07 March 2012

What I Ate Wednesday Goes Green! [Party #59]

wiaw what i ate wednesday real food

[breakfast] LG Raisin Almond Granola and Greek Yogurt + Black Coffee [pre-gym snack]  Habanero Cheddar + Triscuits w/ water [lunch] Falafel Pitas w/ Arugula, Hummus, and Tatziki + Mango Un-sweet Green Tea [snack]  Sweet Potato Puffs [dinner]  Brinner! Egg + Cheese Pressed Sandwich + water

And since we're GOING GREEN this month... 
Here is my faaaaaavorite green dish as of lately and one of my green goals for the month:

Quinoa Fried Rice with EXTRA [peas] and [parsley] 

quinoa fried rice snow peas bean sprouts

green tea

One of my [Go Green!] goals this month is to drink more antioxidant-packed green tea.  I think I average about a cup a day [whoo!] but I want to work my way up to 2-3 cups.  I think this will be easy when the heat wave starts to kick in because I can drink unsweet mango iced tea like it's going out of style.  Because they go hand in hand, [and because tea is a diuretic] I'll also have to up my water intake!  So this month i'll be focusing on more green tea... more water... and more green fruits and veggies!  What about you?

Your turn!  Show us what you've been scarfing lately and share some green goodness with us!


Peas and Crayons


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39 comments:

  1. Damn... that reminds me I'm out of green tea at work.  I was supposed to get more today.  *sigh*

    LOVE the green theme!!!!!  xoxoxoxoxo

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  2. More green tea is a great idea! I'm in!

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  3. Love your Quinoa recipe.  How could I forget about green tea?! It's GREEN and I have it every single morning! 

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  4. That Quinoa looks so good! I don't think I had quite enough green food...I'll have to try harder next week!

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  5. I love you quinoa - quinoa is one of my favourite carbs so I'm always looking for new ways to eat it!

    All but one of the things I ate for WIAW was green, haha, I do tend to get a bit carried away with themes, but it's a good thing when it means I eat lots of extra veg! Thanks for organising it! :)

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  6. falafel balls. enough said.

    yum.

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  7. Maybe you mentioned and I missed it but what is that photo next to the Falafel balls? It looks like a pasta salad?

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  8. I've got to get on that quinoa like (white on) rice. [Heehee..get it? Maybe? To me that was funny...at 4:30 in the morning. ;)]

    But seriously, I love using quinoa with spaghetti sauce instead of pasta...so why not use it with ASIAN sauce? [And the more vinegar the better...]

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  9. I'm with you on the tea (and veggies). I just started experimenting with loose tea, my new obsession. I have my own bags, a tea strainer. Fun. Still have to make that quinoa, I'm thinking Thursday. WIAT ha ha.

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  10. how to add backlink to post WIAW?
    http://bananahut.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/gluten-freejunk/?

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  11. More green tea is a great idea.  I had a recipe for green tea from the Carb lovers diet.  I'll have to find that again, make some and post it.  It's supposed to help you lose weight.  Hmmm...what did I do with that?!?

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  12. I was a major failure in the greens department yesterday, but I'll make up for it next week. :)

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  13. I posted a pic of quinoa stir fry that I had.  Completely delicious and so much better than with rice. 
    As for green tea consumption I am with you, and I love the stuff.  I got some green tea's from Yogi and have been drinking about 3 cups a day due to how good it tastes.
    I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  14. I should really keep green tea in my desk at work. I stick to the vanilla comoro though. Any tea is good tea! :) YUM! You had a good week of eats! I need to make sure I consume more greens this week :)

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  15. Love the pressed sandwich. I really need to get more creative with sandwiches- I feel I"m in a rut yet again!

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  16. lisa@thedailyrundownWednesday, March 07, 2012

    I love falafel... did you make them?
    I've never made them at home, but I would like to try bc at a restaurant they are deep fried and I would love a healthified recipe for them!

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  17. I LOVE cheese & Triscuits. especially with a thinly sliced green apple. But I really jealous of your habanero cheddar! Need to find me some of that! thx. 

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  18. I love the green theme.  I try to get Green Tea in my days, too.  Doesn't always happen, but it's so soothing.  Thanks for hosting, I'm glad I finally got my act together and linked up.  Happy WIAW!

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  19. I definitely want to try drinking some green tea too ... what kind are you getting?  LOVE the quinoa fried race re-mix.  All your food looks so yummy!  Can't wait to see you soon!

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  20. hoooorray! i am back in the USA for this. I shall hop in again soon. Just wanted to say hi friend. xoxo

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  21. Love that quinoa dish!! 
    Falafels were my go.to meal in college... I need more of them in my life!
    Hugs

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  22. Go Lucy!!!! Glad you had fun with the theme! Off to read your post! <3 xoxo

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  23. Hey Jan! It's tortellini with arugula pesto! should I post the recipe? I didn't know if arugula pesto would weird people out! haha =)

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  24. My greens quota was low too! We'll rock next week! =)

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  25. Hiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get settled soon! love you!!!!

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  26. I buy Yogi Green Tea w. Kombucha and Bigelow's mango green tea! love them so!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. I LOVE green tea!!The unsweetened iced green tea at Starbuck's is my fave!

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  28. I will have to try that quinoa recipe. I love quinoa. I have been eating it almost every day lat

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  29. Yum - that Falafel Pita looks delicious!! Nada (onearabvegan) had a Falafel #WIAW today too - you ladies are both making me hungry!!

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  30. My WIAW goes green post is up too :D
    Thanks for the idea and thanks for collecting everything
    Best greetings from Vienna, Austria 

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  31. Love the theme and I think it's perfect for St. Pattys day too! Have you ever tried Green tea lattes? I think I may switch out my skinny vanillas for one of those!

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  32. Ooh I haven't! I haven't even moved over to iced yet -- still drinking it hot hot hot! <3

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  33. Everything looks so yummy, I drink green tea at work. Trying to drop the coffee for green tea. It is still a work in progress. Hope to be back and post a WIAW next week. 

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  34. Whoohoo!!  My first WIAW is up! :)

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  35. Girl, do you realize you have almost 200 bloggers (and it's not even the end of the day!) posting their eats on your page?  That's pretty darn cool. ;)  You rock!

    P.S. You'd be proud of me ... I actually included something green and healthy in my post this week haha! ;)

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  36. Looks like a delicious day! Thanks for sharing that recipe!

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  37. I'm a newbie to your blog, but this idea is great! I follow a few blogs that participate in this and was thinking of joining? :o Haha, but all of your food looks great (love your photography!!)

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  38. Good call on the green tea!  I think I'll have some right now.  This makes me miss the summer days of snacking on peas and carrots in the garden all summer.  aaaahhhh almost there! 

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  39. Arugula pesto sounds peppery good... if that makes any sense. I don't think it's weird at all. If you don't mind sharing the recipe it would be greatly appreciate by me :)

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