What I Ate Wednesday is a blog link-up hosted over at Peas & Crayons, encouraging bloggers to post pictures of what they ate over a whole day. Hopefully taking part will show you guys whether or not I stick to the mealplan and give a bit more insight into what I can eat on my budget.
9am – Breakfast
Just like last time, I had breakfast at work – porridge (rolled oats made in the microwave with a mix of semi-skimmed milk and water, a shake of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp brown sugar and a pinch of salt), topped with sliced banana. You can see I made it less soup-like this time 😉
11.30am – Snack
Normally I go for fruit, but today I had a couple of small carrots cut into sticks and dipped in a tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter.
1pm – Lunch
Lunch was cream of parsnip soup I made at the weekend (with parsnips, onion, vegetable stock from a cube, double cream, nutmeg and a little whole milk to top up the cream, as I didn’t have enough. Oh, and a little vegetable oil to fry the onion in) with some homemade brown bread. Finished with a tub of tinned pineapple pieces (about a third of the tin).
7.45pm – Dinner
Bit of a late dinner tonight – I went for a short run after work so was late getting started with cooking (first run in months, ahem). We had a new recipe, right on mealplan:
- carrot and cashew nut cutlets (carrot, onion, garlic, yellow pepper, breadcrumbs, cashews, cumin, chilli powder, an egg and a little vegetable oil);
- served with couscous flavoured with lemon juice, chopped coriander and sliced dried apricots;
- salad leaves, spring onions and tomatoes dressed in olive oil and balsamic vinegar;
- and finally an easy raita made by stirring mint sauce and finely sliced onion into natural yoghurt.
Full recipe for the nut cutlets to follow tomorrow – they were seriously good!