morning chia bowl

To me, hearing about what someone ate sounds like boring small talk that I usually avoid. I think it’s mostly because people very rarely eat the same foods as I do so it’s hard to get excited about that cheesecake or the juicy steak … blech. So it’s ironic that I’d even consider telling all of you about what I’m eating.

However, one of the most common questions I get is, “but what do you eat??” A large part of this question is that people can’t fathom being happy eating vegetables all day. Well, when you put it that way, that doesn’t make me very happy either! Another part of the question, I think, is that people really just want some guidance. A lot of people ask me to spell out exactly what I’ve eaten. As I list the items, hesitantly, feeling a bit more like a zoo animal than a shining example of health, I can see them taking mental notes. I’ve finally come to realize that most people just want a peak into the day of a veggie eater.

Finally, one of my very close friends just asked me, point-blank: can you please make me a menu of what you eat so I can eat the same, for a week?

And I thought, what a great idea!!!

So let me introduce you to my newest series: What I Ate Wednesday.

What you’ll find is that I mostly get excited about one thing, in particular, every week and then eat the heck out of it until I discover another meal/dessert/obsession.

This week, this is what I’m eating:

Lots of Miso Tahini Dressing over greens and other times over steamed squash. This dressing is tangy, creamy, filling, and light all at the same time. How? I don’t know. It’s magical.
This salad. It’s a Super Rad Superfood Salad and it’s amazing. Now, for those of you looking for direction this salad may be unapproachable since there are a lot of fancy ingredients. Don’t worry, the main theme with this salad is sweet and greens. So throw some creamy fruit on top, like fresh figs, berries, dried fruit and maybe mango, and pair with spring-like greens. Dress with a dressing that is equal parts oil and equal parts sweetener. DONE.
Chia Bowls. I have been exceptionally active over this past weekend and so my body has been craving the sustainable energy of chia seeds. Soak your seeds for 5-10 minutes and stir in your favorites. I usually add tons of cinnamon, a teaspoon of almond butter, a teaspoon of maple syrup, and then mix with bananas, blueberries, nuts/seeds, and bee pollen. It’s calorie dense so add what you want and leave out others, but it’s the perfect food for high activity weeks!
Fruit. In the mornings I don’t eat until I’m truly hungry and for me that usually means around 9 or 10 a.m. Even then I eat fruit as it digests quickly and is best to eat on an empty stomach. This week we had some juicy papaya on hand (it’s almost papaya/mango season here in Miami!! wwhheeeee!!) so I had lots of fruit salad. It’s nature’s true fast food, is fat-free, and does glow-ey things for your skin.
Orange Thyme Salad from Rawmazing
I’ve also been drooling over this salad as of late. It has all of the best parts about food combined in one plate. Rawmazing is truly one of those lasting websites that never fails. I can attribute my passion for playing with raw foods to this site because it always provides recipes that are outside your norm an also approachable. Check it out!
Remember this? Yup. Leftovers rock.
Lastly, it wouldn’t be a complete week without some green juice:
And those are the highlights of my week! 

Let me know what you think in the comments! And please share what YOU have!!

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