Ugh, I am running SO LATE this morning! My alarm on my phone is set to 7 AM as a back up to make sure I'm up and moving in time to get Kai ready for school. BUT I almost NEVER have to use it because my real alarm clock is sweet little Kai. She wakes some time between 6 and 6:45 every morning (anything before 6 and I make her go back to bed...which is when her wake up runs closer to 6:45).
So what happened today? Well my phone died in the night. It had been warning me all day that the battery was low but I didn't want to take the 20 seconds to go plug it in. I admit, I was being lazy. Then in the middle of the night my phone followed through on its threat and turned itself off. That meant that as 7 rolled around, no alarm went off.
In addition to that I was up half the night coughing. It's such a frustrating cough...not even really a full cough, but after a night of it I feel like I did a complete ab workout. I wound up going out to
lay sit on the couch to sleep which helped considerably. Of course I was tired so my internal alarm clock never went off and when I did wake and saw sunlight outside I knew we were off schedule.
As for Kai, who knows why she slept in! I opened her door at 7:35 and then headed into my room to dress VERY quickly. She walked in a minute or so later. (I've learned the best way to wake her and keep her in a good mood is to open her door and be loud so she wakes herself, rather than me going in and telling her to get up) I got her dressed faster than ever before and made her an apple butter & nutritional yeast sandwich and we were off to school. She arrived with 5 minutes to spare!
Yep, just call me Super Mom. :)
Back to the foods...
There was nothing particularly new.
My breakfast was the last of the stew.
Lunch was left over Spaghetti Squash.
I had cut a squash in half and scooped out the seeds and roasted it in a 350° oven for about 40 minutes. Once it came out of the oven I used a fork to scoop out the "spaghetti".
For the Sauce I heated some store bought Spaghetti Sauce on the stove top. Then I added a peeled & half-moon-cut zucchini and some chopped spinach to the sauce. Once that was all warmed up I topped the Spaghetti Squash with it and sprinkled on some Nutritional Yeast. :)
Kai had super quick mac & cheese... I sprinkled some left over cooked macaroni noodles with Nutritional Yeast, shredded cheese and some almond milk and then nuked it for about a minute, stirred it and nuked another 30 seconds. Bam! Instant Mac & Cheese. :)
Then lunch was completed with the last of the brownies.
After a few hours we decided we were still hungry so I made us up some smoothies - Frozen banana, apple, & plum with a few pomegranate seeds & Chia seeds (I woundn't recommend adding the pomegranate seeds - it ended up being very seedy).
Here's the thing about a good smoothie. They're cold. Duh! They're made with frozen fruit (or ice). Obviously they're cold. But that completely escaped me until after I ate it. Then I shivered for about 30 minutes. I guess smoothies & winter don't mix. I wonder if that will actually stop me from making more? Probably not.
Dinner was nachos, which I didn't photograph, so you get to use your imagination. :)
Chips topped with lettuce, spinach, black beans, cheese, salsa, and sweet pepper.
Then, around 7:30 the snacking began. The Hubs thinks I need to eat more carbs and maybe he's right because I couldn't get enough to eat. I had a Grapefruit, Chips and Salsa and then Popcorn with nutritional yeast, raisins and sunflower seeds. When I asked the Hubs to grab me an apple from the kitchen he said no and recommended I let the rest of my snacks settle to see if I was still hungry later. Humph! I didn't want a voice of reason, I wanted an apple. But I decided to take his advice and I didn't wind up snacking any more. So this is me, saying he was right. I put it at the end so maybe he'd get bored reading this blog half way through and never even see it. lol!! (not really)