What I Ate Wednesday

Feeling a little under the weather? This calls for a What I Ate Wednesday packed full of healthy greens and veggies!!!

Hellllooooo hunnies! Happy humpday!! I woke up feeling like doo doo… True life, whenever I do too much talking, I end up with a sore throat the next day. And Monday was a day of meetings and event. Alas… Sore throat.

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I packed my morning smoothie with a shiz ton of spinach this morning for an extra vitamin punch. Hence, the sludge color…

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A sore throat isn’t really conducive to snacking, but some Throat Coat tea did me good. I added some of this fancy honey I got on sale at Whole Foods. I’ve used propolis before (for allergies) and I actually really like this blend of goodies for energy and fighting sickness. Bee products aren’t technically vegan but I’m not technically perfect.

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I wasn’t feeling like lunch so when my friend suggested we swing by Alchemy for lunch, I was in. I ordered the Veg Head special smoothie (yep, #2 of the day) because I wanted something soothing on my throat and it fit the bill. And it’s alllllll veggies! Spinach, kale, cucumber, cauliflower, avocado, vanilla brown rice protein, and homemade almond milk. Not too sweet but not grassy or gross. I loved it! 10/10 would get again.

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Late afternoon munchies had me craving something crunchy. Carrots and cukes with hummus hit the spot! (PS check that reusable bag from Stasher! We don’t use any plastic anymore!)

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I’m still on a major beet kick. Can’t stop, won’t stop. Dinner was a spinach salad topped with creamy lentils, roasted beets, and extra lemon tahini sauce. SuUuuUuhhhh guUuuUuhhddd.

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While out running some errands, I snagged this Health Ade kombucha. My sore throat was raging by the time we made it to our last stop and I couldn’t resist some low(ish) sugar popsicles.

Aaaaand that’s a wrap! I took off work this Friday so just a few more days until a 4-day weekend. Woooo! I hope you all have a GREAT rest of the week!

What I Ate Wednesday

When a busy day flies by, taking a moment to share a What I Ate Wednesday meal with a friend is the perfect way to press pause!

Hellllooooo there, m’loves. Happy humpday! I hope everyone is having a perfectly lovely week. I don’t really have much to report, myself. Just another week of work and play. We have some fun activities planned for the weekend, so it just feels like a “grinding for the weekend” kind of week. But of course, always lots of eats to be noshed!

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I’ve been fighting some very strange fatigue and had a strange start to the day. I didn’t get up in time to hit the gym but I still managed to down my vitamins. My supplement routine always includes one or two Brazil nuts due to their high selenium content. Seleni…whaaaat? I’ll let Katie, the future dietician of Love and Lemons, fully explain but selenium has benefits for mercury toxicity (not something I really worry about), thyroid regulation, and some cancer preventative properties.

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I was in a bit of a flurry so I forgot to snap a pic of my smoothie. But not to fear, I shared the full recipe on Monday! I’m seriously so addicted to this creamy, dreamy, beet-y smoothie. It’s packed with veggies but somehow still so delicious. I honestly don’t know if I’ll ever get sick of it. #cantstopwontstop

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Oddly, I was craving salty instead of sweet so I ate what any normal person eats at 10:30AM… kale chips. hehehe ok maybe not so normal but these Brad’s kale chips are the bomb diggity. Even in the morning.

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For lunch, I met a friend at my fav cafe in town, Alchemy. They have all kinds of healthy yet decadent options and I was craving some bread  so I went with the Hummus + Hemp Pesto sandwich. Hummus, pesto, tomato, sprouts, and avocado on wheat bread. Seriously perfect combo of creamy and crunchy and bright! The best booch helped wash it down.

A little later, I downed the two Matcha Bites I picked up at lunch and they were every bit as divine as the last time I devoured them.

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My lunch kept me nice and full, so I made it through the rest of the work day and yoga without another snack. When I got home, I had some of the beet salad I prepped for lunches this week. I based the recipe off one we got when we did a participatory dinner at The Kitchen, a local event venue. This week’s version was loaded up with roasted beets, beet greens, brown rice, chickpeas, green onions, sunflower seeds, and a creamy tahini lemon dressing. I loaded up a plate with mixed greens, added my salad, and drizzled on some extra dressing. I’m already excited to have it for lunch again tomorrow.

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After dinner, I broke into the box of goodies my cousin and his wife sent from Greece. He was stationed there with the Air Force for a few years, met and married a beautiful native Greek, and now they send us incredible packages when they go back to visit. I tried this chocolate halva, a sweet and fluffy tahini treat, and loved it. It paired perfectly with a few strawberries.

That’s it for me, friends! I hope you all have a wonderful remainder of the week and a weekend full of joy and love!

What I Ate Wednesday

We made it to the halfway week mark! A full day of ugly but delicious eats coming at ya’ for What I Ate Wednesday!

As I’m writing this, it’s Tuesday night and I’ve been buried under my fuzzy blanket on the couch since the moment I walked through the door. I’m still in my work clothes. I’ve gotten up only one time to walk to the bathroom. I just feel tired and down in the dumps and out of it.

In lieu of being hard on myself and telling myself I need to “snap out of it” and be a big ray of sunshine for this blog post, I’m just taking it easy. So… Here’s some things I put in my mouth today.

My back and neck are feeling loads better so we’re back at the gym. The typical banana got us moving.

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New day, same smoothie. Beets, cauliflower, cherries, banana, chocolate, and an unnecessary amount of superfood powders.

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An apple a day keeps the hangries away.

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I promise this hideous lunch tasted a little better than it looks. Let’s call it quinoa stuffed peppers and move right along. 6 out of 10, would not make again.

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The snack cravings hit hard this afternoon but luckily I’ve been keeping my snack drawer stocked. Some Brad’s kale chips and weird superfood almonds held me over.

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When I got home, I was a big ball of anxious energy. I was starving but nothing sounded good. Aha!! Waffles to the rescue! We had a few left over from this weekend and served them with butter, maple syrup, and sliced strawberries. I felt perfectly full and couldn’t help but think what a powerful thing it is to honor your cravings and not always worry about calories or nutrient density or blah blah blah…

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John, being the angel that he is and knowing I’m down in the dumps, brought home all kinds of goodies after his softball game. He brought me lots of booch and bevvies and some not-pictured peanut butter filled pretzels (my comfort food du jour) that we munched on together.

I’m outta here. Honor your cravings. Eat what makes you feel good. Love your freaking self.

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