We LOVE What I Ate Wednesday, a weekly food diary “party” hosted by one of our favorite bloggers, Jenn of Peas and Crayons. What I Wish I Ate Wednesday is Healthy Way to Cook’s roundup of the best What I Ate Wednesday posts from the previous week.

Posts from January 15:

Banana mug cake

No gluten, no dairy, no problem. This delicious banana maple mug cake from To Live & Diet in L.A. has a base of almond flour, baking powder, mashed banana and egg. It’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup, and apparently tastes just like banana bread—only you don’t have to wait 40 minutes for it to bake! Your tasty treat will be ready in the microwave in just three minutes. Top with peanut butter and chia seeds for extra protein and flavor.

Salad with squash, lentil and brie

Who says salad has to be a boring plate of greens? Celery and Cupcakes made a salad last week that was anything but boring. This healthy, flavorful meal consisted of roasted squash, lentil beans, macadamia nuts and Brie cheese. It’s a perfect salad to make a big batch of and bring as a brown-bag lunch all week.


We’re suckers for health-ified take-out food, and this honey orange chicken from Apple of My Eye. Sweet, salty and “bursting with orange flavor,” her recipe is super simple and much more nutritious than what you could get from any Chinese restaurant. Red and yellow peppers, broccoli, mushrooms and onions are stir fried with chicken, then simmered in a soy sauce-based orange glaze.

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