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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

What I Ate Wednesday

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It's What I Ate Wednesday and time for a little look at some food highlights from the past week. I have been trying to eat less chocolate and other sweet stuff. Hence the dried apricots. I grabbed a couple of apricots whenever I craved something sweet. For about two days. Then the apricots were gone.


I also snacked on tortilla chips with vegan cheese and guacamole.


My favourite meal this week was on family pizza night. We each made our own pizza. Mine is the rapini pizza on the right. I drizzled olive oil on the dough and topped it with kalamata olives, mushrooms and rapini that had been boiled and then sauteed in olive oil with minced garlic. I sprinkled on some vegan parmesan too. It was incredible, without the need for sauce or mozzarella. In fact, I really want more...right now!


I found this All But Gluten gluten-free raisin bread at the grocery store this week. You know what? It's actually good. Not just "good for gluten-free," but good. I topped it with Earth Balance spread.


This was my Monday breakfast. I had fruit salad and lemon poppyseed cake, both left over from my Sunday book club meeting. I had my usual decaf green tea to drink.


Another morning, I had President's Choice gluten-free bread toasted with peanut butter and jam. It was actually pretty good too. I had a side of watermelon and a decaf coffee with coconut milk creamer.


Now for my Tuesday eats. I had a strawberry banana smoothie for breakfast, before heading off to my daughter's class to make dolls.


I put together a simple lunch of gluten-free crackers, veggies, hummus, tortilla chips and salsa. I was craving sweet again, so this time I enjoyed a glass of iced tea.


I had decaf coffee with coconut milk creamer for an afternoon treat.


Dinner was vegetarian chili. I forgot to take a photo, so this is an old picture of the same chili. This chili recipe is so easy, versatile and tasty.



My sweet after-dinner treat was an orange.

What's your favourite sweet but healthy treat?

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32 comments:

  1. Yums galore! The pizza in particular looks delicious. My favorite sweet treat is a pluot...unfortunately they are out of season at present, though I am eagerly awaiting their arrival any day now!

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    1. I don't think I've ever had a pluot...if I did, I didn't know it. I hope you get one soon. :)

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  2. Oh, good ideas for curing those sweet cravings! I've been trying to cure mine with frozen bananas blended into "ice cream" and fruit popsicles. But it's hard to stay away from chocolate!!

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    1. Great idea Ruthie! But you are right, the chocolate still beckons...

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  3. I think a homemade pizza/movie night at my home is needed after seeing those yummy pizzas. We have been eating a lot of fresh fruit lately as a treat.I even was lucky enough to score a huge fruit platter on clearance so I had no prep :) Prep is always my downfall.

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    1. It's so much easier to eat fruit without the prep, for sure! I would say pizza AND fruit sounds like a good plan. ;)

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  4. Mmm, your rapini pizza sounds so good! Dried apricots don't last long in our house, either. :)

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    1. I kind of got addicted to the apricots, Laura. Now I have moved onto a mix of dried bananas and nuts. :)

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    1. Thank you again! I'm really happy you like it. :)

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  6. Yum apricots - what a great snack choice.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

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    1. I need to come up with some more ideas to keep me from eating jelly beans and chips, Kate. ;)

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  7. Oh my gosh! I just bought that exact mug at TJ Maxx yesterday! How funny!

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  8. OMG! Everything's so delicious:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for visiting and commenting. :)

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  9. That pizza looks and sounds amazing! Totally started a craving. ;) My usual sweet of choice is dark chocolate. I find that I am good with just a few squares, whereas with milk chocolate I can devour 2 bars before I know what happened. Right now I am on a cleanse, so the only sweets for me are fruits. But, I did make a smoothie the other day with cherries, spinach, almond butter, chocolate protein powder (vegan, gluten free)and almond milk that was pure bliss and got me through a chocolate craving quite well. It is going into my normal rotation even after the cleanse is over.

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    1. Yum, that smoothie sounds awesome!

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  10. Your menu looks yummy, healthy, and appealing! I see a celebration of good food.

    I'm curious about what you use for your pizza dough. I love homemade pizza.

    I also love dried fruit. It is a treat. I can get the candy bar effect with a handful of dried fruit (raisins, plums. apricots) + my favorite raw nuts (almonds, walnuts--or pumpkin/sunflower seeds), all at once. Sweet and substantial. Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

    When pineapple goes on sale, I buy extra and dry it. It is as sweet as candy, dried. I also dredge apple wedges in pineapple juice before I dry them...keeps them from browning and makes them sweeter.

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    1. In that case, we bought the pizza dough. Sometimes I make my own in the bread machine using spelt flour.

      I like trail mix too, except I tend to put in some dark chocolate chips. Naughty. ;)

      I haven't tried drying any fruit yet, but I would like to.

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  11. Okay. I started to read this post and then I had to stop and go eat lunch! You made me hungry...as always! You always make such great food choices Jo! Thanks so much for visiting me Jo! Angie xo

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    1. I'm glad I remind you to eat! We moms can sometimes forget, don't you find? Thanks for visiting me too Angie! :)

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  12. I love LOVE dried apricots. I knind of wish i hadn't seen that as I'm trapped in the house for the evening with very little sweets. Maybe a box of raisins, but that's a sad substitute!

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    1. Yes, raisins probably wouldn't satisfy me either! You need to stock up on little treats for yourself. ;)

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  13. Chili recipe sounds delicious & oh my that pizza of yours would totally be my choice of toppings too! :-)

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    1. Hi Sandy, Thanks for commenting. I could go for more rapini pizza now... :)

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  14. The pizzas look yum!
    For a sweet treat, I would just go for some simple strawberries!
    K xx

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    1. Nothing beats strawberries! Nature's sweet treat, huh? :)

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  15. I try to do fruit for sweet cravings too, but it doesn't always hit the spot the same way a nice chocolaty dessert does. Ya know? I try not to have much sweets in the house, but sometimes when I'm desperate I'll spread peanut butter on a cracker with a drop or two of honey and try to convince myself it's a cookie. :D

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    1. I do know, Julee. ;) If I have a sweet in the house, you can bet I'll eat it when the kids go to bed!

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