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What I’ve Been Eating Wednesday

Hi and happy hump day! I’m here with nothing but food pictures for you today after yesterday’s hair extravaganza! Thanks for all your comments and compliments. Apparently I need to buy a curling iron and spend some time on YouTube if I want to master curling my own hair.

I started my day by teaching hot vinyasa at Y2 at 6:30 a.m. and I’m about to train a client. The rest of the day is meetings, computer work building a website and coaching CrossFit. I’m going to go for a quick run after this client to get my workout in. It’s sunny and high 60s in Charlotte today. Amazing weather!

Here’s what I’ve been eating the last few days!


Breakfast has been all about the pumpkin. Tuesday was pumpkin overnight oats with lots of chia seeds.


And this morning was hot pumpkin oatmeal with the following…

1/4 cup old fashioned oats
2 tablespoons quick cooking steel cut oats
dash of salt
dash of pumpkin pie spice
1/2 banana thinly sliced
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup water

Cooked on the stovetop on low for about 10 minutes. Vigorously stirred it with a wooden spoon right before serving and topped with the following.

Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter swirled in
Sunflower seed butter
Pumpkin seeds


Lunch has been the usual salad topped with salmon and lots of other goodies.


And something a little different…grilled cheese and bean and butternut chili. I’ll be posting the recipe for this chili this week. It’s my favorite chili ever!


Monday night dinner was leftover three ingredient pot roast over polenta and roasted brussles sprouts and mushrooms. I will also be posting the recipe for this pot roast soon. It’s my favorite pot roast recipe. I’ve been eating good this week!


And some pizza to wrap up the eats. I had dinner at a friend’s house last night and we made a variety of pizzas using Flat Out Wraps as crust. I had never tried this before but it turned out great. She pre-cooked the wraps by brushing them with olive oil and putting them in the oven under a low broiler until they were slightly crispy. I was tasked with topping the pizzas and had fun making different combinations.

Off to train! Have a great day!

{ 16 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Tamara November 6, 2013, 9:46 am

    Wow, your food all looks extra yummy!! Do you have a recipe for the pot roast?

    • 2
      Jen November 6, 2013, 10:58 am

      posting it later this week!

      • 3
        Tamara November 6, 2013, 10:59 am

        You rock, thanks a bunch!!

  • 4
    Michelle November 6, 2013, 10:48 am

    I love seeing a post from you every day. It’s always such a treat!

    • 5
      Jen November 6, 2013, 10:58 am

      thank you so much! 🙂

  • 6
    Amber November 6, 2013, 10:57 am

    Please post that recipe soon! I have a butternut squash sitting in my fridge that I’ve been wondering what to do with. I was going to make soup but chili sounds much yummier during these cold dreary days!

    • 7
      Jen November 6, 2013, 10:58 am

      okay! i’ll move it to top priority over the pot roast! 🙂

  • 8
    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run November 6, 2013, 10:58 am

    yum, lots of healthy comfort food.

  • 9
    Laura@ Fit Running Mama November 6, 2013, 11:31 am

    chili recipe sounds great– I’m loving all things pumpkin– Haven’t done overnight oats in forever because it’s colder but maybe I will try some again soon– yours looks great

  • 10
    She Rocks Fitness November 6, 2013, 11:48 am

    I’ve been all about pumpkin this week too! Pumpkin Pancakes, Pumpkin in my Greek yogurt, and tomorrow definitely making some Pumpkin Overnight Oats. 🙂 Have a beautiful day in Charlotte! XOOX

  • 11
    pamela November 6, 2013, 11:48 am

    Love the food and the hair. I never do my hair either for the same reason I don’t wear much make-up. I just never learned HOW.

    Can’t wait for the chile recipe. We’ve been eating it once a week at least. SO good.

  • 12
    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun November 6, 2013, 11:49 am

    That pizza at the bottom looks delicious! I really need to learn to cook like you!

  • 13
    colleen November 6, 2013, 12:06 pm

    I can’t wait for the pot roast recipe. That’s one of my husband’s most requested meals, but it’s my least fav. Perhaps your recipe will be a winner!

  • 14
    Katie @ running4cupcakes November 6, 2013, 3:13 pm

    3 ingredient pot roast – yum yes please!! Especially perfect in MN right now – we had snow this morning!!

  • 15
    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves November 6, 2013, 9:00 pm

    I can’t wait for the chili and pot roast recipes! Your meals always look so delicious. Especially the grilled cheese with chili!

  • 16
    Heather November 6, 2013, 11:25 pm

    Jen! I’ve been waiting for your apple bundt cake recipe all week – it better have priority over the pot roast and butternut squash! Or you could just treat us all to a mega recipe post…:P Loving these daily posts from you by the way!

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