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WIAW: October 22, 2014 (Recent Eats)

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Happy Wednesday, veggie lovers!  Today is not just any Wednesday, though.  Today also happens to be the anniversary of when Jeremy and I began dating!  And since we are doing the long-distance thing right now, I am going to take every opportunity that I have to send him lovey-dovey messages- including here on the blog.  There is nothing quite like letting thousands of people know that you sorta kinda like your boyfriend 😉

des moines 3So to my awesome boyfriend: Happy Anniversary and I love you!

Alright, enough of that mushy stuff.  Let’s get to the goods, aka the food!  I’m linking up with Jenn from Peas and Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday!

wiaw-fall-into-good-habits-buttonWhat I Ate Wednesday: October 22, 2014 (Recent Eats)

recent eatsA delicious bowl of squash and corn chowder that I’ll be sharing more about in my Friday Foodie Favorites post this week.

recent eats 14Apples and peanut butter.  Is there any better combination?

recent eats 13The acai bowls are still going strong… and somehow taste better every time that I make them.  Is that possible?

recent eats 12Does anyone else tend to forget about kiwi?  It is not my favorite fruit, but I do like it and it is really good for you.  I picked up a bag of them at Trader Joe’s over the weekend and have been working my way through it in the evenings.

recent eats 11Friday nights have become giant salad nights for me.  This one had red and green lettuce, tomatoes, red peppers, onions, sauerkraut, roasted butternut squash, soynuts, and vegan chia ranch dressing.  I must admit that I was kind of missing my usual pineapple on this one.

recent eats 10I am obsessed with these drink mix packets from Wal-Mart (of all places!) and I think this is my favorite flavor.  I used to be a major Crystal Light junkie because it helped me drink more water each day, but I switched over to these since they are sweetened with stevia.  If Wal-Mart has stevia-sweetened drink mixes then I figure they have to be making their way to other stores too, right?  I sure hope so!

recent eats 9These were the most amazing potato and bean mole tacos from Kitchen Table from my dinner date with Jordan, Joanna, and Erin.  On the side was a delicious salad with a spicy cilantro dressing.  Everything was so good, as always.  I cleaned my plate!

recent eats 8I am still so obsessed with blue corn tortilla chips.  They make for the perfect snack with salsa or as an awesome accompaniment to a meal.  I ate these with the soup up above and it was a tasty combination.

recent eats 7I loved the buffalo tofu wings I shared in my last FFF post so much that I had to make them again.  I served them with vegan chia ranch, a pickle, and steamed brussel sprouts.  I think this was my favorite meal last week.

recent eats 5This time around I used a new-to-me buffalo sauce that I found at Whole Foods.  It was spicier than I am used to, but very good.

recent eats 6I also love the ingredient list that it has.  How awesome is the side of the bottle?  I love that it says it contains “no crap!” 😉

recent eats 4My dinner several times this past week was my Butternut Squash Lentil Loaf.  I made it with pumpkin instead of butternut squash and topped it with sundried tomato ketchup.  It is so good!  I served it with a hodge-podge of mixed vegetables.

recent eats 2These are my new favorite rice cakes.  In the past I have enjoyed the Quaker brand, but these are so much better.  They are crunchier, more flavorful, and they are non-GMO and organic.  They also cost about twice as much.  But I suppose I can splurge on them every now and then.

recent eats 3As far as bars go, this is definitely one of my absolute favorites.  The sweet/salty combo is the best!

recent eats 3This night time snack is still going strong: a “baked” sweet potato in the microwave topped with Justin’s maple almond butter.

recent eatsA random breakfast bowl made from leftovers out of my fridge, including: leftover runza filling, black beans, roasted butternut squash, red peppers, and onions all topped off with sriracha and a fried egg.  I love when random creations turn out so. good.

Have a great Wednesday, friends!

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  • GiGi Eats October 21, 2014, 11:50 pm
    Everything I eat is a favorite eat! LOL! I jut went to a new Shawarma joint today, UHHHHH YESSSS PLEASE! GiGi Eats recently posted...Recipe Redux: Lets Go Skinny Dipping!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 4:29 pm
      Is it bad that I just had to look up what a Shawarma is?? You learn something new everyday! ;)
  • Jessie October 22, 2014, 1:17 am
    Can I just come and stay with you for a week? I'd love to eat some of those bean & mole tacos. Mmm!! p.s. Happy dating anniversary Jessie recently posted...Tuesday’s Meals & Hemp HeartsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 4:32 pm
      Thanks, Jessie!! And sure you can! ;) We would eat good!
  • Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen October 22, 2014, 2:45 am
    So many delicious and healthy eats! I need to try your Butternut Squash Lentil Loaf - it looks like the perfect reheatable dinner to eat during the week! :) Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen recently posted...What the do you eat!?! Alot. #WIAWMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 4:41 pm
      It reheats so beautifully! I normally make a batch on Sunday and eat it throughout the week! :)
  • meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles October 22, 2014, 5:57 am
    You are right - no better snack than an apple with peanut butter (and dark chocolate chips too! lol).. I easily had two yesterday... meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles recently posted...What I Ate Runner’s World Race WeekendMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 4:42 pm
      Isn't it amazing how that combo never ever gets old? I suppose the chocolate part helps with that ;)
  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies October 22, 2014, 6:44 am
    Totally jealous of those tacos. And that chowder -- it looks SO. GOOD. Definitely chowder season. Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies recently posted...Apple Bran MuffinsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 4:45 pm
      It SO is. I'll be sharing both links on Friday! :)
  • Heather @fitncookies October 22, 2014, 7:04 am
    Aww Happy Anniversary!! Those tacos look amazing! My favorite recent eat is hamburgers. For whatever reason they just tasted so good! Heather @fitncookies recently posted...What I eat when I am not workingMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 4:46 pm
      Burger (veggie for me) nights are definitely one of my favorites so I totally understand why!
  • Fran@BCDC October 22, 2014, 7:38 am
    Everything looks delicious, especially the soup. Yum! Fran@BCDC recently posted...WIAW~A Tale of Two Birthday Cakes (and Two Crock Pots!)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 4:48 pm
      It was SO good. I have a couple of bowls left in my freezer that I cannot wait to eat up soon.
  • Sam @ Reddy Or Knot October 22, 2014, 7:53 am
    I need to get on this acai bowl trend!! It looks AMAZING and I keep hearing about them everywhere! Sam @ Reddy Or Knot recently posted...Simple and Healthy Butternut Squash BowlMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 4:49 pm
      They are SO good!! I imagine I'll still be eating them even in the dead of winter ;)
  • Joanna @Makingmine October 22, 2014, 8:14 am
    Oh another soup for me to try! (Jeff is going to kill me, haha) And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and Jeremy!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 4:52 pm
      Thank you!!! And tell Jeff not to complain because at least he isn't cooking ;)
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine October 22, 2014, 8:41 am
    Nut butter and apples is THE BEST combo (and with sweet potatoes, so you have it covered girl! Happy anniversary! So cute! XOXO
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 4:53 pm
      Basically I just love putting nut butter on anything and everything that I can ;)
  • Molly October 22, 2014, 9:31 am
    I started making quinoa bowls with stir fry frozen veggies, sriacha, sweet chili sauce, ginger and garlic, and topped with a fried egg (egg inspiration from you). I have it for lunch or dinner about 4 times a week.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 4:54 pm
      Okay... that sounds AMAZING! Thanks for the idea. That would be so easy to make a huge batch of on the weekend and then bring with me for lunch. Is there a certain brand of sweet chili sauce that you recommend?
      • Molly October 23, 2014, 8:52 am
        We usually get whatever we can find at Hy Vee. The one we currently have is Mae Ploy.
        • ClnEatingVegGrl October 23, 2014, 7:26 pm
          Thanks! I'll check that out!
  • Georgie October 22, 2014, 9:53 am
    Wow! Everything looks delish! I'm obsessed with açai bowls recently and I don't see signs of slowing. Definitely going to try that butternut squash lentil loaf recipe. Happy Wednesday Georgie recently posted...How to Make an Açai BowlMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 4:55 pm
      Thanks Georgie! I hope you love the lentil loaf! And I agree on the acai bowls. I'll still be eating them when it is zero degrees outside ;)
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul October 22, 2014, 11:29 am
    OMG yum to all of this!! I have an apple and almond butter packed for today's snack! :D And happy anniversary! You two are so cute! Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...Finding My ChambrayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 4:57 pm
      Thanks Erin!! Great choice on the snackage. A little AB and an apple are awesome pick-me-ups in the afternoon!
  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors October 22, 2014, 11:42 am
    My favorite eats lately has been kabocha squash! It's so yummy and easy to prepare ahead of time and add to different meals. I need to try it in breakfast next! Thanks for sharing your eats and happy dating anniversary :) Sam @ PancakeWarriors recently posted...WIAW #8 – Back on Track and It Feels So GoodMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 4:57 pm
      Thanks Sam! I hear you on the kabocha. It is deeelish!
  • Molly Young October 22, 2014, 12:49 pm
    I looove Apples and peanut butter! yummy! I'm going to be looking into some of the yummy things you ate this week! I want to try them.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 4:58 pm
      I am glad you found some inspiration! I hope you find new ideas that you love :)
  • Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious October 22, 2014, 1:08 pm
    I love Lundberg rice cakes! Same as you I used to eat Quaker. They taste like cardboard to me now. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious recently posted...WIAW…Orphan Food & Injury Pity PartyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 4:59 pm
      Yes, I really do not think I will ever be able to go back to the Quaker variety. Hopefully my credit card can forgive me for splurging ;)
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health October 22, 2014, 3:10 pm
    Your food always looks so good! The pumpkin lentil loaf? Genius! Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...A Day in the Life: Hillary from Nutrition Nut on the RunMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 5:00 pm
      Thanks Sarah! You should definitely give it a try. It is the perfect comfort food for Fall and Winter :)
  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate October 22, 2014, 3:28 pm
    I bought those rice cakes form TJ's last Saturday and they are gone already...whoops! So good topped with pb and chocolate chips :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 22, 2014, 5:01 pm
      Aren't they SO good?? I haven't tried topping them wtih PB and chocolate, but there is no way that that combo could not be good!
  • GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth October 23, 2014, 8:24 am
    This is so not something I say very often, but damn that salad looks amazing! I've been loving all soups lately but it might be time to mix it up with a salad. p.s. happy anniversary :D GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth recently posted...Mexican Butternut Squash Tomato SoupMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 23, 2014, 5:19 pm
      I have been on a major salad kick lately! I always throw the weirdest ingredients in there and they somehow work ;)
  • rachel October 23, 2014, 3:04 pm
    sweet potatoes and peanut butter is a truly amazing combo!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 23, 2014, 5:19 pm
      It REALLY is! It is definitely one of my favorites!
  • Julie @ HostessAtHeart October 23, 2014, 6:41 pm
    Wow you have some amazing looking dishes! Thank you for the product recommendations too! Julie @ HostessAtHeart recently posted...Thankful Thursday #24 – FallMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 23, 2014, 7:27 pm
      Thanks Julie! I hope you found some ideas from this post :)

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