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#WIAW #10 – Summer Lunches

Posted Aug 01 2012 12:00am

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another WIAW. What I Ate Wednesday is a fun weekly post/blog social event started over at Peas and Crayons . If you want to follow my eats everyday, become my friend on MyFitnessPal .

I haven’t written a WIAW post in several weeks because I’ve been eating the same foods I highlighted earlier in the summer. But when I saw that the focus for August is “summer staples,” I figured that I have a few things to share.

When school is in I usually bring a salad with grilled chicken with me everyday, changing it up with the different accompaniments and dressings that I use. I really enjoy salads, but I guess I got a bit burnt out, because I really haven’t eaten many salads this summer.

Instead, my daily staple has been wraps made with Flat Out Bread and filled with turkey, tomatoes, laughing cow cheese and some sort of sprout. Which leads me to the first photo I want to share:

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My sister turned me on to these organic pea shoots from Trader Joe’s.  She adores them, and buys them every time she goes to the store.  I enjoyed them quite a bit, but I do like alfalfa and clover sprouts better.  Still, I’m glad I tried something new.

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Yesterday instead of the usual wrap I had wheat toast, topped with fat free ricotta.  I love it, and I thought it paired well with the salami and grapes.  Most of the time I have thin-sliced turkey in my wraps, but I was at Trader Joe’s, and I really don’t like their sliced turkey (it’s really thick and just sort of breaks apart).  So instead I bought some salami.  Salami is much higher in calories than turkey, but it’s nice to change things up now and then.  Plus, the extra calories motivate me to push my workouts a bit father.

One of the questions that goes along with these August WIAW posts is how we like to beat the heat with our workouts.   When the weather heats up, I like to make sure to take Sofi for a walk early in the morning, around 9:30, before it gets too hot outside.  Plus, I like starting the day with a nice walk to take in all the sites and sounds that remind me what a great area I live in.  My main form of exercise has been from swimming, which is the best way to get in a full-body workout while staying nice and cool.  I’ve tried to make it to the pool almost every weekday this summer, and it’s really helped with my weight loss.

That’s about all I have for you this week, because the rest of my food has been about the same as the meals I’ve posted in previous WIAW .

I highly recommend joining in on the WIAW posts! Not only do you get a TON of great ideas for healthy, interesting meals, but you can make some new blogging buddies, too.

What was the best thing you’ve eaten today? This week?

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