Hello, hello! How’s your Hump Day going?
Hopefully yours is a little more sunnier and warmer than ours.
I’m not complaining though. When I was flying home from CA on Sunday my phone informed me that it was 108 degrees in Phoenix during my layover. Yowza! I guess the grass is always greener until you get there, right?
Anyways, if you are new around here (welcome!), Wednesdays are usually filled with a lot of pictures of food.
I choose to participate in What I Ate Wednesdays to hopefully inspire you to try something new and add a little more color to your plates. Jenn started the link up lightyears ago and it continues to spread across the healthy living blog world like wildfire!
Almost every week, I take snapshots of my Tuesday eats from the time I awake to the time I turn in for bed and share them with you on Wednesday.
I continue to receive great feedback, so as long as you all still enjoy reading them, I will keep the WIAW party going! Let’s get to it!
What I Ate
Breakfast came later than usual, since I seem to have been bitten by the sleepy bug.
I really can’t get enough of it lately, so I’m slowly trying to trick my body into waking up earlier by going to bed earlier. I’ll keep you posted on how that’s going.
(Nature’s Path flax oatmeal and coffee with almond milk and Stevia.)
Trying something new, I threw a handful of goji and blueberries on top.
I worked on the computer for the rest of the morning and didn’t even realize it was lunch time until about 2 p.m. Ready for something substantial, I went to the refrigerator and put together a loaded turkey and veggie wrap.
A whole wheat tortilla filled with spinach, tomatoes, pickles, cilantro, diced Havarti dill cheese and Cajun seasoned turkey meat.
I often buy spiced deli meat and cheese to replace the need for a dressing or mayonnaise. You should try it!
(Wrapped up and sided with strawberries.)
About an hour later, I wanted a snack and grabbed one of my standards.
Raspberry Chobani Greek yogurt topped in Bear Naked Fit granola.
I powered through a ton of emails and projects on the computer for the remainder of the day and finally shut down around 7 p.m. I had big plans of taking Roadie out for a run outside, but the weather had other ones.
I guess you could say he was okay with it.
You’d think I put those on the floor just for him or something. I didn’t.
He just claimed them as I was making the bed that morning and I didn’t have the heart to move ’em.
I really can’t handle that mug sometimes.
Knowing I still wanted to get a workout in, I went down to the basement and turned to an old at-home HIIT workout to break a sweat.
(See the full workout with video demonstrations!)
Just as annoying/awesome as I remember.
Directly after a shower, I went right to the refrigerator again and put together the definition of a monster salad for dinner.
Anything and everything, get in my belly.
Spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, red and green peppers, chick peas, navy beans, and corn, topped in a Qrunch quinoa burger, Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinaigrette dressing, and grounded black pepper.
The combination with the beans, corn, peppers, tomatoes, and greens was quite good! I rounded off my hunger with a couple of small handfuls of Reduced-Fat Wheat Thins dipped in hummus (predictable)…
And finished off the night with a serving of SmartPop with a tall glass of unsweetened almond milk for dessert.
Scott thinks that combination is weird, but I love it.
I guess that’s it for now! I’m planning on putting a couple of reader requested posts together and hope to roll one out later this afternoon.
See ya then!
Question of the Day
• What is one strange but good food combo you have enjoyed lately?
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I wish my microwave wouldn’t burn popcorn! Every time I have tried to microwave popcorn, it always burns…So I have to use an air popper to make popcorn, and it just isn’t worth the hassle most of the time. But every time you mention SmartPop, it makes me want some!
Growing up, I was a picky eater when it came to veggies. As my dad says, I didn’t like anything “green & crunchy” – especially lettuce! I have acquired a taste for salads, but I never crave them like some people do. Your monster salads look good, though. I need to try making one. I’ve also been wanting to make more “salads in a jar.” Those seem to “marinate” a little bit & tend to be tastier in my opinion.
Also, I wanted you to know I was inspired by you to try yogurt on top of my frozen waffles – it is actually good and filling! Thanks!
I ALWAYS burn my popcorn. If I don’t, it’s a rare occurrence. I’ve learned to ignore what the package says and put 1:30 on for the mini-bags and keep pressing the more time button until the popping slows down. Of course, every microwave is different! That’s just what works for me! Salads in a jar seem so easy and delicious!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
It is probably not a very weird combination but I have been really enjoying almond butter on my chocolate lately. So good.
Anything involving almond butter and chocolate = win!
Sara @ Lake Shore Runner
I could drink a glass of milk with anything 🙂 I especially like it with Italian.
Ha, I do too! Some people will never understand… 😉
Mmmm big salads are the best!! I just can’t get enough of them! I guess my strange combo has to be stuffing sweet potatoes with hummus or guac. I call it strange because everyone seems to pair them with nut butters but that just gets too sweet for me…
I still haven’t tried to make my own salads in a jar and I have no idea why. Genius idea!
Glitz Glam Gluten-Free
Looks like a delicious day of eats! I always get goji berries on my acai bowls and love them, they provide the best crunch! And Roadie looks so precious in that picture and like there is no chance he is moving! Too cute!
I tried them for the first time last week and already LOVE them! Aw, thanks… I like to think he is 😉
I would never think to add gogi berries to my cereal, but that sounds awesome! I am sure they would be awesome in overnight oats too!
That would be amazing! Trying it. 🙂
Nicole @ Squash on Squash
Popcorn + Chocolate is definitely not a weird combination! Haha keep in mind that this is coming from the girl who used to eat Cheese nips and chocolate milk together. A surprisingly good combination.
As for my strange combos… anything with nut butter, so almond/cashew butter with crackers, or with greek yogurt, or with oats. So easy, delicious, and addicting!
LOVE chocolate covered popcorn! <3 Cheese nips and chocolate milk, however, I've never tried. 😉
My bedtime snack the last few nights has been a sliced peach with a little chocolate goat cheese and raspberry preserves.
Arman @ thebigmansworld
Popcorn with milk before bed? That’s a new one- but I like both so I’m game! I love adding sea salt on top of sweet oatmeal- it’s pretty epic.
I know… it’s weird. But I’ve loved it for years! Yum sea salt to almost anything sounds great!