What I Ate Wednesday

We just returned home from a relaxing vacation in Oregon, so our fridge situation is pretty grim. Arriving home at midnight doesn’t leave much time for grocery shopping!

Below you’ll see what my meals look like when I don’t have much fresh produce to work with…

Morning

smoothie in a glass with a straw

We almost always have a good stash of frozen fruit in our freezer, so I started my day with a fruity smoothie of frozen bananas, strawberries, and a ripe avocado blended with water and a bit of raw cacao powder.

Afternoon

pear with bites taken out of it

I threw a couple of ripe pears in the fridge before we left for our trip, hoping they’d survive while we were gone. This one lasted pretty well, so it made the perfect snack when I got hungry again. I’m loving pears lately! (I think I ate one every day of our trip, too…)

fried egg on a plate

A little later, I enjoyed two pasture-raised eggs fried in butter, and topped with nutritional yeast.

steamed white sweet potato chunks

Even later, I steamed up a large white-fleshed sweet potato. (Thank goodness for their long shelf-life!) Topped with grass-fed butter and salt, this was the perfect sweet-and-salty combination.

Dinner

salad in a bowl

We ended up meeting some friends for dinner at a brewery, and I was happy to see they offered some decent salad options! I ordered a large spinach salad, which was topped with Roma tomatoes, poached pears, goat cheese and toasted hazelnuts, dressed with a simple vinaigrette. (Not properly combined, but that hasn’t been a huge priority for me during pregnancy.)

When we got home, I finished off the evening with a Raw Key Lime Tartlet.

key lime tartlet on a plate

Thank goodness for my dessert stash in the freezer!

Reader Feedback: What are YOU eating this week? Do you always have some food stashed away in your freezer, too?

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Liz

Even pears on your salad! lol 🙂 I’ve been having green smoothies for breakfast, however, they’ve been causing a bit of an upset stomach..possibly due to too much chia/flax I’m thinking-I’m sensitive to too much fiber at once. Plus, lots of salads with delicious homemade crackers that I’ve recently added parsnips to…yum! Oh, and I got goat’s yogurt yesterday which I am highly fond of!

Dr. Meghan

That Key Lime Tartlet looks awesome!! I always love reading and seeing what you eat!

Meagan

I agree white sweet potatoes are so delicious!

Mary Virginia

I’ve never tried white sweet potatoes, but I will have to try them soon! I love keeping your blondies in the freezer for my sweet tooth.

Kim

In my freezer now I have “candy bars” recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow’s new book “It’s all good”. They are yummy! Trying hard to stick to one little square a day.

Michelle

Megan, Thank you for the info! I have been following your website for quite a while, but never left a comment. I LOVE your recipes! My parents-in-law even love your dessert ones! I wanted to know with regards to this recipe, do you think you could you purchase multiple cans and whip it up in your high-powered blender in a bigger batch?

Miss Polkadot

Yes to pears every day! Actually, I prefer mine straight from the freezer as opposed to at room temperature – it adds a nice crisp bite and is much more refreshing in my opinion. Then again, maybe I’m just a little odd :).
And yes, I always have some food in my freezer even when returning from vacation. I’m happy to hear you had a nice and relaxing one in Oregon.

Allie

I’ve been eating apples like crazy, but am inspired by this post to add a few pears to my diet! I made your raw cheesecake this week and have been snacking on that every night as well.

Sounds like you had a great vacation!

Elizabeth Liu

It looks like a delicious day of food but is it enough for you being pregnant?

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