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What I Ate Wednesday #9

Posted by Sinfully Nutritious


For me, today was all about veggies and whole grains.  I figured I would take a day break for my normal fabulous breakfast of a tofu scramble, for something a little more classic. Cold cereal. Jazzed up cold cereal, that is.  Full of protein, fiber, antioxidants and superfoods.

Super Cereal

Here is my ultimate cereal bowl: A blend of a few cold cereals, Uncle Sam’s for protein and fiber, Unsweetened Shredded Wheat-fuls for fiber and because I love them, organic Cornflakes for crunch, Puffed Wheat for low calorie volume and a tiny bit of Flax Plus Granola for a touch of sweetness and crunch.

Just the Flakes

One top are my super stars, hemp seeds for protein, chia seeds for essential fatty acids, dried goji berries for antioxidants, raisins for sweetness, banana for volume, flavor and potassium, dried tart cherries and cranberries for more flavor and antioxidants, and some crushed pecans for crunch and additional efa’s.

Goodies on top

The milk is my absolute favorite, Almond Breeze  “Almond Coconut Milk”.  It is to die for good. It does have some sugar, I limit myself to using it just for cereal.  I use unsweetened almond milk in my smoothies.  On my cereal, I will walk the extra five minutes for the 30 additional calories of the almond coconut milk.  The  almond coconut is 60 calories per cup, the unsweetened almond milk is only 35 calories per cup.  But it pales in comparison to taste when drinking it straight.

This is a much more calorie dense breakfast than I usually eat.  I needed the energy for an intense workout ahead. Here are the stats for this big bowl that kept me full till lunch. Nuts and seeds have a lot of fat, but it is quality fat that is necessary for our brains, so don’t let that number scare you. The sugar came from the banana (8g) and the raisins and cranberries.

Stats: 490 calories, 20g fat, 16g protein, 18g sugar, 17g fiber, 50% daily calcium, 37% daily iron

super cereal ingredients P1040986

Onto lunch. Ever since I made polenta on Easter, Mya has been asking for it again and again.  So, I figured I would make it for our lunch and Mya’s after school snack. 

I started by making corn grits in a large pot using water with low sodium vegetable cubes instead of plain water and salt.  When it was thick and just about done, I added a small handful of Daiya cheese, and some herbs and spices.  I poured the polenta into a greased casserole dish to cool. 

polenta and raw veggies

While my polenta cooled, I cooked up some veggies for on top.  Onions, portabella, kale, garlic, sundried tomatoes, and white kidney beans.  The polenta was cut into 10 squares and was topped with the veggies and some Daiya cheese. Then placed in a pre-heated oven for about 10 minutes to warm through and melt cheese.

One slice prepared below was one serving.

Stats per serving: 278 calories, 5g fat, 11g protein, 6g sugar, 8g fiber, 14% daily calcium and 23% daily iron.


cooking veg polenta squares

polenta out of oven

poenta done1

After lunch Andy and I shared a leftover slice of Raw Coconut Cream Pie from Easter.  It was a slice of heaven! Calories don’t count if sharing this small slice, right? Smile

Raw coconut cream pie

After forcing myself through my second round of cardio while still being sore from yesterday’s boot camp, I was ready to make dinner. Not pictured,  I shared a small mixed berry protein shake with Andy and Mya while while I prepared dinner to go in the oven.

I was really looking forward to this meal.  Tempeh “Meat”Loaf with baby new potatoes, corn and a hot carrot and apple muffin. Heavenly…I am so glad I pushed through the cardio to enjoy this meal!

Stats for 1 plate serving, which includes 1 slice tempeh loaf, 1 muffin, 1 medium potato, 1/3 cup corn, and 2 tsp. earth balance buttery spread.

Stats for plate: 521 calories, 12g fat, 19g protein, 12g fiber, 6g sugar, 8% daily calcium, 25% daily iron.

tempeh meatloaf

 slice tempeh meatloaf

Dinner Plate


apple carrot muffins

I hope you also had a wonderful day of meals.  I know we enjoyed them all.  Maybe too much!  Have a great Wednesday.



  1. I love the idea of combining all those cereals! And is there are recipe for the raw coconut cream pie? All your meals look fantastic.

    1. Hi Julie! I love combining cereals. The coconut cream pie recipe will be posted. I have to get it on paper, it was a trial that turned out fabulous! I will replay again when it is posted.

  2. Amazing meals! That is one healthy breakfast cereal too. You are an inspiration.

    1. Thanks Jo, I appreciate the compliment. Inspiring people to eat healthy and try new foods is my goal. Thanks so much for reading.

    2. I also want to let you know that I have selected you for a Liebster Blog Award! Thanks for all your fabulous healthy food ideas. You can read about it at


    3. Joann, Thank you so much. I am so happy, you have made my day. There are a lot of bloggers out there who feel like they are just blogging to themselves sometimes. I will be happy to pass along the Liebster Blog Award to some of them as well. Thank you for this opportunity. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. The meatloaf looks awesome! I love all the nutrient-dense ingredients!

  4. On my cereal, I will walk the extra five minutes for the 30 additional calories of the almond coconut milk.

    This is a hugely distorted and disordered view of food and exercise. Yes, there is a "calorie in/calorie out" balance to be considered, but maybe no so bluntly vocalized. This comment makes you seem a bit obsessed, and is not a positive influence for any impressionable readers who might stumble upon your blog.

  5. Hi, fellow health freak here :) I found you through Joann. Awesome blog you have!!! I'm big on almond and rice milk and use the sweetened stuff in my coffee and on top of oatmeal - delicious! All of your dishes look -so good-!


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