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AIBU to start a 'what did you eat today?' thread?

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early30smum Sat 07-Jan-17 19:29:24

Given that there were lots of replies on the spending money on food thread, would anyone be interested in having a thread where you could post what you/your kids had eaten that day? Might be good for new ideas, see what people who are spending very little make which could be good for people trying to cut back etc?

If you are not interested think this is the most pointless and boring thread idea ever you could just ignore?

EthelEgbert Sat 07-Jan-17 19:32:56

You first! Good idea. Following with interest. However, reading the other thread someone bought 16 apples for the same price of my 4 apples so not sure it's worth using as a guide for costing things!

CakeAndChocolate Sat 07-Jan-17 19:36:17

I missed breakfast as had a bit of a lie in. Had a steak and caramelised onion sandwich for lunch and chorizo and butter bean stew with rice for dinner.
I'll have a cup of tea and slice of Christmas cake a bit later.

rosy71 Sat 07-Jan-17 19:38:36

I've had:
Breakfast: water & 2 scotch pancakes
a large glass of water after a run
lunch: leek & potato soup, piece of bread, toffee yoghurt, orange, orange juice
afternoon: latte, 3 pieces of chocolate orange
tea: about to have lasagne & broccoli

mimi14 Sat 07-Jan-17 19:39:49

I'm doing slimming world and have been good all week... today I had a little bit of a cheat day...

Had beans on toast for breakfast with fruit and yogurt.
Pasta with tuna and sweetcorn and light mayo for lunch.
Chilli con carne and rice for dinner...

BUT... a cafe near me has just started selling Mermaid hot chocolate... I had to take DSD as a treat, and I can't not share a photo shockgrin

EthelEgbert Sat 07-Jan-17 19:40:47

How fun, Wow!

TeaAndBisquits Sat 07-Jan-17 19:41:07

Porridge with banana and honey for breakfast with a cup of tea.
(Kids had cereal, fruit and a glass of milk)

Last nights left over jambalaya and a yoghurt. Small bowl of fruit salad
(Kids had macaroni cheese with broccoli/ corn and the fruit salad/ yoghurt)

Gammon, egg, hime cooked chips and peas. Followed by a cinnamon bun and a glass or two of red wine now the kids are asleep!

Waffles80 Sat 07-Jan-17 19:41:40

We've had a great foodie week as I'm a teacher and we don't go back till Monday. Highlights have been baked seabass with lemon and garlic mushrooms and roasted sliced potatoes, huevos rancheros, and asparagus risotto. Never normally have time to do risotto!


Breakfast: huevos rancheros.

Lunch: baked potato and tuna mayo with salad.

Dinner (kids): mushroom and spinach lasagne with corn on the cob.

Dinner (us): a rare Chinese takeaway.

WritingHome Sat 07-Jan-17 19:43:44

i'm in...
B: porridge made with low fat milk and water, with strawberries and a drizzle of honey, filter coffee with hot low fat milk, small glass of juice

L: 2 slices of toasted rye bread, buttered, topped with 2 poached organic free range eggs, large glass of sparkling water, 2 satsumas, 1 mug of filter coffee with low fat milk.

D: Dh and I are having homemade falafels with hummous and roast veg cous cous

DD has her friend here and they have had a dominos pizza!

I succumbed and had one small slice of their left over pizza - dh is polishing off the rest...

Jellybean83 Sat 07-Jan-17 19:43:48

DS and I had porridge and banana for breakfast. Lunch for me was cheese on toast with brown sauce, DS had a ham and cucumber wrap. Dinner was Balmoral chicken for DP and I (chicken stuffed with haggis and wrapped in bacon) DS had a plain chicken breast with mash, pepper sauce, turnip, broccoli and carrots. I'm now sitting with a coffee and the last of the batch of cinnamon rolls I made yesterday.

That hot chocolate looks awesome!

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sat 07-Jan-17 19:43:55

Coffee for breakfast

Vegetable Soup and a small homemade sausage roll for lunch

Chicken. potatoes and purple sprouting for supper and red wine

Waffles80 Sat 07-Jan-17 19:44:00

Seabass recipe:

Didn't bother with the salsa verde.

Huevos rancheros:

Niklepic Sat 07-Jan-17 19:45:17

I've failed at eating like an adult today.
Breakfast - bacon roll
Lunch - cake (it's DD2's birthday)
Snack - more cake
Dinner -McDonald's fries, malt loaf

I was about to have grapes and cheese but I feel sick. No idea why...hmm

Autumnchill Sat 07-Jan-17 19:45:39

Day off the diet today!

Lazy lunch with friend and husband, Arancini Balls followed by Sausage and Fennel Ragu. That stuffed I can't manage any tea!

user1481140239 Sat 07-Jan-17 19:47:50

Lunch: Eggs benedict on a skinny bagel after a lie in
Dinner: about to make home made nachos from wholemeal tortillas with melted cheese, avocado, salsa and black beans.

nippey Sat 07-Jan-17 19:48:46

mimi that looks amazing!

I've had a bad day today, am supposed to be doing slimming world, but it's not happened today.

Breakfast: avocado and tomato on sourdough toast
2 lattes

Lunch: fish cake, baked potato and veg

Dinner: steak fajitas with homemade guacamole, cheese and sour cream

Snacks: dark chocolate rice cakes, hot chocolate, big slab of chocolate, more sourdough and butter

Need to sort my life out and just stop eating so bloody much!

dollydaydream114 Sat 07-Jan-17 19:48:48

I don't have kids and OH is away. I had Greek yogurt with mixed nuts for breakfast, cheese and crackers for lunch, some biscuits left over from Christmas mid-afternoon, and a homemade, very simple chicken and potato stew/soup thing for dinner. I'm now drinking a nice bottle of Cremant, also leftover from Christmas, which I expect OH will help me finish when he gets home in the next half hour or so.

I also had about thirty million cups of tea during the day, as usual.

abigwideworld Sat 07-Jan-17 19:54:09

Breakfast was porridge and raspberries. Lunch was savoury rice and a yogurt. Dinner will be a takeaway box from Tesco as I can't be bothered to cook!

Hedgehog80 Sat 07-Jan-17 19:55:53

Lost weight recently that I couldn't afford to lose (half a stone sad ) so today I had in the interests of weight gain
Tea and 2 cinnamon swirls
McDonalds for lunch
3 bean chilli, rice and a huge salad, pineapple and a huge bit of Christmas cake

saltydogandme Sat 07-Jan-17 19:58:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

early30smum Sat 07-Jan-17 20:00:20

Ok, so, I'm doing a meal replacement diet and usually eat small meals as part of that, but after the christmas excess am doing 6 wks of just products. That's another thread though.

Both kids had Waitrose buttermilk pancakes with choc spread (weekend treat!) and organic milk. DH had leftover cottage pie (don't ask!)

Snacks: DS had fruit 'paws' and DD had a couple of Nairns fruity oat biscuits.

Lunch: kids and DH had roast chicken, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, mini sausages, carrots, green beans, broccoli and gravy. DS had fresh mango and grapes for pudding, DD had none. Water to drink.

Snacks: no idea what DS had as he was with DH. DD had a small pack of hula hoops and a fruit 'yo yo' before gymnastics, and a couple of Nairns fruit oat biscuits and a cheese and bacon pretzel from KNOT (£3.50!!) after gym.

Dinner: DH and DS had wraps with leftover chicken, cucumber and cheese. No pudding. DD had ham and cucumber wrap, then fresh mango and grapes followed by a treat from her box. (Both kids have a treat box which has choc/sweets from christmas/easter/Halloween depending on time of year and also from party bags- I don't buy anything for this box so if it's empty for a while so be it!

They only drink water in between meals ocassionally DD has milk which is only organic.

Littlemissindependent Sat 07-Jan-17 20:26:29

Massive fail today due to not feeling quite right

B: glass of milk and an apple

L: bag of ready salted crisps and some lucozade

Snack: some pik n mix

D: duck breast with new potatoes and a chocolate mousse

Given that I desperately need to gain weight, today has been a bit of a write off

INeedToEat Sat 07-Jan-17 20:31:01

On a diet:

(Didn't get out of bed till 1pm)
Lunch: banana and yogurt
Dinner: grilled chicken and heaps of salad.

Bottle of Pepsi max and 2l of water.

alphabettyspaghetty Sat 07-Jan-17 20:31:04

Breakfast: bacon egg tomatoes beans and mushrooms
Lunch: slimming world ready meal
Dinner: cod wrapped in prosciutto and honey roast veg and roast new potatoes
Snack will be laughing cow extra lights on ryvita with sliced tomatoes

MrsCharlieD Sat 07-Jan-17 20:31:36

I'm on slimming world so:

Breakfast: shredded wheat with 1% milk, coffee with sweetener

Lunch: syn free spaghetti bolognese and a muller light.

Dinner: slimming world sausage with mash, green beans and carrots.

Snack: melon and a banana

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