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December 17, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday #74

Hello! Is it Wednesday already? Shoot. Christmas will be here before we know it next week. Ready or not… have fun at the post office! Speaking of the holidays, I want to wish a very Happy Hanukkah to everyone who is currently celebrating!

If you are somewhat new to the blog, you might be wondering what the heck WIAW means. Well, it’s Wednesday. (Almost) every Wednesday, I link up with Jenn (the creator of WIAW) and take the morning to cover an entire day of my eats.

I have received questions on how often I eat, what I eat, why I eat it, and so on. To answer them, I cover the same day (Tuesday) every week for WIAW, and don’t change what I eat or how much I eat for the sake of documenting it. Some weeks I am on point with my goals of eating the rainbow, while others I barely put forth any effort into my meals and grab what’s convenient. Even so, it’s generally healthy(ish).

The goal is to get you on board with snacking frequently (again… maybe not so much this week… ha) and trying more nutritious foods. Eating healthy is anything but dieting. It’s a lifestyle I have come to not only live but love.

I think y’all can too! Let’s dive right into yesterday’s eats, shall we?

What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday


I wanted to try something new for breakfast…

healthy breakfast toast and greek yogurt

Two slices of whole wheat toast smeared in apple butter with a 5.3 oz cup of pumpkin spice Greek yogurt with coffee.

(Too full for a mid-morning snack today.)

Work at the gym, then return home for lunch.

healthy salad with black bean gardenburger

Spring mix greens with tomatoes, red peppers, carrots, chick peas, black olives, black pepper feta cheese, topped in a black bean veggie burger and drizzled in balsamic vinegar.

I worked on the computer for a couple of hours, and then took a break to send some packages out at the post office.

(Oh, I can’t wait to go back again today… *sense the sarcasm*)

I grabbed another pouch of baby food (flavored adult applesauce to-go) to eat on the way for a snack!

meijer baby food healthy snack

Apple & carrot baby food. I swear, the fruity flavors taste delicious. They’re pure fruit and veggies people, c’mon.

I ran errands after the post office and returned when it was dark. Not wanting to go outside and run, I made up a cardio-focused HIIT workout I completed inside. It requires zero equipment and 25 minutes of your time.

at home hiit workout with cardio

I plan to share the details this afternoon!

I hurried upstairs to shower just so I could get back downstairs and cook dinner. I was hangry! Scott requests pasta a lot during the week, so I have learned how to make it lighter and include more of the food pyramid. Basically, add any veggies that make sense to the sauce, add a protein, and stick to veggie, wheat, or gluten-free noodles.

adding ingredients to make pasta healthier

vegetable pasta with shrimp

Veggie penne noodles with organic garlic marinara sauce, red peppers, tomatoes, spinach, and baby shrimp topped with fresh Parmesan.

Every now and then I’ll revert back to regular angel hair pasta, but I’m fortunate that he usually enjoys the veggie noodles as well.

We spent the rest of the night catching up on The Voice while I wrapped presents and finally got to the finale. I won’t spoil it for those of you who haven’t watched yet… so I’ll just say my favorite got 3rd place. They were all so good. This was probably one of the most talented seasons yet!

I also made an impressive dent into this coconut milk ice cream for dessert.

SO delicious dairy free coconut milk ice cream

So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Mint Chip Ice Cream 

It lives up to the name, my friends. I chugged a tall glass of dark chocolate almond milk before bed, which you can assume I do just about every night. So good!


So there you have another week of another day of meals around here. I probably could have done a better job at snacking, but that would involve more planning on my part.  (Ideally, I should have had another snack like a banana or apple, and some kind of protein bar or shake after my workout.)

Oh well… maybe next week!

Feel free to explore the “WIAW” tag on the right hand sidebar, click over to Peas & Crayons to check out plenty other WIAW posts, and link your own.

See you back later with that HIIT workout!

Question of the Morning

What have your eating habits been like lately?

(Do you usually stay on track during the holidays or are you one to try every holiday baked good and dessert put in front of you? *Guilty*)

December 10, 2014

WIAW #73: Forgot About Snacks

Good morning, and Happy Wednesday! Today I am diving right into this week’s What I Ate Wednesday food recap.

I have about ten minutes to get out the door, so I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. Here’s a look at what all of my eats looked like yesterday. Spoiler alert: I did a horrible job at incorporating snacks and had a total moment of weakness after the game. Enjoy.

What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday

Breakfast started with a new lean protein.

all natural turkey bacon breakfast

Two eggs (one yolk), all natural pepper flavored turkey bacon, and a cutie with a side of coffee.

I kept busy on the computer the entire morning and totally forgot to eat my pre-made fruit cup for a snack before lunch. Oh well.

healthy tortellini soup

A big ‘ol bowl of Hearty Italian Tortellini Soup.

I brought my lap top with me and headed out right after lunch time with my friend, Alex, to grab a new set of wheels!

driving the jeep

I was so excited to finally get a new (very Michigan-friendly) car!

I had a post and some emails to get to afterwards, so I found a Panera Bread close to my gym and set up camp. It was a great little work sesh with a side of dinner.

chicken greek salad panera

Greek salad with Chicken with a baguette.

I also grabbed a hazelnut coffee to-go.

panera coffee

I spent the next few hours at the gym. Training is going really well! I would say I am about halfway through the process before I feel comfortable interacting with clients as their trainer.

training at work

(I’m not above a bathroom selfie to show you my enthusiasm! Ha.)

As soon as we wrapped up for the day, I went home to change, let Roadie out, then went straight to pick up my friend, Tiffany, to head to the Pistons game!

pistons home game

It was another hard loss for the team, but the game was entertaining, nonetheless.

at the game with tiffany

Scott was ready to roll around 10:30 p.m. and all he wanted to eat was Arby’s. I didn’t fight it. I let him go and then fell into the trap of a small curly fry.

arbys curly fries

It happens.

I gulped a tall glass of dark chocolate almond milk when we got home and called it a night soon after. Exciting day!

All right. I’ve got about two seconds to proof read this post and get on my way to work. I apologize in advance for any typos! See y’all later this afternoon.

In the mean time, feel free to explore the“WIAW” tag on the right hand sidebar, click over to Peas & Crayons to check out plenty others, or even link your own!

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I am not a registered dietician and do NOT post everything I eat. All content I post on this blog stems from my personal experience and knowledge, and I recommend consulting a doctor or health professional before making changes to your diet or fitness routine.

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