Wednesday, July 25, 2012

what i ate wednesday: issue 43

Figure 1. Breakfast: a bowl (x2) of Post Shredded Wheat and Kashi Indigo Morning (have you tried Kashi's new cereals yet?), a sliced banana, and almond milk.

 Figure 2. Lunch: a spinach salad with a tomato, roasted red peppers, leftover wild rice, and drizzled in tahini-balsamic special sauce as inspired by Sarah @ Feeeding Brain and Body's Special Sauce. Carrot sticks and peanut butter on the side. This was my first time using tahini and it made this salad really filling (hello healthy fat and protein!) and delicious. A great substitute for hummus.

Figure 3. Afternoon snack: a Fuji apple and smoked almonds.

Figure 4. Dinner: leftover tomato, squash, and red pepper gratin alongside a spinach salad with blueberries, feta cheese, honey-roasted almonds, balsamic vinegar, and agave nectar.

Figure 5. Dessert: plain Greek yogurt, EnviroKidz Organic Koala Crisp Cereal, and Enjoy Life soy-free mini chocolate chips.

And that concludes another What I Ate Wednesday (featuring what I ate Tuesday, July 24).

Since it's fun, food, AND fitness WIAW month it is time to tell you about today's workouts. This morning I hit the pavement for a 30-minute run at working pace (went super fast!). I took two short walks during the day and I finished it all off with a 60-minute sweaty kickboxing class at the gym.


30 comments:

  1. My goodness, did you work out a ton today! That first cereal bowl looks delicious - mixing cereals is the way to go :)

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    1. haha. i can't help but mix cereal. a bowl of just one kind is boring!

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  2. Your cereal bowl looks reeeeaaaally yummy,especially with the freeze-dried berries in there... I love those so much,plus,they make the milk all pretty and pink if you let them soak for a while,hehe! :)
    On another note,I have never tried tahini yet,but I read about it so often lately it really makes me want to try it sometime... Hmmm.

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    1. this was seriously my first try and i really enjoyed it. it was a bit expensive, but i say it is worth the investment!

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  3. I'm glad you tried out the sauce, I hope you enjoyed it :) Thanks for the link girl :) Do you buy the almonds already smoked flavoured? Or do you do it yourself?

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    1. i did enjoy it. i can't wait to try it exactly how you do it - with apple cider vinegar. i just didn't have any on hand.

      and no these are smoked and i bought them. i have experimented with making my own flavored almonds several times - but not these!

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  4. OMG! For some reason your food looks so amazing to me today. I really wish that my husband would be more adventurous.

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    1. haha he needs to get with the program! but it helps i can cooking for myself...

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  5. Hahaha I totally thought those almonds were sitting in jello and I was kind of confused, but then I realized it was just the bowl ;) ha!

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    1. ha yeah that would be totally weird!

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  6. I love the colors in your salad!
    I keep looking for the new Kashi cereal but no luck yet :c

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    1. oh bummer! i am really enjoying it (obviously...)

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  7. Your dinner spinach salad looks phenomenal! Love the colors!

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  8. Bahhhhhh that gratin. Is it next week yet? Because I can't wait to get the ingredients to make it!!

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    1. i'm pretty sure this gratin was better on the second helping. i still have 1/2 serving left!

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  9. woah I love kickboxing! I am also joining a gym starting September.. because I just really need a balance through the school year, otherwise I will lose my sanity. This year was already close, so I really have to take this serious!!! your food looks delicious as always, but that's nothing new!! Sara, i need your honest advice! my bf is going to NYC next week and of course he has to stop by at whole foods (otherwise I will break up lol) and bring me back something. What do you recommend? i was thinking first and foremost justin's vanilla almond butter and chia seeds, anything else you can think of??? :)

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    1. i am really enjoying the kickboxing for sure. and i'm sorry but my advice for you will be scant because i don't even have a whole foods myself! ask around though - i'm sure other bloggers know just what you should get!

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  10. You always have the best salads! Your spinach, blueberry, feta, almond combo looks amazing

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  11. Girl, you always amazing me with all your working out- you are my fitness idol lol. I am lucky if I get 20 min in! At least I make sure that 20 min counts- I'm all about the HIIT lol

    Anyway, awesome eats too! Thanks for the link to that special sauce- I love tahini so I'm sure I'll be using it a ton :)

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  12. I love your dessert, greek yogurt or anything high protein before bed is best for me.

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  13. Oh that blueberry and almond salad looks amazing! i am so impressed with your fitness!!!! :)

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  14. Dessert looks delicious! What a great idea putting the cereal in the greek yogurt. : )

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  15. Wow, that blueberry feta salad sounds amazing! I'll have to try out that combo along with the balsamic/agave dressing. I love sweet and tangy salads!

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  16. Wow, your workouts are crazy girl! You're a superstar.
    Everything looks amazing! I'm always immediately hungry after reading your WIAW posts.
    And Kashi's new cereals are amazing! I tried Indigo Morning and Simply Maize and loved them both! I'm telling you, you've created a cereal monster in me. (:

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  17. Yummy eats! Especially the dessert at the end of the day. ;) I love getting in more than one workout in the day! I normally just pass right out when I go to bed....and sleep aaaaall night. :)

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  18. I could literally dive into a bowl of one of your salads - they look amazing!

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  19. I could literally dive into a bowl of one of your salads - they look amazing!

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  20. that gratin looks amazing!! hopefully I can make it soon when my tomato plants finally decide they want to make some tomatoes, you would think they love the fact that every day in July except for like 5 days have been 100 plus degrees!

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  21. That gratin looks incredible! As do those smoked almonds. I love natural flavored almonds, but have never tried smoked-definitely on my list!:)

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