What I Ate Wednesday link party

Sometimes Living Social makes me so incredibly happy. For example when they feature one of my favorite stores or vendors, like yesterday’s feature–Whole Foods! But sometimes they really piss me off when it’s a measly amount like $10 for $20 worth of goods. Arg. What’s the deal!? But my $10 savings did buy me a glorious jar of organic pure maple syrup so I guess that’s a score ;) But who can go into WF and come out with only a jar of maple syrup? Not this girl apparently.

I also bought splurged on this big bounty: candied ginger, hulled barley (a little tougher than pearled barely but more nutrients), amaranth, 2 tubs of hummus, 2 – 22 oz. organic IPAs, 2 tubs of So Delicious cultured coconut milk (I’m obsessed with adding this to my green smoothies in the morning), organic tamari, almond milk, 2 bags of vegan chocolate chips, 2 cans of light coconut milk (for curry dishes), 1 pack of garden veggie tempeh, & 2 packs of daiya shredded cheese (going to make Mama Pea’s vegan mac & cheese this weekend!) Obviously I like buying things in pairs. Hmmm… Oh and some Vitamin B-12 because I’m almost out! I take B-12, Vitamin D and probiotics daily, but for all of my other vitamins I rely on my daily eats!


Now to share some of them with you! Breakfast was a green smoothie.

This green monster had 2 c. fresh spinach, 1 c. baby romaine leaf lettuce, 1/2 fresh peach, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 c. So Delicious cultured coconut milk yogurt, 1 tbs. flax seed oil, 1 c. almond milk & 1 scoop Green Vibrance powdered greens. So yummy and so filling.

During class I snacked on a fresh black plum and lemon Larabar (one of my fav. flavors!)

While I was at WF I scooped up some goodies from the salad bar and hot bar for lunch. I brought it home and put everything over a big plate of fresh spinach.

Kale salad, plantains, dolmades (stuffed grape leaves! mmm!), lentil tabouli, quinoa salad, freshly grated beats and a small scoop of vegan tofu marsala that I grabbed from that hot bar. Served with an organic gala apple that I scoured from the Farmer’s Market yesterday. Everything was so delicious and I pretty much stuffed my face. I had a little company next to me for lunch, of the feline variety.

Dinner was grilled veggies with marinara (I used a jarred organic instead of taking the time to make my own–busy girl these days!) & served it all over whole wheat spaghetti.

Oh and after I took this picture I doused everything with a big spoonful of nutritional yeast (which is sooo good on top of marinara dishes!)

This rest of this week is going to be a little crazy for me. Within the next 7 days I have 3 exams! Ugh! I think my professors all gathered together and said let’s schedule our tests within the same week to really make these guys suffer! Ha! Okay it’s highly unlikely they did that but I’m still a little peeved it’s all bombarding me at once. But school is going really well and work is keeping me super buys when my nose isn’t in the books. Also my knee felt good enough this week to squeeze in some yoga and bike rides! Finally!

Happy #WIAW everyone!


    • Lindsay says:

      I know I hope they do it again sometime soon! But living social needs to step it up a notch and offer more bang for your buck next time! ;)

  1. Ragnhild says:

    Good luck with all your exames girl!! I cross my fingers for you!
    OooO, I want WF in Norway!! I lived there while on vacation in NYC last year! I want everything you bought :) And everything you ate :) So much delicious food!
    Its been too long since I took B 12 on a regular basic! Thanks for the reminder!!
    Enjoy the rest of the day <3

    • Lindsay says:

      Thanks girlie! WF is my little piece of heaven and I struggle not spending my whole pay check there! ha!
      I find that B-12 gives me a little energy boost so I try to keep regular with it.

  2. Brooke says:

    I Love the Lemon Larabars.. they are def. in my top 5 flavors, and glad to hear your knee is feeling better!!

    Hmm, nutritional yeast you say? I’ll have to remember that!!

    Good luck with all the exams! Bet you will be glad when these 7 days are over.. but you’ll do awesome :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    • Lindsay says:

      I knoooow I love lemon too! And carrot cake!!! Nutritional yeast is amazing stuff and is especially recommended for anyone following a plant-based diet because it has a good amount of B vitamins. It’s also called “nooch” in the blog community. I usually order mine on IHerb because that’s where I get the best deal on it! I love it on anything with tomato sauce, pasta, rice, grilled veggies, salads… mmm everything! It has a nutty and almost “cheesy” flavor!

  3. Shannon says:

    Yummy looking eats! I’ve never had a Larabar (shocking, i know!) but they sound really good!
    Glad your knee is feeling better! :)
    Same here, some stores I cant leave without buying a bunch of stuff I didnt even plan to buy!

    I hope everything goes well with your exams! I have 4 exams next week and one tomorrow.. :(

    • Lindsay says:

      Thanks girlie! I’m trying to be positive and hang in there when it comes to my knee. But I feel so much better when I can do something physical!
      Yikes your teachers are piling them on you all at once too! Arggg so annoying isn’t it?!

    • Lindsay says:

      oh my goodness I go nuts in Target too. :) I finally got a target credit card last year (which I am now regretting) to get all the promotions but ended putting way too much on it! 10 months later it is finally almost paid off! Lesson learned! ;)

  4. Sierra says:

    Hey! Lovin the new blog look! :) May I suggest a “Home” tab on your menu bar? I just realized I haven’t been getting notification of your new blog posts…bummer! Anyways, I love WF & am totally jealous! :) Looks like a great haul! :)

    • Lindsay says:

      Thanks girlie! Thanks for stopping by! Yeah when I changed to wordpress my RSS feed changed so you have to re-subscribe if you want updates. I guess I should probably post about that sometime soon! ha! Thanks for the advice, I added a home tab now! :) I’m still trying to figure out this wordpress thing but so far I really like it and there are so many more options than blogger.


  5. Hannah@mindrunningwild says:

    all of this looks so good. I need to try mama peas mac and cheese. i’m on the search for somethng good in that department.
    lunch and dinner look mighty fine. The colors in that stir fry are so fally!
    I don’t have a WF around here but when I go I stock up and eat the salad bar!! To the tune of $20 haha. good stuff. I want to try the lemon larabar, I bet it’s really good!

    • Lindsay says:

      Thanks Hannah! I’m actually making the mac and cheese right now! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!!! I love my WF but I wish we had a Trader Joe’s because we DON’T, so I miss out on that one!!!

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