WIAW – I Love Staples!

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Okay. You have no idea how excited I am about this month’s What I Ate Wednesday theme – Summer Staples!  I’m not sure what you call this (dorky? silly?) but I’m all about staples.  What does that mean? Well, it means that I like having a base of things I can rely on, and when it comes to food, a set of meals and ingredients you always have on hand to make a delicious, healthy meal.

So, thank you Jenn for giving me a chance to show off my staples!

Get excited.

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Breakfast staple: 1c frozen berries, 1 scoop protein powder, frozen spinach, liquid to blend.  Suck down post-run.

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breakfast number 2 (hey, I was hungry!)  egg on toast. eaten on the way out the door (about an hour+ after breakfast #1)

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always a summer staple – Iced coffee!  My once-a-week whole foods coffee.  Don’t know what it is, but it’s just so good!  With a mix of almond and soy milks.

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Lunch! Another staple – zucchini noodles, with the last of my basil avo-mame spread, italian style soysage, and peppers. Italian style goodness!

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Snackage.  Always necessary.

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Dinner featured this staple – Trader Joe’s steamed lentils.  Yes, I know, yell at me for spending extra money on pre-cooked legumes – but to me, time is money. At this point in my life, the extra time I would otherwise spend cooking the dried lentils is worth the extra money for perfectly cooked lentils at my fingertips.

Can you guess what my dinner staple is?

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Giant mixing bowl salad!  Kale, broccoli slaw mix, cucumber, lentils, with my favorite, super healthy “dressing” – hummus and salsa.

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Can you tell i’m excited to dig in?

Okay, side note: look what I finally have!

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Electric kettle!  Within 1 hour of its arrival, I made tea.  And it was glorious.

Want to know what else I have?

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Cable TV!  After a month of living in my current place, thinking that I had no cable connection (I had the tv already), I was fed up with not being able to watch the olympics on primetime and went on a manhunt for a cable outlet.  And found it!  Not sure whether to feel dumb, or super excited.

I’m going with super excited.

What are your healthy staple meals?

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10 thoughts on “WIAW – I Love Staples!

    1. Rachel Post author

      Yup, some days it’s just necessary, Shannon! I quite liked the drink, but it definitely wasn’t as sweet as I was expecting (a good thing!).


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