Ok, y’all: is it just me, or as time started going absurdly fast lately? I was looking at the calendar today, only to be shocked and appalled by the fact that May is almost over. How did this happen?! To borrow from one of my favorite movies (Spaceballs), time has gone into ludicrous speed.
I feel like this year is going by faster than I can comprehend — I the months, as it turns out, are feeling more like weeks. How can it possibly be almost June when I keep thinking it’s only March? It appears that my brain is about 3 months behind reality; I’m told that time seems to speed up considerably as you get older, and I’ve definitely found that to be the case. Time moved soooooo sllllooooowwwwwwllllyyyy when I was younger, but now it seems to move at a breakneck pace. If you ask me, the calendar has gone to plaid.
Anyways, we all need fuel to carry us through the crazy days/weeks/months/years that are flying by — which is my attempt at a segue between talking about the passage of time to talking about food in mah belly. It was a stretch, you say? Oh well.
Regardless of my bad linking devices, it’s time for the much-loved mid-week ritual of What I Ate Wednesday, hosted by the lovely Jenn from Peas & Crayons!
Aside from my usual coffee and toast, I mixed up my morning smoothie routine this week — and it was, in the words of Borat, a great success! This beauty is a vegan, gluten-free chocolate-raspberry smoothie, and it’s decadent. It tastes like it should be dessert rather than a nutrient-dense breakfast food. (Recipe to come tomorrow!)
Lunches + snacks have involved a new fave for me: GF turkey, hummus, and veggie wraps. In the 5 years that I’ve been gluten-free, I’ve found that good GF tortillas are spectacularly hard to come by. They crumble, break, and have the all the pliability of a slab of concrete.
Enter Rudi’s GF tortillas. I already love Rudi’s GF bread above all others, and I’d heard good things about their tortillas, so I decided to give them a try…and oh. Em. Gee. They’re soft and fluffy! They’re pliable! They don’t break! Oh, and they’re freakin’ delicious! Bottom line: these things are awesome.
As a result, I’ve been wrappin’ it up for my lunches lately. These wraps have sun-dried tomato and basil hummus, a slice of cheddar, some deli sliced herbed turkey breast, organic pea shoots, and green onions. As if I needed another reason to look forward to lunch!
Other lunch and snack offerings have involved the second half of my morning smoothie, Eco Planet 7 Whole Grains GF instant hot cereal (when the, ahem, lady-troubles I referenced last week strike hard, oatmeal and hot cereal are among the foods I crave the most), cantaloupe, an apple, and some Greek yogurt.
Dinners have run a wide gamut including Coq au Vin, GF breaded and baked Italian rosemary chicken, chicken saltimbocca, and chicken shwarma and veggie kabobs served with grilled halloumi cheese and brown rice pilaf.
Desserts, because I refuse to deny my sweet tooth, have involved fresh berries with either Greek frozen yogurt or Trader Joes’s pomegranate-blueberry sorbet. Either way, it’s enough to make me repeatedly exclaim how much I love this stuff.
Oh, and how could I forget? Now that it’s cherry season, I’ve been making repeated pilgrimages to Costco to pick up some of this most wondrous fruit, and I’ve been eating it almost every night. Fast fact about cherries: they’re naturally high in melatonin, a hormone that helps people fall asleep. It occurs naturally in peoples’ brains, and cherries just happen to have a walloping dose of them as well. For me, cherries are the perfect bedtime snack.
With all that being said (whew!), I’m off to the gym — I’ve become mildly addicted to watching Scandal while on the elliptical. Exercise fix + riveting TV fix = 45 minutes of win. 🙂 I hope everyone has a fabulous day!
What’s your favorite dessert?
Do you generally have a bedtime snack? If so, what’s your go-to food?
And, most importantly, is anybody else now in “Hooray, it’s almost the weekend” mode?