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What I Ate Wednesday: May 6, 2015

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Wednesday = food day … a full day of eats, that is!  Let’s take a gander (<– does anyone else love that phrase?) at everything I ate this past Sunday when my mama was visiting.

What I Ate WednesdayWhat I Ate Wednesday: May 6, 2015

WIAW appleMy mom ran a 5k on Sunday morning, so it was an early rising weekend day for us.  I ate this apple (sliced) dipped into some crunchy peanut butter at around 7:00 on the way to the race.  I do not normally eat apples as a part of my breakfast, so it was a tasty treat!

WIAW breakfast sandwichWe originally thought we would be home by around 9:00, but my mom did awesome and placed second in her age division.  As a result, we decided to hang around for the awards ceremony.  My blood sugar was low and I was a bit haaangry by the time we arrived home at 10:00.  I whipped up this quick breakfast sandwich while I worked on food prep for the week.  Inside of the toasted gluten-free bread was a slice of vegan Field Roast Chao cheese and a fried egg with plenty of runny goodness.  This never gets old.

WIAW beef tacosA little before 1:00, my mom and I sat down to eat my latest blog creation: Cabbage Shell Beef Tacos with Creamy Salsa Dressing.  In case you missed it and are wondering why in the heck I am cooking with beef, I am incorporating meat back into my diet again for health reasons.  It has been an interesting transition, but I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed these tacos.  Holy moly were they spicy, though!  Thank goodness for the creamy salsa dressing and guac to cool ’em down.  I plan to share these here on the blog soon!

WIAW green smoothieAs if my mom and I did not do enough shopping on Saturday, we headed out to do even more on Sunday.  I made a pre-shopping green smoothie with unsweetened vanilla almond milk, chocolate Vega One protein powder, frozen banana, frozen zucchini, and tons of fresh spinach.  It was the perfect afternoon snack and kept me full all the way through hours of shopping.

Spin Pizza PrimaveraI could not let my mom leave without taking her to Spin! Neapolitan Pizzeria.  I loved it the first time I went, and since my mom is definitely a pizza lover, I knew she would enjoy it too.  We split a 12-inch vegetarian Primavera pizza on the gluten-free crust.  It was topped with traditional sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, and roasted red peppers, spinach, red onions, and crimini mushrooms.  We each ate four slices, which was the perfect amount for dinner.  I left happy, but not overly stuffed.

WIAW cereal cantaloupeI capped off the night with a sweet evening snack of gluten-free crispy honey rice cereal with berries and a side of fresh cantaloupe.  I ate these while watching my new favorite show, Secrets and Lies.  It was the season finale and I am so sad that I will have to wait until it (hopefully) returns next year.  I have my fingers crossed that it does not get cancelled.  It seems like whenever I finally find a show that I like, it never lasts!

What have you eaten lately and loved?
Have you ever seen Secrets and Lies?  Thoughts?

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  • Jessie May 6, 2015, 7:48 am
    Neat idea using cabbage leaves for lettuce tacos. I think I may give that a try soon.. I mean I give all your other recipes a try. Why not add it to my list? :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 9:23 am
      I totally cannot take credit for that part. I got the idea from The Micro Harvest! It turns out that cabbage leaves make awesome taco shells. I LOVED it!
  • Trish May 6, 2015, 7:51 am
    That pizza! Yum! Trish recently posted...#WIAW Post #WLS Style {5.6.15}My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 9:23 am
      It was SO good!! I wish I could eat it every week ;)
  • Frickingvikki May 6, 2015, 8:18 am
    I agree, that pizza does look good!! Love seeing what people eat lol!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 12:33 pm
      Isn't it so fun? Sometimes I feel weird posting everything I eat in a day.. but then I remember that peeking into others' days of eats is always so interesting!
  • Lish May 6, 2015, 8:26 am
    This whole post is making me very hungry :) I am totally craving an egg sandwich right now! Lish recently posted...Colorado MarathonMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 9:24 am
      Anytime I see somebody post an egg sandwich, I always end up craving one.... even if I wasn't hungry before I saw the post ;)
  • Miss Polkadot May 6, 2015, 8:48 am
    Congrats on your mum finishing second in her age category! The celebratory pizza looks amazing and it's great the place is offering gluten-free options so you could enjoy it, too. Not usual over here (yet?). Miss Polkadot recently posted...A weekend of traveling in food, rants and recovery ramblesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 9:25 am
      Gluten-free food has really become a big thing at a lot of restaurants here in the states. I hope it makes it your way soon!
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul May 6, 2015, 8:53 am
    Mmm Spin! <3 Congrats again to your mom! What a huge accomplishment!! Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...NOW Foods RecipesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 9:27 am
      Yes, she is basically a rockstar! ;)
  • Brandy May 6, 2015, 9:33 am
    Hi there, Love your blog, lots of great recipes! Just a quick question...what was your reason for originally going vegetarian? Was it for health reasons (wanting to eat mainly plant based) or because of compassion for animals?
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 12:51 pm
      I'm so glad to hear that, Brandy! Thank you! I originally age vegetarian for health reasons (I wanted to be healthier and wanted to address my chronic acid reflux). The compassion for animals was an added bonus to me.
  • Debora Obeng May 6, 2015, 9:39 am
    Those tacos look delicious! Congrats to your mom on great race!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 12:52 pm
      They are SO good! I'm looking forward to sharing the recipe with everyone!
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine May 6, 2015, 10:00 am
    I am SOOOOO excited to be able to make pizza again in just a few days...omg! Ah!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 12:52 pm
      Pizza is definitely one of those foods that is just always crazy good. I hope you add all kind of fun and interesting toppings!
  • Christine May 6, 2015, 11:18 am
    That pizza looks sooooo good! Now I am starving and really want authentic pizza :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 12:53 pm
      Pizza ALWAYS looks good to me no matter what time of day it is. I am totally guilty of eating pizza for breakfast sometimes ;)
  • Ashley May 6, 2015, 11:49 am
    I love the sound of those tacos - excited to hear about them! And that pizza ... I just ate lunch and you're making me wish I had pizza instead! haha Ashley recently posted...Cajun Quinoa with Sausage and KaleMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 12:54 pm
      I think I am guilty of almost always wishing I had pizza... it's just so darn good and never gets old!
  • GiGi Eats May 6, 2015, 11:56 am
    THAT DRIPPY EGG DELICIOUSNESS has me all drooling and such! GiGi Eats recently posted...The D Train: Are You On It?My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 12:56 pm
      It does not get much better than a drippy egg... unless of course it is a drippy egg on a pizza. I am a MAJOR fan of that.
  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables May 6, 2015, 12:29 pm
    I've seen lettuce wraps but never cabbage cups! I love the crunchiness of purple cabbage so I'm definitely going to give that a try!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 12:57 pm
      It is an AWESOME grain-free way to serve tacos. I much prefer it over lettuce wraps!
  • Trevor E May 6, 2015, 12:50 pm
    I finally got an excaliber dehydrator last week. I wonder if I can dehydrate my Vega One smoothies... Hmmmm. Will keep you updated :) Trevor E recently posted...The Internet and IntroversionMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 1:01 pm
      Baha!! Let me know how that works out ;) But in all seriousness, you are going to LOVE having a dehydrator!
  • lindsay May 6, 2015, 12:54 pm
    i so wish field roast was GF! it always looks so good! and yay for 5k MOM!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 1:00 pm
      As far as I know (unless I was lied to), the Chao cheese IS gluten-free (of course if you are worried about cross-contamination then it probably isn't)! Yay! I am super bummed that the "sausages" aren't though :(
  • Bobi May 6, 2015, 1:41 pm
    Looks like a fun weekend! yum
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 2:38 pm
      We definitely ate REALLY well!!
  • Jaime May 6, 2015, 2:51 pm
    That egg sandwich looks delicious; the runnier the better for me. :D And your smoothie just inspired me to start putting zucchini in my smoothies! I've just been using strawberries and bananas, sometimes with blueberries, with almond milk and chocolate protein powder. Can you even taste the zucchini? And was it cooked before frozen? =) Jaime recently posted...Slow Cooker Sausage, Egg, and Cheese BiscuitsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 4:35 pm
      You should definitely start adding the zucchini! I just slice it up, put it in a baggie, and freeze it... no need to cook! I do not taste it at all.. I just add a few slices and I cannot even tell it's there.
  • Sherry Ann May 6, 2015, 3:32 pm
    HELP!! I have been looking all over the place and have been unable to find the recipe for the Cabbage Shells with Beef Tacos! Please tell me where to find it! I AM A REAL CABBAGE FAN!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 4:38 pm
      Haha! No surprise that you could not find it because I haven't posted it yet! ;) I'm working on getting the post ready and up within the next couple of weeks. Be on the lookout!
  • Farrah May 6, 2015, 5:39 pm
    Congrats to your mom! :D!! That's so awesome! I need to try making those cabbage leaf wraps! <3 They look so good! Farrah recently posted...Recipe ReDux: Plum Almond Toast [sponsored]My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 6:00 pm
      Thanks Farrah! And yes you need to! Cabbage wrap > lettuce wraps!
  • Emily @SinfulNutrition May 6, 2015, 6:19 pm
    I've been starting to incorporate meat back into my diet too! I haven't worked up to red meat yet, but those tacos sound delish! I may have to give it a go verrrryy soon. :) Emily @SinfulNutrition recently posted...WIAW: Cinco de EatsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 7, 2015, 11:08 am
      For some reason red meat was the ONLY thing that actually sounded halfway good to me. It's still no tempeh, but I'm finally started to feel like I'm getting used to it ;)
  • Lauren May 6, 2015, 7:26 pm
    Your breakfast + that green plate= love at first sight haha
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 7, 2015, 11:10 am
      It does look pretty perfect, doesn't it? ;)
  • katie May 6, 2015, 7:53 pm
    Those cabbage wraps look delish! I need to try them soon. ​​ xo katie // a touch of teal
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 7, 2015, 11:10 am
      It turns out that cabbage makes for an AWESOME taco shell/wrap!

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