WIAW~Getting Back to Normal

I have missed being a part of the link ups that I love to join and especially What I Ate Wednesday.  It’s always so much fun.  I did join back in last week but this week is feeling even better.  Be sure to stop over to Jenn’s party at Peas and Crayons when you’re finished here to join in the fun!  Let’s get started.

Peas and Crayons

Let’s start with a snack…why not!

Greek yogurt


It doesn’t look as good as it tasted.  I found plain Greek yogurt in individual containers at Bottom Dollar.  I add cinnamon (of course!) and honey.  This is so good and it feels like I’m eating something I shouldn’t.  All of that protein is very satisfying.

Smoothie prep


I’m getting into smoothies lately.  But with a non-freezing freezer at the moment, I can’t buy frozen fruit…well, I can but it isn’t frozen for long.  Ralph bought me this mango at the local Wawa.  I thought it was a great idea to turn it into a smoothie.

Smoothie final prodjuct


This was ok.  The mango didn’t really add any flavor to the smoothie.  If it wasn’t for the cinnamon and nutmeg it wouldn’t have tasted much like anything.  I’ll finish off the mango but I’ll cross it off the list.  Guess I’ll just have to deal with defrosted frozen fruit.  At least there’s some flavor.

Yesterday it was snowing…what a novelty! I decided that a nice pot of black bean soup (so easy!) was in order.

Black bean soup


It makes enough for several meals especially since it’s too spicy for Ralph, but in truth it’s not really spicy.  He’s just not a spicy guy…at least when it comes to food!

This is what I did with it.

Black bean soup and quinoa


I put the black bean soup over quinoa.  It is so good and filling.  I love this every time I make it. I’m getting hungry looking at this photo as I type!

I’ve talked lately about feeling not on track and kind of out of sorts.  I do want to say that things are starting to come around.  I’m feeling much more in control of my food and life in general.  If the snow and cold would ever go away, I’d be all set!

That’s it for me for today.  Be sure to head over to Peas and Crayons to see what Jenn and the other kids have to share.

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!


9 responses to “WIAW~Getting Back to Normal

  1. I love the idea of adding your black bean soup over chili. Yay for extra protein 🙂 Have a fantastic day.

  2. Greek yogurt + honey + cinnamon = AMAZING! I agree, it tastes like we shouldn’t be eating it.. but it’s healthy! Loving the black beans over quinoa too! Have a lovely day 🙂

  3. Black Bean soup for the win, especially Spicy Black Bean soup. I’m a spicy gal so it’s calling my name. I like putting soups and chilis over a bed of rice or quinoa. It adds another texture and makes it extra delicious.
    For smoothies, I always use a banana as a base, and you could add some yogurt and honey for extra protein and flavor. It’ll help thicken it up too without the frozen fruit.

  4. Mmmm love the idea of putting the soup over quinoa! I great way to make it even more filling!

  5. Mmmm that black bean soup looks (and sounds!) amazing right about now. And I’m with Meghan, bananas always make for the best smoothies!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s