Hello, everybody! How’s your week shaping up? Mine is just fine, thank you. I’ve got an awesome food tip for you today, as well as a look at my recent eats. But first, please let me babble.
Dave and I are starting to live in a little bit of a disaster zone. We’re moving next weekend and have started packing some things up in our apartment, which means we have to walk around the boxes that are taking up too much of our precious livable space.
We’ve taken everything down that was hanging on our walls. And on Sunday, Dave did some patching up of the holes and applied some touch-up paint to a few areas. So we’ve started the process little-by-little, but have a lot left to do. Not only do we need to box everything else up, including safely wrapping all of our dishes and kitchen stuff to prepare for our movers to arrive next Friday morning, but we also need to get our apartment professionally cleaned after we vacate, so we can try and get back as much of our deposit as possible. Apparently there are a few very strict rules about move-out included in the lease we signed more than a year-and-a-half ago, which we must abide by. And in the rush to secure this place at the time, we somehow overlooked them. They charge $15 for each hole in the wall. True story. Ohhh, city living. They really get ya. You pay an arm and a leg to live in a shoebox-sized apartment, and then they make you pay for someone to clean it after you leave so they can get the next person in quickly. Doesn’t seem right, does it?
Nonetheless, we can’t wait to move into a bigger place very, very soon. Then will come the fun process of decorating, buying new furniture and getting settled. I look forward to all of that. But until then, we’ll make it work here.
“What I Ate Wednesday” food pictures
But I digress. It’s Wednesday, so you came here to talk about food. Once again, I’m sharing all of my eats from a healthy weekday. However, I wanted to mention that I’ve received a couple of requests to see what a day of my eating looks like on the weekends. Most of the time, what I show you in these recaps is very healthy and doesn’t really feature any dessert or wine or junk (unless of course, you looked at my post from yesterday detailing a fabulous trip to Napa), but those things are very much in my diet on a regular basis, just not an everyday basis (I tend to save my 20 percent for the weekend!). I will definitely do a weekend-eating recap soon to give you an idea of how I like to indulge. But I must tell you, pictures taken of my meals inside dark San Francisco restaurants are never very good. Well, you know, pictures taken in full daylight in my apartment aren’t very good either, so I guess it’s not a big deal. Now let’s get to today’s recap, as well as that food tip. Here’s everything I ate yesterday …
Breakfast at 8 a.m.
Hey, look, there’s a big bowl of vanilla protein overnight oats, topped with a banana and served alongside some hot green tea, which was sweetened with almond milk and stevia.
Post-workout protein at 11:15 a.m.
I just love diving into a nearly frozen Les Mills Good Protein shake after a sweat session. Creamy, icy, oh-so-delicious and filling.
Lunch at 1 p.m.
Roasted brussels sprouts, two fried eggs and a veggie burger, served with some Veri Organic Ginger Ale, which I picked up over the weekend at the Yoga Journal LIVE conference in my swag bag and really enjoyed. I can’t remember the last time I had soda! What a treat!
Snack at 5 p.m.
This little beauty is a new-to-me spicy Dark Chocolate Chili Almond KIND bar, also from my swag bag at the yoga conference. Pretty tasty. Weird to have a spicy flavor in a granola bar, but definitely enjoyable.
Dinner at 8 p.m.
That’s that for yesterday’s eats. And now for the food tip I promised …
Must-try new way to eat veggie pasta
See that delicious dinner up there? It came from a bag! I’d heard of people cooking up broccoli slaw as pasta before and finally decided to try it for myself. It’s super easy, and I would venture to say I enjoyed this dish even more than spaghetti squash (which says a lot, because I have a major love for spaghetti squash) and definitely more than zucchini noodles made from a spiralizer. And the best part? It’s cheap and healthy.
A 12-ounce bag of broccoli slaw has about 100 calories, tons of vitamins and nothing but broccoli stalk and shredded carrots in it, so no added junk. And it’s incredibly simple to prepare. Here’s the secret to success …
How to make broccoli-slaw pasta
- Buy a bag of broccoli slaw.
- Spray a pan with cooking spray.
- Empty the entire bag of slaw into the pan.
- Pour a little water over the slaw so it has a light coating all over.
- Cook on medium heat for about eight minutes, until most of the water is absorbed.
- Drain any excess water through a strainer.
- Serve the slaw onto a plate or into a bowl.
- Top it with whatever you desire.
- Enjoy it.
I can’t believe it took me so long to try making broccoli-slaw pasta, because I’m now a big believer. It’s a great way to get some extra veggies into the day, while acting as a cheap and easy alternative to plain pasta. It had just the right texture and enjoyable veggie taste. I can guarantee I will be adding this to my weekday meal rotation, and most likely eating it a ton until I get sick of it, because that’s how I roll.
Okay, folks, there you have it. Because it’s Wednesday, I’ll be teaching a double-header of group fitness tonight. My classes have been pretty full lately due to the influx of new folks, and I just love the extra energy. I hope your day is great! And I hope to see you back here tomorrow for something a little bit different on the ole’ blog.
More daily eating recaps
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 here:
- A full day of eating in pictures
- Another full day of my eats and drinks
- Real food isn’t always pretty
- Do you have a balanced dining out strategy?
- What I ate and drank all day
- Three meals, two snacks and a shake
- Food trucks and rest-day eating
- Plenty of protein at every meal
- Colorful fuel for a day of training
- Long days of training require a lot of food
- Making do on “What I Ate Wednesday”
- Healthy foods for a rest day
- Who doesn’t like pictures of food?
- A look at a full day of eating in pictures
- Snapshots from a day of delicious meals
- Pictures of food, because you like them
- Food pictures and the juice cleanse that wasn’t
- A look at what I really eat in a day
- What I ate in the Sunshine State
- My weekend eats and a little narrative
- Stories about food and yesterday’s meals
- A day of eating and some commentary
- Do you want to know what I ate yesterday?
- Healthy challenges and foods from my day
- Eating, napping and eating again
- Filling up on healthy food before the holiday
- A perfect birthday at home and my eats
- Top blog posts, reader stats and my food
- A different kind of training and my food
- Joining a healthy green movement and my eats
Questions of the day
What’s the best thing you’ve eaten lately? What did you have for dinner last night? Do you want to come help me pack?