Good evening friends!!
Three square meals for you today. Plus a snack! And a cup of Pero I’m sipping as I type this.
I made overnight oats last night and a double pot of coffee the day before, so all I had to do was nuke breakfast and get back to playing with Mazen this morning.
This was the last can of pumpkin in the house. And probably the last for a while. Dare I say I’m a bit over it? It happens every spring, so my taste is surprising me early. I have the rest of a huge can to use up though, so prepare to see plenty of pumpkin in the next few days.
Breakfast was basic overnight oats with 1/2 cup pumpkin stirred in along with pumpkin pie spice and chia seeds. On top: Trader Joe’s coconut chips and classic peanut butter.
Lunch was a big salad – egg on top!
One woman’s breakfast is another woman’s lunch: eggs + grits over greens! With bell peppers and goat cheese.
I ate lunch on the floor next to M in his bouncer. I’m sure this is the first of many lunches to be consumed down at his eye level – crawling is probably not too far away!
3 mile stroller walk + banana with almond butter
And a fun dinner
This was a marinated flank steak from The Organic Butcher – in the same herb combo as their chicken that I love so much. It was totally delicious with its rosemary and cracked pepper! We seared it in a skillet and then sliced thin. Reminded me of the holidays! Ever since pregnancy, whenever I see beef I always think to myself: “Iron. Iron. Iron. Iron. Iron.”
We had roasted fingerling potatoes on the side. 400* oven + bag of taters cut into pieces + 1-2 tbsp olive oil + salt + pepper for 40 minutes led to crunchy potato bits dunked in ketchup.
And rounding out the plate – simple steamed snow peas dressed in freshly squeezed lemon juice and sea salt.
I had Pero with milk and a dark chocolate slice to cleanse the palate.