Wednesday, April 11, 2012

what i ate wednesday: issue 29

 Figure 1. Breakfast: a bowl of Kashi GoLean Original mixed with Post Great Grains Raisins, Dates, & Pecans cereal, 1/2 banana, and almond milk. I also had 1/2 banana (un-pictured) before my morning run.

Figure 2. Lunch: leftover roasted asparagus and Brussels sprouts with two of mom's red beet eggs. A bowl of plain Greek yogurt with homemade granola on the side.

Figure 3. Afternoon snack: a Braeburn apple (I tragically bought the wrong kind) and almonds.

Figure 4. Dinner: a Morningstar chicken patty with ketchup, roasted garlic and olive oil couscous, and steamed broccoli. This is my go-to quick and easy dinner.

Figure 5. Dessert: popcorn with a drizzle of chocolate PB2 'sauce'.

And that concludes another What I Ate Wednesday (featuring what I ate Tuesday, April 10).

51 comments:

  1. Haha those eggs are so funny! How does your mom dye them with beets?

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    1. they are so good though! i am getting the recipe from mom and will share soon!

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  2. oh my - no pink lady :( this must have been quite tragic for you hehe
    is this a quarter cup of almonds??? I need to start measuring my nuts as well I ALWAYS go badly overboard with them. nuts are my guilty pleasure I can never stop eating them! only one more handful .... and my Mom bought me so much for Easter, a lot of macadamias as well (I hate those...they have over 700 calories per 100 gramm...FML)

    aaah..where was I..oh right, please let me know if it's a quarter cup or else? thanks!

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    1. i try and keep my snacks ~200 calories or so. so i usually pair nuts with fruit so this is acutually 1/8 cup (2 Tablespoons) of almonds. this is about 60-80 calories of nuts depending on the type of nut. so 1/8 cup of nuts plus 1 apple (or sometimes i'll do dried fruit like raisins) puts me a little less than 200 calories. if i am just eating nuts i'll eat 1/4 cup (~180 calories), but i find my tummy does better when i pair nuts with fruit like this. (i'll also post this on your blog to be sure you see it, but thought others might be interested).

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  3. yum! your eats are amazing. I wish I could eat that clean and healthy for an entire day.

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    1. thanks, mattie! i am not always so clean - but find it easier to do during the week. weekends are another story!

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  4. How does your mom make those eggs?! They look so cool!
    And I agree that Braeburns are subpar. I bought them when they were on sale one week and they are so tough.

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    1. getting recipe from mom and will share soon!

      braeburns are not worthy. never buying them again.

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  5. Ohh Kashi goodness!! :) And broccoli is Jen's fav!

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  6. Hahaha that apple looks massive sitting next to the almonds. And those eggs - how on earth does your mom make them?! I'm intrigued...

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  7. That salad looks absolutely gorgeous, love the pink eggs! And your portion of broccoli looks massive - yay for veggie mountains!

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    1. this is actually the amount of broccoli i consume while consciously trying to keep my portion in check. i eat too much and then get tummy aches!

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  8. Thanx for ur response! Im gonna start measuring from now on..but i dont even own a 1/8 cup !! 2 tablespoons will have to do! Or maybe ill just count out 10 almonds of the almond-jar of heaven mmmmhmmmm!! :)

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    1. a shot glass works too. 1 ounce shot = 2 tablespoons. ;)

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    2. well i guess a shot is 1.5 ounces? oh who knows - just a shot glass not overflowing would do you find too.

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  9. Everything looks delicious! You are making me want some asparagus. Yum!

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    1. asparagus is so spring and i love it!

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  10. Those red beet eggs are tripping me out - awesomeness! I love the Kashi cereal, a great protein boost in a cereal ;) - had some for breakfast just this morning!

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    1. haha i love mom's red beet eggs. so tasty!

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  11. I had to do a double-take on those eggs! Were those for Easter? Too cool.

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    1. haha! mom made them in the spirit of easter...but she makes them often. such a great treat - i'll post a recipe soon!

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  12. Wow, those eggs are amazing, what an awesome idea! That dinner looks fantastic, definitely something I would enjoy :)

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  13. Your eats always look soo delicious! Popcorn with P2 is such a great idea!!

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    1. i added the pb2 on a whim. but it is like adding butter - except sweet!

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  14. Beet eggs- very pretty!
    I love all of your cereal bowls so much. Thank you for not eating oats every morning.

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  15. I have yet to try out any PB2 products! After seeing that popcorn I think I'm going to have to! Looks great:)

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    1. i recently tried pb2 for the first time. definitely worth a go!

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  16. Looks like we have something in common-- huge portions of broccoli for dinner! Your granola looks so amazing!:)

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    1. haha yes! the more broccoli the better!

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  17. You have such awesomely vibrant eats!!! Those eggs made me smile! :) And that broccoli looks awesome! I'm a huge broccoli fan :)

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    1. i like a pop of color in my clothes and my food!

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  18. You always come up with the BEST salad combos! I need you to come to my house and fix me a salad for lunch everyday! :) I am totally loving you pretty pink eggs by the way!

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    1. thanks, jessica. i think i make a dang good salad myself. :)

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  19. Wow, now those are dyed eggs ;-) I'm of the opinion that braeburns are good baking apples, but not good for eating raw. Not crisp enough!

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    1. yeah, not a fan of the braeburn. lesson.learned.

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  20. I just ate a bowl of plain popcorn, but now I want yours!!! I have a new unopened bag of the chocolate PB2...I think I may try it tonight. Great idea!

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    1. yeah do it! takes popcorn to an entirely new level plus adds protein!

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  21. I haven't tried the chocolate PB2 yet - just the regular PB2 - but now I'm itching to give it a try. That popcorn looks delish!

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    1. chocolate pb2 is awesome. i mean....seriously how could it not be? ;)

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  22. Those beet eggs are so cool! I love colorful food. :)

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    1. haha they are! look for a recipe post on these from my momma next week!

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  23. i love your breakfast! it's like a bit of everything awesome in a bowl ;)

    i hate whenever i buy the wrong apple! then you bite into it and it's totally not what you expected. the worst. okay not the worst but it definitely puts a damper on snack time ;)

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    1. oh i was so severely dissapointed when i bit into this apple for the first time. i actually threw the first one out i was so upset #dramatic

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  24. I am always encouraged to eat more greens when I check our your blog! Love the dinner..:)

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    1. oh yay! greens at dinner are my favorite part!

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  25. wowza the popcorn is what I want right now :)

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