Happpppy Hump Day!
Around here, Wednesday = WIAW, and since I only have a few minutes to post this before heading out the door, I am going to get right to it!
For the newbies:
I started taking part in What I Ate Wednesdays, hosted by Jenn. If you frequent healthy living blogs, then you know eating a healthy well balanced diet is a huge subject we all post about. Each week I share a day of my eating habits, and explain the strategies of what I ate and why I ate it with with you!
Ladies and gentlemen, I am back home to my own groceries! Well… temporarily. Scott and I leave again this weekend for a few days in Boston. (Woo hoo!)
After a long trip home to Florida for two and a half weeks, I am back at home in Michigan and had one main focus yesterday: use as much spinach as possible.
Before I left, I stocked the refrigerator with groceries for Scott to enjoy for a week before he too left for out of town. Apparently, both of us stock piled on romaine lettuce and spinach and I came home to a few bags that are about up. Have no fear, spinach lady is here!
I made it my goal to eat an entire bag’s worth of spinach within two days and came pretty darn close.
Breakfast started with an egg white omelet with a generous handful of spinach and feta cheese. I sided it with a whole wheat English muffin smeared in organic blackberry preserves.
I am not exactly sure on how many egg whites I ate, but it seemed like a lot and I was considerably full for the next few hours.
While refilling my water tumbler, I tip-toed into the pantry and had a little over a serving of Simple Truth Natural Vegetable Chips.
Simple Truth is the natural, organic line of groceries found at Kroger stores. Like most organic foods, products are priced a smidge higher than normal, but I am loving the line and would say it is still in an affordable price range.
I wasn’t too hungry for lunch, so I decided to keep it simple with a green smoothie. As you can imagine, being away from home had my ingredient list on the slim side, so I kept it light and worked with what I had.
two big handfuls of fresh spinach
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop French Vanilla Designer Whey protein powder
1 cup Vanilla Light & Fit Yogurt
I took my big ‘ol green smoothie with me on a walk with Roadie and really enjoyed the extra vanilla flavor!
While on the computer later, I had a craving for two things that don’t go together. From time to time I crave the combination of cottage cheese and pickles, and yesterday was one of those days.
I don’t fight it, and instead embrace it. Per usual, I topped the cottage cheese with pepper and sided them both with a handful of red grapes.
Around 7 p.m. I realized I wasn’t even the slightest bit hungry. I guess this was a good thing since I was planning on going for a run around the neighborhood, and by the time I came home from four miles I worked up an appetite.
After a quick shower, I went downstairs to cook something super easy.
Ready and waiting in my pantry was Amy’s Organic Lentil Vegetable Soup. I have been saving this for a night where I am on my own for dinner, and last night was the perfect time to break it out.
Still needing to use up some spinach, I went ahead and added a generous handful to my pot and brought everything to a boil.
There isn’t any Amy’s product that I haven’t like thus far, and the Lentil Vegetable soup was as delicious as I hoped it would be!
On the side, I enjoyed a good amount of Garden of Eatin’ Blue Corn Tortilla Chips and left the table feeling completely satisfied.
About an hour later, my inevitable sweet tooth hit, and I have to thank my husband for this lovely addition I found in our freezer.
Breyer’s Girl Scout Cookies Samoas Ice Cream, so nice to meet you!
Do I even need to tell you how delicious and worth every bite it was?
Didn’t think so.
Off to the gym, then to pick Scott up from the airport!
Hope you all have a great day!
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Emily @ Hungry Delights
Happy WIAW – looks like you ate some yummy food. I love green smoothies but it is coming into Winter where I live so it just feels too cold for smoothies – when it is a bit cool I think I will need to try your recipe. The soup on the other hand … that looks perfect 🙂