Wednesday, January 14, 2015
What I Ate Wednesday
I always find January difficult. It's super cold right now and it feels like winter still has a long way to go. Although I often crave comforting, warm foods in winter, I've been consuming quite a few fruit smoothies for breakfast lately. I must be needing vitamin C! Plus, I don't really feel hungry until about 10 a.m., but I prefer to "break my fast" earlier than that. Hence the easy-to-swallow smoothies. This one, above, was a combination of banana, orange juice, frozen strawberries, frozen pineapple and water. Sometimes I add a bit of pumpkin protein too.
Yesterday's meals began with a (late) breakfast of instant flax oatmeal topped with dried cranberries, soy milk and a trail mix I got at Costco. Green tea on the side. (Tea is such a winter necessity!)
We didn't have any dinner leftovers for lunch, so I made a butternut squash soup using frozen, cut squash. Squash soup is so easy to make when you don't have to cut up the squash! I had a couple of slices of toast with vegan margarine too.
I have purchased these Nature's Bakery fig bars at the local health food store. Can't remember how much I paid, but I know they're a better deal at Costco. My husband and daughter spotted a big variety box of them there and brought them home. It's a good, healthy "cookie" for my snack-loving daughter. There are two bars in each bag. I had one bar for a snack in the afternoon.
I also had a small, organic Gala apple.
For dinner, I made breaded and fried tofu from The Garden of Vegan. It feels very decadent because it's a little bit fried and crispy, and I dip it in sweet plum sauce. I also made kale and onions, sauteed in sesame oil and topped with Bragg's liquid aminos and rice vinegar. My son thought it looked disgusting, but I quite like it.
Are you having warm comfort foods, raw fruit and vegetable delights or a combination of both this season?
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