Spicy Veggie Hash {plus WIAW}

Hey friends!  I have an incredibly busy day ahead but I wanted to pop in and share an easy yet delicious recipe plus WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday).  I am intrigued to read what other people eat on a day-to-day basis whether it’s a celebrity, a dietician or just another blog I read.  So here’s how yesterday’s food looked:


6am – Coffee (with almond milk creamer) & Jesus.  After my alarm goes off and I fully wake up (face washed, teeth brushed, contacts in), I head straight to the kitchen and start the coffee pot and take my vitamins.  I spend about 15-20 minutes doing my bible study questions for the day (still in John!).  I used to scroll through Instagram first thing in the morning but I’ve learned that’s not the best way for me to start the day.


6:30am – Time to break the fast and watch the news.  Greek yogurt + KIND Granola + Peanut Butter was the bowl of the day (and a typical breakfast two to three times a week).


6:45am – More coffee and creamer.  I add a scoop of collagen to this cup.  You can read all about the benefits of collagen here.  I did quite a bit of research before biting the bullet.


10am – I am currently fighting off germs.  I have a fever blister and I had the feelings of a cold coming on.  If you follow me on SnapChat, you know that I put together a “cold chaser” shot:

1/4 tsp. oregano oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. honey
Pinch of Himalayan salt
It was absolutely horrific and I pray that it works.  Immediately after this shot, I reached for an orange for extra vitamin C and to get the awful taste out of my mouth.
12pm – I found myself with some extra time yesterday so I spent a little time in the kitchen preparing lunch. I typically reach for a smoothie or leftovers for lunch but I’m glad I pulled out the knife and put some effort into lunch.  I prepared a Spicy Veggie Hash and it was deeeelicous.  Plus I have leftovers for the rest of the week.  You do have to dirty up two pans – but it’s worth it. This recipe is incredibly filling and I loved the combination of the sweet potatoes with cinnamon and cumin.
Changes I made to the recipe:  I left out the tomato; I used a different cheese that I had on hand.
3pm – As usual, an afternoon snack!  I paired one of the muffins I made late last week with 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter.
 6:45pm – Following a walk with a friend, I threw together a salad that consisted of mixed greens, strawberries, avocado slices and avocado.  This combo is one of my absolute favorites and it totally made me crave spring.
7:10pm – Tea time.  I wanted something to sip on and reached for a warm cup of tea while I watched E! News.
In addition to the above, I also enjoyed two lime flavored carbonated water (similar to La Croix but an off brand) as well as lots of water.
Oh and a pickle around 4:30pm.

WIAW {what i ate wednesday}

I always find it fascinating to see what people eat – and if you don’t, sorry.

I snapped a pic of every single thing I ate yesterday.  So here we go…


6:15am – Olly Multi-Vitamin

This is by far my favorite vitamin – and it’s chewy!  I take these every morning as soon as I get home from the gym.  


7:10am – Breakfast.  This morning it’s hot oats in an almost-empty almond butter jar.

It was freezing out this morning (seriously, not cool) so I reached for a warm breakfast.  To make my oats:  1/3 cup old fashioned oats, 2/3 cup almond milk and a pinch of salt on the stovetop.  I actually let the oats and milk soak while I shower with no heat turned on.  When the oats are almost finished cooking, I add two egg whites for a little more protein and to make my breakfast seem bigger.  


7:30am – My second cup of coffee.

My first cup was drank between the vitamins and the oats while I had some morning quiet time.  My second cup is sipped while I watch “The Today Show” and read my favorite blogs.



10:45am – handful of almonds

I typically don’t reach for a mid-morning snack but I was hungry and I always keep something stashed in my purse.  Raw almonds to the rescue today.


12:15pm – Monday’s dinner + Tuesday’s dinner = Wednesday’s Lunch

I lucked out and my schedule allowed me to eat lunch at home.  So I topped a big bowl (yes, that’s a mixing bowl) of greens with some leftover quinoa and leftover avocado salsa.  Easy peasy.


2:45pm – Crackers and cheese plus a Coconut La Croix

I always eat an afternoon snack.  I adore La Croix and was feeling a little tropical today (aka I’m ready for warm weather to stay).  The crackers are the Blue Diamond Artisan Multi-Seed Crackers and the cheese was something random I found in the fridge that needs to be eaten before mold starts to grow.

4:00pm – Another unpictured Lime La Croix #obsessed


7:10pm – Smoothie bowl!

I typically don’t eat smoothies for dinner…except on Wednesday since I have an evening barre class.  I have been drinking Shakeology everyday for about six months now and while it’s not a cheap protein powder, I find that it’s benefits make it worth the price.  For me.  Most days I have my smoothie in the morning – 1 cup almond milk, 1 frozen banana, 1 scoop Shakeology, a generous shake of cinnamon, and some sort of nut butter.

And that’s a wrap.

So…what’s the BEST thing you ate yesterday?