OK – well, today went far differently than I had originally planned. Monday is grocery day around here, so the pickins were slim this morning. I never got to the grocery, either, because my 9 yo daughter had a slight fever and was on the couch sick all day :/ She’s a bit better now, so that’s good. But, there’s precious little food (that I can eat) in the house!
Here’s what I came up with…
BREAKFAST: I sauteed some fresh (but quickly wilting) spinach and some frozen asparagus spears in olive oil and then cooked two eggs on top of the veggies in the same skillet. I covered the skillet, so the eggs cooked. Seasoned the top w/ a little garlic powder, salt, and paprika just for “prettiness” 🙂 Drank 8 oz. of hot nettle tea.
LUNCH: This one is VERY weird and I don’t think I’ll do it again, although it was at least edible. I blended *roughly* (I don’t really measure stuff out) 1/3 C. sunflower seeds, 1/4 C. fresh lemon juice, 1/3 C. extra virgin olive oil, a few dashes of onion powder, garlic powder, ground plain mustard, sea salt, and about 1/2 tsp. dried parsley until it made a kind of paste. Then I added a little water until it lightened up to a spreadable consistency. Kind of weird tasting, but kind of creamy. I mixed all of that in to a can of Trader Joe’s albacore tuna to make a kind of tuna salad w/o mayo. I tried to eat it on this flaxseed bread I tried over the weekend, but I just really do *not* care for the taste of that bread, so I scraped the tuna salad off and ate it out of the bowl. I also ate some fresh red peppers strips and cucumber slices. Drank water.
I munched on a couple of macadamia/carob truffle balls (they’re small) in the early afternoon. They were in my freezer.
AFTERNOON SNACK: I rummaged around in my freezer and found a bag of sturfry veggies. I picked most of the carrots and all of the mushrooms out, then cooked about 3/4 of the bag in some Trader Joe’s organic chicken broth just until the veggies weren’t frozen any more. They were still crisp. So, it was a soup but a crispy soup. I added sea salt.
DINNER: Totally piecemeal and not my favorite way to end the day foodwise, but it did the trick, I guess. Around 6pm, I ate a portion of Trader Joe’s turkey kielbasa that I heated up in the microwave. No good veggie options left… nothing to steam up. Hate it when I run out of salad greens! Then, running errands around 7pm, I stopped by the health food store and got a Naked brand coconut water and some nice, raw almonds to munch while I drove (technically they should be soaked, but I don’t do that). Later on, around 9 maybe, I ate some Trader Joe’s herbed turkey breast slices wrapped around slices of avocado (about 1/3 of an avocado).
I drank about 3/4 of a gallon of water so far, too. I may get close to finishing it up here in the next hour or so.
That’s it! Super inspirational, huh? Hopefully, I’ll be able to get to the grocery store tomorrow and at least get some produce.
Whatabout you all?