WIAW 2015

As always, thanks to Jen at Peas and Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday. I for one am kind of happy that the holidays are behind me now and I can get back to normal when it comes to food. Don’t get me wrong, I love the festive food and family dinners, but I’ve also been missing my fruits and vegetables as well.

WIAW Breakfast January 7 2015

For breakfast I had a toasted English muffin with a little margarine, a Granny Smith apple (I love the crunch and sour flavour), and strawberry yogurt. I was feeling pretty lazy and was still only half awake so the toaster was the most complicated thing I could manage.

WIAW Lunch January 7 2015

I tried to recreate a dish I had ordered at a restaurant awhile ago for lunch. It was called a Thai chicken flatbread on the menu, and was exactly what it sounded like. For my homemade version I used some frozen pizza dough I had in the freezer. I let it thaw and then added some leftover sauteed chicken, sliced red peppers, a little cheese and some Thai sweet chilli sauce. It actually turned out pretty similar to the restaurant version. It was also incredibly easy to put together since the pizza dough was already made and the chicken was previously cooked. I’ll definitely be making this again.

WIAW Dinner January 7 2015

I’ve been on a bit of a quesadilla kick lately, and I continued it for dinner. My latest version consisted of an ancient grain tortilla with cheese, onions, green peppers, and ham inside. At first I wasn’t sure if the ham would be very good with the other ingredients I put in, but it ended up being pretty tasty. For some reason I was really hungry so I added some trail mix to my meal. I figured the healthy fats from the seeds and nuts would help to make me feel fuller.

Have you ever tried to recreate something you ordered at a restaurant? Tell me about it in the comments.

What I Ate Wednesday: Being Creative

8 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday: Being Creative

  • January 7, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Hi Fiona! I just found your blog on WIAW! Yes, I have tried to recreate so many things from restaurants. Some came out awesome and others, well, meh. The best thing I recreated (though put my own spin on it) was butternut squash raviolis with a chipotle sauce. I was pretty impressed with myself! So glad I found your blog! :)

    • January 8, 2015 at 11:23 am

      That pasta dish sounds delicious! Butternut squash is so versatile – you can use it so many different ways.

    • January 8, 2015 at 11:24 am

      Thanks! I knew I was taking a risk of it not turning out at all like the restaurant version, but I thought I’d give it a try anyways.

  • January 7, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    It is nice to get back to normal eating! I have not ever tried to recreate something I’ve ordered at a restaurant as I’m not the greatest cook and if I tried it would probably not be as good. :p So cool that you can do it!

    • January 8, 2015 at 11:25 am

      I agree, it’s definitely nice to get back to a normal schedule with work, school, eating and workouts after the holidays.

  • January 7, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Blond moment here. I was trying to figure out what type of salsa was with the quesadilla. Doh. It’s nuts and seeds. Ooops.

    Love your eats!

    • January 8, 2015 at 11:22 am

      I was actually out of salsa! I didn’t look in the fridge for it until I had already started making the quesadilla. You win some and you lose some.

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