Oh yeah. Look at me. Doinâ€™ another legit dinner.
As mentioned, this week is Eat Real Dinners Week. So far, Iâ€™m two for two.
This meal was a simple mix of brown rice, pineapple chunks, raw celery, raw carrots, baked tofu, beets, and a splash of pineapple juice to give it some moisture. To make the tofu (quickly), I thinly sliced it â€“ about 1/4 inch â€“ and laid the pieces out flat on a glass casserole dish. I drizzled some extra pineapple juice over the tofu and baked it at 425 degrees for 20 â€“ 25 minutes. Pretty easy. The pineapple juice definitely took this dish from blah to flavorful.
I also snagged some chips and salsa from the party raging on in my living room â€“ the Husband invited a few guys over to watch a basketball game. Itâ€™s so funny to eavesdrop on the opposite sex. So far, they have discussed sports, cute cheerleaders, crazy neighbors, sports, the Scrabble national championship, Papa Johnâ€™s pizza, this weekendâ€™s plans, babies (?!), sports, and more Scrabble.
Anyway â€“ onto this afternoonâ€™s eats.
Greek yogurt, raw oats, puffed brown rice, and banana:
And a pear:
Oh, and last, but not least, I wanted to THANK YOU all for your recent advice on my sleep issues. Iâ€™ve been incorporating some of your feedback, like eliminating most caffeine and doing meditation before bed (as well as squeezing in 5:00 naps <â€” definitely necessary during the second trimester), and it is making a huge difference. I feel so much happier and more balanced. It is definitely worth the effort. Thank you, thank you!
On that noteâ€¦ off to bed!