Happy WIAW everyone! I am going to be showing you what I ate yesterday — so this is technically a ‘What I Ate Tuesday’.. but I’m still showing it on Wednesday so there ya go! Thanks as always to Jenn for throwing this shin-dig together. Also, at the end of this post I have a great give away for all of you! Make sure to enter 🙂

For breakfast, which was eaten around 8:15-8:30, I whipped up some ‘Pumpkin Cheesecake Oats’ — these were amazing and I will definitely be making them more often.

It’s really simple to make these. What you’ll need:

-1/2 cup plain oats
-1 tbsp chia seeds
-about one cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any milk you prefer)
-1 dash each of sea salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice
-2 tbsp lowfat plain cottage cheese
-2 tbsp pure pumpkin
-1 tbsp low sugar maple syrup

Directions: Stir oats, chia seeds, milk, and spices+sea salt over heat. Once thoroughly cooked, transfer to your bowland mix in the cottage cheese and pumpkin. Then drizzle the maple syrup on top if you choose!

This kept me full for a while. I didn’t eat lunch until 1:00. On Sunday night, I roasted some sweet potato, eggplant, and tempeh in the oven at 350 degrees for about twenty minutes. I simply chopped the eggplant and sweet potato and sprinkled olive oil and sea salt over them. For the tempeh, since I purchased it plain, I marinated it in an Asian ginger dressing for a little while before placing it into the oven. Both the vegetables and tempeh are delicious and together they create a healthy, filling lunch. I also throw in a 60 calorie string cheese for fun 🙂

(FYI, I picked at a granola bar throughout the day — I usually have about half before lunch and the other half after)

I also did something yesterday that I never do — I booked a last minute hour massage appointment for right after work. After a weekend of not working out, I worked out on Monday and my body was so stiff. I literally suffered through my workout and I know it’s because I’m just tight and sore–primarily in my back and legs. There’s plenty of reasons for this — running around the city, being busy, and working out–but I needed to fix it so I decided to skip the gym and get a massage instead! I booked my appointment through Lifebooker which is a discount beauty website that includes manicures, massages, hair treatments, you name it. Check it out!

Dinner was pretty simple:

And that was my day of food! Let’s get to the give away. Muir Glen is an amazing company that is committed to selling certified organic tomato’s. All of their tomato’s are canned without any preservatives or chemical additives. Muir Glen wants to give a StephSnacks reader the opportunity to win one of their ‘Reserve Kits’. The Reserve Kit includes:

The kit contains:

-One 14.5 oz can Reserve Harvest Sunset Organic Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
-One 14.5 oz can Reserve Harvest Sunset Organic Diced Tomatoes
-One 14.5 oz can Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
-One 14.5 oz can Muir Glen Organic No-Salt Added Diced Tomatoes
-A recipe booklet featuring a variety of recipes created by award-winning chefs from around the country made with the 2011 Reserve Tomatoes

To enter, simply comment here by telling me why eating organic is important to you! For additional entries, follow me on Twitter, @StephSnacks, and follow my blog by clicking on the “Sign Me Up!” tab to the right — leave me a comment for each of these. I will choose a winner on Sunday night, October 14th.

Good luck!


14 responses to “WIAW

  1. Mmmm I am addicted to pumpkin cheesecake and order it everywhere I go so that oatmeal looks and sounds perfect :)…unfortunately I don’t like tomatoes though 😦

  2. Okay.. I’m not commenting for the giveaway, but I just wanted to say that all of your food looks really great! Especially that modge podge salad. Oh. And Pumpkin for breakfast is always an A in my book 😀

  3. Thanks for sharing the pumpkin cheesecake recipe with us. It sounds and looks amazing!!

  4. I love tomatoes and I love eating organic so I don’t have to worry about what I’m putting in my body!

  5. I enjoy eating organic because it makes me feel good about what I am putting into my body, and enables me to not have to worry about added pesticides, etc. that are completely unnecessary for producing delicious food.

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  7. The omelette looks delicious! I hardly go a day without eggs 🙂 An hour massage sounds awesome.. I need to incorporate more stretching and possibly some yoga in my routine because I have felt awfully tight as well.

  8. i’d love to give these a try! hope i win!

    i like eating organic because it makes me feel better about what i’m eating!

  9. I eat organic because I don’t like eating food with chemicals in it thanks

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