|1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup skim milk, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 banana, 2 Tbsp peanut flour|
It tasted a bit like those no-bake cookies and I had to keep myself from sprinkling chocolate chips over the top of my oatmeal. Peanut and chocolate should be together, and once I am in a more maintenance-y phase of weight loss I think I will reunite them in this breakfast.
I was getting the girls all ready to head to school and then the gym this morning (and by "getting ready" I mean arguing that no, you cannot leave the house naked) when Emily's preschool called and said classes were cancelled. I hung up and called the gym to find that all morning classes were cancelled there too and there was no childcare. Dang it. I don't know how much working out I'm going to be able to do while we're gone, I want to stick as close as possible to my routine for as long as possible beforehand!
Since we were stuck at home, I bumped my smoothie up to become my morning snack.
|1 cup applesauce, 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt, 12 almonds, ice|
As I've said, I'm trying to use my salads to finish up random things in the fridge, but I think I took this one a little too far. I blanched some wilted kale and tossed that in there. I dumped Emily's leftover salad from yesterday in the mix. I added some recently defrosted lemon lentil salad I made God knows how long ago and stuck in the freezer to promptly forget.
|Greens, kale, 6 olives, grated carrot, 1 oz humbolt fog cheese, 1.2 cup lemon lentil salad, smoked salmon, balsamic vinegar|
Here were some of the problems with my salad:
-The lemon from the lentil salad was too strong when paired with the vinegar I sprinkled over everything. Acid overload!
-The salmon in Emily's leftover salad from yesterday tasted fishier than normal which is understandable since it sat in a salad in the fridge all night but it still freaked me out so I picked it out and tossed it.
-Something else in the salad tasted like soap. I suspect the kale, but not EVERY piece of kale tasted gross. It was like playing Russian roulette every time I took a bite except with salad.
It was so very unpleasant that I made it about this far...
|Still too far|
...and then threw away the rest. Blech.
Now usually I have a pretty strong stomach, but the stakes are higher now since I REALLY don't want to be barfing from food poisoning while we're traveling to Florida. I had started to over-analyze how I was feeling and freak myself out when I opened the fridge and saw a pitcher of our super-strong sangria from the other day. I poured myself a glass and downed it.
|Mama needs her medicine|
Then I got a headache.
With my stomach properly disinfected, I finished up my awesome lunch with 2 pears.
Yes, this is the same pear twice but I didn't feel like taking another picture and they looked enough alike.
If you can believe it, my stomach felt weird this afternoon! So I made it almost all the way to dinner without a snack. I did give in around 4:30 though.
|1 oz Cabot 50% light cheddar|
|1/3 cup Mama Pea's roasted chickpeas|
Dinner was the girls' favorite.
|Garlic soy chicken drumsticks (skinless for me) and roasted delicata squash on a floating plate|
|Steamed broccoli, cauliflower and green beans|
The girls did not buy it when I told them the squash tasted like cake.
After dinner I suffered a little heartburn. I blame that on the salad too.
Once I recovered somewhat, we had dessert which was a repeat of last night.
|Vitamix banana ice cream with peanut flour and juice-sweetened chocolate sauce|