“What I Ate Wednesday” food talk and pictures

Last night, I went to the Golden State Warriors opening night game for the 2015-2016 season, and because the team won the title last year, the excitement was extra high among fans — and it was nice to get out during the week. This season marks the seventh in which Dave has worked for an NBA team, which is just insane, by the way. (First the Orlando Magic, and now the Golden State Warriors.) In fact, we reminisced on Sunday night when talking about the start of the season, because we were together long before he ever took his first job in basketball. Oh how time flies.

Speaking of basketball season, dinners will become even more simple for me now that Dave will be gone again quite often in the evenings working at games. I’ve grown spoiled with him being the grill-master a few times a week during the off-season. Good thing spaghetti squash is back in season, because I can pop those in the microwave and have a warm and hearty bowl of food ready in no time when I get home from teaching classes at the gym.

In other news, it’s Wednesday, so I’m here with a few recent pictures of my food. And in case you’re wondering, YES, I do take entirely new photos of each meal one day each week for these posts. And YES, I do eat the meal after taking the photo just as you see it. 

This week’s “What I Ate Wednesday” recap

Every Wednesday is a great chance to look at pictures of real food and healthy meals, because it’s a way to break up the work-week with something light on the words and heavy on the color. Here we go …

What I Ate Wednesday via A Lady Goes

Today, I’m sharing everything that I ate on Sunday, a day when all of my meals were prepared at home.

Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

Assorted breakfast via A Lady Goes West WIAWSometimes you just pull a few packages out of the pantry and fridge, throw in a piece of fresh fruit and call it breakfast. A tasty breakfast at that, with some warm pumpkin tea included. Easy and done.

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

Siggi's Snack via A Lady Goes West WIAWSiggi’s with whole milk-fat is even creamier than regular Siggi’s. I’m a big fan. Just do whole fat. Just do it.

Lunch at 2:30 p.m.

Purple potato for lunch via A Lady Goes West WIAWNow THAT is a purple sweet potato. Served with fresh avocado and two runny eggs. Perfection. A repeated lunch, which can do no wrong.

UN-PICTURED – A second mug of hot green tea, sweetened with stevia and vanilla almond milk, enjoyed while I was on an evening conference call. And this mug of tea held me over. I ended up skipping my usual afternoon snack, so I’d be good and hungry for dinner. You’ll see why …

Dinner at 8 p.m.

Pizza for dinner WIAWPizza night has returned for the last couple of Sundays in our house. We bought the dough from the grocery store, then added fresh mozzarella, sliced up peppers and tomatoes and organic pizza sauce. There was, however, a snafu with our new pizza stone. But that is neither here nor there, because much of the pizza made it out alive. Served alongside not one, but TWO, glasses of dark red wine and some broccolini roasted in coconut oil. 

Dessert at 9 p.m.

Dates via A Lady Goes West WIAWIf you think coconut-covered dates are good, you should try slapping on some protein-enriched caramel nut butter on top. What a way to end the day of eats. And add a mug of heated up vanilla almond milk, and that’s a lovely and healthy dessert.

That was it for all of my eats — it was a good one. Have a lovely day, my friends!

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See more “What I Ate Wednesday” food reports

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

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

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53 Comments

  1. Looks like delicious perfection from start to finish.

    So you make your spaghetti squash in the microwave!?!? Tell me more!

    1. YES, so easy. Poke some holes with a knife. Then microwave it whole for about 5 minutes on each side. Slice it open, let it cool, scoop out the seeds. Eat. πŸ™‚

  2. That sweet potato though- could it be any more gorgeous!! All your meals look delicious as per usual, Ashley! Best thing I’ve eaten lately was definitely the mochi ice cream I had on Friday night at a Korean restaurant!

    1. YES — just what I answered to Courtney above — so easy. Poke some holes with a knife. Then microwave it whole for about 5 minutes on each side. Slice it open, let it cool, scoop out the seeds. Eat. πŸ™‚

  3. All your food looks SO tasty!! I love drinking my tea the same way and now that the weather is getting a bit cooler I’ve been craving it like crazy, especially in the afternoons πŸ™‚ Oh and I thought you’d might like to know my hubby is a Golden State Warriors fan and cheered for them the whole way last year! I think he secretly has a man crush on Steph Curry haha πŸ˜‰ Hope you have a nice day!!

  4. my goodness your day of eats is so much better than mine! but THAT is why I do WIAW – so I can get inspired to eat better, experiement more and fall in love with different foods!

  5. Heck yes for pizza night. I need to try tea in the afternoon for when I’m not really hungry. Afternoon snacks are such a habit, I have them when I’m not even really needing one.

    1. Hi Kate! I usually have a snack with the afternoon tea, but I just didn’t on this day, because my lunch had been so late. But it’s true — you probably shouldn’t snack just to snack. πŸ™‚ Ohhhh habits …

  6. That purple potato! YES. Also, I am way too familiar with the busyness of the NBA season. I hope you enjoyed going to the game last night! The Pistons home opener is tonight and, well, I’m not going. πŸ˜‰ Love the looks of the pizza, too!

    1. Ha! Yes, Heather! I’m sure you’re very happy to be on your own comfortable couch rather than at the Pistons games this year. πŸ™‚ heheh

  7. Pizza Sundays are the absolute best – we have them in our home, too! Though we’ve caved to frozen or ordering out lately. Not the healthiest, but you can’t stop a tradition when you’re short on time right?! (Excuses?)

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I STILL haven’t tried spaghetti squash. Looking forward to trying out some of your recipes!

    1. Hi Jessica! We buy the pre-made pizzas for the oven ALL THE TIME too. In fact, our favorite one is not available in the Bay Area sadly, but we loved “Home Run” pizzas when we lived in Florida. If you see those — get them!

  8. I made some coconut dates to start having as my dessert to start trying to break my chocolate habit. Need some protein caramel sauce to top it off like you though!

    I’m loving homemade bulletproof coffee lately. I started making it last week to replace my sugarfree creamer and I’m not missing the creamer at all.

  9. This just reminded me that I have one remaining Siggis in the fridge — excuse me while I go enjoy that and contemplate how I can make my week as healthy as yours looks!

    1. Hahaha — well I wish EVERY day was as healthy as this one was for me. But not so much, when you find yourself at The Cheesecake Factory on a Friday night hahaha πŸ™‚

  10. purple sweet potatoes are literally my favorite thing ever!!<3 well, one of the few! i got a bag from TJs but theyre purple/while, and i think they're actually yams? anyways. its been too long since i made pizza at home :/ it looks so good with the broccolini!

    1. The ones with the real purple on the inside are totally my jam! Hard to find though. The white/purple are good too! πŸ™‚ Thanks for saying hi!

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