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WIAW: November 6, 2013

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WIAW generalToday’s What I Ate Wednesday post is coming atcha featuring my eats from this past Sunday.  I almost always share my day of eats using a week day.  I think that it is nice for you to see what I eat on a typical work day, but you rarely every get to see a day of eats for a day on the weekend.  But that is about to change.  Check out What I Ate Wednesday Sunday!

Breakfast

After a 30 minute Jillian Michaels yoga DVD workout, I sat down to eat this GIANT pancake:

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I made a Pumpkin Egg White and Oatmeal Protein Pancake, which I topped off with peanut butter and half a banana.  This was seriously good.  My breakfasts on the weekend are definitely a bit more “elaborate” (if you can call this elaborate ;)) because I have a lot more time to dedicate towards prepping them.  Weekend breakfasts almost always consist of some type of pancakes, french toast, or nachos.  Nachos for breakfast?  Yes…check back tomorrow! 😉

Mid-morning Snack

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Mid-morning, I broke out my cute little festive bowl from last year and ate the other half of the banana that was leftover from breakfast.

Lunch

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For lunch, I made The Happy Herbivore’s Mexican Cabbage (with pinto beans instead of black beans) and topped it off with some nutritional yeast.

Afternoon Snackage

First up:

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I snagged a few pieces of roasted kabocha squash that I prepped up for this week.  I finally found my first kabocha of the season at Whole Foods, and thank goodness because I was really craving it!

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Next, I snacked on some sugar snap peas.  I am in love with these babies right now.  And no, I did not eat this whole bag, though if they weren’t so expensive I probably would have been tempted to! 😉

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I also drank a strawberry Zevia…

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…and snacked on a Divine apple dipped in sunflower seed butter (yes, I forgot to take a picture until I was half way through the apple).

Dinner

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Dinner was two slices of a Butternut Squash Lentil Loaf (recipe to come!) dipped in barbecue sauce and served alongside sauteed rainbow chard and mushrooms.  Seriously, this was darn good.  Ah heck, I am going to go ahead and say it.  This was damn good! 😉

Evening Snacks

I ended the night with a few snacks, including:

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fresh strawberries and grapes…

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…and (no surprise here) a baked sweet potato topped with maple almond butter…the best way to end a night!

Have a great Wednesday, everyone :).

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  • Jessie November 6, 2013, 7:07 am
    I love making lentil loaf, but butternut squash lentil loaf? Girl, you need to get that recipe posted asap. Ha Ha! Have a great day <3 Jessie recently posted...Cherry Vanilla AlmondMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 7:46 pm
      Haha, thank you!! I will do my best! ;)
  • Shel@PeachyPalate November 6, 2013, 7:47 am
    That baked potato looks hella yummy! Gota love ginormous pancakes that are bigger than your face! :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 7:47 pm
      No kidding! It seriously was!! I was loving it though :).
  • Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures November 6, 2013, 8:25 am
    YES why are sugar snap peas SO expensive? I go through a whole bag all at once and then I'm like crap, I basically just ate gold. Damn it! Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures recently posted...The Wind Under My FeetMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 7:48 pm
      I know, right? It's super frustrating! They really are like gold aren't they? ;)
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life November 6, 2013, 8:36 am
    Such a cute little festive bowl! I need to get me one of those for the different seasons. I cannot wait for that butternut squash lentil loaf recipe! I have a butt-ton of lentils right now and haven't had a butternut all season! Ang @ Nutty for Life recently posted...Grapefruits Aren’t Grapes [WIAW #31]My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 7:50 pm
      Thanks! I got it at Target in the dollar section ;). You definitely need that recipe then because lentils are amazing and it is just WRONG that you haven't had any butternut! ;)
  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies November 6, 2013, 8:45 am
    I'm no stranger to breakfast nachos -- best way to start a morning, in my opinion! Can't wait to see your recipe.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 7:50 pm
      You and I think a like! ;)
  • meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles November 6, 2013, 9:53 am
    I cannot wait for this squash lentil loaf recipe.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 7:50 pm
      It'll be coming atcha soon! :)
  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 6, 2013, 10:01 am
    How amazing is the SP and maple AB combo!? Seriously makes my brain want to explode. And remember that pic of OIAJ that you posted on IG? The one in the empty Justin's maple AB? As soon as I saw that, you're the first one who came to mind even before I saw that it actually WAS you who posted it :lol:
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 7:51 pm
      Haha! Too stinkin' funny! I think it is known to many that I have a slight obsession.. ;)
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien November 6, 2013, 10:03 am
    Soooo pumped for that butternut squash lentil loaf!!! Such a yummy day of eats :) Alexis @ Hummusapien recently posted...What I Ate WednesdayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 7:52 pm
      Thanks so much!! I'll be posting it fairly soon! :)
  • Kathy @ Food Wine Thyme November 6, 2013, 10:30 am
    I like the idea of baked sweet potato with almond butter. I got to give it a try Kathy @ Food Wine Thyme recently posted...What I Ate Wednesday # 34My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 7:52 pm
      Oh my gosh, yes! You really MUST try it.
  • Jackie November 6, 2013, 11:59 am
    Breakfast nachos!?!?!? Teach me your ways! Jackie recently posted...Back to school, sorta…My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 7:53 pm
      Check back tomorrow!! They are quite tasty, if I do say so myself! ;)
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness November 6, 2013, 12:12 pm
    I have never made a lentil loaf but now I'm thinking that needs to change, I'm excited to see the recipe! Apple and nut/seed butter is always a good snack. On the weekends my day tends to be a lot less snacky than typical work days, I think I usually eat bigger meals on the weekends. Nicole @ FruitnFitness recently posted...WIAW – not feeling wellMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 7:54 pm
      You definitely need to make a lentil loaf! I hope you'll try mine once I get it posted :). And yes, more eats most definitely happen on the weekends!
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes November 6, 2013, 12:44 pm
    I have the same problem with sugar snap peas - I would love to crunch through the whole bag sometimes but they are so darn expensive!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 7:55 pm
      Yes, and I have no idea why they are so expensive!! :( Maybe because they know people like us will buy them either way because they are so tasty ;).
  • Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog November 6, 2013, 1:19 pm
    It's always nice to switch things up and showcase the weekend eats. I find that what I eat on Saturday and Sunday really differs from what I eat during the week... and that's not always a good thing. For whatever reason, it's so much easier for me to eat healthy during the week. Just something to work on I guess. :) Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog recently posted...WIAW #54: Whoa… it’s Wednesday?!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 7:57 pm
      It is definitely much easier to eat less healthy on the weekends...likely because that is when we are most often tempted by eating out and treats!
  • Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite November 6, 2013, 2:40 pm
    Oh I love taking more time for my breakfasts on weekend mornings! And I'm totally intrigued with your bsquash and lentil loaf recipe! Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite recently posted...Treat Yo Self (or Treat Yo Dog?)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 7:58 pm
      Yes, making "fancier" breakfasts on the weekends is always fun....and EXTRA tasty!
  • Becky@TheSavedRunner November 6, 2013, 4:01 pm
    That butternut squash lentil loaf looks amazing! I can't wait for the recipe!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 7:59 pm
      Thanks so much! I'll try to post it soon!
  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate November 6, 2013, 7:28 pm
    Jillian Michaels always kicks my booty! And cant wait for your recipe! It looks a lot like your vegetarian meatloaf and I loved that! Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted...Stressed is Desserts Spelled BackwardsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 8:00 pm
      Aw, thanks so much! I appreciate that :).
  • Sarah @ Feeeding the Brain and Body November 6, 2013, 8:00 pm
    Wow, strawberry Zevia? I have to find that flavour, it sounds awesome :) That mexican cabbage looks delicious!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 6, 2013, 8:07 pm
      It is good..definitely very sweet though!
  • Khushboo November 6, 2013, 11:05 pm
    Nachos for breakfast? Butternut squash lentil loaf? Looks like we are in for some delicious recipes ;)! Khushboo recently posted...Workout Wednesday: Staying motivated…My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 8:09 am
      You betcha!! :)
  • Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate November 7, 2013, 1:55 am
    You have now idea how happy that kabocha pic made me. ;-) I'm glad you found it!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 8:11 am
      ME TOO! It had been far too long.

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