I really want sushi right now.
I haven’t been able to find sashimi grade tuna in what feels like an entire freaking lifetime and it’s starting to make me twitchy. (and dramatic) Sure I could go with my usual smoked salmon, shrimp tempura, and veggie rolls but c’mon now! I want it ALL.
Paul swears I suffer from Veruca Salt syndrome and he’s not entirely wrong.
When it comes to food, I want it NOW!
Luckily I have substantially more self control with material items. But food? The cravings are real. I wouldn’t want to be the guy standing between me and a tuna roll right now. Things could get messy!
I suppose since it’s What I Ate Wednesday, I’ll simply embrace the mess! I’m about to over-do it with the photos in just a moment, so let’s kick this collage style!
[breakfast] 2 scrambled eggs and half an avocado [snack] a banana split with chicken little [lunch] shrimp caesar salad with a yummy test batch of my awesome homemade caesar dressing [snack] a slice of the cookie cake [recipe] I made my partner-in-crime L for her b-day after the chickpea decided to jump onto her original birthday cake. It was equal parts mortifying and hilarious. Sorry L! [dinner] Raided my freezer for a bowl of chicken tortilla soup [recipe] and topped it with all. the. tortilla. chips. You’ll probably see 1000 more bowls of this leading up to the move as I try to empty the contents of my freezer and pantry into my face.
I still owe you details on those shenanigans as well, stay tuned!
Sooooo… bear with me here, but I thought it would be fun to occasionally highlight the chickpea’s eats along with my own. Especially considering we’re always taking bites off each other’s plates anyways, it seemed fitting!
Here are a few of her recent lunches as we’ve upgraded from baby bites to toddler bites!
Avocado – Mandarin Oranges [packed in juice] – organic strawberries – chopped chicken thighs – gluten-free butternut squash pancakes
kiwi – organic strawberries – mandarin oranges [packed in juice] – cabot sharp cheddar – organic additive-free hot dogs [peeled and sliced] – butternut squash pancake
black beans – freeze-dried apple slices – mandarin oranges – cucumber slices [she’s hit or miss with these] – organic additive-free hot dogs [peeled and sliced]
peanut butter and whole grain crackers – guacamole – greek yogurt – black bean tortilla chips [for dipping] – organic strawberries
As you can see, she’s totally going through a hardcore “kiddie food” phase and my once uber-adventerous eater is a little more cautious at this stage. Clocking in a few months shy of 2 years, this is totally normal! Lately, she tends to eat best when I keep each food separate and will branch out and try new items as long as they accompany old favorites.
The goal is to keep offering up whatever P and I are eating at each meal, in addition to the pre-prepped items I have on hand for her. Dining out a few times a month also gives us a chance to shake up her eating routine and try a variety of new foods. It’s always so surprising to see what she loves [bean dip!] and snubs [mashed potatoes!] when out of our element.
Ooh! And because I’m sure a few of you will ask, the little bento plate I use is the Innobaby Smart Stainless Divided Tray – to say we love this is the understatement of the century! It’s made meal-time super fun and I swear my little ankle biter sits in her chair longer and eats more of her meals when we use these trays. Heart it so. This adorable plate also just came out and looks like it needs a spot on our table too – so cute!
So now that I’ve utterly bombarded you with food, it’s your turn! Show me your eats!
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