What I Ate This Week.

I got a couple comments saying these posts were helpful.  So I’m going to continue them.  New recipes will be posted on Mondays and Fridays.  This “What I Ate” series will be posted on Wednesday. Now that we’ve got the business stuff out of the way…on to the food stuff.

This past week was my birthday!  Which involved cream cheese frosting layered between dense, perfect hummingbird cake.  My birthday morning was spent getting in an early morning leg workout, shopping, getting my nails done, a family dinner out and then cake eating at our house.  The whole day was great.  All my family is about to head out of town (parent/little sis to Alaska; older sis to Italy) so it was great having everyone together before they leave for their adventures.

Dinners

Monday: Spinach-Feta Salmon Pinwheels from HEB with roasted carrots & brussels sprouts.

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Tuesday: Trader Joe’s Sun-dried Tomato Ravioli + asparagus + shredded chicken.  Tuesdays are late nights for me so Andrew and I usually throw together something simple and then eat dinner while watching an episode of Extreme Weight Loss.  I love that show.  Except it hasn’t seemed as good this season as prior seasons.

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Wednesday: Red Wine Marinated Flank Steak with Cherry Tomato Caprese Salsa  via How Sweet Eats + roasted sweet potatoes.  My sister joined us for dinner this night.  I’m not the best at inviting people over…I just assume they know that they’re always welcome and they should just come over!

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Thursday: Homemade Coconut Lentil Chili + cornbread muffins.  Muffins were made using my favorite cornbread recipe via Daily Garnish.  Now we’ve got a whole bunch of leftover muffins in the freezer that I can’t wait to eat with salad.

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Friday: Nachos(!!) on sweet potato tortilla chips.  Toppings were roasted broccoli, tomatoes, corn, black beans and some Cabot pepper jack cheese.

Diet coke.  It’s a love-hate relationship.

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Saturday: MY BIRTHDAY! We had a family dinner at Plonk! and then headed back to our house for cake.

I got the meatballs & grits.  Wasn’t feeling the grits.  I did have quite a few bites of my sister’s cheese plate which had roasted garlic, fluffy focaccia, roasted hazelnuts, baked brie and honey.  To.die.for.

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After dinner we headed back to the house for dessert.  Hummingbird Cake from Take the Cake.  I LOVED this cake.  And had 2 1/2 (generous) slices.

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Sunday: Sockeye Salmon Bowls with brown rice, black beans, mango salsa & homemade enchilada sauce.  Dish was inspired by Pinch of Yum.  Andrew freaked out over this dish.  He said it was one of the best things I’ve ever made.  I think he was just really hungry.

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Lunches

Salad with leftover flank steak from Wednesday night + roasted carrots + roasted brussels sprouts + everything bagel cheese.  Dressed with Brianna’s blush wine vinaigrette.

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Quesadillas made from black beans, chicken, tomatoes, pepper jack cheese & lots of cilantro.  With sweet potato tortilla chips on the side.  I’ve been in a tortilla chips mood lately.  I can’t remember the last time we went out for some Mexican food.  Fingers crossed we’ll go this weekend.

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Coconut Milk Lentil Chili + a slice of whole wheat bread with mashed avocado & extra sharp cheddar.

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One of my favorite lunches was coconut rice (just 1 cup brown rice cooked in 1 can lite coconut milk + 1/4 cup water) topped with roasted chickpeas, tomatoes & brussels sprouts.

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Amy’s tomato soup + open faced fried cheese toast.  My grandma always used to make us these fried cheese toasts for breakfast growing up.  And a candle for my birthday. 

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BREAKFAST

Cold oatmeal made with 2% milk.  Mixed with mashed banana, chia seeds, walnuts & raisins.

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Milk Soaked Oats Layered Smoothie.

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Kashi Crunch Cereal + frozen banana-milk-cinnamon-ice smoothie.

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Overnight oats on my birthday.

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Peanut butter banana waffle before my workout.  Followed by a chocolate protein shake after my workout.

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Van’s Whole Grain Toaster waffle + eggs.  Served with a peach-frozen banana-milk- ice-cinnamon smoothie

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PB-B-CC Toast

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Recipe testing for my ebook.

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Peaches. Apples.

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2% plain greek yogurt + 1/2 a peach + blueberries + pretzel crumbles.

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Roasted Peach Crumble Bars.

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workout

For upper body I’ve been pairing this workout with cardio.

And that was my week.  It’s always hard getting back into the swing of things after a birthday that’s quite a bit on the excessive side.  I’m trying my best not to eat leftover cake from the freezer every night.  Goal for the week is to eat more green things than cream cheese frosting things:)

About Kylie

Hello! My name is Kylie and imma eat that. I like to EAT. I try to make it healthy. And I love you, for being here.
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21 Responses to What I Ate This Week.

  1. Amanda says:

    You made me crave cornbread… Definitely will have to try out that recipe. In the middle of moving though, so half of my kitchen is packed up! Oh, and where did you the cute coffee mug with the “k” on it?

  2. Hillary says:

    mmm, those broccoli nachos and cake… and peaches. all good things!

  3. Kaitlin says:

    Goodness girl, you have me drooling with those pictures! I love how the dog is all over that cake :)

  4. addalittle says:

    Happy birthday for the other day gurl! Hope you had a lovely day Kylie and also, both the salmon dishes look amazing and I’m definitely trying out the coconut rice chickpea combo – it looks amazing!
    http://youtube.com/addalittlefood

  5. That cake looks incredible! You blowing out the candles with the pup is so cute. Love all your beautiful marble counter top photos (or photo board/cheese board?)- esp breakfasts.

  6. You ate GOOD for your birthday!! That cake looks amazing!! And I hear you on the Diet Coke. Sometimes you just NEED one!

  7. Im on a huge fish eating kick lately, will definitely have to give that mango salsa a try! Happy belated birthday.. drooling over that cake!!

  8. everything bagel cheese!?! mmmm no words

  9. Hooray! I love these posts because I live my food life vicariously through you. And happy belated birthday, Kylie!!
    If you need another stomach for that cake….

  10. foodiecology says:

    Oooh, I love hummingbird cake. But I can’t believe you don’t like grits! It must’ve been a bad plate of them, at least that’s what this grits-lover is telling myself. :)

    • Kylie says:

      I was so surprised too!! I will definitely try them again (or steal a bite of someone else’s) at another restaurant!!!!

  11. Kendra says:

    Thanks for bringing this back! And happy birthday!

  12. erika says:

    Okay hold up how do you make this fried cheese toast?! Just stick cheese in a pan??

    • Kylie says:

      Yeah throw grated cheese in a pan and put a slice of bread on top. Your pan has to be super non-stick!! After the cheese is melted and crispy use a spatula to quickly (and forcefully) unstick it:)

  13. Your food makes me hungry!

  14. Hope you had a great birthday! I’ve never heard of sweet potato tortilla chips. Have I just been living under a rock…??

  15. Sophie says:

    Maybe I’ve just missed the news completely, but did you just casually announce an upcoming ebook?! BEST news ever!!!

  16. A says:

    I love reading your “What I Ate This Week” posts! They are wonderful. I’ve recently started a similar series on my own blog, called “the week’s healthy eats,” where I chronicle a super balanced breakfast, lunch, and dinner from my week. Feel free to check it out! Can’t wait to keep checking your weekly posts.

    http://thisisitthough.com/2014/06/13/the-weeks-healthy-eats-1/

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