Life happened and I missed out on last week’s What I Ate Wednesday blog party over at Jenn’s Peas and Crayon’s Blog.
So, as penance, I took pictures of Monday and Tuesday’s eats of this week. This is our first full week of summer break and it’s been a great one so far. Except for the part where I wore a swimsuit to the pool on Monday (a suit that’s only a couple of years old) and it literally started coming apart. Apparently it’s done being a functioning swimsuit. Luckily my privates stayed, well, private, but somehow the body part of the tankini top lost all elastic and form and ended up hanging down past my swimsuit bottoms. I ended up knotting it like a valley girl (all I needed was one of those T-shirt clips I had back in 7th grade) before ultimately throwing it in the trash in the pool bathroom after changing back to regular clothes. Here’s hoping for no more swim wardrobe malfunctions for the rest of the summer.
On to the food….
Tea while blogging
steel cut oats + raisins + almond butter + buckwheat + chia seeds
shared some peanut butter filled pretzels and cheddar bunnies with my little guy while watching his sister’s swim lessons
An apple while watching the little guy’s swim lessons
A trio of lunches. We all got nuts, grapes, carrots, indian cucumbers and peaches. I had a sprouted grain bread sandwich with hummus, feta cheese, cucumbers and spinach. The kids had pb & j.
Took the kids to the pool (site of above mentioned swimsuit malfunction) and woefully underpacked snacks. Thinking haven eaten lunch a mere 45 minutes before getting to the pool would suffice, I only packed drinks and some grapes and cucumbers. Big mistake. Big. Huge. (name that quote!) Next time will bring both a non-decaying swimsuit AND entire contents of pantry. Duly noted.
The only picture I got was of our empty drinks, as was busy chatting with friends while making sure both kids stayed afloat.
Dinner was a bruschetta inspired pasta dish (recipe coming tomorrow!) and some fruit.
I had some tea while watching my guy try to eat cereal with chopsticks. I counted it as a fine motor skill development activity.
And ended up practicing my own motor skills to feed him cheerios with chopsticks.
I dirtied my entire counter to make some balls for snacking this week:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Cookie Dough Balls (from Oh She Glows)
Cocoa Cookie Dough Balls (from Let Them Eat Vegan)
During swim lessons I dug the only snack I could find out of my purse and I think it may have been about a year old. Oh well. It sufficed.
While I made lunch the little guy turned his breakfast chopsticks into pillow cushion props. If you find dried cheerios under my cushions, maybe you’ll know why.
We had another lunch trio. Today I had the same sandwich as Monday, just bigger (sprouted grain, hummus, feta, spinach, cucumbers) and the kids had cheese tortillas.
My neighbor recently got a new masticating style juicer and generously lets me borrow it every few days. Tuesday I walked down the street, kids in tow, with an enormous bag of produce and some empty jars. I came home with this:
I drank some of the leftover juice while chatting with my neighbor.
Dinner was Quinoa Crunch Salad, celery and peaches.
I poured this glass of wine and took it upstairs to enjoy while reading with my daughter, but ended up falling asleep with her (at 9 – summer is tiring!) before drinking any of it. Ooops.