Can you believe it’s already the LAST week of August?
Which means it’s also the last week of our “Summer Staples” theme for
What I Ate Wednesday!
Be sure to hop on over to Peas & Crayons and show Jenn a little LOVE…not only is she our hostess with the most-ess but she’s ALSO throwing our little shindig in the midst of her hubby JUST getting back from deployment!
Welcome home Paul!
I don’t know about you guys, but with summer’s end getting closer day by day, I’ve felt myself LOADING UP on every bit of summer produce I can possibly get my hands on! Even with the promise of apple and pumpkin season right around the corner, I have to admit I’m going to miss my all of my summer staples.
But enough of the pining over produce….et’s get this party started, shall we?
I rolled out of bed in the wee hour of 2pm NSZT (night-shift zombie time) and headed straight toward the coffee maker…
You know, ’cause that’s where I keep my Fitmixer!
I still can’t believe it’s been a MONTH since I’ve had one cup of coffee. I’ve always said I would never give it up because I love the taste, but I haven’t even had a craving for it in weeks!
After hitting the gym, I had a little appetizer before I got started on lunch:
Vegan Bacon Date Roll straight from the fridge and oh so delicious with it’s perfect sweet and salty combo!
Definitely hit the spot and held me over long enough so I could prep this masterpiece:
It’s been TOO long since I’ve made an Egg White Breakfast Pizza!
Loaded UP with fresh summer veggies!
Jalapenos, tomatoes and peppers oh my!
After lunch, I got started on dinner prep. I knew exactly what I wanted and knew it would take a bit of time to put everything together…
Oh yeah, look who’s the spring roll MASTER!
When I picked up the package of spring rolls at the Asian market a few weeks ago, I honestly thought this would be a REAL challenge for me, but I’m telling you guys, it was a CINCH!
Stuffed with avocado, sprouts, tofu, carrots, and pickled ginger with a super easy spicy peanut sauce (2 T peanut flour + 3 T water + 1/2 tsp Bragg’s liquid aminos + 1 tsp sriracha)
Snackage for the rest of the night included a perfectly juicy peach:
And a not so perfectly tasting Greek yogurt:
Never again, Kroger, will you lure me in with your enticing flavors!
I tasted no cranberry, no fig…just sugar…with a sandy texture! Ick!
And surprisingly, after a CAAAAAA-RAZY 10 hour shift at the hospital, (maybe it was the sugar high from the yogurt) I came home and whipped up this beauty:
Mint Chocolate Chip Parfait anyone?
Recipe coming tomorrow!
Have you ever made your own spring rolls?
What summer staples are you trying to squeeze in before the season’s end?