Wednesday, February 8, 2012

what i ate wednesday: issue 20

Today is a big day, folks...

It is my 20th issue of What I Ate Wednesday and Love Your Veggies Month.

So, to celebrate, I ate some vegetables. Oh wait, I do that anyways.

 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 spinach salad with onions, carrots, broccoli, grape tomatoes, avocado, and leftover crispy tofu strips (AKA a brilliant salad topper). Veggie-tastic.

 Figure 4. Afternoon snack: a Pink Lady apple and peanuts.

Figure 5. Dinner, in preparation: Jenna @ Eat Live Run's balsamic quinoa with eggplant and portabellos.  Mine isn't quite as pretty as hers, but I'd like to think it was just as tasty. I made a big batch of this quinoa (recipe serves 4), ate one serving for dinner and portioned out the remaining three in separate Tupperware. A perfect lunch or dinner on a busy night all ready to go!

Figure 6. Dinner: balsamic quinoa with eggplant and portabellos with steamed broccoli. Vegetables with a side of vegetables? Just how I like it.

 Figure 7. Dessert: German chocolate cake with whipped cream. No, this isn't low calorie cake. Pshaw. This is 1/2 leftover slice of decadent cake from a local restaurant to which I added a healthy squirt of full-fat whip cream. It was gone too soon, my friends. Too soon.

And that concludes another (veggie-filled) What I Ate Wednesday (featuring what I ate Monday, February 6).






32 comments:

  1. Everything looks so good! I love your veggies with a side of veggies :) I'm glad I'm not the only crazy one! (Although I did crave broccoli for dessert yesterday...)

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    1. not sure i have ever craved broccoli for dessert - more like chocolate!

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  2. That quinoa sounds awesome. Off ot look it up!

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    1. Thanks! It was actually my first time making quinoa and it turned out great and was pretty easy. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

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  3. I feel like so many of us eat our veggies anyway. Aren't we healthy? haha.
    I miss golean cereal. I can't wait to be back in the states so I can have some.
    sometimes you've got to have good cake. I always say I'd rather eat real dessert once in awhile than jello every night.

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    1. Totally with you on real dessert. Totally.

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  4. Oh my goodness, I have to try that tofu recipe! I made my baked tofu (with balsamic vinaigrette, sesame seeds and mustard powder) last night and have plenty to last the week now. I heart tofu, I just don't make it as often as I used to. Also, that dinner looks amazeballs. ;)

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    1. you'll have to give you your recipe!

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  5. Ooh that quinoa looks sooo good! And the cake... but that's a given ;).

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  6. I really want to try that quinoa dish... I know it's something I would enjoy! Also great job on eating that cake... good lawd does it look fantastic and something worthy of having :)

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    1. haha thanks! i'd do eat that cake again tonight if there was only some left!

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  7. I want that cake! And there's definitely no substitute for full-fat whipped cream!

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  8. Yum, that cake looks totally amazing! Especially with the whipped cream (aka basically my favorite food ever!)

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    1. haha who knew whipped cream was your favorite food!

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  9. Thank you for leading me to balsamic quinoa. Totally bookmarked.

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  10. I love broccoli on salads! Also whipped cream ... But not on salads ;-)

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  11. omg I would die to have a piece of german chocolate cake!!! Best cake ever! My dad made me that cake every single year for my birthday. :) Brings back memories.

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    1. german chocolate cake is the best!

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  12. I have my eye on those crispy tofu strips! lol

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  13. Mmmm...German Chocolate Cake...
    I haven't indulged in anything like that in WAY too long.
    The quinoa recipe sounds delicious! Happy WIAW. (:

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    1. girl. indulge! i swear i have some variation of chocolate cake every weekend. it is my weak spot and keeps me sane. moderation, moderation!

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  14. Mmm quinoa! I sure would like to hear more about that wonderful grain! ;)

    Crispy tofu is the best on salad. Or anything.

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    1. hahaha. wink, wink. girl, you crazy!

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  15. What a perfect treat to balance out all that super nutritious food, you totally have room for it in your diet!

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  16. Those crunchy tofu strips look delicious!

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  17. Yum--I'm going to have to try that quinoa recipe.

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  18. I love making tofu and eating it throughout the week too for lunch. I will check out your recipe.

    If you package everything you ate....I will eat it all :)

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