I felt inspired many times today by the foods of others, so some of today’s food choices reflect that.
Lunch was a spinach salad with some of the creamy italian dressing I made last night. I also had some carrots, mushrooms, cabbage slaw and avocado in this salad. Either this was really filling or I was having a strange appetite today because I just didn’t want to eat it anymore so I ended up saving half for later. Believe me, this is weird for me, I always finish everything on my plate. I usually don’t have huge portions of things so that’s not that weird, but it IS weird when I don’t finish. Unless it’s at a restaurant or something. But a salad? Geez what’s wrong with me?
Here begins the inspirations. Richelle inspired me with her Granola, so I had to try making some for myself. I made a slightly smaller batch so I just cut down the amount of oats and honey. Unfortunately I managed to burn it a bit so it’s not as tasty as it could be. Once you get past the slightly burnt taste though it has an awesome crunch ;) I snacked on a few small handfuls of this.
I also had half of two different cookies that I bought the other day. I froze the remainders of them (out of sight, out of mind), but I decided I wanted to have a taste today. These are actually really good frozen. One is a jam filled shortbread cookie and one is a caramel filled wafer.
Dinner was my second inspiration, from Allyson‘s lunch. I saw her mashed black bean sandwich with avocado and remembered that I had some white beans in the fridge that needed to be used up. So I mashed those up and made a sandwich on rye with avocado and queso sauce!
Then I decided to heat it up like a grilled cheese. So that’s what I did. With some spinach and dijonnaise in there as well.
Next time I think i’d mix the dijonnaise right into the beans, but otherwise this was one mess of a delicious sandwich.
My after dinner craving could be satisfied by nothing other than a chocolatey shake, so I made one with banana, a little chocolate ice cream, unsweetened almond milk and light hot chocolate powder. I wish this had been slightly colder so I think next time ice cubes would do the trick, but it was great nonetheless.
This was supposed to be it for my food for the day but I went shopping with a friend and got home really hungry so I had a container of yogurt with a bit of Corn Bran and some of the granola thrown in, plus a handful of grapes. NOW I think I’m done for the day.