It took me a while to get my appetite back, but now it’s here in full force!! Some eats from the week:
A lovely bowl of oatmeal with Great Harvest Chocolate Cherry Granola and almond butter. Tea on the side – I couldn’t do coffee for a few days.
Another morning I had to replicate that citrus + yogurt breakfast my mom and I had. Greek yogurt, Cara Cara orange, blueberries, buckwheat, granola and sunbutter – filled to the brim!
I made a batch of baked oatmeal one morning when Matt was home. I’m sort of sad to say the original doesn’t compare to the pumpkin version’s gooey texture! This version used half a pint of blueberries throughout (which look more like cherries in my small baking dish!) and a sad banana that had seen better days.
Tasted great all doctored up with almond butter and coconut with a side of coffee though!
Coffee happily returned midweek.
Last breakfast of the week: stuff stuffed in a jar! Greek yogurt, a Great Harvest Sunflower Apricot Muffin, buckwheat and banana!
I had a smoothie for lunch one day when my appetite was returning – along with half a bag of corn chips – yikes!
This guy had mixed berries, Greek yogurt, milk and banana. Great texture too.
Lunches involved a lot of leftovers –
Superbowl pizza + salad
Cornmeal catfish with potatoes, veggies and goat cheese
And some cornbread from Eppies [where we had dinner one night]
Salad with avocado, hummus, homemade sesame maple almonds (coming soon!) and Cville Crunch bread
For dinner we took a shortcut and got some of Whole Foods’ prepared cornmeal catfish, which was incredible!
Served with roasted blue potatoes…
…and creamed spinach + mushrooms
We added a quarter cup of cream to the pan and cooked the veggies as usual. It sure made home taste like a fine restaurant.
Another night: salads with Wild Alaskan salmon burgers
Topped with homemade goat cheese mashed with capers and dill
And finally, Whole Foods fresh pumpkin ravioli served with collard greens and leftover chicken breast in a maple cream sauce. Again we used just 2 tbsp of cream (so it was still on the light side) and added a few teaspoons of maple syrup plus salt and pepper for a simple, flavorful sauce. Loved these pumpkin raviolis!
Bananas most of all! (Just cloth for now : ) )