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What I Ate Wednesday: April 22, 2015

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We made it to Wednesday.  Therefore, we are almost halfway through the work week.  Just typing and reading that makes me feel better about the day already.  I hope that your week has been going great and that you have been eating plenty of delicious food!

Today I am linking up for What I Ate Wednesday to share a day of eats from this past Sunday.  Be sure and head on over to check out the link-up and see what everyone else has been munchin’ on!

What I Ate WednesdayWhat I Ate Wednesday: April 22, 2015

WIAW CarrotsSunday morning began with a little food prep, including cutting up an endless amount of carrots.  I enjoy baby carrots, but I think that whole carrots taste the best.  Therefore, I put my poor hand through lots and lots of chopping.  As a reward, I snagged a couple of carrots to tide me over until breakfast.

WIAW acai bowlBreakfast was… you guessed it!  A homemade acai bowl.  I topped it off with frozen mixed berries and a gluten-free quinoa and chia seed cereal.

WIAW lentil chipsOftentimes on Sundays, I fill my day with recipe creation and photography.  I made a delicious Tomato, Onion, and Artichoke Chickpea Salad that I served alongside baked lentil chips.  I snacked on several of these while I was photographing.  I needed fuel, right?

WIAW Chickpea Salad ChipsAnd there she is!  Once I finished photographing the dish, I dug into a bowl of it for lunch, along with more lentil chips.

WIAW apple peanut butterThe salad held me over for a couple of hours until I cut up a Pink Lady apple and dipped it in my favorite crunchy PB with flax and chia seeds from Trader Joe’s.  I love that stuff!

WIAW Green SmoothieAnd then a little while later, I was craving a green smoothie.  I was not super duper hungry, so I made a smaller version than I normally do.  In the mix was unsweetened vanilla coconut milk, flax oil, vanilla Vega One, frozen banana, frozen zucchini, and fresh spinach.  I also need to let everyone know that the new formula of the Vega One nutritional shake IS grain-free!  I shared on Sunday that I might be trying grain-free and would, therefore, need to give up my beloved Vega One.  Thank goodness my fellow Vega lover, Trevor, corrected me!

WIAW DinnerI ate dinner around 7:30 Sunday night.  On the menu was leftover deconstructed bean and veggie enchiladas from the day before.  Recipe creation for the blog can be so fun, especially when there are plenty of leftovers to go around!  Look out for these next week.

popcorn_WIAWI capped off the evening with a big ‘ole bowl of salted popcorn…

fresh_cantaloupe…and a few chunks of fresh cantaloupe.  Cantaloupe is easily one of my favorite fruits, so I am so excited that it is back in season and tasting perfectly sweet!

That’s a wrap for my day of eats.  Tell me… what have you been eating lately and loving?

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  • brynn April 22, 2015, 5:41 am
    I wrapped up my night with popcorn and an orange! Something about the crunchy and sweet flavors just really hit the spot. brynn recently posted...Small Victories + Postpartum WorkoutsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 10:29 am
      Aren't fruits and popcorn a great combo? I love that sweet/salty thing that is going on with the two of them :)
  • Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie April 22, 2015, 6:22 am
    You are so right about baby carrots vs. "adult" carrots! I wonder why that is? Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie recently posted...The Easiest Guacamole EverMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 10:31 am
      I'm not sure... but it is a good thing we are adults so that we can eat the adult version ;)
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul April 22, 2015, 7:13 am
    Mmm enchiladas and that chickpea salad concoction?? You've been eating well girl!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 10:34 am
      You know it! My weekends always seem to be filled with tasty meals thanks to recipe creation ;)
  • Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food April 22, 2015, 7:19 am
    I like the regular carrots better than baby ones too. I don't know what it is! That flax PB from TJs is the bomb. A little salt on top and I could eat it all day. Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food recently posted...A quick work trip + WIAWMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 10:35 am
      Isn't that PB just the best? Apparently it has been around for awhile, but I just recently started hearing about it over the past 6 months. I'm so glad I finally tried it!
  • Erin April 22, 2015, 7:51 am
    Oh acai! I had this in Brazil and fell in love! Erin recently posted...DIY Kate Spade inspired earringsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 10:36 am
      I'm sure it is even better there!! I haven't tried one from a restaurant yet, but would love too!
  • Channing C April 22, 2015, 8:07 am
    That salad looks so delicious! I'm trying to get back to eating healthy but it's really difficult now that I've discovered cookie butter (in love).
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 10:47 am
      I surprisingly have not tried cookie butter... and it is probably for the best because it sounds amazing!
  • meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles April 22, 2015, 8:11 am
    I love that peanut butter!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 10:49 am
      Isn't it the best? It is my new favorite on and in pretty much everything ;)
  • Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl April 22, 2015, 8:16 am
    Oh, that salad looks YUM! Unfortunately I always go for the baby carrots because of the chopping and also Costco enables me by selling 5-lb. bags of baby carrots, but you're so right on the taste difference. I also love yellow carrots! Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl recently posted...WIAW #7: Breakfast All DayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 10:51 am
      I love yellow and purple carrots too!! There is just something so fun about eating a super pretty carrot, right?
  • Jamie | Jamie's Recipes April 22, 2015, 8:34 am
    I picked up a bag of edamame & lentil chips from Costco they are so yummy and have been a go-to snack lately. I agree about the big carrots. So much better and affordable! Looks like you have been eating well! Jamie | Jamie's Recipes recently posted...Breakfast BurritosMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 10:52 am
      Oooo edamame and lentil chips sound amazing! I'll have to be on the lookout the next time I go to Costco.
  • Marissa April 22, 2015, 8:59 am
    Great eats! Everything looks delicious! Marissa recently posted...WIAW #10: Tuesday EatsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 11:00 am
      Thanks Marissa! It was a tasty day :)
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine April 22, 2015, 9:13 am
    O melons! I can't wait until I can get my hands on some honey dew!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 11:01 am
      Melons are the BEST!! I'm literally so excited about cantaloupe right now. I'll have to get a honey dew soon too :)
  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets April 22, 2015, 9:42 am
    I peel and chop all my carrots up too. I find it's worth the effort. Your chickpea salad for lunch looks delicious. Are those artichokes I spy in there? Happy WIAW!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 11:02 am
      Those ARE artichokes!! I am quite fond of them ;)
  • Carmen Perez (listen2mama) April 22, 2015, 9:55 am
    Wow, everyhting looks so healthy. I don't like plain carrots too much, but I like many of your other choices.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 11:04 am
      We can't all love the same things, right? The world would be boring then! ;)
  • Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks April 22, 2015, 11:57 am
    Lately I have been all about the peanut butter. I was just thinking about it on my drive into work this morning about how crazed I've been about PB! Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks recently posted...What I Ate Wednesday 2My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 12:53 pm
      Isn't it SO good? It's funny because I used to only like smooth/creamy PB. Now I am all over the crunchy PB and those with added flax/chia :)
  • Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog April 22, 2015, 11:58 am
    That artichoke, tomato salad looks delicious! I have been really boring with meals lately, however, my husband whipped up an amazing Alfredo Shrimp dish recently and I inhaled that thing. Best dish I've had in a while... Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog recently posted...10 Adorable Instagram Accounts You Should Be FollowingMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 12:54 pm
      How awesome that your husband cooks for you! I love it when a guy can (AND WILL) cook :)
  • Tara | Treble in the Kitchen April 22, 2015, 3:13 pm
    I have been on such a popcorn kick recently!! All your food looks fab though, as usual :) Tara | Treble in the Kitchen recently posted...How I Fight The Stress MonsterMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 3:56 pm
      Thanks Tara! Popcorn is one of the best snack around. I never ever get sick of it!
  • Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen April 22, 2015, 4:32 pm
    I totally agree that whole carrots taste way better than baby carrots - I find them so much crunchier and sweeter! Also that tomato, artichoke, and chickpea salad looks divine. Looking forward to the recipe. :) Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen recently posted...20 Healthy Nut Free SnacksMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 5:11 pm
      Yes!! Whole carrots are waaaayyy better. Now if only I wasn't lazy some of the time. My laziness gets the best of me and I buy baby carrots and then wonder why in the heck I did it! ;)
  • Farrah April 22, 2015, 5:52 pm
    I'm so happy that acai bowls can finally be a part of my life again, ahaha. <3 I need to go get veggies so I can eat my hummus!! Farrah recently posted...Recipe ReDux: Sriracha Tuna Fried RiceMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 7:28 pm
      I'm so glad you have acai bowls again too!! They are the best :)
  • Jordan S April 22, 2015, 7:38 pm
    That chickpea salad looks AMAZING! I definitely want to make some of it. I love seeing all of your new creations!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 9:57 pm
      Thank you Jordan! I'll be sharing the recipe next week :)
  • Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola April 22, 2015, 9:38 pm
    A bowl of salted popcorn is the perfect way to end the day! I have been on a smoothie kick lately, and also have been roasting pans of vegetables to have throughout the week.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 22, 2015, 10:00 pm
      I NEED to start doing that. Roasted veggies are so delicious and easy, and yet somehow I forget about them. What are your favorites right now?
  • chrysta @ noshed April 23, 2015, 3:42 pm
    Good eats! my favorite go to right now is a HUGE veggie stiry fry (broccolini, shrooms, kale, onions...whatever I got) sauteed with Braggs and topped with sriracha. Gah...delish!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 23, 2015, 4:11 pm
      YUM!! Stir-fries are an amazing way to get in tons of veggies! I also LOVE anything with Bragg's and sriracha :)

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