Wednesday, November 16, 2011

what i ate wednesday: issue 9

WIAW is glimmer of brightness in a busy and stressful week. Thank you, Jenn.

 Figure 1. Breakfast: a bowl of Kashi GoLean original mixed with Post Great Grains Raisin, Date, and Pecan cereals mixed with 1/2 cup pumpkin puree and almond milk. If you haven't ever added pumpkin puree to cold cereal - do it now! It is fantastic - I can't believe I didn't try this earlier.

Figure 2. Lunch: an Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain tortilla topped with gobs of spinach and leftover mushroom, corn, and poblano taco filling from this weekend, topped with goat cheese.

Figure 3. Lunch, all wrapped up.

Figure 4. Afternoon snack #1: a Honeycrisp apple and almonds.

Figure 5. Afternoon snack #2: 1/2 banana (or I would have died post-cycle class) waiting for my dinner to bake.

Figure 6. Dinner: baked barbeque chicken tenders, a baked sweet potato with Benecol and cinnamon, and a massive pile of sauteed (but not too wilt-y) spinach and onions.

For the sauteed spinach and onions:
Chop 1/2 onion and saute over medium-high heat for about 7-10 minutes in olive oil (I used ~1 tsp). Once the onion starts to caramelize, add  one or two large handful(s) of spinach and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat with onion/oil. Add the remaining spinach (I used almost an entire bag) and sprinkle with more salt and pepper. After tossing to coat, take the pan off the heat and add a sprinkle of nutmeg. Continue to gently toss the spinach until the desired level of wilt-y-ness is reached.

Figure 7. Dessert: two whole wheat graham crackers topped with almond butter and a shot of vanilla soy  milk (and yes, for some reason I used a shot glass).

And that concludes another What I Ate Wednesday (featuring what I ate Tuesday, November 15).



30 comments:

  1. Finally looked up Ezekiel 4:9! "Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; put them in a storage jar and use them to make bread for yourself. You are to eat it during the 390 days you lie on your side.

    I guess this means those OT guys were healthy, maybe that's why they lived so long!

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  3. Look at all dem whole grains! And now I'm wondering if I can make my own Ezekiel breads at home ...

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  4. @Linsday: making your own Ezekiel bread - now that would be impressive!

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  5. I think I could eat that wrap every day. Yum!

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  6. Haha I LOVE the milk in the shot glass, that's adorable. :)

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  7. Pumpkin + cereal? Now I have to try it.

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  8. my gosh! your wrap looks so good! better than most of the stuff people sell! :D

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  9. I am going to try the addition of the pumpkin in cold cereal now! I can't believe I haven't thought of it either...yum :)

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  10. haha!i know i can't believe i haven't tried the pumpkin and cereal combination before! of course you have to like pumpkin puree - but if you do there is something about mixing it with milk and crunchy cereal that is to.die.for.

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  11. Pumpkin in cold cereal?! I mean, I'll do it but I don't know.. Your meals look so great! Thanks for the ideas.

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  12. Haha ok Sara! Or maybe pumpkin + cold cereal is just for me? Let me know if you try it...for me...i'm looking super forward to breakfast b/c i am eating this same thing again.

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  13. your eats look fabulous! i love kashi go lean cereal.. so filling and satisfying. btw, i came across your blog because you seem to have the same philosophy i do!

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  14. Love that wrap you made for lunch! That looks delicious. I've never tried the Ezekiel wrap before. I also love adding pumpkin to my oatmeal, Greek yogurt, and pancakes. YUM!

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  15. Your wrap is gorgeous. I wish mine turned out that pretty! They're always a mess. But they taste good which is all that matters!
    And I've been eating graham crackers with peanut butter and carob chips as my night-time snack all week. Such a delicious combination. :)

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  16. Quite the professional-looking wrap, if I do say so myself! (I do.)

    And wow. That almond butter is so very slathery. In the best way possible.

    Sometimes all you need is a shot!

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  17. OMG your lunch looked amazing - I can't wait to have that taco filling, and it's vegetarian too, yay! Your snacks are really similar to what I snack on in a day, so funny! Everything looks delicious!

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  18. Oh yeah, and what brand of almond butter do you use? Do you store it in the fridge or the cupboard? I'm being such an almond butter creep because I always find mine is so tough and I hate that I can't spread it :(! Yours looks so spreadable!

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  19. I never thought to add pumpkin puree to my cereal. I love kashi go lean. I think I am going to try that. Thanks for the tip

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  20. I love honey crisps. They seem to be the most expensive and the most delicious. I always end up liking the most expensive things.

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  21. Wow, thanks guys for the props on my wrap! It was just as delicious as it looks! PS wrapping in tin foil helps so much with keeping in neat.

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  22. your meals are so inspirational. I'm amazed at how healthy you eat and at how much you work out. Usually people are better at one or the other. With the pumpkin puree, does that add a lot of nutritional value to the cereal or do you mainly add it for more flavor?

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  23. @Gina: if you like pumpkin, the flavor of pumpkin puree is awesome. it isn't really sweet (so if i eat it for dessert with yogurt or something i'll add honey) but for breakfast the mild flavor is great. so yes i add it for the flavor and for the volume. also for the nutritional content - it has TONS of vitamin A and fiber. so i usually eat about 1/2 cup which is only ~40 calories. so you get a lot of nutrients/fiber for not a lot of calories. this means an extra satisfying breakfast/snack!

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  24. You've done it again..after reading this post I am hungry! :) All your eats look delish!

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  25. I love pumpkin, but I've never tried it in cold cereal. I'll have to give it a whirl!

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  26. Great lookin' eats! I'm really impressed with your ability to wrap up all that stuff in your tortilla. You've got mad skillzzz

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  27. All yummy eats! The almond butter with graham crackers sounds pretty good. I need to try that combo. :)

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  28. Your eats look great!! I've never even thought of putting pumpkin puree in my cold cereal - I need to try that asap!

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