni from Isa Does It. I'm trying to involve the kids in the cooking so maybe they'll actually eat the food. (Wouldn't that be nice?) My son isn't a fan of the Lentil-A-Roni, so I told him he would be responsible for making himself a healthy substitute for dinner. He elected to have some Lentil-A-Roni. It was one of those rare moments where you feel like a parenting genius.
Do you have last-minute summer chores to finish too?
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