It’s that time again – a round up of ‘What I ate Wednesday’ featuring the most delicious falafels and my fave salted caramel snack balls. Here it is!!
I’m a real sucker for the reduced to clear bins at the supermarket and I found some organic sourdough bread in there that was close to it’s best before date for $1.50. So I put it in the freezer to use for toast. I found it hard to get moving this morning so it was a super simple breakfast of crunchy peanut butter on the sourdough toast accompanied with a coffee. As you can see I like my peanut butter thick!
For morning tea I had a banana, an instant coffee plus I had some chocolate in my bag and I had a row of that. I think when it comes to dark chocolate, this is one of my favourites.
I made falafels on Sunday night (which you would have seen on instastories if you follow me on Instagram) and even though I REALLY couldn’t be bothered I’ve been super grateful this week as they’ve been delicious for lunch! They’ve got kumara in them which gives them a delicious texture and stops them from going dry.
I also cooked and froze some brown rice which is a good to the falafels. Lunch looks like it took a lot of time but it was actually super simple because I had the falafels and rice ready already and the salad was left over from dinner the night before. I just added an extra tomato and a big blob of pesto, some mayo and chutney which make it taste delicious.
To finish off lunch I had a decaf coffee and some Tom and Lukes Salted Caramel Snack Balls. I am in love with that flavour.
Even though I really like fruit I’ve found I’m not always eating two pieces a day. So I’ve been trying to make an effort to include more variety. I love mixed berries and yoghurt so I bought this to work. I add some chia seeds with the frozen berries as they soak up the liquid as the berries defrost and stop the yoghurt from getting too runny. This yoghurt was a mix of plain unsweetened probiotic yoghurt and the boysenberry Collective yoghurt. I find it a wee bit sweet by itself but love the flavour so I often mix it. I only had blueberries in the freezer and they weren’t that nice defrosted so this snack was kind of disappointing and not very satisfying.
Someone in the office had quinoa chips, which are really just the same as any other chip but made out of quinoa flour. I had a few of these which were tasty. I think if my berry snack had been satisfying I wouldn’t have had them but it wasn’t and I felt like something else.
Wednesdays are always a bit of a rush at dinner time as I work half an hour later. I quite often do something in the crock pot and today it was a casserole. I had it with veggies (which I overcooked – doesn’t that suck!) and potato/kumara mash. It’s definitely not the most attractive meal in the world (especially with this photo taken in the evening), but it’s always a satisfying meal!
And that’s a wrap! See you next week for another episode 🙂