What I Ate Wednesday: Plot Twist

February 17, 2016

Hello, hello. Happy Wednesday!

I hope you’re having a great week. It was definitely hard getting back in the groove after such an awesome weekend – Monday came way too quickly! Luckily work has been busy so I haven’t had much of  a choice but to suck it up and get going. 😉

I’m excited to share this post with you, because things have gotten a little wild in the food department. Without further adieu, let What I Ate Wednesday commence!


This morning I woke up craving…

Not oatmeal or a smoothie! Plot twist, right?! I’m going to attribute this to my dear friend Clara, who recently posted about mixing up her breakfasts. This morning the old standbys weren’t calling to me, so I decided to get creative. I’m so glad I did, because this ended up being one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a while!

On my plate went two scrambled eggs with 1/8 of an avocado, half of a roasted sweet potato drizzled with a tablespoon of Essentially Coconut Sweet Almond Coconut Butter, and half a grapefruit. GAME CHANGER.

I also added a splash of Organic Gemini Tigernut Horchata in my coffee for some extra creaminess and flavor. I won a sample pack of the horchata in a giveaway on Instagram, and was super excited to give it a try. Verdict: pure deliciousness.


My morning meal kept me full all the way until lunch… Which never ever happens!


When my stomach started growling again, I was more than thrilled to dig into this salad. In the mix was organic spring mix, roasted beets, sweet potato, walnuts, a blood orange, a hardboiled egg, and a sprinkle of goat cheese. For the dressing I blended 1/2 a cup of pure orange juice, 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard, and 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. It yielded about 4-6 servings and I can’t get enough. Definitely give it a try!

I used this salad as a test to see if I could add some goat cheese to my salad without my stomach getting upset. It’s always a hit or miss with goat cheese, but I could definitely tell it was there if you know what I’m sayin’… SIGH. It was fabulous nonetheless.


My lunch salad kept me full for a lot longer than it normally does. I’m not sure what it was about my meals today, but they were keeping me nice and satisfied. Later in the afternoon I enjoyed a berry banana bread muffin, which I will be sharing a recipe for on Friday.

They might be the best thing I’ve ever baked. Get excited 🙂


I also crunched on some celery before heading out to a workout class.



Plot twist… PURE BARRE!

Oh, how good it feels to be back. I decided to take the plunge and purchase the new client special at a new studio that opened up by my office. I tried to take a break from barre, but my heart pulled me back. When you find a workout you love, there’s no sense in fighting it.


As an added bonus, my mom started taking barre at this studio too! It was so fun to see her on a random Monday after work. It totally brightened my day.

It wasn’t all fun and games, however. I huffed and puffed and shook my way through the 55 minute workout and was sore the second I stepped out of the studio. It was amazing.



Once I got back to my apartment, I was starving and super thankful for leftovers. I quickly heated up some leftover veggie curry and drowned it in Fix siracha sauce. This has quickly become one of my go-to recipes. It’s so good, Blake and I even made it for Valentine’s Day dinner. That’s saying something!


So ugly but so delicious.


After dinner I packed my lunch for the next day, took a shower, and started this blog post while watching The Bachelor. I also made an apple cider vinegar drink with ACV, cinnamon, stevia, and water. The weather has been pretty funky lately, so I’ve been drinking them in an effort to keep my immune system up and running. I ended up getting a huge wave of hunger again before bed, so I had half of a pumpkin spice RXBAR and a spoonful of almond butter and hit the hay.

Your turn:

What is your favorite form of workout that you just can’t stay away from?

What breakfast keeps you the fullest?

xo, Bailee

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  • Reply Kimberly Garwood February 17, 2016 at 8:06 am

    That salad looks amazing! And I am so excited that we are doing Pure Barre together! Thank you for encouraging me!

    • Reply beetsmeblog@gmail.com February 17, 2016 at 8:51 am

      It was so good, I loved it! You guys need to try it. And so pumped too!! It’s the best workout and is always more fun when you have a buddy. Love you!

  • Reply Rachael February 17, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I love barre, but it’s so expensive and so far from my house 🙁 I’m keeping my fingers crossed they open one closer! Weight lifting and running are my go to workouts, but I love mixing it up and trying new things!
    I think baked oats keep me fill the longest, especially when I add extra egg white, but I hear you girl my meals have been keeping me full a lot longer than normal! Have a great Wednesday Bailee!!
    PS i love your new design since you’ve become self hosted 🙂

    • Reply beetsmeblog@gmail.com February 17, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      I hope you get to try it some day!! It’s such a blast! 🙂 all of your baked oats are so drool worthy…. I need to make one of your recipes! And that means the world to me. Thank you so much for your constant love and support. So blessed to have connected with you!

  • Reply Cailee February 17, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Yay for Pure Barre!! I totally need to try that! Also, your eats all look amazing! So healthy, balanced and tasty! Those purple clementine pieces?! WOW! I need some! YUM! 🙂

    • Reply beetsmeblog@gmail.com February 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      You must!! It’s my favorite workout. So fun! And thank you so much!!! Those are actually the baby blood oranges from Trader Joe’s. So sweet and refreshing. You must pick some up next time you’re there! 🙂

  • Reply rachel @ athletic avocado February 17, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    This actually makes me want to switch up my breakfast too, it just looks that good! And that salad’s got all the goodies in it 🙂 Also, do you have a recipe/ratio for the ACV drink? I tried to create one myself but i put too much ACV in it lol!
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    • Reply beetsmeblog@gmail.com February 17, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      yesss! do it! it was such a delicious change 🙂 for the ACV I will usually add about 2 tablespoons of ACV, 6 ish ounces of water, a lot of cinnamon, and stevia drops until it tastes sweet enough! you have to stir it pretty vigorously throughout the time you’re drinking it because the cinnamon separates. I’ve actually come to really enjoy the taste! Let me know if you try it!

  • Reply Meah February 19, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    I really want to try a barre class! I’ve done videos at home and have even “choreographed” my own routines, but I haven’t even gone to an official class. I have to say the kind of workout I always go back to is HIIT. Something about sweating a pool and huffing and puffing is so satisfying! It gives such a rush.
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    • Reply beetsmeblog@gmail.com February 19, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      It is so much fun! You should definitely give it a try! It’s the complete polar opposite of HIIT in the best way 🙂 I love HIIT when I do it I just don’t that frequently… What’s your secret/tips for a HIIT beginner??

  • Reply Adolph Landsman March 12, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    How is the new cold brew from Starbucks?! I was so excited when I saw they were going to have it, and now I am dying to give it a try!!

    • Reply beetsmeblog@gmail.com March 22, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      It’s really good!!! I highly suggest giving it s try! 🙂 it’s stronger and more flavorful than normal iced coffee!

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