Hi everyone! Happy What I Ate Wednesday! Well technically, it’s What I Ate Saturday because I thought Saturday was a particularly fun day of food.
What I Ate
Breakfast: After 8 glorious kilometres (aka 4-ish miles), I enjoyed a delicious bowl of peach, cherry, almond protein oatmeal. I got the flavor combination idea from The Oatmeal Artist
Lunch: I’ve been on a mug cake kick! I definitely find something I like and stick to it for awhile… but with variations so I don’t get too bored. I made this savory mug “cake” for lunch. For all you mamas, this is a sneaky but delicious way to hide veggies for the kiddies. I enjoyed it with some baby carrots and a juicy nectarine (aren’t summer fruits the best?!)
Sweet Potato & Spinach Mug Cake
Ingredients (Makes one serving)
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
- 1/4 cup mashed sweet potato
- 1/4 cup wilted spinach
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Grease (I used cooking spray) a large mug and pour batter into it.
- Microwave for 1 minute and 45 seconds.
322 calories, 19g protein, 51g carbs, 5g fat, 4g sugar (via MyFitnessPal)
Afternoon snack: My lunch filled me right up but I did have an apple to tie me over until dinner.
Dinner: I went out for dinner with Davida and her boyfriend to Utopia. I had the warm grilled chicken salad. It was good but I like a few more veggies in my salad! (The company more than made up for the lack of veggies).
Dessert: After dinner we went to one of my favorite ice-cream places… The Big Chill! Ice-cream was definitely necessary this weekend (considering I went again on Sunday night!) On Saturday, I got my go-to — pralines and cream. It totally hit the spot and the mini Oreo on top is awesome :)
Balance and moderation are my keys to living well — although by no means have I got this totally mastered. I continue to remind myself that because I exercise and eat well the majority of my life that I can enjoy an ice-cream cone (or two!) every once in awhile. Trying to be perfect is just not realistic. It causes stress, anxiety and overall unhappiness.
I think that my Saturday eats embody balance: mostly nutritious (spinach, strawberries, oats, etc) while some (ice-cream!) were not so nutritious — but still totally awesome. That’s how I balanced my Saturday’s food choices and continue to work on balancing my life. How do you balance your food choices?
If this didn’t make you hungry, be sure to head over to Peas and Crayons for some more drool-worthy food.
How do you balance your daily eats?
What have you been eating and loving lately?
Have you every made a mug-cake?!