Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday: Week 3

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This month What I Ate Wednesday is all about loving your veggies. Do you love your veggies? You should. I think I ask the husband every day how many vegetables he's eaten. (How the boy who ate only beets grew into the man who doesn't usually want vegetables with dinner is beyond me.)

I never have a problem eating my vegetables. I often eat lettuce and celery or carrots with lunch, almost always have a salad with dinner and cooked veggies to accompany my lean protein. It took me a while, though, to try
new veggies. I was fine with broccoli, green beans and the usual for many, many years. 

But boy was I missing out. I went a long time not eating things like spinach, okra and edamame, but I'm lovin' 'em now. My most recent fave? Baked spinach "chips." I need to work on the process a little, but basically I bake fresh spinach leaves that I've sprinkled with mixed-up salt for about 10 minutes in a 400-degree oven. 

OMG. I can't get enough of them. When I asked the husband to try them he said, "Yeah, they taste a little like chips, but mainly gross."

OK, so my spinach chips are lost on him. At least I know I can get him to eat a salad with dinner.

Monday's Meals

Breakfast: Egg whites, two slices of bacon, two chicken fingers left over from Super Bowl Sunday, a little low-sugar ketchup, black half caff, and a protein shake made with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder

Lunch: More leftover chicken fingers on a bed of iceberg lettuce, 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt, a reduced-fat cheese stick and celery, a coconut La Croix and an orange

Snack: Another protein shake with almond milk

Dinner: Baked spinach "chips"

... And a bowl of leftover beefy chili topped with a tablespoon of cheddar cheese.

Snack: 1 single container carbsmart yogurt (frozen) and blended in the blender until the husband couldn't take the noise a second longer with a scoop of protein powder and 1/2 cup almond milk ... and two tablespoons natural peanut butter on the side


  1. ooooh spinach chips like kale chips? great idea!

    1. I kept reading about kale chips, and we had spinach in the fridge, so I thought I'd give it a try!

  2. Way to go experimenting with new veggies! When we first signed up for a CSA a few years ago, we were coming home with all sorts of things I would never buy myself (kohlrabi, turnips and tons of greens) - I loved that it forced me to try new veggies.

    1. I wanted to join a CSA, but the only options I could find would have supplied us with way more vegetables than I could eat myself. (And I didn't feel like spending the money just to fight with the husband over him not eating the veggies, too!) I've never had kohlrabi or turnips. I should probably expand my horizons a bit more. :)

  3. I must try the spinach chips! I love kale chips but love spinach even more.

    1. I may lower the oven temp next time, but I think I'm headed in the right direction. Some of the leaves were "chips" and some weren't as cooked. I definitely recommend you give them a try, though. Let me know if you come up with a good process!


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