Hello, hello! Today I am jumping right into the eats for What I Ate Wednesday. Per usual, I go through an entire day of unfiltered meals and snacks on any given Tuesday to share with you on Wednesday.
The point is to show you that eating a (mostly) balanced diet isn’t something you have to do a ton of meal prepping and planning for. I have never been one to spend my weekends thinking about what I will be eating the following week, and hope you find inspiration from these posts here and there. Let’s get to it!
What I Ate
Breakfast started with an old go-to. It had been a hot minute since I made eggs at home and craved them.
Egg whites + egg beaters scrambled with cheese, turkey bacon, and a cup of coffee with almond milk and stevia.
That held me over for a while, until I discovered a big batch of organic grapes that needed some attention.
And by attention, I mean devouring them by yours truly for a snack.
I spent the morning working on the computer, then took a break for a late lunch around 2:30 p.m.
I can’t help it if there was leftover pizza with Italian sausage and peppers that needed to be eaten, right? I happily enjoyed two slices and made a quick side salad to round it out.
Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, mushrooms, and green olives with ground black pepper and a vinaigrette dressing.
Scott got home from work right at 6 p.m. which was just enough time for me to get ready for Fitness Pilates class!
Yup… for the moment, I have my membership back. You better believe I am going to use it while I can!
Class was extra hard, and I’m not sure if it was because I took some time away or if the instructor wanted to challenge us. I’m guessing it was a little bit of both!
With all of the running we are about to do, we skipped on cardio and came home with appetites. I hopped in the shower and was ridiculously excited when I came down to this beautiful sight waiting for me.
Navel orange, cilantro, kalmata olives, and onion drizzled in picholine extra virgin olive oil.
If you happened to catch a similar instagram photo I shared over the weekend, we found a navel orange salad at a new restaurant that we had to re-create at home. That we did! It tasted fabulous and will be something we prepare for guests and small dinner parties in the future.
Still playing refrigerator clean out, I heated up the rest of another re-make of almond crusted chicken and corn on the cobb.
Scott must have been in a cooking mood because he whipped up a batch of his infamous homemade salsa directly after that.
I have never shared the recipe! I think I just might tomorrow…
After I cleaned up the kitchen, I carried my books and laptop upstairs to study. I feel like I’m finally getting into the habit of cracking them open every day. (It’s about time!)
I grabbed a tall glass of dark chocolate almond milk before bed and called it a night around 11:30 p.m.
And I guess that does it for this edition of WIAW! I am off to run a couple of important errands, but will be back later this afternoon. Happy Hump Day!
Question of the Day
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Emma @ Life's A Runner
There is just something about leftover pizza that is IMPOSSIBLE to resist! It’s better than the night before, in my opinion. 🙂 Super delicious looking day of eats!
Seriously. IMPOSSIBLE. Thanks! 🙂
Every now and then, I’ll treat myself to bang bang shrimp at Bonefish Grill. I’m still looking for a cleaner, healthier version to make at home!
YUM. I love bang bang shrimp!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
It always feels good to clean out the fridge! Especially for someone who hates when food goes to waste (ahem, me!).
That navel orange salad is intriguing!!
I’m exactly the same way! It kills me to throw anything away!
I love all things salmon and never make it at home. I really should, but the fish fumes don’t sit well in our city apartment! 🙂
I am picky about fish, but haven’t ever made it at home for the same reason!
kim @ fittin pretty
Wow I’d never think to combine naval oranges, cilantro and olives! I also suck at recreating restaurant dishes – props to you!! And dark choco almond milk is insaaaanely good!
I wouldn’t have either. The restaurant served theirs with parsley, but we thought cilantro would be better!
Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections
The pizza and the orange thing look AMAZING! I need to eat lunch and that’s what I want. Yum!!
Lately I’ve been dying to make coffee cake for some reason.
Ha, thanks! Coffee cake sounds yummy!
Leslie @ Life Begins at 30?
Leftover pizza gets me everytime! You HAVE to eat it!! The navel orange salad recreation looks exactly like the original. Great job! 🙂
You just have to!!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
That orange salad looks delicious! As does the homemade salsa! Yum!
Thanks! I’ll be sure to share the recipe soon 🙂
I want to come eat with you sometime. You make the PRETTIEST and most delicious looking salads!
Aw, thank you!! My theory has always been the more colorful, the better!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
Welcome back to Lifetime! Ironically my boyfriend and I re-created a salad we had over the summer that included fresh grilled peaches. It was so so good. Also one time on a trip to New Orleans the waitress introduced us to combining chocolate and sea salt. Delicious combo!
Grilled peaches sound great on a salad! Thanks for the idea 🙂
Arman @ thebigmansworld
I hope that pizza was eaten cold….the best way to enjoy leftover pizza.
I LOVE oranges in savoury recipes and that looks amazing. I should recreate that :p
It wasn’t, although I DO enjoy a good cold pizza. The orange salad was so easy to re-create, you totally should!
Dark Chocolate Almond Milk is amazing! love that stuff! Enjoyed reading about your eats, and I can honestly say I have never had an orange with olives, interesting!
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