WIAW – Week 23

Happy Wednesday everyone! Actually, I’m writing this on Tuesday night, which is a first for me! I always write my blog posts in the evening, then publish them immediately, but I’m thinking of creating a new posting schedule once school starts so I’m giving the evening writing/AM publishing a try for today.

I’m sure it goes without saying then that these are Tuesday’s eats. (Oh, and of course be sure to check out Peas and Crayons, Jen’s blog, for more on WIAW!)


BreakfastCinnamon raisin English muffin with butter + jelly, topped with two eggs; Tazo Awake tea

I mentioned in Monday’s post that, while I love English muffins, they don’t really keep me full for a long time. In an effort to fix this problem, I added the two eggs to make a sweet and savory breakfast sandwich.

AM SnackMango Chobani

Mango is one of my favorite Chobani flavors, but I’m partial to all of the 2% variety!

LunchLeftover pasta + sausage from Monday night’s dinner

This probably wasn’t the best mid-day meal because I was feeling pretty drowsy afterwards. So drowsy that I ended up napping through an episode or two of Million Dollar Listing. 😉

PM SnackSmoothie made with Vega vanilla almond energizing smoothie packet

As a little post-nap pick-me-up, I blended up this smoothie which included:

  • 2/3 c. skim milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 handfuls of blueberries
  • 1 heaping tbsp. vanilla Chobani
  • 1 tsp. peanut butter
  • Vega vanilla almond energizing smoothie

I drank this while doing a little afternoon blog reading… not a bad life!

DinnerBig salad

When I told Chris a “big salad” was on the meal plan for this week, he immediately made a reference to the Seinfeld episode where Elaine needs a biiiiig salad! (I tried to embed the clip from YouTube, but it wasn’t working… boo.)

In a large bowl, I combined the following to make our BIG salad:

  • Spring mix
  • Cucumber
  • Carrots
  • Slivered almond
  • Canned salmon (first time trying this & I honestly wasn’t a fan)
  • Red and green pepper

I topped my salad with a few croutons & some ranch dressing.

The salad was just eh, okay. I’m never one to get too amped up about a salad, but maybe I’m just no good at making them?! I was also pretty annoyed with myself after I finished eating because I remembered I had bought avocado to go on top too! Bummer.

After dinner, I ate a few unpictured chocolate chips to satisfy my sweet tooth.

Okay, today I want to know…

Are you a salad fanatic? You know what I mean… loves making them, loves eating them, orders them out at restaurants, etc. This has never been me! Sure, every now & then I’ll “crave” one, but I can usually find something that sounds much more appetizing to me. Someone teach me how to make a yummy salad!

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  1. Ashley @ Is Horrible says:

    I have really mixed feelings when it comes to salad. I don’t eat them often enough as a standalone meal to keep a big variety of ingredients on hand without them going bad. Even if I’m just going to eat a side salad, all the extra prep (unless you get pre-washed and pre-cut stuff) is annoying when I’m already making a entree and side(s). But there are also some salads I’ve had that were absolutely amazing! Like a salad I had while on vacation in St. John, it had blackened jerk chicken, fresh mango, and a piece of seared goat cheese on top.

    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      I agree! The extra work associated with making a GOOD salad is never appealing to me! I do buy the pre-made bags if I just want a quick side salad though!

    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      Glad I’m not the only one not filled up by an English muffin! Even when I try to incorporate protein, I still don’t feel as full as I do with other breakfasts.

  2. Tessa @ Amazing Asset says:

    I definitely do enjoy salads… I mostly have them around lunch time, and pair it with half a sandwich or something else in order to feel more satisfied. If I try to fill up on just a salad, I usually get a stomach ache from too much roughage!

    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      The 2% Chobanis are my favorite! The pineapple and strawberry-banana flavors are SO good; you must try them!!!

  3. Stephanie @My Freckled Life says:

    I think it’s all about finding a salad combo that you love. Sometimes if I find one I’ll seriously eat it several times in a week just because I’m in love. It’s all about finding flavors you like. For example, I’m a Mexican food addict – so I love to top a salad with salsa, beans, rice, taco meat, etc!

  4. Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles says:

    My husband would NOT have been okay with a salad for supper. I’m going to have to look up the Seinfeld episode, Love me some Seinfeld! :)
    I LOVE salad!!!! …..Adding fresh basil with fruit, balsamic, and a drizzle of honey = AMAZING! Also, to make it more of a meal— I make a pizza hummus and then put some nutritional yeast on it= DELICIOUS!! Tastes like a big ol pizza!
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    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      lol well my husband works second shift, so he wasn’t home for dinner. He took some to work with him the next day, but definitely at a few more things with it! I should have added some fruit or maybe tried some hummus!

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