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Sep 262012
 

Hello there! I hope your Wednesday is going well! Mine has been awesome because I spent most of the day volunteering at a local organization called Food & Friends.Β  Food & Friends is an organization in D.C. that is dedicated to caring for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling. How great, right?

We spent a few hours there today and my team’s job was to assemble salads and then package them up for delivery. We used a crazy packaging machine that reminded me a lot of I Love Lucy when she gets overwhelmed with chocolates. We had to quickly place the packaged salads in the machine before the plastic wrap sealed around them. It was definitely a bit hectic!


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Even though it was a little overwhelming, it was a lot of fun and I had a great time bonding with my coworkers and helping out the community. Not bad for a Wednesday, huh?

Speaking of Wednesdays…it’s time for What I Ate Wednesday! Thanks go to Jenn from Peas and Crayons as usual for hosting such a huge blogger linkup around the web πŸ™‚ I love being a part of something so big in the blogging community!

Β You may remember that these days Jenn is encouraging us to “fall into good habits” and I tried to do that this week by incorporating more veggies and more water into my eats (since I discovered last week that I was failing at those two).

I will say I have been a lot less busy at work recently so I’ve made time for more water (yay!) and even some green tea (double yay, since it is calorie-free and boosts my metabolism). I didn’t take any pictures of my beverages though since I just drink out of a boring styrofoam cup at work and I’m pretty sure no one wants to see that over and over again. Use your imagination if you must πŸ˜‰

Ok so now let’s see how I did on the veggie front…

Breakfast

For breakfast I recreated Tina’s two-ingredient pancake. It is made up of one egg and one banana. You just mash the two together really well in a small bowl and then grill on a skillet (like a pancake) on medium/low heat for a few minutes. I drizzled it with some melted peanut butter and dug in! These are so easy and delicious!!Β  This was my third time making this type of pancake and I think I have gotten a lot better at knowing when to flip it. Success! I can already tell I will be having these a lot more often πŸ˜‰

Lunch

For lunch yesterday it was all about the leftovers. I had some leftover roasted potatoes and asparagus as well as some extra quinoa that I cooked up for a new dish that I am excited to tell you about (hint- you will see a preview of it in my dinner picture below!). I mixed them all together in a tupperware bowl and added a little bit of hummus to the mix. This impromptu quinoa/veggie salad was awesomeeee and also very filling. Yum.

Snack

Later in the afternoon my sweet tooth started kickin’ around (always around 3:30-4:00 like clockwork. What a bully). Luckily I packaged up one of my healthy apple cookies and enjoyed it along with a big glass of the aforementioned green tea. It was a perfect afternoon pick me up!

Dinner

Dinner was a brand new creation (which I alluded to above) which I am calling quinoa veggie burgers! They were delicious and really flavorful and I know you guys are going to love the recipe (which I promise to share soon). Plus they are really healthy and have tons of protein and veggies! Awesomeeee. I had some roasted brussels sprouts and carrots on the side. Yum!

So there you have it, that’s what I ate yesterday. I think I did pretty well on the veggie count. I suppose there was a good amount of fatty things in my meal (the drizzled peanut butter, hummus, and cream cheese icing on the cookie) but they were all in small portions so I’m giving myself a pass lol.

So tell me, what have you been eating lately?

 Posted by on September 26, 2012

  2 Responses to “WIAW #22 & A Volunteer Experience!”

  1. I think it’s so wonderful that you volunteered for such a rewarding organization! I wish they had things like that over here in Kuwait!

    As always, your meals look fantastic. ((especially your dinner πŸ™‚ ))

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