I’ve received several email inquiries asking if I could share a day of my meals with you… and I’m finally getting around to doing just that! Of course, I decided to partake in the What I Ate Wednesday trend after I packed up my camera, photography set-up, and most of our dishes; so we’ll have to just go with good ol’ iPhone pics. Cool?
I kicked the day off with a bowl (the last one not packed) of Barbara’s Original Puffins, my mom’s homemade granola (the best!) and a sliced banana (which I just got back into eating after about a month-long hiatus).
I’m typically not a huge cold cereal fan when it comes to breakfast, (I prefer eating it as a snack or dessert), but have been loving it lately! It doesn’t keep me full for as long as oatmeal, but as long as I have a mid-morning snack (usually some kind of fruit), I’m good to go until lunch.
Today’s snack was a couple handfuls of organic cherries (no surprise there). Perfection.
Lunch was packed today, and consisted of a melange of foods (we’re trying to empty the fridge and pantry before the big move).
Red grapes & grape tomatoes (both organic – packed together, but eaten separately) + monterey jack cheese & Back to Nature Classic Round Crackers (think all-natural Ritz crackers… not the healthiest choice perhaps, but they taste so good with cheese and grapes), and Stonyfield Organic Lemon 0% Yogurt + organic strawberries. My go-to yogurt is plain Greek yogurt, but I had a few coupons for free Stonyfield yogurt cups, and lemon just sounded so light and refreshing… and it tasted fabulous with the sweet chopped strawberries.
I also refilled this guy a bunch of times while I was out and about:
In any given week, John and I only go out for dinner once; but because all of our pots, pans, and cooking utensils are packed, we have been grabbing takeout throughout this week.
Yesterday afternoon I stopped by Whole Foods on my way home, fully intending to get a to-go container of my favorite Corn & Poblano Chowder, but only the dregs of the soup were left in the pot (I’m assuming this is because I went smack in between lunch & dinner time). I settled for the Indian food hot bar, which I’ve had from Whole Foods before and liked.
Clockwise, from top left: Saag Paneer, Vegetable Biryani, Chana Masala, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Lemon Rice.
A few notes.
- The cubes in the saag ended up being tofu, not cheese – major disappointment! I do not dislike tofu, but when you’re expecting paneer, it’s a big letdown.
- My high hopes for the vegetable biryani were, unfortunately, dashed. There was an unfamiliar spice in there that I just did not like.
- It’s not all bad news. The chana masala was excellent! Better than I’ve had in Indian restaurants. The chickpeas were the perfect texture of doneness, and the spice level was spot-on.
- Both the chicken tikka masala and the lemon rice were pretty good… but nothing to write home about.
- The only thing missing from this meal – well, besides the paneer cheese – was a warm piece of fluffy of naan bread. C’mon Whole Foods, a girl’s gotta have her carbs!
Moral of the story? The chana masala at Whole Foods is delicious… the other Indian dishes may not be worth it.
A couple of hours after dinner, I polished off the last few spoonfuls left in a container of Haagen-Dazs Strawberry Ice Cream (no, I did NOT eat the entire pint!).
So there ya have it… a day of eats in the life of me. I’d love to do another post of WIAW on a more typical day – when we have a fully stocked kitchen so I can eat more veggies and a home-cooked dinner =).
*The next time I post, we’ll be in our new house! Yaaaay!!*