What I Ate Wednesday feat. Millet Tabbouleh

Good morning foodies! It is Wednesday again and I have another series of Tuesday’s eats for you.

I am taking more care of my portion sizes and iron intake than before, since I wasn’t at my best recently. After checking my blood my doctor announced last week that I am anemic and really need to take some iron supplement now. Also around the weekend I started to notice that my heart beats like crazy even with the easiest movement as walking or climbing some stairs (living in the fourth level this should be nothing for me). So I got an iron supplement which I take 3 times a day and cut back on intense sports. Instead I have been enjoying long walks, some strength workouts which were not to intense and using the stepper I have at home while watching episode over episode of Gilmore Girls, ANTM, Australia’s Biggest Loser and some German TV shows.

And here to what I had on this rainy Tuesday:

Breakfast Cereal: Kellog’s Toppas filled with grapes, granola, blueberries, soy milk

Snack: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Bar

I recently stumbled over this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction and I must say – I am totaly hooked on it and have to make them a lot this autumn. I also had a huge organic orange, whitch made the office smell like christmas already.

Lunch: Millet Tabbouleh

  • leftover antipasti (in my case: 3 garlic green olives & 3 cream cheese filled green chillies)
  • 50gr millet
  • 1/4 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped zucchini
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • salt & pepper

Cook the millet, add the tomatoes and zucchini 2 minutes before done. Chop up the antipasti and add them after taking the millet from the oven. The cream cheese from the chillies will build a nice sauce, if you just have oiled antipasti this will work great, too. Slice the egg and place on top, season with salt and pepper.

You can enjoy this dish warm or out of the fridge the next day. It is delicious both ways!

Snack: Protein Apple Pie Yoghurt

  • 1/3 cup soy yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder + 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp agave
  • 1/2 small apple
  • cinnamon

Dice the apple and sprinkle with some cinnamon. Place them in the microwave for 30 seconds. Mix up the protein powder with the water, add yoghurt and agave and mix until it is smooth. Top it off with the diced apple and enjoy.

Dinner: veggie burger and oven roasted pumpkin

Post Workout Snack: toastie with goat cheese and fig

Sorry for the crappy quality of the last picture. But light is not the best around 9 pm as you can imagine. Now I am going to read a few more pages of “Catching Fire” (by Suzanne Collins) and then meet up with Sina for a long walk to the farmers market.

Did autumn already arrive where you live?

Have you ever experienced iron deficiancy or anemia? How did you fight it?

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18 Comments on What I Ate Wednesday feat. Millet Tabbouleh

  1. YUM! So glad you made and enjoyed my pumpkin oatmeal bars. I’m hooked on them too ;)

  2. Everyone seems to be crazy about figs recently… And I still haven’t had one yet. What do tey actually taste like?

  3. lunch looks delicious. and I’m jealous of those pumpkin bars. autumn is just about to arrive. I’m still trying to suck every last day out of my nice, warm summer. what are kellogg’s toppas?

  4. To my knowledge, I’ve never suffered from iron deficiency (though it’s quite possible I had it as a teenager and just never knew), but it can’t be fun. I extra-especially-dislike iron supplements, they make my stomach all “grr”! Hopefully you’re not having that issue. Good luck!

  5. I take iron pills regularly–I notice I have NO energy if I don’t. I also try to eat lots of spinach and other high iron foods–great excuse to sweeten thing with molasses ;D And it’s definitely been fall here…nice for long walks, but I really don’t want to admit that it’s going to be winter soon :(

  6. Mmm your apple yogurt looks incredible!

  7. oven roasted pumpkin? this sounds AMAZING!

  8. Did you choose to eat vegetarian now? I knew that you eat fish and goat cheese, but what is with the egg?

    Figs and goat cheese is the best!!!

  9. Iron rich foods are leafy greens (spinach, kale, collards), egg yolks, artichokes, beans and lentils to name a few. Good luck with getting your numbers on track; iron deficiency can be tough.
    I love love love Gilmore Girls. I was so sad when it ended.

    • Me, too. But I haven’t watched the episodes in a long time, so I forgot most of it -still exciting ;)

      Thanks for listing some of them. I tried to opt my diet with those foods (and millet and dark chocolate and molasses and others…) – sadly that didn’t help at all, so now I have to take supplements anyways :(

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