Somedays you spend lots of time with friends, eat lots of sweets and oily food, and barely eat a bite of fruit or vegetables…and it’s OKAY. Yes, I realized at the end of this day that I barely ate a vegetable and the only fruit I had was sandwiched in between warm crepes and cookie butter. Mmmmm.
I feel like most of my WIAW posts are full of colorful, veggie and fruit filled plates with lots of whole grains etc., but I wanted to show you that I don’t always eat that way. Most days I don’t eat Chinese food or desserts, but then other times those two things fall on the same day. And it’s okay! It all balances out and the time I spent with friends exploring the city this day was worth the lack of produce.
Let’s see what I ate, shall we!
Breakfast was my current obsession. Just basic chocolate oatmeal (quick oats, chia seeds, ground flaxseed, cocoa powder and water) topped with peanut butter. I added cacao nibs, but ended up taking them off because it made my unsweetened oats a little too bitter.
We had a friend over throughout the morning and we ended up making crepes together for lunch which turned out absolutely amazing. I cannot wait to share this simple, delicious recipe with you. For lunch I had two crepes filled with banana slices, granola, cookie butter on one and peanut butter on the other. Then I topped them both with my Homemade Fudge Sauce (another recipe I’ll be sharing soon), a little maple syrup, and homemade strawberry sauce, which I made by warming up frozen strawberries until they cooked down and became thick and sweet.
This was one of the best meals I’ve had in a while.
My friend and I spent the afternoon shopping, which I’ve never actually done in our city since I moved here. It was so fun to look at all the different styles of clothing and to read the ridiculously translated t-shirts. While we were shopping we picked up some Boba Tea, which I forgot to take a picture of. Mine was sweetened black tea with tapioca pearls and it was just how I like it.
While waiting to go to dinner we also split an apple and had some really stale tortilla chips.
For dinner we went to one of our favorite noodle restaurants nearby our apartment. We almost always order the thick, chewy hand cut noodles and I get mine plain, which just a few cabbage leaves that they throw in there. I love to eat every bite with pickled radish that they give us on the side. This bowl of noodles is oily and spicy and so delicious! Such a fun, rare treat!
Probably due to all the oil, spice and MSG in Chinese food, I usually want something sweet after eating out. Since we had some leftover Vegan Brookies, I ended up enjoying one of those with some tea. It was so rich and delicious!
So as you can see, other than some fruit on my crepes and a couple oily cabbage leaves, this day of food didn’t contain very many fruits or vegetables. I don’t worry about it though and just think about all the fun I had with friends, exploring and experiencing Chinese culture. There will always be veggies to eat tomorrow!