What I Ate Wednesday

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It’s been a while since my last “what I ate” post, mostly because I didn’t want to tease you guys with a bunch of recipes that I couldn’t share with you yet. My eating schedule for the past few months has also been rather odd, since most of my work in the kitchen happened between the hours of 10pm and 3am– when my little guy was finally asleep! I’m pretty glad those crazy hours are behind me.

Now that the recipe development for the book is done, and the weather is starting to warm up, I’m getting back to a regular eating pattern again. In the winter, I love having something heavier in the morning, like eggs or a thick smoothie, but when it gets warmer outside, I find myself craving green juices and fresh fruit in the morning, which also happens to be when I’m the most productive. (Productivity is key, since my work day starts at 6am.)

Maybe next week I’ll actually get back to some sort of regular workout schedule, too. Other than walking my dog and lifting a 25-pound baby all day long, I haven’t formally worked out in over 7 months! One thing at a time, right?


bottle of daily greens juice and a bowl with watermelon slices

I started my day with a green juice from Daily Greens (disclosure: they sent me some free samples to try, which means I get to be lazy and not make my own green juice for a few days). This bottle included spinach, watercress, cucumber, lime and Madagascar vanilla, which made for a not-to-sweet, but not-too-green flavor. That bottle held me over for a while, and when I felt hungry again, I followed it up with a half-pound of fresh watermelon.


salad in a bowl and scrambled eggs on a plateFor lunch, I made a HUGE kale salad. The bowl on the top left is just half of the greens I washed! I like to make a big salad for lunch, so that I can enjoy the other half for dinner, without much extra effort. Massaged kale salads can last up to 3 days in the fridge without getting too soggy, so they are easy to make ahead for quick meals. I massaged the greens with a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, honey, and salt, then topped them off with a pile of shredded carrots. After that, I had a couple of pasture-raised fried eggs.


bag of kale chips and bottle of raw coconut water

Later in the afternoon, I drank a small bottle of coconut water and snacked on some of Trader Joe’s kale chips. (They are addictive– I want to try to copy them at home someday soon.)


salad and a bowl of soup

Dinner was insanely easy to prepare. Austin and I both enjoyed leftover kale salad from the afternoon, followed by homemade Chicken & Vegetable soup. (We each had a couple bowls.)

bar of dark chocolate

And for dessert, dark chocolate. Always a perfect way to end the night!

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I have yet to try kale chip – but i may after your recommendations! I love hearing about what you eat – sounds like its been a busy time – hope you get some rest soon – if thats ever possible with a baby…? Also what do you mean by massaged kale salad?? Is that a way of dressing the salad?


Hi Megan,
I have a 5 month old baby and about to start solid food, could you please share us some baby food?


I have made kale salad but it was so dry and chewy. I’m guessing this is why you massage it with olive oil. I will see if there is a description on this on your website. I just had a kale salad at a cafe and it tasty ! I will give it another try. Thx.


I love your recipes! I love a good massaged kale salad, especially with chopped tomatoes and avocado.


It’s amazing how little sleep you’re surviving on. How can you manage everything that you do in a few hours of sleep? What’s your secret?


So happy to see What I Ate Wednesday back on the blog! You always inspire me with your deliciously simple meals. ๐Ÿ™‚


Trader Joe’s kale chips are delicious. We decided to copy them because they are expensive and we have ten kids. Mix up oil and seasonings and a little honey to coat kale and put in oven at 350 for about 20 min., switching racks have way through. They are very good and the kids love them. Your blog is very inspiring. Keep up the good work!


I forgot to say we also add nutritional yeast to the coating.


Your relationship to kale sounds like mine with spinach! I could eat spinach all day long! I love kale, too, though & must try doing a massaged kale salad. The way you did it there sounds so nice & simple & with just the kale & carrots & dressing I know I’ll have the time & will already have them in the fridge! The most common way I have kale is with your pizza-creamed recipe! Have you ever tried that with kale?! As much as I love spinach; it seems to suit kale even better!


I love your blog! I had a baby in October and want to follow your example of cooking healthy food at home. I am thinking about pursuing a nutrition certification…does anyone have any recommendations? I have been in the fitness world for a while now but I do not know anything about which nutrition certs are reputable…ISSA? I’m particularly interested in detox and plant based diets.

I hope you get some more sleep! I don’t know how you do it.


Hey! You eat alot! Are you able to eat so much because the foods are so healthy? Looks like some great meals! ๐Ÿ™‚

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