December 16, 2015

WIAW: American Edition

I've never done a WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday) post before, and I can't say I'll be doing them too often, because let's be honest here - most of my food consumed during the day consists of last minute handfuls grabbed from the fridge and the leftover food that my toddler deemed too gross to continue eating mid chew, so I'll spare you those posts. It's true, my life is so glamorous (in case there was every any doubt!).

Anyway, if you've learned anything about me while I was in Florida for two weeks, it's that I love, love, love American grocery stores, especially Trader Joe's, and there are some really neat and tasty foods and flavours that we just aren't lucky enough to get up here in Canada. Life is so unfair.

So in efforts to torture myself with some of the amazingly delicious food I ate while in the States, and to make my Canadian friends jealous, I thought I'd share a typical day of eats while I was in Florida, despite my mother-in-law thinking I was absolutely insane for taking photos of all my food during the day. Sometimes the life of a blogger can't be explained.


Mashed avocado on toast with lemon juice and black pepper, four slices of turkey bacon, some Gouda cheese, and a big mug of coffee!

avocado toast and turkey bacon for breakfast


Half a Honeycrisp apple (my number one favourite variety of apple, but so expensive in Canada, so I only justified splurging on them when I was pregnant) and more Gouda cheese (so inexpensive in America, why???).

Honeycrisp apple and gouda cheese for snack

More Snacking

Handful (or two or three) of these mini Kit Kat bites. Kept in the freezer for extra crunchiness!

Kit Kat Bites


Only the best salad ever from Trader Joe's. I get one every time I make it to their store. I should probably try to recreate it at home one of these days.

Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa and Wheatberry Salad from Trader Joe's
Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa and Wheatberry Salad from Trader Joe's

Mid-Afternoon Snack

I first tried these crackers when I was in New York with my best friend back in May and knew they'd be a hit with everyone in Florida. Even my blue cheese hating husband ate them without a word! Dipped in this tangy hummus, this box didn't last long.

Roasted Gorgonzola crackers with hummus from Trader Joe's


We picked up a few frozen pizzas to have on hand for quick suppers when no one felt like cooking after a day at the pool, or an early evening on the beach. This one from Trader Joe's was particularly delicious.

Trader Joe's BBQ Chicken Pizza
Trader Joe's BBQ Chicken Pizza


Oh Chobani. Why do you have to be so darn delicious but only available in America? Do you know how hard it is to go back to eating regular old yogurt after feasting on Chobani's millions of amazing flavours?! So hard. This trip, I noticed new (to me?) flavours of Chobani, and I actually had to ration myself to one a day. These little flip containers (of which I think I tried every available flavour) were not only fun, but each one was delicious! On this day I ate the Salted Caramel Crunch, but Key Lime Pie was a close second in favourites.

Chobani Salted Caramel Crunch Flip Yogurt
Chobani Salted Caramel Crunch Flip Yogurt

Dessert #2

A handful, (a large handful), of these wonderful things.

Peppermint Crunch Junior Mints

Not pictured - the usual glass or two of sparkling wine or beer I had in the evenings. For some reason, I didn't take pictures of any of the cool beers or wine we drank, but for fun, check out this photo I took at the grocery store one day. Mini four-packs of wine! So cute! And a brilliant idea as I often hate opening a bottle of wine if I know I'm not going to get through it before it starts to go bad. I know there's an easy to solution to this problem, but sometimes one glass is all this momma needs. Let's not even talk about the prices.

Four packs of wine

Favourite flavour of yogurt? 

Favourite apple variety? 

Tell me the best thing you ate lately!

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