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What I Ate Wednesday #75

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I love spring, mostly because it brings with it grilling weather and changes up my taste buds.  Gone are the days of heavy stews, soups and roasts.  I’m digging salads, fresh veggies, grilled meats and so much more.  We’ve been focusing more on veggies, portion control, less sugars and more protein.  Michael is starting to lose weight and I’ve been feeling really good when it comes to food.  I’ve found that it’s easier to say no to the junk food because it just really doesn’t make me feel good since we’ve been eating so much good stuff!

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Breakfast.

I’ve been loving pancakes and waffles.  During the week I’ve been having waffles with peanut butter and bananas, or with maple syrup and fruit.  This weekend we made homemade pancakes with fresh strawberries on top.  I’ve been perking up my coffee with chocolate almond milk which makes it taste so good!

Homemade Pancakes, Fresh Strawberries and Coffee

Homemade Pancakes, Fresh Strawberries and Coffee

Lunch. 

Lunch has been filled with variety.  Last week I was loving turkey with American cheese and mustard on a sandwich thin.  This week I have chicken and a baked sweet potato topped with salsa and sour cream.  Also in the mix have been frozen burritos.  I even bought some fresh bread to have an old-fashioned peanut butter and jelly one day.  Snacks have been lots and lots of fruit…bananas, strawberries, grapes, and apples.  I’ve also been loving raw almonds or yogurt.

Snacks:  Red Grapes and Raw Almonds

Snacks: Red Grapes and Raw Almonds

Dinner.

Friday night we went to dinner at this italian restaurant near by.  There are only 7 tables in the restaurant and it always seems like there is a long wait for a table.  We got lucky and only waited 10 minutes to get a table.  The restaurant is famous for its fresh baked bread which is incredible!  I had fettucine with mushrooms and truffle oil which was so good!  Sunday we made grilled chicken, roasted potatoes, corn on the cob and salads for dinner…and margaritas (it was Cinco de Mayo)!  Also in the mix has been fish, salad and broccoli.  We also made a healthier version of steak sandwiches with peppers and onions and a little bit of cheese.  It’s so good!

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Dinner

Dessert.

I couldn’t resist the other night…I NEEDED a bowl of fro yo in my life.  Moose tracks frozen yogurt to the rescue and it was good!

Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt

Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt

Waffles or Pancakes? What are your go to snacks? What new dinner ideas are you loving?  Favorite Fro Yo flavor?

What I Ate Wednesday #73

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Last week was so busy which meant that my meals were quick and easy.  By Friday our fridge was empty and required serious creativity to piece together a lunch, I couldn’t deal so I headed to the Whole Foods hot bar.  I ate out dinner more times last week than I prefer.  This week I was motivated to eat good, healthy home cooked meals.  It’s only Wednesday and so far, I’ve been eating pretty darn good!

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Breakfast. 

Saturday morning I had to work, and by work I mean I had to meet my team running the Nike Women’s Marathon Half with Team In Training.  We chatted fundraising, training and all things D.C. while out running.  I got in a solid 6 miles.  By the time I got home I was starving and happy to be done for the week.  I took leftover ham and heated it up to have with scrambled eggs, strawberries and blackberries.  Breakfast and a cup of coffee was exactly what I needed to relax.

Ham and Eggs.  Banana Nut Muffins.

Ham and Eggs. Banana Nut Muffins.

In preparation for the week I made sugar-free banana nut muffins.  I love having a toasted muffin with cereal or yogurt and granola.  It’s always delicious.  Plus, it packs well when I have to eat breakfast at work because I teach in the morning.  So good!

Lunch. 

For lunches I made one of my favorite spring and summer meals, avocado chicken salad.  It’s a recipe from Cooking Light Magazine last April.  It comes together so quick thanks to a rotisserie chicken, the cilantro freshens it up and the avocado makes it creamy.  I like to eat it with tortilla chips, Michael likes it on a wrap…to each their own.  It’s definitely filling thanks to protein and good-for-you fats.

Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado Chicken Salad

Along with it I had my go-to strawberries and blackberries, an apple, banana, and almonds.  I packed it all in my new bento box thanks to Michael.  It takes Tupperware to a new level! It’s so much more convenient and I love how it all bundles together!

Dinners.

I love being home for dinner, really I do.  I love meal planning, cooking and most of all eating.  Sunday we used the last of the lamb from Easter.  We turned it into lamb ragu and served it over polenta with a dollop of ricotta cheese on top.  It was so good, I love ending the weekend with a hearty warm meal.  On Monday we made something new!  Michael has always said he didn’t like salmon but he’s had a change of heart.  I’m psyched because I love salmon!  We made salmon cakes served over lettuce with broccoli on the side.  They were so delicious and light.  Definitely something we’ll be making again and not a bad way to start the week!

Lamb Ragu with Polenta.  Salomon Cakes over Lettuce.

Lamb Ragu with Polenta. Salomon Cakes over Lettuce.

Be sure to check out Jen’s blog, Peas and Crayons for other great What I Wednesday posts!

What type of muffins are your favorite? Have you made an untraditional chicken salad before?  What are your new-to-you dinners?