What I Ate Weekend #13 What I Ate Weekend #13
December 6, 2017
by Olena

What I Ate Weekend #13

Hi! I’m back at my weekly WIAW posts (it makes me want to say wah-wah-wah). You can see all of them here.

Friday Night

Friday night started with a pre-dinner snack: chocolate ice cream. It was this one, delicious. And don’t full yourselves – I consumed twice more of this amount before I remembered to snap a photo. Bahaha.

Dinner: split pea soup with a curry twist – had to clean out a fridge. Alex made our green smoothie for all of us (forgot the pic).

In the evening, we went to a friends’ house and I had a can of club soda, some nuts, fruit, one fritelle and a tiny piece of cinnamon bun.


Coffee with a splash of whole milk to start the day.

Breakfast: Avocado toast with salt and pepper, grapefruit.

Lunch: Boys had 70% organic ravioli from my Costco’s emergency stash (I will be updating my healthy Costco shopping list tomorrow). There is always a line up of sous-chefs in my kitchen, which is a type of “mixed feelings help”.

We also shared hot dogs.

My Lunch: Leftover split pea soup, hot dog, carrots.

Snack: I snacked on these throughout the weekend.

Dinner: Ramen noodles with leftover spaghetti squash, miso paste, parsley, toasted sesame oil and smoked salmon. Aka 5 minute Asian soup. My kids keep calling everything distantly Asian – Chinese restaurant food.

Oldest one went for a sleepover, youngest one had a hot dog at Costco and was playing with Lego upstairs. Me and Alex were slurping on ramen in total peace and quiet and got a glimpse of what retirement will look like. It is not bad at all, let me tell you, but considering house prices in Vancouver, we have about 20 years left with kids at home. Which is fine by this European mama.

Evening Snack: Organic strawberries while watching TV.


Breakfast: I forgot. No other way to put it – something toast but what I have no idea. We were rushing to the Lego convention.

Snack: Larabar.

Lunch: Tim Hortons garden vegetable sandwich on 1/2 whole wheat bun with about 1 lb of cream cheese. Me and Alex both removed those huge globes of cream cheese from bread and sprinkled veggies with a bit of salt and pepper. Seriously, that much cream cheese and not even spread? Thanks, Tim Hortons, for trying to kill me.

Snack: Green tea and nuts while working on a school project “Why Fast Food Is Unhealthy”. I almost went nuts but we did it.

Dinner: Brown rice with chicken and salad. Alex made it while I was sharing my thoughts on fast food (very tamed version for teachers) and helped to organize Lego, and it was fantastic. No recipe because made by Alex.

Evening Snack: Mango and cara cara orange, frozen raspberries. My mom always cut fresh fruit for me in a bowl and let me eat it on a couch over a towel. I do the same for me and my kids. Heathy sweet treat.

It was very relieving not to worry about how much carbs I ate but just eat healthy given the circumstances. Did you notice anything different about this weekend from my previous weekend eats? OK, seriously, it is either super easy or super hard to guess because it is that obvious.:)

Have a great week!