What I Ate Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday Everyone! I’m pretty psyched that we are half way through the week! I’m really looking forward to the weekend and then a short week next week for the holiday. So what have I been eating this week? Well let’s take a look!

Breakfast this week has been different.  I gave up coffee about a week ago and can say I have mixed emotions about it.  Some mornings I really want it and others I could careless.  I’ve been drinking a smoothie instead which has been delicious.  I’ve also been loving eggs! Since we aren’t marathon training I’m trying to cut down on the amount of carbs I’ve been eating.  For egg sandwiches I’ve been using sandwich pitas which are perfect!

Egg Sandwiches on Pita, Banana with Almond Butter, Tea and Blueberry Juice!

I had this Saturday morning after my run, thus the two egg sandwiches! Banana with Almond Butter is delicious, I really can’t get enough of it.

Lunches have been my usual brown bag staples.  I mix up the sandwiches, and granola bars with different flavors so I never really get bored. This week I’ve been choosing tuna with american cheese, lettuce and cucumbers.  Pretzels, an apple and Annie’s Chocolate Chipper Chewy Granola bar on the side.

Tuna Sandwich on 12 Grain Bread, Pretzels, Apple and Granola Bar

For an afternoon snack I’ve been loving Chobani Greek Yogurt!

Chobani Greek Yogurt!

They are really good and pretty healthy.

For dinner I have been trying to eat what is in season which means all things fall flavored! I found these Butternut Squash Ravioli’s at Hannaford and decided to give them a try.  They were delicious!  They are also rather pretty with the orange stripes!

Butternut Squash Ravioli

On the side I had some sautéed Brussel Sprouts…I am obsessed with these lately! They are so delicious! I keep it simple and saute them with olive oil and salt and pepper.  I like them best when they are a bit crispy.

I have also been drinking lots of Kombucha lately! It tastes delicious and makes me feel great! I’m definitely a fan!

Synergy Kombucha

I’ve been trying to avoid sweets lately as I’m trying to stay healthy and choose leaner options!

That’s all for me this week! I can’t wait to see what you are all eating! I can honestly say that What I Ate Wednesday keeps my meal ideas fresh and encourages me to cook more and try new things.  I can’t thank you all enough for that!

What do you do to keep your brown bag lunch fun and interesting? Do you like Brussel Sprouts? Are you eating any fun seasonal foods I should try? Whats your favorite way to eat a breakfast sandwich? What are some foods you’ve tried thanks to What I Ate Wednesday?

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10 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday!

  1. candicepeak says:

    I am obsessed with Chobani. I am a vegetarian so my protein intake can get a little low. It’s great for me because its packed with protein (14g I think?). I sometimes have it as a breakfast food or as an afternoon snack. For lunches I definitely like to have variety. Some days I have salads I make or if I am in a rush and can’t make my lunch the night before I am a big fan of the Amy’s frozen meals. They are quick and they are good for you too!

    You should try making some squash soup from scratch! It’s really easy and it is a great Fall dish!

    What is Kombucha? Could you maybe explain further what it is and the benefits from it? I love trying new things!

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    • liverunloveyoga says:

      Hey Candice! I’ve heard it’s hard for vegetarians to get enough protein. My best friend growing up is a vegetarian and she has always struggled with that. Thankfully Chobani comes in a million flavors so you could never get bored! I haven’t really tried the Amy’s frozen meals but definitely need to. There are just some days I am not in the mood to make lunch and they would be great! Thanks for the tip!

      Do you have a recipe for squash soup? I’m super into soups and would LOVE to make that!

      Kombucha is basically a colony of yeast and bacteria (yes it looks as gross as it sounds) and it is mixed with sugar and tea and allowed to ferment. The final product has vinegar in it, B vitamins and some other compounds. Synergy brand like I drink adds other flavors like ginger, or lemon, etc. It makes it taste much better! The benefits are improved immune function, improved digestion, better liver function and cancer prevention. There isn’t any scientific evidence to help prove any of this but there are enough stories out there for people to believe in it. Basically its a glorified tea if you ask me. Worth giving it a try but definitely be open minded when you try it! I’ll post more about it next Wednesday!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      • candicepeak says:

        Looks like I will be trying Kombucha. Thanks for the info!

        As for the squash recipe, I get a TON of recipes from the Whole Foods website. They are super easy to follow and straight forward. Give this squash recipe a try: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/364

        I like this one because it uses vegtable stock instead of chicken stock plus you can never go wrong with pecans 🙂 Let me know what you think if you end up making some yummy squash soup!

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