WIAW: The “Clean Out the Pantry” Edition

Over the last week or so, I’ve realized something…

I have TOO MUCH food!
Yeah, I’m shaking my head as I type this…#firstworldproblems

I can’t help it…I blame my self-diagnosed ADD…but whenever I’m out shopping and I spy something new and different, I just HAVE to buy it! And then, months later, I open my pantry and see…

Seven packages of dried fruit.

Eight jars of mustard.

Ten jugs of protein powder.

Twelve containers of different grains and pasta.

And we won’t even talk about how many protein and snack bars there are!

I decided it was time for a change.

Last weekend, I went through each and every shelf and tossed anything that was expired or that I didn’t really like (hello why am I holding onto peanut butter that I’ll never eat!) and tried my best to organize the chaos that remained.

Now I’m making a commitment…

NO MORE PANTRY SHOPPING FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR!

And you guys are gonna hold me to it, right?

Please? 😉

So for today’s edition of What I Ate Wednesday, we have…

Be sure to head over to Peas & Crayons and show Jenn a little love for hosting our weekly fun food fest!

I have to say, only one day into it and I already made a good dent in my stash!

BREAKFAST:
Blueberry waffle topped with Greek yogurt, thawed frozen blueberries, and coconut peanut butter

Yeah, don’t get too excited…I STILL haven’t had any success in the waffle making department, but thanks to Kodiak Cakes pancake mix, I now have perfectly fluffy waffles…and a lowered self esteem.

I hear ya Willie…it’s not you…it’s ME! 🙁

And well, we’ll just pretend the mix didn’t expire almost five months ago! 😉

LUNCH:
Peanut flour stir fry (peanut flour mixed with water, sriracha, and Braggs aminos) with Miracle Noodles, spaghetti squash, edamame, and practically every other vegetable I had in my fridge at the time.

Hmm, looks like the pantry cleaning is giving me motivation in other ways too! 😉

DINNER:
Grilled Pork Chops with Thyme-Roasted Grapes & Onions over TJ’s harvest grain blend.

Seriously you guys, IN LOVE with this grain mix…so soft, chewy, and nutty and it only takes 10 minutes to cook! Definitely going to miss it when I have to start making a dent in the brown rice!

And finally, what’s a day without a little…

SNACKAGE:
Tuna straight from the can (with a little mustard), 1/2 Quest Cravings Chocolate Crunch bar with a side of Buddy Fruit, 1/2 a cherry torte Lara bar (WHY did it take me so long to try this bar? DEEEElicious!), a handful of black grapes, cottage cheese with banana and cinnamon, and lastly, a grahamful bar.

And something that I found lurking in the very back of the pantry?

How did I forget that I bought this?! 

Almost finished with the box….one down, EIGHT to go!
Yeah, I have problems!

Do you tend to get a little “over zealous” when it comes to new-to-you foods?

Any suggestions on what I should do with wheat berries?
I have a TON!

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