Eating – Near and Dear to My Heart
What are your regular meals for a typical day?
What Are My Options?
Here is the list of meals I typically think of when I look at my options for eating throughout the day.
The first meal of the day. Usually around 6am-9am.
A meal eaten in the late morning, instead of Breakfast and Lunch.
A snack (for example, biscuits and coffee). Around 11am.
A meal in the middle of the day. Usually around noon or 1pm.
A light afternoon meal of sandwiches, cakes etc, with a drink of tea. Around 4pm. It is also sometimes called afternoon tea. The word tea can also refer to a cooked evening meal, around 6pm.
A light or informal evening meal. Around 6pm-7pm.
The main meal of the day, eaten either in the middle of the day or in the evening. Usually when people say “dinner”, they mean an evening meal, around 7pm-9pm.
My typical eating schedule includes:
Dinner – at noon – we eat our main meal in the middle of the day. It is usually comprised of either a large salad with some combination of protein (bacon, sliced meats, sausage, etc.), eggs, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, etc., or a standard protein, vegetable, starch meals, like lamb chops, ratatouille and sweet potato. Sometimes it’s even a large bowl of chicken soup with hominy, served like a pozole in Mexico), or a meal out at a local restaurant.
Tea – Small afternoon snack around 4:00 which sometimes includes tea or a latte, but often will be just a glass of seltzer water with cheese and pickles, or my most common favorite, peanut butter and crackers.
Supper – Usually around 6:00 or 7:00, we fix ourselves a small plate of cheese or sardines with pickles or relishes on the side.
I don’t eat breakfast (unless you consider a latte breakfast) which I don’t miss in the least. I’ve found that even with little exercise, I can eat this way and maintain my current weight with minimal worries about what I eat.
What meals do you eat (and where do you live if you think that has an impact on your eating schedule)?
The Finish The Dance Cowl is almost finished!
In fact, I’m on the very last row of knitting. One of the things I had forgotten about stranded knitting is that I’m always pushed along to get to the next pattern row and before I know it, a complex and labor-intensive project is completed (or almost completed in this case)!
I’ve also finished my first pair of KAL slipper socks and started a second pair.
I think I’ll make 3 or 4 pairs of these and either let one of the guys at the retreat wear them in September, or create a product label for them and donate them to Easton Mountain to sell in their store…we’ll see how ambitious I get.