After last week’s more serious tone, for this What I Ate Wednesday, I thought I’d do something a little different and FUN for today’s showcase of eats. On Monday, I set out to see how many different “lettered” foods I could incorporate in a day. Note: To do this, I did consciously plan some of my meals, but I didn’t go get any groceries to complete the challenge. Hence, this was a day of eats using what I had on hand!
Breakfast: Coffee with Milk (x2). How great is this Steve Jobs’ quote on the cup?! I am LOVING some french press right now.
Oatmeal with Blueberries, Banana, Flax seeds, Chia seeds, Jelly, Goji Berries, Yogurt and Peanut Butter.
Kale + Spinach salad base, massaged with Olive Oil and Lemon Juice, and topped with Quinoa, Nutritional Yeast, Hemp Seeds, Hummus, Eggs, Carrots, Tahini, Sunflower Seeds, Goat cheese, and Apples with (Balsamic) Vinegar for dressing. And a side of Ice water.
I don’t even know how to describe this combo of flavors. I washed that down with some Kombucha. I thought I would love this flavor (mojito lover over here), but I actually like the strawberry acai coconut flavor from Kevita better.
Afternoon Snack: 2% Yogurt (I added cocoa powder to it) and a Rice Cake with crunchy PB and a Date (had to include a “D” food somewhere!). Note: the higher fat you get in your yogurt, the better-tasting and creamier it is. I’ve found that I can eat plain yogurt straight up like this because it’s so filling and flavorful, but with the skim/no-fat ones, I always need to add peanut butter or some crunch.
Whole Wheat Pasta, topped with Zuccini, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Broccoli and Parm Cheese.
I had some of CCK’s Cookie Dough. This stuff is like crack. I eat it in a more voluminous way than peanut butter, that’s for sure. I also made Davida’s strawberry cheesecake balls, except I used goji berries 🙂 They are DELICIOUS. You should make them now.
Isn’t it gloriussss that healthy foods have such variety in their names, with different letters? This was actually a fun self-challenge to see how many different things I eat in a day – next time, maybe I’ll try it with colors.
As long as I counted right, I had 25 of the 26 alphabet letters included. I fell short on “U.” I actually struggled with “F” before realizing I had flax seeds. I counted “I” for ice, because I didn’t have any ice cream on hand, and I couldn’t think of any other “I” foods! Do you have any usual suspects for those letters?
How many letters do you think you could reach in the alphabet?
Tell me the best thing you ate this week.