“What I Ate Wednesday” (WIAW) is a very, very common feature among food bloggers, nutritionists, dietitians, and the like. Maybe seeing what other people eat appeals to our voyeuristic nature, I don’t know. Maybe blogsPintrestInstagramFacebookTwitter appeal to our voyeuristic nature… probably more like it.
I like this feature because it gives my readers a realistic picture (literally!) of how I eat, day in, day out. It’s not perfect by any means (take a look at what I ate on vacation), but in general it’s a pretty consistent plant-based, whole-foods diet, with a
little lot of dark chocolate thrown in there for good measure. Please notice the quantity and frequency of my food intake… I am not starving myself here!! I get hungry a lot due to all the working out and kids’ activities and whatnot, and, as my family will attest, “Momma is not a good hungry person.” Hence all the lovely, frequent meals and snacks… take a look at yesterday:
I woke up super early for some reason (still jet-lagged??) and did 30-minutes of circuit training before waking the kids up for school. So excited for my Bootcamp classes to start next week! After that I slurped some fresh buko juice right out of the coconut and ate some cranberry walnut bread and a hard-boiled egg.
About an hour and a half later, I went for a run with a friend. Running with her makes me feel like a basset hound running next to a greyhound, given our comparative speeds (she slows down for me,) effort, and grace. My legs were beat when we finished, and after cooling down, I wanted something more substantial than my chia breakfast pudding that I had planned. So I dumped it into my Vitamix along with some frozen banana slices, a tablespoon each of cocoa powder and peanut butter, and a bit more almond milk. Voila! My first smoothie bowl! I know, I know… I am at least 6 months late to the smoothie bowl party… but given that I’m about 15 years late to the blogging world, I reckon I’m catching up…
Lunch was graciously provided by a dear friend. Although my iPhone pictures do not do it justice, this was the most delicious coconut ginger soup I’ve ever tasted. Light, creamy, perfectly ginger-y… I exercised uncommon restraint to not pick up the bowl and lick the last few drops out of it. We also had pita, hummus, & fruit to finish off our meal.
Later that afternoon I made vegan brownies which may or may not have black beans in them. I may or may not have eaten several chocolate chips and pecans whilst making said brownies.
Dinner was my new food crush: black rice & pecan burgers with cilantro-chili cashew cream (and hot sauce drizzled on top, because hot sauce is good on everything- except maybe the brownies.) I simply cannot get enough of these bad boys and have probably had them at least 4 times in the past week alone. Both the burgs and the sauce are definitely blog-worthy, so watch for them soon. I also roasted some sweet potatoes which I may or may not have imported from the U.S. in my suitcase… shhhh. I was sad about the roasted broccoli because what you see on my plate was truly all that was left in the serving bowl by the time it came around to me. You’d think I would be happy that my family had scarfed it up… but food selfishness is something I am working on. Kidding!! I still wanted more, though.
Yes, we all had the brownies after dinner and no one said anything about the black beans that may or may not be in there.