Social media chatter and some pictures of tasty food

Let’s talk about social media for a minute. Do you have a favorite site to browse to look at other people’s updates and pictures? Facebook? Instagram? Twitter? Pinterest? Snapchat? Periscope? Dare I say, Google Plus?

I’ve got to admit, even though I’m a blogger and should be crazy about all forms of digital communication, I’m slow to the game when it comes a couple of them. I’ve tried to get into Snapchat and am just not feeling it … and no, I haven’t even downloaded Periscope. I’m so behind.

That being said, I do love me some Instagram. In fact, I check it several times a day to make sure I don’t miss anything. What would I miss? Oh I don’t know, someone’s well-styled lunch picture or a someone’s 400th sweaty selfie of the week. The good stuff.

No point to make here other than I don’t think we all need to feel compelled to be “all over” every single social site. Use the ones that are effective for your business or are most enjoyable to you personally. That’s that. Now, let’s talk about food …

This week’s “What I Ate Wednesday” recap

Every Wednesday is a great chance to look at food pictures — real food pictures — featuring mostly healthy meals. Here we go …

What I Ate Wednesday via A Lady Goes

Today, I’m sharing everything that I ate on Sunday, a rest day, featuring no workouts and lunch out-and-about.

Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

WIAW - Overnight oats and tea for breakfast

After a one-month hiatus, overnight oats have made it back into my regular breakfast rotation. This bowl is a mixture of Greek yogurt, oats, chia seeds, almond milk and pumpkin pie spice, all cooled in the fridge overnight. In the morning, I top it with a banana and cinnamon, then I eat it with some hot peppermint green tea, sweetened with stevia and almond milk.

Mid-morning snack at 11:30 a.m.

WIAW - Coconut water via A Lady Goes WestThis $3 bottle of pulpy coconut water purchased at the Ferry Building in San Francisco may have been pricey, but all those sweet and fresh chunks in the liquid made it seem like a snack. An easily portable one, which was perfect for walking along the Embarcadero with Dave.

Lunch at 2 p.m.

WIAW - beet burger from Seed + Salt via A Lady Goes West

I can’t say enough good things about this beautiful thing right there. It’s a beet burger, wrapped in collard greens, surrounded by sprouts, lettuce and dressing, which I purchased from the organic, vegan-friendly Seed + Salt restaurant in the Marina neighborhood. While this sandwich was super messy, it was divine. Un-pictured is a little side of pickles, which I had as well as a Pellegrino to hydrate.

Afternoon tea at 5 p.m.

Un-pictured is another mug of hot green tea, sweetened with stevia and vanilla almond milk, which I enjoyed while sitting on the couch and working on my blog post for Monday.

Dinner at 8 p.m.

WIAW Steak dinner and wine via A Lady Goes West

Over the past month, I’ve gotten into eating steak every week or so. I didn’t necessarily avoid it before, but for many years, I just always chose salmon. Well, let me tell you, a juicy New York strip is a delicious thing. Especially when enjoyed alongside two glasses of red wine and some roasted broccoli. Perfect and simple dinner.

And for a tiny dessert, I had an un-pictured coconut-covered date and a mug of warm vanilla almond milk for a little sweet taste.

And that’s all she wrote. 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. (Also now available in my handy new drop-down menu under Food above.)

Questions of the day

How’s your week going so far?

What’s your favorite social medium?

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten lately?



  1. I couldn’t agree more about social media. There are just some that are not for me or for my blog. Some of them are a bit trendy and I bet they will be short lived too. I don’t know what is so fascinating about Instagram but I know I can never get enough of it!

  2. Instagram is my fave too. So many fellow coaches are all over Periscope and Snapchat. But I’m just not into that at all and it feels overwhelming to keep up with all the platforms. So I stick with Insta and Facebook and a random tweet here and there.

    Happy Wednesday to you!

    1. Hi Courtney! It is overwhelming, that’s why you should focus on just the ones you LIKE or that WORK for you. I agree that IG and Facebook are my favorite too! Good choices, lady! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Liz, Well if your hubby likes it, it’s got to be good. Actually, my husband was on Snapchat WAY before I gave it a try and he was trying to convince me. But I just don’t like it.

  3. I laughed when I read ‘google plus’. I LOVE Instagram! Like you I check multiple times a day. I’m over Facebook and Twitter is to celebrity fille. Love your blog!!

  4. I was late to the social media party since I didn’t use anything besides FB before I started blogging. In fact I just got Instagram about 3 weeks ago… and now I’m, for the first time, truly getting hooked on it. I guess because I love photography!

  5. I probably post the most to Facebook, but I enjoy browsing my Instagram feed the most. I don’t use the other social media sites for the most part.

    Also as much as I adore the TAZO peppermint tea, I’m desperately waiting for the Trader Joe’s seasonal peppermint green tea to come back. Yum!

  6. I’m with you… IG is my favorite! I go in phases with Facebook, but the other platforms I could take or leave. I, too, can’t get into Snapchat, I don’t even have a Periscope account, and I haven’t even looked into figuring out how Google+ works. But, I’m totally a-okay with it because I couldn’t keep up with all of them anyways. Besides, Instagram is my favorite and I figure I may as well do one or two really well than stretch myself too thin among way too many.

    Your lunch looks amazingly delicious!!!

  7. I’m an Instagram junkie! I did download Periscope… but I just can’t get into it. I don’t like having to hear myself/look at my own face. LOL!

    All your eats look so good! I’ve been craving steak like crazy lately. Maybe the cooler weather?

    1. Who knows, Laura. But I’m all into the red meat hahah! πŸ™‚ Happy Wednesday! And you’ve got me beat by even downloading Periscope hahaa.

  8. I am all about Instagram. I don’t know anything about twitter or periscope. While I go enjoy snapchat I only have a handful of friends that I snap with.

    That wrap that you have looks amazing – I would LOVE to have one of those right now!

  9. That wrap looks SO good!! Mmmm πŸ™‚ And I’m very much like you, I haven’t gotten into all the social media apps out there…Instagram is my go to for sure! Have a great day πŸ™‚

  10. I told my physical therapist I was a blogger and she asked me if I used periscope… I didn’t even know what she was talking about. Total technology fail!

    Maybe I’m old fashioned, but instagram and pinterest are where it’s at for me. Twitter I’m warming up to, but we’re certainly not bff status yet.

    Remember the days when Facebook was “The Thing.” I feel like I’m still there lol.

    1. Yes, Anna, YES! I totally remember when Facebook was all there was out there. Ohhhh how times have changed heheh! πŸ™‚ And apparently your doctor is WITH it!

  11. I totally agree with social media! I am so with Instagram but rarely use snap chat! I also love to watch YouTube videos but I would never make one myself! Social media should be enjoyable and fun not something you dread!

  12. Ohh your eats look delicious!!! Oh man I remember when I was like ‘Instagram..heck no I’ll never use/go on that’ yah no I’m obsessed…love it more then Facebook now…mostly because all I want to see on Facebook is the scrolling aspect …amazing… handed things are the best for me right now with a baby so on my phone it’s so easy…

  13. Definitely NOT Google Plus, lol!

    I’ve told you this before but I love Snapchat. It’s like the reality TV of social media. I know it’s weird at first but the more people you start following who are comfortable using it, the more you catch on. It’s like getting a sneak peak into someone’s entire day rather than just one pic that was curated to look perfect, like Instagram. Not that I don’t love Instagram, because I do.

    But anyways, that beet burger needs to happen in my life very soon! πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, Sarah, I get it … I just haven’t latched on I guess. I love that you love it. Maybe I will keep trying. And YES, you need to hit up Seed + Salt soon! πŸ™‚

  14. Totally agree with you about social media, Ashley! Pinterest is probably the one I put the most time into since it’s my biggest source of traffic, but I really love Instagram and Snapchat as well. Snapchat was actually surprising for me, but what I love about it is that it’s so much less edited and random than all the other ones. There’s no pressure to make things look perfect or write super long captions filled with hashtags.

    1. Hi Amanda! Yes, yes, I know … there are many reasons to love Snapchat. I may try again one day heheh. πŸ™‚ YES to the traffic from Pinterest for your as a foodie, of course. Rock it!

  15. I LOVE this, because I’ve been struggling with wanting to be everywhere. Other people have started doing everything, and I’m kind of thinking, ‘AAaaah! I’m so behind.’ But this is such a good reminder. My favorite is definitely instagram or maybe twitter because it’s so quick. πŸ˜‰

  16. I just heard about Periscope recently…I don’t even know what it is and I’m not going there! I’m rarely on Twitter so I’d have to say Pinterest & Instagram are my favorites! πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, Marielle! Pinterest can suck you in … I am not on it as much as I was when wedding planning or decorating, that’s for sure. I always fall back on Pinterest when I need inspiration.

  17. A beet burger wrap?! YUM! That steak and broccoli looks so appetizing. I love instagram too, but I am slowly starting to use twitter over facebook. It’s so much more current and up to date, and I don’t feel as bad tweeting multiple times a day!

    1. Hi Sarah! Totally! I think the nature of Twitter allows for much more frequent posts — sometimes the same post — spaced out over time to make sure people see it. πŸ™‚

  18. Your eats arenas perfect and healthy even on the weekends! ? The wrap looks divine as does the steak and red wine!

    Instagram is my favorite. So quick and mindless to scroll through.

  19. I love me some IG and Pinterest. I have a suspicion that Periscope is going to be as popular as IG one day but I really hope I’m wrong because I just can’t get on the Periscope train! I was planning on doing it but I just can’t even comprehend how or what to even do as a video and then I got too overwhelmed. I am so happy I am not the only blogger who feels this way!!

    1. Hi Carly! Thanks for saying hi! I really don’t want to use Periscope … but if I try it and like it, then maybe? Not anytime soon though. Don’t worry, you’re definitely not alone! πŸ™‚

  20. No love for Twitter up in this comment section?! Actually, I love to tweet out things but rarely have the time to scroll through my feed. Instagram is probably my favorite because it’s the easiest and quickest. My husband and I were just talking about social media and how we would approach it with our future children. It can be a little easy to get caught up in.

    1. I’m mostly the same with Twitter, Lauren. Although I used to scroll through and find interesting stories, I just can’t devote that much time to it anymore. πŸ™‚ Thanks for saying hi, lady!

  21. That beet burger sounds AMAZING. I am a recently new fan of beets. I am with you on the social media front…I am not a fan of snapchat (I ended up deleting it) and don’t have periscope. I tend to stick mostly to Instagram, and occasionally Facebook. Too many outlets these days!!

    1. Yes, Hayley! I’m a big beet fan! πŸ™‚ And totally — IG and Facebook are the main ones for me. Although I get more and more annoyed at my Facebook feed haha. Hope you’re having a great week, friend! πŸ™‚

  22. Hello Ashley!! I have made it to Japan and it’s been crazy! I hope to get back into my regular habit of eating breakfast and reading your blog now! However, I am about 14 or so hours ahead of you, so I’ll miss seeing your post when I first wake up! I love Instagram too! It is probably my favorite, although I post more on Facebook. I also have looked into Snapchat and just don’t get it! Best things I’ve eaten?! I couldn’t even list them all here – Japanese food is amazing!! Some of my favorites have been the Sushi go round where you sit at a table and the sushi and whatever else comes by on a conveyor belt and you just grab whatever you want – or you can order from a little screen at your table. So yummy and fun! I haven’t eaten anything I don’t like. However, I haven’t really gone out of my comfort zone either. I am not eating the raw octopus or some other strange things. Hope you are good! I have definitely missed reading your blog and hope to catch up on what I’ve missed!

    1. MELISSA!! My friend!! I’ve been missing your comments so much! I can’t believe you are there. Wow! And you are more than half-of-a-day ahead. Sushi on a conveyor belt? I could get used to THAT! hehehe! How are the kids adjusting so far? Are you in a house? Okay!! It’s okay to stick to your comfort zone at first, I mean you are living in a foreign country at least!

  23. I went to Seed & Salt the other day, and had a disappointing “not tuna” wrap. I’ll have to try the beet burger next!!

    Also – i’m with you on the whole social media thing. There are so many, and I can’t spend my entire day managing 10 different accounts! I enjoy Instagram and Pinterest, but I’m not a big Twitter person.

    1. Hi Dani! Too bad about Seed + Salt, I’d say go back for the beet burger with the bun. It’s not cheap though, as you know. And as far as social media — just do what you enjoy, lady! πŸ™‚ We can’t do it all!

  24. So true about social media. While I’m on Intagram and Twitter with SST (@semisweettooth), I “outsource” snapchat to my fiancΓ© and have him follow anyone that might be interesting.

    And is it overnight oats season already?! Just one more week of Summer weather. Please?

    1. Ha, Jessica! I LOVE that you said “outsource” because my husband totally tries to get me into Snapchat. And I eat overnights all year long heheh! πŸ™‚

  25. I have downloaded periscope and I like to watch other’s scopes, but haven’t gotten the balls to do my own yet, lol. I’m with you. Too much social media to keep up with. Instagram is definitely my favorite these days! That beet burger looks delicious. I’ve never seen anything like it before!

  26. I too am obsessed with Instagram and check it several times a day in fear I’ll miss something super important. And I was so excited our Safeway now carries the coconut and almond covered dates you always post. They are delicious! But I eat one with a piece of chocolate too =)

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