What I Ate Wednesday August 5, 2015


Jumping right into the food if you don’t mind because I need to get out the door super early today to pick my son up from his dad and get him to camp!



No english muffins to show you this morning. Back to oatmeal these days,  a little bit before I run with some banana and peanut butter (not pictured) and then a nice big post run bowl which is by far my favorite meal of the day.

oatmeal post run

Cold, cooked oatmeal mixed with berries, Skoop B-Strong and peanut butter.

I lose count of how many mugs of coffee I have in the morning but the other day I did have some Yogi tea for a change. Kava Stress Relief is my favorite flavor.



It’s been a while since I mashed my chick peas with avocado. I was on that kick for lunch for so long and then one day stopped. I brought it back this week only this time I added some Dijon mustard to the mash with a side of roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli and brussels sprouts.

power bowl

Non stop watermelon, non stop.



Look at me making something different! Spaghetti squash has been on my mind so I bought a small one at Whole Foods (because it’s not spaghetti squash season which means the price per pound is too high for my liking).

spaghetti squash

It was so incredibly good! I baked the spaghetti squash and then mixed in tomato sauce, topped it with mozzarella cheese and placed it back in the oven to get all bubbly.

I ate half and served it with a side of some of the below veggies from my Italian style power bowl which I prepared at the same time. I got all food preppy the other night, I don’t know who I am.

cast iron italian power bowl


Nothing overly new here HOWEVER I have been making a delicious new peanut butter chocolate chip dip. I think I will share the super simple recipe really soon.

apple with pb

Be sure to check out what everyone else is eating today 🙂

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Favorite kind of squash? I love butternut, I think I need to buy one this week!

What dessert have you been enjoying on weeknights lately?

What’s for lunch today?

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  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine August 5, 2015, 5:20 am

    Its been too long since I have had spaghetti squash. I actually haven’t seen it in TJs so thats probably why I have forgotten about it. I also love butternut squash, but I definitely prefer buying it cut up because I find it exhausting to do myself:)
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 7, 2015, 5:30 am

      TJ doesn’t have the squash now but they will once they are in season again soon!

  • Miss Polkadot August 5, 2015, 5:34 am

    Oookay, I want to eat everything you posted. I mean it. That lunch. Hello, cheesy squash for dinner. And all the oatmeal and fruit. Yes, please. I really like to see somebody else who is all about decent serving sizes and lots of produce. Invite me over ;)?
    On a random note: at first I thought your watermelon was grapefruit because the way you cut/chopped it some of the pieces looked like that 😀 .
    A recent weeknight ‘dessert’ though I’d rather call it a snack actually came about because I’m out of coconut flour: Greek yogurt/Quark mixed with PB2, my grandma’s homemade cherry jam, leftover cooked bulgur stirred in and topped with almond butter.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 7, 2015, 5:29 am

      Yes, I like a nice portion size so that I am actually full! My appetite, especially from running, is certainly not small 🙂

  • Susie @ SuzLyfe August 5, 2015, 6:56 am

    With Lisa, It’s too long since spag squash. aka 3 weeks. I’ve been thinking about it of late and now must. have. it.
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  • Ruthie@She'sWickedHealthy August 5, 2015, 7:10 am

    All your food looks delish. Hearty and healthy! My favorite meal of the day is my oatmeal, too. Curious – how much do you have pre run as opposed to post? Trying to nail down some running nutrition over here! 🙂
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 5, 2015, 7:20 am

      I think it depends upon what your stomach can handle. I wake up hungry but depending upon how hungry dictates how much I eat. For races I eat a whole bowl of oatmeal with peanut butter and a banana. Most mornings, it’s less than that but really depends on what you personally can run on! I eat more after my run than before though. I don’t measure things unfortunately so I can’t really give exact/ accurate amounts.

  • Michele @ paleorunningmomma August 5, 2015, 7:18 am

    It’s been way too long since I’ve done spaghetti squash, looks great! Love the power bowl veggies too!
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  • Jillie August 5, 2015, 8:26 am

    Tis the season to watch all of the watermelon disappear in a matter of hours. Once I start, I won’t stop!
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  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 5, 2015, 8:57 am

    I hear ya on the non-stop watermelon… but for me it’s just been non-stop melon in general. And back when I was still eating squash, I’d say that kabocha was my favourite. Until my stomach started hating it. Le sigh. So good. I miss it 😡
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 7, 2015, 5:27 am

      I remember how much you ate kobocha! I have to watch my squash intake too, totally hurts my stomach if I eat more than a few pieces of butternut but I love it 🙂

  • Jessie August 5, 2015, 9:27 am

    I don’t remember the last time I made a dish with spaghetti squash or sweet potatoes. Unfortunately both are ridiculously expensive in Kuwait. It actually sucks because Joshua doesn’t eat either so I wouldn’t even have to buy much. How about you just enjoy one or the other for me? 🙂

  • Jamie August 5, 2015, 10:07 am

    PB chocolate chip dip… yes please. I make a killer butternut squash vegan lasagna in the fall – it’s my absolute favorite but spaghetti squash does the trick in the summer!
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  • Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood August 5, 2015, 11:29 am

    For a second I though you had olives in your oatmeal and I wanted to barf, and then I was like, no Morgan, you’re on crack.
    ANYWAY that spaghetti squash looks so good! I do something similar in the winter and add in ground sausage. Love all your roasted veg!
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  • Shannon August 5, 2015, 11:39 am

    I am not a fan of butternut squash for some reason. I never have liked it. I am always eating frozen yogurt though. That I do love and it is always my dessert of choice 🙂
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  • Alyssa @ RenaissanceRunnerGirl August 5, 2015, 11:50 am

    Any night dessert = ice cream, all the time.

    Favorite squash is probably butternut as well, because I have never tried making my own spaghetti squash because the idea of cutting one open scares me 😉
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 7, 2015, 5:25 am

      I microwave the squash first to soften it. Makes a world of difference when you go to cut it open.

  • Kayla @ Blondes Have more Run August 5, 2015, 12:54 pm

    Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day too! Love me a big bowl of oats!

  • Arman @ thebigmansworld August 5, 2015, 1:37 pm

    I need to tell you my inner Meredith moment I had yesterday. I bought pre packed roasted brussels from the grocery store for no reason and snacked on it. Then my stomach hated me.

    I need your stomach of steel!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 7, 2015, 5:25 am

      Haha – definitely not a stomach of steel. I can only eat a few brussels sprouts at a time and if I eat too many fresh roasted vegetables, I am totally uncomfortable. I stick with the frozen vegetables for the most part these days and limit the variety. So hard on the stomach!

  • Niki @ Life With Niki August 5, 2015, 4:37 pm

    That spaghetti squash looked like the most divine bowl of goodness ever!
    I do not discriminate when it comes to squash, but I gotta say kabocha and butternut squash are definite favorites!
    The starchy veggies are my kind of veggies ;)!
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  • Heather@hungryforbalance August 5, 2015, 5:38 pm

    Breakfast is hands down my favorite meal of the day. I am always the most excited about it. That spaghetti squash looks delicious!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 7, 2015, 5:23 am

      Love breakfast, definitely my favorite time of the day and favorite meal.

  • Jessica @ Balance and Thyme August 5, 2015, 6:59 pm

    Oh my. I now have a spaghetti squash craving! I can’t wait for all the squash recipes fall brings!
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