WIAW- What I Ate Wednesday!

12 Mar

Happy hump day! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I decided to take today off (had a floating holiday I had to use) so this is definitely a good week for me. I figured today I would just tell you guys about a few foods that I am currently loving.

Brussels Sprouts

I had never liked (or really even properly tried) Brussels sprouts before and ever since reading about them on Caitlin’s blog I decided I had to have them. I started making them for my fiancée and I and man, they are SO yummy! Usually we have been just sautéing them with minced garlic and mushrooms (if we have them) but last week I decided to roast them in the oven with a splash of balsamic and OMG they were to die for! Last week I also included them in a power bowl (also kudos to Cait for that idea!) with some sundried tomato chicken sausage and that was one of the healthiest and most filling dinners I can ever remember having. I am definitely planning on including the baby cabbages in our menu at least once a week.

Powerbowl with chicken sausage and brussels

Powerbowl with chicken sausage and brussels

Sauteed baby cabbages with mushrooms and garlic, made by Dan

Sauteed baby cabbages with mushrooms and garlic, made by Dan

Larabars

I discovered Larabars on one of my frequent Whole Foods trips (another new obsession) and I knew I had to try them when I saw flavors like blueberry muffin, chocolate brownie, etc so I bought a couple of them. So far I have tried the blueberry muffin, cookie dough, and peanut butter & jelly flavors and let me just tell you, they are so tasty. My favorite is definitely the cookie dough and I still can’t figure out how they can just use fruits and nuts to make it taste just like raw cookie dough! I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a flavorful and healthy snack.

So tasty... this one was enjoy as a midday snack at work!

So tasty… this one was enjoyed as a midday snack at work!

Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese

I’m not even sure how I found this recipe for healthy mac and cheese from Cooking ala Mel but I’m SO glad I did. I love mac and cheese but I have been really making a conscious effort to eat healthier therefore I figured that cutting out comfort foods like mac and cheese would have to be part of that. Boy was I wrong! This recipe is so easy to make and it is actually one of the best versions of mac and cheese I have ever had. It’s basically whole wheat elbow pasta, spinach, plain greek yogurt, cheddar cheese, and some garlic and onion powder. Dan even enjoyed it which means that its definitely a keeper!

Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese... ignore my super dirty counter!

Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese… ignore my super dirty counter!

Well I’m off to jump in the shower after my great day-off workout! Have a happy hump day!

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One Response to “WIAW- What I Ate Wednesday!”

  1. Caitlin March 12, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    i swear a powerbowl is my favorite dinner. throw all the things in a bowl and you’re done! bam. i’m so glad i’ve spread to you the baby cabbages love. i like larabars pretty well, but they seem so expensive! i’m not a big bar fan in general. i have a zillion pinned recipes for greek yogurt mac n cheese. i need to get on that!

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