WIAW #22

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on September 12, 2012

Hi, Everyone!  Happy What I Ate Wednesday! Wednesday is now my favorite day of the week because of the WIAW. I love looking at all the posts for the week. In fact, the WIAW has grown so much I usually have to spread reading all the posts over a few days. 🙂 The new theme is “Fall into good habits”, which is about making a few goals for the fall into long-term good habits. I am doing well with the goals I make last week so I thought I would a add few more.

 Last Weeks Goals:

My three fall goals are: 1) Return to Sunday marketing and cooking for the week. 2) Continue with my workout plan, trying to improve each week. 3) Stay organized and ahead of the game with all school work.

This Weeks Goals:

My new fall goals are: 1) Eat two pieces of fruit each day. 2) Study at least 1 hour Monday thur Friday. 3) Track water intake.

Hope you enjoy my day, these are my eats from last Saturday. Thank you to Jenn a Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW!

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (6:30am)

I started the day at the Gypsy Den, with my new favorite drink a cafe francais. To eat I had a spinach scramble with fresh fruit and my husband and I shared the bread platter that comes with greek yogurt, homemade jam, honeycomb, homemade almond butter and banana. I can not eat here without ordering the bread, they bake their own bread. 🙂

Am Snack (11:00am)

A very sweet white peach.

Lunch (1:00pm)

Cashews and a Pink Lady apple.

Dinner (5:00 pm)

At BCD Tofu House, I had mild mushroom soon tofu soup. The soup is accompanied by many condiments and I honestly don’t know what most of them are. There is always a egg, potatoes, white rice, kimchi, peppers and other assorted condiments. . I like the potatoes and rice but I skip most of the others because they are too spicy for me. I really like the soup, it took me a couple of tries before I found a dish I really liked but now I am hooked.

Dessert (9:00pm)

A real treat, I can’t tell you the last time I had 31 Flavors. I love chocolate ice cream, so I ordered a single scoop of World Class Chocolate. YUM!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals! 

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WIAW #21

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on September 5, 2012


 Hi, Everyone!  Happy What I Ate Wednesday! Wednesday sure rolls around quickly.We have a new theme for September and I could not be more excited. The new theme is “Fall into good habits”, which is about making a few goals for the fall into long-term good habits. For me this is the perfect time of year for new goals, returning to school I always look for ways to improve.

My three fall goals are: 1) Return to Sunday marketing and cooking for the week. 2) Continue with my workout plan, trying to improve each week. 3) Stay organized and ahead of the game with all school work.

Hope you enjoy my day. Thank you to Jenn a Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW!

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (6:30am)

I started the day with a coffee (blurry as always 🙂 ) and NuGo bar and a apple. I used a recycled picture here, after my coffee I guess I forgot to take any pictures. I do have class early in the morning and I always feel rushed.

 

Am Snack (10:00am)

A few kiwis sliced and peeled.

Lunch (1:00pm)

I was lucky to have the time to grab some lunch at the Early Bird Cafe.  We started with homemade potato chips with an onion dip. that was so good. And a super tasty cobb salad.

Dinner (6:00 pm)

A simple homemade dinner of baked chicken, roasted brussel sprouts and steamed cauliflower.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

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WIAW #20

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on August 29, 2012


Hi, Everyone!  ” Happy “What I Ate Wednesday!”  These are my meals from last Sunday. This was a busy day, I attended a picnic and a concert. Hope you enjoy my day. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW!

This month’s theme is summer staples and on this day I attended a picnic, barbecued at home and attended a concert, all summer staples for me.
 

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (6:30am)

I started the day with a coffee and smoothie made with chia, coconut milk, almond butter, flax seeds, frozen bananas, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Lunch (12:00am)

I attended a company picnic at Whittier Narrow Recreational Area for family and friends.  I forgot to take a picture of my plate, so the plate below belonged to someone else. I had carne asada, bean dip, veggies and chips. Everything was tasty and it was a fun event.

 Picnic Tables

 BBQ 

 The Grillers

 Jennifer (the RD)

 Dog Party

Dinner (5:30 pm)

My husband grilled some chicken for the week and I had a piece. It was good as always, I am lucky he is such a good cook. 🙂  This evening I attended a concert at the House of Blues in Anaheim with a few friends. We saw The Wiseguys, they played old big band music. I had never seen them before and they were really good. It was a fun night!

House of Blues 

 The Wiseguys

Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

Here is a link to my exercise log for the week.

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WOW! WIAW # 19

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on August 22, 2012


 Hi, Everyone!  ” Happy “What I Ate Wednesday!”  These are my meals from last Wednesday. This day we attended the last outdoor concert of the summer season in our town. We have attended most of them and we enjoy being outside and picnicking. Tanner, our dog, loves the concert more than we do and I am sad the season is over for him. 🙁  Hope you enjoy my day. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW!

This month’s theme is summer staples and this day does feature some my summer staples. Blueberries, salads (all kinds), water  and summer concerts are some of my summer staples.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (6:30am)

I started the day with a coffee and two poached eggs with some melted cheese, green salsa and fresh ground pepper.

Am Snack (10:00am)

Ricotta cheese, blueberries, slivered almonds and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Yummy 🙂

Lunch (11:30am)

Salad with brisket (leftover from the night before), butter lettuce, spinach, red bell pepper, tomato (home-grown), feta cheese and Italian dressing.

Dinner (5:30 pm)

I didn’t have time to pack a picnic, so we picked up dinner from Healthy Junk. I had a vegan Philly Cheese Steak with sparkling water.

 Before the Concert

 Tanner Taking in the Sites

 My Dinner

Water 

Beautiful Sunset 

Dessert (9:00pm)

My sister brought us a mini lemon bundt cake, that my husband and I shared.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

Here is a link to my exercise log for the week.

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WIAW # 18

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on August 15, 2012 

Hi, Everyone!  The best day of the week is here again. Happy “What I Ate Wednesday”!  These are my meals from last Sunday. It was a very hot day at about 100 degrees. We spent the day in the Redlands area for a family birthday celebration. Hope you enjoy my day. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW!

This month’s theme is summer staples and this day again does not feature any of my summer staples. My staples are smoothies for any meal, fresh summer fruits and water, water, water.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (7:30am)

I started the day with a large breakfast at a random diner. I had coffee with milk and stevia (I bring my own) with eggs, sausage and hash browns.

Am Snack (10:00am)

Starbucks iced Caffe Americano with stevia and a splash of ½ & ½.

Lunch (11:45am)

We picked up sandwiches from the Olive Avenue Market. Whenever we are in Redlands we like to stop by here. This trip I had a sandwich called “The Sunset” which was a very good chicken salad.

Dinner (5:30 pm)

We had dinner at a pub restaurant called The Tartan. Their menu was heavy on steak and burgers, with the high temperature that all seemed too heavy for me. So my husband and I ordered several appetizers to share. We started with split pea soup and then potato skins (I don’t think I have had this dish for over a decade) and a shrimp cocktail. Leaving the restaurant we were lucky to see a beautiful rainbow.

Dessert (8:00pm)

Back at my family’s house with had black and white cupcakes for birthday cake. It was good! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

Here is a link to my exercise log for the week.

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17th WIAW

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on August 8, 2012 

Hi, everyone! Happy “What I Ate Wednesday”.  This week the temperature has really risen in southern California. The heat has reduced my appetite; I am drinking lots of water and eating more salads, which is a good thing. These are my meals from last Monday. Hope you enjoy my day. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW!

This is what I ate:

All Day

Water with lemon, I could not get enough.

Breakfast (6:30am)

I started my day with coffee with stevia and coconut milk in my London mug in honor of the Olymipics and a NuGo bar and an apple.

AM Snack (9:30)

Raw walnuts.

Lunch (1:00pm)

Vegan Fish Tacos from Healthy Junk were very good.

PM Snack (3:00pm)

We had a belated birthday celebration for my school friend Judy.  Featured a homemade chocolate chip pie, that disappeared quickly. Recipe here.

Dinner (6:30pm)

Ahi poke salad at Green2Go in Brea.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

Here is a link to my exercise log for the week.

♥ ♥

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun! 16th WIAW Already.

Posted by Jennifer (the student) 0n August 1, 2012

 

Hello, it’s that time of the week again. Happy “What I Ate Wednesday”! This month we have a new theme and it is “Summer Staples”. Sadly, my post could not be any less summer related. Maybe next week, I will be able to work in our theme. These are my meals from last Monday and I did have some good food. Hope you enjoy my day. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting this fun event.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (7:00am)

I started the day with a wonderful breakfast at a new restaurant in Fullerton called the Early Bird. I had some of their in house roasted coffee that was better than most coffee houses. To eat I had an egg white omelet with asparagus, mushrooms, roasted peppers, oven-dried tomatoes and fontina served with extra crispy hash browns, a broiled tomato and English muffin with butter and jams.

 

 

Lunch (11:30am)

I had Dim Sum at Capital-Seafood in Irvine with my mom and sister. I don’t even know what we had but it was sure good.

 

 

 

Snack (1:00pm)

Since we were right next door to 85° C, we had to stop by for a Sea Salt Coffee. It is such a treat I forgot to take a picture. Here is a photo I found on Pinterest.

 

Dinner (6:00pm)

At home, I made a cheesy pasta dish. It is a recipe I am working on and I hope to share it next week. Link to recipe here.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope your day was full of healthy meals.

I almost forgot, here is a link to my exercise log for the week. 🙂

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WIAW #15!

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on July 25, 2012

 

Hello, everyone! Happy “What I Ate Wednesday”! I am sharing my eats from Monday. And this was not normal Monday because I went to a little party given by a study buddy of mine, Christine. Hope you enjoy my day. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting this lovely event, I look forward to it every week no matter what is going on in my life.

This is what I ate:

 Breakfast (6:30am)

I started with fresh brewed coffee and I guess it was good because I almost forgot to even get a picture. And I made Trader Joe’s frozen mini croissants for the first time. They were so good, I almost wish I had not tried them because they are too easy to make. I used a little strawberry jam that came in our CSA box last week. It was also good.

 

AM Snack (9:30am)

A small green salad and made with what ever I had on hand. I made the salad dressing with some Greek yogurt with rice vinegar and some seasoning (the dressing was just OK).

Lunch (11:30am)

At a new favorite restaurant called Green2Go in Brea. I had their Angus natural beef burger in a lettuce wrap and it was very tasty. They have a lot of salad I want to try too.

PM Snack (2:30pm)

At Starbucks a decaf iced soy latte.

Dinner (6:00pm)

Christina’s parties always have lots of food. Christina’s mom made meatballs, lasagna, and other pasta dishes that were all good. Her sister Carol was in charge of desserts and they were all tasty as well.

The buffet

 

 

 

 My Plate

 Jennifer (the RD)

 Christina (our hostess)

 Partygoers at the buffet

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

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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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WIAW the 13th!

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on July 10, 2012 

 

Hello Everyone! Happy “What I Ate Wednesday”. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW. These are my eats from Monday. It was a hot day that started with a headache.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (6:15am)

Started with the very necessary Excedrin Migraine followed by coffee and a chocolate NuGo bar. Simple but tasty.

    

AM Snack (8:30am)

Half a grapefruit.

Lunch (11:45am)

Cashew veggie-turkey curry with brown rice, chips and a small green salad from the secret spot. This is one of my favorite meals that I don’t have very often and I think it cured my headache. 🙂

PM Snack (1:00pm)

Vanilla honey latte from Javatinis was yummy.

PM Vitamins (3:00pm)

I normally take my vitamins in the morning, but with a headache sometimes my stomach is touchy. I am always changing the vitamins I am taking but at the moment I am taking: Evening Primrose, Omega-3, L-Carnitine, B-12, CO Enzyme Q10, and a Cal, Mag, + Vit D. I buy most of my supplements from Trader Joe’s.

Dinner (6:00pm)

I forgot to take a picture, so this is a recycled photo of my husband’s lemon and ginger kale with sesame tofu with a side of avocado. (recipe here) We make this dish so often because it is simple and tastes great.

July’s theme is “Food, Fun & Fitness” and here is a link to my exercise log for the month. I am busy this month studying for my DTR exam, so my exercise schedule is sort at a bare minimum for now. Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals.

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