A few hints of my cooking creativity: chocolate acai. 1-ingredient cookie dough. This was indeed a very happy day for my tastebuds and stomach! I have yet to make my healthy Halloween candy and will find recipes very soon, but this time I indulged in my “failure” which turned out to be even better than I originally wanted! You’ll find it in my food log, of course, along with the other delicious meals I ate today!
DAY 3 FOOD LOG
Breakfast: I decided to jam the boring food in first because it’s a Wednesday morning and I have no time to capture beautiful food photography! Bye bye, mixed berry bowl! Now I can make any other smoothie I want! Should it be almond butter bliss or pineapple paradise in the sun? Decisions, decisions as I finished my Fage like an ice cream pint…
I decided to chop up an apple and throw in a teaspoon of almond butter too! #sorrynotsorry
Oh and don’t you dare resist your mother’s homemade oatcakes! Mine were specially stuffed with raw slivered almonds! Crunchy with a hint of coconut from the healthy oils and no syrup or honey needed! It broke while I was running to the car to go to school and therefore looks a hundred times less appetizing than it was 😦
Snack 1: Aah, this was taken right at the nick of time before class! I had a small raw strawberry salad! Luckily my English teacher allows me to eat in class so as long as I don’t chew too loudly! Thank goodness I didn’t pack celery sticks this time!
Sorry for the terrible quality of a picture, but don’t the strawberries look so vibrant and pretty?
Snack 2: I was such as typical Asian and packed some edamame! Here’s a surprise: I left it in the fridge overnight, frozen as it was, and took it out of my lunchbox with all the water melted away! Bonus: they were not soggy at all! Now I love edamame even more as a pick-me-up high in protein and low in calories and carbs!
Lunch: Kale and I reunited in this heavenly autumn salad. It was a beautiful date for him and I. Unfortunately, I couldn’t say goodbye–I ate him all up! 😛 The salad also had a perfect mesh of creamy avocados, moist chicken breast, crunchy cabbage, pepper, pumpkin seeds and a balsamic vinaigrette. Mm! I thought kale would be over by now, but he found a way to my
And please ignore that pre-calculus worksheet under this beautiful concoction of superfoods. Math should never interfere with enjoying a meal, but I had a test coming up. Studies are a huge priority in my book!
Snack 3: Like the typical student, the first place I went to once I got home was the fridge. To be honest, I had no idea what to make, so I had breakfast for a snack. No joke. You’ll get what I’m saying when you see. While I waited for my pan to heat up, I chopped this gigantic banana in my kitchen! It looked as it it were bursting with sweetness and creaminess! Wait until I make some nana ice cream! Hee hee!
On to my “breakfast”! I cracked two eggs on a pan and heard that amazing sizzle as they cooked. Sadly for me, the yolks were yellow which meant one thing: they’re not pasture-raised!!! I made an epic fail of a flip, but they actually looked cool in the end, like they were poached!
Paired up with some leftover homemade tomato sauce and microwaved eggplant!
The other exciting part!!! I made my first acai bowl! But it’s not just any acai–I added chocolate and other superfoods! Chocolate acai together? It’s been done before, but I haven’t had acai in ages and wanted to try it with a completely new twist! This Sambazon packet was bought in bulk from Costco–10 packets for $10! A seriously awesome deal where a juice bar sells acai bowls for about $8 or more! And I feel as if a lot of those places add waaaay too much granola. So much I can barely taste the smoothie!
Along with cocoa powder I also added a bit o’ banana, coconut shreds, frozen mixed berries, raw honey and some coconut milk from Trader Joe’s!
Look at that color and consistency! It’s so creamy and frosty-like! I was extremely pleased with myself, and for the first time using a frozen acai packet! I felt super accomplished. Can’t wait to eat this tomorrow!
Dinner: Remember that ridiculously chunky peanut futter (butter and flour? I know, I’m weird :P) I made the other day? It became my 1-ingredient cookie dough!!