Terribly Tired Tooth Fairy

December 14th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast

We were almost forced to write a strongly worded email to the Tooth Fairy this morning. Apparently the Tooth Fairy slept like a rock last night and did not wake up in the middle of the night like she expected to. Fortunately, the toothless child in question decided to use the bathroom before she remembered about the visit from the Winged Dental Nymph and our crisis was averted.

We’ve got an outdoor homeschool adventure on tap first this morning which will suffice for a workout today. I spent my usual workout time prepping food and packing lunches.

Pineapple is SO cheap right now I need to start buying them every time we hit the produce section. For $2.99 a pop it’s totally worth the time and mess involved in cutting them up.


Can you spot the bean pot in the background? That would be dried black beans soaking to be used for dinner tonight. While emptying cupboards in preparation for the move I’ve discovered an abundance of dried beans. Hello, my name is Alison and I am a bean hoarder. It’s time to stop worrying about famine and start feasting on these beans. The fewer bags of beans we have to move the less complaining there will be from the men folk hauling boxes. I’m thinking black bean soup is on the dinner menu for tonight unless something more spectacular sounding comes to mind before then.

I need to keep our packed meal light today given I’ll be carrying our lunch (and our toddler) on my back through the woods. For the kiddos I made tortilla and cheese roll ups, pickles, raisins and raw cashews. For myself, sliced red pepper and some baby carrots, an orange plus a small dish of walnuts, raisins, pumpkin seeds and dried apples.

Monday Packed Lunch

Yesterday’s breakfast cookie made with hemp seeds held me over for SO long I had to pinch my stomach to make sure it was still working 4 hours later! Now I understand the appeal to adding protein powder to oats. I’m not really a fan of protein powder but protein packed hemp seeds? That I will do.

More Hemp Seed Oats

Knowing we’ll be out all morning and on our feet until lunch time, on top of the fact that I’ve got to keep lunch on the lighter side today, I wanted another protein packed breakfast that will hopefully perform like it did yesterday.

Instead of breakfast cookie form this morning, I went overnight oats style.

1/3 c rolled oats, 1/2 smashed banana, 1 Tbsp almond butter, 1/4 c hemp seeds, 1/4 ground flax seed, 1/4 c chocolate almond milk and 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder. Soaked overnight in the fridge and topped with banana slices this morning.

See Hemp Seeds

See those cute little hemp seeds in there?

Between the oats, hemp seeds, flax and almond butter I’ve got to believe this breakfast will do it’s thing! Here’s hoping this breakfast won’t disappoint like the Tooth Fairy almost did!

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18 Responses

  • Erin says:

    I’ve been adding protein powder to my oats in the morning – I ate them ate 8am and it’s 11:30 and I’m not hungry at all. It’s crazy! I totally want to try hemp and/or chia seeds and see if it’s the same result.

    I realllyyy want some raw cashews too! That sounds so good.

  • Cindy says:

    oh my gosh I am glad you got that opportunity to grab the tooth!

    ah, all the sweet things to look forward too.

    just don’t EVER do this to Ava!….

    Once upon time my mother got a hair brained idea to dress up my Step dad in a MUMU…GAWD…don’t try and imagine this…give the loud boasty voiced man a wand with a sparkly star and streamers on it and send him into your daughter’s (age 7 or 8 maybe) room (because you are afraid said soon to be traumatised daughter might not be fully asleep) and send this stalky man in drag (in GRANDMA DRAG) grab said precious tooth and go HE HE HE…in that BOOMING MAN voice.

    I am still in therapy over that one!
    They literally had to come in 10 or so minutes later and calm me down I was so petrified! WHO THE FREAK WAS THAT?

    so that’s how I found out the tooth fairy was a farse!

    I never trusted the Easter bunny after that either.

    So please…be late…but NEVER send a Man to do a FAIRY’S JOB.

    just sayin’!

  • Lizzy says:

    have an awesome day my favorite lady! :)

  • Julie says:

    Oh man, that could have been a disaster!! Good thing you had enough time to make the tooth-money switcharoo.

  • holly says:

    haha…looking back, there has got to be a time my parents overslept too. seriously. enjoy your outdoor adventure my dear – can’t wait for that recap.

    and i heart hemp seeds. not hemp protein powder, but hemp seeds are fantastic!

    lots of love!

  • Rebecca says:

    What are you talking about? The tooth fairy is real. Stop crushing my dreams.

  • I’ve never tried hemp seeds! Hemp milk, yes. Hemp seeds, no. I’m going to have to try them…are they super expensive or are they pretty much on the same level as sunflower seeds and nuts? I’m most definitely checking whole foods next time I’m there. 😀

    • Alison says:

      I’d say hemp seeds are probably 3x as much as regular nuts and seeds. A 4 oz bag cost me $13! It was worth it but this would be the reason I don’t buy them that often!

      If you decided to take the plunge – look for them in the refrigerator section, they have be kept cold!

  • Elizabeth says:

    That breakfast cookie looks amazing! I haven’t seen your site in a while because I got caught up in school, but I still love your stories! I’m about to go to the grocery store. I hope they have pineapple for $2.99!!! :)

  • Hey Alison! Ive been reading ALL your posts but for some reason the old caribbean firewall proxy has been keepin’ me outta the comments!
    Anyway tooth fairy, choc brekkie cookies, moving, umpteen trips, I’m here with ya :) Best of luck as the moving continues…oy vey. Give you strength. I know you need it! Moving is such hard work, dont I know! haha

  • janetha b says:

    whew. so glad the tooth fairy crisis was averted! that would have been tragic!!

  • Tay says:

    Mmm pineapple :-)

    What a lazy tooth fairy. Not doing her job, I see?! 😉 Glad she got her opportunity in the morning!

  • i’ve got big bags of beans that need to be used up!!!!

  • Jane/you-know-who says:

    “raisins and raw cashews. For myself, sliced red pepper and some baby carrots, an orange plus a small dish of walnuts, raisins, pumpkin seeds and dried apples.”

    Sounds like the hunter/gatherer menu for this millenium

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