Happy Wednesday!

This is the day that I usually try to do a “What I Ate Wednesday” post to show everything that I ate during the course of the day.

This morning, I was really excited to have breakfast waiting for me in the fridge – overnight oats are the best for busy mornings!

Overnight Pumpkin Oats with cranberries and walnuts

Last night, I mixed up:

  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 (heaping) T. chia seeds
  • 1 T. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

This morning, I topped it with some chopped walnuts and dried cranberries. You can always throw it in the microwave for a few seconds to take the chill off if cold oats aren’t your thing.

I spent the morning getting things done around the house and then got to head out and paddle with a friend. Another gorgeous Fall day here!  I love paddleboarding because it gives me the chance to be outdoors, socialize with friends, and get my workout in all at the same time!

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We paddled for over an hour and I was starving when I got home! Lunch was some of the leftover California Quinoa Salad from yesterday. I am loving this stuff!!! I promise you that it is worth the effort to chop all of the ingredients to make this salad. Good stuff!!!!


California Quinoa Salad


I was pretty busy the rest of the afternoon and needed a snack after running some errands. This is my second batch of these grain-free raspberry coconut muffins that I have made in the last two weeks. I bought some coconut flour awhile back and have been wanting to experiment with it, so I tried these muffins (and a new pizza crust recipe to come!).  I was really impressed with the texture of them. And they have a great nutritional profile – 150 calories, 7 grams of (healthy) fat, 5 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of protein!!  They have become my afternoon snack staple!


Grain-free coconut raspberry muffins


For dinner, we grilled up a marinated steak and made fajitas. I turned mine into a Steak Fajita Salad topped with guacamole and my favorite Trader Joe’s Garlic Chipotle Salsa.


Steak Fajita Salad by Healthy Plate Happy Family


That’s it for today. Have a great night!

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