What I Ate Wednesday #100

Well, well, well… here we are.

I can’t believe today’s post marks the 100th What I Ate Wednesday!

I started this series over two years ago (!!!) on a mostly-weekly occurrence, thanks to a nudge from the original creator, Jenn. From what I gather, she has taken a hiatus from hosting the link-up, but there are still plenty of WIAW posts to go around in the blogosphere every week.

I enjoy putting these posts together. Since I am horrible at taking the time to plan my meals, documenting an entire day of eats to share on the blog the next day holds me somewhat accountable to see exactly what my eating habits are like. I’ve (hesitantly) participated in the WIAW series for one hundred editions for three reasons:

  1. To answer the popular question I receive, “What does a day of eating look like for you?”
  2. To keep tabs on what I put in my body, and to also show that every day isn’t 100% clean.
  3. To hopefully inspire you to eat more of the (fruit and veggie) rainbow!

(Still wondering what the heck WIAW is all about? This post breaks it down.)

I have been on the fence about continuing on with this series for awhile now. After I surveyed you guys back in January, it was clear to me that “What I Ate Wednesday” is something a lot of you like to see here. Like, a huge majority. So, I’ve continued on with them, but I still have to wonder… are we still excited about them?

While I love having the pre-planned content every week, I also worry that the blog is becoming too predictable. We’ve got some kind of weekend recap on Mondays, a (new) weekly recap of workouts early on in the week, and Friday Favorites on Fridays. That said, I’m wondering how much y’all really love seeing another series press on.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and preferred outcome of WIAW in the comments section below.

Anddd enough rambling… let’s get to it!

 

What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday

 

WHAT-I-ATE-WEDNESDAY-NEW-BUTTON-PEAS-AND-CRAYONS

 

Breakfast thankfully came together quickly as I brewed and poured my morning cup of joe!

fruit and yogurt bowl with hemp seeds

Light vanilla yogurt topped in watermelon, pineapple, strawberries & hemp hearts seeds

I always forget about hemp hearts. They’re great for an Omega-3 boost and are so easy to sprinkle into or onto foods like fruit bowls, oatmeals, smoothies, and salads. I love them!

That held me for a bit until I headed towards the refrigerator for a protein-packed snack halfway through the morning.

hard boiled eggs

Eggland’s Best hard-cooked peeled eggs to the rescue

As easy as hard-boiling eggs can be, I don’t do it nearly as often as I should. I love having these hard-cooked eggs already peeled and ready to go in the fridge for a snack or part of a meal, and I turn to the bag of them quite often.

I spent the next several hours working on the computer and eventually stopped for lunch around 2 p.m.

leftover pizza with cucumber and tomato salad

Pizza leftovers (Papa John’s topped in chicken, pineapple, peppers – great combo!) with a side of sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta topped in ground pepper and balsamic vinegar

Ahhh, now that was a satisfying lunch!

The rest of my afternoon flew by and before I knew it, I needed to get out the door and onto work at the gym. How flipping cute is this family of geese that crossed my path on the way out of our neighborhood?

geese crossing the road

“Well, this could talk awhile…”

I arrived early for my 5 p.m. client and snacked on a sliced apple dipped in almond butter in between my appointments.

healthy snack apple and almond butter

I featured these almond butter to-go packets in my Smart & Easy Snacks To Pack For Work post not too long ago and have still been loving them!

My Tuesday night class load has been on the lighter side this summer, so I wrapped my night of teaching up at 7 p.m. and had Scott meet me at the gym for a workout sesh of our own.

rock city fitness jam ball and TRX

It was a doozie I plan on sharing in next week’s Weekly Workouts!

We returned home a little after 8 p.m. and were both more than ready for a healthy and nutritious, yet filling dinner. Scott started a monster salad while I hopped in the shower, and dinner was served just a few minutes later.

chopped salad with veggie chopper

Romaine lettuce, carrots, green peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, black olives, and shredded cheese drizzled in balsamic vinegar – tossed, and chopped

I don’t know what it is about chopped salads, but they just taste so much better to me. If I don’t order a salad that is already chopped, I will literally spend five minutes cutting it into little bitty pieces. Every. Single. Time. Please tell me I’m not alone here.

healthy chopped salad with veggie burger

Anyways, I added a veggie burger to mine for protein and practically licked the plate clean.

I hopped on the computer again while we watched the latest episode of America’s Got Talent, and it wasn’t long before I was craving fresh apple pie from Yates. It’s cider mill season, y’all!

cider mill apple pie with vanilla ice cream

The final sliver of cider mill caramel apple pie (topped in vanilla ice cream)… #worthit

I’d say I had a pretty great day of eats! While pizza and apple pie isn’t normally on the weekday agenda, it’s okay to include every now and then. If I’m eating pizza (especially for leftovers), I always try to pair it with half a plate of vegetables, too. This way, my body gets some of the nutrients it’s craving and I don’t have to go for an extra slice to feel full.

Moderation is the key to staying on track!

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And there you have another edition of my daily eats for WIAW. As you have probably picked up on, no two weeks are exactly the same, so I like putting this recap of meals together every now and then. Please let me know if you’d like to see them continue in the future.

Happy Hump Day!

 

If you liked this WIAW post, head on over to Peas & Crayons to check out plenty others or even link your own! Also, you can always find my latest What I Ate Wednesday posts by exploring the “WIAW” category on the right hand sidebar.

Please note: What I Ate Wednesday features an entire day of my unfiltered eats. In no way do I change what I eat just for the sake of documenting it. While I try to be mindful with portions, I don’t count calories. I do, however, take into account how much activity I am going to be doing that day, and I plan my meals and snacks accordingly.

 

Questions of the Morning

• What is your favorite fall treat? (And have you tried a pumpkin spice latte yet? I need one!)

• How often would you like to see a WIAW post appear on the blog?

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