What I Eat in a Day, August 2018

From wake to sleep, here’s all the food I ate

I thought it would be fun to share what I eat throughout a given day. Here’s everything I ate on Monday, August 6, 2018.

Photo of a banana, steelcut oats in a bowl, and a spoon
Steelcut oats with a banana for breakfast

I’ve eaten oatmeal for breakfast almost every day for the past three years. I absolutely love it. It fills me up and starts my day off strong. The warm oats are so comforting. Abagail and I set steelcut oats in our rice cooker overnight so that they’re ready in the morning. We usually have it with some sort of fresh fruit, like a banana or blueberries.

A glass of water sitting on the table

I only drank water, which is pretty normal. I usually have a dozen or so glasses a day. Some days I’ll get a bit wild and have some herbal tea.

Photo of two slices of homemade pizza and oven fries
Homemade pizza and oven fries for lunch

I ate leftover homemade pizza with oven fries for lunch. A bit of a dream lunch for 10-year-old me. Abagail and I made the pizza two days before, and it lasted us for three meals. The crust is whole wheat pastry flour, water, dried basil, and active yeast. It has plain tomato sauce on top, with sauteed green peppers and mushrooms, olives, more dried herbs, and nutritional yeast on top. No added salt, sugar, or oil! I also cut up two small russet potatoes to make oven fries since I was pretty hungry. I baked the oven fries on parchment paper with no oil or salt. I added a little pepper at the end.

Photo of three dried Turkish figs in a hand
Dried figs for an afternoon snack

I was a bit hungry in the afternoon, so I had three dried Turkish figs. Abagail started eating them recently, and I can totally see why. They’re delicious.

Photo of a bowl of rice, beans, and sweet potatoes, with a side of corn tortillas
Rice, beans, sweet potato, and tortillas for dinner

I made rice and beans for dinner with baked sweet potatoes and corn tortillas. The beans were made in our pressure cooker with chopped carrots, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. I made the short-grain brown rice in our rice cooker. I baked five sweet potatoes so that we had some for the next couple of days. The corn tortillas are from a local company that puts no funny business in them – just corn, water, and lime.

When we make dinner, we always try to make a meal that yields leftovers. That way we can have an easy, healthy, and delicious lunch the next day. I didn’t have any sort of fruit for dessert that day since dinner was so filling. Some days we’ll make banana nice cream (blended bananas with almond milk) or munch on fresh fruit.

That’s what I ate that day. Nothing too exciting or wild or difficult. There’s a noticeable lack of green leafy vegetables, but we had a ton of the kale the two days before so we took a break. Some days I eat more snacks throughout the day. It all depends on how I’m feeling.

I hope that you enjoyed getting a look at what I eat on a given day. I’ll share some more random days in the future. I’m also working on preparing the recipes for a bunch of the staples we eat, which I can’t wait to post.

Author: Brett Chalupa

day: software developer, night: comic artist

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