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. If you want to follow my eats everyday, become my friend on MyFitnessPal.
I’ve been really getting into trying new recipes lately, and I am loving it. I mentioned Monday that I’ve just started using Ziplist, and I love it because it:
- lets me add recipes that I find on websites or blogs to a central recipe box
- plan those recipes using their meal planner, which I can then add to my iCal (it has other calendars, too)
- add the ingredients of those recipes to a list, categorized by section of the supermarket
- suggests recipes that have been popular within the community
I absolutely love it! It has helped me make meal planning so much less time consuming, and because I can use it to search ingredients, I have been using up the food that’s in my freezer, which means less waste. Win, win. The other side benefit of all of this cooking is that the time that I spend standing up cooking keeps me from sitting on the couch and snacking mindlessly. By using my time wisely, I find that I’m craving less, and that I can stay on track easier.
But now let’s get to the food!
I saw this bag at Target, and I bought it merely because of the name – Boom Chicka Pop. How cute is that? The “35 calories/cup” also appealed to me as a side dish to salads for lunch. It tasted really natural and delicious, with just the right amount of crunch. If you can find it, it’s definitely worth a try.
On Saturday night I made these Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa & Black Beans from One Lovely Life. It makes a huge amount, so there’s plenty leftover for lunches and dinners. Because the peppers come out “al dente” on the first night, they reheat beautifully. I absolutely hate mushy peppers, so this recipe was awesome. They were really filling, and perfect for a meatless meal.
Lunches this week are this really tasty Kale, Cannellini Bean, and Tuna salad that I saw on Kayln’s Kitchen. I changed the recipe slightly by using more tuna (I used a 12 oz can) and by cutting down on the olive oil and adding some lime, and it was delicious. My sister is actually enjoying it for her lunch today, and she doesn’t even like salads.
The main habit that I’m trying to fall into this season is planning my meals and buying food so that I save money and have less wasted food. I’m slowly working my way through my freezer, and I’m realizing just how much I overbuy on a weekly basis.
- What was the best thing you’ve eaten today? This week?
- What’s one habit you want to “fall into” this season?
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.