What I Ate Wednesday!

Moving day in Davis is fast approaching and this means that the streets have begun to fill with moldy couches, boxy TVs, disfunctional personal heaters, and scraped up kitchenware. But that hasn’t stopped my room mate and I from ransacking the place. So far, we have ammassed a skateboard, a scooter, a bike, a personal air conditioner, an opened bag of Costco protein powder, and a few other… treasures. Theres nothing better to strip you of your pride than rummaging around another persons unwanted crap! But really, students throw away perfectly good things simply for lack of planning, and end up scouring the internet for the very things they threw away days earlier, once they move into their new apartment or home. After our early morning treasure hunt, I made myself a solid breakfast of grain free banana walnut bread and scrambled eggs with cheese. Oh, how I missed cheese!

Grain-free Banana Walnut Bread

After two rounds of tweaking, I am very happy with this recipe! The ‘bread’ is very moist and tastes just like banana nut bread, but it is high fiber and gluten free and quite paleo. Tastes delicious both hot and cold and is perfect for a snack or breakfast addition!

Recipe: Makes 3-4 servings

2 ripe bananas

1/4 cup ground flax seed

1 tbsp walnut butter (I made mine in the blender with just walnuts and a dash of salt and sugar!)

1 egg

1/2 tsp baking powder

dash cinnamon

dash salt

few drops vanilla extract

optional: 1/2 tbsp NuNaturals baking blend (you can sub sugar)

Directions – Simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned.

2 eggs scrambled with 2 egg whites and a handful of cheddar with a slice of grain free banana walnut bread and a slather of walnut butter

After that wonderful breakfast, I went to my internship and got to look at a human embryo in the embrology lab! It was a growing blastocyst that was about to be transferred to one of the patient’s uterus. You could see the zona pelucida and the replicating cells! Badass.

Then it was time for lunch!

Healthified Nachos

This recipe has over 30 grams of protein and is gluten free (as long as you use corn chips) and extremely delicious.

Recipe: Serves 1

1/3 lb extra lean ground turkey

1/3 red bell pepper

1/4 cup onion, chopped

1/4 cup cheddar cheese

sour cream

salsa

1/4 avocado

1/4 tomato

1/2 cup lettuce, chopped

salt, cumin, lots of chili powder

fajita seasoning (or make your own by combining chili powder, salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin)

tortilla chips

Directions – Spice the ground turkey with chili powder, cumin, salt, fajita spices, everything Texican that you got. Dice up the red bell pepper and onion and cook in a non stick pan on the stove. Add the ground turkey and let cook, occasionally stirring.

Dice the tomato and lettuce and place into a bowl. Add in a spoonful of sour cream, and a dash of cumin and fajita seasoning. Mix well. Spoon onto a plate.

Once the meat is almost cooked through, add the cheese. Once the cheese is melted, transfer the turkey, bell pepper, and onion onto your plate, on top of the lettuce and tomatoes. Top with chopped avocado, salsa, and additional sour cream. Serve and eat with a handful of tortilla chips!

Then I went to Genetics lecture… and fell asleep because I was digesting that amazing lunch. No matter though, I only missed a small segment about vectors and DNA splicing – which I learned about ad nauseum in that terrible biochemistry lab last quarter. After lecture and food digestion, I headed to the pool for the first time in ages!

Back in the pool after 6 months work out

500 meter warm up

50 meter left arm only, 50 meter right arm only

50 meter swim on left side, 50 meters swim on right side

50 meter catchup drill, 50 meter zipper drill

100 meters, breathe every 5 strokes

100 meters, breathe every 7 strokes

150 meters, breathe every 9 strokes

400 meter kick, with board

50 meter FAST, 50 meter swim with paddles

100 meter FAST, 100 meter with paddles

repeat the last 2, then warm down 200 meters

Dinner time!

Sauteed shrimp, bok choy, and egg plant with a honey nut miso sauce

This dinner was SO quick and easy to make! The peanut sauce was so good I was scraping away at my plate like I had OCD.

Recipe: Serves 1

~10 raw shrimp

2 cups bok choy, chopped

1 cup egg plant, chopped

optional: 1/2 cup wild rice

honey

tamari

coconut oil (for the pan)

Directions – Saute the shrimp on the stove with a pat of coconut oil, a dash of tamari sauce and a drizzle of honey. Once cooked all the way through, about 3 minutes, set aside on a plate. Saute the eggplant and bok choy until tender. While they are cooking, prepare the peanut sauce. Once the bok choy and eggplant are tender, remove from heat and toss with the peanut sauce.  Plate the bok choy, egg plant, and shrimp. Top with peanuts and enjoy!

For the honey nut miso sauce –

~ 1 1/2 tbsp peanut butter

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp rice vinegar

1/2 tbsp tamari sauce (or soy)

1 tsp miso

Directions – Mix together! The consistency will vary depending on your peanut butter and honey, feel free to tweak.

Dessert was a warm homemade rum raisin carrot cookie with a scoop of vanilla bean gelato! The cookie was made from carrot pulp left over from my roomie’s boyfriend’s juice obsession. Recipe later cause this post is already far too long!

And that was…

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36 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday!

  1. Homemade rum raisin carrot cookie sounds sooo good! I’ve been loving walnuts lately too, so I might just have to make that grain free banana bread ASAP! So many delicious healthy fats in there. I want to try the honey nut miso sauce too, maybe with tofu though. Oooh I’m bookmarking this page, there is so much good stuff in here!

  2. OH MA GAWDDDD. Karli and I were honestly looking for a high fiber, low sugar banana bread recipe two days ago. My first stop was here! We must communicate telepathically. Miss you, love this as always. Can I request a back to school packed lunch or dinner dish sometime this month (veg)?

  3. Yum, your banana bread sounds great! Do you think an egg replacer would work in place of the egg since I’m vegan? If it does, I love that your recipe is both vegan and gluten-free!

  4. mmmm walnut butter. must. try. please. now.
    I love bok choy a whole lot, especially when sauteed with garlic!
    that breakfast looks like it would hold you over for awhile and I totally fall asleep after lunch!

  5. I’m a first-time commenter, but I had to finally check out your blog since I remember your picture from last week’s WIAW 🙂 I like how excited you look to eat whatever treasure you’re holding up in the pic!

  6. Love that you scored so many great treasures! Also love all the food in this post – specifically that grain-free bread and the shrimp dish. Mmmm. I shouldn’t read your blog before bedtime. I’ll probably dream of delicious food. 🙂

  7. Okay reason number 27 that I need to friggin’ find some miso SOMEWHERE.

    >.O

    That looks amazing. Also can’t wait to see the cookie recipe.

    I LOVE carrot cake. Husband does not. So I don’t make it. Single-size cookies though? Perfect. Plus… rum.

    I mean… rum. Clearly it’s gonna be amazing.

  8. You are so cute! And I loved seeing all these yummy items…from the bread to the nachos to the shrimp…yum! Just too tasty! Thank you for sharing these delicious and inspiring recipes, my friend. I hope your weekend is full of laughter! Hugs from Austin.

  9. I am officially obsessed with you. for numerous reasons. There, I said it. paleo banana bread – you know the way to my heart! Evidently trying this soon. Second, the peanut sauce & shrimp is my fave combo EVER and i literally eat it all the time. Thirdly, I have been making swarms of paleo carrot coconut muffins from the pulp left over from my juicer ever since i got it in june! It is the best idea ever. great minds think alike 🙂 Good luck with the new school year!

  10. Ok seriously I’m way behind of posts but all of your foods look SO SO SO good. So good. Especially since I’m on a 7 day veg and fruit cleanse (ug).

    But I’m intrigued by your Paleo banana bread- there doesn’t seem to be enough of anything in it to make 3-4 servings… I mean that I’d probably eat all of it in one sitting (does that make any sense…? quanitity-wise for ingredients… nevermind). Looks delicious and moisty too!

    I’m all over that honey nut miso sauce when these 7 days are up!!!!

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