Wednesday, July 18, 2012

what i ate wednesday: issue 42


Figure 1. Breakfast: a bowl (x2) of Cheerios and All-Bran, a sliced banana, and almond milk.
 
Figure 2. Lunch: a spinach and romaine lettuce salad with a tomato, carrot strips, cottage cheese, toasted pine nuts, and balsamic vinegar with a side of carrot sticks dipped in peanut butter.

Figure 3. Afternoon snack: a Golden Delicious apple and homemade spicy honey-roasted almonds.

Figure 4. Dinner: a zucchini and eggplant egg scramble with balsamic vinegar and goat cheese alongside sweet potato fries dipped in honey.

Zucchini and Eggplant Egg Scramble with Balsamic Vinegar and Goat Cheese

I made this on the fly and didn't really measure anything, but I wanted to record it here because it was so delicious and easy! Would be great with fresh basil and summer squash, too.

Ingredients:
1 tsp olive oil 
~1 cup diced zucchini
~1/2 cup diced eggplant
salt, pepper, and dried basil to taste
~1 T balsamic vinegar
1 egg + 2 egg whites + a touch of almond milk, whisked together
1/4 cup goat cheese

Heat saute pan to medium-high heat. Add olive oil and saute garlic for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
Add the zucchini, eggplant, and seasonings. Saute until browned (~8 minutes). Turn heat down to medium/medium-low. Add balsamic vinegar to vegetables and stir to coat.
Move vegetables to the side of the pan and add the whisked egg mixture to the other half. Scramble the eggs until almost done. To finish, mix the eggs with the vegetables until done.
Remove pan from heat and stir in goat cheese.

Figure 5. Dessert: frozen dark chocolate pudding mousse drizzled in vanilla peanut butter protein frosting and chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life soy-free mini chocolate chips). Make this now - it will change your life. 
(Put a Jell-O sugar-free dark chocolate mousse temptation in the freezer a day before. When ready, microwave for a few seconds and it will slide out of its container. This dessert has: <2 grams of sugar, ~200 calories, and ~16 grams of protein.)

And that concludes another What I Ate Wednesday (featuring what I ate Tuesday, July 17).

Since it's 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 followed by a short walk with my pup. I missed my lunch walk because my poor puppy has a hurt leg from all of our running! My day ended with a 60-minute kickboxing class.


32 comments:

  1. That egg scramble sounds delicious!!! I'll try it the next time I get a little freedom with my macros!

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    1. thanks sable! it was really fantastic. i think my boyfriend would even consider this a decent dinner and he is seriously opposed to eggs in the evening...

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  2. Man those sweet potatoes look perfectly roasted. I love the crisp, brown roasting process, makes them taste so good!

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    1. thanks alex! i have been eating sweet potatoes whole lately and enjoyed them this way.

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  3. The frozen dark chocolate pudding mousse looks amazing! Goodness, with all these people working out twice a day, I almost feel bad for not working out at all! :P

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    1. haha don't feel bad! twice a day workouts are what works best for my body and mind. do what you need!

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  4. that egg scramble sounds amazing i might have to make myself one for lunch!

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    1. let me know if you do! it was really delicious!

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  5. Your meals always look great, but I LOVE that you always treat yourself to a treat at the end of the day. YUM!

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    1. girl i gotta sweet tooth and it needs satisfied. if i deprive it i end up devouring an entire box of cookies. this way i can eat sweet, but healthy treats. all about balance.

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  6. Ooooh my, the mousse with peanut butter sauce looks absolutely amazing. Pinned

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  7. The dripping sauce on that mousse...oh my lanta. Why are sauces and frostings always the best part???

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    1. i have no idea - but it is so true. the more sauce the better!

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  8. Oh my gosh I want that egg scramble right now. Looks sooo yummy!! Never thought to add balsamic to my eggs before, but now looks like I will have to try it!

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    1. i hope you try it! i love the combination of goat cheese and balsamic. so i though - why not?

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  9. I love me some egg scramble filled with great veggies!!

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    1. yes, you do this often on your blog! maybe you are my inspiration!

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    1. thank you danielle! i actually had it again last night. well, and i had the same exact dinner! ha.

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  11. The dessert is simply stunning but I am TOTALLY digging sweet potato chips - wowa weewa!

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    1. didn't think the sweet potato chips would get any attention. they were good!

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  12. Oh I want those sweet potato fries! Your eats always look so good!

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    1. thanks, gabby. i made these sweet potato fries two nights in a row. that good!

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  13. Holy moly, that dessert looks fan-freakin-tastic!!

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  14. Okay...you officially have me hooked on cereal for breakfast! I've had it every day for the past two weeks. haha. So, thank you!
    I've been trying different combinations but right now I'm obsessed with Trader Joe's O's (like Cheerios!) and Kashi Go Lean with almond milk and either a banana or strawberries. So delicious and refreshing!

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    1. haha! glad to spread my addiction! it is such a beautiful thing. i haven't looked for cereal at Trader Joes, but my next trip i will have to buy a box or two. Cheerios are the bomb!

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  15. Those sweet potato fries look a-maz-ing!! I've never thought to put honey on mine - looking forward to trying that next time I make them. Hope your dog's leg gets better soon!

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    1. oh i have put both honey and ketchup on these fries. hands down honey wins. and this is coming from someone with a severe ketchup addiction!

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  16. Oh my goodness,that dessert... It's... it's... AMAZING. I am drooling over here,seriously.

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    1. haha drool away girl - it was THAT good.

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