My 7th WIAW & Our 100th Post!

Posted by Jennifer (the student)

Hello Everyone. Happy “What I Ate Wednesday”! This is an exciting post because it is my 7th WIAW and it is also jenmijenmi’s 100th post. Last fall, my friend Jennifer and I thought of starting a blog that would share our perspective on healthy food and lifestyle from a registered dietitian and a dietetic student. We are having fun so far and we are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for our next 100 posts. 🙂  Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting.

This is what I ate:
Breakfast (6:30 am)

Coffee with hazelnut milk and stevia.

A blueberry and banana smoothie.

Blueberry and Banana Smoothie Recipe
 
Ingredients

1 frozen banana

½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (any milk)

1 heaping tablespoon almond butter (any nut butter)

1 generous sprinkle of cinnamon

Directions
  1. In a blender, blend banana and milk until blended.
  2. Add blueberries, almond butter and cinnamon and blend until smooth about 1 minute.

*Options: Add 1 heaping teaspoon of spirulina. And/or add ½ cup frozen peaches or mango.

AM Snack (10:00am)

Cubed Watermelon.

Lunch (1:00pm)

Garlic mushroom flatbread from Green Bliss in Fullerton again.

After Lunch Treat (2:00pm)

Half of a vegan cookie dough brownie from the Gypsy Den that I picked up a couple of days ago.

PM Snack (4:00pm)

Roasted carrots. On the weekends, I roast up a bunch of different vegetables so we can snack on them through out the week.

Dinner (6:00pm)

A large green salad from Kentro in Fullerton. This salad is called Three Chromo and I love it. It came with beautiful bread that I did not eat because once I start it is hard to stop.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals. 🙂

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My 6th WIAW

Posted by Jennifer (the student)

Hi everyone! Happy What I Ate Wednesday! Hope everyone is having a good week. I am certainly enjoying my summer break. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW!

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (6:45 am)

My usual coffee with hazelnut milk and stevia.

A blueberry and banana smoothie, it has been so warm here that a smoothie tastes extra good.

AM Snack (9:30 am)

Roasted asparagus – I can’t seem to get enough of them.

Lunch (11:30 am)

Curried chickpea sandwich and an iced latte at a new restaurant in Fullerton called Green Bliss. The curried chickpea sandwich was so good I want to try to recreate the recipe at home.

 

PM Snack (2:30 pm)

Strawberries and kiwis – these strawberries were so sweet.

Dinner (5:30 pm)

A salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, purple onion, feta cheese and a simple vinaigrette.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

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My 5th WIAW

Posted by Jennifer (the student)

 Hello Everyone! Happy “What I Ate Wednesday”! WIAW has become something I look forward to each week. I enjoy sharing and seeing everyone’s posts. Already I have been inspired and found many new recipes. Now that I am on summer break I plan to try all these recipes I have discovered. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting.

This is what I ate:

Pre-Breakfast (6:30am)

An un-pictured coffee from Starbucks I picked up on my morning walk.

Breakfast (7:30am)

My old reliable smoothie made with bananas, blueberries and peaches.

AM Snack (9:00am)

I am so sad I found these waffles at La Pain Quotidien because I like them too much. These waffles are packaged to go by the register and I never paid much attention to them. Until one day, we grabbed a couple to go and now I am hooked. 🙂

 

Lunch (11:30am)

While I was out running errands, I stopped for lunch at my new favorite place Paninoteca Maggio in Santa Ana. I had a roasted vegetable sandwich with a latte. I am in love with this sandwich it is so tasty!

 PM Snack (2:30pm)

Raspberries – soooo sweet!

Dinner (5:30pm)

Fred’s Lemon & Ginger Kale with Sesame Tofu Steak. This is the recipe I submitted for the Virtual Vegan Potluck last Saturday. We are enjoying this recipe so much; I think we will be making this all summer.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is full of healthy meals!

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My 4th WIAW – Finals Week Edition!

 
Posted by Jennifer (the student)

Hello, everyone. Happy Wednesday! This is my forth WIAW and I am having so much fun joining in. Finals week is finally here and I am happy I was able to get this post together. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the party!

This is what I ate:

 

Breakfast (6:45 am)

I had my usual coffee with hazelnut milk and stevia (and I actually had 2 cups, it is finals week after all), with a few slices of yummy homemade banana bread and blueberries. I received the banana bread from my friend Rosanne as part of a finals week care package.  Thank you Rosanne 🙂

Mid-Morning Snack (9:30 am)

A NuGo Dark –chocolate Chip Protein bar. I really like these bars for a quick snack.

Lunch (12:30 pm)

Miso Ramen Soup, while I was out running a few errands.

Mid-Afternoon Snack (3:00 pm)

Roasted Golden Beets. I love these from the farmers market.

Dinner (5:45 pm)

Homemade Potato Enchiladas with Beans. Super tasty and also part of my finals care package from Rosanne.

Dessert (7:00 pm)

My homemade “almost” ice cream. It is just blended bananas, peanut butter and cocoa powder put in the freezer for about an hour.

Thank you for joining me! I hope your day is full of healthy meals! 🙂

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My 3rd WIAW!

Posted by Jennifer (the student)

Hi everyone! Happy WIAW! I cannot believe this will be my third WIAW already. This week is crazy busy for me with finals next week. Right now, I am trying for healthy and simple. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting.

 

This is what I ate:

Pre-Breakfast (6:30 am)

Coffee with hazelnut milk and stevia in my new “special mug.” I swear everything in this mug tastes better. 🙂 I am a huge anglophile, ever since I spent a semester in England years ago.

Breakfast (7:30 am)

Uncle Sam Cereal with slivered almonds, agave nectar, and hazelnut milk. I love this cereal, it reminds me of my grandmother. It was a special treat at her house.

Mid-Morning Snack (9:00 am)

Red grapes with raw cashews.

 Lunch (1:00 pm)

Spinach and mushroom enchiladas with refried beans and rice. Sorry this picture is so dark, we were in a very dark corner. I had lunch with my parents after my mother’s eye surgery.

Mid-Afternoon Snack (3:00 pm)

Decaf ice blended vanilla with soy milk from Coffee Bean.

My afternoon pick me up!

 

Dinner (5:30 pm)

Semi-homemade whole-wheat pizza with roasted zucchini, roasted mushrooms, and Daiya mozzarella topped with a green salad. I used Trader Joe’s pizza dough; I think it is pretty good for a quick meal.

Thank you for joining me this WIAW! I hope your day is full of healthy meals. 🙂

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My 2nd WIAW!

Posted by Jennifer (the student)

Hello everyone! Last week, I had so much fun participating in my first What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW), I could hardly wait to do it again. Since then I have been paying more attention to what I am eating. I loved looking at everyone’s posts. I was inspired by many of them! This month theme is “serve up an extra cup of veggies” and I think this week I did not do as well as last week. Thanks again to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting!

This is what I ate:

 

Breakfast: Banana, Blueberry, Peach Smoothie with Spirulina (the spirulina gives it that odd color but it tastes very good), Decaf Coffee with Hazelnut Milk and Stevia

Mid-Morning Snack: Creamed Potatoes and Peas (this is a vegan version. and I will post the recipe soon Click Here for recipe)

Lunch: Vegan Reuben from Native Foods (this is a treat, so yummy)

Mid-Afternoon Snack: ½ of a Chai Muffin from the Gypsy Den (my husband had the other half)

Dinner: Polynesian Tofu and Veggies on a Bed of Brown Rice with Avocado (This dish is super quick to make and I will post this recipe soon)

Dessert: ¼ Honeydew

Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!

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My First WIAW

Posted by Jennifer (the student)

 Happy Wednesday! I am very excited to participate in my first What I Ate Wednesday. I used to keep a food journal and I forgot how helpful it is to record your meals. This month’s theme is “serve up an extra cup of veggies”; I am always trying to work more vegetables in to my diet. Thanks to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting.

Here goes my first try!

 

Breakfast: Banana Scramble (click here for the recipe), Decaf Coffee with Hazelnut Milk & Stevia

 

Mid-Morning Snack: 2 Kiwis, ½ banana

 

Lunch: 2-Tofu Tacos from Wahoo, Grande Iced 2 Pump Chai Latte with Soy Milk

Mid-Afternoon Snack: Steamed Artichoke with Trader Joe’s White Bean Hummus

Dinner: Leftover Tofu/Veggie Stir-Fry with Quinoa. Recipe will be posted tomorrow! Click Here for recipe!

I hope you had a wonderful day full of healthy meals!

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