WIAW: Hits & Misses

Hi Friends!

It’s Wednesday already! Time for another WIAW :)

In this week’s edition, I’m sharing some hits and misses from the past week.

Let’s start with breakfast. As you know, I hosted a successful Brinner party so I definitely had some breakfast hits this week! However, I also had a major miss. I was planning to make Brandi’s Peach Dutch Baby pancake for the party but ruled it out because I had too much food. Instead, I got up Sunday morning and immediately set to work making it. It looked good, smelled good, but at first taste, was not good. Turns out I forgot to add the milk! Whoops! Major miss. I salvaged the peaches at ate them with some leftover Mixed Berry French Toast Casserole. WIN!

Snacks: All hits. Let’s be honest, they almost always are. I love snacks :) I enjoyed some Healthy Breakfast Bars, some Healthy Blueberry Scones and some almonds (with a few chocolate chips because I can’t eat them plain!). I’ve been making an effort to get my daily almonds and have been doing pretty well!

Lunches: Also a hit. One in particular was so good, in fact, that I ate it two days for lunch and one night for dinner. Most lunches included a side of red pepper strips…always a win. One of my all-time fav veggies.

Dinner: Had it’s hits and misses this week. The major hit was a remix that I made of this Rotel Skillet recipe. This used to be one of our favorite meals when we first moved into an apartment after college. I randomly got a craving for it this week but felt compelled to make a few changes. Of course I left out the chicken to fit our current diet…but in addition, I swapped the yellow rice for brown rice. The yellow rice we always used has 750 mg sodium in 1/4 cup. I opted for plain rice to cut waaaaay back. Plus, rotel is pretty high in sodium, so I chose no-salt-added diced tomatoes and fresh jalapenos instead. Since I cut out the meat, I doubled the amount of black beans I normally use, and I added in some extra veggies- spinach and red peppers. This remix was just as good, if not better, than the original and WAY healthier! HIT HIT HIT!!

The miss involved some spicy lentil burgers I made using red lentils. These were both a hit and a miss. The night we ate them for dinner they weren’t bad. They had good flavor and I served them on naan instead of a normal bun. Hit! But then the hubby reheated one for lunch the next day and said they totally dried out and didn’t taste very good anymore. Miss! Oh well…

And for dessert? I made another batch of these cookies. They are my hubby’s all-time favorite cookie and he requests them all the time. I made them for him last week and as soon as they were all gone, he requested more…so I obliged.

So tell me, did you have any misses this week? Any super big hits?!

Today’s workout:

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Use the stairs to do the exercises in between runs. My stairs had 98 steps so I ran them 5 times plus 10 extra stairs each time to get my 500 stairs.


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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. I totally forgot about Rotel! In college we used to make queso and dump the Rotel in with it. Soooo good. I love that you made a better version – I’ve noticed that too much sodium gives me a headache.

    My miss was the little mishap with my liquid Stevia I posted a pic of today. So. Pissed.

  2. Your breakfast sure did look pretty…too bad it was a miss! I loveee combining tuna with hummus and/or avocado! So yummy and much healthier than mayo!
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  3. Oh avocado and hummus…how yummy you are together.

    Obviously we need to figure out the oxidation problem and mass produce avocado hummus.
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  4. I love avocado and hummus together especially o rice cakes-makes such a fab snack. I think your breakfast looks pretty too even if it didn’t taste too great!
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  5. That tuna sandwich definitely looks like a hit to me!
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  6. I experience hits and misses when it comes to cooking and baking, too. Congrats to the giveaway winner! :)

    Have an awesome WIAW!
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  7. The lentil burger sounds delicious!!
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  8. I am going to have to try that tuna salad sandwich combo :) I never did that mix before :) Thanks for sharing, babe

    I love snacking on almonds, too :) But I just eat them plain :) Or with some cottage cheese? :)

  9. All of your hits sound delicious :D. Since I have been traveling a lot these past few days I haven’t had the chance to really make anything, but there were some definite hits over the weekend- homemade mashed potatoes and some delicious homemade chicken noodles from the ladies at the church in the town where the funeral was!
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  10. It can be hard to keep veggie burgers soft sometimes. They can either be too soft or end up really dry.
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  11. Hmm, think I’ll be trying your new version of the Rotel skillet this weekend. I have all the ingredients and I am trying to whittle down our pantry a bit…
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  12. your food looks so much more appetizing than mine. lentil burgers. mmm.
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  13. I love this post…and your honesty in that not all food blogger’s meals/snacks are hits! Hits this week include a grilled chicken salad that Shaun cooked up on the grill and misses include me eating a giant plate of cheese and crackers + 1/2 bottle of red wine on Monday evening. Ouch.
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  14. I made some stuffed peppers that were a huge hit with my husband. Also some homemade pizzas last night! I think i missed this morning with the eggs I cooked though. I scrambled them and added too many veggies and things inside, it kind of overtook the eggs.
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  15. all of your hits look so good!! :)

    my hits this week were definitely my egg white veggie muffins and some coconut toffee cookies. miss was probably my quinoa bites recipe – i need to fix it a little bit so the bites aren’t so crumbly!
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  16. i NEED to try that tuna, avocado and hummus sandwich…wow that sounds awesome!!

    i really really enjoyed the turkey quinoa meatloaf I made last night..i’m really trying to experiment with quinoa lately, what a versatile food it is :)
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  17. I love that you do “hit” and “miss”
    It’s nice to know what works and what doesn’t!!
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  18. I think last week was like an eating out extravaganza, there were so many hits! :-) Filet Mignon and Baked Mac N Cheese. I visited the Cheesecake Factory twice last week, the turtle cheesecake and Hershey’s cheesecake are major hits! I also had some enchiladas and Panera French onion soup and tomato mozz on baguette. I was healthy last week, no?! 😉
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  19. You are so creative in the kitchen!

    I had a big hit last weekend when I made what I called an “overgrown calzone” – I’ll be posting the recipe and pics soon!
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  20. Sorry to hear about your breakfast fail, but it looked very pretty regardless, and I’m sure the peaches were delicious as well. Spicy lentil burgers sound right up my alley, so I hope you continue to work with the recipe. I’d love to try them! You seem to have a knack for turning everything–even recipe misses–into something positive. Keep up the good work, girl!

  21. I like the Hit and miss concept of the WIAW! That’s totally the case with my eats lately!! :) I’m all over your Lentil Burgers with a lil less spice–I’m a wimp!
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  22. mmm, i used to love rotel! haven’t had it in awhile- that skillet sounds great!
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  23. That lunch and those cookies look yummy! Happy WIAW! :)
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  24. I checked the recipe for those cookies they should be very delicious!

  25. I may even make them this weekend.
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  26. Yum! Loving the eats :)
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  27. That made me laugh, I remember one Christmas I was making pumpkin pie (I make a mean pumpkin pie) and half way through baking I realized the pumpkin was still sittign on the counter… FAIL
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  28. The lentil burgers sure sound tasty! Pinned the breakfast bars to try later. I think the kiddos would really like them.
    Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama recently posted..What I Ate Wednesday~Detox Week

  29. Have you tried mini sweet peppers? They’re mini and fun to have!

  30. Love that you show the hits along with the misses! I have a lot of misses myself but am not usually brave enough to blog about them! 😛
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  31. Looks like a yummy week! Last time i had a few dry veggie burgers (impulse buy, bad idea but xpensive!) i “rescued” them by crumbling into a tomatoey sauce for a sloppy joes style situation that i flopped onto wilted greens… I barely recognized them!

  32. Those cookies look super taste.
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  33. Wowza – you have been a busy gal in the kitchen this week! The cookies and that Rotel skillet meal look awesome! Cookies = way to my man’s heart <3

    Great WIAW Missy!!!
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  34. man – the pancake still looked pretty good, even with the missing milk! i hope you get to try it again soon :)

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  35. Those cookies look delish….no wonder your husband requested two batches! What do you use to create those collages with your pictures? I love them!
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  36. No misses so far this week- I try to have a “cheat meal” or “miss” about once a week or once every other week to shock the body and curb my cravings! Everything looks delicious btw :)
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