Holy twentieth What I Ate Wednesday Batman! Leave it up to a numbered weekly post series to show you how fast time flies… sheesh.
I feel like this summer has especially gone by faster than ever. It’s already almost mid-August? Wow. Things aren’t going to be slowing down anytime soon, but I have always said I would rather be busy than bored… so no complaints here!
Today, I am running around like a nut case trying to get ready for a week’s vacation. Tonight, Scott and I will be leaving to go visit his family in Missouri/Arkansas. I always love our trips home. This will be our final week of leisure and family time before another busy NBA season starts, so we are really looking forward to it.
Speaking of the NBA season, I am sure a lot of you are wondering what the heck happened to the audition series I was posting about a few weeks ago. Well, to make a long story short we are still in the process of forming a team. Making and keeping your spot on a professional sports dance team is not as easy as one might think, and at the moment we have more girls than spots. Wish me luck as I continue to audition for the next few weeks!
Now that you are properly updated with what is going on in my life, let’s move on to the usual Hump Day treat, WIAW!
As always, thanks for hosting another day of healthy eats, Jenn!
What I Ate
Breakfast started shortly after I woke up with the usual giant cup of coffee, except something was different this time. Can you guess what?
No milk or sugar! Yup… I enjoyed one of my first cups of “black coffee” and didn’t seem to miss the additives one bit. Drinking coffee au natural is something I hope to do every once in a while, and I think the grounds you choose for your cup make all the difference. Since I have been thoroughly enjoying the flavors I shared last WIAW from BIGGBY Coffee, I haven’t really needed much else.
With a vacation upon us, I am on a mission to empty my refrigerator by consuming whatever might spoil while we are gone. Enter Key Lime Blended Chobani Greek yogurt!
Have you tried their blended yogurt flavors yet? Also in our fridge is the Orange Vanilla I am anxious to try today. I haven’t been disappointed yet!
On top of my yogurt, I sprinkled a variety of goodness including raw unsalted almonds, fresh blueberries, and flax seeds.
My mid-morning snack brought me right back to Grandma’s house with a serving (or three) of her homemade apple sauce.
It has a bit of a green tint to it because it is made with her green apples straight from the tree. So sweet and delish!
Lunch soon followed with a turkey wrap, which included exactly what needed to be used up.
I started with a Smart & Delicious™ High Fiber, Low Carb Whole Wheat tortilla from La Tortilla Factory, then added spinach, yellow (golden?) grape tomatoes, sliced carrots, and Sabra Roasted Pine Nut hummus with a little bit of shredded cheese.
It was loaded to the point of needing a fork to finish everything, which is just how I like ’em!
Knowing I was going to Boot Camp, I saved my dinner for when I would return home later that night. Instead, I grabbed a White Chocolate Macadamia Zone Perfect protein bar to hold me over.
As well as a few handfuls of Emerald Cocoa Roast almonds.
Even if you aren’t a huge fan of almonds, I urge you to try these bad boys. They are perfect for a healthy (filling!) snack on the go, and have helped calm my sweet tooth many-a-times!
Upon my return home at about 9:30 p.m. I was pretty hungry and excited to try out a new find. Have any of you tried Evol Foods before?
Ohhhhh my, was it good… and it tasted pretty darn close to Chipotle too! After studying the label and packaging, I am even more impressed by the brand and will definitely be purchasing more from them in the future.
Dessert came in the form of a big ‘ol glass of Light Chocolate Silk, which is no surprise.
Why it looks strawberry, I have no idea. I guess that’s what I get for being lazy and using my iPhone with night time lighting.
Well, friends, I’m off. Time to run a few errands and get a few posts ready to go for the week ahead. Hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday!
Question of the Day
• If you must turn to the freezer for dinner, what is your favorite brand for dinner entrees?
As you know, I am a sucker for both Amy’s and have a new found love for Evol. I am trying to be super conscious of what is hiding behind brands (GMOs! cough cough) lately, and am starting to turn to new lines I know are 100% all natural and organic. I used to live on Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers, but know they are loaded with sodium and other hidden chemicals. Sometimes you just need an effortless meal to grab, and I would be grateful for any feedback to help steer me in the right direction!
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