WIAW #2 – Farm Fresh Salads and Snacks

Welcome to another week of ‘What I Ate Wednesday,’ or as I like to call, “what photos are hanging around that don’t have a recipe” post day. 😉

I’m very thankful for my somewhat local farmers market. I’m also thankful for the farmers who have hot houses in order to provide people like me a nice selection of summer vegetables in the fall and winter months. I don’t think I would survive. This time of year supermarket prices are cheap because non local farmers are trying to get rid of their summer crops before bringing in the fall.  Here in another week or two, those prices will go above and beyond summer price to compensate for the lack of produce in the fall. 

While the farmers prices do increase in fall and winter, it is not as much of a hit as the supermarket. There is a reason why they tell you to only buy fruits and vegetables when they are in season!

My blog group participation has been lacking lately. I’ve been battling some health problems that I haven’t been ready to share with the world; not even the special few connected to me on Facebook. 😉 I am in a lot of pain most days, tired all of the time, stressed, and just have no focus. I even had a goodbye post ready because I just got to a point where I was ready to close down YUMeating.

Thankfully, my mom revived me and gave me a little something to look forward to. I’m not quite ready to share these things – the health and the new YUM project – but I will. When the time is right.

One of the things I need to do in order to battle my health problems is get my weight in check. Carrying the extra weight isn’t helping my old health problems or the new ones. It’s got to go.

My staple meal lately has been salad and lots of it.



Another quick item I have been enjoying is a snack platter. I have been creating one in the morning while I make breakfast for kiddo. Then, it is in the office with me when I need a snack.


snack platter

Wonder Woman and I are hanging around together quite a bit too.

A girls got to make sure she stays hydrated!





So tell me, whats on your plate this week?

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  1. That looks like a great salad. I picked up some squash and zucchini at the market yesterday. I am not sure what I want to make with it yet.

  2. Wow… your photos are fabulous. Tough when life throws those curve balls and has us not feeling quite right. Hope your on the mend soon. Maybe those great vegetables will be the right thing to get you on track.

  3. Oh no! Sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well but staying hydrated is a great way to get better quicker. You’ll be feeling like Wonder Woman again in no time.

  4. That cup is pretty awesome! Looks like you had some good eats, I can’t even remember all I ate yesterday. I think just left over turkey and stuffing from Monday, thanksgiving 🙂

  5. I tend to eat a lot of salads and often have friends ask me why since I do not need to lose weight. I simply just love vegetables and feel best when I make a point to eat fresh foods.

  6. I like the idea of making the snack tray in the morning so it is there when you get hungry. I have been trying to eat healthier. My issue is eating when i am not home. I seem to make all the bad choices in the drive thru.

  7. I make a snack platter also. I include fruits, veggies, nuts, cheese and crackers. I like to have variety at my fingertips and a snack platter is perfect.

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