An attempt at entirety

Ready for an entire day of food? 

It’s rare that I do these kinds of posts anymore and after yesterday I realized why.  It’s hard to get everything!

For example, I had a bagel set out for breakfast, but when I got up I didn’t feel like it.  Correction, I felt like something else.  A cookie to be specific.


That’s because this tupperware was sitting on the counter mocking me as I made my coffee.  I knew if I didn’t have one, I’d be thinking about them all day and would likely have a cookie binge after I got off work, so I just had one.  It was 5:30 am.  I had a peanut butter cookie before the sun was even remotely close to rising.  Fortunately my craving was sated, I had a cup of coffee, headed to the hospital, and the rest of the day went off without a hitch (read: no cookie benders at midnight). 

As for my work eats…


Ignore the man behind the curtain bagel in the ziplock. 

First up, breakfast #2 (aka work breakfast).


Quinoa, banana, sultanas, dried papaya, dried cranberries, and raisins with cinnamon & unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

The reason this picture is inaccurate is because I realized after I took it there wasn’t enough fat and protein in it.  So post-photo I added a huge pile of maple roasted almonds.  I ate this in two servings so as not to overload my gut with fructose and I tolerated it fine.


Lunch time rolled around and I had leftovers from a salad I never posted about.


Asian salad with teriyaki tofu, peanuts, quinoa, carrots, avocado and spinach.  I made a simple dressing with peanut butter, Bragg’s liquid aminos, and water.


Can you detect the one random egg yolk in there?  Odd.


I had fruit on the side.  Grapes are a FODMAP food I can only tolerate in moderation.  Yet eating a moderate amount of grapes is something I don’t seem to be capable of (of which I don’t seem to be capable – for the grammar sensitive).  By portioning out an amount for work, I’m forced to comply with my gut’s sensitivities, so it worked out. 

I had candied ginger and dark chocolate (also not photographed) for dessert, the cinnamon raisin bagel as my PM snack, and carrots on the way home.


After work I combined (previously) massaged kale with carrots and seaweed salad (store-bought) to make a deliciously green plate.


Carbs on the side included a toasted bagel with Earth Balance.  Truthfully it wasn’t “on the side.”  After my salt cravings had been satisfied I needed something sweet to balance it out, which is why I turned to my cute little bagel bites. 


Butter and raisins are a highly underrated combo.  This meal reminded me to make it happen more often.


Kyle got home a little bit later, at which point I paused the real housewives crap to engage my brain in real life.  Pausing “reality” for “reality” is kinda amusing when it’s written out like that.


Dessert.  Tea.  Bed.

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Comments (10)

  1. Katie

    Yeah, I can’t believe I used to photograph EVERYTHING that went in my belly. That was a lot of effort for sure.

    Also, I think cookies are the best grab-and-go food around. 5:30am or not…

  2. Jesse @ Happy Go Lucky Vegan

    Those peanut butter cookies would mock me too – they look delish! As did the quinoa breakfast – I”ll have to try adding more goodies to my quinoa!

  3. Paige

    Sometimes one must simply give in to the siren call of pre-breakfast cookies! It’s not your fault that they go so well with coffee.

  4. Emily

    Wow, I’m impressed that you managed to capture an entire days worth of meals! I have yet to successfully do so.
    I love that you indulged in a cookie for breakfast. Sometimes life just makes those decisions for us- who are we to fight fate?!

  5. Amy

    Ooo I love the look of your dessert! Can I ask what’s in it? (I see cashews, chocolate bits and maybe some chocolate and yoghurt coated sultanas?).

    And mmm totally nothing wrong with a 5am wake up cookie!

  6. Abby

    Unless they’re vegetables, things eaten before the sun comes up don’t count. Carry on 😉

  7. Tt in nyc

    Awesome day of eats there- i have every intention of trying the quinoa combo, i havent perfected the right mix yet

  8. Elise (Post author)

    i mentioned it in a prev post. some kind of sunridge farms trail mix. got it in the WF bulk bins. they now carry that brand in several mixes.

  9. Amy

    Sorry I must have not seen it. And aww too bad 🙁 We don’t have whole foods in Australia. I’ll have to make one myself 😉

  10. Elise (Post author)

    no prob. look back a few and see if you can find the name. [i cant remember which mix it was in the moment] you may be able to create your own from the ingreds – or find it online?

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