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August 10, 2011

what i ate wednesday #12


Three months.  That is absolutely crazy.  It is also the middle of my third week at work – well, technically it should be the end of my 3rd week since I worked over the weekend.  But I will be using my comp days for Hawaii in November so I can’t really complain!

Post-Workout Snack

I really need to integrate more weight-lifting into my workout routine so I started using the book The New Rules of Weightlifting for Women.  Today was my first workout from the book (after a 2 mile run) and I can already tell it’s going to be a great addition to my routine!  The book urged you to have a protein-powder smoothie/recovery drink after the workout so I happily obliged this morning.  I made my favorite Pineapple-Mango Smoothie with a 1/2 scoop Raw Protein Powder added in.  I’m not really a fan of the taste, but I need more protein so I’ve got to do it.

Breakfast

Overnight oats – just can’t get enough of them!  I also added 1/2 a scoop of protein powder in these and topped with a nectarine, blueberries, ground flax and sunbutter.  For some reason this did not sit with me too well…  Maybe a mixture between the protein powder and sunbutter?

Lunch

Leftovers from dinner last night.  I’m keeping Sami’s Bakery in business!  We made a pizza topped with Mama Pea’s Hummus (from her new cookbook!) and curry.  So delicious.  Last night we topped it with lettuce, but I had a side of baby carrots and a hard-boiled egg instead.  Also had another nectarine and watermelon – lovin the summer fruit!

Mid-Afternoon Snack

I brought two rice cakes with PB2+J.  I don’t care if it makes me a child, I could have peanut butter and jelly every single day.  So good.

Dinner

Grilled out tonight!  It actually felt like fall here rather than mid-August but I am definitely not complaining – fall is my favorite season!  Had sweet potato fries + garden green beans on the side.  And of course homemade pickles!  My new favorite :).  Another new favorite?  Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Turbinado Sugar Covered Almonds.  Oh my word.  Had a handful of those after dinner…

Happy Hump Day everyone!  I’m back to getting caught up on all the blog posts I missed this past weekend – only 4o more to go!

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August 3, 2011

what i ate wednesday #11

Welcome to What I Ate WedTuesday!  I have only ever posted what I have actually eaten on Wednesdays – since that’s what the whole thing’s about, right?  Well, today I leave for my first-ever business trip to California – rough, right?  And who knows when I will actually be getting to my hotel and I am also not quite ready to bring up the whole “I’m a blogger” thing to my bosses when they ask why I’m taking a picture of my food…  So in order to make my life easier (and be able to post today) I took pictures of my eats today to share with you all – and it was a very delicious day if I do say so  myself :).

 

Breakfast

The most delicious bowl of oats ever.  There are definitely more mornings than not when I use one of Ashley’s recipes and this was my first ever attempt at this one – and it will definitely not be the last!  French Toast Oatmeal with blueberries, raw almond butter, pecans and maple syrup of course.

Mid-Morning Snack & Lunch

I dug into the melon in the morning (darn running in the morning makes me so hungry!).  Lunch was leftover Latin Lentils with a brown rice tortilla, hummus and carrots.

Afternoon Snack

Rice cakes with PB2 and the most delicious Jazz apple!  I have had such a hard time finding good apples this summer so I was really glad we tried these – sweet + crisp.  Perfection.

Dinner

There’s nothing wrong with having breakfast twice in one day.  There is also nothing wrong with having maple syrup more than once a day.  It was Pancakes for dinner again because they are delicious.  Green Pineapple-Mango Smoothie on the side.

I also had a couple of these when I was checking in for my flight :).  Happy Wednesday everybody!

July 27, 2011

what i ate wednesday #10

Number TEN?!  I can barely believe it!  And this is my first WIAW where I had to pack my food because I had to eat at work – which is definitely taking some time to get used to.  Now I have to go back to thinking what I’m going to eat for lunch and snacks and get it ready in the morning, much more work than just grabbing stuff whenever!  So here we go…

Breakfast:

Dough Boy + Protein Powder.  Topped with ground flax, 1/2 a banana, blueberries and sunflower butter.  I also had a buckwheat blueberry muffin Kinley made last night.

Lunch:

Leftover dinner from last night – Oh She Glow’s Heat Wave Summer Salad.  I almost followed the recipe exactly, but instead of the speltberries I used quinoa to keep the gluten away!  It was so delicious.  I am loving the cold pasta/grain salads during the week!  And another buckwheat blueberry muffin (pictured below).

Afternoon Snack:

I had a jar of pineapple and strawberries – my favorite combo!  And two rice cakes (didn’t end up putting the AB&J on them but I’ll be bringing them along tomorrow and hopefully I get the chance to eat it this time!)

Dinner:

In honor of Mama Pea’s book coming out, I made Mmmm Sauce for the first time.  It was Mmmm good.  Had it on top of brown rice pasta + lentils with kabocha squash on the side.  So good.

Time to go relax for a few hours and go to bed!