Sunday was kind of a funny day for a lot of reasons, as things didn’t quite go as planned. My meals were also a bit out of whack compared to a normal day but since What I Ate Wednesday is all about showing you the real deal, I’m going to go ahead and pull back the curtain! Here’s what a day full of yummy carbs looks like!

Alex and I had the brilliant idea to go hiking. We live in Richmond and we’re only about an hour away from some pretty sweet mountains so this isn’t a shocking idea. It was a little crazy that we picked Sunday since it was cold and rainy but it had been raining for literally an entire week at this point and I was starting to just not even care. I just wanted to be outside! So we decided to start out with a breakfast of potatoes.

breakfast potatoes

I’m usually a smoothie-or-yogurt-for-breakfast kind of girl but we had some potatoes that needed to be used and Alex makes killer breakfast potatoes. Clearly, I wasn’t turning these down. I totally meant to have some yogurt with them but I was pretty full by the time I ate my share, so that was our complete breakfast. (I also thought about this post from Kaila, defending the potato. I’m with her!) And just to be clear, we shared that plate. I didn’t eat the whole mountain myself. 😉

So we bundle up and headed out to hike. After about an hour of driving we get to the part where Google Maps has no idea what’s going on and we’re going off directions that I found on a college kid’s blog post from 2012. Seems fine. The trouble starts when we’re supposed to go down a road that’s closed. We try another route and after a few miles of driving, we hit another road closed sign. We try a few more routes and finally realize… this hike isn’t happening.

At this point we know that we need to just cut our losses and settle for Blue Mountain Brewery. (I mean, the lazy part of me is like YAY! but the FitBit loving part of me is pretty disappointed.) Don’t worry though, the disappointment faded when this arrived at our table:

 blue mountain brewery pizza

This was the veggie pizza from Blue Mountain Brewery. It was loaded with red onions, mushrooms, cilantro, squash, goat cheese, & mozzarella on a whole wheat crust. It was wonderful. We also split a giant pretzel which I forgot to take a picture of. Oops. Carbs on carbs on carbs.  I also enjoyed a glass of Barefoot kombucha before we headed to Devil’s Backbone where I had a glass of wine. It was lovely.

By the time we got home, it was almost 8:00 and I wasn’t starving but I knew I wanted to eat something before it got too late. Luckily, I had leftovers from Friday night: Jenn’s amazing tomato soup!

tomato soup

At least I was getting in some veggies! Of course, after dinner I returned back to the carbs and had a few of these chocolate chip cookies. These things are addicting! I don’t buy them too often because they don’t last long around me, but it was a nice little treat!


Was this the healthiest day of eats ever? No. Was it delicious? Yes. Did I enjoy it? Yes. Not every day is full of veggies (although that pizza really was loaded to the top!) but it’s all about balance! Eat the salad, enjoy the cookie. Yes?

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten recently?


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