Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What-We-Ate Wednesday . . .

Happy Leap Day!


Here's a picture of me leaping. Ok, not really. It's just a picture of some random lady leaping. I was all out of green flowing fabric, and the Oklahoma landscape is not this pretty ever this time of the year. Also, I'm not nearly so graceful.

I'm thinking that maybe Leap Day is kind of like Friday the 13th because my cat is acting like a psycho - running through the house and meowing. Just now she climbed the window panes in my office.

You can see the crazy in her eyes.

We've been receiving lots of questions about what we are eating. So, I decide that today's post would be a "What-We-Ate Wednesday" post. Who knows? Maybe, we'll make it a reoccurring event - though I warn you, I have a very high tolerance for eating the same things over and over. "What-We-Ate Wednesday" could be a real snoozer after the first two weeks.

The day begins at 12:00:01 a.m. So, I shall start there.

At 12:00:01 a.m., I was in a blissful slumber dreaming of chocolate chip cookies with gestating Oreos tucked inside:

Bake These!

At 1:34:00 a.m., I woke up because Psycho Cat was nose-to-nose with me and was licking my chin. I couldn't fall back to sleep because I had just been sexually assaulted by a cat my shoulders and back were aching from my Body Combat class yesterday morning. I decided that I needed some Advil. That took me to the kitchen. After the Advil, I decided that I also needed a snack. I considered string cheese but decided that I didn't get my daily allowance of hummus yesterday and so this is what I chose instead:

34 Degrees Whole Wheat Cracker Crips
Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
2 Advil and Water
Obviously, I took this picture in the dark. Taking pictures of food in the middle of the night is completely normal, right? Absolutely. I'm sorry if you have to press your nose to the computer screen to see it but I like that it's dark. After all, I was wearing night vision goggles while I ate. 

At 5:00 a.m. and after a few more hours of sleep, I had some warm water mixed with an Arbonne Pomegranate Fizzy Tab before I went to the gym. After the gym, I made this beautiful concoction for breakfast:
One Whole Egg and Two Egg Whites
Zuchini, Yellow Pepper and Cherry Tomatos
Whole Wheat Toast with Almond Butter
Coffee with Coconut Milk
Seven miles outside of town, Elizabeth was also whipping up a whole egg and some egg white.  She scrambled them together with an assortment of sauteed veggies:

Riveting, right? Stop holding your breathe . . .

Because our lunches looked like this:

Jenni's Lunch:  Spinach and Mixed Greens Salad with Chicken,
Ham, Mushrooms and my own Red Wine Vinegar/Olive Oil Dressing
Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and 34 Degrees Cracker Crisps

Elizabeth's Lunch:  Mixed Greens with the Same Dressing
Progresso Soup and Saltines

At different points during the afternoon, we [separately] snacked on some air popped popcorn seasoned with silicon spray butter and jalapeƱo popcorn seasoning.

Elizabeth's Half-Eaten Bag
Mine was 3x this Full When I Started

Throughout the day, I sipped on some water with cucumber slices.

Note the Christmas Cup
Thank You, Tara
The weather was beautiful today, and I took my daughter to the park. The warm shining sun made me think of sweet, bubbly summer drinks. So, I answered the siren's call with a glass of soda water mixed with a splash of coconut water and sliced cucumbers. I wasn't the only one that liked it. Several gnats at the park took their final swim in my drink. I though about pitching it out, but I was thirsty. I figured the gnats were added fiber anyway - like flaxseed.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth had another afternoon snack:

Do you see a reoccurring hummus theme here? Yes, we are chickpea connesuirs.

While preparing my dinner, I used the new Rachel Ray knife that my mom gave me today.  It means serious business. 

Thank you to Emily
for taking pictures of me nearly
cutting off my fingers
Crazy Serious Knife

It is so menacing that Awesome Jeff wondered alloud why my mom was providing me with weaponry and questioned whether she still wants him around.

Our dinners included more roasted vegetables. Elizabeth mixed hers with eggs to create a stunning frittata:

Two Eggs and Two Egg Whites
Mixed With Roasted Vegetables and
Yes, That is Bacon Crowning the Veggies

I, on the others and, paired my veggies with a piece of tilapia topped with avocado. 
Tilapia with Avocado
Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpeas
Roasted Cabbage
The cabbage maybe talking all night, but it was surprisingly sweet and tantalizing. I also paired my dinner with two glasses of merlot- equally tantalizing.

So there you have it folks! A whole day's worth of eating. It was delicious and nutritious and completely satisfying. And, for your further reading pleasure, here is our nutrition totals for the day:

Jenni's Day
Based on 1600 calories

Elizabeth's Day
Tell me, what did you eat today?

I hope you enjoyed the first installment of What-We-Ate Wednesday. Please come back tomorrow because one of my oldest and dearest friends, and a fellow Shortstacker, is writing a guest post. 

Peace, Love, and Cabbage Toots,



  1. Funny stuff. I enjoy. B.Dutton PS - I bet there is some fake sugar in that fizzy tab ..

    1. Indeed, it does have Stevia green leaf extract, which is on our "Hells, Yes" list. So far, the 1/2 tablet eaach day of Fizzy tab is the only fake sugar that I have had but I like the way you think.

  2. Do you need a coupon for a cure to your cabbage toots yet? :)