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What I Ate Wednesday: November 26, 2014 (Recent Eats)

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It’s Wednesday, and I am so ecstatic about this!  It has been an exceptionally busy past couple of weeks both personally and at work.  Today is my “Friday” and I could not be more ready for a very long weekend vacation.  I’ll be headed home to Iowa for Thanksgiving this afternoon to spend almost fives days with my loved ones.  Come on 1:00.  I am SO ready for ya!

Despite this Wednesday being my “Friday,” it wouldn’t be a true Wednesday without a What I Ate Wednesday post.  Today I am linking up with Jenn from Peas and Crayons to share some of my favorite latest vegetarian and vegan eats with you.  Eat on, people!  It is the season of eating, after all.

wiaw-fall-into-good-habits-buttonWhat I Ate Wednesday: November 26, 2014 (Recent Eats)

Breakfasts

wiaw 5Over the weekend I whipped up some cornbread waffles and topped them with roasted chickpeas and pure maple syrup.  I like to call it my spin on “chicken and waffles.”  I’ll be sharing this recipe come December!

wiaw 7Apple spiced oatmeal all ready for breakfasts for the week.  I’ve been loving make oatmeal on the weekends and reheating it with a little almond milk at work.  I always stir in nut or seed butter at the end, too!

wiaw 6Oh hello, acai bowl!  In case you missed it yesterday, I shared exactly how I make my weekly Acai Bowls!

wiaw 2Now that is a green smoothie!  In the mix: unsweetened vanilla almond milk, chocolate Vega One smoothie protein powder, frozen banana, frozen zucchini, and fresh kale and spinach.  I promise, it tastes WAY less green than it looks!

Lunches

wiawI have posted about these before and I am still hooked.  These taste like a healthy version of hashbrowns.  In other words, dip them in ketchup and eat them for any meal.  I am not normally a huge pre-packaged food kind of girl, but the ingredient list on these is awesome!

wiawThis is definitely one of my favorite recent lunches.  I heated up a vegan apple and sage Field Roast sausage dipped in mustard, a “baked sweet potato” topped with cinnamon, and steamed broccoli.  Talk about simplistic perfection.

Dinners

wiaw 2My dinner a few times this past week was a bowl of chana masala served over brown rice.  I’ll share the link in a future Friday Foodie Favorites post!

wiaw 4My weird salad concoctions are continuing.  In the mix: Romaine lettuce, onions, broccoli slaw, sauerkraut, pineapple, roasted butternut squash, soynuts, and vegan chia ranch dressing.  It may sound weird, but it is strangely delicious!

sweet chili tofu 11A few nights ago, I made up a batch of sweet chili baked tofu.  I served it alongside mixed vegetables.  I should have the recipe for the tofu up sometime in early December.

Snacks

wiaw 3There is nothing wrong with a little nut butter right out of the jar… especially when it is Justin’s maple almond butter!

wiaw 3It had been a little while since I had eaten a green apple.  How I have missed these!

wiaw 4My usual nighttime snack: red grapes…

wiaw 5… and popcorn!

It is only fitting that Wednesday is all about food since I majorly have food on the brain today.  I may or may not be a tad bit excited for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.  To all of my American friends, I hope you have your bellies and sweat pants ready! 😉

Name your favorite thing that you ate this past week… and go!

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  • Jessie November 26, 2014, 1:31 am
    Eek! I'm so excited for you. Have a safe trip back home @ enjoy the time w/ your family and friends.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 26, 2014, 12:48 pm
      Thanks so much, Jessie! I will! I hope you are feeling better!
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine November 26, 2014, 6:13 am
    Chickpeas and Waffles...that is awesome ;)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 26, 2014, 12:49 pm
      I know, right? It is coming to a blog near you in December! :)
  • Joanna @Makingine November 26, 2014, 7:15 am
    At first I was really confused by the WIAW - it's FRIDAY after all (well, kinda) Sounds like both you and Eleanor have been hitting the apple oatmeal pretty hard - she loves it too! Joanna @Makingine recently posted...8 non-toy christmas gifts your children will loveMy Profile
    • Joanna @Makingmine November 26, 2014, 7:17 am
      Whoops - I think I misspelled some stuff in my 1st comment, so now it thinks I'm spam. Figures ;) Maybe I should go back to bed…. Joanna @Makingmine recently posted...8 non-toy christmas gifts your children will loveMy Profile
      • ClnEatingVegGrl November 26, 2014, 12:50 pm
        Darn Wordpress! Don't worry, I approved your "spamy" comment anyways ;)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 26, 2014, 12:50 pm
      That Eleanor is one smart cookie! I knew I liked her for a reason ;)
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul November 26, 2014, 7:44 am
    The chickpeas and waffles look so good! I'm so excited for the recipe! Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...Quick and Easy Chicken Fried RiceMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 26, 2014, 12:51 pm
      They were pretty darn delicious... perfect for a sweet/savory weekend breakfast! Or brinner. I love me some brinner!
  • Holly November 26, 2014, 8:16 am
    I love green smoothies-I'll have to try this combo!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 26, 2014, 12:52 pm
      Aren't they awesome? This is definitely the go-to combo that I follow for 99% of my green smoothies. I love it!
  • Farrah November 26, 2014, 8:23 am
    Yum! :D I have that almond butter as well and adore it! :] Your salad concoctions sound awesome! Farrah recently posted...November Blog Challenge (#20-#26)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 26, 2014, 12:52 pm
      Isn't it so good? Almost too good.... once you start, you can't stop! ;)
  • Amy November 26, 2014, 8:25 am
    Pretty and healthy dishes! I confess I have not tried a green smoothie yet, but your recipe looks delicious. Happy Thanksgiving! Amy recently posted...Pecan Sage Corn Bread StuffingMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 26, 2014, 12:53 pm
      Oh my, you need to! I know they look scary, but you can't even taste the greens!
  • jess meddows November 26, 2014, 9:39 am
    Can't wait to see the recipe for your tofu up soon, looks delicious, Hannah! :D jess meddows recently posted...Vegan Kitchen Essentials – Final PartMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 26, 2014, 12:53 pm
      Thanks so much, Jess! Look for it in early December :)
  • Skye November 26, 2014, 9:44 am
    Thanks for the rec on those broccoli pancake things! I'm going to try those out. Skye recently posted...Holiday Gift Ideas for Geek Girls (Or Guys)... and a giveaway!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 26, 2014, 12:53 pm
      Oh my gosh, they are SO good! I might be slightly addicted... ;)
  • Bethany November 26, 2014, 9:53 am
    Your meals are calling my name! Those chickpeas and waffles look inredible! Bethany recently posted...Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal BruleeMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 26, 2014, 12:54 pm
      Thank you, Bethany! I don't know how I randomly thought to make them, but I am SO glad that I did. They are perfect for breakfast or brinner!
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine November 26, 2014, 11:08 am
    Hmm... favorite thing I ate... I think it's a tie between a freakin' amazing bagel and Chipotle tacos ;) Have a safe trip back home and a wonderful time with your family! Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...A rude awakeningMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 26, 2014, 12:55 pm
      Thanks Becky! I hope you have a wonderful (warm) Thanksgiving! And major yes to both of those. I'd have a hard time choosing, too! ;)
  • Krista @ Kristie's Blue Jeans November 26, 2014, 2:20 pm
    Everything on here looks absolutely delicious! Sweet potatoes are a staple in my kitchen and I often eat them for lunch too. Have a great holiday!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 28, 2014, 8:14 am
      I eat sweet potatoes for every meal... even breakfast! They are SO good!
  • Georgie November 26, 2014, 2:52 pm
    All your smoothies look perfect! In fact all your meals look so delish! I've been visiting/working in Boston the past week so I've had some delish coffee from various cute little coffee shops Georgie recently posted...3-Ingredient Cranberry SauceMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 28, 2014, 8:15 am
      One of the best parts about being in new cities is exploring the local restaurants/shops. I hope you had a great time!
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes November 26, 2014, 4:22 pm
    Safe travels!! And heck yes to Justin's almond butter with a spoon. Is there any other way?? ;) Katie @ running4cupcakes recently posted...WIAW–ThanksgivingMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 28, 2014, 8:16 am
      The ONLY ever way I eat it is melted on a sweet potato! Oh, and in oats! ;)
  • GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth November 26, 2014, 5:23 pm
    The cookies I'm developing right now would have to be the best thing I've eaten all week. I almost wish there was something wrong with this batch so I would have to make another. So good! Happy Thanksgiving :D GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth recently posted...Dairy-Free Maple “Buttermilk” BiscuitsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 28, 2014, 8:53 am
      Now you have me seriously intrigued! I'll be on the lookout for those! ;)
  • Courtney Bentley November 26, 2014, 11:00 pm
    Yum yum and more yums! I am looking forward to your sweet chilli tofu recipe! Happy Thanksgiving xo C
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 28, 2014, 8:54 am
      Thanks Courtney! It will be coming your way soon. I hope you had a great holiday :)

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