Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What I Ate Wednesday #1

I've been reading healthy living blogs for about a year now, and I've noticed a few of them have a regular Wednesday post: What I Ate Wednesday.  Jenn at Peas and Crayons describes this link-up every week as a non-judgmental way for the blogging community to see what everyone is eating!  It may sound a little strange, but I've enjoyed reading the WIAW (acronym for What I Ate Wednesday) posts of the blogs I follow.

I decided to join in this week and post Tuesday's eats!  Thank you to Jenn for hosting the link-up.

So much for qualitarian choices this morning!  My sleepy-head brain reached for a box of cereal thinking it was Kashi Simply Maize, but I looked at my bowl and saw this.

Oops!  It was an enjoyable start to my morning but not very filling.  I grabbed an apple from the teacher's lounge when I got to school to eat and drank my morning coffee (Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla brewed).

Morning Snack
The hunger hit early today, so I ate a handful of (unpictured) almonds to satiate my rumbling stomach.  Then, I ate my planned morning snack of a few strawberries I picked up at the store this week.

We went to Winn Dixie this week, and their produce is MUCH BETTER than Wal-mart's!  These strawberries are still good after two days, whereas my Wal-mart ones last week were barely good the next morning!


This is a typical lunch for me: a spinach salad with tomato, onion, cucumber, and peppers; a Greek yogurt; some sort of fruit/veggie; and an occasional crunchy snack.  I loaded up on the fruits/veggies today in an effort to get 7+ servings for a Spring Bootie Buster Challenge point!

Mid-afternoon Snack

I'm always starving after school, so I usually pack a Nature Valley Protein bar to eat before I head to the gym.  Yesterday, I was on my way to chiropractor after school while eating my snack.

I didn't snap a picture of the meal before cleaning my plate, but I made this chicken fried rice boxed dinner.

Qualitarian choice of the day: The recipe called for vegetable oil, but I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil instead!  I also steamed some broccoli, topped with some low-sodium soy sauce, to eat on the side.  Joe and his friend who came over for dinner/studying thought it tasted great!

Evening Snack

Apparently, I can't get enough of these today.  It is a good snack because I don't get too full, but it also satisfies my sweet tooth enough so that I only want one bowl.

So there you have it!  A typical day in the food-life of Amy.

Question of the day: How many fruit/veggie servings do you usually eat in a day?


  1. Great first WIAW! I love putting spinach in my salads. I could eat the stuff raw by the bagful :-)

    1. I could, too! So yummy! I'm working up the courage to try it in smoothies, too.

  2. I love fruity pebbles, and cereal is such a great late night snack!