Food / What I Ate Wednesday

What I Ate Wednesday #7

Happy National Running Day!

I hope you took some time to celebrate by going out for a run in this awesome weather!  This is just how I like it- perfectly sunny, warm, but with a breeze and no humidity.  I celebrated with a four mile run this morning, but I actually didn’t remember it was National Running Day until after the run.  Oops!

ImageAnyway, back to WIAW!

(Thank you to Jenn at for hosting!)



Oatmeal, banana, almond milk, peanut butter and a sprinkle of Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Granola

Even though I’m home, breakfast has stayed pretty consistent with what I ate at school, but now I get to enjoy breakfast al fresco!  Breakfast is absolutely my favorite meal of the day and I always look forward to it after a nice and sweaty workout.  That granola is dangerous stuff- so addicting.


While eating breakfast, I spent some time flipping through the new Runner’s World magazine and came across a recipe for a Quinoa and Kale summer salad that looked awesome.  We happened to have most of the ingredients, so I decided to give it a go!


Fresh from the garden

ImageImageThe salad had kale, quinoa, apricots, beans and a yogurt-based sauce.  I also added grilled chicken that we had in the fridge.  I really liked this salad because it was light and fresh tasting, which is great for summer when I don’t really want anything too heavy!  Next time, I think I’ll add more apricots for more sweetness.

After I made this salad, I caught the cooking bug and went a little crazy.  After my dad bought rice pudding last night, I looked up a recipe that I could make here.  I used the first recipe I found when I searched for “almond milk rice pudding” and oh my gosh, it came out so well!  I’m so full now because I kept tasting…and tasting…and tasting.  It’s creamy and cinnamony and just so good.  Okay, I’m rambling, but I’m really proud of myself!  I’ll post a recipe tomorrow since I did make a few changes and I think everyone should try making it- you won’t regret it, I promise!

ImageI also made oatmeal-raisin cookies that are more along the line of oatmeal-raisin clumps.  They’re okay, but not what I was hoping for!  I have no doubt that they’ll get eaten, though.

Dinner isn’t even on my radar right now, since I’m so full, but it’ll probably be something light…with a side of rice pudding.  I’m hanging out with Christine, John and Mike tonight down in their ‘hood, so I’ll be going wherever the wind takes me.


Have a great night!


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