What I Ate Wednesday, 10/8/14

Hey guys! I’m back for my every other week appearance on the blog. Lately, I have really been failing at balancing all of the things I need/want to do on a daily basis. I have so much going on right now! Mostly it’s very exciting stuff, but I wont get into that now. Maybe I will share more in another post, but right now I am gonna share my food because that’s what you came here for, right?

Breakfast

20141008_064812My breakfast was the most pathetic thing ever. I ran out of almond milk, so not oatmeal this morning. 😦 I guess I could have used water, but that’s not as good. I wasn’t very hungry this morning anyway, so I just toasted one slice of my 7 sprouted grains bread with a little butter and grape jelly. I had some coffee by Caribou Coffee in my adorable Frankenstein mug (again) with organic half and half.

Snack

I forgot to take a picture, but I had a KIND bar in a new flavor. Well, new to me at least. It’s called Caramel Almond and Sea Salt and it is probably my favorite KIND bar now! Another good thing about this flavor is that it is low in sugar compared to a lot of the other ones (only 5 grams). Go try it!

Lunch

20141008_140257I was pretty much starving by the time I was able to eat lunch, which was around 2pm. I decided to pick up a Cobb salad from Chick-fil-A. I know this is the least healthy salad I could have chosen, but I don’t really care, so ha!

Dinner

20141008_195532My dinner was something I have pretty much once a week, and I have probably featured it more than once on previous WIAW’s. I made baked wild-caught sockeye salmon topped with olive oil, a little black pepper, minced garlic, and fresh lemon juice. I also steamed some green beans and made mac and cheese to make the boyfriend fiance 😉 happy. The macaroni is by the brand Annie’s. It’s organic and non-GMO and all that good stuff, but it’s still a packaged food and something I don’t consider very healthy. But, I guess it may be a little better than other brands. I had some water with lots of lemon with my dinner. Isn’t Rose a cute little beggar?

Well, that’s everything. Not very exciting, I know! I’m sorry. I hope you guys have a great rest of the week. Thank you for reading!

Bows and Arrows,

Ashley

What I Ate Wednesday, 6/18/14

It seems like it’s been so long since my last post, but I guess it hasn’t really. I ate some things today AND I also had the pleasure of finally seeing Lynda Lou after what seems like forever. We are busy ladies lately. I think we keep up with each other now mostly through the blog, which is a little sad considering we live only a couple miles away from each other. Our schedules just haven’t been matching up lately, but today they finally did! yay!

This is what I ate on this extremely HOT Wednesday…

Breakfast

IMG_20140618_075744_937Man, my picture taking skills really suck. I apologize. And yes, this is another awkward window sill picture aka my attempt at getting some natural light. My breakfast is pretty much the usual: gluten free oatmeal made with unsweetened vanilla almond milk, blueberries, banana, cinnamon, raw chopped walnuts, and a little bit of honey. I also had coffee (this kind from Caribou Coffee) with organic half and half. As you can see I am drinking coffee again, thank God! I have also added dairy back, but I think I am going to continue to limit my dairy intake for various reasons that I will talk about (if/when I ever post about my Elimination diet experience).

Lunch

IMG_20140618_134620_370For lunch I picked up the least healthy salad Chick fil A has, the Cobb salad. 😛 Oh yeah, I also had it with Ranch dressing. I know it’s bad (I hate referring to food as good/bad), but I obsessed over my food for a good 25 days, so you know what, I deserve this stupid “unhealthy” salad! I also ate a granny smith apple in between breakfast and lunch, but I did not get a picture of that. oops!

Snack

IMG_20140618_154837_051This is some delicious Turtle Cheesecake ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s! I told Lynda that when I finished with the Elimination diet and started to add dairy back, we HAD to go to Ben and Jerry’s. It was really her idea, because she was so shocked by the fact that I had never been before. So, today was my first ever trip to Ben and Jerry’s and it was very yummy. I swear I don’t live under a rock, although that might be kind of nice. 🙂

Dinner

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Again, please excuse the terrible picture quality and poor lighting. This dinner was not really planned out ahead of time. Meal planning for this week has been kind of a fail. Anyway, this is baked Salmon (my go-to last minute dinner idea). I was craving something pasta-y so a quick google search lead me to this broccoli pasta side dish to go with the salmon. I thought it turned out really good. I used brown rice pasta instead of regular pasta, which by the way tastes exactly like whole wheat pasta to me. Not bad for a spur of the moment dinner.

As I’m typing this I am having a glass of lightly sweetened black iced tea. I usually crave something sweet after dinner, but I think maybe the ice cream from earlier has satisfied my sweet tooth for today at least. Or perhaps the tiny bit of sugar in my tea is enough? Who knows!

Thank you for reading! Hope you have a fantastic rest of your week!

Bows and Arrows,

Ashley

What I Ate Wednesday, 4/23/14

Hey guys! I’m back again for my WIAW. Today turned out to be a pretty good day. It got off to sort of a rough start when I lost power randomly at my house before work. Luckily I had already made my coffee and breakfast, but unluckily I had just gotten out of the shower and was not able to dry/style my hair for work. I can’t complain though because the rest of the day went pretty smoothly, although my poor doggy is still not feeling well. 😦 It was a pretty busy day for me, but I managed to capture most of what I ate today.

Breakfast

IMG_20140423_075423_669I didn’t have oatmeal today! Crazy, I know. I just fried up an egg and toasted a slice of honey wheat bread with a little butter and some a lot of grape jelly. I also had some of my Trader Joe’s breakfast blend coffee with some organic half and half. I also drank some water on the way to work.

Lunch

IMG_20140423_165227_228This sad picture of my lunch in the trash is all I have to document what I ate because I was very hungry and never even thought about taking a picture until after the food was gone and in my belly already. I was at a health fair with a coworker for most of the morning so I didn’t eat lunch until around 2:30. Since you obviously can’t tell from this picture, I had a Cobb salad from Chic Fil A. I also drank more water.

Snack

DSCN0701I got home from work around 7:30 and ate some of my Trader Joe’s kettle corn to hold me over until dinner was ready. Isn’t this a cute paper towel with the girl walking a dog. It looks kind of like a schnauzer. 🙂

Dinner

My dinner was extremely spur of the moment. On my way home from work I was trying to think of something to cook and I remembered that I had an unopened jar  of Teriyaki sauce in the pantry. I parked in the grocery store parking lot and looked up a chicken teriyaki stir fry recipe on my phone. I’m not comfortable just winging it with cooking. I wish I was, but I just feel like I have to have a recipe. I am trying to get more confident in the kitchen, but so far the progress has been pretty slow for that. I bought the ingredients I needed and headed home to cook.

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Most  of the ingredients (I ended up not using the broccoli)

Most of the ingredients (I ended up not using the broccoli)

 

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I thought this turned out pretty good. It took me maybe a total of 25- 30 minutes from start to finish, so it was fairly quick to make.  If you are interested in following the recipe I used it can be found here. I served this over white rice because I didn’t have anything else, but you could definitely use noodles or another type of rice instead.

Dessert/Snack

DSCN0724Okay, so I’m sorry if these don’t look that appetizing. I have to admit, they do kind of look like poop, but I promise they don’t taste like poop. Well, I’ve never tasted poop, so I can’t say that for sure, but yeahhh. 😛 Anyway, that’s all I ate today. Now I am going to go to bed! I’m a sleepy pants. Hope you guys are having a great week. Today was such a beautiful day. Finally feels like Spring, which makes me a happy pants. I hope you all are having some nice weather too. Thanks for reading!

Bows and Arrows,

Ashley