Another Clean Eating Magazine lunch left over from dinner...yum! (recipe here) The latest addition to Chip's diet is grape tomatoes. He has insisted for years that he hates tiny tomatoes. We went out to basi italia last week and had a caprese salad. It was made with pea sprouts, pesto, housemade mozzarella, and...grape tomatoes! And Chip loved it. He housed tonight's dinner that was covered with grape tomatoes, and even said they tasted good. It's ridiculous how happy this makes me. Later this week we'll be trying kiwi again. It didn't go over so well last summer.
Also, speaking of basi italia...I haven't yet mentioned fudha. Fudha (pronounced like "buddha") is an organization that launched in Columbus, Ohio, earlier this year. They partner with locally owned restaurants, particularly those that focus on local ingredients. Twice a week, they offer a "fudha:" a coupon to one of these local restaurants. Each time someone purchases a fudha (i.e. pay $10 and get a $20 coupon to Betty's), $1 is donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. It's awesome all around: I save money, some money goes to a good cause, I get to go out to dinner, and I get to vote with my wallet by patronizing cool local places. If you are in the area, you should definitely sign up! Chip and I have been able to go to a lot of cool places: Betty's, basi italia, Tip Top, Mozart's, Haiku, and Late Night Slice (which we both agree is the best pizza we've ever had...we had a long discussion about it during one of our fifteen hours in the car this past week).
And since this post is long enough already, check back tomorrow and I'll introduce Frank, our latest foster.
Here's what tonight's dinner looked like as dinner:
And crammed into the lunchbox:
Whole banana, half of an organic Fuji apple, oganic corn, organic spiced black beans, raw almonds, organic Sultana golden raisins, organic dried cranberries, grape tomatoes, organic redleaf lettuce, whole wheat pita, and salsa.