Tuesday, May 16, 2017

W.I.A.Y. (What I Ate Yesterday)

W.I.A.Y. (What I Ate Yesterday)

Do you ever get in one of those modes where you try to buy as little as possible at the grocery store and you go on a mission too use up whatever odds and ends you have at home to make up meals?  That's my mode this week.

Breakfast (above):  Slower Cooker Banana Nut Steel Cut Oats (recipe link HERE) topped off with  walnuts, raisins, and almond milk.  This recipe makes many servings so I freeze individual portions and thaw a few at a time... as I need them.

Above... post-dog-walking snack:  Little Cuties.  Remember... you are what you eat... so I am a little cutie! Ha, ha!

Lunch (above)... a yummy kale salad with some diced up deli turkey meat.  I found this salad at WalMart.  I did go to the store for just a few fresh items yesterday.  You can see the salad packaging below.  I usually throw out the crunchy salad toppings such as croutons. This one had some bread crumbs which I did throw out, but there was also a small package with some dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and something called "crisp quinoa".  This was a great salad.  I did use the dressing from this salad package; it was very good. I got three meals from one bag of salad. Love that!  I'd love to see if I could figure out how to make "crisp quinoa"; it was good.  And I just love seeds and dried cranberries on a kale salad, too. 

I had a banana as a snack...

And then I had 1/2 of an apple with peanut butter...

It was good, so late in the afternoon... I had the other 1/2 of the apple with more peanut butter.  I think   I KNOW I like peanut butter a little  WAY TOO much!

Dinner below was more of that yummy kale salad, but no deli meat. I ran out of deli meat. 

And before bed, I had some popcorn and some red wine.  What a treat!  I've been making popcorn in plain brown paper bags (lunch bag). It works out really well.  I'll post about that soon.

So this is what I ate yesterday.  I'll have to see how many more days I can go before grocery shopping again.  Today I made up the craziest pot of soup in the crock pot and I used up so many odds and ends.  Crushed tomatoes, canned pumpkin, beef broth, 1/2 a packet of taco seasoning, a pound of Jennie-O Taco Seasoned ground turkey, chopped bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, and onion from the refrigerator... and even frozen peas and carrots out of the freezer.  I was a bit worried about this soup but it actually turned out to be really tasty. 

1 comment:

affectioknit said...

YUM...we had practically the same oatmeal...and I love kale salad...

~Have a lovely day!