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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  1. I love that you often cook from real cookbooks! Makes me want to stop surfing the web and just work my way through the few cookbooks I own. Everything looks amazing!

    1. I love the availability of information on the web Faith, but I still love the feel and convenience of using a real book in the kitchen. :) I'm afraid I have more cookbooks than one person can use though...;)

  2. So delicious! Your Wednesday posts are always so inspiring--

  3. Yum, and how I remember those days when I wasn't hungry until 10. Now that I wake up at 5:30AM, I can't tell you how much I've eaten by the time 10 rolls around!