Monday Munchies, Part 11
Welcome to Monday Munchies! Even through it’s not Monday, I still wanted to share a day of eats with you – in this case, my birthday.
(Yes, I know that was over a week ago. Think of this as vintage THIH).
I also have to dash out the door and this post was already prepared. Nice planning, Jessie!
Breakfast, 8 am:
In the mix: honey Noosa, 1/2 banana, frozen blueberries, chia seeds, homemade granola. Unpictured: hot tea, spoonful peanut butter.
The homemade granola is a recipe by my friend William. You can check it out here!
I added dried cranberries to the granola and it was delicious! Not too sweet, perfect crunch, and a hint of tart from the cranberries. I want to try the chocolate version next.
Lunch, 12:30 pm:
Vegetarian chocolate chili over steamed cauliflower with Sugarbush Farms smoked cheese on the side. Served with a glass of milk and followed with a mug of hot green tea.
Snack, 4 pm:
Since I was working from home most of the day, I decided to make Rice Krispie treats, only with Kashi cereal instead of Rice Krispies.
Not too bad. The recipe works better with smaller cereals – the Kashi Heart to Heart was a little too hard to bite through. Still, I had a nice big wedge of this for a snack.
Dinner, 7 pm:
I chose pasta carbonara for dinner. I had fond memories of making my own from this book when I was a kid. I don’t have a copy of that book now, so I’m not sure what was in its recipe for pasta carbonara, but it sure wasn’t what we had. The version I loved as a kid was dry with very little bacon. Mostly pasta with a little egg and Parmesan cheese. I guess I should have known this version would be different once I saw how much cream went into it. Still, the pasta was pretty tasty. Served with mini bell peppers.
I went with our traditional Fantasy Fudge Cake for dessert. The cake looks a little funky because we baked one layer, cut it in half, then stacked the two half circles on top of each other before frosting. That way we have half a double-layer cake instead of a whole one, which we would never finish.
I took the end with extra frosting, of course.
And there you have it! A dietitian’s birthday day of eats. Not the most balanced, perhaps, but certainly enjoyable once a year 🙂
I’ll be on a short hiatus while visiting my dad in Colorado (a.k.a. the land of no Internet). I planned to have a series of prepared posts to go up while I was gone, but I ran out of time because one of my clients had a last-minute nutrient analysis job due this morning. So, no new post until next Monday.
Have a great rest of your week and weekend!
Q: What do you like to eat on your birthday?
Happy Birthday Jessie!! Oh yes, smart girl, extra icing 🙂
And I love that you used KAshi cereal for your squares! That’s brilliant. At least it makes them somewhat healthy, right?!
I like to eat ice cream and cake on my birthday. With a beer 😉
Your birthday eats actually sound pretty healthy! ESPECIALLY for a birthday. I mean, just look at your lunch! Health central. 🙂
Have fun in colorado this weekend! (And don’t inhale too much now that it’s legal :P)
Chocolate and wine is all I require 😉
Have a super time in Colorado, Jessie! 🙂
Jessie…bringing up granola makes me realize once more how many goodies I have yet to make. I’ll have to visit for the recipe ;o)
Land of no Internet…wow…that alone…for some…is a true vacation!!!
Have yourself a lovely time at your Dad’s part of the world and Happy Thanksgiving Jessie.
Ciao for now,
A delicious day of birthday eats, I must say!! I definitely don’t think you went too crazy!
Happy Birthday Jessie! 🙂 Have a great trip!