What I Ate Wednesday 4-1-15

Today (Tuesday) was such a beautiful day in South Carolina.  I’d say that if the air weren’t so yellow, that it’d be the perfect day.  It kind of smelled like the Masters and the weather begged us to stay outside.

But again, enter yellow.  And then coughing and sneezing and nose dripping and junk in your throat.

Anyone else?

I notice that this year has not been as bad for me–and I have no idea why.  It’s twenty million times worse for my oldest son, McCall, so I don’t have a clue what’s wrong with me.  But–I’ll take it!

The lighter days continue to make me crave lighter foods, and it makes me feel light. I’ve spent the last few weeks feeling so great on the inside…and just so, so satisfied.  It’s such an empowering feeling!

I ended up in a rush this morning and didn’t have time to make my warm lemon water, but I drank two glasses of water while I was rushing around.

Part of my breakfast was this smoothie on the go in the car.  I decided to incorporate the in-season fruits we talked about this week, but I used frozen fruit (which is just as good, sometimes better than fresh!).  For this smoothie, I used frozen banana, strawberry, and mango with hemp hearts and coconut water.  It tastes like a tropical island!

smoothie

When I got to Bible Study, I snacked on two oranges. One of my absolute favorite fruits!

oranges

I brought the guilt-free caramel dip with me to bible study, so I had a few bites of that with apples and grapes.  It’s so, so yummy.  And did I mention, guilt-free???

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The middle part of the day got crazy with two doctors appointments, picking up kids at different times, and errands to run, so I made sure to pack something that would fill me up until I could get home to make a salad!  I shared these Brazil nuts with my youngest Beckham….He also ate two bananas and some strawberries (I always pack snacks for the car!)

nuts

I ended up getting home too late for the kids to nap, so I let them play outside instead of sleep.  Mom of the year over here! 😉

I made this salad for a late lunch:  leaf lettuces, black beans, red onion, tomatoes, corn, and dairy free ranch dressing.

lunch salad

For a mid-afternoon snack, I ate a bowl of watermelon. I know it’s not in season at the moment, but I sure am getting an early taste of summer when I eat it!  It helps on all those rainy days we’ve been having!

watermelon

I had one of those days that was just frazzled. Usually on those days, I need to create–because that always makes this girl feel better.  I used what I had in my fridge/pantry and came up with this.

dinner bowl

This is roasted asparagus, roasted sweet potatoes, and sauteed kale over quinoa with a Smoked Paprika Tahini Dressing topped with Cashew Parmesan and Sriracha. It was so interestingly beautiful–and I’m so glad I wrote down the steps as I made it, because it’ll be coming to you soon!

I signed up to make desserts for Beckham’s Easter party. It’s really just so I have an excuse to make something chocolate :).

These chocolate covered rice krispy treats are SO EASY TO MAKE!!!! And they aren’t full of nasty ingredients like high fructose corn syrup.  They are kid-friendly and are always a hit when I make them! (Great for gluten, soy, egg, and dairy free friends!)

dessert

I ate TWO large pieces!!! 🙂  I just had to make sure the kiddos would like them, right?!

How are you doing incorporating your greens and fruits??? Don’t give up, even if you have a bad day! Enjoy this Wednesday!

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