Thanks again to Jen at Peas and Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday.
The day started off how it usually does for me when it comes to breakfast. I enjoyed some Oatmeal Crunch cereal, vanilla yogurt, and an orange. The cereal/yogurt/fruit combination does a great job of keeping me full until lunch time, which is why I keep coming back to it.
Lunch was a two parter. I started off my making some homemade tortilla chips in the oven. I used a brush to add some olive oil to one side of the whole wheat tortilla and added some salt. I then used a pizza cutter to cut it into triangles. I put it into the oven on a baking sheet on some parchment paper so it wouldn’t stick. Halfway through the baking time I flipped them over to make sure they got browned on both sides. It was great to have something crunchy to eat while also being healthy.
The second part of my lunch was a spinach salad. I started with the spinach and added carrots, cherry tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette. It was pretty basic and easy to put together. Unfortunately I was hungry a few hours later. Looking back I probably should have added some protein to it. I ended up having a snack of a Clif bar mid afternoon.
Dinner was one of my favourites! I had pasta with my mom’s amazingly delicious meat sauce. She ends up simmering it for a few hours, so by the time it’s ready the whole house smells delicious. It has a little sweetness to it which is different from a lot of pasta sauces out there. Luckily there’s always leftover so I’ll be enjoying this more than once.
What’s your favourite family recipe? Leave me a comment telling me about it.