What I Ate Wednesday #62!

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Coming up with titles for What I Ate Wednesday is no easy task.  I have about a million posts titled What I Ate Wednesday! and let’s be honest it’s just confusing.  I couldn’t come up with a catchy phrase to put after What I Ate Wednesday this week and then it dawned on me…let’s just number them! So today we have What I Ate Wednesday #62! Crazy, that I’ve been blogging long enough to have 62 Wednesdays!

This weeks foods are kind of fun and exciting.  They are definitely a little bit different and I’m enjoying the variety!  We are still trying to cut back on sugar but I admit it is harder than I thought it would be. It definitely is keeping me in check and now I’m starting to get the hang of it…or at least want it less.  It’s something I’m really motivated to work on.

Breakfast.

I never thought I’d be a fan of quinoa for breakfast but pair it with scrambled eggs, salsa,  avocado and sour cream and we’re in business. It’s not too heavy but keeps me full and satisfied well ’til lunchtime! I’ve been drinking coffee sans sugar and I have to say, I kind of love it! I just use skim milk and add a little bit of cinnamon. It smells and tastes delicious!

Quinoa, Eggs, Salsa and Sour Cream and Coffee

Quinoa, Eggs, Salsa and Sour Cream and Coffee

Lunch.

I am all about leftovers whenever possible. They are quick and easy and make cold days warmer! Yesterday was left over rice with black beans, cheese, salsa, and some sour cream.  It was really good and stayed with me all afternoon.  For snacks I brought strawberries, an orange, an apple and a granola bar.  I only ate the strawberries and granola bar.

Lunch

Rice and Beans with Cheese, Apples, Oranges, Strawberries and Granola Bar

I’m most definitely loving this break from sandwiches, I eat so many of them I get bored with them!

Dinner. 

I have to give a big shout out to the Pioneer Woman blog.  A friend recommend her blog to me over a year ago and I checked it out but never read it regularly.  BUT then I started looking for all these new recipes and low and behold…I’ve re-discovered her blog and I’m kind of in love with her food, cooking and photography.   Now I just need to be home and on the couch on a Saturday morning to watch her cooking show! We can thank her for the delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup I’ve been enjoying all week.  It was a little time-consuming and normally I’d find an easier recipe but I went with it and was so happy I did.  It’s kind of spicy, kind of not and filled with all sorts of deliciousness like peppers, onions, black beans and chicken. Serve it up with corn bread and now we are talking.

Chicken Tortilla Soup with Corn Bread

Chicken Tortilla Soup with Corn Bread

I recommend you find a few hours in your life to make this soup.

And if you haven’t caught on I apparently have an affinity this week for all things involving salsa and sour cream.  We apparently need to buy more avocados because they go with everything I’ve eaten this week…

Do you eat quinoa for breakfast? Does your coffee need sugar? Have you made Pioneer Woman’s blog? Are you a fan of Chicken Tortilla Soup?

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20 responses

  1. Yum! I just had a chicken taco salad last night and LOVE mexican, so making it at home is so tasty, and I love the leftovers from it too! I just found an awesome recipe on the pioneer woman’s blog, the butternut kale quesadillas! MAN those sound good. must try!

  2. i am definitely a quinoa for breakfast kinda girl! quinoa in any form! just love the little seed so much!

  3. I often eat quinoa for breakfast! (In fact, I did just this past week!)

    I used to visit Pioneer Woman’s blog a lot, but haven’t recently…thanks for reminding me about her!

    And that chicken tortilla soup looks incredible – especially with corn bread on the side. Can’t beat that!

    Happy WIAW!

  4. Re-discovering blogs is so much fun! That’s why I don’t ever delete blogs from my reader. A couple weeks or months later I’ll come back and find a new appreciation for what they write.

    I’ve seen some awesome quinoa recipes on pinterest where people make salads-in-a-jar. So pretty and easy to take anywhere.

  5. Quinoa for breakfast is delish. It’s one of those really lovely, versatile foods that can be dressed up or down depending on what you pair it with. Leftovers are a must in our family, especially in the winter. When the weather is chilly it is so lovely to have something warm and hearty ready in no time!

  6. I’m such a fan of this entire day of food! Definitely will be hunting around Pioneer Woman’s blog :) I’ve recently cut back on sugar, though cut it out of coffee/tea years ago, and have to say I do enjoy not having the cravings any longer! Some thing even taste much different after a week or 2 without it (I will never give up dried fruit, I don’t care that it’s packed with sugar!)