What I Ate Wednesday

This post goes out to the lovely Jen over at Peas and Crayons. She’s created this blog world phenomenon called What I Ate Wednesday that has grown to 110 participants! Click here for the rules.

I’ve been meaning to participate for approximately the last 12 weeks but I always forget. Not this week though! These eats are actually from last Tuesday but I was too tired to put the post together for last Wednesday, so here we are!  I must say, taking pictures of EVERYTHING you eat all day long is quite exhausting. I don’t know how people do it. So this might be my only participating week…but we’ll see

I thought I’d share with you my school day eats! So here we go:

7:45- Wake up and eat breakfast.
For those of you who don’t know, I eat the same breakfast every morning. With the possible exception of one weekend morning….and then I eat this breakfast for lunch. And I still love it as much as I did 20 years ago.

2 bowls of cereal with skim milk. Occasionally topped with blueberries, as was the case this time:

And then it’s time for coffee. Just plain black does the trick.

Truth. I’m a gum addict. I’m pretty much always chewing gum, unless I’m at work (where it’s not allowed) or asleep. I make myself chew half pieces so I don’t go through packs as quickly.

11:00- Snack time in the library before heading to class.
Unsalted almonds, Kashi 7 Grain crackers and a few raisins

I forgot my reusable water bottle, GASP! So don’t judge me for using the throw-away kind just this once!

Like my cute new lunch bag my mother-in-law got me for graduation?

12:00- Munch on some veggies in class. Just plain, raw veggies…yup!
Broccoli and carrots

1:20pm- Inhale lunch. I have 10 minutes between classes. It’ s a five minute walk and then a five minute cram eating session.
Non-fat Fage yogurt with a scoopful of Oikos Superfruits flavor to sweeten it up, a cut up nectarine and some homemade granola!

A kidz flat-out wrap with 1/2 a can of low sodium tuna, a few tablespoons of homemade roasted yellow pepper hummus, spinach and red pepper strips.

3:30pm- I have 40 minutes to get from class to work. It’s a 12 minute power walk back to my car, a 15 minute drive and I have to change clothes.
I ate 1/2 an apple with peanut butter on the drive over.

Literally eaten while driving.

7:45pm- Starving after work. Snagged a mini-pack of Lorna Doone’s and ate them on the way home.

8pm: Guzzled a whole bottle of water when I got home.

8:15pm-The hubby went out to dinner for work so leftovers it was.
1/2 a sweet potato, microwaved and topped with some Mexican Skillet Cornbread. And a little bit of leftover filling from my Baked Rigatoni Stuffed Peppers.

9:10- Got home from running two miles and guzzled another bottle of water.

9:30- Snagged two frozen banana bites from the freezer.

10:30pm- Made more homemade popcorn. Topped it with butter, cinnamon and sugar and didn’t like it at all…guess I’m just destined to be a plain jane popcorn eater…only ate a handful or two before I decided to have a little bit of leftover smoothie from the freezer. Blackberries, strawberries, ice, plain greek yogurt and a splash of milk.

So there you have it friends! What’s the best thing you ate yesterday?







About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. The best thing I ate yesterday was my dinner! Ham loaf burgers with BBQ Sauce and grilled pineapple! Check out my link below :)
    Alicia at AliGirl Cooks recently posted..Ham-burgers

  2. Those are some good lookin’ eats, girl! That’s my kind of lunch.
    Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers recently posted..What I Ate Wednesday

  3. the best thing i ate yesterday is a tie between my buckwheat bake for breakfast and the veggie mac & cheese for dinner!

    i loved your wiaw! :)
    sarah (sarah learns) recently posted..wiaw – mixing it up

  4. your frozen banana bites are so cute!!! =) I need to keep fun stuff like that in the freezer for when a random sweet tooth moment takes over! Last night I had one coconut and chocolate bite left and there is officially zero chocolate in the house. dun dun dun!

    photographing everything is always cah-razy town at first… but it gets easier! and If I forget a meal or a snack/beverage I just keep on with the day and write it u in the post. or sometimes the waters are just implied — whatever is easiest and keeps ya partying with us =) MWAH!

    Happy 1st evaaaahhhh WIAW!
    Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons recently posted..What I Ate Wednesday #23

  5. Okay – so i never do what i ate wednesday because i can’t be bothered to lug my DSLR around for a day but your awesome post made me realize i could just use my iphone and take fun photos! Thanks for the inspiration :)
    Donna @ Love, Run & Travel recently posted..Can’t wait for this house to be our HOME

  6. Hey girl! I love the Kix for breakfast…and the fact that you eat Kidz Flat-Outs. Although I DO have issues with kid-centric foods not being spelled correctly (how will they ever learn?) I love that we are both kids at heart. :)

    And I eat while driving (literally) a little more often than most state troopers would probably be comfortable with.
    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen recently posted..Crumblies In My Tum…blies?

  7. I have the same lunch bag! I absolutely adore it!! It always fits everything and is so chic to boot :)
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite recently posted..What Happens in Vegas…

  8. yum Lorna Doone! They always have those in the vending machine at work but I haven’t had them in ages :)
    and I’m a total gum fiend too- it relaxes me. I like stride because it lasts for forever…
    Meri recently posted..Meri Berry Quite Contrary

  9. I am a gum addict also!
    Maris (In Good Taste) recently posted..A Picnic Potluck: Cold Sesame Noodles

  10. I just love jazzin’ up popcorn like that! Your day looks delish!

  11. You are SO organized in planning your day and making sure you have everything ready to eat and go! I am impressed!
    Samantha @ Simply Samantha recently posted..Waiting…and waiting…and waiting some more…


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