Luckily my What I Ate Wednesday posts are pretty easy to write, since they're just a collection of noteworthy things I've made and/or eaten in the past few days.
I. My first poached egg!!! Some of you may remember that poaching an egg is on my kitchen bucket list - but I don't think I can cross it off quite yet. This guy turned out really messy and spread all throughout the water, even though I added vinegar to the water. I definitely need a bit of practice. But messy or not, it tasted delicious on top of a piece of buckwheat, oat and flax toast with avocado, smoked salmon and sliced green onion.
II. Cupcakes - oh wait, I already showed you these in Monday's post. I guess I just wanted to show them off again. They were pumpkin flavoured with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting, and they tasted amazing! I definitely recommend this recipe.
III. A pretty standard breakfast of vanilla Greek yogurt (2%, because a little dairy fat is good!), Kashi Honey Almond Flax cereal, PC bran cereal, a banana, blueberries, and a scoop of almond butter.
IV. A variation of my protein power bowl, with edamame instead of kidney beans. I don't know if there's such a thing as a perfect meal nutrition-wise, but this is probably pretty darn close! Fibre? Check. Green veggie? Check. Orange veggie? Check. Lean protein? Check. Healthy fat? Check. Whole grains? Check.
V. Banana and mango oatmeal with a scoop of pepita-sunflower seed-hemp-flax butter aka. my new favourite nutless nut butter!
VI. Dinner at Kelsey's from a Life by Design dinner with Cheryl. I might do a post on this if I have time, but basically it's a group who believes in these 4 pillars: Eat by Design, Move by Design, Think by Design and Power by Design. They have some really cool ideas, but not all of which I agree with. For example they believe in a Paleo diet, hence why the free dinner we were served was a salad and salmon with veggies and no grains. It was a good meal though, and I enjoyed the presentation. Thanks for inviting me Cheryl!
And that's it. I hope you all have a great Wednesday!
Have you ever poached an egg before? Any tips?
What would you consider to be the perfect meal in terms of nutrition?