What I Ate Wednesday {12.12.17}

Sorry this blog post is late but the run up to Christmas and end of term has been crazy! Blogging and YouTube have sort of taken a backseat for the short time-being just so I could catch my breath as it's been so busy preparing for Christmas and all of the festivities involved with Emilia & Eduardo's school. I also made a conscious decision not to let myself get unnecessarily stressed out this year and it has been an amazing feeling! I love Christmas but sometimes you lose sight of what it's all about as you can get too caught up in minor details and end up feeling stressed or overwhelmed. So I do apologise if you've been missing the regular posts on here, but please know that I'm not going anywhere I just will always prioritise being a mum over everything else! 

Having said that I did manage to film a What I Ate Wednesday this week...didn't get it up on time but better late than never! This was my breakfast - my winter staple of warm muesli with almond milk, black coffee & water.

Lunch was a ham, cheese and pickle toasted sandwich with cherry tomatoes & fresh pickles (one tomato and one pickle slice is missing from this picture, haha!). I also had another bottle of water.

Later that afternoon I made myself an almond milk cappuccino and had one of these Kind bars with caramel, almonds & sea salt. I feel like I say this all the time but these are delicious! My favourite part is the caramel coating underneath. 

In between my snack and dinner I got really hungry right before putting the children to bed so I grabbed an apple from the fridge. Pink Lady apples are my all-time favourites!

Finally after a rather stressful bedtime routine it was time for our dinner! We had baked salmon and mixed veggies in a coconut cream sauce. The vegetables are sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, peas and I also added some seasoning & fresh dill. This is one of our staple mid-week meals and the kids love it too. I also drank another bottle of water with this!

I genuinely could not stop laughing at this most pathetic photo of a mince pie EVER! I'm so sorry for this rubbish presentation but this is the reason why I'm no food blogger!! I love mince pies but I'm the only one in the family who eats them! So putting one in the oven each time just seems so silly (it would make more sense if we were heating up half a dozen) plus it takes about 10 mins which frankly is too long when your stomach is grumbling! So I shoved this one in the microwave for what ended up being too long and it kind of collapsed! Then I added some double cream but it just looks like a puddle. Not the prettiest looking pudding in the world but it did taste amazing!! 

If you want to see a bit of what Alessia ate today as well as the video version of this WIAW, you can click play on the video above and let me know what your favourite Christmas treat is! Mine is definitely mince pies!


  1. Oooh it all looks delish - even the mince pie haha! I absolutely LOVE baked salmon, need to try out the coconut cream sauce, sounds dreamy. Mine is probably cheese, I cannot resist! Immy x


  2. Excited to make a salmon dinner this evening with these veggies! I love mince pies! I couldn't help but laugh with you when I hovered over the mince pie picture and it suggested pinning it :)

  3. I hate mince pies - blegh! Warm puddings in winter are a must though!


  4. Everything looks delicious! I love minced pies!

    Olga from Myme

  5. Always love your What I Ate Wednesdays. Even if your mince pie is melted over. You always keep it real ;)


  6. A lovely blog post Anna I really enjoyed reading it :):) :):) my favourite Christmas treat is gingerbread men :):) :):)

  7. how did you make your coconut cream sauce for your veggies? It looks delicious!

  8. Everything looks delicious- apart from the pickles haha
    My favorite Christmas treat is definitely my sisters homemade gingerbread mince pies!! It sounds weird but its actually delicious and super festive.

    Can you maybe do a grocery haul one day? xx

  9. I too have the same problem as you! I'm almost addicted to mince pies but nobody else in my family likes them. This means that I've often felt like it was a waste of oven space. Its nice to know that I'm not the only one! Ennis xx

  10. Your tea looks amazing! I love your what I ate Wednesdays cause they always give me inspo to eat healthier and show me more options!


  11. What is the brand of the milk frother you use?

  12. YUM! I have always wanted to do a post like this on my blog, so you may have inspired me to do one soon! :) The salmon especially looks so good - keep up the great work!
    Jenna <3
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  13. love following your what I ate Wednesdays, I've been watching SJ videos since 2014! x


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