Joining the party!

by Laura Agar Wilson on June 9, 2011


I’ve really been enjoying the What I Ate Wednesday action of recently so I thought it would be fun to get involved, unfortunately this is a bit overdue, but better late than never!

Peas and Crayons

Yesterday was a bit of a crazy day for me as we had a big evening event on at work so eats where all on the go!

I did get up nice and early to fit in my Wednesday run. I had a mug of warm water and lemon juice then set off (as long as I’m well fuelled from the day before and I’m not doing a really long run I usually don’t eat before early morning exercise as I can’t stomach it) I decided to do some hills so I did 3 ‘laps’ of my hilly route which includes one little but steep hill and one longer but more gradual hill. I did 7 miles in 1.03 with an average pace of 9.06. I was really happy with that pace as it was an improvement since the last time I ran that exact route 2 weeks ago!

For breakfast I really wanted a ‘proper’ green smoothie, i.e. one that is actually green! I blended lots of kale, a frozen banana, two small peaches, ice, a scoop of vanilla sun warrior, maca, mesquite, spirulina, xanthan and guar gums with water and a few drops of vanilla stevia sweetener. I then topped it with the last of my home mixed muesli and a huge blob of smooth peanut butter:


Perfect! I also had a big mug of Yerba Mate tea plus my vits – a vegan multi, Viridian Digestive Enzymes and a probiotic.

As I knew I’d be working a long day I spent some time on Tuesday night preparing meals and snacks to get me through. I made up a socca wrap with chopped basil and filled it with some vegan pesto, mashed cannellini beans and mixed leaf salad leftover from my dinner. I also had a big bowl of strawberries:


The socca wrap was fantastic! I’d last made a socca wrap like this for when we were travelling to Heathrow on our way to NYC, stuffed with kabocha squash of course! They keep very well wrapped in foil like this. I always finish off my lunch with a mug of some spicy or sweet tea, today I had liquorice.

Mid afternoon I snacked on some Tamari and Black Sesame Rice cakes spread with some tahini and chopped carrot and sugar snaps:


Before the event I had a yummy salad:


This included romaine, watercress, spinach, rocket, beetroot, carrot, red onion, sugar snaps, cucumber, mixed beans and some balsamic dijon dressing I’d made with blueberry balsamic, extra virgin olive oil and dijon mustard, so so good! I also had a pecan pie nakd bar.

During the day I drank my usual huge amounts of water, green and rooibos teas. I wanted to make sure I ate before the event as all that was being served was pie and peas, not exactly Laura friendly food! Please bear in mind that this is far from a typical days food for me as usually when I’m home I would eat a lot more snacks!

I did really love that wrap, I can see them making more of an appearance for work lunches! What’s your favourite wrap filling? I still love my nut butter and apple breakfast wraps too!

Hope your having a great week!

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

movesnmunchies June 9, 2011 at 7:56 am

AWESOME Run!! YAY for a WIAW too!!… hummus and veg ROCKS.. but lets face it… peanut butter in a wrap is the SHIZZLE!


Lenna June 9, 2011 at 8:58 am

Yay, it gets always a bit harder to eat properly when having so much work to do! But you did great, I like your meals:)
My fave wrap filling would be peanut butter with banana, hummus with grated carrots or avocado with sunflower seeds:)


comingupeasy June 9, 2011 at 8:59 am

I really think I need to get onto the socca wrap bandwagon. Everyone has them and they look so good. My favourite wrap filling is everything I normally put into a salad, except tomatoes. I don’t like anything that makes wraps go soggy!!


LilyLipstick June 9, 2011 at 9:34 am

That wrap looks so good. I love hummus in wraps, so good! x


~Jessica~ June 9, 2011 at 9:50 am

What, so you’re saying that my 100g of cocoa-per-serving smoothies are not ‘proper’ green monsters? Hehe, joking! I always like the colour of GMs when they’re in their ‘pure’ form too but the lure of cocoa powder is just too strong.

Wrap filling=PB and banana, or if I can get away with it ‘proper’ (i.e garlic and all) hummus and roasted veggies. If it wasn’t for the ethical concerns I am rather partial to tuna/vegan mayo too *guilt face*.

You’re so well-organised with all of your work eats! Just as well since pie and peas isn’t particularly appealing to me either and certainly isn’t Laura food! It’s a shame they didn’t offer any other options, not even for veggies :(



kabochafashion June 9, 2011 at 10:00 am

YAAAY you joined the WIAW bandwagon :)
Ahh I’m in love with soccas at the moment but I still need to try having one as a wrap! My fave filling is definitely kabocha squash of course! :) mmm yum! Probably with beans or lentils or something. I agree though, nut butter and apple are always a winner!


Bronagh June 9, 2011 at 10:19 am

Ooh I am *definitely* stealing your idea of making socca wraps to bring for lunch! What ratio of flour:water do you use? Your filling of pesto + mashed beans sounds delicious. I think my favourite filling would have to be hummus and roasted veg (no surprise there!) or perhaps mashed squash and beetroot… mmm.

I really enjoyed this saliva-enducing WIAW post, I hope you continue to do them more often :)


celery and cupcakes June 9, 2011 at 10:43 am

I’m a big fan of squash in my wraps and hummus with rosted veggies. I’m with you on the nut butter and apple good!


Madeline - Greens and Jeans June 9, 2011 at 11:36 am

I love putting hummus, veggies, and feta on my wraps, but it’s pretty normal to find me stuffing peanut butter and bananas in there too!


tam June 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Yummy eats! I don’t really eat wraps but roasted veggies was always a favorite x x


everydaysapicnic June 9, 2011 at 4:23 pm

What is it with pie and peas? I’ve been to a few things where they’ve served that and I’ve never been a pie fan.
Gorgeous looking food as usual :-)


konni June 9, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I’ve been having socca wraps for lunch this week! Yum. I think I would probably pick hummus and roasted veggies too. Might have to write that down for lunches in a couple weeks time! :)


Lana June 9, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Ohhh, your smoothies get me every time! YUM!
I like raw wraps with avocado and sundried tomatoes (:

Reply June 9, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Oh my goodness, i can’t imagine running 7 miles before breakfast, that must feel like such an achievement so early in the day!
All your food looks amazing especially the socca wrap, i picked up some gram flour so going to have a go at making them myself soon.


veganaphrodite June 9, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Yey, so glad you posted your WIAW :) I really should try to make a green smoothie- I always want them when I see pics of them, but never get around to it! Love the peanut butter on top ;)
Hope you have a great day Laura!


Maria June 9, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I love wraps with banana and peanut butter, or apple and pb. Yum. Or cream cheese and basil and tomato. Or tofu basil and tomato.


Jennifer June 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

better late than never!!! MWAH! Thanks for partying with us girl! I absolutely love the idea of the socca wrap — my fav wrap filling would have to be mushrooms, peppers and cheese!!! anything else is a bonus after that =)

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons


Tori (Fresh Fruition) June 10, 2011 at 1:00 am

Those strawberries are gorgeous! Quite a few of them look like hearts :)


leashieloo June 10, 2011 at 2:57 am

Your salad looks nice and ginormous compared to that Nakd Bar :) My favorite wrap fillings include alfalfa sprouts, lettuce, some kind of protein, dressing, a little cheese, and cucumbers.


Laura June 10, 2011 at 10:18 am

Carrie – oh yes hummus and veg is so good!

Lenna – mmm, avocado, carrot and sunflower seeds sound wonderful!

Em – me too, nowt worse than a soggy wrap!

Lily – yes, hummus is the bomb!

Jess – they had quiche but even if I was eating eggs amd cheese it was the grey looking mushy peas that put me off!

Nicky – the kabocha one I had was insanely delicious!

Bronagh – I should actually do a post on this, I use 1/3 cup of gram to 1/2 cup of water for wraps and 1/2 and 1/2 for pizzas and pancakes :-)

Jemma – hummus and veggies is def a winner!

Madeline – pb and banana is heaven!

Tam – oh you should get on wrap wagon!

Sarah – I know tell me bout it, ew!

Konni – yes they will taste so good!

Lana – yes raw wraps are delicious too, that sounds like a great combo to try :-)

Sarah – thanks! It really does set me up for the day :-)

Ragnhild – thanks! The pb on top was perfect :-)

Maria – I’m yet to have a wrap with tofu but I think the time is fast approaching, that sounds delicious!

Jennifer, mmm that sounds so good! Thanks for getting the party started!

Tori – they were delicious! :-)

Leashie – haha, thats cause it was :-)


thequirkykitchen June 10, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Hey! That was a great WIAW! I must try those rice cakes! Your green smoothie has such a great ingredient list. I’m gonna try and have a green smoothie for the next 20days in a row :-)


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