What I Ate Wednesday #22 – Pumpkin Overload!

Happy Wednesday! What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday can basically be summed up by pumpkin this week. Since making my pumpkin butter earlier in the week (which made foodgawker by the way!!!), I’ve been going a little crazy and eating pumpkin butter at almost every meal. You can never have enough pumpkin, right? 🙂

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.


After my short morning run (due to the gross heat and humidity today) I had some delicious pumpkin overnight oats with banana. I’ll be posting a recipe for them soon! I’m probably going to tweak my recipe and give them more pumpkin flavor by adding actual pumpkin to the mix. We’ll see!


Lunch was amazing. This combination may sound strange, but I promise it is delicious! I made a quesadilla filled with pumpkin butter, cream cheese, and sliced banana. Seriously good.

In between classes I had a Trader Joe’s Brownie and Oat Bar. It was one of the very few things I picked up at the TJ grand opening in Houston last Friday (because it was a mob scene!). It was a good find and really tasty! When I got home, I snacked on an apple with, you guessed it, more pumpkin butter!


Dinner was marinated chicken along with spicy roasted cauliflower (recipe here), sweet and sour butternut squash (recipe here) and brown rice. I’m so happy butternut squash is coming back in season!

Post dinner I had a bowl of ice cream topped with, yes, more pumpkin butter! The perfect pumpkiny end to a fall day!

If you’re a pumpkin lover, stay tuned for more pumpkin inspired recipes coming your way!

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11 Responses to What I Ate Wednesday #22 – Pumpkin Overload!

  1. So excited butternut squash is back too! I never think to make cauliflower, but that recipe looks really good!
    Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie recently posted..Not What I PlannedMy Profile

  2. trader joes is calling my name soley for the pumpkin butter. yum
    Alex @ therunwithin recently posted..Hump De BumpMy Profile

  3. That quesadilla does sound amazing! You can never have too much pumpkin in my book!
    Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness recently posted..What I ate WednesdayMy Profile

  4. Julie says:

    I haven’t seen those bars at Trader Joe’s, but it looks like Z Clif bars’ full moon brownies.
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  5. I LOVE pumpkin butter. The quesadilla combination sounds delicious! I have no doubt that cream cheese, banana and pumpkin butter come together perfectly to create a creamy/sweet healthy treat. 🙂

    Hope you’re doing well! How’s school going? xoxo
    Sara @ Nourish and Flourish recently posted..New York City Noshing: Bareburger and Pure Food and WineMy Profile

  6. I’m surprised your chicken wasn’t marinated in pumpkin 😉 haha. Who knows– that might be delicious!
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  7. Jessie says:

    Oh girl, your lunch does not sound like a strange combo by any means.. it actually sounds ridiculously good 🙂

  8. Congrats on making foodgawker!!! That is great!
    I am with you on everything pumpkin!
    I made pumpkin spice muffins this weekend and that is just the first of my pumpkin treats for fall!
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  9. That quesadilla sounds amazing, and I’ll have to remember that pumpkin butter plus banana idea (don’t know what I’d do instead of cream cheese! Just have something a little less decadent, maybe?). Your sweet and sour butternut squash recipe sounds good, too!
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