What I Ate Wednesday: Dietitian Edition 4

This past Saturday I did absolutely nothing for the first time in what felt like forever. And when I say “nothing”, that’s a bit of an exaggeration because I still cooked, went to the gym, did laundry, and finally sorted through my shirt drawer and folded everything in it. Geez when I list it out like that, I actually sound like I accomplished a lot. But I still enjoyed plenty of couch time and relaxed more than I have in a while. And it felt GLORIOUS. Fall, I love you. I don’t love your colder weather and dark mornings, but I love how life seems to slow down with the turn of the seasons.


So my lazy Saturday means a What I Ate Wednesday post for the first time in ages (read: last fall) since I actually had the time to stop for a second before meals and photograph what I ate. As I was taking pictures of my lunch I remember thinking to myself how strange my generation is with our obsession with taking pictures of our food. I mean my mom has albums of photos of her and her friends to look back on, while I’m going to look back on… an Instagram full of photos of food? But I guess in a way, most of my food photos DO represent my memories with friends and family. I wonder if in 20 years I’ll look back on the pictures in this post and remember my lazy weekend at home… probably not ha!

Breakfast: Oatmeal pancakes with sauteed apples and maple syrup (and almond butter added after the picture because #almondbutteraddict) eaten while devouring my latest read, The Danish Girl.

What I Ate Wednesday - oatmeal pancakes with apples

Lunch: After getting defeated by a tough workout at the gym, I came home to make lunch with random leftovers in my fridge. Salad with dried figs and pumpkin seeds, carrots and homemade hummus, and toast topped with gooey brie cheese, sauteed mushrooms, and a fried egg.

What I Ate Wednesday - toast with mushrooms, brie, and egg

What I Ate Wednesday - salad, carrots, hummus, kombucha

Snack: Banana with almond butter and toasted coconut eaten after a nice long bath.

What I Ate Wednesday - banana and almond butter

Dinner: Leftovers from cooking with Tracey on Friday night. We made this tempeh gumbo (minus the fat free aspect because we’re not in the 80s anymore), a miso Brussels sprouts and apple slaw, and jumbo chocolate chip cookies that spread out a little too much while baking, but were still super delicious.

What I Ate Wednesday - tempeh gumbo

Dessert: two of those jumbo chocolate chip cookies. Unfortunately they crumbled as I went to take them out of the tupperware, so I ended up just shoveling the pieces in my mouth.

Annnd then I wrapped up the night by watching The Parent Trap after discovering it’s now on Netflix. Who else wishes they’d done a sequel to that movie? And on that note, who else wishes they lived in Nick’s Napa Valley ranch?  SO gorgeous.

But as much as I’d like to be spending the day in a California vineyard, I’ve got work to get ready for. Happy Wednesday!


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8 Responses to What I Ate Wednesday: Dietitian Edition 4

  1. Danielle @ Wild Coast Tales

    All the food (and photos) looks so good! I also wanted the parent trap a few weeks ago… love that movie! And yes, that ranch.

  2. My photos are all food, cats and now the baby. I like it though because I can look back on certain vacations and not only remember how beautiful the scenery was but how good my meals were too. :)

    • Chelsea

      True! And it’s helpful when people want restaurant recommendations and I can look back and see what I ordered at a restaurant like 2 years ago lol.

  3. Okay, first of all, I have that same fancy black bowl but in blue. Gotta love Winners ehh? And I TOTALLY make so many lunches with random leftovers too!!! You seem a bit more skilled than me here though because that toast looks delicious! When in doubt I always add an egg too haha. I can also relate to the phone full of food photos – I totally think it’s possible to remember awesome, simple days with just these pictures. It’s almost like a quick little snapshot of what your life is like when you’re not always rushing around and sometimes you need a reminder of that. Food is always the equivalent of happy times for me :)

    • Chelsea

      YES Winners and Homesense are the best! Especially for buying food photo props and good deals on cookbooks!!

      So true about food photos. I love the reminders of all the relaxing evenings and great conversations I’ve had over a good meal!

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