I think I just may turn into a pumpkin & WIAW

Happy hump day guys!!! It’s What I Ate Wednesday Day!!!!

Anyone else feel like they are turning orange and may sprout a stem at any moment? Ha ha….really, I’ve had so much pumpkin in the past week; I think I may be turning into one! ;) You will be seeing some pumpkin in this post {no surprise there, right?}!!

Love Jenn’s theme for WIAW this month. There really were no Halloween treats to be had yesterday, but believe me when I say; I got my share this weekend with these Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip cookies. If they’re healthy, it’s okay to eat like 5 in one sitting, right?

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats
Okay, on to the goods…..

Breakfast was at around 6:00 and it’s the same thing I’ve been enjoying the past couple of days. The pumpkin muffins are gone now, so this morning these chocolate PB cup pancakes from cleanfoodcreativefitness.com are on the menu.

Snack time was at 9:15 and see what I mean about turning into a pumpkin….

Lunch was around noon and a real bummer. I brought Trader Joe’s pumpkin soup to work, to try for the first time and expected it to be really good. In my opinion….a total letdown. Anyone else tried it yet? What did you think? I didn’t even finish it and that just isn’t like me not to finish a meal. While I had the bread, it wasn’t bad; but the soup on it’s own just wasn’t doing it for me.

Annie to the rescue! I just happened to have these on hand and it helped to add something crunchy to the soup.

By the time I had time to eat my afternoon snack, I was starvin’ marvin and it was the usual. Picture is recycled {didn’t really see the need to take another pic of the same thing} apple slices with almond butter.

Dinner was around 8:00 and turned out so good and I’m really glad since lunch was a major fail. I kind of threw some stuff together Monday night, so that I would have a homecooked meal to bring with me to Landen’s gymnastics practice and not have to grab something out. I’m really lucky because they have a fridge and a microwave at the gym.

Eggplant Lasagna

Recipe Type: main, entree, dinner
Author: Kim Lee @hungryhealthygirl.com
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Cook time:
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Serves: 6-8
  • 1 whole small eggplant or 1/2 large eggplant
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 lb. ground turkey (I used 1.35 lbs and it worked out fine)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (about 1/2 of a medium onion)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 2 tsps red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray or olive oil spray.
  2. Slice eggplant into thin slices. Arrange slices on a baking sheet. Drizzle eggplant with olive oil or spray with olive oil spray and salt & pepper. Roast for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  3. Meanwhile, brown ground turkey and onion in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
  4. Add and blend into browned turkey; diced tomatoes, garlic, tomato paste, red wine vinegar, oregano, and basil. Let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes.
  5. *To assemble the lasagna*
  6. First, spread half of the meat sauce on the bottom of a 2-1/2 quart casserole dish. Second, layer the roasted eggplant slices. Third, layer a sprinkling of cheese (of desired amount, I used about 1/2 cup). Repeat again.
  7. Bake for approximately 45-60 mins at 375 degrees.


For dessert I had a little fat free Greek frozen yogurt from Trader Joe’s {love that stuff} with some dried figs.

What was something you had to eat today or yesterday?

Had a bummer meal lately? What was it?


  1. Hey, nothing wrong w/ all that pumpkin :)
    Jessie WIAW: Oats EditionMy Profile

  2. Oh, my gosh…the lasagna looks delicious!!
    Fran@ Broken Cookies Don’t Count WIAW~Feeling the FallMy Profile

  3. YUM!!! That eggplant lasagna sounds awesome!!! I haven’t had too many major disappointments lately. Soup seems to be hit or miss though. I’ve stopped buying a lot of them :(
    Liz @ iheartvegetables Food Journaling Part 3My Profile

  4. Pumpkin is never a bad thing. And I personally don’t think that you can ever have too much :)

    I have not had a disappointing meal lately, but I’m sure that is just knock on wood for me :D Too bad that soup wasn’t any good because it looks fantastic!
    Eating 4 Balance Weekend WIAW (With 3 Recipes)My Profile

  5. I am loving all the pumpkin and that eggplant lasagna looks amazing!
    Danielle @ clean food creative fitness What I Ate Wednesday!My Profile

  6. That lasagna looks amazing….and so perfect and comforting for this time of year!
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl Recipe: Mexican Vegetable CasseroleMy Profile

  7. Eggplant lasagna, love the idea, you gave me a great idea on what to do with the eggplant sitting in my fridge!!!

    Happy WIAW
    K @ Finding a skinnier me WIAW… baking…My Profile

  8. I spotted that Pumpkin Soup at TJS the other day…glad I didn’t buy it. Sorry it didn’t live up to the hype :(

    Thanks for sharing! Happy WIAW…
    Heather @ In Her Chucks What I Ate Wednesday #11My Profile

  9. That IS a lot of pumpkin. :)

    I hope you didn’t put those Bunny crackers IN the soup. That might be why you didn’t like it. :P J/k.
    Clarinda @ Enjoying the Course {review} Awesome BarsMy Profile

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