What I Ate Wednesday

Hello! Welcome to another installment of What I Ate Wednesday! Thanks to Miss Jenn for hosting this share session and for allowing us to enjoy and appreciate what we eat. A friend recently told me, “I love how excited you get about food,” and I thought it was a wonderful compliment. I hope my appreciation for food comes through on my blog, and this is one of the reasons I chose to begin participating in WIAW.


Breakfast: French toast, banana, and iced coffee (6:15am)

Last night I mentioned my plans to make French toast this morning, and it actually happened. At Trader Joe’s on Sunday, I bought a loaf of Tuscan bread. We used it for paninis Sunday night, and now being a few days old, I knew it would make great French toast. It felt good to break out of my overnight oats routine with something I normally reserve for weekends. Someone may have licked the last remnants of maple syrup off the plate…

Snack: string cheese (10:15am)
Yup, same as last week and no picture. Today I quickly ate my cheese during my third hour while the kids were working on computers in the lab.

Lunch: fried rice, cantaloupe, mini York Peppermint Patty (12:45am)

This rice was even better today! I mixed in the rest of the shrimp and some chicken and drizzled a little more soy sauce over it. Some veggies were in this dish: shredded carrots, onions, scallions, and edamame (vegetable?). The cantaloupe was sweet and juicy, although I think it was from Peru (#buyinglocalepicfail). The peppermint patty is from my post-Easter candy purchase and satisfied my need to pure sugar. I could never do the Paleo diet.

Snack: Toast with sunflower seed butter and a banana
Normally I try to not eat too big of a snack after school, but I made a running date with a girl I ran with once and who I am friends with on Daily Mile. She has eight miles scheduled, and although I don’t need to run until tomorrow and I only need to do five, I agreed to meet up. My weekday runs aren’t nearly as enjoyable as my long Saturday run, namely because I do them alone. Yah for running buddies! So my food…uh, no vegetables (not doing so great with the “extra cup of veggies” theme today). I chose to eat my standard pre-run breakfast because I know it sits well in my stomach. Also, I knew we wouldn’t be eating dinner until 8:00pm.

Dinner: buffalo chicken sausage and salad (8:00pm)

Upon arriving at home, Brody had already fired up the grill to cook my chicken sausages and his Italian sausages. I also had a salad with TJ’s peanut dressing and frozen mango.

So there ya go – another day of eats. I wasn’t very good about my veggie intake, so maybe I’ll try to make up for it tomorrow.


April Photo a Day theme: hair

Below the stools by our breakfast bar, the dog hair accumulates and multiplies. I have no idea WHY it goes here. It is kind of gross…sorry to end a post all about food with an image of Golden Retriever hair.

Have a good night!

Do you ever make more involved breakfasts during the week?
If you had to take a picture of hair, what would you do it of?

What I Ate Wednesday

Jenn’s idea for this month’s What I Ate Wednesday theme, extra serving of veggies, gave me the push I needed after eating such a bland (but delicious) Easter meal and too many Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (all Easter candy is 50% off!). Before I share my eats, many of which are green or heavy on the veggies (#veggievictory), I want to thank Jenn from Peas and Crayons for organizing this weekly food festival.

Breakfast at 6:45am

This image kills two birds with one stone; not only does it show my breakfast of overnight oats, but it also fulfills the Instagram Photo Challenge (where you ate breakfast). My oatmeal is very thick, especially since I used Fage Greek yogurt this morning. Often I do not finish my breakfast on the ten minute drive to my coworker/carpooler’s house and polish it off as a passenger. As for my oatmeal, here was my magic formula for today: 1/2 cup oats, tablespoon chia seeds, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup yogurt, large scoop of pumpkin, one small banana, honey, pumpkin pie spice, and a dollop of sunflower seed butter. Does the pumpkin count as a veggie?

Snack at 9:40am
This snack happens in anticipation of future hunger. Because of my schedule, I do not have the ability to eat around 10:30am when my breakfast normally wears off. I stick to high protein snacks, like this string cheese stick (which I eat the “wrong” way), almonds, or a hard boiled egg. No picture was taken of this because I ate it while walking down the hall after a meeting two minutes before third hour started.

Lunch at 12:45am

When my mom, sister, and I were out running errands Monday morning, we swung by Aldi’s. Once again, I left with lots of produce. Two of the green goodies I picked up, green beans for 59 cents (I kid you not!) and Brussels sprouts, were roasted last night. The pork is from last week; it had been frozen since Wednesday but I thawed a small Tupperware of it for our Cuban sandwiches. An unpictured pear satisfied my sweet tooth…until I can get home for a Reese’s Egg that is.

Snack at 3:45pm
This afternoon I needed a snack before yoga, and this chocolate chip cookie dough Larabar totally hit the spot: protein, texture, and sweetness.


Dinner at 7:30pm
Brody requested a moderately healthy dinner, and knowing I had peppers in the vegetable drawer and chicken in the freezer, fajitas came to mind.

I used a liquid fajita sauce that had a very smoky flavor. I topped mine with Wholly Guacamole, Fage 0% Greek yogurt, and salsa. For dessert I had fresh pineapple and a Reese’s Egg.

I think I did pretty well with my veggies today. In general, I find it a lot easier to eat fruit, but since realizing how much I like roasted veggies, I am getting better.

I hope you had a good day of eats today!

What was your favorite meal today? Mine was probably dinner (including the pineapple and Reese’s