WIAW – What I Ate Today

It was a scorcher today and I wished I could have eaten ice cream for all my meals, but alas, I need nutrition so ice cream will have to wait, maybe for dessert later.

Lets get straight to it…these are my eats for today.

I had a soupy oat bowl today, I was a little too happy pouring the almond milk. I tried adding chia seeds to help thicken it out, but it only helped a little. Plus, it is hot, hot, hot around here and I didn’t want to stand in front of the stove cooking any longer than I have to.

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Picked up fresh strawberries at the farmers market this weekend. I am trying to get as much fresh strawberries as possible before we switch to frozen kinds when fall comes.

Delicious summer bowl. So colorful.

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I packed a huge salad for lunch.

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Refreshing salad to help cool me during lunch. Chris thinks it’s weird to have fruits in salad but I love it. The sweet flavors from mangoes and strawberries + crunch from carrots and almonds just mixed together well for my palate.

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I have been eating this salad combo several times a week. I would serve this to friends, I think they will be surprise how tasty it is.

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This cool salad is best paired with a light honey mustard dressing. I love Annie’s lite dressing.

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Part two for lunch is a  hummus wrap with melted cheddar cheese. Simple but tasty.

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For snack, I had an apple (not pictured) and a new-to-me snack bar. The folks at Taste of Nature sent me some samples of their snack bars made from Canada. Taste of Nature is a manufacturer of 100% certified organic, vegan, Kosher and non-GMO snack bars. Every ingredient they use comes straight from nature.

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The bars are sweetened by agave, which I love and like to use for baking. The bars are chewy with crunch texture from the nuts and crispy rice. I love that it is lightly sweetened.

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While I thought of what to make for dinner, I snacked on a handful of pretzels dipped in nut butter jars.

Dinner was thin crust pizza.

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I just threw all of this in a rush. I had leftovers planned for dinner but I wasn’t feeling it so I try to create a meal from what I had.

New Flatout fold-it flatbread, topped with pizza sauce, meatless sausage, cheese and fresh basil from our garden. Btw, I’m so proud of me for not killing my garden

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The flavor was good but the flatbread didn’t get crispy. I popped it in the toaster oven but I think I will try the oven next time.

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Now I’m off to enjoy my cup of tea and some dessert. I haven’t decided yet what dessert I’m going to pick-out from the freezer.

Hope you had a great and COOL Wednesday.

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Comments

  1. That was such a wonderful choice of food! 🙂

  2. I agree- fruit is awesome in salads!!! And flat out pizzas are yummy- i havent had one in a while

  3. My favorite dressing ever! Im actually out and need to buy more!!

    LOVE the huge salad!

    xoxo ❤

  4. I love fruit in salads. It’s so light and refreshing! 🙂 I tried those fold-it’s a while ago and I thought they were awesome! They are perfect for holding sandwiches.

  5. Oh my goshh! your breakfast looks so good! 🙂
    And your lunch is so colorful which is awesome! 😀

  6. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says:

    We’re opposites: It’s getting pretty cold here in Boston already but I’m still hanging on to overnight oats 🙂 But also with fresh strawberries!

  7. your salad looks so simple yet so delicious!

  8. Oh my gosh… your oats look so delicious! I should try adding fresh berries to my oats 🙂 I’ve tried blueberries… I’ve yet to try strawberries!

  9. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    Love fruit with my salad it’s just refreshing and completes the meals. I like using apples, pears and strawberries.

    Everything looks delicious.

    = )

  10. it’s crazy how warm it’s been! all i’ve been craving is smoothies and ice cream. I think today it is finally cooling down a bit!

  11. Trader Joes is the Best! And you salad looks very colorful and tasty, I’m inspired. 😉

  12. The temps have cooled down here nicely! I hope they are good where you are as well. I can’t stand the heat so hopefully we’ll have a decent fall.

    Have a great weekend Lea!

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