It’s always fun when it’s time for What I Ate Wednesday. What is WIAW you ask? Why it’s the fun invention of Jenn at Peas & Crayons, that’s what! When you’re finished getting all of the fun you can from BCDC, be sure to stop by at Peas & Crayons to check on and comment on all of the other lively blog participants.
Today, my version of WIAW is a little nutty. I didn’t intend for it to be, but it’s like life, some days it’s not what we intend it to be.
I mentioned the other day that I finally had the opportunity to have overnight oats in a jar the way it was meant to be…in an almost empty peanut butter jar.
What did I think about it? Do these next photos answer the question??
It was delicious! Probably because of the protein in the peanut butter, it was much more filling and stayed with me longer than the overnight oats usually do.
Last night’s dinner was something that I thought about all day. Sometimes that turns into something that doesn’t taste very good, the idea of thinking about it too much.
I had Brussel sprouts in the fridge since last week…oops…forgot about them. I trimmed them and cut them in quarters. Started to sautee them in olive oil and garlic. While this was cooking up, I put a large potato in the microwave to partially cook.
Cut up some zucchini…
sautéed some more, then topped it with chopped scallion, salt and pepper and dried basil. I cut up the potato and added it.
Sautéed some more and then added my new favorite, Cabot 50% reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese.
It was just delicious. It smelled wonderful, too. Ralph even commented on how good it smelled! I will make this again! Probably this week so that I can finish off the Brussel sprouts! 😉
This morning I was still dreaming about these…
The Honeycrisp apples I got yesterday. I realized while moving some things around in a cabinet that I had Sunflower Seed butter!
I had gotten it several months ago on my pilgrimage to Trader Joe’s. I noticed there was a lot of oil on top. I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to mix it in or not. I tried rather unsuccessfully so I just poured it off. I thought later that I should have saved it and used it for cooking. 😦
Anyway, the sunflower seed butter and the Honeycrisp made a great breakfast combo!
Very filling, protein again, I know!
The SS butter was so good that I thought it sounded like a good option for a quick lunch…
…on rice cakes.
So good! Please note that I did measure it out. The nut butters are a little pricey on Weight Watchers. It’s 3 Points for a tablespoon, and I can get carried away with them so I measured. 4 points each but very tasty and filling.
A note for all of you who had to hear me whining yesterday about losing my CVS coupon.
I did go into my severely full recycling bin and went through several bags. Of course only after doing that did I think to look in my wallet. I remembered I tried to use it yesterday on prescriptions and that’s not allowed. I had put into my wallet after not being able to use it. I was so excited, but I sure wish I’d thought of it before diving into the bin! Sometimes you have to get a little dirty!
So that’s my distinctly nutty version of WIAW. Please hop over to Peas & Crayons and check out what everyone’s eating today. It can only be an adventure. I find the most interesting things when I visit over there!
And watch out, because I also found Almond Butter in the cabinet!!
Happy What I Ate Wednesday!!