My First WIAW {What I Ate Wednesday}

by Jillian on February 22, 2012 · 12 comments

I’m about to do something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time.

Yes, that’s right! I’m jumping on the bandwagon. If you’re not on it, go read about it on Jen’s blog, Peas and Crayons! I decided to take on the veggie challenge.

Let’s start with yesterday’s lunch, shall we?

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I had leftover roasted sweet potatoes and knew that I was hungry for eggs, since breakfast was on the sweet side. I made a mushroom, asiago cheese, and spinach omelet with 1 egg and 3 eggs whites.

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Mmmm..cheesy! I used the sweet potatoes as “home fries”. Really, I just warmed them up and plopped some ketchup on them. Lastly, I had a side of ezekial toast with almond butter.

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Nothing like BFL. Break fast for lunch? Isn’t is supposed to be dinner? Same thing!

Veggies involved: spinach, mushrooms, and sweet potato

Speaking of dinner, I had more leftovers. I incorporated the brown rice and bean mixture from the day before with roasted green and yellow squash. I added some pepperjack cheese to spice it up and topped it with avocado. Random, but satisfying.

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Veggies Involved: zucchini and yellow squash

Today’s breakfast was protein filled after an upper body strength training workout.

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I stole the cup that I bought Joe and filled it with a smoothie made with banana, ice, almond milk, vanilla SunWarrior protein powder, flax meal, 1/4 cup oats, a large handful of spinach, and a handful of blackberries. Talk about a smoothie packed with nutrients! This is one of my favorites.

Veggies involved: spinach

I worked the lunch shift today and got cut for dinner, since we didn’t have that many reservations and 3 of us were scheduled. That was totally fine with me since I have been feeling under the weather and I had last week’s casserole on my mind. I attempted a similar version tonight.

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This time, I subbed some ingredients. I’ll give you a hint: it has the aroma of truffle! What smells better than truffle? Not much if you ask me. It’s intoxicating.

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Needless to say, it involved mushrooms as well.

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If you don’t let the casserole sit for a while after it comes out of the oven, it falls apart when you try to scoop it out. Clearly, I couldn’t wait.

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I paired it with roasted brussels, what’s new? I’ll post the recipe soon. For now, you can try the cheesy brown rice, bean, and caramelized onion casserole.

Veggies involved: mushrooms, brussels sprouts

Getting off work early makes me feel like I should be studying or getting stuff done, but my throat is still a bit sore and my head is starting to feel a little woozy. I’m thinking rest may be a better option since I have work the next 3 days! Although, I whipped out my Garmin to charge because I feel with this warm weather, I may be heading outside for a run tomorrow! We’ll see.

Happy hump day!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chels R. February 22, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Foodgasm! All of this looks good! I have never had truffle salt before, where can I get it?

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2 Jillian February 22, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I found it at a gourmet food store called Garden of Eden. I think Whole Foods might have it? You can probably order it online somewhere, too. It’s expensive. That little jar cost almost $15!

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3 Sara @my less serious life February 22, 2012 at 8:01 pm

happy wiaw! your food looks so tasty! i especially love your ‘breakfast for lunch’. that egg and egg white omelet sounds great. i hardly ever want eggs for breakfast, but i do crave them for lunch and dinner often!

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4 Jillian February 23, 2012 at 11:17 am

I’m so happy you commented because I clicked over and I love your blog! :)

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5 kimert February 22, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I love brussel sprouts! Your meals look so good. I love eggs and am going to have to make an omelet like yours.

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6 Sara @ Nourish and Flourish February 23, 2012 at 2:01 am

I love having breakfast for lunch or dinner! There’s something about it that feels extra special and indulgent. Sometimes I’ll do dinner for breakfast too. (Usually in the form of leftovers). :-)

You recent casserole concoctions look delicious! And truffle salt? Gimme gimme. I’m on a white truffle oil kick right now. :) xoxo

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7 Alexia February 23, 2012 at 10:15 am

i just found ur blog and love reading about your food concotions and exercise plan. looks so delicious, i am really loving green smoothies at the moment! Putting spinach in everything!

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8 Jillian February 23, 2012 at 11:19 am

That makes me happy to hear! :) I love spinach in smoothies – you can’t even taste it but you know you’re getting an extra nutrient punch!

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9 janetha February 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm

i absolutely love truffle salt.. especially on eggs!

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10 Jillian February 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Truffle salt + asiago cheese on eggs is wonderful!

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11 Maria aka Lil Mys Ninja March 18, 2012 at 11:49 pm

How do you like the Sunwarrior protein powder? I’m in search of a good brand that doesn’t have a horrible after taste.

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12 Jillian March 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I really like the vanilla flavor. It was definitely an acquired taste at first, but now I love it! If you e-mail them I’m sure they’d send you a small free sample!

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