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What I Ate Wednesday: May 20, 2015

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I hope I am not jinxing myself by saying this, but this week is actually going by fairly quickly so far.  Maybe it is because I had a short work day on Monday?  Or maybe it is because I am so excited for the three-day weekend coming up soon?  Either way, I’ll take it!

I’ll also take some seriously delicious eats.  Today’s What I Ate Wednesday post is taking us allll the way back to my eats from last Thursday.  I’m not sure what it was about that particular day, but for whatever reason I felt the need to capture my food.

What I Ate WednesdayWhat I Ate Wednesday: May 20, 2015

green smoothieMy morning started out like every other weekday morning with a green smoothie made in my new favorite kitchen appliance: my Vitamix!  In the mix was unsweetened vanilla almond milk, cold water, almond butter, chocolate Vega One, frozen banana, frozen zucchini, and tons of frozen spinach (<– affiliate links).  It was as tasty as ever!

chocolate chia seed puddingI took my smoothie to go on the way to work and also packed a second breakfast for the day.  I can never make it through the work morning with just one breakfast.  I made chocolate chia seed pudding, which I topped with sunflower seed butter at work.  I’m working on perfecting this recipe and then I will share it with you here on the blog.

Paleo Pizza PieMy lunch did not look nearly this pretty, as it was in a glass Pyrex container, so I thought I would share the more appetizing photo with you!  This meal was to do for.  I’ll be talking about it more in an upcoming Friday Foodie Favorites post, but let’s just say it involves spaghetti squash, Italian chicken sausage, and spaghetti sauce.  I actually even topped mine with a bit of guac when I was at work since guac makes everything taste a bazillion times more delicious.

appleMy usual afternoon snack suspect: an organic apple!

Mexican egg saladDinner was another crazy good meal.  I topped a bed of Romaine lettuce with salsa, scrambled eggs, and tomatoes.  For some reason, I have been loving scrambled eggs on my salads lately.  I also served my salad alongside some homemade grain-free tortilla “chips.”  This is another recipe that I am working on and hope to share with all of you soon.

plantain chips and guacThe final thing I ate last Thursday was my new favorite snack: plantain chips dipped in guacamole.  You guys, this combination is ridiculously good.  Even if you are not trying to avoid grains, I highly recommend that you give it a try.

What is your current favorite evening snack?

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  • emma @ be mom strong May 20, 2015, 5:17 am
    My fave nighttime snack... is dessert! emma @ be mom strong recently posted...What a Nutrition Specialist Eats Continued…My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 20, 2015, 9:03 am
      You can never go wrong with something sweet!
  • Kate May 20, 2015, 6:50 am
    Night time snacks are pretty much a necessity! Last night's was a rice cake + pb + banana with almond milk. I wish I could take that salad with me for lunch! Kate recently posted...360 days of marriage date nightMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 20, 2015, 9:06 am
      Rice cakes with nut butter and banana are SO good! I love adding cacao nibs on top too! I've also done rice cakes with nut butter and strawberries... crazy good!
  • Arman @ thebigmansworld May 20, 2015, 7:17 am
    Ugly lunches > the best lunches ;) That looks delicious regardless! I'm craving a smoothie now! Thanks for linking up, Happy WIAW! Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted...What I ate Wednesday #224- I’m so fancyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 20, 2015, 9:09 am
      You are so right, Arman. If it doesn't look pretty, it still probably tastes delish!
  • Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl May 20, 2015, 7:20 am
    Loving the look of that scrambled salad! Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl recently posted...WIAW #11: Getting Ready to GraduateMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 20, 2015, 9:10 am
      It was so good! Scrambled eggs work really well on Mexican-style salads!
  • tiff @ love, sweat, & beers May 20, 2015, 7:41 am
    Mmmm, Wholly Guac is so good! I love that stuff. But now you've also got me wanting a chocolate smoothie. Allllll the chocolate! haha tiff @ love, sweat, & beers recently posted...Day in the Life WIAWMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 20, 2015, 9:11 am
      Wholly Guacamole is the best thing ever. Homemade guac is great, but I hate when it goes brown. Those little packets are the perfect solution!
  • Ashley May 20, 2015, 7:47 am
    Okay, I have never tried scrambled eggs on my salads before - now I feel like I need to try this asap! And yay for spaghetti squash! Looking forward to hearing more about that recipe! Ashley recently posted...Mediterranean Farfalle Pasta {Salad}My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 20, 2015, 9:15 am
      Eggs on salads are SO good! I love them scrambled and fried. They seem to work the best on Mexican-style salads for the heads up. I hope you try it :)
  • Joanna @Makingmine May 20, 2015, 7:58 am
    Mmmm I'm patiently waiting for the chocolate chia pudding recipe!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 20, 2015, 9:17 am
      You might be waiting awhile... haha! I have so many recipes I need to perfect before posting them. My brain is hurting just thinking about it ;)
  • Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat May 20, 2015, 8:10 am
    I LOVE plantain chips! They are for sure one of my favorite snacks! They used to have them in the vending machine at work, but now they don't anymore. Such a bummer! Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat recently posted...Baby EssentialsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 20, 2015, 9:18 am
      Well it sounds to me like your work had better get them back! I would be so sad if I had them and then all of a sudden they were taken away from me :(
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul May 20, 2015, 9:09 am
    Ohh I want that chicken squash! It sounds yummy, even if it doesn't look that good. ;)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 20, 2015, 9:21 am
      It is SOOOO good! Like one of my favorite things ever right now.
  • Michele @ paleorunningmomma May 20, 2015, 9:10 am
    Spaghetti squash casseroles are delicious, I think especially out of a pyrex :) I make my own plantain chips but would love to try those to give myself a break! Michele @ paleorunningmomma recently posted...WIAW – Taming the RungerMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 20, 2015, 9:28 am
      I NEED to try making my own plantain chips! I have a dehyrator, so I just need to do it! I totally understand the feeling of wanting to be lazy, though, and just buy them ;)
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine May 20, 2015, 9:53 am
    Hahaha, your lunch is beautiful in my opinion ;) Favorite snack will always and forever be an apple and nut butter. It is total comfort food to me, haha!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 20, 2015, 12:14 pm
      You really cannot ever go wrong wtih an apple and nut butter. It's a classic!
  • Faith VanderMolen May 20, 2015, 11:03 am
    A vitamix!! So cool! I'm about to get one actually but I'd love to know whether you think it's as good as all the hype:) Did it leave any green flecks of spinach?? Love all your meals! Faith VanderMolen recently posted...WIAW: High-Volume, Low-Calorie FoodsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 20, 2015, 12:16 pm
      The Vitamix is SO worth all of the hype. No green specks like I used to have in some of my old blenders. I'm IN LOVE with it! You should check out the one that I bought. I may be partial, but I think it is pretty perfect. I love having the variable speeds options!
  • Jennifer Andrews May 20, 2015, 12:11 pm
    I also love scrambled eggs on top of salads! It sounds a bit strange but it's so tasty, especially when combined with Mexican-inspired ingredients like you did here. Yum. Jennifer Andrews recently posted...What I Ate Wednesday #10: Work ItMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 20, 2015, 12:31 pm
      Thank you Jennifer for reassuring me and letting me know that I'm not a complete weirdo. I'm glad to hear others love eggs on their salads too!
      • Erin May 20, 2015, 2:52 pm
        I actually read something a few weeks backs saying that putting eggs on your salad helps you digest the greens better or something. No idea if it's true but I always want to eat more eggs...
        • ClnEatingVegGrl May 20, 2015, 3:02 pm
          I'm liking the sound of that! We'll have to get together and make salads topped with eggs sometime ;)
  • Cookie Yi May 20, 2015, 1:15 pm
    YUM! Plantain chips in Guac! I would've never thought of that! Cookie Yi recently posted...Weekend Eats and a New Kitchen Toy!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 20, 2015, 2:48 pm
      It is the BEST! You must try it!
  • Heather@hungryforbalance May 20, 2015, 2:37 pm
    Guac, or just avocado makes EVERYTHING better! I usually need a snack in the evenings, sometimes it is just a piece of chocolate, sometimes it's an apple, sometimes it's a bowl of oatmeal. It just depends. Heather@hungryforbalance recently posted...WIAW: The Babysitting EditionMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 20, 2015, 2:54 pm
      I like that mentality! It's good to listen to your body and what it is craving!
  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate May 20, 2015, 6:24 pm
    My current favorite evening snack would have to be popcorn…but that's always current! :) And your lunch sounds delicious- I love spaghetti squash bakes! Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted...Top Five Favorite Health and Wellness BooksMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 21, 2015, 12:24 pm
      You can never ever go wrong with popcorn. It sounds good to me every single day of the week!
  • Shannon Peterson May 20, 2015, 9:41 pm
    That salad with the egg and salsa looks so yummy! Shannon Peterson recently posted...What I Wore // Mama Style: Date NightMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 21, 2015, 12:24 pm
      It was seriously delicious! Who knew scrambled eggs could work so well on a salad?
  • Aimee @I Live Healthy Today May 20, 2015, 9:56 pm
    Mmm that smoothie has just sparked some cravings for me! I am interested in the frozen zucchini, do you add it in for texture/taste/nutrition, etc? I love plantain chips and ate them by the dozen when I lived in the UK, but alas I cannot find them in Australia ): My perfect night snack is greek yoghurt, granola and peanut butter. A way to my heart <3
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 21, 2015, 12:25 pm
      I add the smoothie in the nutrition and as a way to use up leftover zucchini. I almost always seem to have some in my freezer! And no plantain chips?? Boo, that stinks :(
  • Emily May 22, 2015, 10:21 am
    I had my first plantain chips in Africa, homemade by Mama D., there. They were really yummy. I really need to buy plantains and make them again! Favorite night snack is probably cottage cheese and nuts or yogurt and nuts! ;-) Emily recently posted...Thinking out Loud Thursday with Amanda!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 22, 2015, 1:33 pm
      Oh yum! I bet those plantain chips were unreal! I still need to make a homemade version myself.

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