WIAW #19: Guess Who’s Snacking

Happy Hump Day ya’ll! Today’s post is coming in a bit later than normal and that’s because the morning and afternoon has absolutely flown!

I woke up early in hopes of knocking out a few assignments for another website I blog for. For those of you who haven’t seen me mention it before, I blog for a wedding photographer in the Orlando area named Victoria Angela. Each day, I go through her weddings and engagement sessions and highlight a photo. Once a week, I spend a few hours highlighting a full wedding or engagement shoot for what I like to call Wedding Wednesdays.

Do you remember when I had Wedding Wednesdays here on the blog? Oh, the memories. Anyways, I mention this for two reasons:

1) To let you in on what I am doing when I say “work” on the computer.

2) To recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer for their upcoming nuptials. She’s wonderful, and yes she travels!

After spending the morning looking at wedding photos (it’s kind of fun to get back in that mode every once in a while!), I got out the door with just enough time to make it to my favorite group fitness class at the gym over lunch.

Except, it wasn’t my favorite. It was a new class called “Strictly Strength” and it was the second time I got surprised with it instead of my normal Fitness Pilates programming.

group fitness class at the gym

More of that story coming tomorrow!

Today marks my nineteenth What I Ate Wednesday. I wasn’t sure how the series was going to do here, but since you all seem to like it I am going to keep on rolling with it… as long as Jenn keeps hosting!

What I Ate Wednesday - WIAW

What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday

My morning started out with a few old faithfuls.healthy breakfast sandwich and coffee

Breakfast obviously included a big ‘ol cup of coffee, but this time it was filled with freshly grounded Creme Brulee and Hazelnut beans from BIGGBY Coffee. Ummm… delicious.

Craving a breakfast sandwich, the one I used to make almost every single morning for a while made it’s return: 1 whole wheat English muffin topped with organic blackberry jelly, scrambled egg whites, and two slices of Jennie-O turkey bacon. It may sound weird, but the sweet jelly adds so much sweetness and flavor.

Considerably full, I spent the rest of my morning downstairs on the computer and only popped back upstairs for a snack around lunch time.

fresh fruit morning snack

Fresh fruit has been calling to me lately! I really can’t seem to get enough of it. I was extra excited to see these chile kiwis on sale at 5 for $3 at the grocery store this week!

Lunch wasn’t made until almost dinner time, which has been turning into a habit lately. I swear, my stomach is starting to have a mind of it’s own. I went from clearing out snacks all together to gorging in them enough to not want to eat full meals.

healthy salad for lunch

Craving yet another monster salad, this one started with a mix of romaine and spring mix lettuce. I made enough to have a few extra platefuls left over and topped the lettuce with carrots, cucumbers, grape tomatoes (both red and yellow), red peppers, black olives, cracked pepper deli turkey, a little bit of shredded cheese, a little bit of grapeseed oil and balsamic vinegar for dressing, and ground pepper.

Scott seems to think all of my salads have included the same vegetables lately, and I don’t disagree with him. For now, this is the salad that makes me happy so I will continue to make it!

Directly after I cleaned up my salad mess, I dove my spoon into Original NuttZo Nut & Seed Butter and enjoyed one, two, three, four spoonfuls. Whoops!

NuttZo Original Nut Butter

In case you missed my review yesterday, this stuff is ridiculously good. And addicting. Clearly.

Another snack not pictured is a few handfuls (yes, handfuls) of Reduced-fat Triscuit crackers dipped into Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. I’m pretty sure I would marry that stuff if it was an option.

I wrapped up my day by trying out a new workout I put together made for traveling. I am going out of town this weekend and again next week, so I will be sure to share what it is and the video to go along with it very soon!

Right after the workout I sampled this PowerBar Performance Energy Gel I received as part of this month’s Bulu Box.

Power Bar Performance Energy Gel

I wasn’t too sure about it, but the Apple Mango Strawberry combination was SO good. It wasn’t as “gel-y” as I was expecting, and actually had more of an applesauce consistency. I really liked it!

After a shower, I couldn’t get back in the kitchen fast enough to make a smoothie. Like I said, fruit has been calling to me this summer!

berry protein smoothie

This one included: frozen strawberries, fresh blueberries, unsweetened almond milk, low-fat cottage cheese, and 1 scoop of White Chocolate Designer Whey Protein Powder.

The combination of the white chocolate, the cottage cheese and the berries made it taste like cheesecake. I can’t wait to recreate it and give you real measurements!

No dessert last night, either, considering I pretty much snacked my face off the entire day.

Well, friends… I guess that just about wraps it up. Hope you all have a great rest of your Wednesday. See you tomorrow!

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