What I Ate Wednesday

by danielle on December 5, 2012

Happy Wednesday! Welcome back to another What I ate Wednesday. Hosted by Jenn over at Peas and Crayons. This month we are celebrating with health holiday recipes so every week I’m going to share a couple of my favorite recipes for the holidays! I’m also sharing some of my meals from the past few days.


Breakfasts have featured none other than lots of eggs. Nothing different for me…

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Eggs with coconut oil and a small pear from Trader Joe’s (these are the perfect size ever)

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Eggs, coconut oil, and roasted veggies. Veggies for breakfast…who am I???

Snacks have typically been a shake post workout but I did try out this bar one day and loved it! Not quite Paleo but still contains awesome ingredients. They’re also gluten free, high protein, and organic!

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A lot of my meals have been super simple and on the go between work, workouts, and quick meals at home…

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Spicy chicken with spinach and red pepper. This was eaten cold in my car after CrossFit on the way to work and was still perfect!

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Roasted veggies with Parmesan. My favorite way to eat them!

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Boringest dinner ever. Lean grass fed burger, small pear, and kabocha squash.

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My packed work dinner. Grassfed burger, baby carrots, and an apple. May not be the most environmentally friendly but I think I should advertise for ziploc ;)

Onto the healthy holiday recipes….Here are some of my favorite healthy veggie packed dishes:

Cinnamon Squash and Spinach

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Vegetable and Bean Soup

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Paleo Pumpkin “Risotto”

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Dreaming of Hawaii Sweet Potatoes 

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Creamy no cream Spinach! 

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What’s your favorite veggie packed healthy recipe??

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

Lucie December 5, 2012 at 9:04 am

I always eat eggs and veggies for breakfast, haha! :-) Parmesan and roasted veggies?? Such a great idea!

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm

It’s so awesome you have to try the combo!

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance December 5, 2012 at 10:14 am

I’ve never heard of a Perfect Foods Bar (and a lite version too!). You say they’re good? I’ll keep my eye out for it. :) All your meals always look so well balanced and delicious to me! Delicious!

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm

The bars are great! The regular ones are pretty high in calorie so a great once in a while meal replacement on the go but the lite is a great snack!

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Linz @ Itz Linz December 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm

throwing tons of raw veggies together for a salad is probably my favorite way to get loads of veggies in!! but any veggies are awesome roasted!

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I love them roasted!

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Kristen@Change of Pace December 5, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I need to roast some veggies and have them in the fridge for breakfast. I was just thinking this morning that I need to eat veggies for breakfast too. Blah.

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Hahaha I know I never eat veggies for breakfast. Why ruin the eggs with them ;)

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Kim@hungryhealthygirl December 5, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I’ve been really enjoying pears lately, too! Happy Wednesday!

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

They’re perfect lately!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Roasted veggies with parmesan sounds delicious! Cheese always makes everything better. :D

My favourite veggie packed recipe is any kind of stir fry!

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I totally agree! I love them with goat cheese too!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

You holiday meals look so good. I’m really interested in that cream-less cream spinach. I legit love spinach.

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I do too! Spinach is actually my favorite veggie!

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Jess @ JessieBearWhatWillYouWear December 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

favorite veg recipe is just roasted veggies with a sunny side up egg on top :)

that last spinach dish looks REALLY good btw

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 3:07 pm

That sounds amazing! I’ll have to put my eggs on top next time!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. December 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Cold spicy chicken DOES sound perfect. I seriously like cold meals a lot better than I like warm ones, especially when they’ve been sitting in the fridge for a day or so and all the flavours mesh together perfectly :D

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 3:07 pm

It was so good and I really wasn’t thinking it would be all that good cold!

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Kierston December 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Roasted veggies are the best…that or salads :)

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I agree with the roasted veggies. My absolute favorite!

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Lisa December 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Hehe, your Dinner looks so tiny in that picture. Mmm…spicy chicken sounds good right about now! I’ve been craving more chicken lately, which almost never happens!

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

It wasn’t a very pretty dinner! I very rarely crave chicken either but this spicy kind is my favorite!

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Brad Gouthro Fitness December 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm

This would be a lean and fit world if everyone food prepped like you! Nice!

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Hahaha thank you!

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Caitlin December 5, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Wow, thanks for sharing those recipes at the end, I need to check out the pumpkin risotto and non-cream creamy spinach. I use a ton of Ziplocs too haha. I am not into the whole reusable cloth bags that I’ve been seeing on the blog world, although I did see one ADORABLE printed one on LifesABowl.com!

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Glad I’m not alone on my ziploc use!

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Anna @AnnaTheApple December 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Hehe sometimes boring meals are a must! Not all meals canbe all singing and dancing. I’m loving veggie soups at the moment, so warm and comforting!

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I agree. I love my simple meals :)

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MassachusEATS December 5, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I’m with ya on the mornings eggs – can’t pry me away! ;)

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

They’re all I ever eat!

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Alysia @ Slim Sanity December 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I’m always throwing tons of veggies in with my eggs too! Topped with salsa… so good

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Sounds delicious!

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Allison @ Life's a Bowl December 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm

The parm dusted roasted veggies look delic! I love warm roasted veggies on top of romaine and topping it all with some tomato sauce and parm cheese :)

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danielle December 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Sounds amazing Allison!

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Lauren @ The Homeostatic Mindset December 5, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Those bars look awesome- I’ve never heard of them before! I went and checked out their website + ingredients and I LOVE how they’re not date-based! I’ll have to keep my eye out for them! :) Have a great day!

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danielle December 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

They were really great Lauren! Definitely give them a try!

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish December 6, 2012 at 7:13 am

I’m a huge fan of Perfect Foods bars! Have you tried the peanut butter flavor? SO good. I’ve made friends with the sales rep who samples them at my Whole Foods on what seems like a weekly basis. He always hands me 5-6 bite-size pieces, which is about the equivalent of half a bar. ;)

Everything looks so good, Danielle! I’d love to try the Paleo Pumpkin Risotto! I’ve been known to pack entire meals in ziploc bags too; sometimes it’s the only way to go!

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danielle December 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

That’s too funny Sara! I’ve never seen them before until just now. I’ll have to try the peanut butter next time :)

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Jessie December 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

I’m sure I’ve told you this multiple times, but I can’t get over how simple, yet delicious all of your meals look! I love it =)

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danielle December 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Thanks so much Jessie!

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julie December 6, 2012 at 7:26 pm

i wish i wasn’t at work so i could have had a big fat egg omelet with coconut oil for lunch- WAHHHHHH hahahaha

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danielle December 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Sounds perfect!

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