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March 26, 2014

WIAW #47: Dinner Snacks

Good Afternoon! Today put us right back into a busy week with a home game both tonight and Friday. I leave for Florida on Saturday morning, so there is a lot to do on this girl’s to-do list before then!

I only have a few minutes to put this post together, so lets get right down to business and talk What I Ate Wednesday.

This week I am covering a full day of snacks and meals that took place on Monday. While I normal highlight Tuesdays, Scott and I had a dinner date at a nice steakhouse last night, and I knew I would feel a bit silly whipping out my camera to take pictures of our meal there. (It was phenom, by the way.)

All right, before I start rambling… here’s this week’s extra snack-y eats!

What I Ate Wednesday Monday

Breakfast came together in a pinch, thanks to the preparation of a batch of overnight oats Sunday night.

This time I changed it up a little by leaving out the chia seeds and substituted Super Oats (<- the same bag used in yesterday’s recipe!) instead of regular rolled oats.

overnight super oats with blackberries

I think it is time for me to dedicate an entire post to overnight oats and the concoctions I come up with to create them. There’s a ton.

Until then, please refer to Julie’s recipe to get the gist!

overnight oats with super oats and greek yogurt

I felt content and full enough to skip a morning snack, then ended up turning to lunch early right a Noon.

I had one thing and one thing only on the mind, which was a Monster Salad.

monster salad with beans feta and olives

Spring mix, baby spinach, warm black beans, tomatoes, carrots, black and green olives, feta cheese, ground pepper, and an oil and vinegar drizzle for dressing.

I am becoming quite the black bean maniac and have been averaging 1-2 cans of them per week. Is that normal? Borderline excessive? I haven’t been huge on meat lately, so it has been nice to fill in the protein gaps with them when I am just not feeling it.

Anyways, immediately after I face dove into the salad, I finished off my lunch hour with a small bowl of fresh berries.

fresh berries healthy snack

I could probably eat an entire pint of them in one sitting if I wanted to.

Soon after making my way back downstairs to the computer, I spent the rest of my afternoon back and forth to the kitchen. Instead of “dinner” Monday, I found myself craving small snacky meals and just let it happen.

Dinner Snack #1: Gluten free corn tortilla chips and black bean salsa.

gluten free chips and black bean salsa

(I told you, I might actually turn into chips + salsa. Same with the black beans?)

Dinner Snack #2: Amy’s Gluten Free Veggie Burger, Havarti dill cheese, and ketchup on a whole wheat English muffin, sided with a pickle spear.

organic GMO free veggie burger

I might have had to improve on the bun situation… but it seemed to work out just fine.

(Plus!) I finally found a Non-GMO, organic veggie burger I actually like! I know I can always count on Amy’s to keep me straight.

amy's organic sonoma veggie burger

Dinner Snack #3 (packed and consumed during dance practice): Chocolate Brownie Clif bar and Earth’s Best Butternut Squash Pear baby food.

clif bar and butternut squash baby food

Yup. Still goin’ strong on the baby food thing. Judge me all you want… the fruity flavors are an incredibly delicious and nutritious pick-me-up!

*Word of advice: if you decide to give it a go, I have heard to steer clear of the meat flavors. So far, I have tried anything from sweet potato to cran-apple and they have all tasted great.

I finally started feeling full around the end of practice and wasn’t sure if a real “dinner” would even happen when I got home. By the time I took a shower and got back downstairs, I wanted a little something and settled on a can of Amy’s Organics Rustic Italian Vegetable soup.

amy's organic vegetable italian soup

Another Amy’s purchase for the win! This week, I skipped over the dessert and still went to bed feeling more than satisfied.

Welp, I guess I better get going so I can make it out the door ready for court time. See you all tomorrow morning!

• If you liked this WIAW post, head on over to Peas & Crayons to check out plenty others, or even link your own!

• Also, you can always find my latest What I Ate Wednesday posts by exploring the “WIAW” tag on the right hand sidebar.

Questions of the Day

• Do you ever find yourself snacking your way through the day, rather than of eating three big meals?

• What is one healthy meal or snack idea you’ve enjoyed this week? (Feel free to link up!)

February 21, 2014

Friday Favorites #25: Week of 2/21

Good morning! Is today really the twenty-fifth week of Friday Favorites? Holy wow does time fly! But I guess that’s nothing new.

Hopefully your week was filled with plenty of fantastic and funny moments or things you are dying to share at the bottom of this post! And if not, then it can only get better with the weekend creeping up on ya, right?

Anyways, it is my favorite time of week where I share my random finds with you and display them in a traditional bullet point fashion. (Because I am a blogger and that’s what we do.) Happy Friday Favorites!

Friday Favorites #25: Week of 2/21

Friday Favorites Button Housewife Glamour

• Meyer’s Clean Day soaps and surface sprays

I have been using this line of cleaning products since I first discovered it years ago. While I would love to purchase the entire line, I cut down on cost and only buy three main things.

Meyer's clean day supplies

Pictured is the lavender and rosemary Countertop Spray and All-Purpose Cleaner refillable bottles. Also, their dish soaps and  hand soaps are more favorites when I run out of my Williams-Sonoma sets.

I swear, I clean more when this stuff is at my house. It all smells so, so good!

• PUMA invisible no show socks

I received these bright PUMA gym socks as part of my Secret Santa presents during the holidays. They came in a pack of three with neon yellow and orange from Home Goods and I fell in love with the fabric right away. Who knew cotton could be so cushy?

low PUMA gym socks

I love the look of low gym socks, and I don’t have a problem with them slipping down too much. They also have to be one of the most comfortable pairs I own! I feel like I have just been constantly washing and rotating them since I first put them on.

• Ross’s spray tanning fail

This gem was brought back into my life from a twitter conversation about what kind of spray tans I get!

Man, I love that show.

• Health Magazine subscription

I haven’t had a subscription to a magazine since college! My mom ordered me Health for Christmas and I have really enjoyed having it sent to me every month.

Health Magazine March 2014

Also, it was such a pleasant surprise to see a fellow blogger friend and FitFluential Ambassador pop up in a featured article. Go Anne!

Health Magazine Anne Mauney

(And thanks, Mom!)

• Amy’s Vegetable Lasagna

If you have followed the blog for a hot minute, then you already know I have a thing for Amy’s Kitchen products. It is an all-natural, non-GMO, vegetarian, and organic brand that has saved me many a times!

My most recent obsession has been over their gluten and dairy free vegetable lasagna.

Amy's vegetable lasagna

I would bet at least twelve of you cringed reading that. I tend to buy gluten and dairy free products every once in a while and I promise that half the time you don’t even know the ingredients are missing. At 300 calories, it’s not the most filling lunch in the world, but it perfectly curves any lasagna cravings I run into!

Yesterday I enjoyed it with an apple and a handful of wheat crackers.

• Twenty minute walks

I mentioned going on a long walk as part of a tip to help you stay motivated yesterday. Considering this weather has been less than stellar lately, I feel like I am doing good to even get Roadie to use the bathroom outdoors.

A few hours after pressing publish, I took my own advice and finally got the motivation to try a “long” walk with the pup again. Of course, as soon as we got outside it started raining/snowing, but I forced us to take the walk anyways. I bundled up and couldn’t help but take pictures of the gigantic snow piles and slush around our neighborhood.

heavy snowfall michigan

heavy snowfall michigan winter 2014

Miserably wet weather and all, I still enjoyed our time outdoors and am really, really looking forward to a few months from now when I can get back to getting out there every day!

walking roadie in heavy snow

This video on toilet posture Scott posted on my Facebook wall.

Informative, yet questionably inappropriate to draw attention to me from my husband via social media. Whatever. I did my part in sharing the info with you!

• wood wick candles

Scott seems to find and bring home some unique candles! While on a recent grocery shopping trip to Meijer, he stumbled upon this Wood Essence Afternoon Tea candle made of wood wicks.

Wood Essence Afternoon Tea candle

The company is called WoodWick (<- I think?) and the wicks actually crackle as they burn! The first time we lit it, we couldn’t figure out what sounded like it was “cooking” for a good bit. I have been loving the sounds and smells in the kitchen this week!

And finally… (for my barre peeps out there!)

• the hilarious (but serious) truth about barre workouts

funny barre someecard

I miss that burn in my life on a daily basis. “If you’re shaking that means you’re doing it right!” was my go-to line when I taught classes. Ha. So great!

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Happy Friday! :D

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