Editor's note: Several members of the IRLF Team recently got together and realized that each team member came from diverse ethnic backgrounds and had very different palates. We thought it would be fun to see what the other person ate on an average day and check out the differences.
So, we bring you another post in our new "Eating a Day in the Life of...." series. We are featuring each member of our team, and would love to feature our readers' days as well! Check out the bottom of the post for more details.
I have been keeping my diet very simple and small lately. When I was in NYC I ate way too much quinoa pasta because I didn’t have many utensils to cook with. I am excited to show you the simple gluten free foods I ate today!
I’m no longer eating oats, so I had to cut out my usual morning bowl of oatmeal. Instead, I’m trying out these tapioca and rice based english muffins by Kinnikinnick Foods
. (As a company they actually take a strong stand against the use of oats in GF foods. You can read about it here
I didn’t expect these to be any good since my first attempt to enjoy Udi’s
bread as French Toast was not pleasant. As with the Whole Foods cream biscuits I reviewed
, there were no instructions on how to prepare the muffins. I just heated the oven to 350 and let them heat up for 15 minutes.
They came out pretty hard on the outside, but when I pulled to top off it exposed it's warm, fluffy and yeasty insides. I accompanied mine with MaraNatha
crunchy style peanut butter and was quite satisfied.
Of course, I had to have my morning dose of coffee in my special polka dot mug, and a banana. Yum!Lunch:
I told you
I was a breakfast person! I’m pretty proud of how this 2 egg omelette turned out, actually. I used leftovers from my fridge, including black beans for extra protein, onion and garlic. I always add a splash of milk to my scrambled eggs to make them more fluffy, and I seasoned with simple S&P.
Some salsa would have really made this omelette pop, but I all I had in my fridge was Stubbs Smokey Mesquite
barbeque sauce. I’m not complaining though, I’ll eat that stuff on anything!
A glass of OJ and a side of Washington cherries made this a well balanced lunch. Dinner:
I’m very fortunate to live across the street from my oldest sister, Tiffany. I was watching the CBS Evening News (yes, I am an old woman) when she called to ask if I’d like to share dinner with her. How lovely! She had this recipe for zucchini boats, which is basically lasagna without the pasta.
She was even nice enough to leave the breadcrumbs off the top! Everything else was gluten free: Zucchini, Prego marinara sauce, mushrooms, Jimmy Dean Sausage, mozzarella and ricotta cheese.
Since there is so much moisture in zucchini, and since she left the bread crumbs out, these didn’t turn out as the most beautiful girls at the ball. But I ate more than I’ve eaten in days! I washed it down with a glass of milk and felt satisfied but not stuffed. Perfection!Dessert:
I like to eat a little something before I go to bed. I have heard that you shouldn’t eat for at least an hour before you go to sleep, but I always wake up starving in the middle of the night when I adhere to that rule.
This simple treat won't make you feel like you’ve cheated on your diet. It’s just rice (I use brown rice) warm milk, brown sugar and cinnamon. You can add raisins or dried cranberries if you want to get fancy with it, but I like mine classic and easy. IRLFoodies, what snacks and meals from Rachel's day looks similar to yours? Any other readers that tend to eat gluten free?If you'd like to contribute a "Eating in the Day in the Life of..." post please take notes and photos of what you ate in a 24 hour period and submit your post to us here. We're looking forward to checking out your post!
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