WIAW #17 – Working from Home edition

Welcome to another edition of What I Ate Wednesday!

The boy has a cold and has been home this week. I’ve also been working from home as I’m coding a couple of websites for work and it’s easier for me to concentrate when I’m not surrounded by {loud} sales reps.

I had my breakfast as usual.. yogurt. After my last post about the difficulty of mixing the honey and Fage yogurt, I saw the side of the container that said “Suggestion: Please Do Not Stir.” This is to keep the consistency  of the yogurt light and fluffy.  Another thing I realized was that if I take the yogurt out when I take my medication and then wait the 30 minutes before I can eat, the honey will have softened up again so it’s easier to scoop out.  Later on in the morning, I had half a banana… I took the whole thing, but it was a little too ripe for my taste.

For lunch, I had some gluten-free chicken noodle soup I made for the boy on Monday night and some gluten-free lentil crackers. The soup turned out to be a little too heavy for him; he really wanted “noodles” and the only thing I had was quinoa spaghetti. Perhaps it should have been a little more broth based; I may have added too many veggies–corn, carrots, zucchini, red pepper, small potatoes, red cabbage {I had to pull out most of it because it was turning the soup purple!}. Regardless, I thought it was delicious :)

Even though i didn’t have the sales reps to distract me, I did have this little one who wanted to take over my desk; he kept pushing the Macbook back

I had a Kind bar for a snack in the early afternoon {which I forgot to photograph}, and then in the early evening, I had the quality workout to do.  We ended up running to the track {just over a mile}, doing foot drills, then 2 miles at marathon pace, followed by 4 strides, a run back to the store, and core exercises.

For dinner, I just wanted the quickest thing possible as I was exhausted, so I stopped by the grocery store and grabbed a small salad, gluten-free ham, and some Oreo style cookies. I made us some quick sandwiches had a side salad and a Core Power, and then I snacked on some of the “Oreos”

I try not to buy nor consume too many processed gluten-free items. However, these are the two I mentioned above:

  • Mediterranean Snacks Lentil Sea Salt crackers – these are really good. They’re crispy, and not overly staled. A serving has 18 crackers! I have bought these before and I will buy them again :)
  • Schär Chocolate O’s – I wasn’t a big fan of these. The filling didn’t stick to the cookies, but on the plus side, they weren’t too sweet. I don’t think I’ll be buying these again.. I would like to try the Glutino version though.

 I didn’t have time to experiment with healthy Halloween treats, and I probably won’t for the rest of the month. However, i found these online:

  1. Witch Broomsticks – these are made with cheese and pretzel sticks; for a gluten-free version, I’d use Snyder’s of Hanovers pretzel sticks
  2. Jack-o-Lantern Sweet Potato Fries – these are made by making a couple of cuts on a sweet potato after peeling, slicing, and then making a few more cuts for the eyes, nose, and mouth
  3. Eerie Eyeballs – Apple slices, dried apricots, and raisins can look rather scary!
  4. Apple Bites – apples and slivered almonds is all you need!

 Will you be trying any of these treats?

Comments

  1. Wow…your pictures are beautiful!!!! Just found your blog from Peas & Crayons and love it!  All of the Halloween treats look so fun :)
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  2. Your chicken noodle sounds delicious!

  3. I think I’ll try to make the Jack-o-Lantern sweet potato fries….sounds fun to make and eat :) Just a question….are you sure he likes being called “the boy”?

    • Did you get a chance to make ’em yet? And he’s cool w/being called “the boy” better than the nicknames he was giving himself LOL

  4. Haha I just pinned those jack-o-lantern sweet potatoes 5 minutes ago. They look adorable :)
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  5. I rhink I will try the apple bites!!! and you’

    • I’m thinking the witch brooms and the eerie eyeballs! I love string cheese and I’m going to make some not-so-healthy snacks for a party including pretzel sticks… so I’ll have some around :)

  6. Those spooky snacks look awesome!  Thanks for sharing :)

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