Good morning! I hope the Hump Day has started on a great note for you. I have a lot to get around to on this little ‘ol laptop of mine today, so I’m going to dive right into yesterday’s eats for What I Ate Wednesday.
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What I Ate
Breakfast couldn’t have been easier. I poured a tall cup of coffee and scarfed down a bowl of Fiber One Cranberry Almond protein cereal. It was really good, and I had the same exact breakfast this morning too!
Scott talked me into running some errands with him before lunch that included picking up a new washer and dryer across town. We forgot our dolly at home, so it was a real adventure. At least I got to play (slash fear for my life of slipping) in the snow, right?
I was hungry for lunch right when we returned. Scott left for work and I made a giant monster salad to last as side salads for a couple of days.
Power greens, baby spinach, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers, chick peas, black olives, and feta cheese.
I scooped out a plateful, then heated and cut up a veggie black bean burger for substance.
It all tasted great with this cilantro dressing!
I went downstairs to work on the computer for a couple of hours and stopped for a coffee and clementine snack mid-afternoon. I didn’t get much sleep the night before, so I was draggggging.
I had a video chat meeting around 3 and then drove up to the gym to put together a handful of workouts.
(I was grateful to find a Special K snack bar in my purse two hours in.)
I returned home around 8:30 p.m. ready to eat my arm. Per usual, Scott requested pasta so I compromised with my version of extreme veggie pasta.
(About half of that glass of wine was happily consumed in the process.)
Scott got home with a trailer holding our new washer and dryer right after 9 p.m. He had impeccable timing and wanted to unload them right after I dished up dinner.
We successfully moved both pieces into our garage, but I’m pretty sure I got a hernia in the process.
I planned on completing a workout in the basement before dinner, but that didn’t happen. Instead, I’m going to give it a go after lunch and hope to share it with you all later this afternoon.
Dinner got heated up as soon as I walked into the door. My plate was considerably full, but I ate every last bite.
Vegetable spaghetti noodles topped in marinara with Italian seasoned turkey sausage, tomatoes, spinach, onions, and crushed red pepper flakes.
It’s impressive/scary how much veggie pasta I can put down y’all.
Just like every other night, I grabbed a tall glass of dark chocolate almond milk before bed and went upstairs shortly after.
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Questions of the Morning
• Veggie noodles: yes or no?
• When is the last time you took an unintentional “rest” day?
What are those veggie noodles? Is it spiralized veggies or actual pasta? So intrigued…
They are just regular noodles! I would love to try making spiralized veggies, I just haven’t yet! I used these: http://www.barilla.com/content/product/veggie-spaghetti
I’m intrigued by the veggie noodles, but I have yet to try them… Do they taste like regular pasta or can you actually taste the veg? I have so many questions! I am, however, a big quinoa pasta fan. Not so much into the brown rice pasta though…
They definitely taste lighter, which is what I really like about them. Scott prefers regular noodles, so I will occasionally use whole wheat, but veggie and gluten-free really feels the best on my stomach. You can’t taste the veggies at all! To me, they have a better flavor. 😉
I haven’t tried the actual spiral noodles but I think I will have to make some soon. That cilantro dressing looks interesting and yet delicious to top any salad with, I love cilantro so I think I will definitely love it.
Cilantro is one of my favorite flavors! It makes everything taste a little fresher 😉
I’ve never had veggie noodles, I have used a zucchini spiralizer and loved it!
I took an unintentional rest day last Thursday…I just wasn’t feeling it, and I think my body was grateful that I did!
Sometimes you just have to! I need to try a spiralizer soon. I can’t believe I haven’t yet!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
Where do you find those veggie spaghetti noodles? Or did you make them yourself?
Oh no, I would love to take credit for the veggie noodles, but I can’t 😉 I found these Barilla noodles in the regular pasta section in the grocery store: http://www.barilla.com/content/product/veggie-spaghetti
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
I love enjoying a glass of wine while I cook – it’s the best!
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
Yay for new appliances! Yes, I like veggie noodles. And yes, I like wine. 🙂
I know you do! Maybe one day we can eat veggie noodles and drink wine together 😉
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
You had me at wine and veggies! Those clementines are calling to me as well. 🙂
I have been buying clementines on almost all of my grocery hauls lately!
A Runnaroundd Life
Veggie noodles: heck to the yes!
Kay @ Kay Bueno
That pasta looks so delicious.
Also, are you wearing any make up in the snow picture, because no joke, your skin is like perfect.
Aw, you’re so sweet. I’m not! I did, however, put concealer on that morning… which is the extent of what I do a lot these days. 😉
How do you keep salads fresh when you make them to last a couple days? I feel like they always get slimy and pathetic looking on me after the first day.
I try to only add ingredients that last a couple of days. I definitely leave any dressing off and often store the tomatoes separately. I usually make my salads right in my salad spinner, which might help keep it fresher. They always seem to last a couple of days without getting slimy!