Πέμπτη, 2 Ιανουαρίου 2014

2014 & What I Ate Wednesday

Happy New Year to everyone! How are you? I am fine but I also feel a little strange. This is the first time that the coming of the new year finds me so grounded. I usually feel excited and my head is full of plans and ideas to accomplish, but this time...I just wanna relax. I want things to keep being as they are. No changes. No big ones at least. If you know me well, you probably think I am crazy as everyone knows that routine is my worst enemy. I don't know, maybe all these changes that 2013 brought to my life have overwhelmed me. From being a SAHM to being a working mom who also works from home and keeps her parents' shop every Monday...to moving twice in 5 months...to being completely independent financially (I know, taken for granted by most people, but what a huge thing with the condition in this country)...to watching my baby becoming a spirited and strong willed toddler...to phew...what a year!!!

Right now, all I need is time to spend with my family. I will only work to finish my 23 before 23 list. I want to make this rental feel like home for us. I want to be a good mom for Nereus and a good partner for Philip. I also want a new pair a myopia glasses but damn you insurance people...I don't qualify to get the 100 euro off. And the Harry Potter trick with the tape doesn't work anymore, they broke in a second spot.

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Anyways, I was thinking about our eating habits lately. They have certainly changed since I started working. We are not the we-eat-only-wholesome-homemade-food family, anymore. We still eat healthy colorful vegan food, but sometimes we do not! Nereus still doesn't eat sweet treats, with the exception of fruits and some molasses now and then...oh and he had a tiny bit of maple syrup for the first time last week cause he really wanted to try it. We all eat small amounts of salt. Philip spends many hours away because of his work and therefore he eats the meals I prepare only 1 or 2 times a day. And even when we eat together, as an omnivore, he sometimes eats something different.

So, at this new post that I'm gonna be repeating as often as I can, I will be writing down and taking photos of all the meals Nereus and I have all day long. This day is not gonna be a Wednesday, but a day that I get to spend with him so I can document all of our meals. I wish I could write these posts every week, but I know that I probably won't be able to follow so we'll see. 

By doing these kinds of posts I want to start a (very) slow improvement to my eating habits. I think I'll cut back on sugar again cause I think I've been addicted again. That would be a good opportunity to check what Nereus eats after the end of the Vegan Baby Led Weaning posts. So, here we go!

Breakfast

Days always start with coffee. Always. No milk, no sweetener.

I also had a grain-seed-fruit-nut bar cause I can't have coffee without something to eat with. Nereus stole some of this when he realised I was eating. I'm telling you, this kid wakes up hungry!

Now, this is our real breakfast. Cooked muesli with rice milk fortified with calcium. Little raisins and dried banana slices in there too. Pear. Nereus had two bowls of cereal and most of the pear. I starved...just kidding.

Morning Snack

Well, we skipped this cause we woke up kind of late and our breakfast has been filling enough.

Lunch



Totally a junk food lunch. I spent the day at home, but for some reason I got so lazy and ordered food. Souvlakia of course, because we're fucking greek people. From left to right, souvlaki with pita bread, fries, onion, lettuce and mustard. Up, pita bread and down homemade yogurt dill sauce (divine) I made while we were waiting for the delivery. Fried zucchini. Fries.

Afternoon Snack



Green smoothie. Ok, that was one of the best smoothies I've ever had. Seriously. We couldn't get enough. By the way, smoothies are my favourite meals to share with Nereus. Mostly because he gets so excited about our smoothie mustaches!

Dinner



Dinners are being eaten early here. 19:00 pm. As I said I got lazy and I'm so grateful that my grandmother made vegan pumpkin pie for us.

Late Night Snack



After Nereus sleeps, I get the chance to clean up a bit, get some work done and if I'm lucky enough I get to blog too! I just realized that more times than not I'm having a beer (or wine) and junk food salty snacks. This time I'm having a Kaiser beer and Lay's sweet chili whole wheat cereal snack with wheat, oats and corn...I'm basically translating what's written on the packet making it sound healthy...haha.


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  1. Happy New Year Krysta! This is a great post. I love that you are gonna post what you're eating! That green smoothie looks amazing! Nereus is growing so fast. He is so handsome!

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    1. Happy New Wear to you too! I love this idea already! I just realized how much my eating habits has changed.

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  2. Green smoothie looks awesome! I am finding myself wanting to upgrade my blender to make these!

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    1. It was! I have this amazing protein which makes every smoothie taste awesome!

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    2. What protein do you use? I've searched everywhere for a vegan protein that doesn't taste yucky.

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    3. It's the Vanilla Almondila! Trust me, it's sooo good! I'll give away a packet throught the blog this week, too!!

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