What I Ate Wednesday – March 1, 2016

Lunch - Taco Salad

I’ve been battling a little cold for the past few days so today was all about some comfort food. It started with a warm bowl of oatmeal. I like to make oats in the slow cooker over night so the whole family can wake up to a cozy breakfast – simply toss 1 cup steel cut oats in along with 4 cups of water. I add a bit of cinnamon and vanilla extract as well, but you don’t have to. Then, in the morning, we can each decide what to top our oatmeal with. For mine, I stirred in a couple tablespoons of coconut milk and added jumbo blueberries and chopped pecans.

Breakfast - Oatmeal with bluberries and pecan

The oatmeal pretty much held me over for quite a while but I ended up getting hungry around 11ish. Since I wanted to eat lunch at noon in order to digest before a workout, I decided to go for a small snack – sliced banana (half of one) with a small smear of peanut butter on each and a semi-sweet chocolate chip on each bite.

Snack 1 - Banana with PB and chocolate

I had made shrimp fajitas last night and made it a point to make extra. When I’m sick, spicy food hits the spot. The peppers and onions were sautéed with homemade taco seasoning and the beans were cooked with chopped tomato and a couple tablespoons of salsa verde. This time around I bought ready-made guac because my avocados weren’t ripe enough. Boo! But…it still tasted yummy (just not as spicy as I like!).

Lunch - Taco Salad 2

After hitting the gym for about 45 minutes (today was all about weights and strength training), I grabbed a small snack of cheddar cheese and half a pear.

Snack 2 - Pear and Cheese

Surprisingly, I wasn’t really hungry until dinner time. Today, I whipped up a Blue Apron meal. We had started getting Blue Apron when I was pregnant. Originally, it was for my hubby to help with cooking (the directions on their recipes are SO easy to follow) but now we’re totally hooked! I love coming up with my own recipes and meals but a few times a week, it’s nice to not have to think about it. With Blue Apron, you have the ingredients, you have the recipes, and you just make dinner. Plus, most of the time, I can make an extra meal out of it so lunch the next day is covered (or Burrito can eat it) – boom! I promise – this was not a paid advertisement for Blue Apron…I just really really really like the company :-)

Dinner - Risotto 2

After dinner (and catching up on Elementary) I just wanted a small bite of something sweet. Luckily, my mom hid some Ferrero Rocher in the back of the fridge for me to discover!

Dessert - Ferrero Rocher

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  1. Hi Tina, I have been faithfully making slow cooker steel cut oatmeal ever since you recommended it back in 2013. I use a cup of steel cut oats, 4 cups of unsweetened almond milk, tsp. ground cinnamon, a dash of salt and some fruit (usually frozen sliced peaches).

    Then I portion it out for the work week and even freeze them when needed.


      1. Hi Tina,

        I am well, thank you for inquiring. Hope you are also.

        Congratulations on your baby boy. He is adorable.

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