childhood food

What I Ate Wednesday No.31

Hey everyone :-)

It’s that time of the week again. The time where all of you out there who are as nosy, and obsessed with food as I am, get to have a good look at what everyone eats in an average Wednesday thanks to the lovely Jenn’s creation of WIAW.

Today has been a busy busy day for me and I’ve got some big news for you all tomorrow! It’s all quite exciting, but for now all I’ll tell you is that I had to go for a meeting in town… ;-)

But firstly, breakfast:

Every morning I make the difficult decision of what to have for breakfast. My choices are basically weetabix with fresh blueberries, weetabix with frozen raspberries, fruit and fibre cereal, or, if I’m feeling really adventurous, toast. Such a tough choice. Anyway, today I went with fresh blueberries and I was not sorry, there’s something so delicious about blueberries first thing in the morning.

Lately I’ve had people ask me about what I eat on an average day, as well as a few statements accusing me of under-eating. I’ve realised that although I often take part in WIAW I rarely post everything I eat in a day so I thought I might give you all a better insight, snacks and all.

Starting with one (or two) of these halfway through the morning to keep the essay-writing going:

These remind me of my childhood. We used to eat them when we got home from school, ravenous from a day of learning multiplication tables and spelling. I still eat them in the same way as I did then, first nibbling off all of the biscuit edge, then the chocolate ridge along the outside and then I chomp the little guy feet upwards. Immensely satisfying. (And a little odd, I’ll admit).

Today’s lunch was one of my favourites:

Chicken & chorizo jambalaya – delicious! Excuse its alarmingly orange colour, it’s partially my camera not really liking red tones and partially the chorizo oil, peppers and spices ;-)

Such a tasty lunch had to be followed by dessert:

Stewed apples, Greek yogurt and a sprinkling of Rude Health granola. So so good. I could pretty much eat dozens of bowls like this. The mixture of textures is just fantastic and I love stewed apples flavoured with cinnamon like this.

I seem to be on a bit of a cereal kick at the moment so I had another bowl when I got in from my meeting, soaked because it’s been raining pretty much solidly for the past two weeks.

I went for a bowl of Fruit and Fibre which was delicious and I had it with a glass of fresh orange juice. I realise looking at all of these photos that I’ve had a really carb-heavy day today, I think it shows just how much working for hours on end has an effect on my energy levels.

Dinner was another favourite carb-based meal, cooked by moi:

Purple sprouting broccoli, spring onions, chilli and sesame seeds with noodles. It’s such a lovely light meal and I adore this broccoli, so much more interesting than ordinary broccoli (yes I am a food snob :-P).

So there you have it, my food for the day. This is everything that I ate today, snacks and drinks (bar water) included.

Don’t forget to visit tomorrow evening to find out my big news!!

As it’s WIAW, what’s the best thing you’ve eaten this week?
Do you find you have carb-heavy days when your energy is low too?
Any favourite childhood snacks?