Hello friends! It’s a rainy spring week here, and a few new things are starting to pop up at the market- peas, artichokes, strawberries, and asparagus. So exciting! Here’s another “what I ate in a day” style post- you guys seem to enjoy them so I keep posting them, but I’d like to say that the “best” way to eat is the way that YOUR body likes to eat. I eat intuitively, which means I eat what I feel like that day, and also means that it looks totally different day to day- but the basis is always a variety of whole, plant foods- locally grown and/or unpackaged because I’m privileged to have access to that. Your body may need more, less, or different kinds of food than what I personally eat to feel good. I’m here to share ideas, not shame anyone. You can check out my post on overeating/eating philosophy here and also check out other “what I ate” style posts here. I will do one of these for the kids and husband next to share the variety, but we generally eat about the same.
Here’s what I ate in a day this week:
I always start the morning off with a quart of fresh filtered water (reverse osmosis that we get in bulk in a glass carboy at our co-op- our tap water tastes yucky to me and is questionable as far as regulation, we call it “Davis gin” lol). I also made myself some reishi “coffee” with some old herbs I’m trying to use up. The taste is bitter and deep, similar to coffee but different and also boosts immunity.
A little later on, I had oats, which is rare for me because they sometimes irritate my joints, but sometimes with the rainy weather I crave a bowl of them. I had them with local kiwi, chia and flax seeds, and a spoonful of macadamia nut butter.
I taught gardening at the elementary school this day and brought some leftover kale salad- recipe here– with added chickpeas, carrots, and red cabbage + toasted pumpkin and sesame seeds. Also, another quart of water I brought with me in a son jar. My two tier tiffin was full on bow levels with the salad but I forgot to take a picture till I was almost done- oops! Definitely was a giant bowl of it, it’s so good and filling, and kale is abundant and cheap at the market and my backyard.
After class, I had to run some errands, and ate a carrot, Fuji apple, and some bulk black pepper cashews. I brought my insulated kleen kanteen with some peppermint tea, too.
When I got home later, I was still hungry, so I made a quick bowl of sliced mango (fair trade/organic from Peru- I’ve reduced imported fruit a LOT but these were on sale and so good) and local Cara Cara orange with (not local) cacao nibs, coconut, and more macadamia butter LOL.
bowls! I cooked local pintos in the crockpot with oregano, garlic, smoked paprika, onion, and liquid aminos. Alongside, mixed quinoa and a slaw of local veggies: carrots, cabbage, cilantro, green onions with dressing of coconut yogurt, tamari, garlic, and lime. California avocado on top.
this is a horrible photo; but I had a scoop of local bulk bought vegan chocolate sorbet from the Good Scoop with a homemade gf brownie. Don’t ask me why it’s a recipe for CBD oil brownies lol- personally I don’t put that in (get down with it if you have some) but I love the fudginess of the recipe and that it’s gf/v.