April 30th, 2014

What I'm Making and Eating

I enjoyed reading your responses to the running- weight maintenance post… it’s something we don’t talk about very often, but obviously, lots of women experience it!

For What I Ate Wednesday, I’m sharing some recent eats and projects.

This arrived yesterday…

Kombucha making supplies

I won a gift card to KombuchaKamp from Lindsay, and I’m so excited to finally have the push to make my own kombucha! I started my first batch yesterday… I’ll keep you posted on how it turns out.

As I was reading up on Kombucha making, I discovered it’s good for more than a happy gut, probiotics and another yummy fermented food.  It also has a profound impact on stress, calms asthma, IBS, eczema and is even beneficial for athletes to reduce inflammation and improve energy.  Who knew?

I also have a second fermentation experiment going on.  A friend gave me sourdough starter so now I have to keep it alive.  It’s another project I’ve been wanting to take on, so I hope I can remember to keep after it.

We’re halfway through the spring reset.  I cleaned up my diet a lot and have felt better cutting back on processed foods and dairy.  I haven’t been perfect- occasionally this baby asks for non-reset foods and I’m giving myself the okay to go with it.  But here are some of my better choices this past week:


Strawberry Protein Pancakes

Strawberry Protein Pancakes (used this recipe but subbed fresh strawberries)

Chia oatsOvernight Chia Oats


Mexican quinoaLeftover Mexican Quinoa with an egg

Quinoa saladLeftover quinoa with Trader Joe’s lentils, shredded carrots, tomato and avocado over greens for an easy salad


Tofu stir fryTofu Broccoli Stir Fry with Hard boiled eggs and Sprouts

Black bean mango tacosSweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

I should clarify that my appetite has been huge lately and the lunch and dinner photos are often serving one of at least 2, sometimes 3! :) This baby is growing.

Plus lots of smoothies, nuts and nut butter, fruit, guacamole with veggies, stove popped popcorn, and whatever else I can find for snacks.

Have you ever made kombucha or sourdough? Any tips for me?

What’s your current favorite snack?

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