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 to 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)?