WIAW – GreenDay

I know St. Patrick’s Day is a few days away, but I ended up with a very St. Patrick’s Day-ish day of green foods today.  I’d like to say it was planned, but, well, that would be a lie.  We are in the midst of Spring Break week down here in Texas and the munchkins are keeping me busy – hence the lack of meal planning.

Linking up with the What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW), hosted by Jenn at Peas and Crayons.  This month’s theme is, appropriately, Going Green.  I’d like to think I succeeded today, read on and see if you agree.I was inspired to experiment with some natural green food color, so the first thing through the juicer this morning was spinach, yielding this beautiful green juice.  

I covered it up and put it in the fridge for later in the day.

I then made myself some green juice for breakfast.  Today’s combo was romaine, kale, carrots, lemon, parsley and cilantro.  Sounds odd, but I found it really refreshing. I honestly feel so much better if I start my day with green juice, but more mornings than not I am less than thrilled with the prospect of cleaning out the juicer.  I try to juice 2-3 mornings a week.

I grabbed a handful of raw almonds and the kids and I were off to the gym.  After working out, showering and getting ready for the day, I ate a Luna Bar in the car on the way to the library.  Not a big fan of this bar – very little flavor and strange aftertaste.

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After the library, where I had to tell my daughter to ‘stop reading your new book and actually watch where you are walking in the parking lot,’ we came home to create a Pinterest inspired fruit plate for lunch.

I present the Fruit Rainbow:

Strawberries, Oranges, Pineapple, Kiwi, Black Berries, Blueberries, Whipped Cream

I’ve seen several versions of this on Pinterest lately, so I am absolutely not taking credit for the idea.  I’m just not sure where the idea started, so I ‘m not sure where to give credit.

This was a great project for the kids.  Strawberries and kiwi are easily cut with a butter knife, so my daughter (6) was in heaven having a task to do.  They both had fun arranging the fruit and had even more fun eating a lunch that included whipped cream (or Whoop Cream, as they call it).  I’ve also seen it done with Greek Yogurt if you’d like a healthier option.

We made an extra rainbow to take to the neighbors.  We also have lots of extra cut-up fruit to carry us through the next few days.

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I made a lunch of fruit and some green baked vanilla doughnuts – recipe coming Thursday.  My sister (who  saw the picture via text)  called them Shrek Doughnuts – which is a bit more catchy than Spinach Doughnuts.

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I also had some Green Tea Lemonade.

For dinner, we went to one of my favorite restaurants, named, you guessed it, Green.  I told you it was a Green Day!

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I had my usual, the Protein Salad.  {happy sigh}

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Chargrilled Tofu, Guacaomole, Spinach, Tomatoes, Quinoa Tabouleh, Carrots, Kale Salad, Raw Pecan Hummus and Chickpeas.

The raw pecan hummus is crave-worthy.  As in I call it Crack Hummus.  I need to figure out how they make it.

After dinner we took advantage of $1 scoop night at Baskin Robbins – it is Spring Break after all.

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I got the same flavor I’ve been ordering there since I was 7, Daiquiri Ice.  It’s greenish, so I say it counts towards my green day.

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Doughnuts for lunch and ice cream after dinner?  Not a bad day.  Are you green with envy?  :)

15 thoughts on “WIAW – GreenDay

  1. Omg, Daquiri Ice has been my favorite B&R flavor since I was a kid too! (#soulsisters) I love the fruit rainbow! And the green doughnut! I was just talking to my boys tonight about what we should make on St. Patrick’s Day–we may be borrowing these ideas! I love all of your food, and am really craving a green juice right now. If it wasn’t 11:24pm and I wouldn’t have to clean the juicer, I would totally make some. Perhaps in the am.

  2. I seriously am green with envy! That dinner is exactly what I would have wanted, too. And the rainbow is gorgeous! I haven’t seen that idea yet, I’m definitely gonna try it.

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