A reader survey and a “What I Ate Wednesday” report
I have a deal for you, my blog-reading friends. If you do me a favor and take about 90 seconds out of your day to fill out a brief anonymous survey for me, I’ll share a few pictures of some tasty food and be forever grateful. Sound good? (Also, a big shout out to all the veterans and friends and families of those who have served our country. Thank you!)
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I would truly appreciate it if you could answer these 10 quick questions about your experience visiting A Lady Goes West. I aim to please, people, and with your feedback, I hope to be able to do that more and more. Please visit the survey here. Then, come on back, and let’s talk about food …
This week’s “What I Ate Wednesday” recap
In the middle of the week, I like to take a moment to share a full day of my meals in pictures. Real pictures. Here we go …
Today, I’m sharing everything that I ate yesterday …
Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
This first meal of the day came together in no time, because I had prepped it the night before. You see some overnight oats, comprised of Greek yogurt, almond milk, chia seeds, pumpkin pie spice, veggie power and oats, paired with a banana and a mug of hot green tea, sweetened with vanilla almond milk and stevia.
Mid-morning snack at 11 a.m.
Some fruity Greek yogurt and a second mug of hot green tea were just what I needed to hold me over to make it through a lunch-time yoga class.
Lunch at 2 p.m.
There is nothing prettier than a deep-purple tater. Am I right? I have officially become obsessed with these Japanese purple sweet potatoes and thus have been going to more than one grocery store to get my hands on them. They are sweeter than and take a bit longer to cook than regular sweet potatoes, but are totally worth all extra effort. Paired with two eggs and some healthy fat avocado, makes for lunch perfection.
Dinner at 7:45 p.m.
This meal was FABULOUS! This fancy dinner is thanks to a Green Chef organic meal kit, which I was delivered last week. All of the fresh ingredients were included, as well as the step-by-step instructions. If you recall, I went to an event hosted by Green Chef in San Francisco a few weeks ago and loved trying out the service in my own home as well. This particular dish includes grass-fed sirloin steak, organic brussels sprouts, blue cheese crumbles, dates, dried cranberries, pistachios, millet and more, all mixed together in a healthy salad with a mustard sauce. It took about 45 minutes to make and was a totally different meal for us to eat at home. Dave and I both were incredibly impressed and licked our huge bowls clean. By the way, Green Chef is debuting nation-wide in January and is already available in the Bay Area today. Check it out!
For a sweet ending, I had a few chugs of vanilla almond milk straight from the carton to end the day, and that’s it. Have a lovely day, my friends!
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See more “What I Ate Wednesday” posts
I’m not the only one sharing their typical day of eating. Each week, “What I Ate Wednesday” is hosted by Peas and Crayons for bloggers to showcase their eats to the world. If you want to see more food recaps, check out some of my posts from the past all compiled here in one place.
Questions of the day
How’s your week going so far?
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Did you take the survey? Thank you!
That meal kit sounds like my kind of meal! I have yet to see a purple sweet potato but now I will be on a mission to find one!
Oh yes, Megan! You’ve got to get your hands on these beauties! So good! Happy Wednesday! 🙂
I cannot find purple sweet potatoes ANYWHERE. It’s messing with my chi!
Farmer’s Market? Whole Foods? Sprouts? Health food store? Oh man … so sad, Susie. 🙁
After seeing your purple sweet potatoes last time, I had to have some. I found them at our local farmer’s market and then at Spriuts. I’ve been enjoying one everyday since! You are right totally worth it. And that deep purple color means so many extra nutrients! ??
Yes, Mo! I got my latest round of ‘taters at Sprouts too. They are just SO good! I LOVE that you have been enjoying them too. Good work, lady! Happy Wednesday!
All of this looks SO delicious and I’m super hungry now! Not sure my Shakeo is going to cut it!
Survey complete. 🙂
Hhahaha — Lunchtime goals perhaps? 🙂 Thanks for doing the survey, my friend! Happy Wednesday to you!!!! Hope your shoes hold up today.
Iva end heard of Green Chef yet….I’ve tried Plated before and it was excellent (just like blue apron). Have a good day!
Hi Marielle! Green Chef is brand new, so keep your eyes open for it near you early 2016. It’s all organic, which is awesome. And I’ve never tried Plated before, but I did try Blue Apron. 🙂 Have a great day, lady!
I think I said this last week but that purple potato looks amazing – I really need to get my hands on one and try it!
The colors in your lunch are just amazing.
Happy WIAW and thanks for linking up.
Of course, lady! Hope you have a fabulous Wednesday with some colorful food. 🙂
Sorry I tried commenting from my phone and it obviously didn’t work properly….
My week is going great 🙂 Today I have the day off of work for Remembrance Day. It’s the Canadian equivalent of Veteran’s Day. I watched a ceremony on tv this morning and I’m taking it easy the rest of the day.
My husband is in the military and I have several family members and friends that serve so today holds a special place in my heart.
I just completed your survey!! Enjoy your day 🙂
Hi Catherine! How nice! Enjoy that day off! You deserve it. 🙂 And give your hubby a big hug today! Thanks for doing the survey.
Your food pics are incredible! Seriously! I have never seen a purple Sweet Potato before – it is so pretty!! I definitely need to try to find these at the grocery store!
Hi Rachel! They are hard to find, but if you see them — GET THEM! So good. Happy Wednesday! 🙂
Just took your survey 🙂 Purple sweet potatoes are the best!
Thanks, lady! Happy Wednesday to you! 🙂
I just did your survey. Thank you for acknowledging Veterans Day. My entire family was military so it’s a special day of remembrance. 5 people in WWII all came home safe. Enjoy your day !
Wow, Lexie! Thank you to ALL of your family for what they did and continue to do!! I hope you enjoy your day too! Thanks for taking the survey, lady! 🙂
Mmmm…. all your meals sound great! I have to agree, purple sweet potatoes are so good! Love them with some kerrygold butter and sea salt. I found some at Trader Joe’s the other day that are purple on the outside but white on the inside. They are really good!
Hi Giselle! Yes, I like the ones with the white inside too. I basically like all things sweet potato. 🙂 Happy Wednesday!
I could eat your lunch for every meal. Runny eggs, avocado, and purple sweet potatoes – doesn’t get any better!
Hi Laura, I basically DO eat this for lunch every day … hahah! 🙂
Weird fact about Jessica time… I LOVE taking surveys. You want me to be incredibly honest and tell you my opinion about everything? I’m in!
My week has not been the healthiest thus far. Unless you count my healthy portions of Pirate’s Booty (entire bags, please.) I’m missing my Blue Apron meals where they tell me what to do. Maybe Green Chef will be our replacement…
I value honesty, Jessica. So thank you! And there are a lot worse things you can eat than Pirate’s Booty, that’s for sure!! 🙂
That meal from Green Chef looks delicious! And surveys are so fun 🙂 I hope you having a great week Ashley!
Right back at ya, Heather!!:)
Green Chef sounds awesome! I’ll have to check them out!
And I agree, purple potatoes are so pretty. I like to dice them, roast them with coconut oil and a little sea salt…SO good!
Hi Sarah! Green Chef is ORGANIC, which is what makes the service stand out. And they have veggie, Gluten free and Paleo options, even better. I just sent you an email, BTW!! 🙂
Purple sweet potatoes are just so awesome! Love the color and the taste. Especially when made with eggs – or oddly, with ricotta.
Ricotta? Okay, now I need to try that, Alyssa. Thanks for the idea, lady! 🙂
For some reason I can’t do the purple potato. I’ve done the little ones, but they’re always “meh” for me. Lately I’ve been obsessed with canned sweet potato! Super quick, and baby likes it too so it’s a win-win for mealtimes. P.S. I love your tableware, your breakfast bowl looks cozy and adorable.
Blasphemy. I cannot be friends with you then. 🙂 hahah! Okay, just kidding. But really, you didn’t love them? Hope all is well, Emily!
Gosh, those sweet potatoes are GORGEOUS. Truly. It’s my favorite color of purple, whatever they are!
I know, Dani. I’m totally obsessed with them! 🙂 Happy Wednesday, lady!
I am a huge fan of purple sweet potatoes too! I haven’t been able to find them lately! I think a trip to Whole Foods this weekend is in order!
It sure is, Hilary! Hope you’re having a Happy Wednesday! 🙂
I keep seeing these beautiful purple potatoes and now I know I must absolutely give them a try. Your photo is too enticing 🙂 Also, that purple smoothie in the WIAW graphic is fantastic looking!!
Hi Ali! YES, the purple taters are the best. Be on the lookout for them! 🙂 Have a great day!
Your dinner looks perfect – that’s fab you got to try it out!
I am constantly on the look out for purple sweet potatoes, I really want to try one! I did try a white one once and it was nice, just not as good as the regular one!
Away to take the survey 🙂
Thank you for taking the survey, Jen! 🙂
I’m having a great week! I’ve only gotten lost twice! I think I may have found a preschool for my baby so I can have some time to myself, which is great. And, very important seeing as how they don’t have any child care here at the gym!?! Yep, very much military oriented around here for 19 years now!! I took the survey! Also, I went and got my Japanese sweet potatoes! I’ll be cooking them very soon. Can’t wait.
Yay for the sweet potatoes … but too bad about the child care. Hope the preschool works out, lady!! 🙂
I have never seen a purple potato! I’ll have to keep my eyes out for them!
Oh my gosh, they are SO delicious Sue. Get your hands on one!! Hard to find though … 🙂
That green chef stuff looks good I have heard of them before. I wonder do they have recipes with their stuff that one could get to make on my own! That dinner looks awesome!
Green Chef recipes are great, Jayne! 🙂