What I Ate Wednesday: Recent Eats and Treats

Hi, guys! It’s What I Ate Wednesday time! I have to say, with last weekend being Easter and me having a little extra time on Saturday to create a new snack recipe; I’ve been eating pretty great lately. For this edition of What I Ate Wednesday, I’m sharing recent eats and treats I’ve been loving. Hopefully, you find a new recipe or at least inspiration for something new to try!


I’ve been on a pretty big pancake kick, recently, and it all started with my fabulous two ingredient pancake! Then, this past weekend, I decided to give Amanda’s Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Pancakes a try. Dare I say…. best pancake recipe ever! It’s so easy because you just combine everything in the blender and then pour onto the skillet. These pancakes also cook up perfectly for me every time. Oh and the taste…. delicioso!

Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Moving onto lunch…. I’ve actually had the above pancakes for lunch, but I’ve also been enjoying throw together salads. I’ve made them with a Greek yogurt base, olive oil and chickpea base and this past weekend I made quinoa salad with a lemony vinaigrette. It turned out to be a great side or light meal that pretty much pairs well with anything.

Summer Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Summer Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings as a main meal

Fresh flavorful quinoa salad that's perfect as a light meal. Also pairs well with most anything as a healthy side dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Juice of 1 lemons
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic or pomegranate vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 packet Stevia

Instructions

  • Rinse quinoa. Bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a small saucepan and add quinoa. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer, cooking for about 15 to 20 minutes. Turn heat off and allow quinoa to sit for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork. Allow quinoa to cool before adding in the rest of the salad.
  • Meanwhile, sauté onion, bell peppers and zucchini with about a tsp. olive oil until onion is translucent and pepper is are soft, about 3 minutes. Add broccoli and black beans and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Add mixture to cooled quinoa and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper, Stevia and red pepper flakes. Pour vinaigrette over salad and toss well. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Enjoy!
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For snacks, it’s either fruit, yogurt, Larabars or hummus with veggies. I received the most generous shipment of sun-dried tomatoes from Mooney Farms…. about a week ago, so I created a Sun-dried Tomato Hummus. I can’t wait to share the recipe with you, soon!

Sun-dried Tomato Hummus

My recent dinners have been Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili, Chopped Southwestern Tuna Salad and Omelets with fruit. On Friday night, I made Chicken Artichoke Pasta in Lemon Sauce with hopes of taking new pictures of this recipe for the blog. It’s such a great recipe, but the photos just don’t do it justice. Unfortunately, when dinner was ready it was getting dark and I was in no mood for a photo shoot. I just wanted to eat. #bloggerproblems How about a picture from dinner, last night, instead? Not the most beautiful picture, but it sure was yummy. I had two eggs scrambled with chopped spinach, an apple with a tablespoon of Trader Joe’s crunchy peanut butter and unpictured cottage cheese with Van’s crackers…. aka my go-to dinner.

Scrambled Egg Dinner

If you read the post from yesterday, you probably won’t have a hard time guessing what my choice of dessert has been. Yeah that’s right, the best banana pudding ever!

The Best Banana Pudding Ever!

Something to think about….

What deliciousness have you been enjoying?

Are you a fan of quinoa salads?

Have you ever had Sun-dried Tomato Hummus? What’s your favorite kind of hummus?

My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order. ~Dolly Parton
Happy eating!

Comments

  1. You had me at pancakes when you posted the link on facebook! I really must give these bad boys a try. Can you believe I had a very similar dinner as yours last night – just minus the crackers & add some tomatoes, broccoli & feta to the scramble.
    Jessie Back and Bicep Workout w/ DumbbellsMy Profile

  2. I Love these pancakes…I add a tablespoon of protein plus peanut flour…much better than pb2… pure peanuts and Mega protein! Also pumpkin is a nice add in too!

  3. I’ve already mentioned that I need that banana pudding in my life, right? Because oh my god… YES. And I had to giggle because your dinner looks exactly like something I’d throw together for a snack plate lunch… In fact, I ended up having scrambled eggs with spinach along with some fruit and toast on the side yesterday :D
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. . WIAW … one breakfast is never enough .My Profile

  4. Yummy eats! I like to make Quinoa salads in the summer as the weather gets warmer

  5. I am the biggest fan of quinoa salads! I literally take whatever I am craving and mix it with quinoa. Pizza? Pizza quinoa. Greek? Greek Quinoa. That is my main sustenance!
    Davida @The Healthy Maven {Ebook Talk} Nutrition and PortionsMy Profile

  6. I haven’t had sundried tomato hummus but it sure does sound good! My favorite is artichoke and can’t forget the simple garlic hummus!
    LOVE banana pudding too :)
    Hilary WIAW Spaghetti Squash Pizza/PastaMy Profile

  7. I have yet to try Amanda’s oatmeal pancakes, but seeing your take makes me feel like I’m committing some captial crime.

    Can’t wait for the homemade hummus recipe! We have yet to find a sufficiently flavored one at the store, but yours looks so vibrant so anything that beautiful is a guaranteed success ;)

  8. Sooo much yum going on! I think we have very similar taste buds :) eggs are my go to dinners too! And that quinoa recipe? omg. It looks amazing. The only hummus I’ve tried is regular garlic hummus but sun dried tomato sounds awesome!
    Leigha @ Minougirl WIAW – healthy tastes goodMy Profile

  9. I have never had quinoa salads, but I am definitely going to be making this one! Looks fantastic! I can’t wait for the hummus recipe!
    Becky@TheSavedRunner Another Grocery Haul on a BudgetMy Profile

  10. Oooo, I bet that hummus is SO good! I plan on creating a new flavor over the weekend…hopefully it turns out ok. One never knows how that will go :/ haha

  11. I love Roasted Red pepper hummus, but that sun-dried tomato sounds amazing as well!
    Livi New Orleans is pretty cool: Days 1 +2My Profile

  12. Those pancakes! I want them!!! :) I looove garlic hummus, but Alex thinks it’s gross, so we usually end up getting the roasted red pepper :)

  13. I want, no I NEED those pancakes, like pronto!! Seriously, they look to.die.for! Definitely going to be making those for my family this weekend!!

    As for Hummus, I love it all. Give me something to dip into it and and I am good to go.
    Suzanne @ Mrs Mix It What I Ate ON WednesdayMy Profile

  14. I like quinoa in pretty much anything, but I LOVE using it in random throw-together salads. It’s such a good base and is great for using up random veggies!
    Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats The Life of a New CrossFitter – from CatrinaMy Profile

  15. I need to come over to your house because you eat well over there! Thanks for sharing this pretty quinoa salad with us at Saturday Night Fever. It is such a perfect summer side dish! Pinned :)
    Andi @ The Weary Chef Easy Weekly Dinner Menu #67: Cinco de Mayo Recipes and More!My Profile

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