What I Ate [Again] Wednesday

I’ve really been trying to use up what I have in the fridge, before making trips to the grocery store, in order to keep my grocery budget at an almost-reasonable level. It means I’ve been eating tons of fruits and veggies, to make sure they don’t go bad. It also means my meals have sort of been on repeat. The weekend was a little more exciting, with brunch, and a dinner at Burger Bach. But as for my eats during the week, they tend to be pretty monotonous. Does that make me a bad food blogger? Maybe.

Breakfast

Ahh the smoothie I referenced on Friday!

The Elvis Shake

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup soymilk/almond milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp peanut flour
  • Pinch of xanthan gum (optional)

Peanut flour is sort of like protein powder, so I used that instead of regular protein powder. It’s pretty awesome, and if you haven’t found some yet, check out this post for more info! If you don’t like the taste of protein powder, I highly recommend this! No chalky taste at all!

Lunch

I’m a huge snacker, so I like to spread out my lunch. I had the rest of my morning shake (what didn’t fit in the glass above, went into the blender bottle) around 11. Then I had the salad and the yogurt around 1, and the apple around 2:30. I’m basically eating all the time.

Dinner

I’ve been using up my veggies by making massive salads, but I get sick of those pretty quickly. I decided to switch things up, and use up my veggies with some noodles, and whip up some 5-ingredient peanut sauce.

I always forget how easy this meal is. And it’s 10 times better than take out, so I really have no excuse. Broccoli might be my most favorite thing ever. (Ok, second to peanut butter. So broccoli covered in peanut sauce is heaven.) Recycled picture from the original recipe. Even if you don’t have fresh veggies on hand, this works great with frozen!

What I Wore

I don’t generally post outfits, because I’m not, and will never be, a fashion blogger. But I got these red shoes at Target yesterday. Sure, they’re my 4th pair of red shoes, but aren’t they cute? A random woman at work told me I looked like Audrey Hepburn. I’ll take it.

What I Want to Make

I’m obviously obsessed with Pinterest, because who isn’t? But this is definitely on my list of things to make.

(original source)

I mean, how clever is that?! It’s a silverware-drawer-sorter-thing-turned-jewelry-holder. Since I’m the worst at organizing my jewelry, I think I’m going to mount this on the inside of my closet. (And if you’re not already following me, what are you waiting for?)

What are you doing this Wednesday?

Comments

  1. Good morning! I do the Elvis shake too! (minus the xanthan)…and your dinner looks so YUMMY!!!!

  2. Ooohhhh I have to make that Elvis shake, that sounds so good! :)

  3. I agree that jewlery shelf is very clever. But you know what else is clever? The name of your smoothie! I love it :)

  4. use it uppppp! I love using things up because you get such BAM combos.
    Where do you get your peanut flour? I’m almost out….*sniff*
    Following you now on pinterest. I’m a little obsessed with the site…..mwahha
    I endeavour to be more fashion forward but that isn’t going so well. I’m more of a ‘shirt, pants, go!’ type of person. I need to grow up a bit haha.

  5. I’ve been a boring food blogger, too. And refuse to go to the grocery store before my weekend away. This may mean I’ll be having scrambled eggs for dinner and borrowing a little of my roomie’s milk… whoops…

  6. that smoothie sounds so delicious!

  7. Oh good lord, can I just HAVE that jewelry thing WITH the necklaces in it? Im such a fan of great necklaces!! And I have like 3 jewelry boxes, so this would really help me lol

  8. Oh I love that jewelry idea! And this may be a silly question but is peanut flour what you call PB2 or are they different?

  9. I’m a huge snacker, too, but works puts a cramp in my eating style. I need to start bringing more little items so I can spread it out, too. And peanut shake AND peanut sauce? You are living life just right, repetitive or not ;D

  10. I am also eating all day. When I don’t bring snacks to work, I end up very cranky :)

  11. I eat a lot of the same things too – it doesn’t make you a bad food blogger, it makes you a real life food blogger! I love that necklace holder!

  12. But everything look so goooood. :) I know I already saw that peanut sauce recipe, but I’m checking it out again. Maybe this time I’ll remember to make it!

  13. Maybe I’m missing something, but I don’t see the shoes … ? But I do see the dinner and it looks dee-licious!

  14. Love your shoes! So cute. And the smoothie sounds amazing.

  15. Love the shoes! And I definitely want to make something like that cutlery tray for my jewelry too. The hanger I have at the moment (which is a mermaid I got about six years ago!) is overflowing!

  16. I rue the day Trader Joe’s eliminated their peanut powder, I still haven’t tried it!

  17. I feel like I’m in a food rut! I make the same dinners over and over again, I need some variety in my life!

  18. Definitely going to try that peanut sauce!

  19. we are snackers (not sure if that is even a word, haha) too!!

  20. i adore your red shoes!

  21. The elvis shake is going to be made SOON in my house.. thanks for the idea!

  22. Fun post – the ‘what I want to make’ part is especially cool! Gotta love Pinterest :) And gotta love a quick n simple peanut sauce – yum yum!

  23. Yay 5 ingredient recipe win!!! Love love love that jewelry holder idea, just pinned it! ;)

  24. I love that you named the shake the “Elvis”. Sounds delicious!

  25. LOL @ The Elvis Shake. I remember reading that Elvis loved him some PB & banana sandwiches — a man after my own heart!!

    P.S. — those shoes are super cute.

  26. How is all of your food so pretty? I rarely take pics of my food because I inhale it so fast, but sometimes it is pretty and the lighting so good I am forced. The jewlery organizer is a genius idea.

  27. Monotonous meals do not make you a bad blogger!! Love that you are being more concious of your food/meals in order to keep your grocery budget in check. I often have to remind myslef that it is not appropriate to go broke over buying food, especially when you have tons of it at home already. I too have to remind myslef to eat what I have first before I buy more. I have been eating tomatoes and cucumbers like crazy lately!!

  28. I haven’t seen that pin on Pinterest yet!! Totally repinning it! I need one of those!

  29. You look so cute in your outfit. Love the shirt!

  30. Yum. I love peanut butter smoothies so much! I’ve been using PB2 in my smoothie a lot lately. :)

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