Here we are again….another Wednesday(halfway through the week, my friends) and another What I ate Wednesday Post!!!
Breakfast: Steel cut oats!!! How had I never tried these before? They do require a good bit of cooking time(20 minutes or so) but let me tell ya, these were worth the wait! I think I will batch cook some of these every Sunday night to eat on for a few days. I love all oatmeal but the texture of steel cut oats beats out old-fashioned ANY day!!!
Lunch: It was rainy and somewhat cool yesterday(80 degrees!!!) which is totally unheard of in August. I was giddy over the weather because as much as I have enjoyed Summer, I am getting a bit tired of not being able to get outside much due to the heat. I am ready for Fall. One of my favorite Fall foods in a classic grilled cheese sandwich. I prefer them dipped in tomato soup but since I didn’t have any I paired it with a salad instead. It was GOOD!!!
A piece of apple pie. Ohhhhhhh wait, I mean this organic Pure bar that tasted just like apple pie. It was super delicious and the walnuts in it made it a very satisfying snack.
*** Confession** There were also quite a few sour cream and onion chips consumed about 1.5 hours after the bar. I was too embarrassed(but mostly just lazy) to document it with a picture. I have to blame that slip up on my lack of sleep last night. Liam had a bed wetting accident last night so I was up at 3am changing sheets and his clothes and could not fall back asleep afterwards. Since I went to bed at 11pm that left me with a measly four hours of sleep. When I am tired, I eat.
Dinner: While I have made “Man Pleasing Chicken” a couple of times, last night it didn’t turn out all that great. I blame it on the cheap chicken I bought at the store last week. I usually splurge on my meat(and will do so for now on) but I figured I could save a few bucks on the “value pack” of chicken at the store. I don’t know if I am just a chicken snob but the texture and taste just wasn’t doing it for any of us. We ended up giving the leftovers to our dog.
Speaking of poultry, or all meat for that matter, I think I am going to consider going back to a few meatless meals a week. I tend to go through these phases where meat is just not appealing to me. I kind of think I might be in one of those phases right now.
As it is, my seven year old daughter almost refuses to touch meat. She claims to be a vegetarian though she really doesn’t get the true concept of it. Her reasoning of course, is because she likes animals and wants them as pets, not as food. I totally respect that and never force her to eat meat when it is served.
My husband has always been a big meat eater but over the last couple months he has been experimenting with vegan/vegetarian lunches thanks to a co-worker who chose that lifestyle recently. Whereas I used to feel the need to cook meat for him, I know he would totally be up for a few meatless meals per week. That makes the process much easier, knowing I don’t have to worry about pleasing multiple people with several different dishes at mealtime.
I have said before that I don’t have the desire to lead a total vegetarian lifestyle(at least not yet) but I do love the idea of being a “Flexitarian.”. You get the health benefits of consuming more of a plant based diet while not having to be super restrictive if/when you do decide to eat meat. I definitely think that is much more attainable for my family!!
Do you try to incorporate meatless meals into your diet?
Do you tend to eat more when you are tired?