Everyone Loves a Little Green!

Eats that is!

If you’re looking for money, I’m sorry, but I spent all of mine on food! 😉


I was super excited when I saw that Jenn was going with the GREEN theme for
What I Ate Wednesday this month because I just happen to have a fantastically GREEN recipe for you today! But you’ll just have to keep reading for that!

Since it’s been a while since I’ve done a “real” WIAW post, I decided this weekend I would take a day and photograph every.single.morsel that went between my chompers…

So heeeeeeeere’s Johnny the eats!

With my last #strangebutgood fresh in my mind, I woke up Friday morning and knew EXACTLY what I wanted for breakfast…

PB & Pepper OmeletteCrispy PB & Pepper Omelette topped with tomatoes and CILANTRO with toast and spicy pepper honey!

A few hours later, I grabbed a little snack before heading to the gym…

BananaA PERFECTLY ripe banana…Sorry, but no GREEN here…gotta have a little freckle action going on! 🙂

Once I got back home, I was STARVING…and well, since I went out and bought MINT leaves for the SOUL purpose of garnishing Sunday’s pancake plate, I decided to put some of the rest to good use…

Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Waffle -

LOOK, I made another waffle!! 😀

But not just any waffle…a MINT Chocolate Chip PROTEIN Waffle based off these pancakes from last summer! Filled with SPINACH and riddled with chocolate chips, this plate was the epitome of indulgent and healthy balance…and SO filling!

As I went on about the rest of my day, I grazed on some plump ripe grape tomatoes…


Hey, what goes better with GREEN than a little RED? 😉

I’m not sure what it is, but I’ve had the most intense craving for tomatoes lately! I mean seriously, I picked up this TWO POUND carton at Sam’s last week, and it only lasted me THREE DAYS! 😯

I’ll be honest, I was definitely feeling “funky” come the end of the night (bah winter weather) so instead of cooking, I decided to whip up a quick wrap for dinner…

Turkey Wrap & VeggiesFlatout wrap with no-salt added turkey meat, SPINACH, coleslaw mix, and the last of my cranberry honey mustard (I may or may not have shed a tear after my last bite) with a side of SNAP PEAS (love that crunch)!

And I washed it all down with a little new-to-me beverage…


Seriously, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve had a REAL Dr. Pepper, but from what I remember, the flavor is right on!

A couple of hours later, I got a mad craving for something sweet (I blame this girl and her February foodporn baking adventures), and well, this happened:

Artic Zero & Puffins

Half a container of Arctic Zero topped with PUFFINS, Wild Squirrel almond butter (review coming soon), and of course, some “healthy” chocolate sauce! 😉

I had planned on going to bed not long after this delectable little treat, especially since I was perfectly satisfied, but alas, I was attacked by the insomnia monster and ended up staying up until FOUR AM!!

A few snacks that happened in those wee hours (there I go with the leprechaun talk again!) of the morning?

Mushrooms & KetchupI TOLD you my tomato cravings have been insane!

I finally ended the night…er, day? (rightfully) with a little green…

Wheat Cakes & PeasGlenny’s Crispy Wheat Cakes and more SNAP PEAS!

Annnnd well, there may have been a dip or two…or three into the infamous ginger chew bowl too! 😉

So there ya have it…my delicious GREEN eats for the day!

Oh, but don’t think for a MINUTE that I’d leave you hanging on that waffle recipe! 😉

Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Waffle

by Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 7-8 minutes

Keywords: waffle iron breakfast high protein spinach oats protein powder

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1/3 cup oat flour (ground from rolled oats)
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sodium-free baking powder
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup spinach, packed
  • 5-7 mint leaves (or 1/8 teaspoon mint extract)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5-7 drops liquid Stevia (or other sweetener)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips


1. Preheat waffle iron and coat with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, add oat flour, protein powder, and baking powder and whisk to combine.
3. In a small blender, combine remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips) and blend until smooth.
4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
5. Transfer batter to waffle iron, sprinkle the top with chocolate chips, close lid and cook until done.
6. Serve drizzled with “healthy chocolate sauce” (cocoa powder + stevia + water to thin)

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Screen shot 2013-03-05 at 12.43.57 AMIt’s magically delicious NUTRITIOUS!

Ha, sorry…I couldn’t resist!

What GREEN eats have you been enjoying lately?

Any odd fruit/veggie cravings you’d like to share so I don’t feel so weird? 😉

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53 Responses to Everyone Loves a Little Green!

  1. Happy Greensday, eh, Wednesday ;), Heather!

    Don’t judge but my latest memorable green[-turned-brown] eats have been avocado brownies. Avocados used to be a major fear food of mine so turning them into something I knew I’d enjoy – hello, brownies – was a sneaky way to overcome that fear.
    Once I can finally get fresh spinach around here again – can you say deprivation?! – I’ll be incorporating it into just about every meal. And that waffle? Gaaah, I just had breakfast but it shockingly lacked greenery so I wouldn’t say no to one of those. Just to get my greens in, obviously ;).

    Tomato cravings have been through the roof for months, too, and mushrooms dipped in salsa have been happening almost daily.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh girl, I saw your post and I’m SO proud of you for conquering your fears! And you get absolutely NO judgement from me…like I mentioned in my comment on your blog, avocado makes for some of the BEST baked goods! It’s just like using butter…only healthier! 😀

      Mmm, I LOVE mushrooms with salsa! Actually, if I hadn’t eaten them all, I’d totally run in the kitchen and do that right now!

  2. I SERIOUSLY need a waffle iron in my life. I can’t get over how green it is! You can bet that’s how I’ll be christening my new appliance once I’ve moved into my apartment and can buy one.

  3. Aparna B. says:

    Mmkay, I’m gonna need you to come to my house here in michigan and prepare for me waffles and pancakes. I can’t keep salivating on my keyboard each morning at work. My coworkers are starting to stare. Haters gon’ hate. I love your #strangebutgood flavor combos. Mostly because they don’t seem strange to me at all!! I like how you pack all those nutrients into the foods you eat and they still taste amazing!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, thank you Aparna! I take that as a HUGE compliment! I’m always trying to show people (ie, my PARENTS) that healthy food doesn’t have to taste bad! But seriously, I think if I could just blindfold them for a second, they’d eat…AND LIKE…just about anything! Lol

  4. I spent all my green on food too! It’s a disease. One that makes me happy.

    You must stop making waffles. I don’t have room in my kitchen for a waffle iron and you are tempting me! :p

  5. Haha, that title could have so many meanings. LOVE the look of those waffles. Chocolate mint is amazing and ten times better when it’s green! I had an insomnia monster situation last week too. I was up until almost 5, it was incredibly frustrating.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Ouch…no fun at all! Especially coming from a “day walker” like yourself! 😉 I’m kinda wondering how my sleep schedule is going to fare when I’m out of work after my surgery…hopefully it won’t be TOO hard to get back into the swing of things afterwards.

  6. thats a very green waffle! I love protein waffles and pancakes 🙂 Ive tried the ginger root zevia and its pretty good!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Ahh, the ginger root beer is my favorite! I found some on sale buy one get one free a few weeks ago and I’m totally hoarding them! Lol

  7. Tracey says:

    Is this waffle available for Pinterest? I’d love to pin it!

  8. Deirdre says:

    Love that green waffle- happy WIAW!

  9. Lucie says:

    Happy GreenWedday! Hm, I am with you on the tomato craving. Actually, I eat them with every meal. I might turn red instead of green for this month. That waffle looks sooo good!! But really, stop. As Laura says, I have NO space NOR money for a waffle-iron! I don’t even have a pancake pan? Does that exist at all? I mean of course not here in lamy Switzerland. But maybe the genius Americans/Canadians did invent it. Then I could sneak one over the border when I am over in June, hehe. Happy WEDNESDAY!!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      They actually DO have a pancake pan! http://tofufortwo.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/lettupannu.jpg And they even have some that stamp little smiley faces into your cakes! haha! And don’t worry, just about any waffle recipe can be turned into a pancake! 😀

      Yeah, I’m hoping with all the green eats, I’ll counteract the lovely orange glow I’m still sporting from my pumpkin obsession over the last few months…green and orange make brown right? Cause I’m totally going for “tan” not “oompa loompa”! Bahaha!

  10. I really really want a waffle maker now! When I next get some extra cash I know what I’ll be buying ;).
    I hate it when insomnia strikes – its such an awful feeling, i go through stages all the time. Not nice!

  11. Allie says:

    Duuuude, you make the prettiest omelets. Teach me your ways! Or maybe your patience…Mine just end up being scrambled eggs, despite my best omelet-intentions. And those waffles? Well, you are ALL SET for St. Patty’s Day!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      My secret? I think I forget to breath for a couple of seconds! But believe me, I’ve had plenty of those “oh hell” moments where my omelette quickly goes from picture perfect to looking like it got run over by a semi! Lol

  12. Loving all that green!!! Ahhh! Veggies are the best, am I right? 😉

  13. You make even simple things look so appetizing like tomatoes and a banana.

    Your waffles are such a pretty shade of green.

  14. I love that you incorporated spinach into your protein waffle! You’re doing great with the greens for March…I have to get on that…!

  15. Crap. The only green I’ve had today are the pickles on my sandwich LOL!

  16. Mint waffle sounds interesting! I don’t have a waffle iron but have recently got into making pancakes and love how versatile they are.

  17. wymberley says:

    Oh My! Im totally trying the waffle recipe. It may come in the form of pancakes as I am the worlds worst waffle maker. I dont know what happens but every time I try, the waffles split apart when I open my iron….
    I found you on Peas and Crayons Linky! Ill be back and I hope you check out my emerging site as well.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh my gosh, FINALLY someone who shares my waffle making agony!! This is only the FOURTH successful (read WHOLE) waffle to come out of my waffle iron…and I’ve had the thing for almost a year now! I’ve been playing around with the ingredients a bit and have only recently seem to hit a stride! So glad you found me! I love discovering new blogs from WIAW!

  18. Looks yum! Especially the waffle and wrap. Oh and I can’t forget the arctic zero!

  19. Love the waffles! So pretty!

  20. OK – now I am hungry – time for a mini meal! Too bad you are not here to cook waffles for me! 😉

  21. lindsay says:

    we have such similar cravings, it’s scary. Like scary GOOD!

  22. mmm love anything mint chocolate 🙂

  23. Natalie says:

    Awesome eats and I love your green waffles, perfect for St. Patty’s Day!

  24. Emily says:

    Can I please just move into your kitchen?? I’m quite sure I’d be eternally happy there!
    That Arctic Zero concoction sounds heavenly. And I’m definitely bookmarking this recipe for St. Patrick’s Day! I always try to make something green-themed for my roommate and I!

  25. No waffle iron for me.. My BF would kill me if I purchased another kitchen tool. Think these would work as pancakes??

  26. Here’s Johnny….busting out The Shining are ya. Way to kick off the post with a psychotic bang. That’s my kind of crazy. Even if it is strange, I want to eat that omelette and your wrap too. Both look ridiculously good, and I have been putting down bananas and potatoes like it’s my J.O.B.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Well, ya know…crazy is as crazy doessssssss! 😛 And please…tell me you’re still eating the bananas pirate style! 😉

  27. Squeee! That mint chocolate chip waffle is PERRRRFECT for St. Patty’s Day! Now, all I need is a waffle maker. Hrmphh. It’s been on my must-buy list for…oh, forever, so I shed a little tear inside every time I see a drool worthy recipe like this. I’m saving up my ha’pennies, and hopefully I’ll be able to make it happen soon! Until then, I’ll settle for that PB and pepper omelet, because THAT looks equally as amazing! I’ve never paired peanut butter with Mexican flavors, but guuurl, if it contains peanut butter, I’ll like it. And when it looks as good as this, I’ll LOVE it! 😀

    I’m an insomnia snacker, too. Some funky combinations happen in the wee hours of the morning, eh? (yeah, I’m totally following your leprechaun talk lead). Oh, and I’ve been known to eat mushrooms with ketchup, too. 😉

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh girl, I wasn’t too sure about the combo at first, but with the fruity salsa, the pb just WORKED! I had it for breakfast THREE times last week! Lol

      I JUST got my waffle iron over the summer but after SEVERAL failed attempts I threw it in the back of the cupboard conveniently tucked it behind the pots and pans until the other day when I got a wild hair and ended up with the most amazing pb and banana waffles…with chocolate sauce…and bacon…of course! 😉 Haha! If you are (sadly) without a waffle iron, you should try the pancake version that I made over the summer! They were fantastic! http://www.kissmybroccoliblog.com/2012/09/09/mint-chocolate-chip-protein-pancakes/

      Ahhh, so glad to hear I’m not alone in my light night snacking weirdness! 😀

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  29. I have to admit that I’m not a fan of mint and chocolate…. *Gasps of shock* I know, I know. I just never liked York Peppermint patties, or Andes Mints, or even Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. It’s alright to be completely ashamed to call me a fellow food-lover. Haha. My whole family would be right there with you. They love everything mint and chocolate, especially those Girl Scout Thin Mints. Ya, I’ll never be one to steal a cookie from THAT box. Lol.

    That said, your waffles look pretty darn delicious in all of their greenness. But that Arctic Zero topped with puffins would definitely be my thing 🙂

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha, don’t worry…you’re not exiled just yet! I’m actually pretty picky when it comes to my chocolate/mint combos…I’m not a fan of peppermint patties and mint choc chip ice cream is not a fave, but HAND OVER that package of Andes mints! Lol

      And the AZ with the cereal was seriously sooooo good! But not quite as delicious as my combo the other day…strawberry AZ with PB toast crunch…it was like eating PB&J!! Mmmmm!

  30. Okay, wow… your eats look amazing. And that mint chocolate chip waffle is genius! I bet my daughter would gobble it up, too. Pinning to try soon!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thank you so much Laura! And yes, I think kids would love something like this…especially with holiday right around the corner! I’d love to know what you think! 🙂

  31. Those waffles look awesome, and are so perfect for St. Patty’s Day! I love the addition of spinach to waffles and pancakes.

    And yes, that is the PERFECT banana! I cannot do any green, either. In fact, some brown spots are preferred :).

  32. Bella says:

    Ok, so first of all, it’s been forever since I’ve stopped by, so have no idea when you updated your profile pic, with that cute haircut…. but you look FABULOUS!!

    Next, mushrooms and ketchup, ummmm, yeah,,,,, but you so made up for that with the rest of your good eats, and especially those green mint waffles… I seriously like can’t believe my eyes,,, they look incredible…. like OMG!!!

    Your wrap looks simply great, and your crispy egg breakfast looks interesting. After actually reading the recipe, I can see how it might actually taste good. I would totally try it!!

    Thanks so much for sharing such awesomeness today. Stoked I finally stopped by again, I’m loving catching up with my food blogs, YAY!!

    Have a great day girl 🙂
    P.s. After coming back from an extended blogging break, I’ve started a 40 day challenge to get HEALTHY by my birthday. If you get a chance to check it out, I could sure use the support!
    Hugs, Bella 🙂
    Bella’s 40 Day Challenge

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, thank you SO much, Bella! You are too sweet! That pic was taken right after I chopped off all my hair over the summer! I ended up donating about 13 inches! 😀

      Always good to get back into blogworld after sometime away! Glad to have you back! Off to go check out your post now!

  33. I have been loving on anything mint lately, extra points if it’s green! You also rekindled my love for healthy chocolate sauce so I have been consuming an awful lot of that lately…;-).

  34. I’m pretty sure we would come up with the most amazing late night munchies. I cannot even tell you how often the raw mushrooms come out (with mustard? with ketchup? with BOTH?!?!). Any previously roasted vegetable is fair game, too. Can we talk about the other night when I just went ahead and ate a whole, roasted, sweet potato at 3AM???

    I spend all of my money on food, too. And the occasional protein powder.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Ahhh! And THAT is why I love you! Here it is 1:30am…and I would KILL for some steamed spaghetti squash! Of course, my good ol’ gourd is sitting on the countertop UNCOOKED! I’ve got to bite the bullet and throw him in the oven tomorrow before he starts sproutin’! I messed up when I bought the poor dude…I usually microwave my squashies, but he’s too big and won’t fit! TWSS? o.O

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