The View from the Couch
I have spent today either:
- Glued to the news watching G20 protester coverage
- Reading about living to be 100
Quite the variety, if I do say so myself.
To fortify my day, I had a snack of cherries and coffee WITH CREAM.
The colour that is created by mixing coffee with cream is one of the best colours in the world
Husband started painting the baby’s room using low-VOC paint meant for a children’s room. There was hardly any smell at all, so I thought I’d help him out a bit. I consider this my aerobic workout for the day, even though it consisted mostly of me sitting on the floor wearing ill-fitting grubby clothes and moving my right hand back and forth, and back and forth, and back and forth…
For lunch, I had a nice mix and match of leftovers.
- Slice of Banana Oat bread toasted with almond butter
- Leftover Greek Pasta Salad
- Baby carrots with spinach-basil dip
The dip was made by my mother-in-law and she gave me the recipe! It’s very much like pesto, although seems a bit healthier? I will definitely be making it.
Spinach and Basil Dip
- 1 cup of cashews
- 2 cups spinach
- 1/4 cup basil
- 1 small clove garlic
- 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp water
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
Put all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend. Easy peasy!
It is the Green Monster of dips
For dessert, I had four chocolate wafer cookies (130 calories total!)
And for an afternoon snack, 12 unroasted, unsalted almonds and a fruit salad:
And for dinner, leftover vegetarian chili and more dip! This time with crackers.
I haven’t yet had dessert, but I am guessing it will be leftover spice cake!
I definitely eat more on the weekends, especially when I am home all day. I “time” everything out so I always know when to expect the next meal. I usually eat in 2-3 hour gaps. Breakfast at 7:00 am, snack at 10:00 am, lunch at 12:00 pm, snack at 2:30 pm, dinner at 5:00 pm, dessert at 7:30 pm. I do this so that I never experience the sensation of hunger, and to prevent mindless grazing. I eat a lot but it’s mostly healthy stuff so I think my plan works well for me. Does your eating change much from the weekdays to the weekend? Do you have any tips about how to eat healthfully 7 days a week?