Spring Break Edition of What I Ate Wednesday

Hi friends! It’s Wednesday….already? This is one week that I want to go super slllllooooowwwww. I’m telling you now, that come next Monday, I will not be ready to go back to work.

Today’s What I Ate Wednesday is a little different because I wasn’t at work. I did still manage to get my share of veggies!

6:45- Time for morning coffee. Yes, I’m that crazy girl that is still up at the crack of dawn for no reason; other than more time to enjoy the day! Since I usually wake up at 4:30, this was technically sleeping in.


7:45- Breakfast was a Banana Flax Paleo Pancake. Instead of 1/4 of a mashed banana and 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree; just use 1 whole very ripe mashed banana. I topped it with 1 tbsp almond butter, a drizzle of maple syrup and blueberries. Definitely, did not disappoint!


10:45- Lunch came early. I had a hair appointment for highlights and a cut; which was at 11:00 and about 45 mins away. I decided that if I didn’t bring lunch along with me, I would be starving by the time I was finished at the hair salon. I brought along one of my Breakfast Sweet Potatoes; topped with 1/4 cup Blueberry Chobani Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup Quinoa-Pumpkin Seed Granola and a serving of PB2. Yes, I ate this while driving (only at the red lights) to my appt….I like to live on the wild side. ;)


2:00- I got home and took full advantage of the beautiful weather. It has been what feels like forever since I’ve actually ran outside and it felt marvelous!


3:30- After my run, I had about 1/4 cup of Mango Chobani Greek yogurt with the last of my Quinoa-Pumpkin Seed Granola and an organic gala apple.


4:30- I got back in the kitchen to prep veggies for dinner, whip up some Snickerdoodle Cashew Butter and work on a new protein bite recipe. I snacked on some Plantain Chips from TJ’s and of course I had to taste the Cashew Butter to make sure it was suitable……it was. Those plantain chips sure are addicting!


6:30- For dinner, we finally tried Trader Joe’s salmon patties. Brad and I weren’t too impressed….I won’t be buying these again. Just FYI, the salmon patties from Costco (Trident brand) are way better. I served the salmon patties on top of a large salad with roasted veggies. In the bowl went; mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, roasted zucchini, squash, kabocha squash and bell pepper. For the dressing; I drizzled lemon juice and 1 tsp of olive oil over the top. Despite the salmon not being all that great, with everything mixed together, dinner ended up being pretty good.


8:15- Oh my goodness…my Keurig has went kaputt….major bummer. We had to get out the old Cuisinart. Luckily, it worked like a charm. Always good to have a “plan B” when it comes to coffee.


With my coffee, I had a Honey Nutbutter Protein Bite. Recipe to come soon…..they are delicious, but I’m still working on perfecting the recipe.

protein bite

Something to think about….

Tell me something delicious that you ate yesterday or today.

Did you eat plenty of greens?

Ever try Trader Joe’s salmon patties? What did you think? How about the plantain chips?

Hope your Wednesday is wonderful!!



  1. Going to have to try that granola this weekend I’ve seen it all week and salivated but had no time to make it. This weekend it is happening!

    Lots if salad and veg featured in my WIAW today with green featuring but lots of other colours too :)
    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats What I ate Wednesday #3My Profile

  2. Everything looks so yummy! I’ve heard of those banana pancakes before and I really need to try them. I think I’ve got some over ripe bananas in the kitchen now!
    Sorry about your Keurig……..I don’t think I could live without mine now! Hope you get one that’s up and running again soon! :)
    Amy @ Fun With Family and Fitness Random Chit-ChatMy Profile

  3. Wow, I am impressed that you ate that sweet potato on the road. Now THAT is talent! ;)

    I cannot wait for the recipe for the Honey Nut butter Protein Bites! Anything involving nut butter sure sounds like a winner to me ;).
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl “Meatloaf” Veggie BurgersMy Profile

  4. Honey Nutbutter Protein Bite…..only the name make me drool!!! Can’t wait for the recipe! Uh, I loooove Banana Pancakes. I make them a lot too and topped with berries it’s the perfect meal!!
    Girl, I always thought I am an early bird by getting up at 5:15…..but 4:30???? I am impressed!!! Happy WIAW Beauty!
    Lucie WIAW#13 – What I ate WednesdayMy Profile

  5. Last night for dinner I had this awesome pot roast and mashed potatoes. Not super healthy, but it reminded me of my Mom and growing up on a farm. That made it taste even better. :)
    Sonja @ The {Happy} Travel Bug Caribbean Cruise: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.IMy Profile

  6. Haha! I’m definitely with you on needing a plan B when it comes to coffee. I go so far as to carry around little packets of my favorite Starbucks coffee when I’m traveling to make sure that I always have access to what I love. As for greens, I do my best to get a few small salads in throughout the day, but sometimes it doesn’t happen… Oops.
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. . what I missed while I was away .My Profile

  7. I made quinoa coconut granola last night and LOVE IT!
    Kaitlin WIAW #31 – Capstone and CaffeineMy Profile

  8. TJ’s used to see a great salmon burger, but when they replaced it with a new type a couple of years ago, I agree–not so good. I’ve never tried the Costco version. I’ll have to look into that. Happy Wednesday!
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance Let’s Talk About SardinesMy Profile

  9. It’s not a secret on my blog that I LOVE plantains (baked is my preference) so I NEED to try these chips!
    cori @olivetorun I Made Fun Of My Husband Before Dating HimMy Profile

  10. I just bought those Plantain chips last weekend and the bag is almost gone! My son and I both love them! I had been getting some from Sprouts but I’m pretty sure they weren’t baked and are much saltier. So I figure these are healthier and we love them!
    Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome Check out http://myhealthyhappyhome.com/My Profile

  11. Love the plantain chips from TJ’s! Can’t buy ‘em too often because they’re gone before the end of the day. :)

    I like TJ”s Mahi Mahi burgers. They’re really good with salsa and veggie fixings for a quick meal.
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama LatelyMy Profile

    • I know what you mean. Totally going to try the Mahi Mahi burgers….you’re the second one to recommend them.

  12. I like the salmon patties from Trader Joe’s but if you ever stumble upon their Mahi Mahi patties, jump on em! I found out this weekend that they are a rare item because they only fish during the season, and they are so so good!
    Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life A Week in WODsMy Profile

    • I will definitely be picking those up next time I’m at TJ’s. They had the Mahi Mahi, but I went for the Salmon.

  13. Ooh, those honeynutbutter protein bites look great. Looking forward to the recipe!
    debbie ANNOUNCEMENT!My Profile

  14. I totally agree!!!!!! Our coffee maker broke during a move and it was two days of torture before we bought a new one. We kept the old pot in case this one broke haha.

  15. KIM!

    I am SO happy to finally find your blog! I didn’t know you had one, because when I went to click on your picture on my blog it didn’t take me to your blog, it went to the ‘gravatar’ site. So I figured you didn’t have one. LUCKILY I found it :D So glad I did!!!
    Holly We Pulled It Off!My Profile

  16. Yummm your honey nutbutter protein bites look delicious! Can’t wait for the recipe!!

    I’ve been wanting to get the plantain chips from TJ’s…so next time I go I’ll have to pick some up!

    I bought the salmon last time I was there but I haven’t cooked them up yet!!
    Elise feeling good is…well, good!My Profile

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