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WIAW: April 16, 2014

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It’s Wednesday!  Who is excited?  I know, I know… it’s not Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.  But, it is also not Monday or Tuesday, so that is something to be happy about.  Another thing to be happy about is the topic of food.  Food and nutrition talk both make me happy and could literally take up hours of my day and I would never get bored.  I guess that is what happens when you are a self-proclaimed foodie and have a passion for all things health and nutrition related.

So, without further ado, let’s get to the food!  I had originally intended on featuring my eats from last Wednesday (so that it would actually be What I Ate Wednesday), but I forgot to take pictures until about halfway through the day.  Instead, you are getting Thursday’s eats.  Close enough, right?

What I Ate Wednesday Thursday

Breakfast

WIAW 41614 11So that forgetfulness from Wednesday apparently carried over into Thursday.  But at least I remembered to take a picture before my green smoothie was completely gone.  This smoothie contained unsweetened vanilla almond milk, french vanilla Vega One, a frozen banana, frozen zucchini slices, a frozen strawberry, fresh kale, and fresh spinach.  It was a delicious combination.  I also downed water alongside it.

WIAW 41614 10The second part of my breakfast consisted of pumpkin cocoa overnight oats in an almost-empty peanut butter jar and topped with a bit of puffed kamut cereal.  Seriously, is there anything better?  I think not.

Mid-Morning Snack

WIAW 41614 9My streak of the banana-free mid-morning snack continued.  Instead, I ate fresh cantaloupe (my first of the year!) and strawberries.

Lunch

WIAW 41614 8Lunch was a salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing…

WIAW 41614 7…and leftover Italian White Bean Loaf from the freezer, which I dipped in barbecue sauce (of course).

Afternoon Snacks

WIAW 41614 6A couple of hours later, I snacked on some Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds mixed with raisins.

WIAW 41614 5To balance out the smokiness, I drank a black cherry Zevia.

WIAW 41614 4I snacked on an apple right before I left work.  After work I headed to a cooking demonstration at Chef^2 for an Omaha Bloggers event and sampled some delicious foods utilizing olive oils and vinegars.

Dinner

WIAW 41614 3After the event, Erin, Joanna, and I were still hungry so we headed across the street to a fantastic Omaha restaurant: The Grey Plume.  I had heard great things about it and was excited to finally try it.  We sat at the bar and ordered off of the bar menu.  We all ordered the vegetable sandwich and I had a delicious carrot-based salad on the side.  Trust me when I say that this picture does not do it justice.  It was truly fantastic and I ate every single bite.

Evening Snack

WIAW 41614 2One of the most impressive and cutest things about The Grey Plume is that as you leave the restaurant you are handed a bag of freshly-baked shortbread cookies.

WIAW 41614The card on the package states to eat the cookies in the morning.  But let’s be real.  They were definitely eaten as my bedtime snack.  P.S. Google the chef.  Pretty impressive stuff, my friends.  I feel so fortunate to live in a city with so many amazing restaurants (and so many that are vegetarian and vegan-friendly!).

WIAW generalAnd finally, it is time to announce the winners of the Zevia soda giveaway!  The five individuals winning a free 6-pack are:

Sam, Stefanie, Jordan Williams, Ange, and Jordan.  All of the winners have been contacted.  Congrats!

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  • Heather @fitncookies April 16, 2014, 6:28 am
    Ha I like how you said it's not Monday or Tuesday. Definitely something to be thankful for :) I'd be with you- who would wait until the morning to eat the cookies?! Perfect bedtime snack :) Heather @fitncookies recently posted...Angel Food Cake ParfaitMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 16, 2014, 4:10 pm
      Yes, they were the BEST bedtime snack..I definitely wished that I had some for breakfast the next morning though ;)
  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies April 16, 2014, 7:21 am
    I just came from a meeting where someone reminded me that this is my Friday! Wooo, definitely a fun surprise for someone else to tell you tomorrow is your day off when you totally forgot about it :-D I love the idea of putting zucchini slices in smoothie -- have to try that out!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 16, 2014, 4:15 pm
      That is the BEST kind of surprise!! And yes, zucchini (I froze it first) is great in smoothies! I got the idea from Alexis at Hummusapien!
  • Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie April 16, 2014, 7:31 am
    I want to eat those cookies all over again! They were so good! Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted...CurrentlyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 16, 2014, 4:21 pm
      SO good! They need to send us home with at least 3 or 4 ;)
  • Jessie April 16, 2014, 8:05 am
    What a sweet cookie package. I almost want to come to where you live just to get one... well & to meet you too of course :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 16, 2014, 4:21 pm
      Super sweet, right? If you are ever in Omaha, NE you will have to let me know! ;)
  • Becky@TheSavedRunner April 16, 2014, 8:52 am
    I need to check out that meatloaf recipe! All of your food looks great. I have been looking for a new protein powder to buy, do you like Vega One?
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 16, 2014, 4:22 pm
      I LOVE it! It is pretty pricey, but the ingredient list is awesome and I genuinely enjoy the taste. It is one of the products that I believe is worth splurging on.
  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe April 16, 2014, 10:38 am
    I love posts that document what people eat in a given day - it's so interesting! Sounds like a delicious day of eats! Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe recently posted...Banana Wheat Germ Muffins with Nutella SwirlMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 16, 2014, 4:23 pm
      I am glad to know that there are so many others out there who are fascinated by what other people eat. I find it to be SO interesting! Plus I love getting ideas from others :)
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness April 16, 2014, 4:47 pm
    It looks like a great day of eats! Your lunch looks just like what I had yesterday too. Your post work event looks like fun. I love going to cooking classes and demonstrations. Nicole @ FruitnFitness recently posted...Wildcats, School and CostcoMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 17, 2014, 7:19 am
      This was actually my first cooking class/demonstration and it was so fun! I cannot wait to go to another one :)
  • Sunnie@ModernGirlNutrition April 18, 2014, 12:07 am
    BBQ sauce on everything!! :) Love reading your WIAWs
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 18, 2014, 2:58 pm
      Haha, I am glad you agree with me on the BBQ sauce thing. It sure is a favorite of mine :)

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