Yesterday was a great one in the food department. A bunch of my meals and snacks were all “summery”, and summer foods are my favorite! Smoothies, cereal, fruit, salads… Mmm so good! Let’s take a look at what I inhaled ate throughout the day in honor of the fabulous What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW).
Breakfast was a smoothie made with half of a frozen banana, frozen mixed fruit (strawberries, pineapple, mangos, peaches), a handful of spinach, a pineapple Greek yogurt, and some unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I can’t remember the last time I had a smoothie for breakfast and it was SO good!
I also had a piece of wheat toast topped with crunchy peanut butter and strawberry jam. Never does it get old!
mid morning snack
A small ramekin of trail mix was my snack of choice! I’m trying to keep my portions a little more in check with this stuff because I can easily eat half the bag in one sitting if I’m not careful. Putting it in a ramekin definitely helped!
I had a MorningStar Farms black bean veggie burger atop a bed of spinach (topped with ketchup, obviously), a hard boiled egg, and some applesauce. No photo… I was in a rush.
mid afternoon snack
I was starving by the time 3 PM rolled around, so I poured myself a big bowl of cereal with a sliced banana and almond milk.
Our dinner was Coconut Ginger Curry Brown Rice Bowls, except I omitted the ginger since we’re not huge ginger fans over here. It wasn’t on our meal plan for the week, but I realized I never used up the ingredients for it a couple weeks ago for whatever reason. It sounded good so I went for it, and it was good indeed!
I wanted ice cream in a bad way last night, so I ended up going for a mug of chocolate ice cream with a spoonful of peanut butter. Chocolate ice cream isn’t my favorite, but it’s all we had, and I was a little desperate. Hunter had his two month shots yesterday, and this was more for emotional comfort than anything. I know, I know, emotional eating is a no-no, but it just had to happen last night. It was a rough day.
Summer foods = YUM. Just another one of the many reasons I adore summer time!
**Note: I know I’ll get questions about this, so I thought I’d let you know that after eliminating dairy for about a month, I’m slowly trying to reintroduce it back into my diet per Hunter’s doctor’s recommendation. I’m starting to prefer unsweetened vanilla almond milk over regular milk, so I may just continue to buy that. However, I have occasionally been enjoying some Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and ice cream, and boy is it good! So far, Hunter has been responding well to it, so we’ll see how it goes!
What are some of your favorite summer foods? Do you have a difficult time with portion control when it comes to any particular foods? Do you prefer chocolate or vanilla ice cream?