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WIAW: March 19, 2014

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I am really excited that it is Wednesday.  This week’s Wednesday is my Thursday because I am heading home to Iowa tomorrow afternoon for the weekend to celebrate my dad’s birthday and my birthday, to see my parents (and their new puppy dog!), to snuggle my doodles, and to finally spend time with the bf and some of my best friends back home.  Oh, and delicious food and drinks will be consumed, too!  It is bound to be a busy and fun weekend.  It better be since I have been looking forward to it for the last month and a half!

But before I get ahead of myself, let’s not forget that today is still Wednesday and it is time to celebrate another day of plant-based eats.  Check out What I Ate Wednesday Sunday!


WIAW 31914 10I have been bringing back the sweet/savory combo for breakfast a lot lately.  On this particular morning, I ate a toasted whole wheat English muffin topped with blueberry jam, mashed avocado, and sea salt.  On the side were some scrambled eggwhites mixed with hot sauce and black pepper.  SO good!

Mid-Morning Snack

WIAW 31914Later on in the morning I snacked on a peach.  It wasn’t quite as good as I was hoping for, but still delicious after having not eaten one in months!


I found this at the grocery store Saturday morning:

WIAW 31914 2It got turned into my lunch.

WIAW 31914 3In my giant mixing bowl (does anyone else use these for salads?) went the salad mix (cabbage, Romaine, radishes, carrots, green onions), leftover marinated and sauteed tempeh, baby carrots, and my vegan dill and ranch dressing.  It was delicious and put me even more in the mood for Summer to hurry up and get here!

Afternoon Snacks

WIAW 31914 4I re-hydrated and replenished my nutrients after a strength training workout with a green smoothie.  This one contained unsweetened vanilla almond milk, vanilla Vega One, a frozen banana, frozen cranberries, and lots of spinach.

WIAW 31914 5After a quick afternoon nap, I snacked on a sliced apple dipped in crunchy cashew butter.  I LOVE that stuff!


WIAW 31914 7Dinner was a tasty curry vegetable chili.  More on this on Friday!

WIAW 31914 6And on the side I ate 2 lightly salted rice cakes.

Evening Snacks

WIAW 121813 4Evening snacks included carrots…

WIAW 31914 9…green grapes…

WIAW 31914 8…and popcorn, of course!  I picked up a bag of this popcorn a couple of weeks ago and have been loving it ever since.  Gotta love the simplicity of the ingredient list, too!

WIAW MARCH 13Have a fantastic Wednesday everyone!

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  • Lucie@FitSwissChick March 19, 2014, 6:15 am
    So exciting you will get to spend time with your family! Ain't nothing better than that. I love the breakfast combo! jam and avocado - never thought of that!! Lucie@FitSwissChick recently posted...WIAW#54 – Swiss Food in the Swiss Alps!!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2014, 12:17 pm
      I am definitely excited! And you need to try the jam/avocado combo...sweet and savory is where it's at!
  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies March 19, 2014, 6:27 am
    Oohh black pepper popcorn! I've always liked some fresh ground pepper on my popcorn and have gotten some weird looks for it. Now everyone is catching up ;-)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2014, 12:26 pm
      You definitely were onto something with that. It is GOOD!
  • Sarah@creatingbettertomorrow March 19, 2014, 8:00 am
    It is like my Thursday too! I am taking a day off on the real Friday - :) everyone at work is so confused because I keep telling them it's my Thursday! Safe travels and fun times.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2014, 12:28 pm
      4 day work weeks are the BEST! Have a fantastic day off and weekend :)
  • Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat March 19, 2014, 8:22 am
    Ooooh...I need to look out for that chopped summer garden blend salad in the store. It sounds so good and I bet you can do a lot with it. Enjoy your trip home to Iowa! Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat recently posted...WIAW #36 – Non-Traditional PizzaMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2014, 12:29 pm
      It was really good! They have several different varieties of it, too!
  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables March 19, 2014, 8:28 am
    I love those chopped bags of salad! So tasty :) And Skinny Pop is one of my favorite snacks!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2014, 12:32 pm
      It is so good! They have a cheese flavor that I really want to try next!
  • Lisa C. March 19, 2014, 8:41 am
    I love avocado on toast! Have you ever tried Sunwarrior protein powder? If so, how does it compare to Vega?
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2014, 12:33 pm
      I have not. But from what I hear, nothing lives up to the goodness of Vega. I wish it wasn't so expensive though :(
  • Stephanie @ My Freckled Life March 19, 2014, 8:53 am
    Yumm, that chili looks awesome! I can't wait for you to share the recipe! It's especially perfect given the fact that winter just wont seem to go away! Stephanie @ My Freckled Life recently posted...WIAW: Snow Day EditionMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2014, 12:34 pm
      I know, right? I'm beginning to wonder when Spring and Summer will roll around :(
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien March 19, 2014, 9:18 am
    I was soooo hungry while I was cooking din last night that I think (okay, I know....) that I ate half a bag of popcorn. Twinning!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2014, 12:39 pm
      Haha, it's a great thing that popcorn is FULL of healthy antioxidants!! ;)
  • Becky@TheSavedRunner March 19, 2014, 10:37 am
    I can't wait to hear more about the curry vegetable chili!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2014, 12:39 pm
      It is delicious! Two days and the link will be up!
  • The Zen Kat March 19, 2014, 12:18 pm
    I use my giant mixing bowl for salads all the time. It works! I've been meaning to try that popcorn- it looks so good!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2014, 12:40 pm
      I am glad I am not the only one! They are just SO much easier to mix everything in! Plus little salads are just not for me.
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness March 19, 2014, 2:04 pm
    I'm assuming you have bough more than one bag of popcorn, a bag like that would last me two days... If I'm lucky. I love popcorn! Your breakfast sounds good! Aside from the jam part I have been having that the last two days for dinner. Have fun at home this weekend, please please post doodle pictures Nicole @ FruitnFitness recently posted...WIAW – attempting to control the hunger beastMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2014, 2:16 pm
      This will be the first time that I will see my parents' mini doodle and I cannot wait!! I'll be sure to post a picture of her!
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes March 19, 2014, 2:10 pm
    Jam + avocado. . . hmmmm interesting! :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2014, 2:16 pm
      Haha, don't knock it until you try it! If you like sweet/savory combos then you should def give it a try!
      • Katie @ running4cupcakes March 19, 2014, 2:21 pm
        Oh I wasn't knocking it at all - I am intrigued by it! I love jam and I love avocado. . I have never thought about putting the two together though. . . :)
        • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2014, 2:22 pm
          DO it!! And then let me know what you think. My taste buds might just be weird ;)
  • Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog March 19, 2014, 3:13 pm
    I use giant mixing bowls for my salads too! The vegan dill and ranch dressing sounds delicious. And love the sweet and savory breakfast combo too! Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog recently posted...WIAW: Cotton Candy Made My DayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2014, 8:07 pm
      They are the best! It's the only way to make large salads so that you can get everything in there and get it all coated with the dressing without making a HUGE mess!
  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate March 19, 2014, 3:21 pm
    I have been seeing mashed avocado on toast and english muffins a lot lately…I have to try it! And have fun in Iowa!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2014, 8:08 pm
      It is fantastic! You definitely need to give it a try :)
  • Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries March 19, 2014, 4:36 pm
    Your avocado + jam combo intrigues me! I'm going to have to try that one out! Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries recently posted...New-to-Me FoodsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2014, 8:09 pm
      It is SO delicious, Ashley! If you like the sweet/savory combo then I think you will definitely like it!
  • Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes March 20, 2014, 12:45 am
    Have a great time in Iowa with all the birthday celebrating!! And happy early birthday!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 20, 2014, 10:34 am
      Thanks so much, Ashley!! :)
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl March 20, 2014, 5:22 pm
    Definitely want to hear more about that curry veggie chili. Looks delish!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 21, 2014, 3:39 pm
      It was awesome! Recipe link is up now :)
  • Kathy @ Olives and Garlic March 20, 2014, 8:05 pm
    Seriously craving a peach now and some cole slaw. Hmmm, that gives me an idea!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 21, 2014, 3:41 pm
      Both are MUSTS, especially now that Summer is right around the corner :)

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