What I Ate Wednesday 2-26-14

I absolutely love starting my day out with tea.  If you can believe it, I’ve never had a cup of coffee in my life. And guess what? I’ve survived life!! 🙂

I’m not against coffee, I promise (good quality organic coffee); I just know my obsessive personality couldn’t handle one more thing 😉

Tea is more my thing, and now that health is my main concern, I’ve seen such power in these plants.  High quality good teas are very important (you wouldn’t believe what’s in tea!!).

I stick with Numi or Traditional Medicinals because I can find them at our Kroger and at Earthfare, my two go-to grocery stores.

If you are interested in reading more about what’s in your tea, read this article.  I love that my two favorites are on the GOOD LIST!


Most often, I start out with hot tea in the morning! This one is Lemon Balm by Traditional Medicinals.


As you probably guessed, What I Ate Wednesday is really “What I Ate Mondays,” just reported on Wednesdays! Mondays is a tough day for me because all the kids are in school this day (yay for ME time!).  But that means I’m super busy in the morning.  I grabbed a banana and a Larabar to eat on the way to school!


When I got home from errands, I wanted a snack and went for this Orange Goji Berry Smoothie.  Goji berries are a superfood (they look like pink-red raisins) that are an abundant source of antioxidants, vitamins like A & C, and many minerals.

Goji Berries

These little boogers are expensive, BUT you use so little at time, that the bag will last a LONG time.  I might use one or two teaspoons in a smoothie or a handful in some granola.

Lunch Salad

For lunch I had one of my favorite salads: organic greens, slivered almonds, dried cranberries, sprouts, and Poppyseed Dressing.  This was a BIG salad, and yes, I ate it all 🙂

Sweet Potato Spice Muffin

Mid-afternoon, I had this Sweet Potato Spice Muffin (gluten free, of course!).


We had company for dinner, and this is an easy way to feed a lot of people on a budget!  I’ve told you before that we have Mexican once a week, and I’ve been hooked on this Taco Salad bowl!  It features homemade guacamole & refried beans, organic greens, organic canned corn, organic black beans, local tomato, and goat cheddar in a Rice Tortilla (baked in a taco bowl).

Happy Wednesday! What’s on your menu today?


2 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday 2-26-14

  1. Heather Smith

    Wow! I am so glad I read that tea article!! I gave up coffee & replaced it with tea…. I thought I was doing something GOOD for my health & I am shocked to read what all is in those teas! thank goodness for you Mckenna! For sharing what you have learned! I will be throwing out all the tea I have in the cabinet & going to get some of the brands recommended…
    Oh, one more thing, where do you find the goji berries at Kroger?

    1. McKenna Hydrick Post author

      I’m so glad it helped you! Actually, I bought a bag of them at Earthfare about a year ago, and haven’t had to buy them since, so I really don’t know if they are at Kroger or not!

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