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WIAW: February 26, 2014- Backwards Style

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Happy Wednesday, Friends!  You have been getting some Wednesday posts from me lately, but nothing that involves a chronicle of my daily eats. It is time that I jump back in and join the What I Ate Wednesday party again.  Better late than never, right?  And to help keep things interesting, I am going to change the format up a bit.  It is What I Ate Wednesday last Saturday…backwards style!

Evening Snacks

I rounded out the night with the usual…

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…fresh fruit…

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…and some baby carrots- because I do not think that I can go a day without them.


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Dinner was from the salad bar at Whole Foods…aka one of my favorite things ever.  I met up with Joanna, Erin, Jess, and Jamie (and babies, Eleanor and Jada!) and we had a blast, as always!  In the mix: a little bit of everything delicious.  P.s. I just realized that I was with all E’s and J’s and now I’m starting to feel like I was a bit out of place with an “H” name 😉

Afternoon Snacks

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A couple of hours before dinner, I snacked on my current favorite snack: A microwaved diced apple (drain any water afterwards) topped with cinnamon, almond butter, and Enjoy Life vegan chocolate chunks.  The AB and chocolate get all warm and melty.  It is AWESOME.


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Lunch was a big bowl of barbecue vegetable stew I had cooked up over the weekend- with extra bbq sauce on top, of course!

Mid-Morning Snack

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Cuties!  Because no day is complete without them…well, unless they are out of season! 😉

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I brought back one of my old favorites for breakfast: the sweet and savory combo!  I topped a whole wheat English muffin with blackberry jam, mashed avocado, and sea salt.  On the side I ate scrambled eggwhites.


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And finally, my day started out with lots of hydration from water and a green smoothie.  In the mix for the green smoothie was unsweetened coconut milk, vanilla Vega One, frozen banana slices, frozen cranberries, frozen raspberries, and spinach!

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And there you have it!  I finally shared a full day of eats with you.  I hope I did not confuse you too much with my backwards style.  But hey, y’all are smarty pants so I am sure you followed along just fine!

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  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats February 26, 2014, 5:12 am
    Lol love the backwards style! I love that apple snack idea it sounds oh so good especially with the edition of chocolate. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats recently posted...Help me celebrate International Women’s DayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 27, 2014, 3:10 pm
      It was SO good!! And yes...the chocolate was the best part ;)
  • meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles February 26, 2014, 5:44 am
    I love Whole Foods food bar. I intend to get there this week and I already excited about it lol. And, we know I love the warm apples with peanut butter and chocolate. My winter apple bowl as I refer to it. I bet I will even eat it in the summer. So good when it gets all melty! meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles recently posted...WIAW – I Really Like Oatmeal And Ezekiel BreadMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 27, 2014, 3:10 pm
      Oh I will definitely be eating it during the Summer too now that I finally discovered it!
  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies February 26, 2014, 6:42 am
    BBQ SOUP??? Dream. come. true.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 27, 2014, 3:19 pm
      Haha, it was good...I wasn't going to post the recipe because I didn't love the pictures..but might have to anyways.
  • Jessie February 26, 2014, 6:50 am
    Have you shared the recipe for your BBQ stew yet? It looks delicious & perfect for a night where all i wanna do is curl up on the couch w/ a good movie Jessie recently posted...The Day I Almost Turned Into PopeyeMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 27, 2014, 3:20 pm
      I have not, but I just might have to! ;)
  • Heather February 26, 2014, 7:32 am
    Looks like a great day of food. Heather recently posted...Quilting WednesdayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 27, 2014, 3:20 pm
      It certainly did not disappoint!
  • Becky@TheSavedRunner February 26, 2014, 10:50 am
    That barbecue vegetable stew looks delicious! You should share that recipe!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 27, 2014, 3:21 pm
      Haha, a lot of people seem to think so! I wasn't going to because I didn't love my pictures, but maybe I will anyways!
  • Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog February 26, 2014, 10:52 am
    Love the idea of reversing WIAW! First off, so great meeting you on Saturday - mmm...still thinking of that Whole Foods salad. I can't believe I ate that entire gigantic thing. I love your snack of baked apple, almond butter and chocolate chunks - sounds delicious! Think I'm going to need to add that to my snack rotation :-) Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog recently posted...WIAW: Good Luck CharmsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 27, 2014, 3:21 pm
      It was so awesome meeting you too!! And of course WF salad bar never disappoints! Let me know if you try the apple snack..it's awesome!
  • Stephanie @ My Freckled Life February 26, 2014, 12:15 pm
    I'm always so envious when I see pictures of a Whole Foods Hot Bar meal! The closest Whole Foods is a good 1.5 hours away from me, so I literally haven't been in years. YEARS! That's just depressing!! So many good things!! All of your eats look delicious though, as per usual!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 27, 2014, 3:22 pm
      I totally understand. Before I moved to Omaha I was 3 hours away from the nearest one...talk about sad :(
  • Lauren @ ihadabiglunch February 26, 2014, 12:17 pm
    I'm liking the backwards style! It definitely changes things up. Your breakfast is nuts!! Avocado and jam? I'm a fan of the sweet/salty combo but this is taking it to a whole new level! haha Lauren @ ihadabiglunch recently posted...WIAW: the flood and the foodMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 27, 2014, 3:23 pm
      Haha, it is SO nuts, right? But also SO good!! Give it a try :)
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien February 26, 2014, 12:25 pm
    OKAY--I'm totally trying that microwaves apple and almond butter dealio! And the blackberry jam + avo combo sounds unreal! Love the backwards style :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 27, 2014, 3:23 pm
      Both combinations are SO awesome. I am pretty sure you would definitely love them both. Let me know if you try 'em out! :)
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness February 26, 2014, 2:40 pm
    Okay I need to try that warm apple, nut butter and chocolate combination! Your full day of eats looks good. I have been eating popcorn every night, such a good snack! Is that the cotter BBQ stew? Nicole @ FruitnFitness recently posted...WIAW – trying to change my routineMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 27, 2014, 3:24 pm
      It is not, but I have made hers and it was fantastic so I definitely recommend it!
  • Amy @ Long Drive Journey February 27, 2014, 5:58 am
    Microwave apples are the bomb.com. It is amazing. They're also good with whipped cream and a bunch of stuff that's not so good for you, haha, but I like what you did with them! Amy @ Long Drive Journey recently posted...Thinking Out Loud #4My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 27, 2014, 3:26 pm
      Haha, oh I can only imagine ;). I just recently discovered them so I cannot wait to try out some new combos!

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