WIAW: Chipotle Ain’t Got Nuthin On Me!

Hey everybody! I want to just take a minute to say thank you again to all the sweet comments and congratulations regarding my first house purchase! I’m excited to begin this new chapter of my life and so glad that I get to share it with all of you!

Today will mark the official first day of the Clean Out the Fridge/Pantry Challenge and of course with it being Wednesday, you get to see EVERYTHING!

I stopped by the store today on my way home and picked up a few fresh veggies & fruits…challenge or no challenge, I cannot and will not go without my staples!

  • green leaf lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • avocados
  • 1 lime
  • kale
  • bananas
  • 1 bag of baby gala apples (I mean seriously, they are so tiny!)

The first 4 items went in to making dinner…more on that in a bit. I had to get some kale after drooling over seeing Elise’s creamed kale recipe the other day and nanners & apples because let’s face it…life without one or both is frightening! 😕

Alright, without further adieu, I present to you What I Ate Wednesday!

Breakfast (6:15am)
Savory Oat Bran + 1/2 caff coffee

Smoky Cheeze Oat Bran: (serves 1)

  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons nooch
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • scallions
  • 1 egg, cooked to your liking

1. Combine oat bran, water, nooch, smoked paprika, and garlic and cook over medium           heat for about 3-4 minutes (oat bran cooks SUPER fast!)
2. Transfer to a bowl, top with egg, scallions, and more smoked paprika!

 

When it comes to savory breakfast grains, oat bran is by far my favorite! The addition of the nooch gave it a perfectly salty and cheesy taste that went nicely with the smokiness of the paprika!

Morning Snack (9:30am)
New-to-me Jocalat flavor….SOOOOOO good!

And a new-to-me tea!

Lunch (12:30pm)
BBQ tuna salad + 1 clementine & diced pineapple

What’s in the salad?

  • collard greens
  • button mushrooms
  • sweet mini peppers
  • tomatoes
  • roasted red onion
  • shredded cheese
  • sliced tuna steak
  • Trader Joe’s natural bbq sauce

Afternoon/Pre-workout Snack (4:15pm)
2 medjool dates stuffed with TJ’s Valencia crunchy PB

And now, for dinner! I went to Chipotle for the first time a few weeks ago. I swear I have been dreaming about the burrito bowl I devoured enjoyed there everyday  since then! Tonight, I was on a mission…

Mission complete!

Dinner (7:00pm)
Chipot-nay Burrito Bowl topped with
guacamole, plain Greek yogurt, & chipotle salsa

This was so easy to throw together! And you know what the best part was? I didn’t have to pay $1.75 extra for my guacamole!

Layered Up!

  • green leaf lettuce
  • cilantro lime rice
  • black beans with red onions
  • diced tomatoes
  • guac, sour cream Greek yogurt, salsa, and more cilantro

All I did for the rice was heat up a package of TJ’s fully cooked brown rice (pantry staple) and added the juice of half a lime, and about 1/4 cup of cilantro. For the beans, I sauteed 1/2 cup red onion and then added 1 can of low sodium black beans, and added some kick with 1 teaspoon adobo sauce (from canned chipotle peppers), garlic, black pepper, and Mrs. Dash chipotle seasoning.

Everything was spot on except for the rice which seemed like it was missing something. I totally agree with Christin…that stuff is laced with crack!

Over the course of the day, I consumed 40 ounces of water and 32 ounces of tea. I’m currently getting in touch with my narcoleptic self while sipping some lovely chamomile tea!

And now, I’m hungry again! Hang on…

Bedtime snack (now)
Baby gala

Size comparison…I told you they were tiny!

So there ya have it! Today’s meals definitely made a dent on the supply of foodage in my kitch! 16 more days of this and I may be in pretty good shape!

What’s the best thing you ate today?
Hard for me to pick one! They were all delicious!

 

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