What I Ate Wednesday! First Wednesday of November!

Happy Wednesday! Can you believe it is November already?! Where does time go? It’s almost time to start Christmas shopping and getting ready for the holidays.  On the upside, it is Wednesday so this week is on a downhill slope! I’m working a half day on Friday and then Michael and I are heading to New York to visit my parents.  I love when we go visit, my mom always makes delicious food and it is very relaxing! I think next week’s What I Ate Wednesday will be highlights of her cooking! This week’s post focuses on using up leftovers to make a whole new kind of meal and recreating a favorite breakfast at home!

I love Trident Booksellers and Cafe on Newbury Street in the Back Bay of Boston.  They make a really great breakfast that is available late into the day and offers fresh ingredients and a twist on breakfast.  They also have a ton of smoothies,veggie drinks, tea and coffee.  All of which are delicious.  One of my favorite items on the menu is the Potato Chuckwagon.  It’s a bowl of shredded potatoes, sautéed with your choice of veggies, meat and cheddar cheese.  It’s topped with two eggs any style but I always go for over easy and toast on the side.  It’s delicious!

Michael and I went to Trident Saturday morning and I ordered this.  We decided to give it a try at home with our own twist.  We used sweet potatoes, onions, and peppers, and cheddar cheese with just a dash of salt and pepper.  Fried eggs on top and oatmeal toast on the side!

Sweet Potato Chuckwagon!

It wasn’t as good as Trident’s but was delicious and a nice change in pace from our usual breakfast foods!

Lunch has been boring, I’ve been sticking to a Turkey Sandwich on whole wheat bread with Roasted Red Pepper humus, lettuce, tomato, and slice of cheddar cheese.  On the side I have pretzels, an apple and a pumpkin granola bar!

Brown Bag Lunch!

It’s not fancy but it always tastes delicious and fits in with my need to brown bag lunch!

Michael and I made quesadillas with Mexican rice, refried beans and homemade guacamole for dinner.  We used a roasted chicken to provide us the meat for the quesadillas.  This is a great idea because these are usually pretty reasonably priced and save time!  We had lots of leftover chicken, rice and beans.  I used these ingredients to make a quick and easy dinner and not let the left overs go to waste!

Mexican Leftovers!

I sliced up some of the left over chicken and paired it with some salsa, melted some cheese on top of the leftover rice and beans and then cooked up some broccoli for a vegetable.  It tasted delicious and was just different enough from the quesadilla dinner that I didn’t get bored.  The best part of this?  Nothing went to waste!

Also this week I have been drinking Kombucha! Thanks to the blog world I discovered this product and really like it.  It makes me feel really good the next day!

Synergy Kombucha

I really like the Trilogy flavor.  It has raspberry and lemon added to it! I’m so addicted to this stuff!

Do you try to recreate recipes from your favorite restaurants?  Do you use leftovers to create second meals so nothing goes to waste? Are you a brown bag lunch person? What is your favorite brown bag lunch?  Do you drink Kombucha? If so, do you feel the positive effects from it?  I can’t wait to see what you all are sharing today!


7 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday! First Wednesday of November!

  1. Heather Blackmon (@betterwithveg) says:

    I love Kombucha! My Whole Foods has a tap where you can get a growler filled, which saves a little bit of money. I actually plan to have some leftovers from most meals – typically for lunch the next day, but sometimes for another night’s dinner. Leftovers can be fun! 🙂


    • liverunloveyoga says:

      I saw that at our whole food here! I need to investigate it a little more, Kombucha is becoming an expensive habit! I like doing that too, I was really good about it for awhile and have gotten lazy lately. I should definitely get back on that. They really are! You can get so creative! Thanks for stopping by!


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