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Wednesday Eats and Treats!

Today hubs decided it was time for me to earn my keep and help him out on the land. We spent the morning painting sealant onto cedar siding. I may have a hunchback after being bent over for so long. Kidding. Kinda.


Broke for lunch and once again I made the perfect meal for a small child. I really have to work on making big girl food sometimes. Lunch was gluten-free rice bread with PB and Jelly, and the world's largest Fuji apple. Delish!

I only eat open-face Sammies. PB on both sides!

Hubs may have been making a Nutella sandwich for a snack and I instinctively went to lick the knife covered in Nutella. Until I realized I didn't know if it had gluten in it! I resisted, but I was not a happy camper about it AT ALL. 
I later discovered it is GF! AAAhhh!!!

Luckily I had my own snack packed for the afternoon so I survived. Gluten-free pretzels, almonds, and a few Mike and Ikes. 


Dinner was a quick simple meal, and a new find. I decided to try a Gluten-free frozen meal to see what this brand was like. It's called EVOL bowl (yes, that's love backwards) and it has a pretty great ingredients list. REAL ingredients, chicken teriyaki bowl. Here's the comparison: Box vs. cooked:



Not bad, in my book. A little plain tasting, but it was like something I would make. Simple ingredients, maybe a little extra soy sauce would have made all the difference!

No run today, my legs are killing from all the painting and it's taper after all. I'll try for some yoga tonight, maybe push-ups if my arms can take it! Plus, I'm super busy watching American Idol right now to see if I can spot myself in the background! Confused? Read this post! I'm undecided about the night's dessert: popcorn with PB, Greek Yogurt with toppings, pretzels in nutella? So many decisions!

Do you ever eat Microwave ready meals? If so, favorites?
Living without an oven means it happens more than I would like. If I do eat them, I try to pick the healthiest ones I can and supplement them with extra veggies, fruit, or salad. Favorites are Amy's brand, love those!

Open-faced sandwich fan?
Oh yea! This way I get double the toppings! I almost always do this, so good!

Comments

  1. Food looks yummy! Oh dear, I haven't had nutella in my house for a few years just because that stuff is addicting!

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  2. I just found & love your blog :)
    Sorry you didn't get to lick the Nutella knife :/
    At least you had nut butter this morning! :)
    P.s. the hunchback comment made me lol haha
    <3

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  3. I am totally obsessed with evol burritos-if you can find them in the store seriously try them out! They're in the frozen aisle-I love the bean and cheese!

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  4. That Evol meal looks pretty tasty! I don't eat many microwaved meals any more.. Usually just PBJs and salads! I like the idea of the open faced PBJ.. Well played :)

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  5. I am alternating Nutella with pb right now. One of these days I am going to mix them together!

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  6. The evol looks yummy. The pb and j even better. I don't really eat microwave meals anymore. But I'll eat an entire bag of veggies- steam in the bag from the microwave.

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  7. It must be such an awesome adventure to be constructing your own house! Aside from the manual labor part. At least your were rewarded with a hearty pb&j. YUM

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  8. I tried Nutella a few years ago but haven't had it since. I might need to go shopping for some. I'll look for some Evol too, never heard of it before but that teriyaki chicken looks good!

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  9. I've pretty much had every frozen dinner out there. I love the Kashi ones, but they are WAYYY too expensive, so it's lean cuisines for me.

    How did you resist that nutella?! power to ya girl.

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  10. I love reading about your different diet experiments, so thank you for sharing! I also love love love that shirt you are wearing. (and Nutella).

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  11. Hate you missed out on the Nutella! At least you know you can go back for some now :)

    I don't eat gluten free, but one of my favorite frozen meals is the Glutino brand gluten free chicken pad thai. I can find it in my publix here in bama, so I don't think it's too obscure. It's tiny, but SO DELICIOUS. Sometimes I eat it with a tray of publix sushi cause I'm classy ;)

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  12. Um pretzels and Nutella all the way! I had that yesterday!

    I'm all about open face! The more you can get on there, the better!

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  13. I don't think I've eaten a microwave meal in years! But I have way too much time on my hands these days :-)

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  14. That apple was HUGE, I thought those were mini toasts!
    Well done on sticking to your gluten free diet :)

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  15. I love the Amy's frozen meals. They are not only delicious, but somewhat nutritiously sound!

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  16. Last fall I lived off healthy choice meals"then I got super burnt out! Haha! I still think they are good..I just eat way more than I used to :) I love that open faced idea!! I gotta give that a try! Extra pb??? Count me in!!!

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  18. Okay, typo ^. Your place is going to be beautiful - so excited for y'all!

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  19. I never eat an open face Sammie I like them smushed together

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  20. I love open faced sammies :) your food looks yummy and although I haven't gone gluten-free, I don't mind some of the products and I might give it a try :)

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  21. I like the open-faced bagel route. Delicious!

    Question, have you ever posted on what you guys are doing on the home building front? I'd be interested to hear about it :).

    I don't do micro meals because usually they have a lot of salty preservatives and I have to limit my salt intake for health reasons.

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  22. I don't mind some of the Weight Watcher dinners or Lean Cuisine's, but I used to eat them so often that I'm kinda burned out. Whenever you post about working on your new build, I cringe knowing we have so much work ahead of us. I'm such a lazy butt. :) We haven't even started yet.

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  23. Great job on the GF girl I am really enjoying reading about what your eating. I am definitely a fan of the open faced sandwhich! More yumminess for me! :)

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  24. How much longer till you guys are move in ready?? I bet you cant wait! I am not a big fan of freezer meals, but I use to eat them all the time! I'll look for those EVOL bowls next time I am at the store though!

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  25. Not a fan of Microwave meals, but if I must have them, I agree Amy's are very good. I loooove open-faced sandwiches!

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  26. I love your "little" girl lunch! I am so inspired to go back to my PB & J roots!

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  27. I just wrote my blog post on Nutella. I'd be sad too! You're strong! I would've eaten it. I'm not a fan of open faced sandwiches... I don't know why!

    I used to eat a lot of microwave meals...a lot of lean cuisines but I dont feel they give me enough nutrients in my day. Amy's is good but expensive :(

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  28. I occasionally go for frozen Kashi, but I can usually whip up something just as fast on my own. Breakfast for dinner, anyone? Oh, and there's nothing wrong with eating like a little kid!

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  29. I'm SO with you on the whole open sandwich/peanut butter on both sides issue...!! :)

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  30. I never tend to buy frozan meals anymore, some look good but I am usually on some type of a budget and the ones that look good are so pricey. Total fan of open faced sandwiches, more bang for your buck!!

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  31. my mom would always make open faced tomato sandwiches growing up, really good, but i get weird looks when i eat them.

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  32. mmm peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...my fav! i eat those all the time. i use the microve meals a lot when my husband is gone. cooking for one is just not the same. :(

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  33. Yum! Those evol bowls look delish! They aren't gluten-free, but the the Kashi frozen entrees are similar and they are pretty tasty. I tend to keep a bottle of hot sauce on hand at work just in case my food is bland.

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  34. I like open face sandwiches, especially when you go to restaurants and the bread for your sandwich is really thick/big.

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  35. I heard Amy's makes a really good frozen gluten free mac & cheese :)

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  36. Wow...you're a trooper with all that work!
    That teriyaki bowl looked pretty good...and I'm a horrible cook so I definitely admit to eating a lot of frozen bowls. My fav's are Amy's brown rice and tofu as well as Lean Cuisine's Schezwan Shrimp...but I eat two of them at a time. Running them miles makes a girl hungry! :)

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  37. Looks like you had a lovely day of housework. That sandwich looks yum but I like the closed face sandwiches because I like to be able to have a mouthful in a bite. But I cut them in half so that I can enjoy them longer.

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