Recent Eats


It’s Wednesday, which in my blog-writing mind translates as the day where I share what I have been eating.

I realized I had a collection of meals worth talking about so instead of sharing a day of food and linking up with the What I Ate Wednesday fun, I put together a little bit more variety.


Okay so variety doesn’t exactly apply to my breakfast as I eat the same thing every single morning.

Pre run oatmeal:


Post run favorite:

oats in a jar

Saturday’s oats in a jar which I ate with a smile after my long run.

My son is a bit more varied with his morning meal.

The coconut flour waffles from the weekend reheat real nice in the toaster, topped with banana and syrup.


Lately I make him french toast using cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread and add the bananas to the skillet so that they get warm, sprinkled with cinnamon.

french toast


Smoothie bowl from Monday:

smoothie bowl

In the mix:

  • Cooked oatmeal
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen spinach
  • Frozen pineapple
  • Skoop B-Strong
  • PB2
  • Ice

I topped it with Love Grown Foods oat clusters and dipped my spoon in peanut butter before digging in 🙂

Yesterday I got a little creative on the savory side and made this awesome salad topped with black beans, corn, diced sweet potatoes and shrimp cooked in a maple Dijon sauce that I made all by myself.

salad with shrimp

I added avocado and was full for hours. It was so crazy good and satisfying which made me happy because I needed a new salad trend in my life, especially one with lots of protein.

I don’t eat fish often at all but sometimes a good does of protein from wild shrimp is needed and exactly why I will never be strictly vegetarian.


I took a picture of this meal in action while it was cooking in the cast-iron skillet.

cast iron italian

Sweet potatoes, vegetables and quinoa cooked in a tomato sauce topped with Nutritional Yeast – a recipe post may be coming soon. So good!

Sweet potatoes, black beans and avocado made for another really simple dinner.

black beans and sweet potato

There were roasted Brussels sprouts in there too but I ate most of them, along with some broccoli, while they were cooking in the oven. As usual.



A lot of this happens on a daily basis…

apple with peanut butter and chocolate chips

Any time of the day, multiple times a day sometimes  — it’s just perfect.

And I made this oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookie cake yesterday as a dessert to bring to a dinner I was attending last night.

oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookie cake

It’s my original (and famous because so crazy delicious) oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookie recipe, just sometimes I throw it in a pan and bake it as a cake to save myself some time and to make it more portable.

 I used the jumbo raisins from Trader Joe’s and will never bake this again without them! It was amazing!

Now that I am hungry from putting this post together, it’s time for me to eat. Enjoy your Wednesday 🙂

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Favorite lunch lately?

Which meal do you vary the most – breakfast, lunch or dinner?

What kind of coffee are you drinking today?





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  1. says

    I definitely vary my dinner the most! Although I wish I had the time and energy to create fun breakfasts. I have stopped buying alot of the foods I used to use to make different egg dishes because I just don’t have the time anymore and then the food goes to waste.
    Im drinking my usual Caza trail coffee this morning!
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    • says

      The waffles come out great – I found the recipe we sort of followed was too “eggy” in flavor, I would prefer more of the grain taste but I guess that’s why these were grain free lol.

  2. says

    Lunch is usually my most varied meal. Lately I’ve been loving some quinoa and broccoli cakes with eggs and Diaya cheese. Random combination but I’ve totally been digging it. No coffee for this girl – totally caffeine free for the last two weeks – YIKES!
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  3. says

    That oatmeal raisin cookie cake looks divine 🙂

    I tend to eat pretty similar meals each day – yogurt or oatmeal cakes/bowls for breakfast, eggs or salads for brunch or lunch, fish and rice and veggies for dinner. And lots of fruit, yogurt and ice cream snacks. Simple but it works for me!

  4. says

    1. That salad. I want your recipe for the maple dijon dressing!
    2. Those TJ’s chocolate chips are the best! We get the pb ones too and if you mix them in your mouth, it’s like a reese cup! HAHA
    3. I have had a coconut flour pancake recipe sitting on my counter for MONTHS to try, and now I wanna dive through the screen and eat that waffle.
    4. Grilling banana’s?! That is brilliant.
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    • says

      Aw thanks for finding me brilliant 🙂 Give it a try – just add the bananas to the pan with some cinnamon. Only takes a second for them to heat up. I will try to figure out my “recipe” for the maple Dijon, I never measure anything. I just mix together Dijon mustard with some syrup, sometimes a little bit of Earth Balance

  5. says

    I’m pretty sure it’s my dinners that usually end up being the most varied. Breakfasts are kind of no-brainer repeats, lunches sort of follow the same kind of formula, but dinners tend to be a little more creative. Sometimes. Other times they just end up being another breakfast 😆