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{WIAW} What I Ate Wednesday – March 2016

Hello! We made it to Wednesday already! This week is flyyyyying by for me.

My friend, Meredith, was here visiting us all weekend and she just left yesterday morning. So since I last checked in with you guys, my days have been jam-packed with Los Angeles sightseeing and lots of eating!

I haven’t done a What I Ate Wednesday post in a long time, so I thought I’d bring it back today.

Now without further ado, here’s everything I ate yesterday:



My morning started off bright and early with breakfast and coffee at 7AM. I had my favorite protein pancakes (I know, you guys are SHOCKED!!).

To be perfectly honest, I hadn’t had these babies all week. I’ve been on an egg and avocado toast kick recently, but this morning I was craving something sweeter and these pancakes hit the spot like always.

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I usually have a mid-morning snack, but I didn’t have time for the gym this morning, so I guess my body wasn’t craving as much fuel as usual.

I worked like crazy throughout the morning and broke for lunch around noon. Luckily, I was at M Cafe (one of the restaurants I work for), so I got to dive into this bowl of DELICIOUSNESS.

This Thai Coconut Curry Bowl is one of my favorite items on the M Cafe menu and my belly is always so, so happy after I eat it. The bowl is packed with heirloom brown rice, seasonal vegetables, king salmon, cashews, and an insanely delicious coconut curry broth. #YUM!

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Afternoon Snack

My stomach starting growling around 4PM, so I grabbed a smoothie with SunWarrior protein powder from the restaurant. It was the perfect protein-packed snack to hold me over until dinner.

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Dinner last night was one of the best meals Trav and I have cooked at home in a long time. Two of the recipes we’d made before, but for some reason we both agreed that everything tasted EXTRA good last night.

Travis grilled my Cilantro and Garam Masala Chicken Kebabs, while I worked on the spiced roasted carrots and roasted fingerling potatoes. We picked up both the purple carrots and fingerling potatoes from the Santa Monica farmer’s market this past Saturday, so perhaps that’s why everything tasted so fresh and delicious.

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This picture definitely doesn’t do our meal justice (I know those purple carrots look less than appetizing), but just trust me that it was great.

Damn you terrible dinner lighting!

I may have also split a cookie with Travis after dinner, but I inhaled it so fast that I forgot to snap a photo 😉


What was one thing you ate yesterday? Do you typically have 3 meals or multiple small meal throughout the day?

Gluten-Free Seafood

Asian-Glazed Salmon Recipe

I’ve tried countless salmon recipes and this one is my favorite, without a doubt. You may have seen my sneak-peak post on Instagram last week, and I am excited to share this easy, healthy Asian-Glazed Salmon recipe with you today!

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I always have the ingredients for this recipe in my fridge, which is another reason why I love this dish so much. From start to finish, this Asian-Glazed Salmon takes no more than 30 minutes – a weeknight win in my book!

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Pair this this salmon with a side of broccoli, green beans, or sautéed spinach. You can also create your own grain bowl and serve it on top of brown rice.

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Asian-Glazed Salmon Recipe
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Serves: 2
  • ⅛ cup +2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos (soy and gluten-free)
  • ⅛ cup brown sugar or coconut sugar (refined sugar free)
  • 1 Tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • ½ Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • Sesame seeds (optional)
  1. Place the soy sauce, sugar, hoisin sauce, ginger, red pepper flakes, and garlic in a medium small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the sauce forms a glaze. Stir the mixture regularly to ensure that it doesn't burn. Remove from heat and stir in the lime juice. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Place the salmon fillets, skin side down, on a broiler pan or a wire baking rack (on top of a baking sheet), coated with cooking spray. Baste the salmon with some of the glaze and let it sit for 15 minutes. Brush a bit more glaze on each salmon fillet and sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional).
  4. Place in the oven to bake for 6-8 minutes. Then, turn the oven to the BROIL setting and broil the salmon on the top rack until cooked through, about 2 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with more glaze (if desired). Allow to cool for 2 minutes and serve.

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What I Ate Wednesday 4/15/15

Hi Friends!

Yay for Friday! Is it me or did this week draaaaaaag on!? I have a lot of fun plans in store this weekend, so I was just anxiously awaiting the weekend since Monday. Travis’ birthday was yesterday and his sister, Justine, flew in from NYC to surprise him. I am so happy she is here with us this weekend. Justine has the ability to make everything way more fun so I know this weekend is going to be a blast!

Now without further ado, here’s a quick little What I Ate Wednesday post! I always love seeing these posts on other blogs so hopefully you guys are into it, too.


7:30AM: Breakfast

Protein Pancakes

My Wednesday morning started off with my favorite protein pancakes. I think I’ve had these every morning since Passover ended. I seriously missed my oat-filled pancakes.


11:30AM: (Early) Lunch

I workout in the morning, so by the time lunch rolls around I am usually famished. I packed a salad for lunch at work, but I was so hungry that I forgot to snap a pic! So I am sharing another salad picture with you guys, which is honestly way more appetizing than my tupperware lunch.




3:30PM: Snack Time!

I keep lots of snacks in my desk drawer at work because as you guys know, I need to eat every 3-4 hours. No one wants to see my HANGRY side. This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Zing Bar in my drawer definitely hit the spot that afternoon. I love that these bars are packed with protein and fiber. They always hold me over until dinner.

Zing Bar


7:00PM: Dinner

I tried a new Hoisin Salmon recipe for dinner, but both Travis and I agreed it was just…BLAH. For some reason you couldn’t even taste the hoisin or other flavors in the marinade, so we were both left feeling pretty disappointed. I HATE wasting food, so I still managed to eat it anyway.

I made the salmon with a side of roasted vegetables, and at least those were delicious! There is something about roasting vegetables that makes me want to eat ALL OF THEM. Travis and I polished off the baking sheet of roasted sweet potatoes, zucchini, bell pepper, and onions in no time.

Salmon Dinner


8:30PM: Nighttime snack

I never used to eat snacks after dinner but Travis has been on an after-dinner cereal kick recently, so he got me hooked. It is probably not the best habit to get into, but after a less than satisfying dinner, cereal was in the cards.

I poured myself a bowl of Cheerios with fresh sliced organic strawberries and Blue Diamond Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk. It was exactly what I needed.



That’s it from me! Hope you all have a great weekend and I’ll be back early next week to say hi to you guys!