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WIAW: September 4, 2013

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Not only are three-day holiday weekends awesome due to the extra day off, but they are also awesome because they make the next work week shorter, too!  We have already made it to Wednesday and it seems like we haven’t even done much.  That is my kind of week! 😉  This also means that What I Ate Wednesday snuck right up on me.  I remembered to photograph my Tuesday eats (at the last minute), and am quickly (and lazily ;)) writing up this post on Tuesday night.  As a result, I apologize for the not so pretty pictures…but hey, you get the picture (no pun intended!).

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What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday: September 4, 2013

Pre-Workout

WIAW 9413 3Before heading to spin class I ate half of a banana and downed some water to hydrate.  I ate the remaining half of my banana when I got home.

Breakfast

WIAW 9413 6I ate breakfast at work.  The first part was a “baked” (microwaved) sweet potato, which I topped with PB2 peanut butter.

WIAW 9413 2I followed up my potato with a vanilla coconut milk yogurt and a white peach.

Lunch

WIAW 9413 4Lunch was leftovers from Monday night’s dinner: Happy Herbivore spicy mustard chickpeas (which I added spinach to) served over brown rice.

WIAW 9413 5I also ate a Granny Smith apple and some baby carrots and a La Croix sparkling water (unpictured).

Snack

WIAW 9413 7After work I snacked on two Wasa crackers topped with Tofutti herb and chives vegan “cream cheese” (SERIOUSLY amazing!), sliced tomatoes, and sea salt.

Dinner

summertime fried cauli rice 2Dinner was a new recipe that I made: End of Summer Veggie Fried Cauliflower “Rice.”  I’ll post the recipe soon…but not TOO soon since I have gone a bit overboard on the cauliflower “rice” lately ;).

Snacks

WIAW 9413I snacked on a veggie/hummus plate…

…some fresh cantaloupe, black seedless grapes (so addicted), and raspberries…

WIAW 8713 6…and more of this.  To say that I am a bit obsessed would be an understatement ;).

There you have it.  A food-centered Tuesday.  Now that I have started doing spin classes, I have found that on the days that I spin my appetite is absolutely ravenous.  I guess burning hundreds of calories in one class will do that to you.  I’m sure not complaining.  I am a snacker and I love it :).

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  • jessielovestorun September 4, 2013, 7:26 am
    How do you like that Vanilla coconut milk yogurt? It sounds great but I know So-Delicious products can be a bit costly sometimes.
  • Lisa September 4, 2013, 7:47 am
    I totally love these short weeks too, makes everything fly right by! Next thing we know Fall will be here, and you won't here my complaining about my love for Fall. Can't wait for that veggie fried cauliflower rice! Sounds awesome.
  • healthnutjulie September 4, 2013, 8:06 am
    YUM sweet potatoes are so good with nut butter! Have you ever tried almond butter and cinnamon on it? SO GOOD
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 4, 2013, 9:24 am
      Surprisingly, I have not tried AB on one yet...but I NEED to!
      • healthnutjulie September 4, 2013, 10:12 am
        http://healthnutjulie.com/2013/08/02/my-three-favorite-foods-combined/ <--- Do this. Right now. It changed my life :-P
  • Alexis September 4, 2013, 8:15 am
    Once again, you're blowing me away with your cauliflower rice concoctions. Can't wait for the next one!
  • Ani September 4, 2013, 8:29 am
    I love sweet potatoes with peanut butter and every time I eat one, I get the weirdest looks - it's so good!!
  • running4cupcakes September 4, 2013, 8:35 am
    I am with you on these short weeks. I actually took a day of vacation yesterday so it seems so wierd today to be reading WIAW posts!!
  • Caitlyn September 4, 2013, 8:42 am
    you make me want to eat lots of fruit and veggies. haha is that weird? i hope not.
  • Ashlee@HisnHers September 4, 2013, 9:21 am
    Tofutti cream cheese is awesome! And your tomatoes look peeeerfect!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 4, 2013, 9:26 am
      It seriously is!! This was the first time that I tried it and it is pairing SO well with the tomatoes right now!
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine September 4, 2013, 9:48 am
    Oooh I love all of the veggies in this post! It's making me ready for a farmer's market ;)
  • Deborah D. @ Its All About Me Fitness September 4, 2013, 9:54 am
    Cauliflower Rice is on my to-cook list! Waiting a bit longer until it comes down in price :) Don't forget to post your recipe, I'll be needing it soon :)
  • Erin September 4, 2013, 10:10 am
    You love that cauliflower rice girl haha!!
  • Her Happy Balance September 4, 2013, 10:36 am
    Okay, so Wasa crackers...do they actually taste good? I am not quite sold yet.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 4, 2013, 3:58 pm
      I really enjoy them, especially when topped with Tofutti or Laughing Cow cheese and/or jam!
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life September 4, 2013, 10:46 am
    Since I've been digging coconut lately, I really want to try coconut yogurt! I also love wasa crackers. They're really crunchy!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 4, 2013, 3:58 pm
      You should definitely try the yogurt. In my opinion, it is the best vegan yogurt out there.
  • Tara September 4, 2013, 11:02 am
    I agree about the long weekend! I'm already looking forward to Veterans Day in November. Those chickpeas look delicious, I will have to hop over to her blog and check out the recipe. Great job on doing spin! I tried once and almost died 25 minute in. They are so intense! Have a great Wednesday!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 4, 2013, 3:59 pm
      Spin is intense but SO addicting!! And I'm not sure that the chickpeas are on the website..I think they may only be in her cookbook :/.
  • Brittany September 4, 2013, 11:37 am
    Ahh so many bloggers are busting out the squash meals!! I gotta get on board!! YUM!
  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes September 4, 2013, 11:41 am
    I love the "short" weeks due to holidays, too! Only problem is I get confused as to what day it is all week. Love the fried cauliflower dinner!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 4, 2013, 4:00 pm
      I get confused, too! But I certainly don't complain when I realize it is Wednesday and not Tuesday! ;)
  • Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog September 4, 2013, 12:01 pm
    Leftovers for lunch are the best. Your after work snack sounds so good. It would be perfect for me because I'm always craving something crunchy and a little sweet. This would cover that in a healthy way!
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl September 4, 2013, 12:01 pm
    Loving the short weeks too! Next week will be short for me too, due to HLS..... I just thought about that. Two 4-day work weeks in a row, can't beat that! All of your eats look delicious and I've been loving the white peaches too!
  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health September 4, 2013, 12:54 pm
    i love short weeks like this one :)
  • Rachel @ Bakerita September 4, 2013, 1:01 pm
    Mmm I love Wasa crackers. I top them with Laughing Cow cheese since I'm not vegan, heirloom tomatoes, and garlic salt. Heaven!
  • Rebekah @ fitnesscreatures September 4, 2013, 1:34 pm
    Yum! Everything looks so yummy and clean :) I've been microwaving lots of sweet potatoes lately and topping them with almond butter. I added some coconut yesterday and that was a really good call. Doing spin in the morning really does make you the hungriest bear all day long. Meghan and I eat everything in site when we do spin!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 4, 2013, 4:07 pm
      Spinning is intense!! Your sweet potato creation sounds delicious. I still need to try topping mine with AB!
  • Amy @ The Little Honey Bee September 4, 2013, 2:36 pm
    Your veggie hummus plate looks perfect! I'm a big snacker too.. love it
  • Tiff September 4, 2013, 3:27 pm
    Gosh, everything looks great! I like the idea of sweet potatoes in the morning. Sweet but not gonna cause a sugar crash.
  • dailycupofkate September 4, 2013, 3:43 pm
    I have been eating sweet potatoes with pb for breakfast lately too and it sure fills me up!
  • Eating 4 Balance September 4, 2013, 3:59 pm
    I think that microwave cooking should be in a class all its own. Oh wait... it is... And I've got the cookbooks to prove it ;) Haha.
  • Alisha's Appetite September 4, 2013, 5:43 pm
    Whenever I workout in the morning I always eat sooooo much more throughout the day! I also love that you eat a sweet potato for breakfast :)
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness September 4, 2013, 5:52 pm
    It looks like you had a wonderful day of eats! I haven't tried the so delicious yogurt but peaches and sweet potato sound great for breakfast. I found I was always SO hungry when I was running a lot in training for a half.
  • Alex @ therunwithin September 4, 2013, 6:45 pm
    my popcorn girl, I always know i can count on you being my partner popcorn in crime
  • Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures September 4, 2013, 9:19 pm
    Those chickpeas look amazing! :) And yes, I'm totally ravenous when I do cycle before work.. It's crazy!
  • Life's a Bowl September 5, 2013, 6:22 am
    You HAVE TO try TJs kettle corn - it is SO ADDICTING! I made the mistake of buying it a few weeks ago and cannot go a day without it :P And sweet potatoes + PB (or PB2) are my jam, another thing that I cannot seem to go a day without!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 5, 2013, 12:27 pm
      I saw the kettle corn on your blog or twitter (I forget) and was instantly intrigued. I am a huge fan of the sweet/salty combo! I am a little afraid to buy it for fear of how addicting it sounds ;).
  • Katherine September 5, 2013, 7:04 am
    Love that pre workout banana! I can't imagine having anything else! :) I LOVE that yogurt, but it's a little pricey, so I've stuck to some other kinds, but it's so good! PB2 and a sweet potato sounds like bliss! I"ll have to give that a try!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 5, 2013, 12:27 pm
      It is pricey, so I only buy about one per week...and lately I have been finding coupons online for it!
  • blonde hair blue eyed runner September 5, 2013, 4:38 pm
    those all look like good eats! I love topping things with tomatoes, nothing better than garden ones, yum!
  • pbandrunningshoes September 5, 2013, 7:09 pm
    Looks delicious! I want that popcorn!
  • Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet September 5, 2013, 8:19 pm
    I love the coconut milk yogurts... they are so delicious and filling! :)
  • Ashley September 6, 2013, 6:55 am
    Those spicy mustard chickpeas sound fantastic! I've always enjoyed chickpeas but I've been eating way more than normal lately ... and I don't think that's going to stop anytime soon : )
  • Annie @ Natural Sweet Recipes September 6, 2013, 10:38 am
    I still haven't tried coconut milk yogurts!! I seriously need to because I love coconut milk. :) Everything looks tasty!
  • lilmissfitnessfreak September 6, 2013, 3:20 pm
    I really wish Canada sold that coconut yogurt

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