What I Ate Wednesday

What I Ate Wednesday– a day in the life of a busy working woman! A snack here, some kale there, and lots and lots of coffee!

Hidee hooooo chickadees! Happy Humpday! Your girl has been werk, werk, werk, werk, werkin’! And by that I mean my eats have been pretty gosh darn boring and simple. I’ve been thinking about doing a “What I Ate This Weekend” post just so you poor souls don’t have to see the same ol’ shiz over and over again! Any interest? I promise there are far fewer veggies and a few more beers. More to come!

As the sun rises, so does my sleepy a$$. Per usual, John and I split a banana before hitting the squat rack. No picture because it’s dark af at 5:30am.

There’s just nothing this body craves after a workout like a smoothie. Preferably my Chocolate Cherry Beet Smoothie. Nope, still not sick of it. Oh and this is my face because I realized I don’t show it on here often.

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After an AMAZING coffee meeting with a super inspiring babe, I was so hyped up on caffeine my shaky hands spilled the last 1/4 of my cup of joe into my purse with my laptop. KEWL. Think it miiiiiight be time to scale back on that coffee consumption again…

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If you think I’m crazy for spending bookoo bucks on bags of kale chips every week, let’s get one thing straight. I only buy these when they are on WooHoo (Kroger speak for clearance) and marked down to $1.99. They’re still not the cheapest but man, I love them.

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Sometimes I’m amazed by my ability to cram a literal fart ton of leafy greens into one tupperware container. I should put it on my resume. “Lettuce Cramming Artist”. I dig it. Anywho, this monstrous salad is a whole bunch of leftover Blueberry Corn Summer Salad piled on top of romaine, beet greens, and topped with extra sunflower sprouts. I brought a jar of extra dressing with me for the week and doused the greens in it. Oh! And my lovely coworker who knows me oh so well brought me a fancy new bevvie to try. This sparkling apple cider vinegar drink was so delicious and refreshing! A bit sweet for my taste but I would definitely drink it again.

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My eyes were bleeding from staring at spreadsheets for so many hours and I needed a break… I brewed a cup of decaf coffee to trick my heavy eyelids into staying open. Oh, and polished off the rest of the bag of kale chips. Then right back at it!

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My poor fried little brain needed a break (albeit short-lived) from the computer screen so I took a few minutes to play with my food. Check out this gorgeous plate! I sliced thin eggplant in half lengthwise, drizzled with avocado oil and S&P, and had John get them nice and charred on the grill. Maybe 8 minutes? Meanwhile, I mixed tahini, plain soy yogurt,  grated garlic, lemon juice, and S&P to make a tahini yogurt sauce. Plated up the eggplant, drizzled with the sauce, dolloped on some pesto I made with farmer’s market basil this weekend, and topped with mint leaves from the garden. We fancy huh?? Not pictured is the hugh jass pile of leftover grilled corn I gobbled down on the side.

Dat’s it. Let’s enjoy some more exciting eats next week, shall we?

3 Comments

  1. Kayla Rossman July 26, 2017

    I just bought the same kale chips on sale at Kroger this week too!! It was my first time trying them, and most likely a bit dangerous as I agree they’re pretty expensive, but so soo tasty. My homemade kale chips just don’t taste the same :(

    I’ve always been interested in trying eggplant, but didn’t know how to cook it! Any other suggestions besides grilling, as I don’t have one yet? I loved the post! I’m the same way, my week day eats are pretty boring so I’d lovee to see a weekend eats post from you as well.

    P.S. Your food pics always have the BEST lighting. Tell me your secrets!

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    • Natalie Natalie July 27, 2017

      Thanks, Kayla!!! Agreed… homemade kale chips just aren’t very good hahaha.

      Eggplant is such an interesting veggie… I can’t say I’ve mastered it but I’m definitely all about cooking it with super high heat. Since you don’t have a grill, try roasting it at like 450 or 500 or searing it in a hella hot cast iron. Let me know how it turns out! I’m still trying new methods…

      Lolz to the lighting thing. So funny you said that!! I work in an office with no windows and hate florescent lights so it’s dark as a dungeon hahaha. Every Tuesday, I cart my whole lunch and accessories to a coworkers well-lit office, set up a backdrop, and snap a few pics. I’m also a huge fan of the app Snapseed- it does a great job of lightening pics without washing them out. #bloggersbebloggin

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