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What I Ate Wednesday #12

Posted by Sinfully Nutritious

What I ate Wednesday is based on my Tuesday meals this week.  It was a busy day between school, work, getting ready for Mya’s violin concert and doing a two week grocery shop. 
After my cardio session, breakfast was my usual tofu scramble for me and Andy.  It was full of peppers, onions, kale, shitake mushrooms, leftover sweet and white potato and tofu of course. I served Andy’s with a whole grain English muffin.
Veg tofu scram em
veg scramble
Mya wanted a tofu-egg, “ham” and “cheese” breakfast sandwich.  She ate every bite!  egg mc mya
Once Mya was off to school, it was time to get to the store to grocery shop for a two week supply of healthy foods.  I choose Wegman’s today, which usually fills most of my needs.  I was a little disappointed in the produce today.  They were out of most of what I needed.  It makes me frustrated that there is no shortage of junk food on the shelves, but no priority to have the organic potatoes, yams, mushrooms, kale, and a few other necessities stocked. How can the healthiest foods at the store have bare shelves at 9:00 am? 
Of course, I was getting hungry while checking out, I could smell the hot bar being stocked for lunch. Knowing that as soon as I got home to unpack the groceries, I would be running back out to see a few clients, I  gave in to my craving for Kung Pao tofu.  I ran my groceries to the car, loaded them up and went back in for fresh Kung Pao tofu, steamed veggies and some veggie lo mein.  I do love that they have calories info on tags above each item on the bar, I find it helpful in knowing the serving size before eating.  I filled up a container of tofu and two small veggie spring rolls for Andy and I to share. 
I bought the lo mein cold in a separate container in the pre-packed isle.  Here’s a tip, they only charge $8.00 for two pounds pre-packed, and $8.49 a pound if you buy it hot at the bar.  Two pounds is enough for me, Andy and Mya to eat, and enjoy a second meal.  I knew Mya would love some after school as she prepared for her concert.
kung pao tofu
Now, let’s talk dessert. I have been obsessively experimenting with baking small bars that are light and more nutritious than dessert to end a meal. 
Last week it was black bean brownies, this week it was LEMON BARS.  Oh how we love lemon.  Each batch that I test bake is gone within 24 hours.  My last batch was perfect. I think I’ve got it!  I am not ready to give out the recipe just yet, it needs a tiny bit of tweaking.  But these are magical lemony decadent bites that are coming in around 80 calories with only 5 grams of sugar.  They are sweet and tart but not in the sickening sweet way some bars are.  They are also gluten free, egg free, and dairy free.  Here is my latest batch. 
slice lemon bar
lemon bar whole
lemon bar cut
lemon bar
I squeezed in my second cardio session before Mya got home.  Once she arrived, I heated her up the lo-mien and tofu so she could eat in plenty of time for her concert. 
I worked in the office for another two hours, then it was dinner before the show.  I decided on a light salad.  I wanted some fruit and nuts on mine, Andy always likes olives and artichokes, Mya wanted a small salad with just spring mix, Italian dressing and some “bacon” bits on top.
My salad was so good.  It was spring mix, strawberries slices, thinly sliced red onion, thinly sliced tart apples, a few crushed pecans, some crumbled Daiya Jalapeno Garlic “cheese” and drizzled with some white balsamic vinaigrette.
strawberry pecan salad
upclose staw salad
Andy’s salad was spring mix, grape tomatoes, olives, artichokes, red onion, sunflower seeds, thin sliced of vegan mozzarella, and some white balsamic vinaigrette.
andy salad
andy salad upclose
I ended my dinner with a cup of decaf and anther small lemon bar before going to the show.
Mya preformed beautifully.  Although, she has no intention of participating in violin again next year.  She was disappointed she missed a soccer game last night, she asked if she really had to go to the concert, she said her soccer team needed her. So sweet. She loves her soccer team!
I hope you all have an awesome Wednesday!



  1. Happy WIAW! Everything looks so tasty!

    1. Thanks! I can't wait to get this recipe on paper to share.

  2. Yum, vegan lemon bars. My daughter asked her Nonna to make lemon bars this weekend. They are dairy-free, but I think she uses eggs. I'll have to try these!

    1. Joann, I will get this published as soon as I can. You won't believe the ingredients. Thanks so much for reading.

  3. i've never come across a vegan lemon bar! looks delicious!

    1. It has always been a craving of mine. I have been experimenting, I wanted it to be healthy yet a treat. I think I've got it! :)

  4. Mhmm, all the food in this post is making me hungry! Everything looks delish. :)

    Have an awesome weekend!

  5. I absolutely love all things flavoured lemon, so those bars look amazing! That breakfast scramble is also looking fantastic! :)

    1. Lemon, chocolate and coconut are my favorites. It all depends on the time of the month! ;)

  6. Your salad looks colourful which is great. I love your blog!

    1. Awe, thanks Sarah. I swear, the more colors in my food, the better I feel when I eat!


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