WIAW~Veggie Stock Up!

Oh Happy Day!!  No, really, It Is!! It’s What I Ate Wednesday~Love Your Veggies and now I actually have some veggies!  WIAW is that wonderful thrill ride of food and fun which is the brain child of Jenn over at Peas & Crayons!  When you’re finished reading here, please hurry over there to catch up on all of the great doings and be sure to leave some comments …we all love comments! 😉  So here we go!

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It’s hard to explain how lost I felt when I didn’t have my usual stock of veggies in the fridge.  They are my anchor and my support when it comes to food.  Veggies are what keep me going in following Weight Watchers.  When I don’t have them, I stand there sight seeing in the fridge and freezer trying to come up with something to have for my meals! 

A trip to the produce market helped me to feel a much more secure.  I purchased plum tomatoes (the best!), red bell peppers, zucchini, Romaine lettuce and baby spinach.  I tried not to get carried away because my fridge space is limited and it get’s frustrating trying to find places for all of it.  This all fit nicely!

I also grabbed some pink lady apples and come clementines which were only $5 for the crate.  Better price than I’ve seen in a while.  So excited!

Now I feel calm and in control.

I made myself a delicious little lunch plate.

I remembered that I had cottage cheese in the fridge so a half cup of that accompanied by a half cup of the egg salad I made on Monday was perfect with some carrots and celery which I’d pre chopped also on Monday.  Having the egg salad ready is a great idea for lunches.  Having the veggies prepped and in the fridge is a long standing WW trick to help avoid snacking issues.  I need to do it more often and I plan to from now on.

For dinner, I couldn’t resist one of my Big Purple Bowl salads!

To flash…

Or not to flash…

I’m never sure which looks better.  Either way it tasted great!  Romaine, green bell peppers, celery, plum tomato, crock pot black beans ( yes, I’m Still working on them!) shredded cheese and balsamic vinaigrette.  Very tasty and so filling I didn’t have Any snacks after dinner.  I kept thinking that I had clementines and apples, but just never really felt like I needed them.

So that’s it for me for WIAW.  I feel so much better now that I’m re-stocked.  It’s always a good idea to have the things on hand that keep you on track.  That’s the way to be successful!

Don’t forget to rush over to Peas & Crayons now to check out all of the fun.  We all love it when you visit!

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!!

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20 responses to “WIAW~Veggie Stock Up!

  1. your lunch looked so cute! And I certainly would have been happy with it but I would need relish on the cottage cheese!

  2. Unfortunately if your taking a photo at night you gotta flash. Too bad we can’t eat all our meals in the daylight huh. Or when I make something really beautiful I think, “Oh I won’t be able to take a good picture of this”.

  3. I feel lost without my veggies, too! I almost always start there when planning a meal–and if there’s no starting point in the fridge, what then?? And glad to see balsamic vinegar getting some love over here too! One ingredient with so much flavor–perfect for salads!

  4. I agree, without veggies in my life.. well things just seem wrong haha
    Your eats look great Fran, nice and balanced!

  5. I feel you on the lighting photography issue! It’s so hard to take good pictures without daylight. I usually try and find the most well lit part of my house (usually my coffee table) and take my picture there instead of using flash. I find the pictures are more true to life that way.

  6. I’m still trying to figure out when flash/no flash is better, too – its kind of a toss up depending on the picture, I suppose. Anyway, I totally blank out when my produce supply is running low. Its my meal-making crutch lol

  7. ugh, i’m so excited to get all stocked up! my organic produce delivery arrived today, but i arranged it so it was almost all fruit. i have 7 gigantic bananas, 3 pears, and 7 apples, so i should be good for work snacking for the next week or more.

    tomorrow, my grocery list includes all sorts of things to make salads like you and andie keep showing on your blogs. 🙂 awesome inspiration, lady bug.

  8. Weighting For 50

    Hi Fran….you could be a food stylist! LOVE the lunch platter!!
    Have a great Thursday.

  9. I agree – I rely on vegetables to fill up my plate and keep me satisfied. I feel totally lost if I don’t have them!

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