Wednesday, May 2, 2012

what i ate wednesday: issue 32


 Figure 1. Breakfast: (yes, I have the same thing pretty much every day. I love it!) 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: a spinach and romaine salad topped with a Morningstar chicken patty, leftover baked onion crescents (see this post for an explanation!), smoked almonds, white wine vinegar, and ketchup.

  Figure 3. Afternoon snack: Kashi GoLean Crisp! Cinnamon Crumble with cinnamon-roasted almonds.

Figure 4. Dinner: roasted broccoli and a baked sweet potato two ways - half topped with hummus, nutritional yeast, and smoked paprika and half topped with plain Greek yogurt, almond butter, and cinnamon. Why choose just one sweet potato combination? (Inspired by this recently (to me) discovered post by the Healthy Everythingtarian via Pinterest). 

Figure 5. Half #1 topped with plain hummus, nutritional yeast, and smoked paprika.

Figure 6. Half #2 topped with plain Greek yogurt, almond butter, and cinnamon.

Figure 7. Dessert: kettle corn with chocolate PB2.

And that concludes another What I Ate Wednesday (featuring what I ate Monday, April 30).


32 comments:

  1. All looks delicious as usual, especially that broccoli and sweet potato :)

    Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

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    1. thanks, gabby. dinner is usually my day's eating highlight!

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    2. Agreed--I want to make sweet potatoes and broccoli now (although I will have to think of something meaty to go with it for the hubby)!

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  2. I love all that cinnamon in your snack!
    Have a great day!

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    1. haha - double cinnamon. you can't beat it :)

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  3. Yum!! I used to eat my popcorn with PB2 on it too -- I've gotta order another jar of that stuff, I miss it!

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    1. yeah it is the best combo. especially since i usually crave sweet snacks - hardly ever salty.

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  4. Love the idea of doing one potato two ways--'cause yeah, sometimes you just can't decide if you want a sweet sweet potato or a savory one. And popcorn is my new favorite "dessert"--light, crunchy, and hits the nighttime snacking spot.

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    1. Exactly! The question is, though...do you eat alternate bites of each or just polish off one section at a time?

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    2. i ALWAYS have this problem. i started alternating with mine, but then decided to save the sweet one for the end.

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  5. I'm ignoring the ketchup. But those sweet potato halves look incredible!

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  6. Roasted broccoli is my favorite! I miss my oven solely for that reason

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    1. roasted broccoli is one of the most amazing things in life. dipped in ketchup - can't beat it.

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    2. I'm going to have to try that. My husband likes to have a BOWL of ketchup with his french fries so I hardly think he would have trouble finishing off a bowl of veggies if ketchup is involved!

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    3. ketchup makes EVERYTHING better.

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  7. I ate my sweet potato with PB 2 the other night - sooo good!

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  8. oh i haven't tried that - smart!

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  9. Another great looking day. nutritional yeast? I'm intrigued.

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    1. yes, nutritional yeast is a new one for me...too. i found it in the health food store - great for you and tastes like cheese! wonder if you have it in canada?

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  10. I've never thought of putting almond butter onto a sweet potato, but will hafta give that a try! :) And I just ordered some of the chocolate PB2 after loving the original, so looks like the popcorn will be added to my list also!

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    1. what? never thought of almond butter on sweet potato. you must. it is probably my favorite sweet potato topping.

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  11. I don't know why but the "Crisp! Cinnamon" is really making me giggle. Really Kashi, was the exclamation point necessary?
    I'm off to go check out that sweet potato post...yum

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    1. haha! i 100% agree about that exclamation point. ridiculous.

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  12. That breakfast looks delicious and hearty! I want to try it out.

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  13. Those are literally the perfect things to put on a sweet potato. Perfect :) Well, I guess I'll be making that soon, lol

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  14. Mmm, I love kettle corn. Looks delicious. I also love having something savory + sweet. I always eat an egg + avocado sandwich and a bunch of chocolate afterwards. Salty first, finished with sweet. So satisfying :)

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    1. always have to finish with sweet!

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  15. did u buy the cinnamon roasted almonds or make them yourself???
    How long did u roast the broccoli for and what seasoning did u use? so many questions (as usual) but I cant help myself because it looks so delicious! everything you post I want to eat hahaha.

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    1. hey hey! i bought these, although i recently Pinned a recipe to try and make my own cinnamon roasted almonds.

      i roast broccoli for 20 minutes at 450 degrees (i like it really roasted), flipping halfway through. i usually use either just plain salt and pepper or some kind of dried Italian herb mix.

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  16. Sweet potatoes have been my go-to snack as of late-- usually topped with something similar to your "figure 6" option, possibly cottage cheese instead of Greek yogurt.

    All your eats look very intuitive to me ;)

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  17. It seems like you know how to eat.Everything seems delicious.Is this a talent or what?

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