To start off my gluten-free, vegan food for the day I had...
|5:00 AM: glass of warm water with |
the juice of half of a lemon
|5:30 AM Pre-workout snack: 1 bowl of Rice Chex cereal|
with SO Delicious Sugar-Free Vanilla Coconut Milk
|8:30 AM Breakfast: Chocolate Ice Cream Smoothie |
Raw cacao powder, hemp seeds, chia seeds, spinach,
rice milk, frozen strawberries, and frozen bananas.
|9:30 AM: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabar|
|10:30 AM 2nd Morning Snack: 2 slices of Rudi's Gluten-Free|
Multigrain toast with Earth Balance vegan butter, and organic
|11:30 AM 3nd Morning Snack: 1 organic peach, I sure love|
|12:00 PM Lunch: My "Cheesy Casserole" recipe with tofu,|
brown rice, vegan cheese, carrots, potatoes, and broccoli.
|2:00 PM 1st Afternoon Snack: bowl of watermelon|
|3:00 PM Green Juice: Apple Juice and |
Amazing Grass Green SuperFood Powder
|3:30 PM Afternoon Snack #2: Bowl of Veggie Straws!|
|5:00 PM: "Chocolate Vanilla Smoothie": vanilla |
coconut milk, Chocolate Sun Warrior Rice Protein Powder,
spinach, 1 1/2 frozen bananas, 3 frozen strawberries
Clearly this smoothie has become my "default" afternoon
As I said before, once I got home from my workshop from school I let Avery play in the dirt. If you know me, you know I'm not too into getting messy. In my pre-school class I don't seem to mind letting my kids get messy, but at home sometimes it just seems like more work. You know, they get messy, you clean them up, they get messy again, you clean them up. The process can become wearing on top of all the demands that come from being a parent. But since my workshop was about Project Construct, a teaching approach based on the Constructivst theory that supports children learning from "experiences" and allowing them to get messy, I threw all caution to the wind and let Avery go to town with the dirt path in our backyard (thank you dogs). As you can imagine she had a great time.
|It all started when she plopped down in the dirt and started |
pushing the dirt back and forth with her hands.
|Somehow it ended up on her face...|
|And her neck...|
|Our dog, Jackson, happily watched on as the dirt play unfolded.|
|By the end she was one dirty girl!|
Thank goodness for bath times and laundry!
|7:00 PM Dinner: My "Creamy Sweet Potato Pasta" recipe with|
sweet potatoes, a vegan cheese sauce, and Tinkyada gluten-free
brown rice noodles.
|"Wait a second, did you say noodles?"|
|"Wait, this bowl is way more fun!"|
|Dessert: Chocolate Avocado Pudding from Oh She Glows|
Now to wash off the mess from dinner and our "dirt adventures" outside, I took Avery up to take a bath. Not any ordinary bath...a glow stick bath! Thanks to Jenny over at the YouTube channel: Show Me Cute and her video "Summer Time Glow Sticks" I learned of this fun idea to throw some glow sticks into the bathtub and turn off the lights. I had a feeling it would be right up Avery's alley, since she already loves bath time. Let's see how it went...
|Handing her the glow sticks...|
|With the tub all lit up. The water might look a little murky |
since we use Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild Castile soap, not
exactly the most bubble creating soap.
|She had fun dropping them in and then trying to find them |
in the water.
|Nothing like a chunky baby silhouette in the tub|
to make you smile. ( :
See you all next week!