Breakfast: lemon water, coffee with lowfat lactose-free milk (bleah. I like black coffee better than coffee with lowfat milk), smoothie made from rice milk, hemp protein powder, plain Greek yogurt, canned coconut milk, juice of one orange, 2 dates, and spinach. It was thin, sweeter than we've been accustomed to, and tasted like a creamsicle.
Lunch: Brunch at the Parkway Deli, our compromise arrived at after the argument yesterday. They serve "normal breakfasts," but have a greater variety of options on the menu, including some fruits and vegetables. (Nick's is pretty much a meat, eggs, homefries, and pancakes kind of place. I think their vegetables are limited to potatoes, onions, peppers, and perhaps mushrooms. They do have the best ham and perhaps I will relent and we can go there next time.) Anyway, I ordered the normal-est breakfast of all: two fried eggs with choice of side and choice of toast. My side was sliced tomatoes, and my toast was a bagel-and-cream-cheese, so basically I had a bagel with cream cheese and tomato (which I love), with a side of eggs. That was exactly the right amount of food; it felt kind of indulgent without my having to stuff myself. My husband, who-- as previously established-- did NOT want a big, greasy meal, had an omelet with Canadian bacon and cheese, some fruit, and his own bagel-and-cream-cheese. A little greasier than mine, but not excessive. Unfortunately, more than half his fruit consisted of grapefruit, which he does not like, so I ate that too. It was some of the finest, sweetest grapefruit I have ever had. Also, coffee, with half and half!
Dinner: For myself and kid, I made some frozen shrimp shumai that I have had in the freezer for months, waiting for me to be allowed to share them; white rice; and stir-fried broccoli and sweet peppers. My husband does not eat shrimp, so I made him a pork chop instead of shumai. Kid had some kind of allergic reaction to something in the dinner (presumably an ingredient in the shumai, which tasted pretty processed and not as good as those you normally get in a restaurant), and had to take some Benadryl.
Breakfast: water with lime, black coffee, small smoothie made from chocolate almond milk, hemp protein powder, maple almond butter, a kiwi that turned out to be underripe, 2 dates, and spinach. This would have been good except for the after-taste of unripe kiwi that set my teeth on edge. I also had a small serving of leftover pasta with vegetables from last week.
Lunch (after work, 2:30): white rice, 1 egg scrambled with Romano cheese, mini sweet peppers.
Dinner (after I got home at 8:15 from my yoga class): we each had different prepared foods that I had bought at the Co-op. I had vegetable spring rolls (the kind that are just raw vegetables wrapped in rice paper, with a sweet sauce for dipping), and 6 out of 10 pieces of my California roll.
Snacks: 2 cups decaf coffee (1 with half and half at work, 1 black at home), 1 cup regular coffee with half and half (at work); 1 tiny end-slice honey wheat bread with melted feta cheese and 1 regular slice honey wheat bread with melted swiss cheese as fortifying snacks before a 6:15 pm yoga class. The last 4 pieces of my California roll before bed, because it turned out I was still hungry after all.
Breakfast: water with lime, coffee with half and half, a couple of swallows of the smoothie I made for husband and kid (it had an excessive number of ingredients today: chocolate almond milk, prune juice, plain Greek yogurt, hemp protein powder, avocado, blueberries, banana, spinach, and 1 date. The prune juice tasted weird. Kid seemed to like it); also, for my own breakfast, half a lingonberry-jam-and-maple-almond-butter sandwich on honey wheat bread, half a dozen cherry tomatoes, a banana and an avocado.
Lunch: maple almond butter sandwich on honey wheat bread, 2 dates.
Snacks: 3 other cups coffee, 1 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. I was worried about the additional calories represented by all this half-and-half, but now I see that coffee (or maybe the cream) suppresses my appetite enough to snack less, so it probably all evens out.
Breakfast: water with lime, coffee with half and half, smoothie made of (get ready for this) prune juice, RiceDream horchata, plain Greek yogurt, hemp protein powder, maple almond butter, canned mandarin oranges, frozen mango chunks, and fresh blueberries. It tasted like liquid plum pudding and was bizarre. I don't think my husband thought much of it.
Lunch: maple almond butter sandwich on honey wheat bread, blueberries.
Shopping (Co-op-- a trip to make sure my family has plenty of food while I'm away in Massachusetts): 2 packages Amy's frozen black bean & veggie enchiladas, conditioner, Matthew's honey 12-grain bread, organic bulk peanuts, 4 Amy's frozen Indian wraps, 4 Sukhi's frozen Indian wraps, 6 individual Fage Greek yogurts, 6 individual Chobani Greek yogurts, Barbara's cheese puffs, Terra spiced sweet potato chips, Santa Cruz lemonade, 2 cans Wolfgang Puck chicken with wild rice soup, coffee, black forest ham, bag of mini sweet peppers, wild rice ricecakes, 2 bunches bananas, 3 rolls toilet paper, baby carrots, sugar snap peas, organic whole milk, grape tomatoes, olive oil, cage-free eggs, organic dried mulberries, 4 oranges. $142.
Dinner: I got take-out from Kin Da to eat between yoga class and the Survivor finale (incidentally, OMG, the completely wrong person won. Do not read if you are worried about spoilers). Personally, I had the 3-mushroom soup, 2 little fried spring rolls (I'd intended to order the raw vegetables rolled in rice paper, but obviously selected the wrong menu item), and shared an order of basil and chicken fried rice with my husband. The soup was not my favorite, definitely a sweet-and-sour flavor with only mild spiciness. Too sweet.
Snacks: 3 cups coffee, 2 decaf, 1 regular, with half and half. Small dish of cheese puffs before early evening yoga. Fage honey yogurt at 10 pm, while watching Survivor finale.