Wednesday, July 4, 2012

what i ate wednesday: issue 41

Happy July 4th, blog loves. Care to see some food? 

 Figure 1. Breakfast: a bowl (x2) of Kashi Simply Maize (a new find: I am obsessed) mixed with Kellogg's All-Bran, 1/2 sliced banana, and almond milk.

Figure 2. Lunch: a romaine lettuce salad with an tomato, carrots, an Amy's Sonoma veggie burger, smoked almonds, red wine vinegar, and ketchup.

Figure 3. Afternoon snack: a Gala apple and cocoa-roast almonds.

Figure 4. Dinner: pan-seared chicken with tomato-olive relish, roasted asparagus with Italian herbs, and Near East wild mushroom couscous. Pretty damn gourmet for a Tuesday, no?

Figure 5. Dessert: kettle corn topped with jerry-rigged chocolate PB2 (2 T regular PB2 + 1 T cocoa powder + almond milk).

And that concludes another What I Ate Wednesday (featuring what I ate Tuesday, July 3).

But, wait! Since it fun, food, AND fitness WIAW month I should tell you about my workouts. This morning I hit the pavement for a 30-minute run at working pace (i.e., a few notches above comfortable) followed by a short walk with my pup. I also took a short walk on my lunch break to stretch the legs. My day ended with a 60-minute PiYo class (fusion of Pilates and yoga - look for a review soon!) and another short walk with my pup when I returned home.


33 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds like a great day! Happy 4th of July.

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  2. Okay, I still haven't tried PB2. I really need to do that.

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    1. girl, you must try it. so many uses!

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  3. Ketchup on salad is the bomb, I don't care what anyone says!
    Your dinners always look gourmet...even on the Tuesday :)

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    1. i agree. but you and i are ketchup freaks, im afraid. ;)

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  4. Your lunch and dinner look incredibly good! Those are some of my favorites on the two plates. Happy 4th of July!

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  5. Popcorn is the best night time snack. I love roasted asparagus too, it is just so expensive now.

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    1. i agree. you can eat a whole pile of it without feeling guilty!

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  6. I love the gourmet Tuesday styles!!

    Is the new Kashi cereal you love the kinda golden coloured one in the pic? I am curious - review please!!

    Happy 4th :)

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    1. yes, it is the light colored one. so tasty!

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  7. popcorn with pb2? GENIUS. I'm def going to try that tonight!

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    1. haha i just love when my creations get called genius. try it girl - it is really the bomb. like popcorn with butter, but 100% better and with protein!

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  8. Yum! Sara, that kettle corn dessert looks amazing!

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    1. thanks! it is one of my favorite combinations!

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  9. The couscous with mushrooms sounds delicious, so does the asparagus! Last time i ate asparagus was a year ago - too long for sure :)

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    1. a year ago! eat some asparagus for crying out loud!

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  10. Your chicken with the tomato relish looks so good. I adore asparagus.. but don't seem to cook with is too much. What a yummy day of eating :)

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    1. thanks this relish is great and i usually end up making it when i have some basil on hand.

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  11. Yummm, popcorn with PB is always an excellent combination! That dinner definitely looks and sounds very gourmet... "Near East wild mushroom couscous" definitely sounds like it came off a restaurant menu! :)

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    1. haha thanks Sarah! ps i'll return your e-mail about soy ASAP!

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  12. Wow you are super active!!!

    That salad looks amaaaaaazing.

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    1. girl YOU are super active (but thanks, i'll take the compliment).

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  13. aha my salads look like yours except with mustard swizzled across the top in place of ketchup. I have discovered that I don't hate it as much as I thought I did though, which is good.
    what a gourmet dinner there- have you considered changing to being a plated food designer? heh I kid.

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    1. oh i haven't tried mustard on a salad - but i like weird salad topping so i'm down to try anything!

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  14. wooww I wanna take a PiYo class with you!! one of these days you will just need to send me pb2 to try out ^_^! I am so jealousssss aaaaaah hahaha
    you to let you know I responded to ur comment on my blog, does it still never let you know when I do? grrrr

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    1. oh wouldn't that be fun to take PiYo together? no, it never let's us know when we respond to comment on each others' blogs. someone needs to fix that for real!

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  15. Mmmhmm I always have ketchup on salads, so heck to the yes, for that!

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  16. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the PiYo class! My gym offers something similar which I've taken a few times and I loved it!
    And I'm so glad I'm not the only one who puts ketchup on my salads! My friends and family find it repulsive but I'm addicted! And when there's a veggie burger in there, it makes sense, right? (:

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