Yesterday was a Mexican theme and today turned out to be Italian themed. Seth actually asked for spaghetti for lunch today. Even though friday has been deemed "pizza night", I went with it. I was just happy to not hear him screaming for pancakes!
I've learned a few things about myself this week. I'm extremely sensitive to sugar/carbs. I think I've had way too many fruit smoothies this week. We kept making them sweet, hoping that Seth would take a sip. No luck with Seth, and headaches for me. I had that all too recognizable I'm-so-tired-I-can-barely-move-and-I'm-starting-to-get-a-headache feeling around 2pm today. What did I have for lunch? Rice pasta and, of course, a little bite of chocolate afterwards. One carb always leads to another carb, and another, and another. I'm not some kind of low-carb fanatic at all. I believe whole grains, prepared properly, can be a healthy addition to someone's diet. Fruit for breakfast, rice pasta for lunch and a little chocolate for dessert is not healthy - for me anyways. It makes me feel like crap. So, this next week I'm making a goal to cut down on the fruit in our smoothies. More green, less pink and purple. Again, not that there is anything wrong with fruit. But, for me, right now, I'm too sensitive to it.
Here's what we ate today...
Breakfast - Smoothies with bananas, pineapple, strawberries, coconut water, probiotics. Taco salad omelet. I just heated up leftover meat/bean/veggies from last night and threw it in with eggs.
Lunch - Trader Joe's rice pasta with marinara sauce. I cooked the pasta in fresh chicken stock, for a little added nutrition. Seth was the one asking for this, and ended up not taking one bite.
Snack - Seth asked for smoothies. He had 2 teeny tiny sips. Ugh. Coconut kefir, strawberries, blueberries, spinach.
Dinner - Roasted Ratatouille Pizza. I saw this pre-made gluten and dairy free pizza crust at the grocery store today. I was going to make my own crust, but the convenience beckoned me. I was pleasantly surprised. It turned out pretty good!
I tossed eggplant, summer squash, zucchini and garlic with marinara sauce, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roasted them until they were soft. Rolled out the pizza dough, covered it with sauce and the veggies. Added a little bit of parmesan and cooked for 15 minutes.
Rhett, Ella and I really enjoyed it. Seth screamed the whole time during dinner for a banana. We told him that he had to have a bite of pizza first. Rhett and I were laughing because it must have sounded pretty funny to an outsider. "Seth, you can't have that piece of fresh fruit until you eat your pizza!" Seth did end up licking off a little tiny dot of marinara sauce off his fork. That's a big accomplishment in our house. We celebrated and Seth got his banana.