Posts tagged ‘lunchbox’

June 1, 2011


It’s that time again – What I Ate Wednesday (wiiii-aawwww)!  If you’re a foodie, health nut, or cook, head on over to Peas and Crayons to check out other bloggies’ muchies.

I started with another three-part breakfast, which included a pre-gym rice cake and a post-workout GNC Vanilla Soy Protein (natural and under 5 ingredients) workout shake with water.  Now that I’m at work, I’ll also be enjoying a parfait.  It’s all-natural plain yogurt (fat-free), with 1 cup of blueberries, and my first attempt at toasted oats. 

Due to my Real Food June challenge, which I mentioned yesterday, I couldn’t buy any granola at the store or use my regular Kashi GoLean cereal for parfait topping.  I was convinced I could make a lower-fat and lower-sugar version myself. 

Toasted Oats/Granola/Topping/Nom Noms

Toasted Oats/Granola/Topping/Nom Noms

My oat topping includes 1 cup of oats lighted toasted on stove top and then mixed with 1 tsp olive oil, cinnamon, and 2 tsp maple syrup.  I then spread the oats on two baking sheets and baked them at 350 for about 8 minutes.  The little buggers are pretty good, but I’m not posting this as a recipe.  They’re not cereal or granola quality, but they’re good, cheap, and all-natural.  Hopefully they last me 3 mornings!

As you can see, my lunchbox is packed to the max.  It’s a huge box too!  This includes 3rd part of breakfast, lunch, and snack.  Lunch is another veggie bowl.  This one is not as tasty, but it’s not bad.  I plan to post a recipe tomorrow.  It’s perfect for losing a little water weight, which feels good after my vacation.  It includes basil for flavor and asparagus for its diuretic properties.

The Lunch-Box-O-Plenty

My afternoon snacking consists of two servings of hummus with a cup of raw broccoli florets every day this week.  I got a little hungry yesterday, so today I also brought a green apple.  Girl scout motto = be prepared!

Dinner will be more leftovers from Monday night (the last of it).  We are having one of Kev’s college buddies over for a sleepover tonight, so I’ll make the boys meatloaf.  Mmmmm!  It’s my mommy’s recipe, and it’s fan-didilly-tastic.  I’m going to cook it and try my best not to pout in the corner with my lame leftovers.

There were a couple other mini things I wanted to mention.

  1. I was just invited by Jemma at Celery and Cupcakes to join in on a bloggie food swap with UK bloggies.  I had to decline, but stay tuned for an update to Jemma’s roundup of all who participated.  (Trust me.  The other bloggers do NOT want my baked goods!  My cookies don’t bring any boys to the yard.)
  2. FitSugar had a neat post yesterday about non-vegan drinks.  I already knew that about Guinness, but it makes me wonder how many other beers use animal products.  Check it out here.

Have a great hump day y’all!

  • Have you made your own granola before?  How did it turn out?
  • What’s the best thing you ate (or plan to eat) today?
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