Feb. 13: What I Ate. Twice Is Nice.

Outrageous experiments in sensible eating.
Feb. 13 2011 8:18 PM

Feb. 13: What I Ate. Twice Is Nice.

Breakfast yesterday was so nice, I had it twice: skim milk, wheat berries, apples, raisins, cinnamon, walnuts, apple butter.

Ellen Tarlin Ellen Tarlin

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.

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Lunch: whole-wheat gnocchi (bought) with marinara (bought) and grated parmesan, broccolette and garlic sauteed in oil.

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A Cara Cara orange for dessert.

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And lunch was so nice I had it twice.

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For dessert: Siggi's pomegranate and passionfruit yogurt with strawberry butter.

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Evaluation:

Healthy? Gnocchi = very starchy, but at least it was whole-wheat. Since I bought the gnocchi and marinara, I can't really be sure what is in them and in what quantity.

Financially smart? Premade foods are not the least expensive option.

Slowness and mindfulness? Lunch I scarfed because I was starving and I had to be somewhere. The rest I ate at my "normal" speed.

Satisfying? Very. Everything was delicious, especially the broccolette.

Environmentally-friendly: local or organic? No.

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