What I Ate Wednesday

When I first began the “WIAW” posts, I promised you I would eventually give you a “What I ate at happy hour” or What I ate Saturday night”… just to show you I’m a normal person too!

So here it is… last Saturday…

Oatmeal with pepitas

I always wake up early and go buy my week’s worth of veggies and fresh mangoes at the Alabang Saturday Market.  This is a wonderful gathering of local vendors who sell organic produce, freshly-baked artisan breads, fresh fish, and specialty food products.  I never, ever miss it.  Before I went, I ate a bowl of oatmeal with pumpkin & sunflower seeds, and almond milk on the side.  The kids and I had a “running date” afterwards and I always need to eat before working out.

We’re toying with the idea of entering a 10K race… but it’s only 2 weeks away, so we wanted to see how actually running 10K felt.

Green protein smoothie

… it felt LONG!  And HOT!!  After the run, the kids jumped in the pool and I made my green smoothie, this time with coconut water instead of almond milk, and protein powder for an extra boost.  So refreshing!

Banana oat cookie with chocolate peanut butter

Along with this I ate 2 banana oat cookies with chocolate peanut butter.  Yes, I did eat the first one before remembering to take the picture… I was hungry!

Champagne

Theda and I went to the mall afterwards for some girl time.  Such a lovely special afternoon this was!  After some shopping, we had lunch at a cute bistro.  We had fun drinks, and then I ordered portobello mushrooms on toasted ciabatta.

Mushroom toast

This is what I got… it was good, but I was so surprised it wasn’t styled with a salad or something.  Just sayin’…

I have to say I wasn’t quite full afterward, and found myself snipping over at Theda’s rhubarb crumble for dessert… she is a sweet, generous girl!

The Expat Dietitian

We then shopped til we dropped, and headed home to relax a bit before the rest of the family was ready to gather in the kitchen for “happy hour.”  We often do this on Saturday-  get together, have some heavy snacks, talk & laugh about everything, and pretty much ruin our dinner… in the best way possible!

Cheesy Kale Chips

Cheese board

I cherish these family times together and will hold dear the conversations that we have over the kale chips and cheese board (or whatever it happens to be that night.) So my dinner was random amounts of cheese, bread, white bean dip, nuts, tomatoes, roasted beets, and kale chips. And that gorgeous rose champagne you see on the opposite side.

Chocolate coconut freezer fudge

My family unashamedly loves dessert, and we really never end a meal without something sweet.  Saturday night it was my freezer fudge… I’m refining the recipe so I can give it to you, but meanwhile we are all happily taste-testing.

Here’s to memories of last weekend, and looking forward to next.  Happy Hump Day, everyone!

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