Today’s theme was inspired by the legendary Adam Brown post, What I Actually Eat. Even if it wasn’t purely my idea, I did go to the effort of asking Karen if copying Adam could be a theme. And she said yes. You’re welcome!
I wake up intending to drink water, or water with lemon, or hot water with lemon, grated ginger, and coconut oil. Often I forget and skip right to a pot of black tea or if someone else makes it, coffee with coconut cream.
Eventually I realize I am hungry and I make a flipped-over egg to eat with smoked salmon & greens
this no-to-low oat granola. I have it with coconut milk (unsweetened vanilla kind from a box). It is basically nuts and coconut and pepitas toasted to make you think you have cereal. The problem with any granola is the little bit of milk left in the bowl asks for more granola, and more again, moving toward the asymptotic line of zero milk and never reaching it, even after 3-4-5 ladylike minirefills.
THEN I DO MY DAY.
Right before I’m about to be called to pick people up from Dungeons or Dragons or lacrosse or Math Help, I realize I am very hungry and must eat. Normally Yesterday Me has packed part of her dinner in a container for my lunch. Sometimes that gal who packs up the dinner seems to not care for me very much. On the day I was documenting my lunch, she’d packed me plain raw spinach with about three cubes of granny smith apple. Does she even know me?
AND SO THEN I NEED CAR SNACKS
This is the moment I am so happy to be back in the Diet Coke. These days, my car snack is an icy Diet Coke and a Kind Bar. You’re not supposed to eat in the car, but away we go.
THAT IS STILL NOT ENOUGH FOOD FOR A GROWN-ASS LADY
Therefore when I get back home I head for the almonds. Sometimes so many my jaw hurts. And sometimes another Diet Coke to slow down the almond train. But always with a few more almonds.
I UNPACK THE LUNCHBOX.
Hello to the prodigal string cheese. I’d packed it in the lunchbox anticipating this moment. String cheese is enhanced by sitting around all day in a school.
SPORTS/DOGS, HOMEWORK, AND FINALLY DINNER.
Lately for dinner we grill a bunch of vegetables and a large quantity of this chicken. The cold grilled chicken saves the day two, three, or four times a week.
Strawberry rhubarb crisp. This low carb rhubarb crisp recipe. I love it. We eat it with ice cream. That was probably not the author’s intent. A lot of times I give the guys dessert as an after school snack instead of after dinner, but I thought dessert should go at the end of the post. This crisp can also be breakfast, with serious Greek yogurt where ice cream usually goes.
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