More Veggie LOVE + What I Ate Wednesday

Today marks the second installment of the WIAW Love Your Veggies month!

Last week you all shared your veggie-centric goals, meals, cooking tips and tricks, and other vegetable shenanigans in your posts and it. was. awesome!!!

Let’s keep up the veggie love this month and do more of the same.

To kick things off, I wanted to share one of my favorite posts from last week!  Along with a few colorful meals and snacks, Sarah of Sweet Potato Sarah added a veggie-rich recap of her grocery haul.  I absolutely loved the idea and decided to include a few grocery photos too:

I still have an abundance of colorful yellow and orange squash and carrots in the house, but I desperately needed some more green goodness in my life!

I picked up Arugala, Spinach, Avocados, Edamame, and pickled Pepperoncini Peppers along with some Bananas, Mushrooms, Onion, and Garlic.  For quick eats, I also snagged a few amy’s frozen vegetable korma dinners, a newman’s own spinach pizza, and veggie patch falafel balls.

Another goal of mine is to purchase mostly produce with only a few natural and nutrient dense convenience foods. You won’t catch me with doritos or twinkies anytime soon =)  Though you will frequently see me face-deep in some cheddar bunnies.

As for my What I Ate Wednesday day-of-eats, there were some fruits and veggies in the mix but… so not my norm!  I chose to photograph the day before I went grocery shopping which is always a carb-heavy day just based on the fact that I’ve usually devoured all the produce in the house [hence needing to drag my butt to the store for more!]

[breakfast] love grown raisin almond crunch granola with plain greek yogurt + espresso blend coffee, black  [snack]  a chilled banana [lunch] strawberry kombucha and 4 english muffin pizzas [dinner] two bowls of veggie loaded baked potato soup [dessert] a late night bowl of granola and greek along with a handful or two of honey mustard sourdough pretzel bites and a glass of two buck chuck pinot.

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean

mmm….that pizza sounds so good! must try. also, i look at those amy’s meals every time i’m at the store but never buy them. should probably give them a try too!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

I loooove those Garden Lites!  have you had the eggplant-zucchini?  It’s my favorite.  (Please read that in a Buddy the Elf voice.)

Jen RenaissanceMa'am

Those cups really ARE the cutest. Love them! 
Looks like you had a good haul at the store. Can’t wait to see what you make from it!

@c295fdf4ce93b9bd4a14cf46b1e7a6ed , you should definitely try Amy’s. I love their soups, lasagnas and pizzas, specifically. 🙂


Love those glasses!! I would drink out of them all of the time too!!


Aw! Those glasses are beyond adorable! 
I love that you included some of your grocery haul. Amy’s frozen entrees are my go-to “I’m lazy and have no time/energy to cook” meals. Especially since there are quite a few vegan options! 
And YAY for kombucha! I’ve been drinking it like a madwoman lately. 
Happy WIAW, love! <3

lindsay cotter

ah ha, that happends to me once the produce goes. Its carb city!! but oh so tasty nonetheless.

Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

I have been craving carbs (of the non-veggie kinds) like no other…which is good, considering my habits of overindulging in produce. Like yesterday. With the grapes and the strawberries.

It’s not wonder I suddenly wanted a giant bowl of pasta-and french fries-covered in ketchup at dinner. [But since I was at a nice restaurant I went with the quinoa-stuffed acorn squash.]

Also, I cursethe day Whole Foods had their kombucha sale. I am not addicted. It is an addiction I cannot afford.


Jenn, you make even the day before you need to go grocery shopping look appetizing!  I’m impressed!

Jess @

The love your veggies concept is really helping me to get more variety in my diet – although I’m still eating loads of oats and PB at least I’m actually having some veggies again, as opposed to said oats for every meal.

I do wish there was a better range of Amy’s meals over here in the UK!

Kristen @ notsodomesticated

You know me … I had to be a rebel and share a picture of cake instead of veggies! 😉  This is why you loveee me!!


I’ve been wanting to try those veggie souffle things so much! Are they filling? 
things I miss about the US: Amy’s and Newman’s Own…. 🙂

Emily @ Life on Food

two participations in three weeks. not bad. Cannot wait to come back and see all of the good eats.

Ami @ parsnipsandpears

those glasses are adorable!!!


I’ve really wanted to try those garden Lite products, but haven’t been able to find them! All of your eats look tasty! 🙂


Oh, I forgot to mention how much I LOVE that glass!! 🙂


I have to go grocery shopping today, my house is completely empty and out of the healthy things to eat.  I love your Martini glasses I may have to do some research and get some for myself. I love Martinis and enjoy making them at home.  You eats like always look yummy!!

Carrie Skoll

I love those Amy’s meals.  Especially all the Indian foods.  No one else in my house likes Indian food, so that’s how I get my fix.

It was a very boring food week around here, so I’m just visiting today and not sharing. 🙂

greenhorn gourmande

I love those glasses!!!  Also, Newman’s Pizza is like my favorite frozen pizza ever!  

Cheap Ethnic Eatz

My first time joining, love this idea! Your WIAM is making me hungry again after breakfast!

Lindsay @ Fuel My Family

Those glasses are really cute to eat out of and photograph. I need to get some cuter bowls and plates for the blog. I am a huge minimalist and only have the 1 set I got for my wedding!


I have the plates that match those glasses. I love them!


Oliver knows what’s up.

Karen Kirkpatrick

I love the martini glasses!!  Bring on summer!


Hey girl! What is a backlink? It will not let me link up because it says I don’t have a backlink. Any help???

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

messaged ya! <3 hope that helps!

Heather Blackmon

I haven’t had a LaCroix in ages – I loved those things when I was younger. I’m one of the rare Americans who order “Water with gas” whenever we travel out of the country. 🙂


delish eats! Happy WIAW 🙂


i dunno how to link my page! help please!;


Taking pictures of your grocery shopping sounds like a fun idea!  I might have to borrow that sometime lol.  For whatever reason, I like peeking into other people’s carts and seeing what they’re buying.  I know – I’m a creep – it’s okay 😉  Thanks for hosting another great WIAW 🙂


I think I want to participate in this one too, but today is just plain water for me after dentist removed my wisdom tooth…:( All this good eats, and nothing I can eat… Oh, maybe next Wednesday…

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

oof i’ve been in your shoes before! stay hydrated and get loooots of rest! WIAW will always be here next week and the weeks after that 😉 Don’t stress it! <3


Had a great time with WIAW last week so I am back again.  I happen to have an extra heavy dose of veggies yesterday!  But I am making up for it today 🙁  Have a great week!

Blonde Ponytail

Boy, Do I need to follow your theme after my sugar fest yesterday!  Amy’s products are my fav!

Lisa ♥ Healthful Sense

The veggie loaded baked potato soup is calling my name!!
Love Oliver <3

Anna @ The Guiltless Life

Ooh that Amy’s Indian Korma is one of my absolute favourite meals of hers!


I am glad you decided to show some of your groceries! It’s always interesting to see what other people are buying.. especially your lovey self Jenn 🙂 I love those souffle things, so great! 


I want those martini glasses! How adorable. I just love C&B!

Amy Hanley, RD

Mmm I love Pinto Grigio!  That is my go-to wine, unless I’m feeling something super sweet and then I go with Riesling.


Yum that soup looks so good.  I think I might need to make that soon 🙂


Your food looks delicious.  I have been considering picking up one of those pizzas before for nights when I am just too lazy too cook after a long day.

Alexa @ Simple Eats

La Croix grapefruit is my favorite seltzer everrr. Love the flavor!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

This particular one is DELICIOUS! If you put it directly on the oven rack it gets all crispy and melty and perfect — a fabulous speedy dinner for nights that cooking is just too crazy of an option 😉 xoxo

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

amy does indian (ok and mexican!) oh-so well =) put down the sugar silly! grab those veggies!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

go for it!! I think all foodies are officially shopping cart creepers — it’s part of our job description =) haha

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

when I was in Europe as a teen I searched far and wide to find still water… now i’m hooked on the fizzy stuff! who knew? =) Happy Wednesday love!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

I have seen them at Whole Foods and Harris Teeter — thats pretty much it so far — good luck!!!!! Keep looking! Its a fun, light brunch of a souffle!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

Filling? I’m not sure! Satisfying — YES! I had it with some fruit on the side for a light lunch and it hit the spot!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

you’re in time out. for realz 😉

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

Girrrrl I’m on the PB kick as well! The veggies are so so delicious though and make our bodies happy so keep it up rockstar! Love ya girl!!!! <3

maybe you could request your favorite store carries more Amys meals? some take requests quite well and will stock the items if you promise to buy them!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

haha you should have seen me after I finally went — I ate all the kale in a sitting and then plowed through the spinach like it was going out of style. I have a severe veggie obsession =) Hope you’re having a great week! happy wiaw!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

omg that sale….. I bought a case and got an extra discount on top of the sale….and now I can’t quit them =) so so so delish! I cant even be sure if brewing my own would be as delicious!

I’ve been a carb fiend too — maybe spring produce will right our habit once it kicks into gear? if not at least we tried! <3 happy wiaw lovahh!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

The vegan ones are my favorite!!!!! I try to exclusively buy those in addition to the non vegan tomato soup with stars that they make — that stuff is magical (though i wish it were vegan too!)

happy wiaw Emily! <3

Julie Luong

Yum, I need to make English muffin pizzas!

Minty & Tammy

English muffin pizzas sure sound fun. 🙂