wiaw – mixing it up

hooray for another what i ate wednesday! 🙂

guys, seriously, if you’re not participating in what i ate wednesdays yet, what are you waiting for!? get on that.

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i’ve mentioned before that i tend to get into breakfast ruts and end up showing you oats, oats, and more oats! (what can i say…i love them!).

well, today is a little different….

i finally bought some buckwheat groats when i did my grocery shopping on monday.

then i headed over to ashley’s blog to learn her ways.

i made her chocolate banana muffin cake! i followed her recipe except that i added a tbsp of ground flax instead of the chia seeds.

i topped it with cashew butter, which got all melty (yum), some strawberry rhubarb jam that i made last year and am still eating up (apparently i’m not a jam person?), and some coconut flakes!

the verdict? i will be making this again!

it ended up being super easy because i mixed up the ingredients on monday night, then on tuesday morning, all i had to do was spray the bowl and pop in the microwave for 1 min 45 seconds! so convenient!

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lunch was a simple packed up salad.

it had spinach, tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, black olives (leftover from omelettes on monday night), and was topped with cottage cheese “dressing”.

and a blueberry chobani.

this didn’t hold me over all that well, so i ended up snacking on some dark chocolate covered espresso beans and pretzels around 4pm.

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dinner was an old favorite. veggie mac & cheese!

our veggies of choice this time were yellow squash, zucchini, green peppers, and onions. we also cooked a spaghetti squash and ate some of those “noodles” with our regular elbow macaroni too. it was a tasty change!

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i guess i was feeling adventurous yesterday because i tried another new to me treat…. banana soft serve!

i know this has been around forever but i never tried it since i was food processor-less until a couple weeks ago! i froze some bananas monday.

tossed them in the food processor yesterday.

processed for about 5 minutes (i scraped down the sides twice).

and then delighted in my soft serve topped with chocolate “sauce” (1/2 tbsp honey, 1/2 tbsp agave/maple from trader joe’s, and 1 tbsp cocoa powder), granola crumbles, and coconut flakes!

brad and i both really enjoyed this once we got over the super strong banana flavor! i’ll be making this again too! 🙂

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whew! i know i was a little long winded today, but i hoped you enjoyed my more adventurous meals this week! 🙂

have you tried banana soft serve?

buckwheat bakes?

any other “trendy” blog foods i should try?

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About sarah

hi, i'm sarah. i'm a graduate student, dog lover, newlywed, blogger, aspiring baker/cook, and a veggie lover. :)
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13 Responses to wiaw – mixing it up

  1. glad the buckwheat worked out for you!!! and yay for banana soft serve, although i do prefer my frozen banana bites instead lately 🙂

  2. I love the soft serve – yum!

    That looks amazing and I’ll def have to try the cake. Have you tried the fitnessista’s breakfast cookie yet?

    • Sarah says:

      i haven’t tried her breakfast cookie yet, but it’s definitely on my list! i think that’s one of them that i’ll like when i get back to my normal work routine in september and i eat in the lab again every day.

  3. I love Ashley’s buckwheat bakes! Have you tried banana softserve with other frozen fruit? I like to add some frozen mango or frozen cherries. Have you made kale chips yet? I’m contemplating buying a dehydrater to make it easier. I love them that much! haha

    • Sarah says:

      oh such a good idea! i’m totally adding blueberries next time i make banana soft serve!

      i have made kale chips – but i always use the oven! i actually picked some fresh kale today at the garden and am making them tonight! 🙂

  4. Sonia says:

    love seeing your eats! I love banana soft serve…I often make it with a bit of mint extract, a few chocolate chips, and then freeze it between 2 chocolate graham crackers… mmm mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwich!

    Have you made socca yet? That is one trend I’ve seen a lot lately, and it’s really delicious too!

  5. ooh those bakes always look so awesome! and why does chobani not make a probiotic cottage cheese? they should really get on that! Just realized that they should. haha

    i’m random, i know! love ya sarah!!!! happy wiaw!

  6. That chocolate cake turned out so dark and pretty! I really need to try soft-serve and overnight oats…I feel so behind the times 🙂

  7. I love banana soft serve! So delicious! 🙂

  8. Ahhh banana soft serve is like the only thing that keeps me from going to the fro-yo place like every night, hahaha. I love that it’s like a natural kind of ice cream! I like to add cocoa to it and make it chocolately!

  9. sproutybuns says:

    I recently started making Ashley’s buckwheat bakes and can’t get enough of them! My favorite is mixed with pumpkin … goooood stuff!

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