Monday Munchies, Part 13

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Monday Munchies, where I showcase everything this dietitian eats over the course of one day. The day in question? Last Thursday, i.e. the first day last week I remembered to take pictures.

Commencing … now.

Breakfast, 7:30 am:

Greek yogurt, frozen strawberries and blueberries, 1/2 banana, raw oats, a handful of spinach, and a spoonful of cocoa powder, all blended together and topped with whole grain cereal and a dried apricot. The addition of cocoa powder is perhaps not as awesome as adding chocolate chips toΒ Black Forest Oatmeal, but chocolate for breakfast always feels like a treat.

As you may have noticed from pretty much every Monday Munchy since I kick-started the blog, we drink smoothies for breakfast nearly every morning. This is partly because I follow the THIH Breakfast Principle of choosing something light and energizing for breakfast and sticking with it. By taking the guesswork out of having a healthy breakfast, you set yourself up for healthy eating the rest of the day. Of course, you need to choose something you like. If smoothies make you gag, well … I apologize for having so many pictures of them every Monday! And you should choose a different light ‘n’ energizing breakfast.

Yesterday, Peter asked me what he thought our next breakfast phase would be. Before the smoothies, it was oatmeal oatmeal oatmeal. I grew heartily sick of breakfast oats before we switched to smoothies, and I wouldn’t want the same thing to happen again. What do you suggest? Eggs? Whole grain pancakes with fruit?

Lunch, 11:30 am:

Leftover whole wheat pasta with roasted broccoli, tomato sauce, and chicken meatballs. I added plenty of Parmesan cheese after taking this picture and enjoyed the pasta with a glass of milk.

Dinner, 6:30 pm:

I’ve noticed since I started working from home, I often forget to have an afternoon snack (ironic, since I never forget a snack when I’m out and about). I haven’t missed it at all. I didn’t feel a lick of hunger until this was put in front of me:

Shrimp lomein with whole grain noodles, mushrooms, red onion and bok choy.

Since we don’t eat dessert every night, we’re still working on Peter’s fabulous apple pie. This particular night, Peter made streusel ice cream to go with our slices.

Mixing the streusel:

Creamy and crunchy.

Have a great rest of your day, dear reader!

Q: What do you typically eat for breakfast (if anything)?

10 Comments

  1. Love seeing what other people are eating! And for the record, I’d be ALL over that lo mein πŸ™‚

  2. Haha, I think I will never get sick of oatmeal! It’s always been my favorite breakfast, especially in cooler weather. Somehow, smoothies just don’t work as a meal for me…I like to chew something haha πŸ˜‰

    1. I know what you mean about chewing! I think that’s why I’ve been adding crunchy things like cereal or nuts to the tops of my smoothies πŸ™‚

      I hope you had a great weekend, Lucy!

  3. I have a hard time with breakfast. Without it the day’s a disaster, but I am NOT a morning person, in spite of which I am out the door by 7 am (in the darkness… so sad…). It’s a daily struggle, because if I make a good breakfast I get crunched for time, but if I have a teeny grab-and-go breakfast I’m starving well before lunchtime (5 1/2 or 6 1/2 hours later, depending on the day). I can often munch on a snack mid-morning, but the snack has to be something I can eat without direct snack-to-germ-and-ink-covered-skin contact. So I need breakfasts that are filling (but not heavy) and fast and snacks that are quick and easy to eat but not overly processed. And that, dear Jessie, is my non-answer to your question. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Marie! Breakfast is a struggle for many people – I know I’ve run out the door without enough (or any!) food before. I’ll talk more about this tomorrow. Hope you and Mike are doing well!

  4. I’ve gone through breakfast phases as well but lately it’s a multigrain english muffin with peanut or almond butter (or…sometimes cookie butter…but who’s counting). I’ve also been meaning to get on the green smoothie bandwagon…maybe once the.boy. and I move in together so I don’t have to worry about waking up my roommate with the blender!

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