What I eat on any particular day is very influenced by two things. Number 1: What I have in my house. Number 2: What I have been reading about/hearing about/looking at. I present two cases in point.
I bought a big box of fresh blueberries at Costco the other day. I don’t actually like eating plain blueberries. But I love to make scones with fresh blueberries. So before I froze the rest of these, I decided to make a batch of blueberry scones this morning. I tried using spelt flour instead of whole wheat flour this morning. FAB-U-LOUS. One of them is very satisfying for breakfast. With the added walnuts and flaxseed meal, and using yogurt for the liquid, they have a good amount of protein.
Later in the day I tried to make some granola that I had seen and bookmarked. I think I am giving up on making my own granola. I followed the recipe. I set my timer to check every 10 minutes. I even lowered my oven temperature a little bit. And still I burned the whole batch and had to throw it out. And I was left with that lovely cinnamon smell in my house driving me nuts. So I made a little bowl of ‘raw’ granola for a snack–very satisfying I must say.
In the afternoon I went out to do a few chores and that included a stop at the grocery store and the farmer’s market for VEGETABLES! I have vegetables in the house. All I have to do now is to EAT them. Instead, I had something I had been hankering after for a few days. I had a discussion with my brother about the best hamburger place in Amarillo (yes, Texas, home of beef-lovers.) And then I saw Lori’s delicious little burger on her blog the other day. So I looked for those buns at the grocery store, couldn’t find them, and bought a box of Thomas’s Hearty Grains English Muffins to use as a bun. (Even though I’m not eating much wheat.) And I bought some ground sirloin at the store too. And this is what I had for dinner. EXTREMELY SATISFYING. Not too many veggies. Part of the problem is time and planning. I’ll get ’em going pretty soon.
Then, I remembered I had a pack of (I’m embarrassed to admit this) Reese’s PB Cups. ‘Only’ 100 calories. And there were 8 for a dollar. Well, the package is twice the size of the actual piece of candy. SOOOOO not worthy. These will be gone tomorrow morning. Kind of makes me mad at myself that I have to keep testing the waters. Who said they were like Lot’s wife, looking back wistfully at her old evil life until she turned into a pillar of salt? I don’t have to tell you what kind of pillar I will turn into if I keep looking back wistfully at my old life.
Overall, I am pleased with my food choices today, and especially with the AMOUNT of food I ate. It was just right.
P.S. My blueberry scone recipe really needs to be updated. I’ll try to do that in a day or two.