Fruity WIAW & Power Bowl

Here’s a little tip for ya, don’t start an added-sugar detox as you start PMS week.  Just sayin’.  All I wanted to do yesterday was eat, eat, and eat some more.  It was a borderline hangry day, but at least I kept the sweet tooth at bay with fresh, wholesome fruit!


Thanks Jenn for the WIAW linkup party!  Be sure to swing by Peas & Crayons for other blogger eats n’ recipes.

Breakfast: non-protein oats (Whaaaa???  My protein has 2g sugar/scoop, so I skipped it.) oats, cinnamon, ginger, 1/2 banana, pecans


Snack: 1/2 banana & pb


Lunch: salad with broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, snap peas, goddess dressing, and hummus… followed not long after by a couple handfuls of tortilla chips


Snack: 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt with strawberries and then 2 slices deli cheese later in the day (was sooooo wanting to grab a packaged granola bar!)


Dinner: Power Bowl (recipe below) – leftover from the night before


Dessert: watermelon (yum!!)


Power Bowl:

  1. Cook 1/2 onion and 1 small sliced parsnip with a spritz of olive oil in a large pan.
  2. Once softened, add lean ground turkey (1.3 lbs) and cook through.
  3. Pour in low-sodium chicken broth (about 3/4 cup maybe?) and start tearing and adding kale (about 3 cups, or as much as you can stand!).  Next, add can of rinsed, drained chickpeas.
  4. Toss in garlic powder (1/4 or 1/2 tsp) and dried rosemary (maybe 1 tsp).  Continue cooking, mostly covered with some stirring until kale is wilted.
  • Ever have fruit for dessert?

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11 Responses to Fruity WIAW & Power Bowl

  1. Oh wow, those strawberries look AWESOME! I’m in need of some delicious fresh fruit!

  2. Mmmm the strawberries looked bad at our store when I went Monday so I am pretty jealous of yours!!

  3. YES to fruit for dessert! It’s a perfect, healthy way to satisfy that sweet tooth!

  4. I don’t know how you’re doing it, lady! I’m dealing with PMS right now too (TMI alert!) and I swear I need a sugar water IV. Go you! And no to fruit for dessert, but yes to fruit for a snack 😉

    • Tiff says:

      But you love watermelon! 😉 Okay… fruit for dessert totally can’t be a regular thing for me, I’ll admit it.

  5. Worst time ever for a sugar detox?! You’re determined, girl! Fruit for dessert doesn’t work for me. Or only if I do half fruit and half chocolate ;).
    If it helps keep you full longer after breakfast I probably wouldn’t be too strict about the small amount of sugar in your protein powder.

  6. Now that fruit that I actually like is coming back into season (I feel like over the winter it’s all citrus fruits, which I don’t like) fruit (besides bananas) may be making it’s way back into the regular rotation again.

  7. ranchcookie says:

    I used to have apples for dessert all the time! I loved to heat them up with cinnamon and pretend it was an apple crisp haha

  8. Super impressed that you stuck to the detox even with the cravings! 🙂

  9. Jess says:

    I’ve been on a fruit-for-dessert kick for months. I almost always add some peanut butter, nonfat ricotta, a piece of cheese, or a square of dark chocolate—so satisfying.

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