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
- 1 lime
- 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!
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
- 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!
BBQ tuna salad + 1 clementine & diced pineapple
What’s in the salad?
- collard greens
- button mushrooms
- sweet mini peppers
- 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…
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!
- green leaf lettuce
- cilantro lime rice
- black beans with red onions
- diced tomatoes
sour creamGreek 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)
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!
bahaha, i love that shotglass. and the baby apple is too cute!
I didn’t eat anything very good today :/ My WIAW is not about today actually haha. I ate a frozen dinner that I thought would be delicious (it was this tofu thing and like all organic and natural and stuff) but I ended up hating it, which was annoying. Oh well, can’t win all of them!
Aww, that stinks! I tried the TJ’s primavera pizza earlier this week and was so disappointed with it. It had a good flavor, but they were a bit skimpy with the toppings! 🙁
The best thing I ate was a burger for dinner. Mmmm…
I need you to come cook for me!
Haha! Welllllll, there is an extra bedroom in the new house! 😉
Best thing I ate today was probably my breakfast but then again I would say that everyday, I love breakfast! Interesting savory oats, I’m too addicted to having dessert for breakfast so it would be too weird for me having something with paprika and eggs haha looks delicious tho! 😀
I go through little phases…most of the time I crave dessert/sweet breakfasts, but all I’ve been wanting lately is vegetables! The other day, I actually thought about making a salad for breakfast!
i looove making burrito bowls! yours look soooooo good! your presentation is aways flipping flawless! =)
btw I cannot get enough of those peppers! I am putting them on everything I eat now! haha! you’ve created a mini pepper monster! <3
thanks for that! and yay thanks for linking up! I added you to the bliz-og with your gorge photo! <3
Aww, thanks love! And those peppers? I think they might be laced with the crack Chipotle uses for their rice! I could eat them by the handful…wait, I DO do that! 😉
Super love the baby apple!! And it’s official… I’m moving into your new house with you because somebody needs to make me Chipot-nay bowls on a regular basis please, kthx! 😉
Ok, but you’ll have to fight Lee over it! 😉
PS, I’ve been told by Lindsay to hound you until you try savory oats! Get on it!!!
everything looks sooooo good. i am craving medjools and PB now BIGGG time.
ps LOVE that tea so so sooooo much
Oh yeah, I am definitely in love with this tea! It has so many different flavors to it…like a party in my mouth!
I haven’t eaten savory oatmeal in OH so long. Thanks for reminding me to do so 🙂 Have you tried it with hummus atop? Sooooo yummy 🙂
Best thing I ate today was chocado pudding (chocolate-avocado) as a snack… or maybe it was those super- charge me cookies. I don’t know, everything I eat it pretty darn yummy!
No, I haven’t tried it, but just the thought is making my mouth water! Mmm…LOVE chocado pudding!
Everything you eat LOOKS pretty darn yummy! and colorful! I always love your beasty salads!
Aw, baby apples! So cute! I just got one of those Jocalat bars and am SO excited to try it 🙂
Mmm, it’s so good you’ll wanna smack yo mama! 😉
Your eats all look and sound amazing! I love the burrito bowl! I am so craving one now. I had more lentil stew and it was so good. Especially since it was so cold and rainy. I hope you have a great day Heather!
Oh yes, nothing like warm homemade stew on a dreary day! Sounds perfect!
I had savory oats last night!! So good. Now we just need Christin to try them. Bug her for me on that.
For real! Girl just needs to close her eyes and dive in! She might even like it!
I LOVE CHIPOTLE style food!! and that new jocalat sounds so good!!! i love he mint one! best thing ive eaten was my breakki!
The best thing I ate yesterday was my leftover pizza for lunch along with my salad! I LOVE pizza with veggies! So good!
I remember my first visit to Chipotle, asking for extra guacamole and seeing $1.75 pop up on the register.. say what?! haha. Your burrito bowl has my stomach growling over here!
I’ve only had breakfast so far, but it might just be the best thing I’ll eat today. It was an Ezekiel English muffin, 2 egg whites, avocado, and vegan mozzarella/parmesan cheese mix. So good!
I have a ton of lil’ baby apples too which I’ve been using as my morning snacks all week. Organic apples may be smaller, but I think they taste sooo much better!
I know! When I decided to eat there, I chose it over WF’s hot bar thinking I’d save some money…ha!
Mmm, I love popping some avocado in a breakfast sammie!
I love that kind of tea!! I bet your burrito bowl kicked Chipotles tush for sure =). Good luck using up your kitchen, looks like you’ve got a good start! It will be fun at the very end you’ll have to get really creative!
That salad looks amazing. Seriously, please come over and teach me how you make such glorious salads!! 🙂
Haha! Aww, thanks Kayla! I’ll be right over!
It’s hard to compete with Chipotle! I have tried 10000 times to make their cilantro lime rice. There was a Chipotle on the same block as my apartment building when I lived in NY – I used to watch them make this stuff and still can’t get it right! You are not alone 🙂
Thanks for commenting Jenna! It’s good to know I’m not the only one! I guess somethings are better left to the professionals, huh?
Love your salad!!!!! Everything you eat is so freaking delicious!!!!
Aww, thanks girlie!
I’ve been trying to replicate the Chipotle rice. It is crazy good. I came close last night with cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, green onion and olive oil, but it wasn’t spot on. I guess I was missing the crack. 🙂
Hahaha! If Whole Foods sold crack! I’m sure it’d be right between the nooch and the nut butter!
I think a crumbled piece of apple cake in my oatmeal this morning =)
The best thing I ate today was a plum! I’m finally starting to see them around my grocery store. Looove it 😀
Ohh, I haven’t had a good plum in forever! I’ll have to keep a lookout next time I’m at the store!
I love your idea to stuff Dates with PEANUT BUTTER!!! You are like one of the smartest people I know!!!! 😀
Today, I had me some simple Peanut Butter on Bread. Simple, but so elegent. 😉
Mmm, peanut butter on bread will never let me down!
I’d like to take credit for this stroke of genius, but I actually must point you in the direction of Christin! I’ve stuffed them with goat cheese before, but this was my first time with pb! I loved the combo of the chewy sweet date and the crunchy and slightly salty peanut butter! Perfection!
Aww those are such cute little apples!
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I really liked this post! I’m weird and I like to see what people ate all day. 😀 I think it is SO awesome that you made your own version of a Chipotle burrito bowl!! You are too cool. Hmm… I wonder what you could do to the rice. Did you salt it?
Those apples are TINY!
No, I didn’t add any salt, but I think the thing it was missing was something to give it a more creamy/smooth taste. Maybe mix in some butter or olive oil?
I’m the same way…I love all food posts!
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