As I mentioned yesterday, we just got back from a two-week vacation. We are barely going to get unpacked before we will be back on the road again as we are heading to Chicago for the weekend. With such a short time between trips, I’m keeping lunches simple this week. Meghan started out with a bowl of organic peas with a some butter. (I used frozen so I just had to heat them up in the microwave for 30 seconds) She ate the entire bowl–she really likes peas. Here she is enjoying her first course:
While she was eating her peas, I prepared her a classic grilled cheese sandwich, with a little sprinkle of kelp. Kelp, or seaweed, contains nearly 30 minerals so I sprinkle it on certain foods whenever I can. Just a healthy little add-on to boost the nutrition of a regular old grilled cheese. Here’s my kelp container:
I bought an empty spice container with a sprinkle top and buy the kelp from the bulk section of the health food store. Here’s the sandwich before I put it in the panini press. (Using the panini press is so much easier than a pan!) The swiss cheese I used was so holy I needed to use two pieces.
And here’s the grilled cheese:
Meghan only ate half of her sandwich, so I helped her out and finished the second half. Last, she had three handfuls of organic grapes. She was eating them faster than I could slice them in half!
My easy lunch was the leftover quinoa salad from last night.
So yummy and very satisfying!
I have a confession to make: I love Starbucks. Love it. I crave their yummy coffee drinks a lot, but try to only get them occasionally. It’s that darn sugar. Grrr. Anyway, I was craving one after putting Meghan down for her nap. Since my daughter was sleeping and slipping out to Starbucks was not an option, I decide to make my own, somewhat healthier version. I wanted to make a Frappicino (sp?) style drink of blended coffee, but once I got all of my ingredients in the magic bullet, I didn’t have room for
So instead, I just had an iced coffee drink. I am sipping it now and it is yummy. Here’s what went into it: 1 cup coffee, 1 cup soy milk, 1/2 T. unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 T. agave nectar. It turned out not too sweet with a subtle chocolate flavor. And no refined sugar like the kind I would have gotten at Starbucks! I made more than I needed, so the extra was put into the fridge.
Well I am off to get the less fun things accomplished during the rest of Meghan’s nap. Tonight I am going to make my first attempt at grilled pizza. I’ll keep you updated on how it turns out.