It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another WIAW. What I Ate Wednesday is a fun weekly post/blog social event started over at Peas and Crayons. Since I’m always looking for new, healthy meal ideas, I thought I’d participate. The hardest part of the whole thing for me was remembering to take photos of my food.
This week I had a really hard time remembering to take the photos, but I promise to get better, because I really do make a lot of good food, and I want to share it with you guys. So hang in there with me, it’ll be worth it.
Which is not to say that I don’t have some good food to show you this week, because I do!
Sunday was Mother’s Day and we decided to have a BBQ at my sister’s house. I was tasked to bring an appetizer, and because the weather has been so much like summertime, I decided to make a classic Italian summer salad, with my own little twist. Actually, I think the twist might have come from Rachael Ray originally, but I’ve been doing it this way for so long, that I claim it as my own.
Not pictured: Dinners. What’s up with that? The only excuse I can offer is that I’ve been a bit busier in my evenings this week and by the time I get home from working out or attending classes, I’m famished and all I can think of is preparing the food and eating it, not taking photos of it. As to why I don’t have any from the latter portion of last week? I blame my memory. But what I lack in photos I can make up for with a recipe.
Last night I had one of my favorite meals, my version of Hungry Girl’s 10-alarm crockpot chili. While most of the “recipes that HG offers are heavy on the processed foods, this one is one of the rare ones that has all real/whole food ingredients, which is why I like it so much. Well, that and the fact that the crockpot makes it really easy, the recipe makes a huge amount, and I can have leftovers in the freezer for nights like last night when I just want to eat something quick. If you need other recipes, check out my Bella Cooks page.
I highly recommend joining in on the WIAW posts! Not only do you get a TON of great ideas for healthy, interesting meals, but you can make some new blogging buddies, too.
What was the best thing you ate today?