What I Ate Wednesday! Summer Veggies and Fruits!

Wednesday! I’m so happy to be at hump day…2 more days until vacation! I can’t wait.  Seriously.  Waiting games are never fun! But food is fun and today is What I Ate Wednesday!  I really love these posts in a selfish way.  They make me think about what I am eating, how much I am consuming and what foods trend in my diet.  I’ve never really counted calories or had a need to.  I’ve always maintained a healthy weight and never struggled with weight loss.  Now that I am getting a little older I am more curious.  Eating everything in sight certainly doesn’t work as well as it used to and making healthy food choices is really important to me.  I think after vacation I’m going to try the My Fitness Pal app to get a general idea of how much I eat and what that looks like in calories.  I struggle to avoid sweets and at times find myself overeating.  At the very least, I hope it make me aware of what I consume and what that looks like from a numbers perspective.

Michael and I try to focus on getting a lot of vegetables in our diet.  I love them and can truly never get enough! We live near an amazing farm stand/grocery store and are lucky to be able to enjoy a wide variety of fruits and vegetables from there! Summertime brings with it tons of summer fruit.  I can never seem to get enough of the fresh berries, peaches and nectarines!  This week’s meals all seem to contain one or the other!  Thanks to Jen at Peas and Crayons for hosting!


Breakfast. 

You’d think that because I made 2 dozen (more than we could ever eat!) homemade banana nut muffins over the weekend I’d post one for breakfast but that is not the case! Monday morning I went with one of my favorite (and quick!) breakfasts, waffles with maple syrup and fresh fruit.  Blueberries are in season right now so they went on to waffles!

Waffles with Blueberries and Maple Syrup

The green liquid is my Skinnygirl Daily Cleanse.  For the car ride to work I bring a coffee with skim milk and Truvia.  Around 10am I enjoyed a banana.

Lunch. 

What is better than leftovers for lunch? My Mom sent us home with homemade spaghetti sauce last time we were in New York.  I LOVE my Mom’s sauce and it was delicious for dinner on a rainy night.  It was equally as good for lunch on Tuesday when I wasn’t feeling my best.

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce, a Peach, Granola Bar and Cottage Cheese

Later in the afternoon I had my peach (more of those summer fruits!), which I’ve decided I enjoy cut up more than just biting in! I also had my granola bar.  I packed cottage cheese with blueberries for an additional snack but never ate it.

Dinner. 

With grilling season upon us Michael and I are taking full advantage! For dinner last night we grilled turkey burgers and portabella mushrooms.  We added some American Cheese to the top and barbecue sauce.  So good! For sides I made some wax beans sautéed with olive oil, salt and pepper.  We made a tossed salad with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, crotons and crumbled bacon with balsamic vinaigrette.  Michael likes to place all the ingredients for our salad in a zip lock bag and add the dressing; he then mixes the salad so it is lightly and evenly coated.

Turkey Burger with Portabella Mushroom, American Cheese and Barbecue Sauce with Wax Beans and Salad.

This meal came together in less than a half an hour and even included the time it took for me to make lunch for work.  What I love about this dinner is that it contains lots of veggies with some lean protein.  We buy the 95% lean ground turkey and make our own patties.  The dark meat of turkey can really add fat and extra calories to your meal so be mindful when shopping.

Dessert. 

No photo but we have been loving Edy’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Frozen Yogurt with a little chocolate syrup and jimmies! A small scoop or two is all I need satisfy my sweet tooth!

What summer fruits do you love? Do you take advantage of the fresh fruits and vegetables in the summer?  Do you shop at a farm stand?  How do you incorporate extra fruits and vegetables into your meals?

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