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WIAW: October 1, 2014 (Recent Eats)

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October is here already?  That is just crazy talk!  I must be honest, though.  I am quite excited that this month has arrived.  October is one of my favorite months as far as weather is concerned, and two of my best friends are marrying one another this weekend.  This month has been a long time coming!  A part of me is also secretly excited that it is almost the holiday season.  What can I say?  I am a Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas-loving girl!

But enough talk about the seasons.  Let’s get to what Wednesdays are all about here in Clean Eating Veggie Girl land: the food!

wiaw-fall-into-good-habits-buttonWhat I Ate Wednesday: October 1, 2014 (Recent Eats)

recent eats 2I am probably the only person in the world who has eaten broccoli with their breakfast.  I had some leftover in my fridge and it just sounded good at 9:00 in the morning.  I paired it with a slice of toasted Ezekiel bread topped with spicy Wholy Guacamole and two sunny-side up eggs.  This breakfast hit the spot and kept me full for hours.

recent eatsBreakfasts and WIAW posts wouldn’t be the same without green smoothies!  This one was the usual: almond milk, chocolate Vega One, frozen banana, frozen zucchini, and fresh spinach.

recent eats 4The greens don’t stop with the smoothie.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  I eat peas for a snack and I LIKE it! 😉

recent eats 3A delicious Mexican pizza for one.  I’ll be sharing this one soon!

recent eats 2It had been awhile since I had eaten tofu until this night.  I made buffalo tofu “wings” and served them with vegan ranch dressing.  A pickle happened also because… well, it’s a pickle!

recent eats 11At first glance you might think this is a weird combination.  The other day I had a random idea to dip my apple slices in hummus.  I knew that I loved the sweet and savory combination, so I thought I would give it a try.  The verdict?  Delish!  Go try it!

recent eats 5I made the best vegan tempeh BLT (or “TLT”) the other night for dinner.  It makes me hungry just thinking about it.  I served my TLT with a side of steamed brussel sprouts.  I am brussel sprout obsessed right now.

recent eats 7Last Friday night I made a tasty kale salad with a vegan Caesar salad dressing.  I topped it with onions, tomatoes, and sauerkraut.  Those may sound like weird toppings, but they were everything that I was craving.

recent eats 6This is the dressing that I used.  It is part of Whole Foods “Health Starts Here” line.

recent eats 8In addition to the salad, I roasted up a side of sweet potato fries and dipped them in sundried tomato ketchup.

recent eats 9It was another Saturday morning acai bowl for breakfast.

recent eats 13I made up a batch of vegan bean, quinoa, and veggie burritos.  I ate a couple of them for meals with salsa and froze the rest for later.  I am excited to have some quick and easy meals waiting for me in my freezer.

recent eats 10I’m going to finish off this WIAW with a delicious meal that I ate on Saturday.  I ate lunch with Erin and her husband at McFoster’s Natural Kind Cafe.  I ordered the Veggie Melt Sandwich (with vegan cheese) and a side of  brussel sprouts.  The brussel sprouts were honestly the best that I had ever eaten.  I need to learn their brussel sprout cooking secrets!

I want to close by mentioning that this is my 500th post here on Clean Eating Veggie Girl!  Crazy, right?  Time sure has flown and in so many good and amazing ways.  Thanks for following along!

Have a great Wednesday, friends!

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  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors October 1, 2014, 12:47 am
    oh Brussels sprouts are so good. I can't believe when people say they don't like them! I figure more for me though. The Mexican pizza looks yummy can't wait to get the recipe! Happy 500th post! Sam @ PancakeWarriors recently posted...Banana Chocolate Birthday Cake for MomMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 1, 2014, 4:51 pm
      I so agree! I cannot believe people do not like them. I think the majority of people who claim they don't just really haven't tried them as an adult or haven't tried ones that have been cooked well.
  • meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles October 1, 2014, 5:23 am
    Apples with hummus is quite good! I think I posted it recently but who knows, maybe it was months ago already? lol. My son loves it, makes a great snack. meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles recently posted...WIAW- October HappeningsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 1, 2014, 4:52 pm
      It was SO weird having that random craving pop out of nowhere... but I am so glad that I tried it!
  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables October 1, 2014, 6:52 am
    Everything looks so good! I should try making my husband those tofu wings. He used to love wings but now he's mostly a vegetarian, so he probably misses them! Liz @ I Heart Vegetables recently posted...A Saturday in RichmondMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 1, 2014, 4:53 pm
      Oh I bet he would love them! The buffalo flavor is awesome. I think it is my new favorite way of marinading them. I'll have the recipe link up on a future Friday Foodie Favorites post here soon :)
  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies October 1, 2014, 7:16 am
    I had a dream last night that I was snacking on a bowl of peas with hummus -- your snacks are clearly infiltrating my mind somehow. It was tasty in my dream, so I'll have to start snacking on peas now lol Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies recently posted...Slow Cooker Cheesy PotatoesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 1, 2014, 4:53 pm
      Haha, too funny!! I LOVE peas for a snack and I actually really do like a little bit of hummus stirred in. Great minds think a like ;)
  • Joanna @Makingmine October 1, 2014, 7:18 am
    Oh eggs and broccoli is a no brainer for me - that breakfast looked A+! I would have never paired apples and hummus, but it actually makes sense. I'll have to give it a try! Joanna @Makingmine recently posted...catching upMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 1, 2014, 4:54 pm
      It was the weirdest craving, but it totally worked. You'll definitely have to give it a try!
  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt October 1, 2014, 7:30 am
    You eat well! I'd love to see how you make the tofu "wings" and your tempeh blt! Julie @ Running in a Skirt recently posted...Benefits of Early Morning RunningMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 1, 2014, 4:55 pm
      I try my best! ;) I'll be sharing the link for the tofu wings on a future Friday Foodie Favorites post. I'll also be sharing a recipe for my Tempeh "TLT" salad which is the same tempeh I used for the sandwich! Both are SUPER easy!
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien October 1, 2014, 7:59 am
    I just ate a huge acai bowl loaded with topping for breakfast...totally hit the spot! PS you're def not the only who who craves broccoli for breakfast :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 1, 2014, 4:56 pm
      Acai bowls are amazing! I am shocked that it took me so long to try them!!
  • Cathy October 1, 2014, 8:30 am
    green apples w/Trader Joes Eggplant Hummus is the BEST!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 1, 2014, 4:57 pm
      Now there is a new combo for me to try! Thanks for the heads up!
  • Lish October 1, 2014, 8:34 am
    Your meals always look so good! Happy Wednesday!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 1, 2014, 4:57 pm
      Thank you so much!! I hope you Wednesday has been great so far too! :)
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health October 1, 2014, 9:33 am
    Tempeh BLT's never get old! And I think it's awesome that you eat peas for a snack. They're loaded with protein so I think it's a great option. :) Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...A Day In the Life: Julia from The Roasted RootMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 1, 2014, 4:58 pm
      I think very few people realize just how much protein is in peas. It's crazy weird, but totally cool!
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul October 1, 2014, 12:16 pm
    Happy 500th post!! I want to eat that veggie melt again. And you're not crazy, I used to put broccoli in my omelettes all the time! haha Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...Navy and White LookMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 1, 2014, 4:59 pm
      Thanks Erin!!! And yes, that veggie melt definitely needs to happen again soon!
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl October 1, 2014, 12:38 pm
    Yum... everything looks so delicious! I don't know if I've ever had broccoli for breakfast, but I've had Brussels. :) That Mexican pizza looks especially delicious. The hummus apple thing does sound crazy, but I love both, so I think I'll give it a try!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 1, 2014, 9:33 pm
      You definitely need to try out the apple/hummus combo and let me know what you think!
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine October 1, 2014, 12:45 pm
    I'm on the lookout for that dressing next time I go to Whole Foods....which will be tomorrow ;)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 1, 2014, 9:34 pm
      I LOVE it!! I hope you find it!
  • Lindsay @ The Functional Foodie October 1, 2014, 4:58 pm
    Pretty much I love that you ate broccoli for breakfast. When I'm meal planning for patients sometimes, I'm always like I wonder if it would be weird to have a side of vegetables for breakfast. If I give them eggs, usually it is acceptable because I just mix them in lol. I will have to give that apples and hummus a try. I usually just love carrots in it, but apples may give it a sweetness to go with the more savory flavors of hummus. Lindsay @ The Functional Foodie recently posted...WIAW Smorgasburg (Round 100)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 1, 2014, 9:37 pm
      I always think I am a little weird when I eat veggies for breakfast. I have been known to eat carrots in the morning too! ;)
  • Jessie October 2, 2014, 12:54 am
    Ooo la la - the acai bowl looks gorgeous! Jessie recently posted...Thinking Out Loud #4?My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 2, 2014, 9:15 am
      Thanks Jessie! And the best part was how GOOD it tasted! Those are my new favorite thing right now :)
  • Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut October 2, 2014, 9:24 am
    Man I really wish I loved veggies as much as you! I've gotten much better but sometimes I feel like a kid whose mom has to sneak the veggies in. Except I'm the one sneaking veggies in haha. Broccoli for breakfast?? No to the way! Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut recently posted...Why Would You Try to Make Money Blogging?My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 2, 2014, 10:50 am
      Haha, trust me I think it is totally weird too! It is not that often that I crave broccoli for breakfast so it is a very rare occurance!
  • Matty October 2, 2014, 10:41 am
    That apple/hummus combination isn't as weird as you think! I've even tried it. It's--good! Also love that HSH dressing from WFM. Yum! Matty recently posted...Fair Eats!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 2, 2014, 10:48 am
      I'm glad to hear I am not the only person out there with "strange" taste buds! ;)
  • Kaitlin October 7, 2014, 8:21 pm
    Acai bowls for the win! Also, I could eat hummus with a spoon so it would taste good with anything :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 8, 2014, 2:44 pm
      I hear you there! Hummus is amazing!

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