What I Ate Wednesday #20

Good afternoon! I have a new love for Wednesdays. I only have one two hour class in the morning, so it’s a short day with lots of free time! This month’s What I Ate Wednesday Theme is “Fall into good habits”.

What a great theme! In my opinion, most of living a healthy lifestyle is about habits. It’s much easier to find time to workout if you make a habit of waking up and working out. Or having a veggie with every meal. After you do it for a while, you feel weird when you don’t do it. I used to never work out or eat vegetables. Now I truly feel off when I have a meal that had no veggies or if I don’t workout on a Tuesday. We’re all creatures of habit. The hardest part is making the decision to change unhealthy habits and adopt healthy ones. So take the advent of fall to “Fall into good habits”!

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.

Breakfast

My breakfast was a little different than usual. We were all out of vanilla and flavored Chobani’s, so I couldn’t make my standard overnight oats and had to make do with plain non-fat greek yogurt for breakfast. I’ve never been a fan of eating plain greek yogurt alone, or even loaded with berries. I figured that at the very least, I could use the plain Chobani to make Honey Chobani by adding a couple teaspoons of honey. It worked like a charm! (of course!) I topped it off with blueberries and pumpkin granola. Pumpkin will be making many appearances in my future breakfasts – it’s my favorite part about fall!

Lunch

Lunch was a quick spinach smoothie, an apple, and some sliced strawberries before I went to my three hour block class. Fruity and delicious!

When I got home from class, I had a “homemade” brownie. I experimented with a gluten-free brownie mix the other night and it turned out great! I couldn’t even notice that the brownies were GF. They were nice and fudgy just like I like them! If you have celiac or gluten intolerance, try out the Bettie Crocker Gluten Free Brownie Mix when you want a quick “homemade” treat! (I only used a GF mix because my Dad has celiac – I don’t promote GF diets unless you need to be on one!)

Dinner

I had dinner at Bellaire’s newest restaurant, Costa Brava Bistro. It opened about a week ago. My Mom and I were impressed! Bellaire doesn’t really have any higher end good restaurants, so I think this will be a welcomed addition. We started with the complimentary crostinis that were accompanied by an olive tapenade and olives.

For dinner, I had the roasted duck with cassoulet and my Mom had the snapper with crab stuffed pepper and patatas bravas. Both were delicious!

And that’s what I ate Wednesday Tuesday! Stay tuned for my latest kitchen feat – Almond Encrusted Tilapia with Honey Lime Sauce. It’s quite tasty and easy too!

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11 Responses to What I Ate Wednesday #20

  1. I have never had duck but it is on my to do try list!
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  2. Your lunch made me wish I had picked up strawberries at the store the other day :)
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  3. Happy WIAW! Your dinner looks great. :-)
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  4. Yummm that dinner looks amazing! I love duck and always hope it is on the menu when we dine out :)

    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights
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  5. Oh La La! Your dinner looks divine; honey lime sauce, how can you go wrong with that? I have never had the pleasure of enjoying duck but it looks great. However I have tried escargot at Le Peep! I wouldn’t recommend it. :)
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  6. Mmm duck! Your restaurant pictures always look so good!
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  7. Min says:

    OH wow! Betty Crocker now has gluten-free mix? They’re catching on to the new trend, huh? Ooh..I miss Bellaire…my favorite Chinese restaurants as well as shaved ice and bubble tea places are there! I’m impressed with your dinner! You’re right! I would’ve never guessed it was in Bellaire!
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  8. Your images make me drool… lol. I have never tried duck myself as I am an ardent chicken lover.
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