Did you know that What I Ate Wednesday’s are supposed to be food diaries?  Posts that show readers what you’ve eaten during one particular day or a few of your best meals over the course of a few days?

Of course you knew that.  You read rules.

I obviously don’t.  For the past few months, I’ve just been posting all of my food-related posts on Wednesdays and tagging them under “WIAW.”  Recipes, guest posts related to food, whatever had a picture of food.  It wasn’t until Jenn asked if I was smoking pot that I sat up and noticed.

I swear I’m smarter than I might seem.

So today I will actually participate in WIAW the right way – with a food journal.  Below are all of YESTERDAY’S eats….enjoy!  I certainly did.



I woke up around 7 to Clara crying out, “Cuddle, Mama.”  So I snagged her and brought her back to bed with me.  Soon after, Henry (who is now tall enough to reach his door handle?!?) joined us.  Cuddling and singing ensued for a good 30 minutes before we got out of bed and had breakfast.

They had Cheerios and milk.  I had p28 toast, topped with cream cheese, almond butter, canned pumpkin and cinnamon.  Totally digging this combo right now.  Dipped it into my Pumpkin Spice K-cup.  Plus another swipe of the almond butter.


Snack #1:

After my own workout and between clients at the gym, I got a 200 calorie smoothie from the gym’s smoothie bar.


1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder, 1/2 banana, skim milk and ice.


After the gym, we made a play for Walmart to pick up some items for our Operation Christmas Child boxes!  It was SO much fun for the kids (and me) to select toys that we thought other children might like to play with.  Somehow we also ended up with about $10 of toys for Henry and Clara.  Somehow.

When we got home, I was starving.  I fried up two eggs and put them atop a bed of roasted broccoli slaw.  Topped with roasted red pepper hummus and pretzels on the side.


Snack #2:

Around 4pm, I had a Fuji apple with almond butter.



Dinner was special yesterday!  I finally carved out time in my schedule to go to my friend’s Recipe Swap.  Every month, Jodi picks a theme and hosts a group of girls at her house.  Under the theme, you submit, cook and bring a recipe to the Swap.  At the end of the night, you’ve tasted everyone’s dishes and come away with new recipes to try out on your family.

The theme for this month:  PINTEREST INSPIRED!

In typical Lindsay form, I, a) waited until the last millisecond to select a recipe and, b) picked the EASIEST, most plain recipe I could find.  Actually that’s not even the worst of it.  I asked the host which recipe I should make and SHE’S the one who directed me to it!  I have this daily competition going on with myself to see just how incredibly lazy I can be.

I’m winning.

Crockpot Salsa Chicken



  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup (I used the cream of chicken)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 cup sour cream


Put chicken, soup, and salsa in slow cooker. Sprinkle taco seasoning over everything. Cook on low for 6 hours. If shredding the chicken, pull the breasts out and shred; return back to slow cooker. Stir in sour cream and heat just until everything is combined.


I doubled the recipe and added 2 cans of black beans to the mix.  Topped with sliced avocado and served it over brown rice at the Recipe Swap.  Everyone loved it!

My plate (check out how cute it is! Cafeteria style!)


This, x2!

Some of the other dishes from the Swap:







It was so wonderful being around other women my age!  And WITHOUT the kids.  No one stole my food.  Thank you, Travis!


That’s my full day of eats.  Plus a few handfuls of Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips.  ;)  Remember, I’m perfectly imperfect.

QUESTION:  Do you participate in WIAW?  Have you ever been to a Recipe Swap?


  1. julie says:

    oh my godddd i’m seriously overly in love with what you and your friends do! pinterest inspired is such a cute idea!!! i wish i had my own apt so i could host cute dinner parties like this hahah

  2. Meghan @ After the Ivy League says:

    I do participate in WIAW (most weeks) and it was fun to actually read a full recap of your day! Somehow, when we talk about what we had for breakfast/lunch/dinner etc. we end up talking about everything we did that day too. I’ve never done a recipe swap before but now I want to! I love any excuse to try a new recipe

  3. Eating 4 Balance says:

    That’s so funny because I always used to post my full day of eats. Then I felt like it was kind of getting boring… So I started just posting some recipes for WIAW. I am going to try really hard and follow the rules next week! :)

    All of those recipes sound amazing. I love simple recipes, but I honestly rarely used the crock-pot when I was home. Maybe when I graduate in a few years and am actually allowed to have an appliance other than a fridge and microwave. Oh, and Carol’s pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting are just the cutest thing!

  4. Jodi R says:

    So glad to have you come, Lindsay! The meal you brought is being added to my recipe box. The fellowship with friends is even better than the food. Double bonus. :)

  5. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance says:

    I’ve seen a few people reference the P28 bread . . . too bad it’s not sold near me (I just checked–thanks for the link)–it sounds really good, and good for you.

    I love the recipe exchange idea. One of my good friends and I get together and do “Pinterest cooking”, by selecting a few recipes we’ve been wanting to try, and then making a tapas style meal out of them for us and our husbands. We have so much fun!

  6. Lee says:

    Pinterest inspired is a really fun idea! We should do it for the next ATL blogger meet up, which obviously you need to come to!

    I’ve done WIAW in the past, but honestly, I don’t like taking pictures of everything I eat. Seems too time consuming. I like seeing other people’s posts though.

  7. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats says:

    I do WIAW every week! I try to change it up though so it’s not always the same type of day, I think my readers like it, especially since its the only day I post what I eat. And it’s a great way to get new readers, a lot of people find my blog through the link up

  8. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen says:

    Oh I LOVE the idea of using cafeteria trays at a potluck/recipe swap. Now I want to host one just so I can do that.

    That Crockpot chicken is very similar to a dish I started making in college, except it was even LESS complicated. Basically it involved dumping a can of black beans and a whole bunch of a salsa in a frying pan with chicken. 15 minutes later…the end.

    I want your breakfast. I mean, if I could eat cream cheese.

    [P.S. I rarely follow the strict ‘food diary’ rules. Maybe I’ll try that again some time.

  9. lindsay says:

    whoa, those are some good looking recipes! including yours. Love the crock pot chicken, lindsay style of course.
    Whenever i do WIAW, i don’t follow the rules either, but Jen said it was ok. I love her!

    aren’t eggs and hummus glorious?!

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