What I Ate Wednesday #15

Good morning! Lucky for me, I get to skip Wednesday this week and go right onto Thursday, since tomorrow is like Friday for me! But I’ll still do my What I Ate Wednesday post, per tradition! Thanks again to Jenn for hosting WIAW. For those of you who don’t know, Jen over at Peas and Crayons hosts WIAW every week – check out her blog for more information on it and to find some new blogs to read.

 
Fitness

Last week and this week, I’ve been better at sticking with running three times a week. I think that my finally accepting that it’s okay to just run 2 miles outside instead of 3 has helped push me to get my runs in after work, even in the heat. I’ve also been taking a short walk break every half mile, and to my surprise, my time is not any slower in the end! I feel like I’m finally getting my running groove back when I do my two mile runs around the neighborhood. Hopefully I’ll be able to take my runs back up to three miles soon, but for now two miles is working for me. On my non-running days, I’m either doing yoga or a Jillian 30 Day Shred workout and some light strength training.

Breakfast

I’ve been trying to switch up my breakfasts from my usual overnight oats at least once a week. One of my latest experiments was a quinoa breakfast bowl (next time, I’ll make it more photogenic!). I’m still in the experimenting phase, so I once I get the right combination, I’ll probably share the recipe. Today’s bowl was filled with quinoa made with unsweetened vanilla almond milk, vanilla greek yogurt, fresh strawberries, chia seeds, and a little extra almond milk. It was pretty good and a nice change, but I still prefer my overnight oats. On another note, I started using unsweetened vanilla almond milk (instead of regular 2% milk) this week and I’ve been loving it! I don’t know why it took me so long to hop on that bandwagon!

For a mid-morning snack I had a Quaker Cinnamon Pecan Bread Baked Bar. It was the healthiest looking granola bar I could find at the store this week and I didn’t have time to make my own. The sugar content is a little high, but otherwise they are fairly healthy and tasty.

Lunch

I had a makeshift lunch today – a slice of sesame seed red pepper hummus foccacia bread with a bit of sun-dried tomato white bean dip on top (I’ll be posting the dip recipe soon!), leftover roasted sweet potatoes, a peach and some blueberries. Teddy was very interested in my peach and managed to snag a few blueberries too! By the way, if you’ve never tried leftover roasted sweet potatoes cold, you should! It sounds weird, but they’re really good and they make such a convenient, healthy snack.

Dinner

After my 2 mile run, I was very hungry! This week has been pretty busy for me due to my trip to Texas this weekend, so I haven’t felt like cooking intricate meals, or cooking at all! Last night we decided to skip cooking and venture over to 900 Degrees for pizza. They have a 2 for 1 pizza deal on Tuesdays, and since they are gourmet pizzas, it’s a really good deal! We had two pizzas – one with tomato sauce, mozzarella, gran padano, artichokes, olives and arugula, and another with red pepper pesto, chicken, roasted red peppers, feta, mozzarella and arugula.  They were both delicious but the first was our favorite! I also sipped on a pomegranate martini, which is very unusual for me (I am a wine girl). It was a delicious meal!

We came home to realize that Teddy had eaten onions and peppers out of the trash can. We started driving to the emergency vet (onions are poisonous to dogs) and ended up turning around after talking with the clinic. We are going to keep a close eye on him and hope he’s okay!

And that’s a wrap for what I ate Wednesday Tuesday! Be back tomorrow with a yummy new chicken recipe!

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23 Responses to What I Ate Wednesday #15

  1. I keep seeing quinoa breakfast bowls everywhere and really want to try one! They look so good!
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  2. Poor teddy! We had a similar experience with Milo when he ate a corn cob. Those crazy dogs, right? Hope he is feeling ok!
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  3. I have been wanting to make a quinoa breakfast bowl but have yet to try it. Those pizza’s sound fantastic! And poor Teddy and poor you I would have had a heart attack and probably freaked out and cried! I am so crazy about onions falling on the floor now that we have a puppy! Glad Teddy is ok!

    • Caroline says:

      I used to be even more crazy about it than I am now. Like one little minced onion and scramble to pick it up! I’ve learned to relax with him a little bit, but when he was a puppy I was a super protective Mom!

  4. Lucky lady with your free day Fridays! And those martinis. SCORE!

    Shorter and faster has been a big relief for me too. Hey, I’ll take two miles over zero when the thought of three basically = death…
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  5. I found it strange too that my times haven’t increased too much when I add walking breaks. It helps me run farther distances for sure!
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  6. Min says:

    GASP!! Onions? Oh no!! How’s Teddy doing today?
    You must’ve been scared to death!

    You know, I’m totally with you on cold roasted sweet potatoes! I’ve been doing it for quite some time now. I roast a whole bunch of them on Sundays and refrigerate. Perfectly refreshing and satisfying snack!
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    • Caroline says:

      He’s been okay so far – just hoping symptoms don’t show up a few days later. Fingers crossed! I’m glad I’m not the only one who eats sweet potatoes cold :)

  7. Linda Tracz says:

    It all looks good. Can’t get that kind of pizza around these parts. lol

    • Caroline says:

      Oh but stuffed crust at Pizza Hut is the best and you can get that :) One day they’ll open a wood-fired pizza place somewhere nearby!

  8. Oh nooo I hope Teddy is okay by now!!! :( And Teddy is sooo adorable! I wanna mess with that cute fuzzy head…:D And in my opinion, that quinoa bowl looks really yummy!
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  9. Oh man I want to eat in your house. So tasty!
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  10. I am going to start getting back into my running groove too! :-) It’s hard lately to beat the heat!
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    • Caroline says:

      Good luck! I’m dreading running in the Texas heat when I move there next month – which is why I am seriously considering buying a treadmill!

  11. Corrie Anne says:

    2 miles definitely works outdoors in this weather lately!! lol I had no idea onions were bad for dogs. Our dog is horrible about eating everything (including wood chips in the garden). I have to watch him sooo closely, but he still manages to sneak things that I wouldn’t even think of him eating.
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    • Caroline says:

      Yeah Teddy tries to eat random things too – he loves grass! Wood chips would scare me – I’m sure Teddy would try to munch on them too.

  12. Jessie says:

    Oh you poor thing, I would’ve had a heart attack if Roxy ((our little girl)) had eaten anything poisenous. I’m glad Teddy is okay though :] Oh, all of that pizza looks delicious. How can anyone pass up the 2 for 1 deal. Awesome job for running the 3 miles girl.. especially out in that heat!

  13. Your quinoa breakfast looks so lovely! I heard onion was bad for doggies – glad there was no emergency in the end :)
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