Parenting like a pro over here.
These kale chips weren’t quite as cheezy as I was hoping for. They were delicious nonetheless and stopped me from eating another 2 cups of mac nuts after my salad was all gone, which is my usual MO.
We arrived at my parents’ house with WF goodies in hand, and immediately sat down to eat. I got slaw, cornbread, and pulled pork, but the slaw had WAY too many red onions for me, so I gave it to Kyle.
Mr. P and I drove off to Fremont the next day, while V stayed with my parents.
First RX bar. I have seen them around but never pulled the trigger. I think I liked it. It wasn’t very sweet which I was glad for and didn’t have an insane amount of sugar (but still had quite a bit because dates). The sea salt was a nice touch that really added a lot to the bar, and while I’m not totally sure if I’d buy it again yet, I think it was a great on the go option.
I had a green juice with it too.
And when I say green I mean GREEEEEN. I got a coupon for a free evolution juice last time I was at WF. They had a salesperson there who saw me in front of the urban remedy case and tried to woo me away with a free coupon. I cashed it in on this sweet greens and ginger bottle but I wasn’t a fan. Too much cucumber I think.
Just passing the time with books on cd, as you do…
We only did one dose, then waited 90 minutes to confirm no reaction. I managed to keep P up for the whole ride back to my parents’ place, where I picked up a freshly lunched V, and then braved the nasty traffic home. I think the entire Bay Area goes to Tahoe for the 4th of July week and driving that way on a Friday afternoon is seriously the worst.
But once the kiddos passed out I got my podcasts rolling and two hours later I was home.
They woke up as we were pulling onto our street and were in good moods! Hooray!
I was pooped though, so after grabbing a snack (all I had on the road was a banana, coconut chips, and almonds), I set them up for some crafting.
They loved it and I was buzzing around nearby unloading the car, cleaning the house, and prepping dinner.
We picked Kyle up at the train station later.
Then came home for a snack-tastic dinner.
Little bit ‘o this, little bit ‘o that.
- maple bacon kettle chips
- hard boiled eggs
- smoked salmon
- TJs crackers
- dehydrated zucchini chips
- leftover slaw
I knew I wanted to get in a bit of hummus before my fodmaps phase started. As a result, I kept everything else low fodmap (ie no wheat crackers or noodles). P was super into my zucchini chips that I made.
Dear weekend, thank you for being free and clear.
First things first: home-made almond milk con descafeinado. Sipped while I made breakfast for my fam. There’s little else that gives me such joy than a morning without any agenda, where I can slowly drink my coffee and make food for everyone. And then once they’re all cleaned up and P has taken his milk dose and they are ready to go off and play, I can sit in peace and eat my own breakfast. Nice and slow.
I made this loaf of zucchini bread but underestimated the amount of batter and tried to fit it all in a mini loaf pan. Once it was all poured in I realized it was a bad idea, but it was too late to backtrack. Luckily I put foil on the rack below which caught all the batter that overflowed as it baked. Oops! So the bad news is I may have ruined the pan. The good news is the bread is DELICIOUS.
Since slicing was out of the question, I just ate it right out of the pan (with some cashew butter too).
Meanwhile, Kyle and the kids painted and assembled a kite.
I (we) got it for him for father’s day because he has been talking about making one with them and teach them to fly a kite for over a year now.
We took it for a test run later that morning at the park behind our house but there wasn’t much wind, so we will try again another time. It seems a pretty legit kite though so I would recommend the kit (I got it on amazon).
I snuck zucchini into their smoothie.
For lunch I toasted two slices of cashew bread for avo toast and a very moderate serving of carrots on the side.
I was trying to keep lunch lighter because we had early dinner plans.
We met friends at Zen Toro for an early sushi dinner that night. It was our first restaurant date with friends in which I DID NOT PACK FOOD FOR P. [!!!!!]
I had previously called the restaurant to inquire about peanuts in their food and they seemed really knowledgeable so I decided to give it a shot. Our friends know the owner too, so that helped.
When we ordered I again made sure they knew about his allergy and they double checked all the other items that people ordered just to be safe, even though he wasn’t eating them.
He got a California roll and edamame. He was so so on the California roll, although I’m sure he liked it, he has a hard time with big bites and that was too much of a barrier in the restaurant setting. I fed him more rice when we got home before he got his milk dose (just to be on the safe side).
Kyle and I split a bunch of rolls and then I had the leftovers we took home later that night instead of dessert. That’s the problem with eating so early. Kinda means you eat two dinners. I skipped dessert though.
Same breakfast again! I was especially hungry after my workout which I had planned on phoning in, but ended up really enjoying.
Quick reading session before church.
Kyle and V went to pick peaches at a friend’s house while I was at church with my boy. As a treat, I took him to get “something crunchy that’s not apples” afterwards. Because everyone else gets cookies after service and he doesn’t I decided why not let him get something special!? We settled on Annie’s organic grahams. The bag was a mix of honey, chocolate, and chocolate chip and they are dairy free. He loved them, obviously.
Weirdly I skipped the mac nuts this time (extra avocado though).
I prepped dinner during naps. I made white rice and cauli rice and cooked the chicken with this Mexican fodmap free spice mix. So then once we got home from a swimming date at our friend’s house things were all ready to go for taco bowl assembly.
Here’s Kyle’s bowl with rice, salsa, tomatoes, avocados, green onions, romaine and chicken.
And here’s mine with romaine, avocado, cauli rice, and chicken. Ok, so I don’t want to be a loser but you guys!!! Cauli rice is sooo good!!!! I never thought I’d be praising something so anti-carb but it’s legit yums. I made extra which I’m super excited to dig into later.
Last hurrah with mega sweet chocolate desserts. I know I can do this. I know I can. I know I can.