what i ate wednesday #20

It’s the first GREEN-filled What I Ate Wednesday! Quite fitting as it’s March, and the weather has been truly spring-like the past couple of days – yesterday was a whopping 60*, and for Wisconsin in early March, basically unheard of. I’ll take it! And I think I’ll blame it on Spring Fever, but I failed at documenting a full day of eats, even trying multiple days! Oh well… at least all my eats were green!

Breakfast: These were a hit last time I had them, so I had to make them again! Green eggs (from ground up Spinach!) with chicken sausage, cheese and Frank’s RedHot (my new absolute favorite condiment, even if it isn’t green!). On the side was a Zucchini muffin. YUM.

Lunch: This was my lunch I packed for work on Monday – Lettuce with chicken + dijon sauce with Peas and bread. Someone was not liking that is was Monday…

Also had to balance out all the green with some orange!

Afternoon snack: Keeping up the orange here is a new favorite snack. A baked sweet potato with coconut butter… melt the coconut butter and put a spoonful on top of the sweet potato. Hot or cold, this is an awesome snack that curbs any sweet craving! (Think Sweet Potato Pie almost).

Dinner?: Well this was actually a lunch over the weekend, but it could easily be a dinner! The easiest tuna salad = tuna + pickles + mustard on bread with lettuce on the side. All topped with more Frank’s!

And if this wasn’t a filling enough day, you could end it all with a green smoothie. Mmmm.

Happy 1st Wednesday in March!!!

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what i ate wednesday #18

There’s only one week left in February! I know this is usually a short month (and we even have an extra day), but time just keeps flying by as usual. As it’s Wednesday, it’s time to have another WIAW with the Peas and Crayons link party!

I tried to do better with my veggies this week, and they were definitely a main component in each of my three meals! I just have to get better at finding good veggie snacks that are filling :).

Breakfast: I tried to make the Bacon Waffle recipe as pancakes and without the bacon… something definitely went wrong and they ended up being a gooey mess. I had to microwave them all to try and cook them some more, and then topped it with melted coconut butter + cinnamon. Definitely not the tastiest breakfasts, but you can’t win them all! On the side was green eggs! Blended up egg whites + fresh spinach  and cooked normally. You can barely taste the spinach in them and it’s a much funner way to eat eggs in the morning! I should have skipped the pancakes and just had green eggs + ham instead ;).

I went to another butt-kicking Yoga Body Bootcamp class at my yoga studio and I was wiped when I got home! As a post-workout snack I grabbed a few almonds and had a packet of Emergen-C. Electrolytes + protein = perfect pick-me-up!

Lunch: Lunch was not far after my post-workout snack. I managed to take a shower and clean up my room and bathroom a bit first, but then I couldn’t wait any longer to eat! Lunch was devine. Leftover fajita steak and green peppers, stuffed in a brown rice tortilla with shredded cheese, and then topped with guac, salsa and plain yogurt with a big side of lettuce! I could eat these fajita quesadillas every day.

After lunch wouldn’t be complete with a cookie (on weekend’s at least!). This weekend was butterscotch, oatmeal and chocolate chip. Very tasty and I consumed my fair share of these over the weekend :).

Afternoon snack: Homemade Chocolate Brownie Clif Bar! With a schmear of peanut butter on top. I’m so sad this was my last one…

Dinner: This dinner was delicious! Chicken cordon bleu (just chicken breast, ham, swiss cheese + Trader Joe’s aioli mustard) with spaghetti squash and green beans on the side. I just LOVE spaghetti squash, I ate both those halves and easily could have eaten more :).

I think the Love Your Veggies month has definitely urged me to get back in the habit of trying to have veggies with every meal. Hopefully even after this theme is over I can keep up with that and continue eating my greens throughout the day! I definitely go through phases where I love certain veggies, and then I can’t stand them at all, but I think I just need to get over that and find a way to cook them that I’ll still enjoy ;). Happy Wednesday!