Hi friends! Happy hump day to you all. Today we’re talking about food with another edition of What I Ate Wednesday! I’m trying really hard to stick with WIAW each week because even though I know it’s silly, I’m just dying to get to #100! Haha, it’s the little things. 😉
Today we’re linking up with Meg from Clean Eats, Fast Feets. Thanks for hosting, Meg!
Here’s a look at what I ate on Monday. 🙂
After finishing up another round of this low impact cardio workout, I drank a glass of green juice made from apples, cucumber, greens (spinach/kale mix), celery, ginger, and lemon.
This drink is also known pretty commonly around the Internet as the “green monster” juice, and it is de-licious. Definitely my favorite juice combination to date!
After showering and getting ready for the day, it was time for my second breakfast: a bowl of Special K cereal mixed with Quaker Oatmeal squares and a banana.
I recently picked up this Special K variety pack at Costco, and so far I am loving it! I’ve tried all the flavors except the chocolate, and I am considering having a small bowl of that one after dinner tonight. We shall see!
Like clockwork, my stomach started rumbling at 12:15 so I dug into my lunch (I usually eat breakfast at around 7:30, so by noon I’m usually ready for more food!). On Monday I brought a delicious salad made with mixed greens (spinach, kale, arugula, etc.), chicken, sliced carrots, apples, walnuts and feta. I tossed it all together with a bit of honey mustard dressing and it was fantastic.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had the apples/walnuts combination in a homemade salad, and this reminded me just how tasty it is! Yum!
Before I had left for work in the morning, I threw two chicken breasts into the slow cooker along with some BBQ sauce, chicken broth, and tomato paste (the tomato paste was leftover from some other recipe, so I figured I’d throw it into the pot with the chicken). By the time I got home, I shredded the chicken with two forks and BOOM, dinner = done.
I wound up putting the pulled BBQ chicken on a potato roll topped with melted mozzarella cheese and a pickle slice, and served it up with my all-time favorite broccoli fritters on the side with some buffalo sauce.
If you’ve never tried making broccoli fritters I can’t recommend them enough – they taste a lot like potato pancakes! So good.
Fabio and I picked up a pineapple and some mango slices from Costco on a whim, and we’ve been enjoying them both for snacks and desserts all week.
The pineapple is especially fresh, and I’m looking forward to adding some to our next batch of juice too. Yum!
Before I wrap up for today, I wanted to quickly tell you about what I did for St. Patrick’s Day! After work yesterday, I met up with Fabio and our friends Megan and JR at Ri Ra, a fun Irish pub in Clarendon that somehow none of us had been to despite living in the area for almost 4 years.
The place was absolutely PACKED for St. Patty’s Day, but luckily Megan, JR, and Fabio were able to snag us a table upstairs since they arrived a bit before me.
We started our evening off with a round of green beers! These were actually called “half and half” beers (half Guinness, half something with blue dye to turn it green?) and although it’s definitely not a beer I would normally order, it was pretty fun because it was green. 😉
Cheers to green beers!
For my entree I wound up getting the chicken boxty, which is chicken and leeks wrapped in a thin potato pancake topped with a cream sauce, plus mashed potatoes and carrots on the side. It was delicious, but super filling! I wound up giving half to Fabio to eat once he cleared his plate of corned beef and cabbage.
We had so much fun chatting with Megan and JR, and couldn’t believe it when they said their wedding was less than four months away. I can’t wait!! It’s going to be so fun. 🙂
We also decided to start a St. Patty’s Day tradition where we take turns hosting each other at our apartments and cooking traditional Irish fare. It should be a fun new tradition!
Question of the day: How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
When I was little I remember my dad would secretly go out to the store and buy green bagels, muffins, etc. and then use green food coloring to dye our milk green. Then when I woke up he would tell me Leprechauns came and turned everything green in the night! That was a fun tradition. 🙂