WIAW: What I Ate (Monday)

I haven’t done a legit WIAW in awhile, you know, like posting all my eats from one specific day. Really, it’s just more fun to highlight some of my favorite meals from the past week instead of doing it all from one day, plus I always forget to take enough photos! But I thought I’d try to do a real WIAW this week since I actually remembered to take pictures.

Breakfast: peanut butter banana smoothie-in-a-bowl made with So Delicious unsweetened Almond Plus almond milk, peanut flour, xanthan gum, Truvia, mini banana and topped with peanut butter Puffins.

I’ve been experimenting with almond milks lately. So far, I’ve tried Pacific Naturals u/s vanilla, Almond Breeze u/s vanilla & chocolate, Silk u/s plain and So Delicious Almond Plus u/s plain. I’ve liked all of them, Almond Breeze and Silk are the creamiest and have the most calcium, not to mention I prefer the vanilla to plain, so I think I’ll be sticking to those to those two brands. The So Delicious one is good if you want Β a little extra protein (5 grams versus 1 gram per cup in most almond milks) but I wish they would come out with an unsweetened vanilla.

Lunch: curried sweet potato pinto burger, carrots, ginger peanut sauce, fresh pineapple.

Being home has meant cooking for myself (for reals!) pretty much every day. For me, this isn’t a bad thing at all. Basically, because the rest of my family are omnis, I have to make my own dinner which has inspired me to get creative. Somewhat. I remade these awesome veggie burgersΒ from spring break and they’ve been making an appearance at both lunch and dinner lately. The problem with cooking for one is you end up with aΒ lot of leftovers…which maybe isn’t a bad thing at all!

Monday’s outfit: navy cardigan (American Eagle), dark grey lace tank (Hollister), navy/dark grey abstract floral skirt (Hollister), bangles (American Eagle).

The weather has been so effing bipolar here! Since I’ve been home, the weekends have pretty much sucked (temps. in the 60s at best, lots of clouds and wind, maybe some rain) and the weekdays are hit and miss. Monday was pretty warm, but cloudy for most of the day so I missed out on tanning. Boo 😦 Tuesday was super-warm, but I spent some of the day inside for my first day of my internship. What I did spend outside was extremely hot, even early in the morning. I’m just hoping this weekend is better because I want to do a lot of stuff outside.

Snackplate: freeze-dried fruit, raisins, square of dark chocolate with almonds and sea salt, stuffed date, kettle corn, blue and sweet potato Late July chips, peanut flour paste. Side of (half a can of) cream soda Zevia.

Snackplates are officially never going away…at least I hope not! The above assortment has been my go-to combo lately and I’m not getting sick of it. I’m just running out of almost everything on it! Time to make a trip to Whole Foods πŸ˜€

Dinner: Hugh Jass sweet potato topped with black beans/guac/nooch on one side, peanut flour paste on the other, side of mini sweet peppers and ginger jalapeno sauce.

The picture doesn’t do it justice, but this was one monstrous sweet potato! I enjoyed every last bite of it though, and of course had to please both my savory side (with the Mexican-inspired toppings) and my sweet side (with the peanut flour paste). The mini peppers are my new favorite veggie for summer, especially dipped in this spicy sauce. I can’t say enough good stuff about the Ginger People line of sauces. I love both kinds that I’ve tried and now I wanna try them all, well at least the ones without eggs or dairy in them!

Nighttime snack: PB Puffins in u/s almond milk, frozen grapes, peanut flour paste and almond peanut cashew butter.

See why I almost never post my meals from the same day? It’s because I repeat the same things throughout the day often. Like peanut flour, which I had 4 times on Monday, and Puffins which I had twice. I sometimes get really hung up on one thing and I eat it every single day or multiple times per day til I’m sick of it for awhile. I hope that never happens with my beloved Puffins and peanut flour…

Do you tend to eat the same things every day or multiple times per day? What’s your favorite thing to cook for just yourself?Β 

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17 thoughts on “WIAW: What I Ate (Monday)

  1. Hey it’s totally okay to have peanut flour a billion times a day, I have such a hardcore addiction too!! πŸ™‚ Your breakfast smoothie sounds like a tastebud party mmm
    Have a gorgeous day hot mama!

  2. I also eat some things more often than once in a day,so I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it actually. As long as you enjoy everthing and don’t do it because of ED reasons,it’s fine! πŸ™‚
    I love mini peppers,too,by the way – they taste especially sweet in my eyes,so yummy!

  3. I’ve been eating the peanut butter puffins for breakfast too. I don’t even take pics of my food because I generally eat very boring stuff like puffins, almond milk, Subway sandwiches, pizza leftovers that my husband brings home, etc. Your food looks good though and like it’s good portions, I’m hoping your appetite is picking up a little, too :).

  4. Its’ totes okay to have something several times a day.. of course as long as it’s not due to eating disorder stuff or because it’s safe for you! I am not saying that is what you are doing at all Ashley, I just am pointing that out to myself as a reminder! The sweet potato combo sounds delicious to me, as does anything made with a sweet potato πŸ™‚

  5. caloricandcrazy says:

    I pretty much eat the same things everyday (especially dinner)…at least until I get tired of it! πŸ˜›

  6. everydayvegangirl says:

    I am so in love with bananas…I can eat them all day. And any kind of nut butter, well, those get consumed all day long! Have you ever tried Trader Joes unsweetened vanilla almond milk? Its my fave!

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