Monday Munchies, Part 18

This post is a continuation of the Monday Munchies series where I show everything I eat over the course of single day. These eats took place last Monday, when my appetite was less than 100% due to a cold (looks like I need to give my immune system a tune-up, what?).

Breakfast, 8:00 am:




In the smoothie: Greek yogurt, 1/2 banana, carrot juice, frozen berries, raw oats, chia seeds, spinach, water. Topped with brown Rice Krispies.



Spiced chocolate tea with foamed milk and way too much cinnamon. Served in my newest mug: a memento of my 26 hours in Paris.

Lunch, 12:00 pm:


Eggless egg salad, cherry tomatoes, blanched hericot verts tossed with a little herb butter, whole grain roll. Served with skim milk. I baked the rolls in a circle in the style of delicious crusty rolls we bought in Switzerland.




Snack, 3:30 pm:


We brought back an aged GruyΓ¨re from Switzerland that I haven’t seen here in the States. Apparently I was so excited to try it, I forgot to take a picture of the actual snack. I enjoyed a few slices with whole grain crackers.

Dinner, 6:30 pm:


Because I had a cold, I didn’t feel like eating dinner. However, when Peter made this flavorful broth with noodles, mushrooms, spinach, and special dumplings, I couldn’t resist eating about two-thirds of my meal. The special dumplings recipe is a secret; we got it from a friend who owns a restaurant. They’re one of the most popular items on the restaurant’s menu.


Served with skim milk and a side of Mice and Mystics.


You know a board game is serious when the dice look like this. And yes, that is a wedge of cheese on the bottom die.

Peter asked me to get this game the last time I was in Colorado from a board game shop in Denver. Let me set the scene for you: Note innocent, happy Jessie driving home from the airport with her dad and expecting a quick side trip to pick up the board game. As we approached the board game shop, we noticed the area around us gradually deteriorating. The shop itself looked like an abandoned garage in the middle of some deal gone bad. I kept think Peter must have gotten the address wrong. But, no.

Eventually, I walked out of the board game store with Mice and Mystics clutched in my sweaty hands and a sense of lucky escape. And now I will forever associate this game with creepy warehouses.

While playing M&M after dinner, I savored a square of Cailler dark chocolate from Switzerland.


Did I mention we brought chocolate back from Switzerland? Because we did.


Enjoy your week, dear reader!

Q: What’s your favorite after-dinner treat?


  1. Love that mountain of foam!! πŸ™‚ And the soup sound like the perfect meal for a cold. Chocolate is definitely my favourite after dinner snack….

  2. I always hate how being sick makes you not feel like eating! But hopefully you infused your body with enough nutrition that day to get yourself better! That soup looks quite good for the soul.

  3. Aw love the mug Jessie! And cinnamon is GOOD! Try mixing in a tiny bit of grated nutmeg whenever you use cinnamon, if you like nutmeg that is. Are those two spices any good in terms of nutritional value? If so I can tick another box in my healthy eating hehe

    Don’t you have Lindt chocolates across the Atlantic? They thankfully are everywhere here, they taste fantastic, and to think they’re the ‘mass production’ ones. But that’s the Swiss for you, they know their chocolate!

    My favourite after dinner snack hm… Anything vaguely sweet, whether it’s fruit, juice, chocolate, or some less healthy option (cupcakes or cheesecake for example), I think the sweet taste helps me feel my meal if complete. Does it make sense?

    1. Ooh, the nutmeg is a great idea! And more flavor from spices means you need less salt or sugar, so that’s good! We do have Lindt chocolates in the U.S., but we picked up a few items that we’ve never seen in the U.S. (e.g. bars with cherry liquor, bulk cocoa powder, etc.). In any case, whenever we buy souvenirs, we tend to buy food or food-related items.

      I like sweet tastes after meals, too, so I completely understand! A little chocolate makes any meal complete πŸ™‚

  4. That soup looks AMAZING! Hope you’re feeling better.

    1. Thanks, Tanya! πŸ™‚

  5. That is a lot of chocolate yum! I do like farm chocolate. Hope you’re feeling better. I don’t do too much after dinner, I do like a big glass of water kefir or something like that. Fermented foods have really cut my craving s for anything too sweet πŸ™‚

    1. lol! I like dark chocolate better than farm chocolate, too πŸ˜‰

  6. I hope you’re feeling better!

    And I would have definitely brought cheese & chocolate back from Switzerland! πŸ™‚

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