Τετάρτη, 8 Ιανουαρίου 2014

What I Ate Wednesday


Last week, it was the first time I joined Jenn's link party named "What I Ate Wednesday". One of my all time favourite activities is stalking other people to see what they eat. What a pleasure it was when I found her blog, while I was at that phase that I was bored eating the same recipes (it was hard to experiment while our family was adjusting to my new life as a working mom). I had so much fun exploring what other bloggers ate last week of course, but most of all I was surprised by my own self! I found out that there are so many healthy eating habits that I have quitted. Sprouting, herbal infusions and tea making, green juices and smoothies, salads...foods that I used to have everyday and made me feel light and happy. I drink more coffee and alcohol than what I should. I eat chips and cookies for snacks. I want to change that.

This week I had less beer and coffee than usually. I brought zero sweet treats in the house...therefore I didn't eat any...ok, maybe I ate some of Philip's birthday cake but, I deserved it man, it took me a lot of time to make it! I had more raw fruits and veggies and almost every meal contained salad. I'm planning to be healthier again and I feel so good about it! I also bought this book for my kindle. By the way, since I failed to finish the 2013 Reading Challenge of 30 books (I started in the middle of the year, can this stand as an excuse?), I decided to keep a low profile and challenge myself to read 50 books this year. It's all about achievable goals, right?

Breakfast


Nereus and I had a bowl each with oats cooked in almond milk and topped with coconut butter, cacao nibs, hemp seeds and extra almond milk.

Morning Snack

Nereus had a walk with his grandma (my mother) and had a banana. It was the first time Nereus was out with someone else and and Philipand I were home. We didn't even know what to do haha. I even forgot to eat. No photos obviously.

Lunch


Homemade falafel with baked potatoes and sweet potatoes. White and purple cabbage salad with alfalfa sprouts on top. Nereus almost completely ignored his plate and wanted to breastfeed.

Afternoon Snack


Smoothie with banana, blueberry and pomegranate juice, spirulina, probiotics and topped with flaxseed meal.

I asked Nereus if he wanted a smoothie or a fruit salad. He said "futa", his own way to say fruits in greek. I made him a plate with goji, pear and banana (I totally forgot he had another one in the morning). This is a great trick for parents of toddlers by the way. By giving them the chance to choose something, they feel they have control over their lives which is something all toddlers want. Whenever I ask Nereus if he wants a smoothie or anything else I get a big fat no (unless if I offer spirulina, then it's always a yes)! When I give him the choice, most of the times, a get a peaceful accurate answer.

Dinner


We ordered pizza. I asked the vegetarian with no cheese. When it came, I took it out added some vegan cheese and left it in the oven to melt. The life of a vegan.



Nereus is the only kid I know who doesn't like pizza. I opened a pizza slice for this picky eater. He ended up eating just a little bit of the pizza crust, the vegan cheese and the olives. He's not really that much into food lately, he's definitely teething.


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