A What I Ate Wednesday Full of Veggies!

Hi, y’all!! Yesterday was a great day of eats and it was loaded with veggies…. even better! I’m linking up with new momma, Jenn from Peas and Crayons to bring you my eats from Tuesday. Head on over to her blog for more food inspiration.


Even my morning coffee included a veggie! I made Lisa’s dairy-free pumpkin spice coffee creamer and it is delicious! Love my new Twin Cities mug!

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For breakfast, I’m pretty much sticking with my green smoothies that I’ve become accustomed to from the being on the cleanse {more to come on that in a couple of days}. You just can’t deny how good you feel when you load up on veggies first thing in the morning and green smoothies taste so good. My smoothie of the day included a couple of handfuls of spinach, celery, cucumber, banana, mango and coconut milk.

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After I had been at work for awhile, I snacked on some baby carrots before lunchtime. Nothing new with the snacks of the day! ;)

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Lunch was so, unexpectedly, wonderful! I didn’t expect much from Trader Joe’s canned split pea soup {and I know it looks like baby food}, but it was so tasty. I also roasted up a Delicata squash to bring with me to work. I may have roasted it just a little too long because it was more like mashed Delicata, but still delicious with a sprinkle of salt and cinnamon. After I posted the picture of Delicata at Trader Joe’s, a few people asked what it tasted like. It had been so long since I had eaten it that I really couldn’t remember; I just knew that I loved it. Well, it’s sweeter than kabocha and this may sound strange, but it also seems smoother and easier to eat. It’s rich and creamy… almost like a sweet potato. Definitely a must try!

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While I waited in line to pick Landen up from school, I had my normal afternoon apple snack.

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The apple didn’t completely do the trick, so then I had some raw almonds….. thanks to my HLS swag from Blue Diamond!

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Tuesday evening is our busy night with lots of kids’ activities. After school, I dropped Madelyn off at horse riding lessons and Landen and I headed to Starbucks to kill some time before gymnastics started. I had the iced coffee with three pumps of sugar-free vanilla and I brought my own coconut milk.

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After running Landen to gymnastics, I came back to Starbucks to catch up on some blogging and enjoy a salad that I brought from home. My salad included mixed greens, avocado, beets, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, Mary’s Gone Cracker crumbs and TJ’s garlic olive oil. Unfortunately, all of the toppings are hiding. ;)

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We got home pretty late from all of our evening activities, so I wasn’t really feeling any before bed treat. I was just ready to hit the hay.

Something to think about…..

Have you ever tried Delicata squash? How about Trader Joe’s split pea soup?

What was something delicious that you ate or drank yesterday?

Are you a green smoothie fan? If so, what ingredients do you use? I’ve been loving the addition of mangoes to my smoothies!

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Comments

  1. Looks like a delicious day of eats! I love mangoes in my green smoothies but they aren’t in season here so counting down for them to be back!

    I went on a date night tonight with my boyfriend to a Thai restaurant and loved the pork belly :)
    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats What I Ate Wednesday #31My Profile

  2. Great day of eats!!! I had some fabulous porkchops yesterday with sweet potatoes and apples. Fall is here! :)
    Madison Lette’s Talk: Cocktail PartiesMy Profile

  3. Aren’t loaded veggie days the best? I’ve actually never tried TJs split pea but I had their butternut squash and sweet potato soups before and they are delicious.
    Amy @ The Little Honey Bee Coconut Banana Pancake [WIAW 14]My Profile

  4. Your food looks pretty delicious! I love Green Smoothies they are so satisfying!
    I’ll have one later today too :-)
    Juli @ 1000lovelythings What I ate Wednesday #10 – Give me some Butternut SquashMy Profile

  5. Everything looks delicious. I love how many fruits and veggies you got in there :)
    Danielle Chocolate Chip Protein MuffinsMy Profile

  6. Thanks for letting me know about the delicata! I’m gonna pick one up the next time I go food shopping. Also glad to hear the creamer was delicious. I’ve been wanting to make it!
    Davida @The Healthy Maven Dear Body…My Profile

  7. You and my mom are both on squash kicks lately. I got a text message after arriving at school this week with a whole bunch of squash pictures… Delicata being one of them. She said that it was sweeter too, but much more seedy than an acorn so it didn’t yield as much squash as she expected. I’m hoping the grocery store has a few when I get back!
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  8. It looks like a great day of eats. I havent tried delicata before but I love most other squashes, especially kabocha and acorn! I’m going to have to try that delicata squash now. Although I really don’t need another squash obsession ;)
    Nicole @ FruitnFitness WIAW – a day of studyingMy Profile

  9. I haven’t had delicata squash since last winter so I can’t totally remember what it tastes like, but I remember I liked it! I love all winter squash.

    I’m pretty simple when it comes to my green smoothies: banana, almond milk or milk, and spinach or kale is my base and then I sometimes add flaxseed and raw cacao powder. I need to start experimenting with more different ingredients in mine!
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  10. So happy to hear you loved the coffee creamer! Makes me smile:)
    Can’t wait to hear more about your thoughts on the cleanse! It sounds like it’s a really good one – with no really heavy restrictions which I’m all for.
    I love delicata squash! For some reason I can find kabocha year round where I live, but delicata is more like a once per month thing! Weird how that happens…now I have a craving for it.
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  11. Angie Maharaj says:

    I’m inspired to make my first green smoothie in months today :) I usually keep it simple with banana, almond milk, spinach, and greek yogurt, but I may add some unsweetened cocoa powder to satisfy the chocolate craving that has been haunting me!

  12. Yep, you have now officially convinced me that I MUST try this delicata squash now!
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl WIAW…While TravelingMy Profile

  13. Paige Callahan says:

    I had pumpkin frozen yogurt with chocolate for dessert last night, so good :)

  14. Cooler weather

  15. Kristen @Kissmybutternutsquash.tumblr.com says:

    My favorite thing about fall is seasonal items and pumpkin <3333 I can't get enough!

  16. Actually, I’ve never had Delicata squash and am not even sure I’ve seen it in stores so far. But if you like it that much I might have to keep my eyes peeled for it, I guess.
    As usual I fully approve of you bringing your own food into Starbucks :). That might have to do with just finding out their extortionate price for Pumpkin Spices Lattees over here …

  17. I love apple picking!!!

  18. I’ll have to try some of the Trader Joe’s soups…I’m always wary of canned soup like that but it is convenient. Looks like a delicious day of eats :)

  19. The snuggle weather :)

  20. My favorite thing about the fall is my cool morning runs!

  21. I don’t think I’ve had Delicata squash before. I love kabocha squash though so it sounds great!
    Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome WIAW – AMRAP BarsMy Profile

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