Jan. 8: What I Ate

Jan. 8: What I Ate

Jan. 8: What I Ate

Outrageous experiments in sensible eating.
Jan. 8 2011 9:15 PM

Jan. 8: What I Ate

We went out for breakfast this morning for my husband's birthday, and I got this great oatmeal with cranberries and skim milk. I'm totally putting cranberries on my shopping list.

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Ellen Tarlin is a former Slate copy chief and writer of the "Clean Plate" blog. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston PhoenixBrooklyn Bridge, Bark, and  the RISK storytelling podcast. Follow her on Twitter.


After errands and before guitar, a little cottage cheese and pineapple:


Before going to the movies, we had some soup with melted provolone on whole-wheat.


I brought some fruit and nuts to the movies, but ended up eating only the fruit.


Since we'd sort of had dinner before the movie, we just shared sort of a small snacky meal after, with vegetables, guacamole, and cheese. I like to use cucumber slices instead of crackers or bread.