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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

I got up bright and early with the pups and started the day with my usual iced coffee + stevia and my 80 billion probiotic (use code WAG472 to get $5-10 off first purchase).

Hank & Eloise

Here’s Hank with little Eloise. He gets a little annoyed with her…especially with all the attention she’s getting! Hank’s still my main man though, it’s just going to take some getting used to with the new puppies!

Zoe cockapoo by Linda Wagner

And here’s Zoe about to doze off for a nap…they are just the sweetest!

Frozen Watermelon

Later in the morning I snacked on some fruit. I actually forgot that I had put some watermelon in the freezer the day before to chill and ended up leaving it overnight so it was frozen solid. I took it out and let it thaw just a bit and then had it as a mid-morning snack. It was actually really lovely frozen and I think I will continue to do that throughout the summer. It’s almost like a little popsicle! I used a spoon to scoop out the last bits of watermelon from the end of the rind so ironically enough, this looked like sherbert and had similar taste and texture!! It was a really fun and unexpected afternoon treat!

mini plums

I also had several of these mini plums. They are crunchy and sweet and very small. I think they’d make a great little snack to bring on a plane or put in your purse while you’re running errands!

For lunch I had 2 drumsticks and a thigh (not pictured) from a rotisserie chicken at my favorite local health food store Central Market. If you live in Texas and have access to a Central Market, be sure to try the Sonoma flavor, it’s amazing!! You can just eat it on it’s own, it doesn’t need anything else!

veggie chips, carrots and hummus

Later I had a snack of baby carrots, Terra veggie chips, and hummus. Terra Chips are my favorite and I recommend swapping them when you’re having a craving for regular potato chips. They are also great to bring or serve at a party because they are so colorful and gorgeous. They taste amazing too! My favorite hummus is from The Mediterranean Chef, here in Austin. You can get it at Whole Foods, Central Market, and Wheatsville. It’s super clean and tastes better than any other hummus I’ve ever had. It’s THAT GOOD!

Green Juice

Later I had a green juice pink juice. The recipe was super simple. I used, as usual, what I already had on hand.

  • 3 small green apples
  • 1 very large cucumber
  • 1 cup red grapes
  • 1 head of romaine
  • 1/2 cup red raspberries
  • 1 lemon, skin removed
  • 1 inch knob of ginger

Pink fruit & veggie juice

This pink juice recipe was really light and super refreshing!

Balsamic Chicken salad with hearts of palm via Linda Wagner

For dinner I had a large romaine salad topped with the hearts of palm chopped salad from yesterday and some more of the rotisserie chicken. Super yummy and such and easy day. Almost no food prep needed at all thanks to yesterdays leftovers and the rotisserie chicken!

I hope my What I Ate Wednesday posts give you ideas and inspiration on how to live a normal life and still be healthy & fit. Healthy living can be easy, it doesn’t mean that you have to be perfect all the time or that you have to spend hours at the gym or adhere strictly to diets or labels. It just means that you need to eat real unprocessed food, fruits, and vegetables!

I feel really great today, after eating & drinking to my heart’s content in Chicago, I’m back to my normal self after 3 days of clean eating and that’s what it’s all about! Balance is key both physically and mentally in maintaining this lifestyle!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!!

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3 Responses to “What I Ate Wednesday”

  1. Shelly July 3, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

    Love seeing these!

    • Linda July 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

      Oh good Shelly, I hope they help!! Happy 4th!! xoxo

  2. robb_b@bellsouth.net July 4, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    Glad I stumbled onto this site . Linda this is excellent . I am making the
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