What We Ate Wednesday

17 Jul

It’s Wednesday!  And that means another look at some of our yummy eats from this week.  Maybe you will get some ideas from us about what you should get during your next grocery run…. 🙂

*Disclaimer:  We were not compensated for the products featured below, we just happen to enjoy them and hope you do too!

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If you are a long-time reader of our blog, you know of our crazy obsession for anything from Trader Joe’s (we’re serious).  In particular, TJ’s has some of the greatest cereals, so if you are ever in the market for an oatmeal alternative (we love oatmeal, but sometimes we like switching it up) this whole grain cereal is a must have!  It is crunchy and yummy like granola, yet has so many good things for you in it (think omega 3s and whole grains).

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We can’t forget Kashi!  Confession time:  We cheat on our beloved oatmeal with Kashi GoLean…Who can resist the crunchy goodness?  And all that protein?  These sisters are sold 🙂  This is the regular kind, but the Crisp variety is awesome!

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These little gems have yet to make it onto our dinner plates, but we are looking to you for suggestions.  How do you eat your sweet potatoes? We have read that this veggie is especially good for runners to eat (woo hoo), so we are eager to try our hand at baking/cooking with them.  Suggestions?

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While too much dried fruit isn’t the best for you, these dried cherries make the ideal topping to our breakfast oatmeal, or as a snack.  Our household has a variety of dried fruit in rotation, but these are by far one of the favorites!

—The Twins

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4 Responses to “What We Ate Wednesday”

  1. gracegothealthy July 17, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    I have never been to a TJ’s before. I am so jealous! I live in the Florida Keys, and we have nothing on our island chains. SERIOUSLY. I think I should strike for a Joes! 🙂 Yummy eats! For the sweet potatoes, I usually just dice them, add about 1-2 tsp’s of unrefined coconut oil, a bit of sea salt, and a bit of cinnamon and grill them until soft, or bake 😉

    • twineats July 17, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

      That sounds delish–we will experiment and try it 🙂

  2. Nastacia Voisin July 18, 2013 at 3:23 am #

    If I’m feeling lazy I’ll bake them at 500F for about an hour (on a tray lined with parchment, and after poking holes in each sweet potato) and then slice them into rounds and sauté them in coconut oil until they’re crispy. Just baked they make a great hiking snack because they’re naturally sweet, hearty, and the skin acts like a wrapper so you can peel, eat, and ‘reseal’ as needed. If I’m more inspired I’ll make oven-roasted sweet-potato wedges. Peel, slice into wedges, and mix them in a bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper flakes, rosemary, and a bit of mustard. Bake them at 450F for about 30min. Don’t make too many at once because they’re addictive. 🙂

    • twineats July 20, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

      Yum! I’m sensing some dinner+news writing and reporting homework parties in our future! 🙂 I desperately need to learn how to cook!

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