WIAW – Green Me Up!

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I really love eating healthy foods.  And I promise I’m not just saying that for the sake of this What I Ate Wednesday post.  On my trip to Lapland, I tried to eat as healthfully as possible – but there’s a limit to what is possible.  Plus, I did not want to turn into a neurotic health freak and not enjoy my time there, so I used it as an excuse to let go and indulge for a few days – but more on that later this week.

For another themed WIAW month, Jenn has decided that this March, WIAW goes green!

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This is actually pretty close to a full day’s worth of eats!  I’m proud of myself on that one.

Breakfast

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Eaten after awesome workout, green smoothie in a bowl!  Yes, this guy has about 3/4 cup of frozen broccoli!  I got the idea after having broccoli in a smoothie in Copenhagen.  It adds a great thickness to the texture, nutritional boost, and you can’t taste it at all!  Great for when I run out of spinach.  In the mix: soy milk, chia seeds, banana, protein, cinnamon, vanilla. Plus crunchy toppings

Snack / Second Breakfast

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For some reason that breakfast really didn’t hold me over – which is strange, because smoothies usually do!  Maybe it’s from getting back into strength workouts?  Instead of resisting I decided to just run with it, and make myself a real snack plate instead of grazing.  Hummus and cucumber on rye, almonds apple.

Lunch

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High protein (vegan) grain bowl!  Quinoa, green lentils, chopped veggies (raw), with pesto and cayenne pepper.  Cheap, easy, healthy and filling!

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All mixed up!

[insert study snack here - banana and some raw nuts]

Dinner

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Super green high-raw dinner!  On the left – zucchini ribbons in tomato sauce.  On the right: spinach salad with beans, hummus, kraut, and balsamic.  Light, but filling.  Also, I was too lazy to use 2 dishes, so it became one big salad.

Snack

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My current favorite – yogurt, chopped apples, cinnamon, hemp seeds.  Would have added nut butter, but I’m trying not to go through it so quickly!

I always try to eat at least one green-filled meal per day, but I’m going to make a special effort in march!  It doesn’t help that I’ve had crazy sugar cravings all day – I blame all the goodies I ate on my trip.  I’m drinking lots of water, and trying not to let myself get too hungry.  Hopefully the cravings will subside in a few days.

How are you green-ing your meals?

How do you handle excess sugar cravings?

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13 thoughts on “WIAW – Green Me Up!

    1. Rachel Post author

      Yes, Tara – just straight up frozen broccoli! (i did choose the smaller pieces, though, for easier blending in my little magic bullet) Also, the banana was *not* frozen, I could imagine it would be even better if it was.

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  1. Kat @ a dash of fairydust

    Your smoothie creation sounds so cool! I’d really like to try that someday,too! :)
    I feel you with having enormous sugar-cravings lately… I always try to conquer them by eating fruit or simply adding stevia to my meals… Which doesn’t always work,but oh well.
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    1. Rachel Post author

      I’ve definitely been eating a lot of fruit, Kat – a great way to chase away sugar cravings! Let me know if you try the smoothie, I’d love to hear what you think.

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    1. Rachel Post author

      Thanks, Nada! As you can see, I’m definitely trying the raw/high raw thing. It make take a few days to get my palate back to normal!

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    1. Rachel Post author

      Hmm, was your broccoli frozen? I feel like it is more easily mixed in when frozen. I’m only using a magic bullet, so not the best blender out there, haha!

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