May 1st, 2013
Hello! Here’s my “pearfect” WIAW. Organic pears were on sale at the grocery store this week, so I stocked up on them. Actually, I probably should have bought more!
As always, be sure to hop over to Peas & Crayons
to check out other blogger eats & treats! Below are mine for yesterday:
Pre-workout: rice cake and Trader Joe’s pb (always a winner)
Post-workout: low-fat plain yogurt, 1/2 pear, fiber cereal (I mixed it before my shower so that it’d soften up by the time I ate it. Anyone else like slightly softened cereal/granola?)
Snack: chocolate chip pumpkin bread (I finally defrosted the last of it!)
Lunch: 1/2 Trader Joe’s wheat pita, romain and spinach blend, 1/2 pear, cauliflower, chicken, and pear vinaigrette
Snack: a couple almonds and the red lentil chickpea cakes I baked Sunday (made w/ oats instead of breadcrumbs and a couple other modifications)
Dinner: roast broccoli and baked sweet potato (I always save the best for last!)
Dessert: the last slice of pumpkin bread and a little cereal (As you can see, I’m still out of ice cream…)
- Had any awesome meals lately?
- Do you like softened foods that are typically crunchy? (I like flimsy, gooey nachos, moist cereal, soft granola… yeah… maybe I’m odd.)
January 9th, 2013
Yay – WIAW Time! I’m feeling a bit under the weather, so here’s my What I Ate Wednesday for Wellness. Actually, it would make a little more sense if I had actually stuck to the planned eats for wellness, but I go a little carb-crazy when I’m sick.
Breakfast: Special K Protein Plus with unsweetened almond milk and a vitamin-c packed grapefruit
Snack: an apple a day, right?
Lunch: nutrient packed cauliflower curry bowl
Snack: planned = plain Greek yogurt (with Lactobacillus reuteri that has been found to block the replication of viruses) and sliced strawberries (with lots of vitamin-C); actual = tooooooo many Terra chips!
Dinner: half chicken breast, cauliflower, and sweet potato (loads of beta carotene for healthy skin, your sickness shield)
So that’s it. Not perfect. Not bad either. Here’s to hoping I feel better before this weekend!
- What do you first reach for when you get sick?
October 26th, 2012
Happy Friday! Today’s post is a little later than normal because I don’t have to work today. Yay! I have NO idea how I had a couple extra vacation days this year, but now seemed like as good a time as any to take one of them.
After all, it is the day after Clemson’s Thursday night game… wink wink. Okay, that actually had nothing to do with it even though Kevin and I did meet up with some friends to watch the game.
We had dinner at home first. *Side note: I had never tried this combo before, but it’s heaven for a carb queen like myself, baked beans over a baked sweet potato.
I had two beers at the bar, both of which were Bell’s Two Hearted – a fantastic IPA. Though I managed to not order fries while I was out, I failed to resist temptation at home. Sorry I polished off all your chips, Kev. Whoops!
So here I am now with my breakfast and green tea gearing up for a run. Yesterday was supposed to be my run day, but I swapped it with today’s arm workout since my legs were too sore. They’re actually still pretty sore, but that’s what you get with a new squat PR! That felt pretty good! (at the time)
So even though I don’t have work today, I still have a workout and one last dresser to sand and paint. I have another Habitat for Humanity build tomorrow, so I better not push myself too hard today!
- Have you ever had leftover vacation days?
- What are you up to this weekend?
August 29th, 2012
Happy WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday) Y’all! Here’s a little recap of what I worked and ate yesterday.
5:15 – Run: This was not a good run for me. It was humid. I was dragging. And it wasn’t pretty. Not all runs can be good ones, so better luck tomorrow!
6:30 – Breakfast: vanilla whey protein oats with chia seeds
9:30 – Snack: rice cake topped with yummus
Noon – Lunch: half sweet potato, cup of broccoli, can of tuna in water topped with a lil’ roast red pepper spread
3:00 – Snack: 3 pumpkin protein bars (There is actually a lack of protein powder. I was in a hurry on Sunday and totally forgot to add it to the mix prior to baking. Whoops! I guess they’re just healthy pumpkin bars instead.)
6:00 – Appetizer: Smuttynose Brewing’s ‘Finest Kind’ IPA <;-- such a winner!
7:30 – Dinner: roast & stuffed eggplant (Mediterranean-inspired ground beef mix inside)
8:30 – Yoga: still sticking to my nightly yoga this week
- Ever just forget to add ingredients to a recipe? I often get a little flighty when cooking in a hurry.
June 20th, 2012
Some days are fun. Some days are smooth as molasses. Some days are a piece of cake. Then again… some days aren’t. Yesterday was not one of those days.
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I knew it was going to be a doozie, so I did my hip exercises instead of a hard workout in the morning. Hey, it was still something productive that allowed me to drink my coffee. (multitasking) I then powered up with a hemp and raspberry spinach smoothie.
I powered up again with this “marathon mix.” It’s high calorie, but it’s delicious and nutritious. Win.
Lunch was a salad packed with strawberries, mushrooms, radishes, and cucumber – all topped with Annie’s Woodstock dressing. The salad and the dressing were both great, but a different dressing might have made for a better pairing.
For snack, I planned to have an apple and a hard boiled egg, but I thought this day needed some fun, or at least a fun-size treat. (I still had the apple too.)
I got home, ate a rice cake and sweated it out while dinner cooked. It’s amazing how even a quick workout can change your mood. Anyway, dinner’s ugly, but it was good. Sweet potatoes are a total comfort food for me. Well, sweet potatoes and fun-size treats… among other things.
I may have also went for a little organic chocolate ice cream for dessert. It was full-fat, so super creamy, but surprisingly relatively low in calories. After today – I deserved it!
What are your comfort foods (the healthy or not-so-healthy ones)?