It’s been awhile since I captured an entire day’s worth of eats for a WIAW post. I’ve just been too lazy to do it over the past few weeks and I’ve been trying to disguise my laziness with cleverly themed posts like “What I’ve Been Eating Wednesday” or “WIAW: Highlights from the Week.”
No more of that of that nonsense (at least for this week’s post). Here are my full day’s eats from this Monday. Once again, thanks to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting.
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I had this for breakfast topped with almond butter and strawberries, with some egg whites (sprinkled with cinnamon) on the side for extra protein. The bread itself was pretty good but I still prefer P28.
VitaTops have long been a staple in my WIAW posts and my new favourite way to eat them is topped with raspberries. I love the combination of raspberries and dark chocolate, so I’m a big fan of this. Feels like I’m eating dessert.
I made lemon thyme chicken with sautéed vegetables from Fitness magazine. Not the prettiest meal I’ve ever made but it was tasty.
Same old, same old.
On Sunday night, Josh and I cooked a big batch of cabbage strata from the Biggest Loser Family Cookbook. Sounds gross right? I ignored this recipe for years solely because of the name but a couple of weeks ago I actually read the ingredients and discovered it has bacon in it. That was enough to convince me to give it a whirl, unappetizing name notwithstanding.
This turned out to be really tasty (as most things cooked in bacon fat tend to be) and you get a humongous portion for relatively few calories (surprising in light of the previous parenthetical statement).
I know a lot of health enthusiasts frown upon the Biggest Loser series of cookbooks because many of their recipes have processed ingredients like sweetener and reduced-fat cheese (I bought my cookbook over two years ago when I was still new to the whole healthy eating thing). But, honestly, their recipes are great if you’re cooking for people who don’t necessarily share your love of quinoa and brussel sprouts (the boyfriend loved this recipe) and if you don’t like the fake stuff, you can always substitute.
On Monday night, I ate leftovers from Sunday’s strata and a colourful side salad.
I was looking for a snack on Monday night and didn’t feel like any of my usual staples. A raid of my cupboards produced a bag of Terra sweet potato chips that Josh had bought a long time ago and forgotten to eat.
These were surprisingly good – only two ingredients (sweet potatoes and sunflower oil) and not salty at all. These are a great substitute for regular potato chips.
So there you have it – a legitimate What I Ate Wednesday post!