Howdy ya’ll. Happy What I Ate Wednesday (night). It’s a little after 10 p.m. here. Am on my way to bed here soon, but thought I’d sneak in a quick WIAW post.
Summer is humming along. Or cruising. Or speeding. Going way too fast is basically what I’m trying to say.
We spent a beautiful weekend up at the cabin. Lounging on the dock, going for swims, taking the boat to different sand bars. A perfect weekend filled with sunshine, cold beer, good friends and family, and lots of relaxation. Just. what. I. needed.
I didn’t photograph what we ate last weekend, but it was your typical cabin food. Corn-on-the-cob, watermelon, grilled meats and salad for dinners. Homemade Chex Mix and cookie bars (courtesy of the fiance’s mom!) for snacks. Scrambled eggs and thick cut local bacon for breakfast. I don’t even think we ate lunch either day. Too busy out enjoying the sunshine. We didn’t go hungry, don’t worry.
I’ve been on a bit of a splurge these past two weeks. Lots of food and drink. Summertime is hard for me to be on a healthy eating routine because 1) I don’t have as set of a schedule and 2) there are too many fun things going on that involve food and drink. My body is definitely paying the price. However, I’ve deemed it’s worth it, at least in the short run.
I’d like to think once we move into our new house next week (only 5 days to go!) that we’ll be cooking more. The past few weeks have just been a bit nuts around here, and we haven’t been home a lot, especially for dinner.
When I get back in the kitchen, I promise I’ll start posting recipes again.
Until then, I’m posting for WIAW and sharing a collection of what I’ve enjoyed over the past few days.
WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday) 10
1) Gluten-free sugar-free Zucchini Muffins.
These were actually grain-free entirely. Being the experimental baker that I am, I decided to stray from the recipe and add a little coconut flour. The batter seemed really goopy and I thought it would help firm things up a bit. Wrong. Wrong wrong wrong. This is why I could never be a master baker. Too many substitutions and “I’ll just try it” moments. The muffins turned out wayyy too dry. I’d love to make the recipe again, however this time without the flour. I mean zucchini and apple, what’s not to love about that combo?!
My failure of a muffins.
2) Caprese Salad (take a peek at my recipe here!)
Fresh heirloom tomatoes and mozzarella, drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, topped with a little salt and fresh herbs (this time I used mint). One of my most favorite dishes that just screams summer.
3) A Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate KIND bar.
I picked this guy up at the gas station on the way to a soccer game yesterday. Had yet to try this kind (no pun intended), and it has definitely got my approval! I love that it has 7 grams of protein too. (Check out my other posts on KIND bars here, here, and here – can you tell I’m obsessed?!).
My favorite on-the-go snack.
4) Spring Rolls from Na’s Thai Cafe in Chanhassen, MN.
I was running from the chiropractor to the soccer game (that I mentioned above), and had yet to eat lunch (it was 4:30 p.m.). I spotted this place on my way out of the chiro, and decided it was worth a swing into. I ordered the spring rolls to go, and they were delicious. I am a sucker for a good spring roll. Another one of my all-time summer favorites.
Fresh veggies, soft rice noodles, and crispy pork. What’s not to love?!
5) Smoked Meat Sandwich from Andrew Zimmern’s A to Z Canteen at the Twins game today.
Some of the best (taste wise!) food at Target Field. Sandwich was delicious, and topped with their very own slaw and a sauce with a bit of a kick. The homemade chips weren’t half bad either. Probably not the cleanest choice, although when it comes to the other options, at least I know it’s decent quality. Andrew Zimmern knows his food. And if you don’t know who Andrew Zimmern is, you should find out.
Alright folks, until next time…
happy clean eating!
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