What I Ate Wednesday 2/5/14

When I first started my food journey, I had no close friends doing the clean eating thing.  I’ve mentioned several times about how lonely I felt.  I knew I was doing what was right for me, but it’s so hard to persevere when you feel so feel isolated (especially in the midst of dealing with our children’s illness).

I relied heavily on a few blogs to teach me and “get me through” until God used my voice to reach out to friends.  Now, we find any excuse to get together and eat so we can share in the goodness and fellowship. Praise be to God!

One of those blogs was Detoxinista.  She (along with many others) have a series called What I Ate Wednesday.  I remember being so excited for Wednesday to come so I could see what she was munching on.

For me, these posts were such a motivator and gave me ideas for how to incorporate the right nutrients into my day.

I’m not a nutritionist like her, or anything close.  I’ve just done my own personal research and have had personal experience.

But, I know that seeing how other people do it really does help! My hope is that you will gain inspiration and somehow not feel alone on this journey.

So–I’m so excited to say that I will be doing my own What I Ate Wednesday series for all of you 🙂

You get a sneak peek into my daily eats….

So get ready for each Wednesday.

Here’s our First Edition!

For breakfast, I started out with Strawberry-Coconut Breakfast Quinoa (recipe on its way soon!). Most mornings, I’m usually on the go or in a hurry, so I drink a smoothie.  This day was a day at home, so I made an easy, filling quinoa breakfast.

Quinoa

This really did fill me up until lunch–I didn’t even need a snack in between!

For lunch, I had one of my favorite Kale Salads with a sweet almond dressing.  This salad was huge, and I ate it all! (This salad has carrots, chopped green onions, parsley, cilantro, hemp seeds, & raisins).

The wonderful thing about kale is that is doesn’t wilt even with dressing added, so you could make a kale salad the night before and take it to work the next day!

Collage

I was extremely full from this, but needed a tiny sweet treat, so I ate a small bowl of my Chocolate Chip dip (our coconut whipped cream with some chocolate chips).  Ok, the pictured bowl is not my “small bowl”!  I forgot to take a picture of this, so this is what you get 🙂

Dessert

Dinner was leftover night, which is still exciting in our house!

I almost always start dinner out with a green salad (to get some extra greens in!) Tonight’s was a spinach salad with almonds, goat feta, and honey balsamic dressing.

Dinner Salad

My choice of “main course” was a bowl of our Savory Southwestern Chili and a side of gluten free flat cornbread (recipe still pending…)

Main Course Collage

I didn’t need any dessert this night, so that was it!

Until next Wednesday!

 

 

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