This is not the What I Ate Wednesday I had in mind.
I have been planning out some foodie-fun posts like healthy packaged snack choices and finally updating my vegetarian meal planning post but none of that had time to develop because my son STILL HASN’T STARTED SCHOOL.
Not that I am complaining or anything because the quality time together is just lovely (although I took him and his friend to the movies and they made me sit somewhere else so that doesn’t exactly count as quality time), but really, like, why is his school district the last to start TOMORROW?
Anyway, I am headed into the city this morning to attend the Healthy Brand Showcase and, since there is no school for us, my son will be coming along with me for the fun.
I cleared it with the Healthy Brand people in charge and they were more than inviting and he is more than excited to check out the food and product samples available.
I do have some random eats worth discussing with you so, in no particular order, let’s begin…
The other day I mentioned on instagram that I bought the Cinnamon Raisin British (English?!) Muffins from Trader Joe’s.
While I used to survive on an English Muffin with peanut butter a day without fail for like seven years in a row, I decided after having these English Muffins for a few days that I really do prefer oatmeal first thing in the morning.
And, I also decided that I much prefer the Food For Life Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel Bread and English Muffins over these Trader Joe’s English Muffins.
I haven’t been eating much lunch at home lately but when I do, it’s still my fave chick pea and avocado mashed on the Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel bread. And, I have been adding Nutritional Yeast to the mash which makes it quite tasty.
Since yesterday was, um, the hottest day of the year so far (explain that one, I can’t) we went to Red Mango for a cool lunch.
I look forward to this parfait more than usual at the moment because I can load up in the berries department which is something I really can’t do right now at home.
I don’t even want to discuss that well-priced and big containers of berries are few and far between in the stores.
Good thing I still love apples.
In case you forgot, apples with peanut butter are my most favorite anytime snack.
Sometimes I get creative and mix the peanut butter with some Skoop A-Game. I really love the flavor combo.
I also really love a crumbled up Grain-Free Banana Bread Bite on top of a diced Granny Smith apple.
When you store the bites in the refrigerator and mash them up into a crumble which I adore, it makes for a spreadable/scoopable apple topping. And yes, of course add some extra peanut butter.
I introduced my son to the world of apple slices with hummus as a change of pace snack.
Not a great picture but you get the idea. It’s his new favorite thing.
And, this, well, this is pretty funny…
My son sometimes forgets that he is the child and I am the adult.
When he isn’t with me, he questions what I do, who I do it with and to make matters worse, he monitors my instagram and is sure to follow up on anything he feels he might have missed out on.
I was rather honored that he felt the dinner I posted on instagram which I made for myself appeared as though I dined out in a restaurant or something.
It’s all about the Power Bowl.
I could eat this every night and never get tired of it. Just mix up your seasonings and flavors to keep it all interesting. If you are short on time, rely on steamfresh vegetables instead of roasting the fresh kind.
And, because you rely on me for dessert news, Crumbs Bake Shop will be reopening! Click here to read about it.
Be sure to check out what everyone else is eating today!
Favorite way to eat apples?
Which apple is your favorite? I love Granny Smith but Pink Lady is a close second when they are in season.
Do you have a food/meal that you have eaten every single day for years? Before I existed on English Muffins with peanut butter for breakfast, I lived on Life Cereal for a good four or five years every morning without fail.