You may have heard more than enough raving concerning the braces in my mouth; regardless, I have got good news and bad news. The bad news: I am far from done droning on the topic of these wire contraptions. The good news: I’ll be showcasing a recent day’s eats. And who doesn’t enjoy poking their nose into a fellow human’s plate!? Our hostess Jenn understands the psychological curiosity down to pat, hence her fabulous -world famous- invention.
Laying out Saturday’s brace-friendly eats for you.. starting with breakfast
Stove-top cooked oatbran with half a banana cooked in. Yogurt stirred through once cooled, layered with honey in a peanut butter jar.I can’t lie – while I have come to a place where I thoroughly enjoy eating – the braces have removed an ounce of that sensory pleasure from the act of eating. Its complex to aptly describe; while I undoubtedly enjoyed every mouthful of food that passed my lips (as you would when hungry), on that particular day I was more in discomfort and disinclined to get too chewy. So Oat bran.. I’m kind of certainly crushing on it right now. The heartiness, that fluffiness, and the mildly sweet-ish oaty flavour – big love. Oh and I’d like to grab a moment to appreciate the fantastically comforting effect it has on my tummy ❤ .
Random confession: I have a subconscious fear of devoting myself to a long shower, only to coming dangerously close to passing out due to intense hunger. Therefore; pre-shower fuel is a necessity.
I was very cold, slightly peckish, yet pathetically unmotivated to chew.
I’m all about food and drink that provides an internal belly hug.
From being a lover of constant snacking, it’s interesting that I am entertaining the idea of eating more, less often. I am yet to put that into play; old habits die hard and such jazz. In the meantime.. lunch part 1
Oven-baked potato topped with butter, tinned flaked tuna, and a healthy dusting of paprika and pepper.The thing is, with braces I am becoming fond of “simplicity” in meals.. a mix of foods that do not have a million and one things going, allowing each element of flavour to shine respectively, while being easy on the mouth. It is my belief that the above meal was so remarkably, utterly complete, that the addition of anything more would have altered the balance that deemed it a pleasure to consume. On another note: I presume I would have failed to take the plunge in baking up a regular ol’ pot if it wasn’t for the braces. Remember my crave from wayyy back? Seriously though, why was I not warned about the little hitch of how lengthy a period white potatoes require in the oven!? Jee willikers.
Lunch part 2
This exact smoothie every.single.day. And no desire to switch things up just yet! I find it fascinating, the method in which my mind has changed comprehending over my meals. Prior to braces – while I was totally comfortable with full-fat dairy in desserts and such – I saw no reason in using it in my smoothies. Why did I need to concern myself about keeping full for a long period when there’s snacking? Well now that I’ve experienced the state a smoothie takes on with full-fat milk? Uhm yeah, not going back. I love how “nourished” I feel after consuming this chocolate potion 😀 .
I am getting a thrill throwing the term quesadilla around to describe my humble -yet delicious- mashed avo filled multi-grain wrap. The method of eating? tear of itty-bitty piece by piece 😉 . I can’t quite fathom how innocently fuss-free this meal appears in picture. Would you believe it to be the meal that required the most effort in preparing?! The proof is in the
pudding glass folks! That just happens to be freshly squeezed oranges -on a last minute whim- when I spotted the bag of citrus on the counter.. I COULDN’T WRAP MY HEAD AROUND THE APPRORIATE MANNER TO GET IT IN MY BELLY. Oh well, juice form turned out to be a winner.
Oh myyy gahhh… this. This was fabulous. I was keen to repeat a similar story on my last “first” trial, and discovered the sad state of a pear-less dwelling. Well and good though; applesauce –homemade and chunky– proved an even better contender. I went back for seconds on the applesauce.. a freshly cooked-up batch is addicting. I’m not alone on that.
As the days go by, I am positively becoming better acquainted with having braces and becoming bolder with my food choices (within reason).
Along with a few bites of a homemade tortilla that escaped the camera.
That was the past Saturday in food fit for a slightly uncomfortable mouth – delicious, nutritious, and easy on the teeth.
Tell me something you’re enjoying every single day and can’t get enough of.