what i ate wednesday: the time is now

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 in Food

This might be the last day of homemade eats for a few weeks. I’ve made the decision to finally pack up the kitchen and just accept we’re going to nosh on take out until we move next week. I’ve been putting off packing up my beloved kitchen gadgets, but the time is now. I’m really bummed to pack away all my friends into dark, dusty cardboard boxes, but alas, it must be done. Enjoy my bottom-of-the-barrel eats. I’ll be back next WIAW with lots of food made by other people.

Breakfast

I had chocolate overnight oats for breakfast. These looked awesome, but they were actually kinda flavorless. My milk/yogurt ratio was off. Oh well! Better luck next time. In the mix: vanilla yogurt, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, chia seeds, oats, and cocoa powder. On top: a sprinkle of chia seeds, almonds and a few mini chocolate chips.

Morning Snack

Ate a peanut butter and dark chocolate KIND bar for snack mid-morning. YUM! I love this one. It’s definitely my favorite KIND bar.

Lunch

Had a nice little bento box for lunch. Leftover brown rice, baby carrots, snow peas, a hard-boiled egg, cheddar cheese, a tiny little peach from the farmer’s market, a few leftover potato wedges, some leftover frittata and a square of 88% dark chocolate. My favorite part of bento-ing is the variety. Little tastes of everything make lunch so much more fun!

Afternoon Snacks

At work, I had a banana, which was too ripe for my tastes. I like ‘em a little green. And then once home, I had a single-serving bag of Pirate’s Booty for my after school snack. I love Pirate’s Booty, like whoa.

Dinner

Still on a mission to clear out the pantry, and I have a lot of beans to use, so ham ‘n’ beans was a perfect use for some. It also cleared out my last ham hock in the freezer. And was made in the slow cooker so I didn’t have to put much effort into dinner. Full of moving month win! And you can’t have ham ‘n’ beans without cornbread. I had a nice triangle two nice triangles on the side for sopping and scooping. Because really, has anyone ever in the history of the world ever eaten just one piece of cornbread?

Dessert

I’m pretty obsessed with my Nutella Banana Fudgesicles. So chocolatey. So refreshing. So yummy. I added a scoop of banana protein powder to the batch this time, too. Made them a bit more creamy and added some protein.

The stats

What’s the best thing you ate yesterday?

That little tiny peach was perfectly ripe, juicy and delicious. Yay for farmer’s markets!

12 Comments

  1. What kind of containers do you use for your lunches? I am on a hunt for something for Doug, since he has a major aversion to plastic. I am worried about sending him with glass dishes, though, as he generally just tosses his lunch into his backpack.

    LOVE cornbread! I’ll eat a triangle (or two) and Doug will eat the whole rest of the pan. He loves the stuff.

    • I use Pyrex and GlassLock containers. The Pyrex are great, but the lids are not water tight (and not good for just tossing in a backpack). The GlassLock would be PERFECT though. Completely water tight and really, really thick plastic. They are pretty expensive though, but worth it, in my opinion.

  2. I love the idea of the bento, but did you eat everything cold? Egg fritatta? It seems awesome for portion control but not if some of lunch needs to be heated. Tell me more! :-)

    • I eat it all cold! Yes, even the egg fritatta. :) I only put things that don’t need to be heated in my bentos.

  3. This post made me realize I forgot to pack my Pirate’s Booty in my lunch today! I had it all planned out…sandwich, apple, Booty. But alas, looks like it’ll be just the sandwich and apple today. I guess this is what I get for keeping the Booty on top of the fridge where I can’t easily see it while I’m packing my lunch!

  4. I personally can’t get with overnight oats, but my boyfriend loves it so I’ve been making them for him lately and for some reason it’s fun even though I don’t get to enjoy the finished product! So far I’ve pretty much just thrown in whatever fruit we had that was ripe and ready to eat, but chocolate sounds like an awesome idea. And I went to your link and saw that you put peanut butter in sometimes – YUM! That might be enough for me to give it a second try myself.

  5. Looks like a very delicious day!

  6. I LOVE the Wisconsin Cheddar(purple bag) of Pirates Booty, but I simply cannot buy it and pre-portion it, as I will literally sit and eat the entire thing. :( YUM!

    Good luck moving!

  7. NUTELLA FUDGE POPS!?! Oh yes, I want these.

  8. I love your bento style packed lunch! When my food intolerances first reared their ugly head, I started taking bento style lunches out with me when I would go places around lunch time – now I’m lazy and use ziplock bags, but I should take the time to make my a lunch bento sometimes, It’s way more fun!

  9. Cass, that bento looks amazing! I need to get on the bento train! And overnight oats are a regular for me, I mix through frozen berries, they end up lovely by the morning. As for ripe bananas, yuk! I like em green too!

  10. I love how you separated all the components in the Bento box and made them fit perfectly! I’ve started to bring lunch to work and it is really hard to figure out different combinations to create a delicious, healthy, and filling meal.

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