All five of us got hit with that nasty stomach virus going around, and wow, that was not fun. Not fun AT ALL. Do you know what’s worse than puking and running to the bathroom hour after hour when all you want to do is lie in bed and sleep? Watching your three babies go through it. We survived, but I was more than happy to bid adieu to Puke Fest 2013. Everything is pretty much back to normal including my appetite, and after several days of eating nothing but Saltines, I’ve been enjoying a variety of meals this week.
Lunchtime around here can get a little crazy. We have a part-time nanny that helps me in the mornings. She usually leaves right around the time Chris arrives home to grab a quick lunch and see the kids. He’ll help me feed Summer and put her down for her nap and then goes back to work, right around the time Charlie and Katie wake up from their 2nd nap of the day. Sounds a little hectic, and some days it is, but thankfully I have help.
Now, where was I? Oh yes, lunch. I usually eat after getting the twins up and all settled. They like to hang out with me in their bouncy seats while I eat. My mid-day meal must come together quickly because Charlie and Katie are usually ready to eat about 30 minutes after their nap. Also, it must satiate me for several hours. This is why I never just make a sandwich. As much I love a good PB & J, I can eat two or three before I’m full. Below are two easy-to-put-together meals that kept me going all afternoon. Pretty darn tasty too!
Avocado Egg Bowl inspired by Elise.
I threw some red quinoa in the rice cooker earlier in the day, and when it was time for lunch, I stirred the cooked quinoa together with a little butter and brewers yeast (LOVE this flavor combo) and then topped my bowl with an egg and half an avocado. Filling and delicious!
Two white potatoes cooked in the microwave and topped with baked beans, sour cream, and pepper. So easy, so yummy.
Still here, still eating bizarre combos all slopped together in a bowl, still HEAB.