Happy last Wednesday of March! Just a few short weeks ago I was writing about how March is such a long month for teachers, and here we are, nearly at the end of it. It’s a rare March where I have a day off from work, but thankfully, Good Friday happens to be in March this year, thus making this a four-day week. Not only that, but I am less than three weeks away from another week off. Sometimes I think nothing can beat a teacher’s schedule!
Anyway, thanks as always to Jenn for hosting this link party! I always enjoy scrolling through to see what everyone else is eating these days!
I started out my day with a serving of this Earnest Eats hot ancient grains cereal. Vegan, gluten-free, and full of superfoods like oats, chia seeds, amaranth and cocoa, this cereal is quite a nutritional score!
You can check out the stats and ingredients here (although it’s a tad blurry). Seriously, can you get much better as far as quality and nutrition of the ingredients?
Here’s how it looks in a bowl– note the abundance of seeds and nuts!
I cooked half a cup of the cereal in the micro with a cup of water. You may be wondering why my breakfast bowl looks so bizarre. Well, when I eat any form of hot cereal, after it is cooked, I push the cereal to one side of the bowl so I can create a pool of nut butter alongside the cereal. I then top the cereal with sliced banana. I perfect bite is a bit of cereal, a slice of banana, and a dab of nut butter (in this case here it’s raw hazelnut butter!). Ugly for sure, but it sure was tasty! The Earnest Eats superfood cereal tastes delicious, but it’s really the texture that is standout! The soft porridge in contrast with the crunchy seeds and nuts is a winner.
Lunch was pretty hideous too. I had a salad with baby greens, romaine, cucumber, daikon, grated carrots, sprouts, microgreens, pico de gallo, vegan parmesan and 1/2 an avocado. Believe me when I say it tasted like Chipotle!
I ate my afternoon snack chillin at my mom’s house. I brought this maple peanut protein bar, which is one of my favorite vegan and gluten-free bars to date.
It looks pretty gross too, but the flavor is outstanding. It’s hard to describe the taste, but let’s just say it was sweet and cocoa-y without being too sweet or too chocolately. I also adore how it has 12 grams of protein, which is not bad for a snack in bar form.
For dinner, I had a big serving of aloo mattar (or peas and potatoes in an Indian tomato-based sauce) that I made myself in the crockpot. I didn’t use a recipe, but rather just threw in a bit of this and that. The main ingredients included potoates, peas, a can of diced tomatoes, garlic, onion, shallots and a whole ton of spices, with the most important being curry powder. I served it over a quinoa/amaranth/buckwheat combo, alongside with steamed veggies. Once again, it tasted better than it looks!
For dessert, I consumed a huge Honeycrisp apple. . .
plus a few of these dark chocolate squares.
I love me some dark chocolate!
What is the one favorite food you eat that looks unappetizing and photographs terribly despite the fact it tastes good?