I don’t know if it’s the winter blues or what, but I lost my blogging mojo for a few weeks, hence the lack of ‘What I ate Wednesday’ posts. But today I decided to get over it and get back into it! I also had a rather delicious day of eating so I thought it was worth sharing.
Here’s my day on a plate:
Wintery weather means porridge is on high rotation for my breakfast menu. Instead of my usually rolled oats I’m having steel cut oats I was gifted from Harraways. Steel cut oats are simply oats that have been chopped into pieces as opposed to rolled flat (as in rolled oats). They taste the same, they just have a slightly different texture. On my oats I have a big spoon of LSA, a couple of good spoonfuls of probiotic yoghurt, blueberries and few coconut flakes and usually milk as well. I find this combination keeps me pretty full and I love it. Two important things for me when it comes to eating!
I don’t drink coffee every day, but I felt like one today. Particularly because it was freezing and I felt like a brisk walk at morning tea to wake up a bit! I had a small flat white and my new favourite bliss balls. These Tom and Luke salted caramel snakaballs are delicious! I find them quite sweet and it’s a big bag for a snack (as a comparison, most snack bars are around 30-40g and this is 70g). I just had one with my coffee and then had a couple later on in the afternoon. I also had a couple of pieces of apple from a friend at work.
At lunch I was very excited as I had an avocado. I was feeling smug as I had bought two decent sized avocado for $5 on special, when most people either can’t find them or are looking at $5 plus per avocado. One I bought was not ripe, the other was green still. Well I should have eaten the ripe one in the weekend when I bought it because today it was way over ripe and not edible. I wanted to cry as I threw it away. Especially as it meant that my bargain was now not a bargain. So out went the avocado and I just had tomato and boiled egg on sourdough toast. I will be keeping a close eye on my other avocado. It was yummy, but avocado would have been next level. Each weekend I’ve been trying out different sourdough breads – by Wednesday they are a bit hard but they are great toasted. This was rye and sunflower seed and is one of my favourites so far.
I also had a couple of mandarins. How good are they right now? Sweet, juicy and a great source of Vitamin C – just what we need heading into winter.
Mid afternoon I had some carrot sticks dipped in a big spoonful of peanut butter. If I haven’t had a good serve of vegeatbles at lunch I like to have some for a snack and in winter carrots tend to be my go to choice since cherry tomatoes and cucumber aren’t in season (read – expensive). I also had a bobby banana.
Dinner was left over casserole made into cottage pie. I topped it with kumara mash and a little grated cheese. Casserole always tastes better the next day and I have to say this was the best cottage pie ever. For vegetables, I roasted pumpkin and Brussels sprouts and cooked some peas. Totally delicious and pretty easy too. I love left overs.
After dinner I had 1 piece of Lindt chocolate that was in the fridge. That was enough for me tonight.
Until next time, have a great week 🙂