I have to say it's very advised to find a hotel when you travel that includes breakfast, especially in foreign countries that don't often concentrate on breakfast as a meal. My parents skipped the hotel breakfast one day to go out with some friends. It cost €24 (about $36) for four Danish and two coffees.
Just before New Year's Amazon.com had a great sale on some organic berry-flavored apple sauce. A couple of weeks ago, we got Plum Organics Peaches. While previously I was not interested in such convenience foods, even as a working mom, I've learned that Nora enjoys them because sucking solids is a new action for her mouth. The packaging intrigues her, and its shelf stable for when I'm on the go.
There's an old saying: The way to a man's heart is through his stomach. But the following story elaborates.
Yesterday (Dec. 11, 2010), our pastor was talking about Jesus showing love. At Prayer Meeting (we call it House of Prayer) last week, he had asked people to anonymously write on cards how they had been shown love that week. Here's one of the responses:
My mom makes me a sandwich every day. She just started putting fruit in my lunch.
I believe I have made it clear that with summer in full swing and my eating habits far from their best, I'm really enjoying cold and fruit. Preferably mixed. So, yesterday when it was near a snack time and we were still at the RDV getting a little bit of workout (not much more cause it was a "sick day"), we stopped at the Nature's Table Cafe upstairs to pick up a fruit smoothie. There are a number of dairy-free drinks that are nothing but frozen fruit and a mixture of 10 fruit juices. I chose number 8, something about berries (naturally) and really enjoyed it.
These bars were a gift from some friends as a trade-off for helping review their website for usability. I was happy to learn Costco carries these bars because I used to get the little bite-sized squares by Mrs. May's of crunchy peanuts and dried strawberries. They were so good. These bars are just as delightful and just as crunchy. I had a strawberry one when Paul had the blueberry one pictured above. Also, there is a cranberry and tropical variety.
This post is in honor of our dear friend, Garalynne, a nutritionist in Savannah, Georgia. Garalynne has been taught how to eat well, and when she and her husband, Trevor, lived in Orlando, they would come over many Saturday nights for smoothies. Paul has a 3-ish cup blender that is perfect for individual drinks. We love our memories with our friends.
The best healthy late evening snack is smoothies and popcorn. Be creative with both. Here are some options: