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WIAW: August 20, 2014 (Recent Eats)

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Happy Wednesday, friends!  How is your week going so far?  Mine has been busy, to say the least!  I work in higher education and August is definitely our biggest month with the Fall term start right around the corner.  I am slightly exhausted and a bit tired of technology at the moment.  It sure is tough to get away from the computer when you are a blogger though, right?  I am hoping to sneak in a couple of computer-less hours this evening.  Until then, let’s look at something that make us all happy: delicious vegetarian food!wiaw 5My Everything bagel veggie sandwich happened again while I was at home over the weekend.  This one included humus, Vegenaise, spinach, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, and sauerkraut.  I am telling you, there is nothing better!  I also ate a dill pickle spear and some carrots on the side.

wiawNot only have I been seriously loving on cantaloupe lately, but I snatched up a fruit that I had not eaten in over a year: kiwi!  While it is definitely not one of my top 5 favorite fruits, I really do enjoy kiwi.

wiaw 2I am starting to think that maybe my blog should turn into a blog about popcorn.  Or maybe I should make it my goal to try every single brand/flavor out there?  Either way, it is definitely known that I am a popcorn lover.  I tried this new-to-me brand from Target a few days ago and really loved it.  The ingredient list is great too!

wiaw 4Tortilla pizzas for one are back and better than ever.  I haven’t had a ton of energy for cooking lately, so this has been the perfect solution!  This one had sauce, spinach, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, pineapple, and sauerkraut.

wiaw 3And if that was not enough veggies already, I ate some cooked frozen peas on the side!

honey vanilla almondsMy mom made a special request when I was home last weekend.  She wanted more of the Red, White, and Blue Almond Trail Mix that I made for the Fourth of July.  This time I used the Honey Roasted Vanilla almonds from Blue Diamond.  We loved it!

recent eatsA (vegan) burger night with a side salad.  Sometimes there is just nothing better!

recent eats 2A delicious weekend breakfast: toasted Ezekiel bread topped with peanut butter and cinnamon.  And of course, fresh cantaloupe on the side!

recent eats 3This isn’t exactly something that I ate, but I just have to point out my new water drinking strategy.  I buy a new 50 ounce bottle of water each week and try to refill it in an attempt to drink two bottles each day.  So far so good!

recent eats 4Buffalo cauliflower wings dipped in ketchup and a side of peas.  So good!

recent eats 5A veggie sub from Subway is the perfect travel food on my five hour drive home!

recent eats 7I have also recently been making an attempt to eat myself through all of the green peppers and tomatoes that my dad gave me from his garden.  You can never eat too many, right? 😉  I have the best dad!

I’m linking up with Jenn from Peas and Crayons today for What I Ate Wednesday!

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  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables August 20, 2014, 6:44 am
    Ohhh I want to try those cauliflower wings! I think my husband would love them. Thanks for sharing the link!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 20, 2014, 9:54 am
      They are awesome! I made them for my boyfriend and me and we went through almost two heads of cauliflower! ;)
  • Leigha @ The Yooper Girl August 20, 2014, 7:45 am
    That bagel looks like it's from a restaurant! Yum. I'm thinking about going vegetarian, so I might be coming to your blog more often for ideas! :) Leigha @ The Yooper Girl recently posted...Utah – The Food!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 20, 2014, 9:55 am
      The vegetarian lifestyle is a seriously delicious one! You will find plenty of yummy and healthy recipes here too! Let me know if you ever have any questions about transitioning.
  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies August 20, 2014, 7:49 am
    I usually buy a 6-pack of the 1-L Smart Water bottles when I go to the store. I try to drink a whole bottles worth before I get to work, and then I refill it and try to drink another bottle between breakfast and lunch and then lunch and dinner to get at least 3 L in. Apparently I'm a thirsty girl, because I usually drink at least one more L before bed. Something about drinking it out of a bottle just makes it so easy to get a lot of water in!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 20, 2014, 9:57 am
      It is SO much easier out of the bottle! It's also easy when you set up a challenge for yourself. It amazes me that I am sometimes even over the 3 L mark because I used to not be a water drinker at all. I don't think it helps that I have a bladder the size of a pea because I am going to the bathroom alllll the time now!
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl August 20, 2014, 8:07 am
    I love kiwi too, but don't eat them near enough. I love your water strategy... I'll have to give that a try!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 20, 2014, 9:58 am
      You definitely should! I find that challenging myself makes it a bit easier to drink more water. I am, unfortunately, not a huge water drinker by nature.
  • Joann @Makingmine August 20, 2014, 8:35 am
    Do you have an air popper? Jeff and I got one for our wedding and we use it at least once a week! Popcorn is the BEST snack! Joann @Makingmine recently posted...one word wednesday: wonderMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 20, 2014, 2:14 pm
      I do!! And I LOVE it! I used to make that allll the time but I have been so obsessed with a few of the brands of bagged popcorn lately that I had kind of forgotten about it... oops ;)
  • Jessie August 20, 2014, 8:51 am
    Bagel sandwiches will always be better than any sandwich on regular sandwich bread :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 20, 2014, 10:01 am
      You are SO right! I am so glad I finally discovered them!
  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes August 20, 2014, 9:48 am
    I just tried those Simply Balanced products last weekend! You should try their tortilla chips (the rolled up ones) - they are really healthy and SOO good. I'm serving them at my hubby's birthday party this weekend. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes recently posted...Caramel Macchiato Soft Serve Ice Cream #icecreamweekMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 20, 2014, 2:16 pm
      Thanks so much for the suggestion! They sound amazing so I will definitely grab a bag when I am at Target next. I try not to go there toooo often because my credit card doesn't like it ;) Have a great party!! :)
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul August 20, 2014, 11:19 am
    Popcorn is the best!! I also love everything bagels. It has been so long since I've had one. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...Wilted Balsamic Kale Salad – #BlakesPairingMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 20, 2014, 2:25 pm
      Well I think you need to change that! I buy mine at Whole Foods and they are SO good!!
  • Sam @ Reddy Or Knot August 20, 2014, 11:38 am
    Why are bagel sandwiches just so delicious!?! Drooling after that very first picture! haha Sam @ Reddy Or Knot recently posted...WIAW 21 Day Fix Meal PlanMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 20, 2014, 2:26 pm
      I know, right?? It is a problem... but a good one! ;)
  • Kate August 20, 2014, 2:02 pm
    Everything bagels are so dang good. Especially with plain cream cheese or tuna. Your eats look great!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 20, 2014, 9:02 pm
      Everything bagels are definitely one of the best things! I love how versatile they are too :)
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes August 20, 2014, 3:07 pm
    That kiwi looks amazing. And I am going to have to look for that popcorn the next time I am at Target!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 20, 2014, 9:03 pm
      You most definitely should! I really love it :)
  • Allison @ Life's a Bowl August 20, 2014, 3:14 pm
    Subway veggie subs have been a consistent pregnancy craving and one of the few ways I can stomach veggies. Yum! And I can't get enough cantaloupe - so sweet, so delicious!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 20, 2014, 9:04 pm
      I hear that a lot about pregnancy... it'll be interesting to see what I eat someday when I am pregnant ;) haha
  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 20, 2014, 4:21 pm
    That trail mix is basically my idea of perfection. I take a baggie of cinnamon almonds, jumbo raisins, and chocolate chips with me pretty much everywhere I go! Amanda @ .running with spoons. recently posted.... WIAW… a day isn’t complete without… .My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 20, 2014, 9:05 pm
      Um, yum!!! I definitely need to try it out with cinnamon almonds now. That sounds awesome!
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien August 20, 2014, 4:50 pm
    That buffalo cauli is SO dreamy! How have I not made that yet?!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 20, 2014, 9:06 pm
      It is SO good!! You should definitely give it a try soon!
  • Dana @ Dana's B.S. August 20, 2014, 9:38 pm
    Buzzfeed posted a video of the 6 fruits you're eating wrong and I remembered your cantaloupe post. Kiwi is one that they have in the video and it's pretty nifty! http://www.buzzfeed.com/christopherguerrero/fruits-youre-eating-wrong Dana @ Dana's B.S. recently posted...Award Winning Mango Habanero SalsaMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 21, 2014, 2:26 pm
      That is so stinkin' awesome!!! I was seriously amazed by all of those, especially the kiwi and the orange!
  • GiGi Eats August 20, 2014, 10:02 pm
    I CANNOT remember the last time I ever had a bagel, but MANNNNNN yours looks soooo flipping amazing and fresh and fluffy!! GiGi Eats recently posted...Enjoy These Bananas on a HammockMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 21, 2014, 2:50 pm
      And the funny thing is that it was frozen and I thawed it out the night before... it still tasted amaaaazing!
  • Giselle August 21, 2014, 10:06 pm
    Yum! Love garden fresh veggies!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 22, 2014, 8:43 am
      Aren't they the best? I'll definitely be missing them once Winter rolls around :(

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