I’ve said it before – but I can NOT get enough fruit during this pregnancy. I don’t know why – but it’s what I constantly crave. Yes, there are other cravings, but a big, heaping bowl of juicy fruit salad? OMG I could eat it every day. And you’ll see that in today’s What I Ate Wednesday. I started AND ended my day with fresh fruit. And today featured some amazingly delicious, super sweet Skylar Rae cherries. Which yes, I also started and ended my day with.
Breakfast was one of my favorite yogurts- Siggis! And of course a ginormous bowl of fruit. These cherries are seriously amazing. I’ve never been one to go out of my way to intentionally buy cherries (they’re not my favorite fruit) but I would definitely buy therm again.
See how pretty they are! Stemilt sent me a package in the mail and I can’t get enough. Here’s what they told me about them: known as Skylar Rae, this is a brand new type of cherry cultivar and one of only three commercial varieties in the world. It is the sweetest cherry on the market, but has such a sad story! After suffering the loss of their infant daughter, the Toftness family – long time Washington State cherry farmers – discovered the never-before-seen cherry on a single tree growing in their orchard. They felt it was a gift from nature meant to honor their beautiful daughter, whom they chose to name the cherry after.
And some dried cranberries. So special story behind these cranberries.
Lunch was leftovers. Leftover baked eggplant stacks- they are one of my favorite meatless dishes. And I added a side salad I got from the salad bar.
And of course some more fruit. A nectarine this time!
Snacks included some candy (yay! Another pregnancy craving) and mixed nuts.
I made dinner for B and me – some deconstructed veggie spring rolls and salmon.
These are the deconstructed spring rolls. It was great to break out my spiralizer!
And all together.
For dessert I made some of these black bean chocolate brownie bars. They’re actually breakfast bars but they’re delicious for dessert!
And surprise, surprise- more fruit. Again- these cherries are SO so good.
And see- this is how pregnant I am. I don’t often share selfies – especially on WIAW posts – but since I’m talking about preggo cravings ….
I’d say it was a good, satisfying What I Ate Wednesday. Not bad for a 39 week pregnant chick, huh?
Some questions for you:
- Do you like cherries? Have you ever had these Skylar Rae cherries?
- What’s your favorite type of fruit?
Disclaimer: Stemilt sent me some complimentary Skylar Rae cherries, and I loved them. All views are my own.
6 thoughts on “WIAW: Can’t Get Enough Fruit”
Black bean chocolate brownie bars for breakfast? YUM! 🙂 And those cherries. Wow, that is a sad story, but that’s amazing that the family turned around and used it as something to honor their daughter’s memory. Happy WIAW!
All that fruit looks so good!!! And so does that Siggi’s flavor. I haven’t tried that one yet!
Summer is just the best time for produce! 🙂
My fruit intake has definitely skyrocketed in the past week now that it’s fruit season and everything is sooooo good. I love cherries, but they are soo pricey so they stay a special treat. Luckily I have a bag at home right now that I’m pretty sure I downed half of just over breakfast alone. That’s a very special story about the family’s daughter.
Deconstructed spring rolls! That’s brilliant!!
Happy 39 weeks 🙂
Deconstructed spring rolls – love love love that idea for dinner.
The fruit here is amazing so I’ve been eating so much lately!
I am checking out those bars right now – they sound amazing! I’m in full fruit obsession mode too. Strawberries right now… mmmmm!
You look FABULOUS at 39 weeks!