What I Ate Wednesday #4 (The One With All The Veggies)

I reaallyy got creative with my veggies this week 😉
But first…Will, what is this nonsense?

This is a #WIAW post. The idea of #WIAW is to photograph one day of meals each week, link up to the Peas and Crayons blog, and celebrate the wonderful world of eating (it is truly amazing, after all)! It also gives us the chance to find new recipes by seeing what everyone else eats! So, after reading my blog be sure to stop by peasandcrayons.com to check out what other people ate!!!

Now enough talking, let’s get to the food!

Pre-Workout Snack

I finally made it back to boot camp this week after a couple weekends of being in San Diego! The last thing I needed was any surprises. I stuck with my staple pre workout meal of a banana and Cheerios. It’s light on the stomach and kept me satisfied until breakfast!


My body was craving some protein after about 6754733226764675467 push ups, burpees, jump squats, and mountain climbers! I whipped up some Kodiak Power Cakes.

It wouldn’t be a proper pancake breakfast without bananas and almond butter as a topping (and coffee on the side, duh). 


Lunch was a personal challenge to see how creative I could get with veggies in my fridge 🙂 How about a sautéed mix of brussel sprouts (I’ve been obsessed since I ate that BJ’s salad), butternut squash, peppers, spinach, mushrooms, and Mrs. Dash?
Mixed with Trader Joe’s canned salmon and paired with a baked yam (topped with salsa), I would say it made a pretty creative and delicious meal!

Afternoon Snacks

I’ve discovered that Fresh and Easy sells the BEST kombucha. Raspberry and lemon is a wonderful combination of flavors.
And then some SkinnyPop and a cheese stick to tide me over until dinner.


But that’s not all. Annnnd then I had a package of nuts . LOL @ my bottomless pit snacking.


Dinner was a DELICIOUS pot of quinoa “fried rice” brought to you by Pinterest! I just love my Pinterest meals. This healthy version of a typical fried rice recipe substitutes quinoa for rice and is packed with veggies!
Aside from cutting and preparing all of the ingredients, this recipe was surprisingly easy!

It was really just a matter of mixing a bunch of stuff!

I’m glad to have finally found a healthy alternative to traditional fried rice. I highly recommend you try it! You can find the recipe here.

PM Snacks

I finished off the night right with my usual pre-bed snacks: a glass of cashew milk and a bowl of Greek yogurt and blueberries!
I did make a little change with the Greek yogurt, though. Just like brussel sprouts, I’ve been on a cocoa powder kick lately. I’ve been adding a tablespoon of unsweetened 100% cocoa powder to the yogurt each night. Cocoa powder has many health benefits, and adds a nice little chocolaty flavor!
I guess we’ll have to wait and see what kicks I’m on next week! As for now, though, I hope you have an amazing Wednesday and eat lots of fun food 🙂

How about you?

  • What kinds of foods do you eat before working out?
  • Current food obsession?
  • Random: what was the best restaurant meal you’ve had lately?

6 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #4 (The One With All The Veggies)

  1. I love kombucha – will have to be on the look out for that one! I home brew half of what I drink and buy the other half. I need to just expand my home brew because it’s so expensive… but trying the new flavors is so much fun!

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  2. You’ve indeed been very creative with the veggies. Everything looks lovely!
    I am on a huge Mexican Food kick lately. Oh and sandwiches. Pre – workout food is a tricky one. I stick to small but dense in nutrition.

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    1. Trust me, if you get them nice and seasoned, brussel sprouts are a tasty addition! And the cashew milk is great! Much creamier than regular milk, plus more calcium and lower calories! Great for overnight oats or even just drinking plain.


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