Hello Wednesday…. How about another installment of What I Ate Wednesday with Jenn at Peas and Crayons?
I photographed my eats on Tuesday and decided to give you a glimpse into what I’m reading these days in addition to what I’m eating. I also drank a lot of tea today. And cut my sugar intake way down. Yay me.
I made some toast and jelly for the munchkins.
The boy likes all strawberry jelly, the girl likes half strawberry and half apricot. Thankfully they both like the Sprouted Grain bread from Costco.
I packed a lunch for the boy:
Veggie potato chips (new find at Costco), cheese tortilla, banana, cutie, cucumbers, broccoli. Water in the Toy Story cup (we are green, we are green, our master is the toy machine)
And I got to eat my breakfast while reading a little from Simplicity Parenting, which I am LOVING.
Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids. (yes please) by K. Payne
Breakfast was green jasmine tea, toast + almond butter+ apricot preserves. I felt a bit like Paddington Bear with my tea and toast with marmalade….
I dropped off the kids at their respective schools, as Tuesday is a preschool day for the little guy (and every day is a school day for the kindergartener), and consumed cup of tea #2
black tea + coconut milk creamer + dash of cinnamon
I hung out with the treadmill for a bit:
(like my sweaty shirt?) (and, man,this is the first time my legs have ever looked long, it’s just too bad the angle makes me look pregnant too) (and I’m not remotely pregnant) (nor do I have remotely long legs)
I came home and got out the juicer for Breakfast #2.
Green Juice: kale, cucumber, celery, lemon, green apple, broccoli, carrot
I’ve been eating way too much sugar lately and while I’m not ready to do a big cleanse (yet), I choose today to start the sugar detox. I know there was some sugar in the jelly at breakfast, but I tried to eat no sugar after that until dinner. Which is probably why I drank so much today, as I headed for the tea-pot or water jug every time the sugar cravings hit. And they hit a lot.
I had cup of tea #3 while doing some Bible Study.
Tea – licorice peppermint (herbal)
Books – Bible and Discerning the Voice of God by P. Shirer
There was a mini-lunch of apples + almond butter.
I picked up my chickies and we headed to the book mothership, the library.
it melts my heart to see her on her toes…. she’s getting so big, but she is still so little in other ways… sigh
I picked up a book for me to re-read. I love, love Jennifer Weiner.
We came home with our 24 new books and I ate a very late lunch while reading more of Simplicity Parenting.
Kale Salad with Sunshine Dressing (from Peas and Thank You)
Sugar craving = another cup of tea.
I baked some peanut butter and banana oatmeal cookies – recipe coming soon. They actually only have 1/4 cup of added sugar (in addition to the natural sweetness from the ripe bananas), so they are quite healthy as far as cookies go. I let myself have one and, can I just say, it tastes so good when it touches your lips…
(bonus points for the quote identifier)
Table O Food – Avocados, Salsa, Sour Cream, Chips, Oranges, Veggies, Quinoa with Salsa and Black Beans
My kids don’t do salsa in any form, so I used the black beans and mixed them with some refried beans from the fridge and put them on some tostado shells with cheese and baked them for a few minutes. The girl loves avocado, the boy does not.
Close up of the quinoa:
I’m off to do some reading and probably have another cup of tea. Wish me luck on the sugar detox! Better yet, send tea. And books.
Any good books I should add to my library list?