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Daily eats of a Torontonian student

Nutty Snacks June 1, 2009

It was a dark and cloudy start to the week. At least until after I took pictures of my lunch. The sun was starting to come out by the time I had thrown together some breakfast. In the bowl is Allbran, Dorset Fruits, Nuts and Seeds Cereal, and soy milk. And on the side are some wonderfully sweet cherries (love!).

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For lunch I chopped up a giant salad. There was spring mix topped with carrot, cucumber, zucchini, red pepper, black beans, asparagus, and BBBV.

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Plus there were snacks, yogurt with blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and walnuts.

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And later a Ruth’s Lemon Hazelnut bar. I think this is one of my all time favourite bars, love the crunchy nuts.  Although, I’m perfectly willing to give new bars a try, especially Fullbars, if I win them in Krista’s Contest!

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For dinner I went a simple and protein filled route. I found some ground turkey in the freezer and turned it into a burger wrapped in a tortilla with spring mix, lots of pickles, ketchup, and mustard. And there were a couple of medjool dates stuffed with sunflower seed butter for dessert which escaped the camera.

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I did see something that made me a little happy today though. Today a city-wide mandatory 5 cent fee for plastic bags came into effect. I walk by a grocery store just outside the exit from the subway on my way home from work, and today there were quite a few people stuffing items into their purses or carrying boxes and bottles in their hands. I mean, do you really need a second bag to carry a sleeve of bagels?  It made me happy that the fee was actually working to make them save the plastic instead of taking the convenient route and taking the bag. It doesn’t effect me because I already grocery shop with my reusable bag anyways (or stick things in my shoulder bag). Now I just hope everybody doesn’t start amassing huge collections of the heavier bags that don’t really end up saving much plastic. I only need two, and already rarely use the second one, because that’s the number of hands I have anyways.

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3 Responses to “Nutty Snacks”

  1. Marianne Says:

    That lemon hazelnut bar sounds really good 🙂

    And only two reusable bags? I have 5, and usually end up using 3 – 4 of them when I go grocery shopping! I obviously buy too much stuff. HA!

  2. Sharon Says:

    Mmmm, everything looks delightful! I think some grocery stores already started charging, but people still used mass lots of grocery plastic bags. 😦 Oh well. My mom keeps on forgetting the reusable bags I gave her. BOOOOOOOO

  3. cocinarconcilantro Says:

    i stumbled upon your blog one day while searching through tastespotting and i have never found a person who eats the way i do until i saw your blog. your blog is wonderful, great pictures, wholesome, yummy, colorful, healthy food. you are an inspiration.


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