#WIAW

What I Ate Wednesday Button

What-I-Ate blogs are taking over the internet! Mainly because the little voyeur in all of us gets pretty darn curious sometimes… I mean, we obviously see what we eat ever second of every day… but what on earth does everyone else put in their faces? So as a Registered Dietitian in-the-making, a former vegetarian, and a current whole-food-eating-nutrition-nut, I decided to give you a little weekly peek at my eats for an entire day. The good, the odd, and the “she ate WHAT!?” — it’s all there!

This weekly food diary has been a fabulous way for me to reflect on my eating habits and spot out patterns, slip-ups, and successes! What I eat on workout days, sick days, on the road, on vacation, and even on lazy days spent curled up — it’s all different and I learn something new about myself every time! I’ve WIAW-ed my way through multiple moves, pregnancy, nursing, travels and so forth and I love being able to look back at it all!

In fact, looking back at a full day of eats has benefited my personal healthy eating goals so much that I wanted to share the love by making it into a blog link party for everyone to join in on! Helloooo virtual pot-luck!

WIAW Recipe Collage

What started as a once-a-week food diary has now turned into a bloggy social event every Wednesday! I’ve met so many fabulous new bloggers from WIAW and love getting meal inspiration from everyone’s posts! It’s also been a great tool for shaking up a food rut + finding new, exciting ways to eat your favorite foods! Without WIAW I might not of realized that PB+J quesadillas and uber green smoothies with spinach were absolutely amazing together. Everyone is different so it makes sense that we all eat differently too — some of us can’t have dairy… or gluten… or sugar while others favor restaurant adventures, or sustainable eating or even paleo-centric eats. There’s no right or wrong way to eat, and its fun learning about everyone else’s habits.

If it all seems like a crazy hot mess to you, don’t stress it – life is supposed to be a little nutty!

What WIAW isn’t about

Comparison – Judgement – Restriction – Guilt

What WIAW is about

Celebrating one of the glorious things we all have in common: We all eat!

What I Ate Wednesday is about food and fun! It’s about making new friends, breaking out of a food rut, noting changes in your diet/lifestyle, inspiring yourself and others, embracing fruit and vegetables, nourishing your body with the foods that work for you, finding new ways to eat your favorite foods, and so. much. more. <3

Celebrate Food.  Celebrate blogging.  Celebrate Individuality.
[Cause over here, we like to party!]

Want to join in on the fun?

I’d love to see a day in the life of you: meals, snacks, drinks, and desserts, all that good stuff! Have fun with it! =) Bonus points for featuring veggies <3 If you have a recipe to share or a workout you’d love to include, go for it. As long as a WIAW post accompanies it you’re good to go!

Simply photograph a day of meals any day of the week and create your What I Ate Wednesday post to link up on any Wednesday you choose. What I Ate [Last] Wednesday posts are popular and so are Monday and Tuesday eats, so don’t stress over photographing your food on an actual Wednesday. Just pick a day and snap away!

To better paint a picture, [click here] to visit some past parties to help inspire you and get you started!

Join the party any time! I can’t wait to celebrate food with you!

*[UPDATE:]* To offset the craziness of mil-life, moving, and my super fun mom gig, my friends will occasionally host the party for me. In the event that I’m running around like chicken little and can’t get to my blog, the party will surely be alive and rockin’ over at The Big Man’s World, Clean Eats Fast Feets, and Sprint 2 The Table. Party on!