What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu

A lot is suddenly going on right now, so I’ll have to be brief today for WIAW. Updates and more posts coming soon!

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Breakfast: iced coffee and green smoothie (aloe water, tart cherry juice, frozen strawberries, acai berry powder, moringa powder, chia seeds).

teaching yoga

I taught a power yoga class and then took an all-levels vinyasa class.

homemade roasted eggplant sandwich

Lunch: sandwich with homemade pesto (basil, garlic, olive oil, almonds), mayo, mustard, cheese, capers, roasted eggplant (with turmeric, cumin, paprika) and mixed greens.

Beanitos chips for lunch

We had some white bean and sea salt Beanitos chips on the side. These are so delicious! And they’re basically all protein.

moving bricks

Kiyo and I had to move bricks for my mom; they were heavy and it felt like a workout! Then I did my barbels, 30 pounds. I also practiced some forearm stands, I’m getting better but still not there without the wall.

salad with veggie burger

Dinner: We made salads with the mixed greens and daikon from our CSA box, topped with a veggie burger (these are from Costco, are made with sweet potato and sunflower seeds and are a great option if you’re not a big fan of mushrooms). I made us a dressing by pureeing our leftover roasted eggplant with tahini, sesame oil and Greek yogurt. It was a bit too thick but tasted good. I also had a glass of white wine, and (not pictured) some chocolate chips for dessert.

Total estimated calories: 1,800

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What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu

Happy Hump Day and What I Ate Wednesday! This is actually what I ate on a recent Saturday. Hurricane Ana was supposed to hit, but luckily we just got a lot of rain and wind.

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First I taught my power yoga class, and then I stayed at the studio to take the next class, a 75-minute vinyasa flow. I actually really enjoy going to and teaching yoga when the weather is stormy. It’s so cozy to be inside practicing when it’s rainy and windy outside. I had a coffee before the first class, and then I snacked between classes and after the second class. My snacks were:

  • Half a cup of pistachios
  • 1 light Babybel cheese
  • Half a grapefruit (from our organic farm CSA box)
  • 1 apple banana (also from the box)

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After yoga I headed to the park to watch a family friend’s soccer game. It was so rainy and windy out, we all had to crouch under an umbrella with rain coats on, and we still got pretty wet! Afterwards I snagged a clementine and a small slice of pizza from the kids’ food table. Don’t worry, I waited until after all the little soccer players had eaten their fill!

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After that, I hung out at home getting some work done and reading. My cat, Holly, hung out inside with me. She’s usually an outdoor cat but Kiyo and I like to let her in to hang out with us; she’s getting really spoiled!

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For dinner, Kiyo made flatbreads topped with leftover pot roast. I sauteed some chard from our farm box in bacon fat and Tahitian lime (also from the box… can you tell that our entire lives now revolve around these boxes?). We spread homemade pesto on the bread (made with almonds, olive oil, garlic and basil from the CSA box) and topped it all off with shredded cheddar and Parmesan cheese. This dinner was so delicious that I ate the whole thing (we each made our own) even though it was huge!

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What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu

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This WIAW is jam-packed full of food and physical activity. When I’m physically active, I become ridiculously hungry and also need a large amount of sleep. Here’s what one of my active days recently looked like.

8:00 AM: Breakfast

I had an iced coffee with stevia and a smoothie (nettle leaf iced tea, tart cherry juice, lemon juice, acai powder, green super food powder, ice, chia seeds).

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9:00 AM: Yoga

I taught a Morning Flow yoga class at Yogaloha (if you’d like to come to one of my classes check the October schedule here). It was my first time teaching this class and I loved it!

10:30 AM: More Yoga!

I took the next class, which was CORE Yoga. Since the Morning Flow class was small, I practiced along while I taught; so after this second class my muscles were starting to feel sore and I was starving!

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12 Noon: Snack

I wanted to cook for lunch, so first I quickly peeled and ate an organic carrot to stave off that hangry feeling.

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We’ve eaten so many fresh, local veggies lately thanks to our Ma’o Organic Farms box. I promise to write a full post about it soon! We got a ton of dandelion greens this week, so I chopped up a whole head for lunch.

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I sautéed the greens with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, black pepper and Maui onion salt.

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12:30 PM: Lunch

We had some leftover foccacia bread, so I toasted that up with butter. I scrambled the greens with three eggs with half a cup of cottage cheese. I know that might sound strange, but honestly it just mixes in with the eggs and you can’t even tell the cheese is in there. Kiyo hates cottage cheese and he didn’t even realize I’d fed it to him! Cottage cheese is great to add to your diet because it has probiotics and is super low in fat and sugar, and high in protein. I ate my eggs with mayonnaise and ketchup (yes, both, it is delicious!).

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What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu

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I started my day yesterday with a big iced coffee with stevia and almond milk. Lately I’ve been so tired, but I don’t know why; maybe it has to do with being on a new schedule, or perhaps it’s just my body readjusting to the weather in Hawaii.

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About an hour later, after some errands, I made a smoothie with (right to left) nettle leaf tea, tart cherry juice, lemon juice, acai powder and green super food powder (not pictured: ice).

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The smoothie tasted good but it didn’t look pretty, and it actually had the consistency of juice.

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Recently I ordered prickly pear extract with aloe, on Amazon. You take just a drop a couple of times a day. Prickly pear is a cactus that can lower blood glucose by decreasing the absorption of sugar in the stomach and intestine. Some researchers think that it might also decrease cholesterol levels, prevent hangovers, and kill viruses in the body. It also tastes good!

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Amigos Taqueria y Tequila, Westerly

Mexican food Westerly RI

About a year ago, my friend Nicole and I drove from NYC to visit Maggie in Connecticut. She lives right on the border between Connecticut and Rhode Island, so we actually mostly hung out in Rhode Island. One night we had dinner in the cute little town of Westerly, at Amigos Taqueria y Tequila.

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They have lots of fun drinks and flavored margaritas (not sure why I didn’t take a picture of those, whoops). Maggie had tacos, served with a side of rice and beans. Nicole and I split a huge burrito. The food was good, nothing bad but also nothing outstanding. If you’re in the area with a craving for Mexican food, it’ll do.

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Amigos Taqueria y Tequila

Location: 2 Canal St, Westerly, RI 02891 Phone: (401) 315-5800

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