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! 😉

WIAW GOES GREEN

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…

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…

Zevia

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

Instructions

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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