What I Ate Wednesday – June Sensible Snacking

Today’s post kicks off June’s “Sensible Snacking” theme for What I Ate Wednesday.  I think it’s safe to say that I’m ridiculously excited to see what you kids whip up!  Our last sensible snacking month was chock full of delicious, healthy, and often ridiculously quick + easy snacks and I’m expecting oodles more this time around.
To those of you planning on joining the party, simply write up a blog post with your WIAW day-of-eats and tell us [and show us!] how you practice sensible snacking!  I’d love to see a round-up or collage of your favorite snacks, snack-related goals and habits, tips on how you keep your snacks healthy yet easy/accessible, and even how you sneak extra fruits and veggies your snacking routine.  Have fun with it!  For those of you stopping by for meal/snack ideas and inspiration, have at it!  If last year is any indicator, we’ll all have oodles of new snacks to nosh on this summer.
[breakfast] scrambled eggs [2 yolks + 3 whites] with tomatoes, garlic, scallions, and cheese [snack] mini cheese wheel [lunch] I defrosted/baked a vegetarian chili burger from my freezer stash and topped it with cheese, onion, tomato, and chipotle aoli on a crispy lettuce wrap – so good! [snack] apple + veggie straws [dinner] Date night! Paul and I split an order of rice flour and herb dusted calamari [AMAZING!] with mandarin orange salsa and each had a veggie-loaded field green salad with crispy chickpea croutons and a duo of dressings on the side. Loved them both! One was honey poppyseed and the other was a tangy tomato vinaigrette.  For my meal I ordered the fish tacos [meh!] drizzled in tomatillo salsa and topped with black beans. The beans and fish were the oddest combo ever… I just couldn’t get on board with the pairing of flaky delicate fish with heavy, hearty beans. It was weeeeeird! [dessert] vanilla bean cheesecake.

I’m an absolute sucker for variety and find it infinitely more satisfying when I combine a few different snack elements versus munching on a larger portion one particular thing.  I’ve also noticed that I eat a bit more mindfully this way too!  My speed slows down and I enjoy the different tastes and textures on my plate.  Love it so!  The theme of these bad boys is usually pretty constant: a mixture of whole grain crackers, fresh fruit and/or veggies [especially cukes and carrots – my favorite!] and a little protein via hummus, peanut butter, or cheese.  Not only are these snack plates a great way to sneak more veggies into my face, they’re also a great opportunity for balance and spreading a little snacktime love across the different food groups. I love trying new things, so I’m hoping the Sensible Snacking challenge inspires me try a few new snack plate mix-ins as well!

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She Rocks Fitiness

LOVE the size of your nut butter serving…as I like to call it “heaping” T is the way to go when it comes to any nut butter honestly. Thanks for always hosting Jenn and have a great day!

Frances Stiles

I just Love the idea of carrots with the hummus. I keep forgetting to buy the hummus. This week…it’s on the list! Have a great WIAW, Jenn!

cityandthecubicle.com

Woohoo, love this theme! Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Preshii the coily bombshell :)

Your snack plates look soooo yummy!! Especially that apple, nut butter, and cracker plate. Yum!!
I can’t wait to get some ideas from others! Tired of the same ol’ same ol!

Jenny

All of your snacks look incredibly yummy! Yay for date nights! 🙂

Linz @ Itz Linz

ok i need to focus on my sensible snacks this month!! since i’m out of school for summer and home a lot more i tend to snack… way too often haha i need to actually put together snack plates like you instead of standing in front of the pantry or fridge!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

I wish you’d track how much nut butter you go through. LOL! All of your eats look delish – especially that cheesecake. I don’t know that I could share!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often

That Chili burger looks amazing. I am looking forward to this months theme. I so need to vary my snack, i tend to eat the same thing everyday. I am not a cracker person since it goes right to my hips but think the carrots and Hummus or Tzatziki. Looking forward to getting some new ideas! Thanks for hosting!

Kim Lee

Your snack plates look irresistibly delicious! One of my all time favorite snacks is apple slices with nutbutter….heck, I’ll take anything with nutbutter!

CourtStar @ StarSystemz

Wow! You gave me a bunch of snack ideas, thanks! I was starting to get bored with my carrot’s + hummus! Have a snackity week 😉 Love + Shine CourtStar

Lauren

Thanks for hosting Jenn! I’m always inspired by all the veggies you eat in a day. 😀

kate marrin

Love, love, love snack plates. Make them for lunch/dinner too, especially for my three little girls. That way everyone gets something they like, and I can incorporate a fruit/vegetable for everyone! My favorite-cheese, crackers and fruit!

CeCe Blinka

I get your blog by email and I just want to THANK YOU for all of the amazing recipes you come up.
You have opened my eyes to all kinds of crazy delicious concoctions. =)

Michelle Thiele

This was my first time participating in WIAW, and I can’t for the life of me add my link. I’ve been trying all day, it keeps saying “The link you entered does not contain a backlink to this site.” At any rate, here’s my WIAW (with backlink to this site!). Thanks for sharing!

    Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

    Hey Michelle! Some blogs register with the link party widget as not being a blog and it has trouble reading codes and such on the site — I’m going to try to manually enter it and tinker around to see if I can get it fixed for ya! Welcome to the party! xo

Ellie

I’m the same way–I always need a variety of flavors and textures in my meals! There’s something about super crunchy toppings and additions that complete soft food. 😀

Jan Sproutsnsquats

I wish we had that babybel cheddar here, they only have the original flavour in Australia but it looks so good.

Loving your snack plates they look delicious.

Thanks as always for hosting WIAW 🙂

Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

I love the idea of using a lettuce wrap for your veggie burger! It seems so simple, but for some reason I never think to do it!

Karey @ Nutty About Health

I love your little snack plates! So cute & yummy! Gotta love the variety. 🙂

Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

I would seriously like to tear every single one of your snack plates up, and I still want to make you chili veggie burger. It’s on my list, so it will happen. Great eats, per usual.

Amy

Almond butter and Hummus are my favorites!
Thanks for all the ideas. I recommend making
your own hummus, its a snap in a good blender
and tastes so much better than store bought to me.

strengthinfreedom.com

I love sensible snacking month!! It was my favorite last year. Towards the end of spring I had cravings for cheese and apples and hummus every single day, so I made some snack plates that looked a lot like yours. They’re the BEST!

Hope you’re feeling well! Lots of love, Momma! XOXO

Kierston @candyfit

Woooaaah! that apple and pb snack plate looks awesome!

Have a great weekend!

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