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What I Ate Wednesday: July 1, 2015

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July 1st?  Wowsers.  We are officially halfway through the year 2015, and I am pretty baffled as to how in the world that happened so quickly.  Any ideas?  Yeah, me neither!

Today in celebration of What I Ate Wednesday, I am sharing a full day of my post-vacation eats.  I have to say that it felt great to get back into my normal routine of mostly clean eats.  The food in Colorado was unreal, but I think my body is appreciating eating more fruits and veggies and less dairy and junk.  Let’s take a look at everything I ate this past Sunday.

What I Ate WednesdayWhat I Ate Wednesday: July 1, 2015

WIAW waterMy morning started out like every other morning: with my acid reflux medication, thyroid medication, and a big ‘ole mason jar of water.  This is my favorite water container ever because it holds 32 ounces and challenges me to drink a ton!

WIAW toast eggsJeremy was still here on Sunday morning, so I whipped us up some breakfast in bed.  I fried eggs in coconut oil and spread toasted gluten-free bread with vanilla almond butter and strawberry jam.  It was delicious!  Next time I am going to convince Jeremy to make me breakfast in bed.

WIAW turkey burgerJeremy and I ate lunch together before he left for the drive back to Iowa.  I fixed up my Sriracha Almond Turkey Burgers and served them on lettuce buns with onions, tomatoes, avocado, and extra Sriracha sauce.  We ate organic baby carrots on the side.

apple_almond_butterAfter a little unpacking and laundry, I snacked on an organic red delicious apple dipped in vanilla almond butter.  Cutting the apples into fourths and spreading them with the nut butter is my favorite way to eat them.  Of course the nut butter is the best part!

la_croix_passionfruitI also drank a Passionfruit La Croix sparkling water.  I am trying to get serious about increasing my water intake.  I always feel better when I drink a ton throughout the day.

What I Ate Wednesday: July 1, 2015| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comWhen dinner rolled around, I whipped up a big batch of the Almost 5 Ingredient Pizza Spaghetti Pie that I have been loving lately.  It is the perfect dinner and reheats beautifully for lunches during the week work.  If you have not tried this one yet, you need to.

popcornI ended the night with some salted popcorn.  Man am I going to miss this come next week when I start the Whole 30!

frozen_fruitI balanced off the saltiness of the popcorn with a bit of sweetness from frozen grapes and strawberries.  Frozen fruit is my favorite thing ever right now.

Have a great Wednesday, all!  If you are like me and have this Friday off, today is like our Thursday.  We can totally make it through the rest of the work week knowing that!

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What are your favorite healthy foods to eat post-vacation?

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  • Jessie July 1, 2015, 5:13 am
    Welcome back, friend! You did a fantastic job getting those fruits & vegetables back into your meals. Almond Butter (or peanut butter) & apple slices will always be my favorite snack!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 8:44 am
      It is one of the BEST snacks ever. It never gets old!
  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies July 1, 2015, 6:47 am
    There's nothing like a vacation to make you REALLY crave vegetables when you get home! Looks like you got right back in the swing of things. I love the idea of a lettuce bun -- going to have to try that with a veggie burger. Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies recently posted...Reuben DogsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 9:00 am
      I love lettuce buns! Sometimes I feel like the bread takes away from the actual burger/toppings taste... lettuce buns are the perfect fix!
  • Arman @ thebigmansworld July 1, 2015, 7:30 am
    I have been on such a popcorn kick lately- Need to pair it with fruit next time for some added well....sweetness! Happy WIAW thanks for linking up! Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted...Healthy No Bake Ferrero Rocher BitesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 9:01 am
      The popcorn/fruit combo is seriously delicious. I bet you would love it!
  • GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth July 1, 2015, 7:39 am
    I drink all the water and eat all the fruit when I get back from vacation, since my vacations are usually lacking in both. p.s. I need to try that spaghetti pie recipe! GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth recently posted...Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Bites Giveaway + WIAWMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 9:08 am
      Oh my gosh, you so do. It is the best!!
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine July 1, 2015, 8:16 am
    I can't even handle the fact that it's july! Like...WHAT!????
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 9:09 am
      Craziness, right? I'm not entirely sure how it happened!
  • Joanna @Makingmine July 1, 2015, 8:48 am
    I love your HUGE water jug - I have one too, and it's the only way I stay on top of my water intake! I've been loving that the avocados in the grocery store are finally good - I hadn't had much luck in the past few months. Now it's time to avocado everything! :) Joanna @Makingmine recently posted...mommy maintenance: why healing your pelvic floor is essentialMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 9:10 am
      I hear you. I stopped buying them for awhile because they were always rotten :(
  • melissa July 1, 2015, 8:55 am
    Yum - all that looks so good. Those eggs? Perfection! Good luck with whole 30. I've never done it but I'd be sad without my carbs, popcorn, etc. :) melissa recently posted...WIAW #21: Ice Cream For DinnerMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 9:11 am
      I think I am going to be totally fine without the grains... except for popcorn! It is the one that I am still majorly holding onto!
  • Miss Polkadot July 1, 2015, 10:31 am
    While I haven't been on a 'proper' [as in: eat-all-the-treats-and-heavy-foods] vacation in a while whenever I get back from stays at friends' or family members' places I crave legumes [a funny one, I know], fruit and vegetables. Oh and yes, you should totally insist Jeremy prepares breakfast for you next time! Miss Polkadot recently posted...Why Intuitive Eating is Making Me SadMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 4:50 pm
      I totally love legumes, so I don't think that's weird at all!
  • Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me July 1, 2015, 11:18 am
    As much as I love vacation food, I always do enjoy coming back to my normalized routine. There’s just something about starting every morning with some warm oatmeal! Did you put mustard on your eggs? I am a big fan of the condiment, but I have never thought to put it on my eggs. Have a great rest of your day, Hannah. :) Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me recently posted...WIAW: A Day At Disney World!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 4:51 pm
      You bet that is mustard on my eggs! I love mustard on my fries and randomly decided to put it on my eggs a while back. I have been hooked ever since ;)
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul July 1, 2015, 11:27 am
    That turkey burger! <3 <3 <3
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 4:52 pm
      It was deeelicious! Now I wish I had made more ;)
  • Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks July 1, 2015, 12:37 pm
    Yum! Your day of eats looks fantastic. Especially that spaghetti squash pie..I'm going to have to try that! Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks recently posted...Weekend on Chincoteague Island!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 4:52 pm
      You honestly HAVE to try it. It is so good!
  • Lauren Allen July 1, 2015, 12:38 pm
    I always love all of your ideas! That passion fruit sparkling water sounds amazing!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 4:54 pm
      It is really, really good. It is one of my current addictions!
  • meredith@ Cookie ChRUNicles July 1, 2015, 1:01 pm
    When we got home from Disney last winter, I think I turned on the oven for a sweet potato and tons of vegetables before even doing the laundry! I was so ready for my home cooked favorites. meredith@ Cookie ChRUNicles recently posted...WIAW- A Day Of EatsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 4:56 pm
      FOOD is definitely a priority over laundry! ;)
  • Shann Eva July 1, 2015, 1:34 pm
    Looks like you made some great and yummy choices. The breakfast sounds especially good, and I'm going to have to check out your recipe for the spaghetti pie. Thanks! Shann Eva recently posted...Goals for JulyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 4:56 pm
      You can never ever go wrong with a good and hearty breakfast. I think that is why weekend breakfasts are one of my favorite things!
  • Jen@Jpabstfitness July 1, 2015, 2:17 pm
    I hear ya on the water consumption, I always feel a million times better when I drink a lot through the day. Jen@Jpabstfitness recently posted...Chocolate / Peanut Butter Protein BallsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 4:58 pm
      It is crazy what a difference it can make. I'm glad that water is finally becoming my friend ;)
  • Ashley July 1, 2015, 2:33 pm
    I love how big that water jug is! I need to get one that holds more water! That breakfast looks sooo good ... you're making me want breakfast for dinner! Too bad the husband will veto that idea lol Ashley recently posted...Watermelon, Mozzarella and Prosciutto SkewersMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 4:59 pm
      Bummer!! Brinner is the best. He needs to say YES to that ;)
  • I'm getting curious about different types of naturally flavored water. I hate to say it, but pop is my serious dietary weakness, and I'm trying to find healthy substitutions that have some fizz (because, really, that's the best part about pop, right?). Do you like La Croix? Are there other flavors you recommend? Nichole Kraft, Food Writing Copyeditor recently posted...Linda G. Hatton: Literary Magazine Submission Tips for WritersMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 5:00 pm
      I really like La Croix. If you like pop for the flavor then sparkling water may not be your thing. But if you like pop for the carbonation then you would totally like sparkling water too! I love all of the berry/fruity flavors they have.
      • Welllllllll, I can't say I don't like pop for the flavor, too. :P But more and more I'm finding that if I can just substitute the bubbles, the flavor isn't quite as important to me. I'll have to see if I can find La Croix locally. I don't know if you like sparkling juice or not, but R.W. Knudsen Spritzers are amazing! Whenever I go to a Whole Foods or Natural Grocers, I always stock up on them. Nichole Kraft, Food Writing Copyeditor recently posted...Linda G. Hatton: Literary Magazine Submission Tips for WritersMy Profile
        • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 8:39 pm
          I have not tried sparkling juice, but it sounds amazing. I'll be on the lookout for that!
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health July 1, 2015, 7:27 pm
    Mmm...apple + vanilla almond butter is always a good thing. Good luck with the Whole 30! I could never give up my grains. :) Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...Black Bean Pecan Tacos with Lime Pepita CreamMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 8:47 pm
      Thank you!!! And you'd be surprised. When you feel crappy enough you will try just about anything!
  • Courtney Bentley July 1, 2015, 8:53 pm
    Love the eats! I had to give up popcorn which happens to be my favorite food when I learned that it was not good for my thyroid :( I hope the whole 30 does wonders for you and I am excited to see all the delicious foods you eat throughout the 30 days! Lots of love xo C Courtney Bentley recently posted...5 Natural Ways to Bring Cortisol DownMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 1, 2015, 9:44 pm
      Thank you so much for your positive thoughts, Courtney! I so appreciate it. My fingers are crossed!
  • Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio July 2, 2015, 2:37 pm
    That burger looks awesome!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 2, 2015, 2:40 pm
      Thanks Ashley! I am pretty obsessed with them right now ;)
  • Emily July 2, 2015, 10:29 pm
    I'm so glad you got to come to Denver. I <3 my state. :) My favorite post vacation meal is probably a nice big ole' yogurt bowl. I like yogurt, as people who come to my blog might discover. :)) Or bananas and peanut butter or a nice big salad. Emily recently posted...TOL: How to Vary your Diet!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 4, 2015, 8:23 am
      Colorado is amazing!! I would be there every second if I could! And yes.. the bananas/nut butter combo is amazing!

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