What I Ate Wednesday

by danielle on November 14, 2012

Happy Wednesday! Welcome back to another What I ate Wednesday! Hosted by Jenn over at Peas and Crayons!

Today I’m sharing another week of some of my meals. I’ve been trying to increase my veggie and plant intake so feel free to call me out if you don’t see enough veggies! I’m not the biggest veggie fan so I’ve been making a huge effort to experiment with different ways to make them more exciting! Onto my meals:

Breakfast is back to the usual:

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Eggs in coconut oil. Excuse the ugly paper plate.

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Eaten along with this juice mix. In it is acai juice, soluble b vitamin (for better absorption), gingerade, and ACV.
Snacks have been fruit and veggie packed too…

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Pre WOD snack of apple slices with cinnamon and apple juice sweetened cranberries.

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I’ve been traveling with this bag of chopped organic carrot sticks in my bag. Quick and easy snack.

Lunches and dinners have been veggie packed too…

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Lentils, spinach, and organic roasted potatoes.

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Sweet potato veggie and black bean soup. Recipe coming soon.

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Eggs and kale with organic grass fed butter.

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Roasted  veggie bowl with chili powder, red pepper flakes, and hemp seeds.

And just because you haven’t seen her in a while here’s Sophie!  She’s getting so big!

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Happy Wednesday! Looking for tips! What’s your favorite way to eat your leafy greens? No matter what I try I just don’t love them!

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Lucie November 14, 2012 at 9:11 am

Everything looks so good as always! I love spinach in eggs. My favorite! And I love Sophie, she’s SO cute!!

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Aww thanks Lucie!

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance November 14, 2012 at 10:20 am

I guess I’m a bit boring with leafy greens….90% of the time I just use them as a salad base. Otherwise, for kale I’ll make a massaged salad (changes the texture a bit and tastes great–there’s a recipe on my blog), or kale chips if I want something crunchy. Every once in a while, I’ll saute kale or Swiss chard directly into a red sauce or Indian type dish, or after sautéing it with a little lemon juice and pepper, top it with some fish.

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I do like kale chips! That kale with lemon juice and pepper sounds great too! Thanks for the tips!

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Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife November 14, 2012 at 10:36 am

I never used hemp seeds before but I have a million sample packs laying around my house! I definitely need to get on that! Sophie is adorable. Her and Hunter would get along so well! They are both white and fluffy! (:

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Definitely try them you will love them! I wish we lived closer for a puppy playdate ;)

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julie November 14, 2012 at 12:20 pm

eggs & coco oil – thats me right now! wooop wooop its seriosuly the best combo ever and i love when they get all burnt fried at the bottom :)

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Me too! Love the combination of the two!

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Allison @ Life's a Bowl November 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

The sweet potato veggie and black bean soup sounds delic- all lot of my favorites in one hearty bowl, yum! I’ve always liked fruits and veggies, strange but true, so a big salad bowl is one of my favorite ways to eat leafy greens… But my hubby doesn’t agree as much so about once a week I’ll make a batch of sauteed spinach + bell peppers + onions + chicken sausage that he has no problem scarfing down ;)

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm

That sauteed spinach and chicken sausage mix sounds great! Spinach is actually my favorite leafy green!

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Linz @ Itz Linz November 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I love topping my leafy greens with nutritional yeast!

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I have yet to try that! Thanks for the tip!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 14, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Girl, compared to me you’re eating a tonne of veggies :P I’m having serious issues getting them in, but they tend to upset my stomach if I eat too many so I blame it on that. And for leafy greens, I usually just use them in a salad, but you can try putting them into a smoothie?

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I definitely take advantage of putting greens in my smoothie! Totally hides the taste!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm

That sweet potato and black bean soup looks so good – that’s one of my favourite flavour pairings!

I like to eat kale as massaged salads! I have a recipe for one massaged with olive oil and balsamic vinegar on my blog. I also like to use it in stir fries and frittatas!

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I’ll have to check out your recipe!

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Jessie November 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I just adore photos of Sophie! She’s such a little cutie pie :)

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Aww thanks Jessie!

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Katie @wishandwhimsy November 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Can’t wait for the recipe for that soup. Sounds divine!

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Thanks Katie! It will be up next week!

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Jess @ JessieBearWhatWillYouWear November 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

i see lots of veggies! looks like you are doing a great job to me :)

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Thanks Jess!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots November 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm

sophie is getting so big!!! Brady says “how you doing sophie?”

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Hahaha aww Sophie says hello!

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Rachel November 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Sweet Potato soup???? Please do share! I love soups :)

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:16 pm

It will be up next week! It is perfect for this cold weather!

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Kim@hungryhealthygirl November 14, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Looks like you’re doing pretty good with getting the veggies in! I need to take me a baggie full of carrot slices to snack. I like to increase my green intake by finely chopping up spinach and adding it to my scrambled or egg omelet in the morning…..or even for dinner.

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:16 pm

That’s a great idea! I love spinach and eggs together!

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Kierston November 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I love roasting them in the oven!!! :)

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Roasted veggies are my favorite!

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Lisa November 14, 2012 at 4:09 pm

She is getting so big!! Sophie is the cutest! Your sweet potato and black bean soup looks amazing! I think you’re doing great with the veggies! I’m always roasting mine, since I find they taste magical that way. Especially in some coconut oil d nutritional yeast. Yum!

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I love roasted veggies too! I really need to try nutritional yeast though. I keep hearing great things about it!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I love all oyur eggs! I could est them every meal. :)

My favorite way to get greens… wither in a spicy soup or blended into a smoothie/ice cream creation. You can taste spinach at all!

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I love them in a smoothie! In a spicy soup sounds awesome too. I hope you have a recipe for that on your blog. Sounds amazing!

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Kristen@Change of Pace November 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

What a sweet pup! Your meals look so balanced. I need to focus more on that :)

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Thanks Kristen! I’m trying to balance them out more. If I had it my way it would be carbs all day long ;)

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 14, 2012 at 5:04 pm

There are way too many good-looking meals in this post to comment on them all! ;) But your dinner with lentils, spinach, and roasted potatoes looks to die for! I cannot wait to see your recipe for the sweet potato veggie and black bean soup. As if I need more sweet potatoes in my life… ;)

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Thanks Hannah! Recipe will be up next week!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectabesl November 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I want all of your food!!! I stir my spinach into my soups, cook it in eggs, and throw it in smoothies. I rarely eat a salad in the colder months!

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm

I’m not the biggest salad fan either! I’ve been loving veggies in soups lately though!

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Nadja November 14, 2012 at 8:20 pm

that roasted veggie bowl looks awesome! I’m gonna try to roast some butternut squash for the first time this weekend, can’t wait (hope i’ll like it)! And awww Sophie is sooo cute!!

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Thanks Nadja! You will love the roasted butternut squash!

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Anne@ LoveMintChocolateChip November 14, 2012 at 8:48 pm

that sweet potato soup looks INCREDIBLE!!!!!

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Thanks so much Anne!

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GiGi Eats Celebrities November 14, 2012 at 8:50 pm

This is going to sound gross and may even turn in you off more but… I LOVE spinach and ketchup lol!!! I just grab a raw bunch of spinach, squirt ketchup (sugar free, of course) on the bunch and shove it in my mouth!!! I eat like a whole one pound bag of spinach in a sitting that way… And I am also getting nutrients through the ketchup too! :)

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danielle November 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Hahaha that’s too funny! Unfortunately I don’t like ketchup otherwise sounds like the perfect way to mask the greens ;)

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Melissa @ Fit 'N' Well Mommy November 15, 2012 at 3:52 am

I love to eat them sauteed with garlic and olive oil! Spinach is my favorite, but I enjoy kale, too!

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danielle November 15, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Spinach is my favorite too!

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets November 15, 2012 at 11:39 am

I’d say you met your veggie quota for the day. It all looks fantastic especially the roasted veggie bowl.
Sophie is adorbale too.

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danielle November 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Thanks Meghan!

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Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance November 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I love that we both usually start our days with eggs + coconut butter. Great minds think alike? ;)

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danielle November 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I think so ;) Great way to start the day!

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