My 14th WIAW

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on July 17, 2012

Hi, everyone. Happy “What I Ate Wednesday.” These are my eats from last Monday. I was able to have one of my favorite lunches while I was out running a few errands. Hope you enjoy my day. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (6:15am)

Started off with Instant Coffee from Trader Joe’s. I usually brew a pot of coffee every morning but this morning my husband was rushed. So I just boiled some water and it was fairly good. It was a treat because I did not have all the clean up from the coffee pot. To eat I had 2 slices of whole wheat bread with 2 poached eggs, topped with a little shredded cheese (Trader Joe’s Mexican Blend). Followed by my usually mix of vitamins.

AM Snack (9:00am)

An apple (maybe a Fiji?!?) and raw, unsalted cashews.

Lunch (11:45am)

Before I stopped at the market, I had lunch at the Veggie Grill. I cannot get enough of their Buffalo Wings (made with veggie chicken) and the Thai Chickin’ Salad. As you can see, we could not wait until I took a photo before we started on the wings. After marketing, I ran in Starbucks to get a Cool Lime Refresher. This is my new favorite treat, really refreshing during the summer.

PM Snack (2:30pm)

Half of a Gaya Melon (I think that is what it is called) from the Korean market. I really like these melons because they are small and sort of taste like honeydew meets a cantaloupe.

Dinner (5:300pm)

Last week, I reworked a recipe and came up with a new recipe “Chickpea and Seitan White Enchiladas” and I divided the recipe in half, so I could freeze half for later.  Monday night, we finished off the second half. They were just as good as the first time we had them.

Dessert (7:00pm)

And to complete the day Chocolate Angel Food Cake, to satisfy my sweet tooth.

July’s WIAW theme is “Food, Fun & Fitness” and here is a link to my exercise log for the week. Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals.


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My 3rd WIAW!

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on May 1, 2012

Hi everyone! Happy WIAW! I cannot believe this will be my third WIAW already. This week is crazy busy for me with finals next week. Right now, I am trying for healthy and simple. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting.


This is what I ate:

Pre-Breakfast (6:30 am)

Coffee with hazelnut milk and stevia in my new “special mug.” I swear everything in this mug tastes better. 🙂 I am a huge anglophile, ever since I spent a semester in England years ago.

Breakfast (7:30 am)

Uncle Sam Cereal with slivered almonds, agave nectar, and hazelnut milk. I love this cereal, it reminds me of my grandmother. It was a special treat at her house.

Mid-Morning Snack (9:00 am)

Red grapes with raw cashews.

 Lunch (1:00 pm)

Spinach and mushroom enchiladas with refried beans and rice. Sorry this picture is so dark, we were in a very dark corner. I had lunch with my parents after my mother’s eye surgery.

Mid-Afternoon Snack (3:00 pm)

Decaf ice blended vanilla with soy milk from Coffee Bean.

My afternoon pick me up!


Dinner (5:30 pm)

Semi-homemade whole-wheat pizza with roasted zucchini, roasted mushrooms, and Daiya mozzarella topped with a green salad. I used Trader Joe’s pizza dough; I think it is pretty good for a quick meal.

Thank you for joining me this WIAW! I hope your day is full of healthy meals. 🙂

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My First WIAW

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on April 18, 2012

 Happy Wednesday! I am very excited to participate in my first What I Ate Wednesday. I used to keep a food journal and I forgot how helpful it is to record your meals. This month’s theme is “serve up an extra cup of veggies”; I am always trying to work more vegetables in to my diet. Thanks to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting.

Here goes my first try!


Breakfast: Banana Scramble (click here for the recipe), Decaf Coffee with Hazelnut Milk & Stevia


Mid-Morning Snack: 2 Kiwis, ½ banana


Lunch: 2-Tofu Tacos from Wahoos, Grande Iced 2 Pump Chai Latte with Soy Milk from Starbucks

Mid-Afternoon Snack: Steamed Artichoke with Trader Joe’s White Bean Hummus

Dinner: Leftover Tofu/Veggie Stir-Fry with Quinoa. Recipe will be posted tomorrow! Click Here for recipe!

I hope you had a wonderful day full of healthy meals!

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Chocolate Nachos

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on April 4, 2012

Last Sunday, I went to party at my friend Mickey’s house to celebrate the new season of “The Killing”.  It was a fun night; we ate comfort food and watched the 2-hour season première. Continue reading