by Liz Thomson
April 11, 2012This post may contain affiliate links.
Before I recount my day of eats…
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And now, back to our regularly scheduled, What I Ate Wednesday!
I have a confession: Mexican food is my weakness. I literally cannot resist a basket of warm tortilla chips + spicy salsa. Mexican restaurants also usually have a decent amount of vegetarian options, which makes things even better.
So when G-love texted me Tuesday morning asking if I wanted to get Mexican food for dinner, the obvious answer was yes. But I knew if I’d be indulging at dinner, I wanted to keep things pretty healthy and light until then.
I’ve been trying to get in a little extra protein, so this was almond milk + banana + scoop of protein powder + 2 teaspoons peanut butter, topped with cookie dough granola.
Leftover vegetable soup. It was kind of based on this recipe, but it was a lot more veggies and less barley. Still really filling, and lots of veggie-packed goodness!
Even though I didn’t get home until almost 6, I knew I needed to eat a snack before dinner. Otherwise I would literally dive face first into the chip basket.
I sliced an apple with a mandolin slicer and topped with cinnamon and some raw oats.
Su Casa is one of my favorite local Mexican restaurants. They actually had groupon earlier this week, so that made the deal even sweeter.
I enjoyed chips and salsa, plus a gigantic vegetarian burrito. (Just refried beans, onions & peppers!) I could only eat half of it!