|5:00 AM Just woke up snack: Food for Life Gluten-Free English Muffin, |
with organic strawberry jelly, and Earth Balance vegan butter.
Workout: 1 hour of yoga, 2 episodes of Namaste Yoga...my favorite yoga series of all time that I blogged about here. Kind of like a chiropractor visit and a workout all rolled into one, love it.
|7:30 AM Breakfast: Chocolate Ice Cream Smoothie|
Chia seeds, hemp seeds, raw cacao powder, rice milk,
2 frozen bananas, 5 frozen strawberries=my favorite way
to start the day.
|9:15 AM First Morning Snack: Peanut Butter Cookie|
Larabar...my new favorite flavor at the moment of these rocking
bars. Ingredients: dates, peanuts, sea salt.
|10:30 AM 2nd Morning snack: Gluten-free, vegan pancakes|
from Cinnamon Quill with Maple Agave Nectar. I make these
sugar-free by substituting the sugar out for coconut sugar.
|11:30 AM 3rd Morning snack: 1 banana|
|12:15 Lunch: "Cheesy Casserole" with rice, tofu, broccoli,|
carrots, and potatoes
|2:15 1st Afternoon snack: Almond Dream Strawberry Yogurt|
|So rich and creamy-yum!|
|3:15 2nd Afternoon snack: hand full of Plentils (lentil chips)|
dipped in Trader Joe's Classic Hummus
|4:15: "Green Juice" (apple juice + green powder)|
Time to come home and play with my two favorite people...
|At just the sight of the swing set, she's|
|"Yep, that's my Dad."|
|She's a pointing/grunting machine these days, pointing at|
the dogs, the trees, or anything else she wants to bring your
|Catching some "air time"!|
|Oh yeah and she's got a new, lovely way of requesting "milk"|
After feeding Avery, it was time to feed me with my favorite afternoon smoothie...
|5:30 Just-got-home snack: "Chocolate Vanilla Smoothie": vanilla |
coconut milk, Chocolate Sun Warrior Rice Protein Powder,
spinach, 1 1/2 frozen bananas, 3 frozen strawberries
While I made and ate my smoothie, I gave Avery one of my favorite go-to baby snacks: a "Banana Pop" (as I call it).
|Simple banana snack for my teething girl who just got tooth|
|Just take one frozen banana half, wrap a cloth napkin around the|
bottom of it, then wrap a rubber band around it to keep it in place.
Then give it to your teething/or non-teething baby!
Avery loves them and will chew on them happily, while sitting in her new spot in the kitchen...the sink. I know, this probably isn't the most safe position for her to be, but it's better than being just out and open on the counter I suppose. Plus I'm always right next to her, and being down deep in the sink gives me a little extra sense of security. She loves being in the sink because it's close to the water (her favorite thing) and she can see what I'm chopping/cooking/cleaning etc.
|Chewing on her "banana pop".|
|Just a little sink-sittin' fun at this green house.|
|7:15 PM Dinner: "Cheese-Stuffed Bean Burgers" from |
Peas & Thank You (with gluten-free pasta/black beans,
quinoa, onions and more) alongside some steamed broccoli
topped Cheddar Daiya Vegan Cheese.
Now dinner with Avery always has it's highlights and on this particular night, she did not disappoint.
|She was full of spunk as she ate her burger and broccoli.|
|Highlight #1: Deciding to put her foot on the table...and then|
putting food all over it. Lovely manners, I know.
|Highlight #2: Becoming a ketchup-addict! I gave her a tiny bit|
with her burger and she spent the rest of dinner pointing
and requesting the bottle. (My brother and fellow ketchup
fan, would be proud!)
|Dessert: a few spoonfuls of: sugar-free, vegan chocolate frosting|
from Diet, Dessert & Dogs.
I planned on making this frosting for some chocolate cupcakes I was experimenting with, but after storing it in the fridge overnight it took on a super-fudgy texture that tasted excellent on it's own. I tweaked the recipe by using raw cacao powder instead of carob powder, and adding one more tablespoon of coconut sugar instead of the stevia (never quite got into the taste of that). Either way, this is one delicious frosting...who would guess the base is a baked sweet potato! Give it a try.
Hope you all had a great Wednesday with lots of yummy food. See you next week!