It’s Wednesday, and I like to stay true to a tradition for most of them. On Wednesdays, we talk about food! (Have no idea what WIAW is all about? This post breaks it down!)
(And just to throw this out there…)
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.
What I Ate
My Tuesday started later than I planned, thanks to my incessant need to hit the snooze button and eventually miss my alarms all together. Yes, alarms.
I’m craving more and more sleep these days, so on mornings where I don’t have to necessarily be anywhere, I need extra motivation to get up at a normal early hour. I’m working on it.
Breakfast couldn’t have been easier. I opened a new box of one of my favorite go-tos and ate at the computer while I got my day started.
Kashi GOLEAN Crunch Cereal with blueberries and unsweetened almond milk
It took me a while to get rolling on something, but I finally put together an early afternoon post and called it a day on the blog front. I spent some time catching up on emails, and before I knew it, lunch had arrived.
Fiber Tortillas with spinach, tabbouleh, tomatoes, and leftover ground turkey
Basically, I saw anything in our refrigerator that made sense to throw together and went for it. I’ll admit that the ground turkey was a super odd choice, but it worked.
It was a bit random, a little messy, but really good.
I finished my wrap and wrapped things up on the computer so I could take Roadie out on an afternoon run a couple of hours later.
(but I needed a banana to snack on first!)
I didn’t have much time, so I kept things simple with a two mile loop around the neighborhood. I wasn’t quite feeling myself anyways, so I guess that worked out. And hey, two miles are better than no miles, right?
(Thanks for sharing this photo, Timex Sports!)
As soon as I got home, I hopped in the shower and got dressed in my gym clothes. I had appointments that evening, so I wanted to go ahead and make dinner early. That’s a first!
Spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, baby carrots, black olives, and tomato basil feta cheese with drizzles of olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dressing
I assembled the salad while I cooked the Italian sausage for the rotini and both were ready to dig into pretty quickly.
Van’s Gluten Free Rotini & Red Sauce pasta side with Spicy Italian Turkey Sausage
I spent the next half hour trying to figure out what went wrong in my dessert recipe. I made a mango key lime pie the night before, but it just wasn’t gelling. It tasted great, but I think I need to take another stab at it before a recipe is shared.
Vegan Mango Key Lime Pie… or pudding… still working on tweaking the recipe
I finally got out the door and arrived at the gym around 6:30 p.m. I had two appointments and then returned home right before 10. Scott and I both dug into the key lime whatever it is as soon as I walked in the door and called it a night after an episode of The Voice. We’re really digging this season!
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Question of the Morning
• Have you ever tried to make a cold pie vegan? What did you use to substitute the eggs?
• What is the most random meat you’ve thrown into a lunch wrap?
Please tell me I’m not crazy over here!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
So many yummy eats! That Greek salad looks delicious!!
I guess it is on the Greek side, I should have added banana peppers!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
I have never made a vegan pie, but I always hear that chia or flax make a good substitute. Training is tough work so you probaby just need some extra rest! Have a great Wednesday. 🙂
Hmmm… good to know! I used mashed bananas, which tastes great… but didn’t exactly help the “fluff” texture 😉
Your cucumber salad looks amazing, and I could eat tabbouleh in anything.
LOVE tabbouleh! I’ll often just dip chips into it and go to town!
That all looks yummy….but is it sad that the thing I loved most was the Kashi Go-Lean crunch with blueberries?? Cereal is something I have cut out for the most part and only eat it for my “cheat” meal….totally think it’s going to be in my future.
Not at all! I love cereal way too much than I like to admit. And it doesn’t have to be only for “cheat” days if you buy the good stuff! (Fiber cereals low in sugar!) 😉
Emma @ Life's A Runner
Is it just me, or has pasta with red sauce been ALL over the blog world lately? I very rarely eat pasta because it makes me feel a bit sick, but I have been craving it like nothing else! I will definitely be trying out that gluten-free rotini. 🙂
I’ve been at pasta with red sauce for YEARS. It’s a serious staple in our home! I have had stomach issues in the past with too much regular pasta, which is why I gravitate towards gluten-free options if they are available. Loved this rotini!
That cheesecake looks great–interested to try a vegan one!
I think dessert looks awesome! How did you like the Van’s pasta? I saw it at the store yesterday and wondered if it was any good. Love their waffles!
I really liked it! Since it’s gluten-free, I wasn’t sure how the hubs was going to respond, but he liked it too! I think it helps to add some kind of protein (like ground turkey or Italian sausage), too.
That wrap looks great and what a tasty looking dessert!
I just might have a repeat for lunch today! 😉
Gretchen | Gretchruns
I agree…2 miles is way better than 0 when you’re feeling crappy. Good job getting out there! And all your food looks great 🙂
Thanks Gretchen! Hope you have a great week!
that pie looks good to me! I think a good vegan swap is using coconut oil, coconut milk (full-fat) or coconut butter. this will keep things pretty dense, but I think it will help with the texture that you normally get from eggs. it’s all about whipping it together. just a little bit of coconut flour will also make it spongey!
I actually used coconut milk, but it was unsweetened, so I made my own homemade dairy-free sweetened condensed milk. I think the main problem was eliminating the eggs. I used mashed bananas, but it just wasn’t the same texture. Coconut flour sounds like a great fix!
VEGAN Mango Key Lime Pie?? Um, yum!!
I’ll be sure to share some kind of recipe early next week! 😉
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
This probably sounds funny, but I didn’t know Van’s made like “real” food! I thought they just did waffles and stuff! I love their waffles so I’ll have to give those meal kit things a try!
Ha, I totally thought the same thing too! They actually have a whole line of snacks and now pastas. I have loved everything I’ve tried so far!
Arman @ thebigmansworld
urgh, I tried the vegan pie and it looked so good…until I put a fork on it and it crumbled! I reckon that wrap looks stellar, amidst the randomness of it!
Same for me! Even the crust. I’m kind of at a loss… maybe key lime pie just isn’t supposed to be vegan in our household 😉
Chelsea @ Raw N' Toned
I know some people use chia seeds to replace eggs since they produce the same texture. I actually just found a wrap I really like, and it was far from random ingredients, mine instead was sad and only had a few ingredients hahaha.
I like using chia seeds… I’m not sure how they would do in this recipe, but it’s a good thing to keep in mind for down the road!