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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!