It’s that time of the week again! What I Ate Wednesday. Or, if you’re like me, a brief overview of what I’ve been eating since my last WIAW post.
I’ve been eating a lot of the same things for the past week or two. While some would consider this a bad thing, I really don’t look at it like that. My diet constantly changes throughout the year, but if you look at it in smaller segments that’s when you start to think, “Gosh, doesn’t she ever eat anything else?”. Yes, I do, it’s called eating with the seasons and the weather and following my cravings. Get over it.
For example, in the summer, I would eat a lot of smoothies. Now that it’s colder out and I have early morning classes that I need to venture out for, I’ve been eating a lot of oats:
And when it’s not time for breakfast, you best believe I’m hankering for a big bowl of roasted squash:
But don’t think that I haven’t been trying anything new! This week I sought out a super simple recipe for lentil loaf, and I found one!
Super Simple Lentil Loaf
– 1 c lentils
– 6 slices bread, torn into small pieces
– 2 eggs
– 1 c vegetable broth
– 2 T tomato paste
– 1/2 tsp dried basil
– 1/4 tsp garlic powder
– 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
– 1 tsp dried parsley
– 1 T olive oil
1. Cook lentils according to package (will vary depending on variety of lentils used).
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
3. In a large bowl, mix together cooked lentils, bread, eggs, broth, and herbs/spices. Spread into prepared pan.
4. Bake for 40-50 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 272kcal; 19g protein; 43g carb; 4.25g fat
The end of the semester is nearing! I can feel it! Just 17 more class days plus a week of finals. Okay, so I make it sound sooner than it is (I have my last final on December 15), but that makes it sound so much better! I feel like this semester has kind of flown by. Between me training and all the stuff that has happened with my mother I have no idea what the next semester will bring me. I just know that I’m ready for a clean slate.
Hey WIAW readers! Do me a favor? Vote in this poll on what saying you think I should get printed on my shirt for when I run my MARATHON this April!
Also, be sure to check back on SUNDAY for another new recipe for the holidays!
Here’s a little teaser:
See you Sunday! And EAT HAPPY!