What I Ate Wednesday September 17 2014

I frantically started getting this post together only to realize it was Monday. Uh…. whoops. But it’s finally Wednesday and time for me to reflect on a yummy day of face stuffage!

One tiny catch… pretend my breakfast is present in the line-up! I’ve been waking up at ungodly hours and scarfing it in the dark, barefoot, standing in the kitchen like an animal. It’s been the same every morning lately: muesli cereal with almond milk and a banana, or a bagel with cream cheese and a banana. I think it has something to do with the fact that my dinners have hit early bird proportions. Thanks to my uber early brekkie, lunch is super early, and dinner is [spoiler alert!] also freaking early. I’m talking 5-6 pm early. I basically eat when Mia eats, which is screwing up my internal foodie clock and circadian rhythm and basically, throwing me off my game. The only bonus is that sometimes when I wake up at the butt-crack of dawn, I get a quick skype session with the husband before he goes to bed. It’s glorious! Even better is when he manages to stay up just a wee bit later and say good morning to the chickpea. My heart basically bursts into 1000 pieces and I want all. the. babies. Then I quickly come to my senses as my toddler [what!? baby! she’s still my baby!] attempts to scale my hair like I’m Rapunzel. Ouch kid, ouch.

How on earth did we get on the subject of babies? Breakfast! We were talking about breakfast! It’s a chore keeping my crazy brain on task lately. Let’s move on to lunch:

What I Ate Wednesday

Sweet Potato Irish Nachos

I satisfied my craving for all things cheesy by making a plate of sweet potato nachos! I’ve blogged my yummy recipe for them before, but essentially you’ll want to roast, bake, or boil your sweet potato discs and load them with all your favorite nacho toppings. I used grass-fed pasture raised moo cow seasoned with a little bit of cumin, chili powder, garlic, and cayenne along with sweet mini peppers, green onion, and a dollop of greek yogurt. Oh and cheese. So much cheese.

Dinner was equally as cheesy… oops.

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

annnnd dessert:

Mini Magnum Bar

It’s a bit blurry because I was too preoccupied with getting this bad boy into my face! I’ve been beyond famished lately and taking full advantage of the fact that I can finally eat without being in crazy ridiculous abdominal pain. Hence the cheese and ice cream palooza =) Delish!

I’ve also been catching up on my draft folder which is filled with entirely too many secret recipes that I need to get on this blog before I explode from excitement. Stay tuned.

Until then, here’s a peek at what the chickpea ate:

Chickpea WIAW

She’s my hero.

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  • Fabulous intro. You had me cracking up the entire time. Like an animal scarfing down breakfast in the kitchen. Please continue to eat all the cheese and then blog about it. It makes my heart happy. Us cheese worshippers have to stick together.

  • I know everyone has been saying this, but sweet potato nachos!! Yum!!! Thanks for doing this every week BTW 🙂

  • Ummm I never say ‘no’ to cheese and ice cream. Only ‘hells yes.’

  • Your little one is the cutest! Those sweet potatoes look fab. Thanks for hosting the weekly link up!

  • OH MY GOODNESS those loaded sweet potatoes! I WANT! YUM. And yay for the Skype sessions. Love the chickpea photo! 😉

  • The picture of your little one is adorable!

  • jillian

    mmm i want that soup!! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  • I was just going to say — early dinner just means more time for dessert! 🙂 How are those magnum bars?

    Thanks for hosting this awesome linkup as always!

    • Jenn

      Awesome! I buy the minis [the almond is my favorite!] and it’s the perfect amount of sweet!

  • I must try sweet potato nachos. That is genius!

  • No way! early dinnertime is 4:30pm when I eat…everyday! Haha! But my day also starts at 4:30am so….. it evens out!

  • Hey! I was wondering, I can’t get my link up to work? I tried to upload it without the backup link…any tips?

    • Jenn

      I think it worked! LMK if it’s still not showing up!

      • Awesome! Thank you, I will 🙂 By the way, love your blog and the party! Favorite party ever;)

      • Hmmm..still not seeing it? At least the link….thoughts?

        • Jenn

          Let me try manually adding it! Brb!

          • OK, great thanks:)

          • VICTORY!! Thanks so much:)

          • Jenn

            Happy to help! xo

  • Your little one is soooo adorable! 🙂 squish her for me 🙂

    • Jenn

      Squishing!!! <3 Thanks Chelsea!

  • Have you been waking up too early? Getting enough sleep and putting something in the slowcooker overnight helps create time to make more appealing meals 🙂

    • Jenn

      Oh no! I can’t sleep with the smell of yummy food wafting through the house. I tried that twice and was up all night!