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WIAW: December 4, 2013

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Today’s day of eats is brought to you by the day after Thanksgiving!  I ate seriously good food on Thanksgiving, and I let the good food keep on rolling right into Friday (with slightly smaller portion sizes, though ;)).  Let’s take a look see at What I Ate Wednesday Friday (yes, I am getting really bad about just choosing random days of the week for these posts…oops!).

Also, fyi…I have noticed that while my pictures are never spectacular, they are especially sad when taken at my parents’ house.  Apparently my apartment has better lighting.  Who knew?!


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Breakfast consisted of cocoa overnight oats to which I added pureed butternut squash (leftover from making my butternut squash lentil loaf -sounds weird to put it in oats, but I swear you can’t taste it), peanut butter, puffed kamut cereal, and raisins.  This was the perfect way to start off my Friday, and it gave me the fuel I needed to head off to the gym for some strength training.

Mid-Morning Snack

WIAW 12413 2After my workout I did some foam rolling and then snacked on a banana…big surprise there ;).


Nasoya majorly hooked me up with some of their vegan “nayonaise.”  We’re talking nine jars.  I’ll definitely be sharing since they expire in April.  There is no way I can go through all of that, even if I do enjoy vegan mayo!

WIAW 12413 4I used the whipped variety to make one of my favorite  easy lunches: curry egg salad.  Is it ironic that I used egg-free mayo in an egg salad?  Maybe so, but hey, I like it!

WIAW 12413 5I served my curry egg salad on two rice cakes and also enjoyed some raw carrots, sugar snap peas, and a dill pickle spear.  Can everyone agree that Claussen’s are the best pickles?  This lunch really hit the spot.

Afternoon Snackage

WIAW 12413 6A giant golden delicious apple.  This is one of my favorite varieties right now.

WIAW 12413 7And half of a pumpkin pie Larabar.


WIAW 12413 9Dinner consisted of leftover butternut squash lentil loaf served on top of two pieces of toasted Ezekiel bread and doused in barbecue sauce.

WIAW 12413 8I also sauteed up some collard greens with red peppers.  Talk about deeelicious!

Evening Snack

If this counts as an evening snack…I went out to a couple of bars with my hometown friends and drank beer and shared a slice of pumpkin pie.  Then I ate some Pop Chips when I got home around 2:30 a.m.  Definitely haven’t stayed awake that late in a long time.  I must be getting old ;).

Elf for Health: Water Intake

WIAW 12413 3As a part of the Elf for Health Challenge, I tracked my water intake on Friday.  My goal was to drink at least 50 ounces, and I surpassed that be drinking over 75 ounces.  I am definitely getting a lot better about getting in my water, and I think my body is really appreciating it.

What did your after Thanksgiving Day of eats look like?  Did you find a creative way to eat your leftovers?

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  • Jessie December 4, 2013, 7:11 am
    Looks like a fabulous day of meals. I always forget about the rice cakes in my pantry. Hopefully I can remember to top them with some tuna mixture one of these days :) Jessie recently posted...WIAW: No Bake Sunbutter BallsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 4, 2013, 2:13 pm
      Rice cakes are definitely one of the most versatile yet underrated foods! You can do SO much with them :).
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl December 4, 2013, 7:57 am
    Sounds like you had a really fun Friday! I love the looks of that butternut squash lentil loaf! Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl recently posted...Spreading Holiday CheerMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 4, 2013, 2:15 pm
      It was great! I always enjoy visiting home :).
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness December 4, 2013, 8:04 am
    I usually eat leftovers cold, right out of whatever container I'm using to store them in. I love having tasty leftovers around, it makes meals so easy! I'm going to be pulling a few very late nights with finals next week, not as fun as drinks with old friends! Nicole @ FruitnFitness recently posted...WIAW – Eat the RainbowMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 4, 2013, 2:16 pm
      I remember those days...finals time is never fun, but it will be worth it!
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life December 4, 2013, 8:05 am
    I have been using the ounces tracker to track my water intake ever since that challenge. I know I always drink a lot of water, but I've never really known exactly how much! PS I think these pictures look great! Ang @ Nutty for Life recently posted...Rainbow Disconnection [WIAW #35]My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 4, 2013, 2:22 pm
      Well thank you!! And yes, keeping track of my ounces has been a good thing because I almost see it as a challenge and try to surpass by goal each day.
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien December 4, 2013, 8:15 am
    Mmmmm everything looks so yum! I'm so with you on the whole staying out late thing...now whenever I'm up at one I'm like OMG this is crazy. Alexis @ Hummusapien recently posted...What I Ate WednesdayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 4, 2013, 2:23 pm
      I know, right? I think its funny to think about how when I am normally getting into bed around 10:00, that was usually the time when I was getting ready to head to the bars during college ;).
  • Lucie@FitSwissChick December 4, 2013, 8:18 am
    I love your dinner. I need to make more toast! It's so unusual to eat toast in Switzerland, I know, weird. The evening snack sounds like pure fun! Lucie@FitSwissChick recently posted...Recipe Roundup – LunchMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 4, 2013, 2:24 pm
      That is definitely weird to hear! I love hearing about food trends and practices from different countries..it's so interesting!
  • Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon December 4, 2013, 9:01 am
    Great idea to stick some of those leftovers of pureed squash into your oats for some bulk. I am also an early nighter so I can't believe you stayed up so late! Haha. Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon recently posted...Rustic Berry GaletteMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 4, 2013, 2:24 pm
      Yes, my body was not happy about it the next day. I was exhausted!
  • Ashley December 4, 2013, 9:56 am
    You have been eating some good food!! I'm impressed you stayed up till 2:30! haha the latest I can make it lately is about midnight! Lame : ) Ashley recently posted...Pineapple Pork Fried RiceMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 4, 2013, 2:25 pm
      Trust me, that is a VERY rare occasion. And of course I still woke up fairly early the next time so I was majorly lacking on sleep.
  • Katie @ Blonde Ambition December 4, 2013, 1:42 pm
    I'm actually glad to hear you put butternut squash puree in your oats, cuz I have a ton of pumpkin puree to use and wasn't sure how to.. I might have to add it to oats!! I love that you called a night of beers your evening snack haha...I actually often do the same thing to justify a night on the town ;P Katie @ Blonde Ambition recently posted...What I Ate Wednesday – Breakfast EditionMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 4, 2013, 2:26 pm
      I put pumpkin puree in my overnight oats a lot too and it is REALLY good!!
  • Julie December 4, 2013, 1:51 pm
    How is the pumpkie pie Larabar? I tried the Snicker doodle and loved it.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 4, 2013, 2:26 pm
      It is really delicious! It most definitely tastes like pumpkin, which I of course love!
  • Stephanie @ My Freckled Life December 4, 2013, 2:23 pm
    What a great day of eats! I feel like ALL I've been eating is leftover Thanksgiving food. I need to find a way to get creative with them, because it's starting to get old! Also, way to go on the water intake!! I've gotten really bad about not drinking enough water during the day, so I'm really trying to amp that back up this winter! 75oz is awesome! Stephanie @ My Freckled Life recently posted...WIAW: Gimp EditionMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 4, 2013, 2:28 pm
      I am shocking myself by drinking that much water. I used to barely make it above 50 so I am happy that I am getting better at it. I would probably drink EVEN more if my bladder wasn't so small ;).
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats December 4, 2013, 2:46 pm
    Love all of the eats!! They look yummy! I love how you chop your banana up to snack on it, so fancy for a banana ;) hehe Jan @ Sprouts n Squats recently posted...Diary of an Intuitive EaterMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 4, 2013, 4:31 pm
      Haha! I try to keep things interesting! ;)
  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles December 4, 2013, 2:55 pm
    Sounds like a fun Friday night! And I wish I had Thanksgiving leftovers - the best thing about the day after a holiday ;-) Sam @ Better With Sprinkles recently posted...WIAW: Eating the Rainbow.My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 4, 2013, 4:31 pm
      No kidding! And for a lot of foods, leftovers actually taste better!!
  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. December 4, 2013, 6:37 pm
    I love how you slice up your banana and eat it with a fork :P And I'm so with you on Golden Delicious -- best apples, right there.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 4, 2013, 7:51 pm
      For some reason I feel like it tastes better sliced? ;) And it seems like very few people like Golden Delicious apples, but I love them!
  • Allison @ Life's a Bowl December 4, 2013, 7:07 pm
    I'm a big fan of meatloaf and so is my husband. I'm also a big fan of lentils but my husband isn't... I wonder if I could trick him into liking lentil loaf though? ;) Allison @ Life's a Bowl recently posted...WIAW: The Rainbow Minus BlueMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 4, 2013, 7:55 pm
      Haha, you should totally try!! ;) Let me know if it works!
  • Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet December 5, 2013, 1:02 am
    Pumpkin pie lara bar?! Where have I beeeeeen? Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet recently posted...WIAW# 78: Gobble Gobble!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 7, 2013, 9:53 pm
      They are seasonal and SO good! They have a snickerdoodle flavor too!

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