I am home with a sick kid, so the packing food for a trip away issue didn't happen after all. That made life easier in one sense. Not being able to eat popcorn while watching a movie with my sickie was tough though! I am still mourning the loss of treats and coffee, but I'm getting over it faster. And trying to find things to substitute if I get desperate. Sun butter on a rice cake actually does the trick for providing something kind of sweet and crunchy. Although, I have been able to make it without snacks the last few days. I am trying to only eat them when I actually feel hungry (and not when I just feel like having something).
Yesterday's breakfast was a good one for sweet and crunchy as well. I made quinoa (a grain) in place of oatmeal. While it cooked, I chopped up an apple, added a bunch of cinnamon and a bit of honey and cooked it in the microwave until soft. I added the cooked apple to the quinoa and sprinkled chopped pecans on top. All allowed! And it tasted a bit like dessert! Butter and brown sugar would have made it spectacular, but I'm not going to think about that. Butter makes everything better, doesn't it? Never mind.
I am attending a brunch on Tuesday morning, and I am sure it will be a battle of wills there too. I am bringing a veggie tray with hummus so I can be assured of having something there that I can eat. I'll actually eat breakfast before going too, so I won't be starved. But it'll be hard to sit at the table with ladies eating plate-fulls of egg dishes, breads and desserts. Interesting how so much of our social interaction revolves around food. I. must. stay. strong. Wish me luck!