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: Read the rest of this entry »

Deep Yogurt Thoughts

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chobani founderNew York magazine recently featured various brands that have flourished in the past five years despite hard economic hard times. The individuals behind such companies as Tumblr, Chobani, and One King’s Lane discuss how they built their business.This graphic of Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya made me giggle.

What I really want to know is how they decided on raspberry as the flavor? Is plain Greek yogurt just not exciting enough to bathe/drown in? Was blueberry too sad? Maybe blood orange would be too much? Or maybe he just likes raspberry and pink is pretty against his skin tone or something—I don’t know. I think I just think too much.

Or maybe I’m just still recovering from sweating my brains out at Zumba this morning.

What flavor yogurt would you  choose to be photographed partially submerged in? 

What I Ate Wednesday #119

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Good morning and happy Wednesday! How’s your week going? Ready for another What I Ate Wednesday? I’m kind of loving that 119 is a prime number. So satisfying for some reason. Yes, I know I’m a little weird…Thank you as always to the lovely Jenn of Peas & Crayons for hosting the weekly link part. Take a visit to see more WIAW from other bloggers!

Monday was just another busy work day. After working on a project for another job after I got home, I was ready for some therapeutic cleaning and music-blasting. Some fridge-cleaning was also involved in the way of using up leftovers in overnight oats, convenient snacks, and a general theme of “stuff I need to use up” in a bowl. Whatever works!

  • Breakfast: (unpictured) half a banana before the gym; Overnight oats (I skip the milk because I like it better this way) made with Greek yogurt when I got to work
  • Snack: Celery with salsa
  • Lunch: The same old work salad, same old photo
  • Snack: Cottage cheese w/ blueberries & cereal
  • Dinner: Leftovers…pulled chicken with kale, veggies, corn, and avocado
  • Snack: Bourbon banana soft serve with PB2 and a few chocolate chips

What are some of your favorite ways to use leftovers? What’s the best thing you’ve eaten recently? 

What I Ate Wednesday #106

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Wednesday comes quickly, no? Hope you’re having a good week so far. Mine has been busy, but good-busy.  Lots of things going on—I’ll share more details later.  So let’s do this What I Ate Wednesday thing, shall we? As always, thanks to Jenn for hosting. To see more WIAW from other bloggers, visit Peas & Crayons.

Monday was something of a roller coaster, and more about food as fuel than anything. Sorry if my photos are a little blurry—I feel like I barely stopped moving all day.

  • Breakfast: Oats w/ flax, plum & blueberries, topped w/ sunflower seed butter
  • Lunch: Salad and toast with smoked salmon and avocado, a piece of dark-chocolate-covered ginger
  • Snack: Plain Greek yogurt with berries, cereal, and fig & ginger preserves
  • Dinner: This stir-fry—a recent favorite; a square of dark chocolate (yep, more chocolate)
  • Snack: (unpictured) sliced banana w/ PB2

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten recently? 

What 200 Calories Looks Like

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Yesterday my friend Caitlin sent me this fun list (with pictures!) of what 200 calories of various foods looks like. Some of these were foods you’d eat in their pictured context. Others…not so much. Here are a few examples:

Red Onions:

from Bored Panda

Werther’s Originals Candies

courtesy of Bored Panda

Kiwis (this actually looks really good—why don’t I eat kiwi more often?):

from Bored Panda

Mini-Peppers (too cute):

from Bored Panda


from Bored Panda

Some of my real-life favorite 200-calorie snacks of late:

Yogurt with berries & cereal


Beer & a mini Guinness Cupcake: IMG_1663

I also ate bone marrow on toast a few nights ago, in the context of a dinner-hour whiskey tasting. Even the small amount I had was probably more than 200 calories, but it was…interesting. I can’t say I’d try it again, but I also can’t say I wouldn’t. The flavor was fantastic, but the texture…the whole experience felt really primal and strange. Some primal & strange can be very good (wink, wink), but bone marrow on toast—jury’s still out for me.

What are some of your favorite 200-calorie snacks? Have you ever eaten bone marrow? 

“Birth Control on the Bottom” Yogurt

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Some of you who’ve been with me awhile know of my general disdain for yogurt commercials. Exhibit A. This was another gem.

“BIrth Control on the Bottom” Yogurt

Yesterday, my friend posted this hilarious video on Facebook  of a commercial for a fake product, “Birth Control on the Bottom” Yogurt. Ahhh-mazing.

What do you think about yogurt commercials? 

What I Ate Wednesday #71: Vacation Day

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Happy Wednesday! I’m on vacation this week—more like stay-cation. The idea of traveling during my allotted vacation week just seemed too exhausting and expensive, so I’ve been enjoying taking these lovely August days at my own pace here in NYC.

It’s also time for another What I Ate Wednesday. As always, thanks to Jenn for hosting the weekly link party. To see more WIAW from other bloggers, visit Peas & Crayons.

After working a busy Saturday at the hospital, I was so excited to start my week off. Sunday involved sleeping in (if you count 11-8 sleeping in…) and then brunch, beer and a whole bunch of walking.

Leek & Egg @ Sparrow in Astoria

Monday I had a lot to do (writing projects, cooking projects, life projects…), but I enjoyed begin able to take it at my own speed. I also had time for a pilates class. I love when I can do that because I learn things I can incorporate into solo workouts when I’m not able to get to a group class.

It was also nice not to have to rely on hospital cafeteria food and lab-coat snacks to get me through the day. I don’t know if it was the heat or not being on my feet as much, but I definitely wasn’t as hungry during the day. No complaints, though—I enjoyed some good stuff, and I was happy not to deal with the inevitable low-blood-sugar shakes & headaches.

Breakfast: rolled oats w/ flax, a white peach, blackberries, and sunflower seed butter 
Lunch: a big salad; smoked salmon and avocado on an Ezekiel English muffin 

Snack: a berry & greens smoothie w/ cocoa powder (sounds gross, tasted great)

Dinner: Homemade soup (one of the day’s projects), toast w/ hummus 

Snack: Plain yogurt w/ cocoa powder, cut-up frozen lazy-person brownie, berries


How did you spend your last vacation?