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