What I Ate Wednesday No.31

Hey everyone :-)

It’s that time of the week again. The time where all of you out there who are as nosy, and obsessed with food as I am, get to have a good look at what everyone eats in an average Wednesday thanks to the lovely Jenn’s creation of WIAW.

Today has been a busy busy day for me and I’ve got some big news for you all tomorrow! It’s all quite exciting, but for now all I’ll tell you is that I had to go for a meeting in town… ;-)

But firstly, breakfast:

Every morning I make the difficult decision of what to have for breakfast. My choices are basically weetabix with fresh blueberries, weetabix with frozen raspberries, fruit and fibre cereal, or, if I’m feeling really adventurous, toast. Such a tough choice. Anyway, today I went with fresh blueberries and I was not sorry, there’s something so delicious about blueberries first thing in the morning.

Lately I’ve had people ask me about what I eat on an average day, as well as a few statements accusing me of under-eating. I’ve realised that although I often take part in WIAW I rarely post everything I eat in a day so I thought I might give you all a better insight, snacks and all.

Starting with one (or two) of these halfway through the morning to keep the essay-writing going:

These remind me of my childhood. We used to eat them when we got home from school, ravenous from a day of learning multiplication tables and spelling. I still eat them in the same way as I did then, first nibbling off all of the biscuit edge, then the chocolate ridge along the outside and then I chomp the little guy feet upwards. Immensely satisfying. (And a little odd, I’ll admit).

Today’s lunch was one of my favourites:

Chicken & chorizo jambalaya – delicious! Excuse its alarmingly orange colour, it’s partially my camera not really liking red tones and partially the chorizo oil, peppers and spices ;-)

Such a tasty lunch had to be followed by dessert:

Stewed apples, Greek yogurt and a sprinkling of Rude Health granola. So so good. I could pretty much eat dozens of bowls like this. The mixture of textures is just fantastic and I love stewed apples flavoured with cinnamon like this.

I seem to be on a bit of a cereal kick at the moment so I had another bowl when I got in from my meeting, soaked because it’s been raining pretty much solidly for the past two weeks.

I went for a bowl of Fruit and Fibre which was delicious and I had it with a glass of fresh orange juice. I realise looking at all of these photos that I’ve had a really carb-heavy day today, I think it shows just how much working for hours on end has an effect on my energy levels.

Dinner was another favourite carb-based meal, cooked by moi:

Purple sprouting broccoli, spring onions, chilli and sesame seeds with noodles. It’s such a lovely light meal and I adore this broccoli, so much more interesting than ordinary broccoli (yes I am a food snob :-P).

So there you have it, my food for the day. This is everything that I ate today, snacks and drinks (bar water) included.

Don’t forget to visit tomorrow evening to find out my big news!!

As it’s WIAW, what’s the best thing you’ve eaten this week?
Do you find you have carb-heavy days when your energy is low too?
Any favourite childhood snacks?

 

26 comments

  1. Ooh that lunch looks SO flavorful and yummy! So does that cookie heehee :) I love how they remind you of your childhood. Apple and pb reminds me of snacks as a little kid–my mom would make it for me every day after school while I watched Arthur haha! :D
    Happy WIAW dearie!

  2. The Greek yogurt bowl looks totally delicious! It’s the same situation here with breakfast :) It’s such a tough choice to pick one thing to have haha. I usually have to make the decision the night before and have everything prepared, so I’m not in a rush in the morning since I’m always so tight on time.

  3. I almost always eat carb heavy. It just keeps me sustained longer. I don’t get all these paleo diets! I would go insane if I couldn’t have bread, oatmeal, and pasta/rice on a daily basis. Also, I’m obsessed with chorizo!! I had it one time in a dish at a restaurant and I’m so dissapointed that they don’t sell it in grocery stores in the U.S (that I know of) unless it’s pre-cooked packaged kind that isn’t even refridgerated probably loaded with a ton preservitives. Anyways, I’m excited to read your big news tomorrow! :)

  4. I find that my diet in generally pretty carb heavy, especially compared to all those high protein diets people are following these days. I love my oats, bread and grains way too much to cut them out! :P

    Also your dinner looks delicious! Is sprouting broccoli the same thing as broccoli rabe/broccolini?

    1. Yes mine too, there’s no way I would cut out my carbs! Thank you :-) It’s similar to broccolini in shape and size but it’s purple as well as green, not quite sure what the difference in flavour is.

  5. I totally don’t post everything I eat, either. The meals are what I think look best/are most interesting. Does anyone need to know I stuck my finger in the PB jar five or six times over the course of the day? I don’t see how that’s providing meal inspiration/showing off what I can put together for food. Okay, back on track…

    Is sprouting broccoli the same thing as broccolini? Because I love that stuff, and you’ve just reminded me that it exists–I haven’t cooked with it in forever!

    1. I don’t personally see the point, lots of the food I eat is either a bit repetitive or just a little snack which I don’t feel like whipping the camera out for! It’s similar but with purple colouring as well as the green :-)

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