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What I Ate Wednesday: March 18, 2015

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Happy Wednesday, all!  I hope you survived St. Patty’s Day.  Mine was less than eventful.  Some working.  Some eating.  Some blogging.  And some TV watching.  That was about the extent of my day.  But I’m not complaining.  The hangover is never worth it, am I right?

By now you know exactly what happens on Clean Eating Veggie Girl nearly every Wednesday.  It’s What I Ate Wednesday time!  Let’s take a look at my eats from this past Sunday.

What I Ate WednesdayWhat I Ate Wednesday: March 18, 2015

WIAW 31515 2This was quite the combination!  I was craving two completely random things for breakfast, so I went with both.  I made a breakfast sandwich with toasted gluten-free bread, vegan Field Roast Chao cheese, strawberry jam, and a sunny-side up egg.  I loved the sweet and savory combo.  On the side I ate a dish of cooked peas.  What can I say, I am a major pea lover!

WIAW 31515 3Lunch was a delicious vegan chickpea and veggie fried rice.  I’ll have more on this tasty dish in a future post!

WIAW appleSnack #1 was a tasty sweet/sour Pink Lady apple.  It is my favorite variety right now.

WIAW green smoothieThe usual late afternoon weekend snack suspect: a green smoothie!  In the mix was unsweetened vanilla cashew milk, chocolate Vega One protein powder, flax-seed oil, frozen banana, frozen zucchini, and fresh spinach.

WIAW quesadillaDinner was quick, easy, and delicious!  I made a veggie quesadilla and served it alongside black bean salsa and fresh tomato slices sprinkled with sea salt.  The quesadilla contained red pepper hummus and zucchini, red peppers, green peppers, onions, and corn sautéed with a little bit of taco seasoning.  This was so good!

WIAW 31515My evening snack was a single-serve cacao nib banana bread muffin.  I’ll be sharing more on this next week!

There you have it!  A day of plant-based eats.  Hopefully you found some new tasty meal and snack ideas.  I hope y’all have a great Wednesday!

What is your favorite apple variety?
What have you been eating lately and loving?

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  • Kristy @ Southern In Law March 18, 2015, 2:30 am
    Pink lady or granny smith apples are definitely my faves - but lately I've been loving granny smith apples, microwaved for 20-30 seconds so they're warm and slightly soft. The weather is getting cooler here so it's the perfect warm up! Kristy @ Southern In Law recently posted...Recipe: Flourless Almond Butter MuffinsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 8:38 am
      Oh it sounds like you would love one of my favorite snacks!! I dice up an apple and microwave it for about 60 seconds. Then I top it with cinnamon, nut butter of choice, and a few dark chocolate chips. It is heavenly!
  • Joanna @Makingmine March 18, 2015, 6:21 am
    Your breakfast looks like it would be right up Eleanor's alley - if she ever gets the chance to choose what it eat, it's "peas and cheese!" Joanna @Makingmine recently posted...preparing for childbirthMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 8:38 am
      Haha that's so funny!!! She's a smart little girl!
  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets March 18, 2015, 7:44 am
    You're making me crave a veggie quesadilla. I think I know what I'm having for lunch today. Thanks for the inspiration.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 8:39 am
      You are so welcome! You can never ever go wrong with a veggie quesadilla... easy and delicious!
  • jess meddows March 18, 2015, 7:51 am
    Argh! Look at that muffin! It looks fantastic. :D
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 8:44 am
      It was SO good!! I think it will become my new favorite evening dessert :)
  • Trish March 18, 2015, 8:05 am
    That banana bread muffin looks delicious! Trish recently posted...#WIAW Post #WLS Edition {3.18.15}My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 8:44 am
      It is really tasty! I'm excited to share the recipe next week :)
  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables March 18, 2015, 8:13 am
    Ohhh that chickpea fried rice sounds awesome! And that chocolate chip banana muffin would be the perfect dessert!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 8:45 am
      Yes... both were great to eat and all on the same day. I'm looking forward to sharing the recipes for both soon :)
  • Stephanie March 18, 2015, 8:59 am
    Oh the rice looks delicious! I have been looking for more ways to eat rice! Stephanie recently posted...Blogger Opp- Baking Wizards Silicone Baking MatsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 9:34 am
      It can be so easy to forget about how delicious (and easy to make) rice is! I'm trying to incorporate it into my diet more. You can expect that recipe coming your way over the next couple of weeks :)
  • Miss Polkadot March 18, 2015, 9:24 am
    Chickpeas? Rice? Sign me up for that lunch - it looks delicious! Miss Polkadot recently posted...Very vegan at Vengo and with VivaniMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 9:31 am
      It is one of the best combos, don't you think?? :)
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine March 18, 2015, 9:36 am
    Pea for breakfast! Haha, I love you! And omg...that muffin! You kill me with the suspense! And I LOVEEEEEEEEE Fuji forever, but also Pacific Rose....but really all apples.....I never complain ;)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 10:57 am
      I'm pretty open to ALL apples, too!! Often times I pick whatever is on sale. I like to say that I do not discriminate ;)
  • Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog March 18, 2015, 10:44 am
    Man! You make even the most basic meals look pretty. I can't wait to see the muffin recipe. Looks delicious! =) Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog recently posted...Thrift HaulMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 10:58 am
      Thanks, Miranda! I hope it gives you some yummy inspiration for meals and snacks. I'll be sharing the muffin recipe next week!
  • Erin March 18, 2015, 10:49 am
    Oooh that muffin looks delicious! haha I can't get over the peas for breakfast but hey whatever works! I like jam on my egg sandwich as well. Erin recently posted...What's In My PurseMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 10:59 am
      YES for the sweet and savory combo. I love that others are loving it :) And maybe I will someday convince you of the pea thing... ;)
  • Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola March 18, 2015, 11:41 am
    I love that you had peas for breakfast. Whatever works! I have been known to have a bowl full of leftovers for breakfast in the morning from time to time. Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola recently posted...WIAW: Post-Op EditionMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 12:05 pm
      Sometimes we just crave foods that aren't "breakfast foods," right? I think it's important to listen to my body, so I usually roll with it!
  • Vicky March 18, 2015, 11:47 am
    That quesadilla looks awesome!! I never thought about having a green smoothie as an afternoon snack...I have them for breakfast when I have time to whip one up, but what a great idea for an afternoon boost of energy! I'm definitely trying that going forward :-). My favorite apple variety is the Gala apple! Vicky recently posted...Mobile Photography 101 {Part 2}: AccessoriesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 12:06 pm
      Smoothies make for AWESOME snacks! They are delicious, filling, and super refreshing. I hope you give 'em a try :)
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul March 18, 2015, 12:16 pm
    Those muffins look DELICIOUS!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 1:30 pm
      It was pretty darn tasty if I do say so myself!!
  • Marissa March 18, 2015, 12:36 pm
    What good looking meals...and so fresh! Marissa recently posted...WIAW #5: A Little St. Patrick’s Day & A Little RandomnessMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 1:31 pm
      I loved every single thing that I ate this day! Days of good eats make me so happy :)
  • TheFrugalChicken.com March 18, 2015, 1:00 pm
    I love the quesadilla! Looks good! TheFrugalChicken.com recently posted...Win a WonderMix Mixer + Meat Grinder Attachment! Enter March 18 – 24!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 1:33 pm
      It was amazing!! If you have never tried make a quesadilla with hummus, you NEED to!!
  • tiff @ love, sweat, & beers March 18, 2015, 1:18 pm
    Yum! I too love pink ladies. And now that my son loooooves peas, I find myself eating them quite often. Not complaining! :) tiff @ love, sweat, & beers recently posted...WIA on St Patrick’s DayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 1:31 pm
      It sounds to me like he a smart little fellow! I'm glad to hear it is rubbing off on you too ;)
  • Lindsay March 18, 2015, 2:29 pm
    i've been craving green apples lately, but in salads. It's the tartiness. haha. And now i want some peas thanks to this post. ;-)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 2:42 pm
      For some crazy reason I have never tried green apples in a salad. Holy cow, I feel a craving coming on! ;)
  • Sue Lau March 18, 2015, 2:36 pm
    I like apple slices with peanut butter.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 2:44 pm
      You and me both! It is SUCH a good combo. I also love apple slices with almond butter and cashew butter!
  • Dana | fresh simple five March 18, 2015, 2:48 pm
    I'm loving Pink Lady apples right now too! I picked up a bag of them at Trader Joe's this weekend and they are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Your quesadilla looks amazing! I've never made a veggie quesadilla -- I'll have to give that a try! Dana | fresh simple five recently posted...Vegetarian Black Bean BurgersMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 3:18 pm
      Yes for another Pink Lady lover! You are a good apple picker ;) And yes, you NEED to try making veggie quesadillas. They are SO easy and delicious. You'll wonder why you never do it before. I also highly recommend adding a spicy hummus. It is so good!
  • Jenni March 18, 2015, 5:13 pm
    As a fellow pea lover, I say peas are delicious any time of day! And Pink Lady all. the. way. Looks like a great day of eats! Can't wait to hear about that muffin! Jenni recently posted...Eat In, Save Dough: Top 10 Tips & Tricks for Smart Grocery ShoppingMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 5:38 pm
      I LOVE when I find other pea lovers!! I think we are our own breed ;)
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health March 18, 2015, 6:26 pm
    Yum yum yum! Everything looks so good. I'm a major pea lover too. I'm so excited for spring because that's when all the pea recipes come out! :) Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...Easy White Bean and Cabbage SoupMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2015, 7:25 pm
      Yes!! There are SO many awesome Spring-time veggies :)
  • Farrah March 18, 2015, 7:59 pm
    I love the idea of throwing chickpeas into fried rice! :D I may have to do that this weekend during my weekly meal prep! Farrah recently posted...Best Restaurants In TownMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 19, 2015, 9:29 am
      DO IT!! You won't regret it :)
  • Mary Legare Whaley March 21, 2015, 8:29 pm
    I love Pink Lady apples! They pretty much tie with Honeycrisp in my book. I love the sweet/tart/crunch of both varieties (as opposed to mealy). Fiji and Gala are great, but they're hit or miss as far as texture and sweetness. I've been eating breakfast for dinner. Eggs, pancakes, vegan sausage...I like eating light at night and eating my heavier meal for lunch these days. I want to try that Field Roast Chao cheese you mentioned---it sounds like a great addition to one of my dinner omelets. :) Mary Legare Whaley recently posted...SICK!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 22, 2015, 10:05 am
      The Field Roast cheese is SO good!! I hope you give it a try. I also love hearing about other brinner lovers out there. It is one of my favorite things and it's SO easy to throw together! P.S. You have great taste in apples! ;)

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