Wednesday, February 1, 2012

what i ate wednesday: issue 19

Just admit it. You really just want to see pictures of food. So, let's cut to the chase...

 Figure 1. Pre-run fuel: 1/2 banana and coffee.

Figure 2. Breakfast: a bowl of Kashi GoLean Original mixed with Post Great Grains Raisins, Dates, and Pecans cereal, 1/2 sliced banana, and almond milk.

Figure 3. Lunch: a sweet potato topped with plain Greek yogurt, almond butter, and cinnamon. I popped this baby in the crock pot before leaving for work in the morning and returned home on my lunch break to a perfectly cooked potato and a house smelling of warm cinnamon-y goodness. Yum.

 Figure 4. Afternoon snack (my veggie fix): raw carrots and green peppers with hummus.

Figure 5. Dinner: leftover roasted vegetable baked polenta pie and kale salad with walnuts and feta. You can't beat a quick dinner of leftovers after a long day...

Figure 6. Dessert, part 1: a Pink Lady apple with cinnamon.

 Figure 7. Dessert, part 2: a shot glass full of peanuts.

And that concludes another What I Ate Wednesday (featuring what I ate Tuesday, January 31).



48 comments:

  1. Great eats that day! Plenty of healthy and fresh looking foods... yum :) The sweet potato combo for lunch is my favorite thing here... I could quite easily live on that meal, my favorite!

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    1. I know it is! I actually thought of you when I was eating it because I know you have said it is one of your favorites before...

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  2. MMmm the pic of the sweet potato is heavenly... makes me want to make one for lunch tomorrow ;)

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  3. EVerything looks delicious! I never thought of cooking a potato in the crock pot...do you add water or anything? Sounds great!

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    1. Hey Fran! No, I just wash and poke the potato, give it a few squirts of spray butter (I like to eat the skin and this makes it really yummy), and a few good shakes of cinnamon. Then cook it on low and it takes 4-5 hours probably. I put it in at 7.30 and ate lunch at 12.30 and it was perfect!

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    1. Thanks! My best friend gave this to me as a gift when she went to Alaska and I dog sat for her...

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  5. I've always wanted to try that sweet potato combo - it looks awesome!

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  6. First: that coffee mug is gorgeous. Second: that picture of the sweet potato is total food porn and I love it.

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  7. What a great idea to measure nuts in a shot glass! I'm always wondering/guessing how much an ounce is, and that is the perfect little measuring cup. And, in a college girl's apartment, you know we have a few of those floating around.

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    1. shot glasses are the perfect size for ~80 calories of nuts. paired with fruit this amount is perfect for a snack. and yes...i have a few of my own still around from my college days ;)

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  8. all of your eats look delicious!! i haven't tried a sweet potato (the horror!) but yours looked especially yummy so maybe one will be popping into my grocery cart soon.

    happy WIAW!

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  9. Your polenta pie looks delicious! I'll definitely have to give it a try this summer!

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  10. so delicious!! I love the sweet-potato-in-crockpot idea, I usually just microwave mine and it does NOT make my house smell like christmas haha. I've been planning on a kale salad for lunch actually so maybe I'll have to steal your toppings idea! :-D

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  11. WOW! I should take more healthy tips from you. Everything looks and sounds great. I want to try that baked polenta!

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  12. I think I need to start serving my nuts in shot glasses. That's a great way to ensure you're not overeating them, and a super cute (and healthier lol) way to use shot glasses!!

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  13. oh goodness this all looks so great!

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  14. I had no idea you could prepare a sweet potato in the crock pot - that is awesome! :-D Must definitely try that in the future. I adore almond butter on sweet potato....heavenly combination! <3 xyx

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  15. That sweet potato looks like dessert! I would have never thought of that combo.

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  16. That sweet potato has me craving one, it will happen tonight!!!

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  17. Mmm, your sweet potato just totally decided my lunch :)

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  18. That is one beautiful sweet potato. And I love the mug too, is it handmade?

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    1. Thanks! I think it is handmade - it was a gift - beautiful, no?

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    1. ha! i think all the stores are going to be sold of sweet potatoes because of this post ;)

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  20. Love that gigantic sweet potato with almond butter. It looks delicious! :)

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  21. That sweet potato looks amazing! Will definitely have to give that one a go

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  22. Oh my gosh that sweet potato looks so scrumptious! I must check out what a 'crock pot' is. I keep hearing such great things about them in the foodie blogging world. Yet another gadget to add to my ever growing 'want list' of kitchen appliances ;) Happy WIAW! XX

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    1. haha! i crock pot is a great thing - check it out!

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  23. Your coffee mug is so cool looking! And I absolutely went nuts for your lunch, I can never get enough of the combo of nut butter and sweet potato ;)
    Happy WIAW!

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  24. You cooked a sweet potato in the crock pot?? I've never heard of this!

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  25. Mmmm... I really really want sweet potato now!

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  26. I'm in love with that coffee mug, first of all.
    And second, I would have never thought to put a sweet potato in my crock pot. That is such a great idea! Let's face it, microwaved sweet potatoes just don't measure up. (:

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    1. it is my favorite way to do it. i think it tastes the best and you can 'set it and forget it'!

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  27. Oh my goodness, the picture of your sweet potato lunch is making my mouth water! What a perfect combination!

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  28. That sweet potato looks FABULOUS! Wonder if I can find a dairy free substitute for the greek yogurt...

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  29. To you, too! And I think our coffee cups may be sisters! :)

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  30. That is without a doubt the most delicious looking sweet potato concoction I've ever seen!

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  31. Would you like to pack my lunch? That sweet potato looks amazing! I love sweet potatoes with peanut butter but had never thought to put one in the slow cooker. Oh, and that Kashi cereal is my fave. The amount of protein in it is crazy!

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  32. That sweet potato looks amazing! I need to try that!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  33. Also feel free to link up any of these recipes to my blog!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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