I am not a food blogger. Yet, I still take pictures of most things I eat because I never know when I might want to use something in a post. I snap two or three quick shots and move on my merry way. I like having photos of meals I deem worthy of sharing…but you better believe I’m not letting it get in the way of my eating. No cold food or sparing my precious dining seconds around here, people!
I could just not bother…but more often than not, I find myself thankful for my quick photo snapping. This morning, I appreciated the photo habit because, when uploading my pics, I realized I had quite the delicious day yesterday.
“Delicious” being code word for “my favorite fall foods”. I should be orange by now! Or at least not so ghostly white. When can I expect that beta carotene to kick in?
I bet you think that means I started my day off with some pumpkin oats. Oh ho ho! You are sorely mistaken. I actually didn’t have oats at all!
I had a savory craving…more accurately a hot pepper jelly craving…and I obliged.
I put together a sandwich with an egg, pepperjack cheese, hot pepper jelly, and spinach on whole grain and seed bread.
Does that not look like perfection? It sure does to me! Just as Honeycrisp apples scream perfection to me as well with their perfect crispiness and sweet, yet tart, bite.
When lunchtime rolled around I continued the fall theme unawares, as I pulled out leftovers from our dinner the previous night.
It doesn’t look incredibly appetizing (especially straight from the tupperware) but I promise you this combo kicks butt.
- regular ole quinoa cooked in vegetable broth for extra flavor
- a Trader Joe’s apple chicken sausage
- cubed, roasted butternut squash
- a dollop of Daisy Spiced Apple Chutney
Such an easy, fast, and FLAVORFUL dinner! With good leftovers too! #drool
Now onto snack…a mix I promise you will want to get your hands on, if you haven’t already that is!
You all already know my undying devotion to this company.
Love Grown granola became the apple of my eye (stomach?) yet again.
I took a plain container of Oikos Greek yogurt and tossed in a whopping spoonful or two of canned pumpkin. I swirled that all up with some Cocoa Bean NuNaturals drops and grabbed my bag of Cocoa Goodness granola.
After a couple greedy handfuls straight to my mouth, I topped my pumpkin yogurt and had the perfect harmony of flavors.
The only thing missing? A side of my pumpkin hot chocolate. Oh me, oh my…imagine that coupling for a snack. Forget happy hour with a beer…I want snack time with this! Is it 3 o’clock yet?
- What’s the last thing that made you say “yum”?