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What I Ate Wednesday: Back in the Game

By Amber 7
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As mentioned in my New Year’s Resolutions, What I Ate Wednesday is back in full effect!

Thanks to Jenn at Peas & Crayons for hosting the shindig.

Let’s get started, shall we?

6Breakfast: Multi-grain Cheerios mixed with strawberry greek yogurt Honey Bunches of Oats
w/ unsweetened vanilla almond milk & a cup of island coconut coffee
with cream & stevia plus about a gallon of ice water.


Snack #1: A clementine w/ a handful of roasted almonds


Lunch: Chicken & Veggie wrap w/ bell pepper, spinach, celery, cucumber,
rotisserie chicken, and a drizzle of spicy honey mustard served alongside another clementine
and an unphotographed peanut butter spoon. Oh, I also drank tons of ice water.


Snack #2: A small honeycrisp apple w/ even more ice water.

8Supper: Some better than it looks, made from scratch turkey & dumplins!
This was my husband’s grandmother’s recipe made by my MIL.
So.flipping.good. on these freezing cold nights!
Plus, you guessed it, more ice water!
I totally should’ve eaten a side salad with this, but I didn’t 🙁

photoDessert: Almond butter & another small honeycrisp apple…and more ice water.

1517877_10153713398825574_446046577_nLate night snack: Baby toes!

So, it’s very obvious from today’s eats that I need to be better about prepping vegetables. For snacks, I tend to grab things that are easy to eat, like fresh fruit, but I’d probably up my veggie intake and snack on them if I prepped them ahead of time. That’s my goal for next week.

Getting to know you…

Do you prep your veggies?

What’s your favorite snack?

Do you like dumplings?

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  • I definitely don’t prep my veggies as much as I should, but I always try to make sure I have one or two in my lunch and another one or two in my dinner minimum! Your whole day looks quite tasty, though! That little man is adorable!!!

    • amber
      January 10, 2014

      Thank you, Jen! Owen is the light of our lives for sure 🙂 Making sure to have a minimum of one veggie during lunch or dinner is a good plan! I think I’m going to make that my goal starting now!

  • Julie
    January 8, 2014

    I don’t prep very many veggies. Usually, it’s just greens. I go veggie heavy at dinner. Not sure if that’s best, but it’s what works for my schedule.

    I am totally guilty of eating and wanting multiple apples per day. With nut butter of course.

    • amber
      January 10, 2014

      OMG. When Honeycrisp apples are in season and are the size of your head?!?

  • Mia
    January 9, 2014

    I’ve missed so many posts! I just read them all, but it seems silly to comment on each of them at once! I’m so glad you’re back! Most of my veggies come in the form of salad, plus the occasional sauteed or roasted broccoli/brussels sprouts/carrots. I am too lazy for anything else – and I don’t like vegetables enough to bother. When I’ve got broccoli, I do try to chop some up and rinse it in the morning to eat at lunch. I don’t like it, but it makes me feel good about myself/eat less crap at lunch/feel better about myself because I ate less crap at lunch.
    What sort of person DOESN’T like dumplings? Sounds like someone I could not be friends with. I’ve made dumplings twice – once they were horrendous, and once just okay. So if your MIL wants to come to St. Louis and whip some up, she is always welcome 🙂

    • amber
      January 11, 2014

      Ha! My FIL *loathes* dumplins. He’s cray cray. Have you tried roasting broccoli? It’s awesome! I hate raw broccoli, but love it cooked. But I love raw carrots and hate them cooked. Blech

      • Mia
        January 13, 2014

        I have roasted broccoli. I do it pretty frequently – a little olive oil and garlic, plus some basil and a squirt of lemon juice when it comes out of the oven. Honestly, though, I think it tastes pretty similar to broccoli sauteed with the same stuff – and that’s much quicker. Carrots though – I can only eat them cooked or julienned very thin in salads. Raw carrots (like a lot of veggies) always taste dirty to me.