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A Taste of Tuesday

My day in eats:

Breakfast: sammich – whole grain sandwich thin, two egg whites, Munster cheese, and spinach

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Lunch: one of the few frozen meals that tastes great and keeps me full – the only nutritional concern I have with it is the sodium… but once in a while doesn’t hurt!

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And it actually looks like the box!

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Dinner: I was inspired by Heather’s genius recipe (from a few weeks ago) for sweet potato “nachos” with black beans and goat cheese.  When it came time to make dinner I didn’t have the recipe in front of me, so I just winged it! 

I sliced the sweet potato as thin as possible and tossed it in 1.5 Tbsp olive oil, cayenne, chili powder, cinnamon & salt.

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Spread in a thin layer, they went into the oven at 400 degrees (convection) for about 25 minutes.  While I ran upstairs to do a strength training workout on exercisetv.tv.

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25 minutes was a little bit too long because some of my “chips” got a little too crispy.  About 90% of them were edible though!

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I had high hopes of whipping up some good carmelized onions and homemade black bean dip for my chips, but instead ended up taking the easy way out; I microwaved a black bean Boca burger and added some goat cheese…. the combination turned out to be phenomenal!  Thanks for the idea, Heather!

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I usually jump on the bandwagon with blogging food trends, but I have yet to be impressed with the chia pudding concept.  I wanted a light dessert so I thought I’d give it one more try last night. 

I combined 4 teaspoons chia seeds, 1 tsp dark chocolate cocoa powder, 1 tsp french vanilla sugar free syrup & 5 oz coconut milk and stuck it in the fridge for 2 hours.  Before chillin’:

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All chilled out – still not my thing.  I ate about half of it then left the rest to add to my oats for this morning!

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With just 1/4 cup of quick oats and half of my remaining “pudding”, I made the base for this morning’s breakfast.  It had the consistency of the breakfast cookie.

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It ended up forming the perfect crust for my leftover apple strawberry crisp.  This breakfast was full of nutrients and the different flavors actually meshed very well.

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Approximate nutrition (1 bowl): 315 calories, 7g fat, 40 g carbs, 12g protein

I think it will be my submission for Lauren’s Show Me Your Bowl Contest.

FYI – this is by no means everything I ate yesterday.  I had at least a serving of Trader Joe’s white cheddar corn puffs, a banana, apple, and orange (throughout the day), and carrots and hummus while I was making my dinner.  These were just my main courses!

What did you eat yesterday?  Join the party!

Peas and Crayons

Happy hump day!

xo

C

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15 responses to “A Taste of Tuesday

  1. beyondbananas April 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Love sweet potatoes! Mine always end up a little to crisp though!

    I want to jump on the chia seed bandwagon with the pudding as well! Just need to get me some chia seeds!

    Have a great day!

  2. Jess (In My Healthy Opinion) April 20, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I’ve actually never had chia seeds, but the pudding kind of freaks me out. I have texture issues, lol. Are they good in oatmeal though? I think that might be okay because there are other textures going on as well!

  3. Jenn @ Peas & Crayons April 20, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    sooo hungry…. must… have… egg… sandwich! bahh I have zero eggies in my house! So jealous! Your eats look fantastic! Esp those sweet potato slices! ❤

    Happy WIAW Claire!

  4. Angie @ Eating-Made-Easy April 20, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    The breakfast sandwich looks sooo good! Glad I found a fellow fan of Munster cheese!

  5. Alexis @ There She Goes April 20, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    hmm, i just bought chia seeds and i can see myself having the same issues with the pudding haha

  6. Shanna, like Banana April 20, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I ate an awesome mix of chickpeas, zuchinni, carrots, and red onions simmered in marinara and topped with shredded Italian cheese. It’s for my lunch today too 😉

  7. Jenny April 20, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Happy WIAW! I’m not one for frozen meal but that bowl from Amy’s looks delicious! And I want that apple crisp 😀

  8. Heather April 20, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    So glad you liked the nachos! I have to say, the goat cheese is my favorite part 🙂

  9. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma April 21, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Try your chips in a food dehydrator…the “raw” component is healthier too!

    Saw you over at WIAW!

  10. simplynutritiouskate April 21, 2011 at 3:15 am

    I have been on a major sweet potato kick lately they are seriously amazing!

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