What I Ate Wednesday #150

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I can’t believe today is my 150th What I Ate Wednesday post. What’s especially crazy about that is I don’t think I missed many—if any weeks. Out of 150.  And neither has the lovely host, Jenn of Peas & Crayons. I love that one blogger was of getting a look at what she was eating turned into a fun weekly link party. If you want to see more WIAW from other bloggers, take a little visit on over there. 

It’s kind of amazing how much has changed since Week One, back on April 14th, 2011 (yes, I had to go look back in the archives—I’m terrible at remembering dates). Here’s what my day of meals and snacks looked like:

  • Breakfast: Overnight oats—oats, chia seeds, yogurt, banana, spices, frozen blueberries.
  • Lunch: Brown rice with tofu and mixed veggies, homemade red miso sauce. An apple for dessert.
  • Snack: Mini Babybell cheese.
  • Dinner: Leftover whole wheat pasta with spinach (cooked in garlic and olive oil), a few spears of asparagus, a bit of leftover pesto and parm, and an egg cooked in—weird but good. Tomato soup on the side.
  • Snack: Toast with dark chocolate peanut butter and half a banana.

The 50th post, which was March 21, 2012, looked like this:

  • Breakfast: leftover chocolate chia oats, topped w/ berries and (unpictured, due to tech problems) chocolate PB2 sauce
  • Lunch: Salad from the cafeteria (eaten outside—about damn time) and an unpictured pink lady apple and coffee
  • Dinner: St. Patrick’s Day-ish leftovers from Saturday’s dinner. My mom makes awesome vegetarian stuffed cabbage, and the sautéed/accidentally caramelized cabbage rocked.
  • Snack: An unpictured piece of dark chocolate (w/ caramel & black sea salt—I love Trader Joe’s); Greek yogurt w/ fruit, cereal, fig butter and honey later on.

Here’s what I was eating around the 100th post, on March 6th, 2013:

  • Breakfast: zucchini bread oatmeal
  • Lunch: tortellini soup; side salad; dark chocolate
  • Snack: yogurt with fruit and cereal
  • Dinner: tandoori tofu with curried basmati rice, veggies, and avocado
  • Snack (unpictured): sliced banana with PB2 sauce with cocoa & protein powder mixed in—an experiment gone ok

And here’s what things looked like this year. I chose this past Monday, since it’s been a while since I’ve posted a work-from-home day.

  • Breakfast: Plum tahini oats with fig& ginger preserves
  • Lunch: A big salad with shredded chicken and avocado; (unpictured) popcorn made in a brown paper bag in the microwave-so easy!
  • Snacks: Plain Greek yogurt with cereal and berries.
  • Dinner: Another stuffed pepper with a side of roasted veggies & steamed kale with goat cheese on top.
  • Dessert: A sliced banana with ~ 1 tbsp coconut peanut butter spread

Funny how things change and yet remain the same, isn’t it?

In what ways do you think the way you eat has changed in the past few years? What’s remained the same? 

9 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #150

    Ameena said:
    February 19, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I was thinking about how my eating habits have changed so much in the past few years. Much less bread and far more rice and I feel so much better!

    Eating outside…will it ever be possible again??

      Jess responded:
      February 19, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Oh my goodness, I know! I am so excited about summer. Or hell, I’ll even take spring at this point.

    Leigha said:
    February 19, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I would be happy with any of your eats! If I went back to 2011… oh man, I would be having plain cheerios, a pb&j with packaged cookies, and plain pasta for dinner. How things have changed!

      Jess responded:
      February 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      Haha I hear that. It’s a good thing I did not have this blog back in 2006. I had no idea how to cook and basically lived off instant oatmeal and canned soup.

    Fit Radiance said:
    February 20, 2014 at 11:14 am

    My eating habits have changed quite a lot over the past few years. I’m constantly trying to make healthier meal choices and experiment a bit more. Some things will always stay though, like chocolate, oats and peanut butter! Haha, always firm favourites 😛

      Jess responded:
      February 20, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Hard to go wrong with the classics!

    lilveggiepatch said:
    February 20, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    My eating has also changed and remained the same… I’ve been eating oats, chia and nut butter almost every day for 5+ years!

    lovelyfoodie said:
    February 20, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Love the changes! What kind of cereal do you use? Also, do you have any links to a grocery haul or “What’s in My Fridge” posts (If you’ve done any) Thanks!

      Jess responded:
      February 21, 2014 at 2:04 am

      One of my favorite cereals is Barbara’s Puffins, but I also like Kashi Go Lean and just tried their Honey Sunshine cereal and liked it a lot. In general, I try to look for something with at least 4 grams fiber and less than 5 or 6 grams sugar per serving.

      I did a grocery list post a while ago, but I have one coming up on stuff that’s in my freezer! Here’s a link to the grocery list one, though: http://keepingitrealfood.com/2013/12/03/my-grocery-list/

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