Good morning, friends!
I haven’t written a Monday In Meals post in quite awhile, so I figured it was about time for another. If you’re new to this blog post series, I document what I ate throughout the day on Monday. If you’re a long-time reader, you probably remember the early days of CNC when I used to document ALL of my meals and snacks, food journal-style, and sometimes I would blog 3 times per day. Isn’t that crazy!? Of course, blogging (and my life) was a lot different back then, but I still like to return to my blog roots every once in awhile! 🙂 With that, here’s a recap of my Monday in meals with some toddler adventures mixed in!
5:15 AM: Iced coffee with Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Almond Beverage + collagen. Pro tip: I mix the collagen with a little bit of warm water and then pour in the pumpkin spice almond beverage, which, side note, does not blend well with iced coffee and then I add my iced coffee and ice cubes. It’s the only way I can enjoy a non-chunky iced coffee. Haha!
7:19 AM: Scrambled eggs with collard greens and a piece of toasted Dave’s Killer Bread with butter. FYI: Shaws now sells Dave’s Killer Bread!!
After breakfast, Qman and I headed out for a morning adventure to Rosa Farms, which is a relatively new business to the area. I’ve only heard great things about it (hello, coffee and juice bars), so I was excited to visit. Unfortunately, though, when we arrived at 8:30 AM, it was closed (even though the website said it opened at 8:00 AM). Whomp whomp. We’ll have to plan another visit soon!
I still wanted to have a morning adventure with Quinn and his EI appointment wasn’t for another hour, so we headed to a nearby playground to have some fun and run around.
“Mama, hide! HIDE!”
11:09 AM: Leftover BBQ Chicken Potato Casserole. (Sorry for the not-so-pretty picture; it was the last serving.)
12:15 PM: Dandy Blend + Pumpkin Spice Almond Beverage + collagen. If you’re a long-time reader, you might remember me drinking Dandy Blend back in the day. (I thought coffee affected my UC symptoms, so I made the switch.) Well, I started drinking it again because it has some really great health benefits, and I can’t have caffeine in the afternoon anymore (otherwise, I can’t sleep), so Dandy Blend is a tasty alternative.
2:36 PM: Cottage cheese with pineapple, hemp hearts, and walnuts.
Not long after I finish eating my snack, Quinn wakes up from his nap. We cuddle on the couch for a little bit.
3:02 PM: I give Quinn a banana for his afternoon snack. He eats about half of it, so I finish the rest (and then he asks for cookies). Then, we take Murphy for a walk.
School bus! Spotting buses is easily one of the best parts about afternoon walks in our neighborhood. Quinn gets so excited every time he sees one!
After our walk, we play outside for awhile.
We eventually come inside, and Quinn gets to make a magic towel in the kitchen sink. (Of course, Murphy thinks it’s some sort of food. Haha!)
It’s a Halloween spider from Target! 🙂
5:03 PM: I start to make dinner and eat like 2 dozen pieces of roasted butternut squash while I prep. It’s so tasty, I can’t stop eating it! I just drizzled on some unflavored coconut cooking oil, sprinkled on some kosher salt and… total perfection.
5:35 PM: Steak salad with crumbled feta (and no butternut squash).
7:45 PM: A piece of Pumpkin Spice Protein Bake with almond butter and maple syrup.
7:58 PM: I realize that I really should have topped my dessert with vanilla bean Halo Top. I can’t stop thinking about it, so I finish off the pint. There wasn’t all that much left, but still… I have a Halo Top problem.
Questions of the Day
How long have you been reading CNC?
What did you eat for breakfast this morning?
What’s your favorite roasted vegetable?