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What I Ate Wednesday: January 27, 2016

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While What I Ate Wednesday posts don’t happen every week around here anymore, I still love popping in and sharing a day of my eats every now and then.  From a fellow lover of peeking into others’ full day of eats, I hope you find it all as fascinating as I do! <– Or maybe I’m just weird like that.

What I Ate Wednesday: January 27, 2016| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comWhat I Ate Wednesday: January 27, 2016

What I Ate Wednesday: January 27, 2016| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comMy morning started out like it always does: with lots and lots of water.  I am really not a natural water-drinker, but I have found that carrying my Camelbak with me everywhere seems to help with staying hydrated.  I probably drank about half of this bottle prior to sitting down for breakfast.

What I Ate Wednesday: January 27, 2016| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comUm, how cute are these mini bananas?

I had no intention of buying mini bananas at the grocery store this week, but when three stores had zero ripe regular-sized bananas, this was the route I was forced to take.  You see, I had plans of making my Chocolate Banana Coconut Chia Pudding (which I obviously needed a ripe banana for), and I did not want to change those plans.  After several mini-tantrums (poor Jeremy), all was well in the world.  And not gonna lie, I kind of love them now that I have them!

What I Ate Wednesday: January 27, 2016| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comSaid chia pudding topped off with extra banana slices and sunflower seed butter.  There is nothing better than feeling like you are eating dessert for breakfast.

What I Ate Wednesday: January 27, 2016| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comLunch was somewhat of a hodgepodge from my fridge.  I reheated a baked Japanese sweet potato (my favorite) and topped it off with more sunflower seed butter and a few sprinkles of ground cinnamon.

What I Ate Wednesday: January 27, 2016| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comI also whipped up a green juice/smoothie in my Vitamix.  In the mix was filtered water, cucumber, zucchini, butter lettuce, ginger, lemon juice, green apple, and cilantro.  I think I was a bit overzealous with the ginger because it was a tad too spicy.  I obviously drank it anyways!

What I Ate Wednesday: January 27, 2016| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comMy matron of honor and I worked on a wedding craft for much of the afternoon.  I snacked on a few handfuls of organic baby carrots during breaks.  I am so excited for you to see what I made.  I am kind of in love with it!

What I Ate Wednesday: January 27, 2016| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comDinner was crazy delicious and inspired by an Instagram post that I featured on Sunday.  I made loaded parsnip fries with kalua pork, lettuce, nightshade-free guacamole, black olives, and green onions.  It was fabulous and will happen again.

What I Ate Wednesday: January 27, 2016| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comI convinced Jeremy to go to a University of Iowa gymnastics meet with me after dinner.  As someone who was very involved in gymnastics, tumbling, and dance growing up, I absolutely loved everything about it.

I arrived home hungry and snacked on my favorite sweet potato chips.  And just like that, a great day and a full day of yummy eats was in the books!

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  • Lauren January 27, 2016, 12:44 am
    I love having a look at what others eat too. That dinner looks amazing its making me really wanted pulled beef or something! And I love watching Gymnastics too. I used to dance loads growing up but never did Gym however I always love watching it on TV! Lauren recently posted...Whole 30 – Week 2 – A Few Slip UpsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2016, 12:06 pm
      It is definitely one of my favorite sports to watch, especially during the Olympics!
  • Andrea @ pencils and pancakes January 27, 2016, 6:01 am
    Ahhhh that dinner looks amazing. This is why I read blogs! Totally do I g that next week. You could totally use plantains too! Andrea @ pencils and pancakes recently posted...Pregnancy Update: 17 WeeksMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2016, 12:06 pm
      Yes! I have made plantain nachos before and they were SO good, so it would definitely work with chips!
  • Maureen January 27, 2016, 7:35 am
    I love finding food inspiration from other blogs and on instagram! Those loaded parsnip fries look awesome! Maureen recently posted...Whole30 Round 2, Day 7 {WIAW}My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2016, 12:07 pm
      They were so amazing. I highly recommend giving them a try!
  • Kate January 27, 2016, 8:05 am
    Why have I never had parsnips? Looks delicious! Kate recently posted...Nourish routine (WIAW)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2016, 12:13 pm
      Oh my goodness, you definitely need to. They are easily one of my favorite veggies!
  • GiGi Eats January 27, 2016, 8:45 am
    Those bananas are ADORABLE! And um... I made chips last night with butternut squash, however I am officially no longer scared of sweet potatoes (long story) so I should give your fries a GO now too! GiGi Eats recently posted...A Not So Ribbiting Taste TestMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2016, 12:14 pm
      Thank goodness you are a sweet potato eater now. They are too good not to eat! ;)
  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate January 27, 2016, 9:00 am
    Okay, what's with the banana situation?! I also checked three different stores over the weekend and couldn't find any! I ended up finding some at the gas station down the road...what?!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2016, 12:15 pm
      SO frustrating, right? I hate having to try to plan ahead just to have ripe bananas!! :(
  • Ashley@CookNourishBliss January 27, 2016, 9:15 am
    haha nope you're not alone - I'm totally fascinated by what other people eat!! And that dinner .... gosh totally making me hungry for lunch and it's only 10:15!!! Ashley@CookNourishBliss recently posted...Sweet Potato and Kale Stuffed ShellsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2016, 12:18 pm
      It is a MUST make! Parsnip fries are amazing!
  • Alli O January 27, 2016, 10:57 am
    Those loaded fries look incredible!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2016, 12:16 pm
      They were amazing and WILL be happening again!
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul January 27, 2016, 1:16 pm
    That pudding looks delicious!! Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...Valentine’s Day Presents For Your CatMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2016, 3:04 pm
      It is THE BEST! I love, love, love it!
  • Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood January 27, 2016, 2:41 pm
    Oh man, that dinner though! I totally, agree, I love seeing sneak peeks at what people are eating! As for ripes, after forgetting to get a backup, I bought THREE bunches of unripe bananas to ripen them (they're almost good, so noI just bought another today. I have a problem) We usually have at least 1 bunch ripening while we use the "good" ones, so that the rotation continues. It's hard in the winter, though, since it's so cold and they ripen soooo slow. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood recently posted...What I Ate Wednesday: Shrinking Stomach and AppetiteMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2016, 3:04 pm
      They do seem to ripen super slow during the winter! I apparently need to start investing in some backups ;)
  • Phoebe January 27, 2016, 2:53 pm
    mmmmmmmmm sweet potato chips.... And love the chia pudding too! That is my most-eaten breakfast staple! Yum!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2016, 3:03 pm
      It is SO good!! It makes me feel like I am eating dessert every single time I eat it for breakfast :D
  • Dani @ Dani California Cooks January 27, 2016, 4:01 pm
    Dinner looks delicious! Also, Nate and I are thinking of doing the Whole30 in February, and I have already pinned your chia seed pudding! Dani @ Dani California Cooks recently posted...WIAW – I still exist, I promiseMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2016, 9:41 am
      Yay! I absolutely LOVE it and became obsessed during my Whole 30!
  • Cora January 27, 2016, 9:00 pm
    I love mini bananas!! For some reason I used to not like them, but then I travelled to Asia and learned that they taste just as darling as they look. That dinner - so creative! Cora recently posted...WIAW: Keeping It Real. Tupz style.My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2016, 9:42 am
      They are so cute... I will probably buy them more often now ;)
  • Kristy @ Southern In Law January 27, 2016, 10:32 pm
    Sugar bananas (the tiny ones) always remind me of tropical vacations as they're often the only bananas that grow there! On our honeymoon in Bali I think I ate half of the island's bananas as they were so so good! :P The best thing I've eaten in the past week was probably homemade chicken pot pies last night! I've never had a chicken pot pie in my life, had no idea what I was making as I was putting it together - but somehow I managed to perfect them! (which is a miracle as Jesse is FUSSSSSSSSSSYYYYYY when it comes to recreating recipes :P) Kristy @ Southern In Law recently posted...Recipe: Our Favourite Cheesy Baked Fish (Gluten Free & Low Fat)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2016, 9:43 am
      Chicken pot pie sounds AMAZING! I might have to try making a Paleo version one of these days :D

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