Plentiful Plants

Daily eats of a Torontonian student

Crunch time March 20, 2009

So I tend to not get anywhere close to my 6-7 servings of grains per day, but today was an exception.

I started out with a giant cereal bowl for breakfast.  In the mix is Nature’s Path Kamut Puffs, All Bran, Alpen cereal, a banana, and a few pumpkin seeds and cashew pieces, all sitting in unsweetened vanilla almond breeze.

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Later in the morning I dug into a golden delicious apple, a blood orange, and a nice ripe kiwi.

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For lunch there was a huge container of steamed broccoli, grape tomatoes, and an enormous carrot, along with ample amounts of hummus for dipping.

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On my way home from work I snacked on an Espresso Cocoa Crunch Elevate Me! bar.  It was okay.  I’m not a huge fan of coffee anyway, but I don’t think the coffee beans worked very well with all the sweet fruit, it was rather odd.  But the bar kept me full while I went on a grand grocery expedition which was extended by a few blocks of detour when a street closed for construction over the weekend between the time I entered a grocery store, and when I exited the store in  the generally pedestrian unfriendly area under a freeway.

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I got home not too long ago, and plan on going to bed soon.  I’m not very hungry, but know I should eat something, so I’m digging into a bowl containing the last bits of two boxes of Kashi cereal, GoLean and Honey Almond Flax.  Crunch, crunch….

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At least I managed to clear 3 boxes/bags off the shelf!  I finished the kamut puffs too…I’m starting to need new cereal…

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Bringing back the chili March 12, 2009

Apparently some bus drivers don’t deal well with disrupted routines.  There was an accident this morning near the entrance into a big, multi platform, off road, bus stop this morning, which caused all the busses which needed to get to the terminal to have to drive through a parking lot detour to get to the platforms.  My bus driver simply ending up providing a bumpy ride by driving over some curbstones (I don’t think the parking lot was designed for long buses).  However, my cubicle-mate’s bus driver went in the wrong direction when he was leaving the terminal!  And to make matters worse (for the people on the bus trying to get to work) the next stop in the opposite direction is a 12 minute bus ride away (according to google maps, 5 km with lots of left turns in morning traffic on major roads), and the bus driver didn’t want to attempt to turn around anywhere else!  Let’s just say, she arrived quite late.

Anyway, this morning started out with a nice bowl of peanut butter goop, a.k.a Alpen cereal, with unsweetened vanilla almond breeze and some PB2.

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I had a repeat of yesterday’s sandwich for lunch, ezekiel bread, romaine, chicken, hummus and dried cranberries.  It is very good.  There was also a baked sweet potato involved, as a side, it didn’t make its way into the sandwich.

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For snacks I brought a red delicious apple, a carrot, and half a red pepper.

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And at the last minute I grabbed the last half of my Ruth’s Chocolate Raspberry Hemp Power bar.  I’m glad I did too because my cereal bowl wasn’t very big and I got hungry again well before lunch time.

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For dinner I decided to reintroduce the chili that’s been patiently waiting in the fridge for me to eat.  I also had some of the smaller collard green leaves for dipping since I’ve noticed a lack of green over the last couple days.

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And now I’m enjoying a hot cup of Tazo Berry Blossom White Tea.

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