What I Ate Wednesday! Trying some new foods!

Happy What I Ate Wednesday Everyone! This week I took to trying some of your favorite go to foods.  I also managed to eat a lot of homemade Mexican food.   I’m not complaining though! Mexican food is a great way to incorporate fresh vegetables, and protein into one meal! I did not manage to take all my pictures on one day, so it’s more of a sampling over the last week. Next week, I promise, I will do one whole day of photos. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  Adding it to my to-do list now! 

I started off my new food and drink sampling this week by trying Kombucha!

Synergy Kombucha

I was a little hesitant about this.  I opened it and it fizzed everywhere.  Weird.  And then I smelled it. Vinegary. Gross. Finally I took my first sip.  It was not bad!  The flavor was actually quite good and I ended up liking the fizz it had.  Drinking a whole bottle was a bit much.  I think next time I’d have it in two servings, maybe morning and then again in the afternoon.  I’d definitely have it again!

I also bought the ingredients to make overnight oats for breakfast.  I was actually quite excited to make these.  They were delicious and I’ll definitely make them again.  The endless topping options have me feeling so creative!

Overnight Oats, Almond Butter, Pumpkin Granola and Flax Seeds

For my first time around I kept it simple.   I combined the oats, greek yogurt and skim milk with a hint of pumpkin spice. I used a 1/2 cup of each but will try 1/3 cup next time as this seemed like a lot of oats! I topped it with some almond butter, pumpkin granola and flax seeds.  I’m going to try adding pumpkin puree next!

For dinner one night this week I made homemade Quesadilla’s.  I used ground chicken, onions, red peppers and an heirloom tomato and cheese in them.  I had avocado on the side and a spicy Habanero chili lime salsa!

Chicken Quesadilla with Avocado and Salsa

This is actually the picture from dinner, but I had enough of the ingredients to make two quesadilla’s.  I brought the left over one and the other half of avocado to work for lunch! The dinner picture is pretty than anything I could take in my office.

And for dinner this week I made homemade taco’s with Michael.  We had this on Friday and wanted to make something good, healthy and easy since we were tired from tapering for the marathon and had a busy week.  Laying on the couch was more enticing than making an involved dinner.  I got the blue corn taco shells, Refried Black Beans, Spanish Rice, Avocado, Lettuce, Cheese, Fresh Salsa and a Spicy Rotisserie Chicken from Whole Foods.

Tacos, Rice and Refried Black Beans

We like using the Spicy Rotisserie Chicken because it eliminates a lot of prep time and the chicken itself is very flavorful so there is no need for any additional spice packets or seasoning! The result, a fresh and healthy easy dinner!

I’ve recently switched from peanut butter to almond butter.  It’s so addicting! For dessert I’ve been enjoying a little bit of vanilla ice cream with almond butter and dark chocolate chips on top! Yum!

Vanilla Ice Cream with Almond Butter and Dark Chocolate Chips

Lastly, I have been obsessed with apple cider! I picked some up last weekend when we went apple picking and have been drinking it non-stop! I only drink it in the fall so I feel it’s OK to indulge a little!

Apple Cider!

So, what are some of your favorite new foods? What seasonal foods are you loving this fall? How do you combine protein with fresh vegetables? Please share as I love hearing your suggestions and giving them a try myself! All of your ideas and suggestions are making food so FUN lately!  A big thanks to all of you!


4 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday! Trying some new foods!

  1. survivingcandyland says:

    Those oats look awesome! Apple cider is the bomb. I wish they were selling it here in Texas, but it isn’t really “fall” here yet.


  2. Alexiasana says:

    In India (my current location) the mango season just ended and I was eating lots of thick mango smoothies+ granola for breakfast. I also started drinking at least ONE fresh coconut every day. u can buy them on the streets here and they cut them open for u and give u a straw. must look very funny walking home with my laptop and a coconut.


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