Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What I Ate (after Easter) Wednesday

Hiya there! I don't know about you, but I did a wee bit of indulging over the Easter Weekend, so this week it's even more important than ever to get right back to adding lots of extra veggies to my meals. I find that I can fall off the wagon during a holiday or special occasion as long as I get back on track right away. If I don't, then it's trouble. The sugar and carb cravings come roaring back and the longer I give in, the harder it is to get back to my normal healthier way of eating. Don't get me wrong because if I could live off of Creme Eggs and stuffing, I would, but the sad reality is that all the sugar and carbohydrates just don't 'do it' for me anymore.

There really couldn't be a better time to get some inspiration on how to add more veggies to our daily meals, so thanks to Jenn for encouraging us all to add at least a cup more veggies per day to our eats. Trust me, your body will thank you because it's going to look great AND feel great!

Here's what I've been eating this week to get back on track.


Smoothies. Green smoothies, fruit smoothies, apple/banana smoothies. It really doesn't matter to me as long as it's packed full of "healthy." Yesterday I had to drop my car off for an oil change before work, which meant I had to leave home super early. Instead of messing around with my Magic Bullet, I decided to have a Vega Shake N Go Smoothie in Vanilla Almondilla flavour. Two heaping teaspoons are equal to two servings of vegetables. It also packs an awesome punch of Omega 3, 6 & 9, 11g of protein and 1 billion probiotics.  It's a great breakie for days when you're on the run.


Creamy veggie cheddar soup. This is so freakin' delish! It's packed full of brocolli, red pepper, carrots, onion, corn and peas. Delicious for days like yesterday when it was gray and cool. I'll try to recreate this soup and share a recipe with you soon because I LOVED IT :)


Well I had one dinner planned and ended up making something completely different. Yesterday afternoon while I was catching up with some of my favourite bloggers, I found Jenn's recipe for Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo. I couldn't shake it from my mind, so I changed my dinner plans and whipped it up. Creamy pumpkin paired with a lowfat alfredo and some fresh sage and baby spinach. Muah - ah-freakin-mazing!!!!! This was one of the best pastas I have EVER HAD.

What hints do you have for getting back on track after the holidays?

Do you eat pumpkin all year round or just seasonally?

If you're looking for more veg-spiration head on over to Peas & Crayons for lots and lots of meal ideas.

Have a great Wednesday!



  1. I saw her recipe for the pumpkin alfredo and it sounded so freaking delicious! I don't really eat that bad during holidays so it's not too hard to get back on track! :) Except for maybe resisting the urge to eat every sweet in sight! :-X

  2. I have been eying that flavor of the vega smoothie stuff.. i think I will pick it up next time im out!

  3. I need to eat more pumpkin! I can't find it in the stores as often when it's not seasonable, but I think I just need to look harder!

  4. oh so great to see that pumpkin alfredo made in real life! i have been eyeing it all day on peas and crayons!

  5. My mouth immediately started watering when I saw that recipe on peas and crayons! Yours looks just as amazing! I think I need to try the dish ASAP!

  6. I wanted to try Jenn's recipe too. It looks amazing!

    Getting back on track is my goal this week too. I like to start my day on the right foot with workout and a green smoothie.

  7. Pumpkin alfredo sounds amazing! Actually, anything with alfredo sounds amazing. ;)

  8. I cant wait to hear about that soup because I am drooling right now for it!