Hey, Wednesday! Happy to see you.
Real Quick – Super Sidenote:
Just the other night, Scott and I were talking about how girls label “things” as “people”… like days of the week, for example. This turned into him noting how he doesn’t understand the “That moment when….” statuses, and then went on to point out how we (<- women) are usually the ones who answer our own questions, even when no one is asking.
It is completely true, and I do it all the time. 😉
Back to WIAW! For the newbies: I now take part in What I Ate Wednesdays, hosted by Jenn over at Peas and Crayons. Each week I share a day of my eating habits, and explain the strategies of what I ate and why I ate it with with you!
Today’s eats are all over the place. I started out strong, missed a snack, then took quite the dive into s’mores at a bonfire last night. Whoops! Hey… it is summer. Regardless of the weather outside (which is
completely ridiculous and obnoxiously fluctuating from hot to cold here), it is no time to slack on the workouts, but certainly a time to enjoy yourself every now and then.
Due to missing my morning snack completely, then having an afternoon snack that was… well… not the most fruit or vegetable filled, I went with including the original WIAW button you see above. June’s focus is on how to create healthy snacking, but I just don’t feel right labeling this post anything along the lines of “sensible snacking”. If you need a little more of that kind of inspiration, check it out here!
I have always wanted to be completely honest with you guys on the blog, prove I am not a robot who solely functions on carrot sticks and green smoothies (ha, that phrase still gets me, Tanya!) and share my healthy eating victories and struggles. Was this day of eating awful? No. It just was not up to my usual WIAW standards, so just know that.
Everybody has those kinds of days, and I think it is important for me to showcase it every once in a while.
Yesterday started off with the breakfast you might have already seen in yesterday’s post. Pretty solid.
I scrambled a few egg whites with mushrooms, green and red peppers, and a little bit of shredded cheddar cheese.
Since we have a copious amount of avocados still on hand (cue light bulb to make Quick + Healthy Guacamole today?) I sliced up some of one, and had half of a whole wheat English muffin smeared in peanut butter. Where is the other half? Oh… I actually fought the toaster to get the remains of that out.
Dangit Scott… you caught me again on the question thing.
Not changing it!
WIAW Fail #1: No mid-morning snack. Since my breakfast was a hearty one and I knew lunch would be just as filling, I decided to hold off and wait for my main meal.
I had just enough of my Turkey Sausage Skinny Pasta Pizzaiola (minus the peppers and onions) for lunch. I made this the night before our 5K this weekend, and enjoyed every last bite of it yesterday.
So simple! Start out with any kind of marinara sauce (I went with Newman’s Own Sockarooni Pasta Sauce), then add in your meat (I used Jennie-O Lean Ground Turkey), veggies (only mushrooms this time), and spices of choice. This time I grabbed the standards: oregano, red pepper flakes, a little garlic salt, then served it all over whole wheat linguini noodles. Delish!
I had a longer than usual day at the computer working on projects, then catching up on some blog related business on the back end. Mid-afternoon, I grabbed a can of FRS Healthy Energy to put a little pep in my step.
The low-cal Orange flavor was good, but not as great as the other flavors I have tried. (Stay tuned for a full review of these coming soon!)
Later on, Scott and I made a trip to the S.O.S. to finally renew the registration for both of our cars. I guess we are officially living here now, kids!
Oh, and in case you are wondering, “4REAL” is not my new license plate number. I made a sticker using the TypoInsta App on my iPhone to put over the real information. Did I trick anyone?
Right when we got home, Scott and I both practically inhaled one of our favorite snacks: chips and salsa. I have a serious addiction to these Garden of Eatin’ Blue Corn Chips and just paired it with a standard Tostito’s Medium Salsa.
Lack of fruit + no vegetables in sight = WIAW Fail #2.
With a little more work to do on the computer, Scott offered to take care of dinner (brownie points) and about a half an hour later I came back upstairs to something pretty special.
Dinner by Chef Hubs
Considering I desperately need to make a trip to the grocery store today, I was quite impressed by what he pulled together. He called it the “Texas Turkey Mash-Up” and I have no idea where the name came from. It’s fine.
Basically, it consisted of a layering Zatarain’s Jambalaya Rice, then a MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger, then Hormel Turkey Chili, all topped with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and sprinkles of fresh cilantro.
Sided with Alexia Spicy Sweet Potato Fries, this dinner rocked my world. It was really, really good… and I have to give him snaps for using the “lighter” versions of most ingredients.
Like I mentioned earlier, we finished the night off with a few sweet treats. We went over to a friend’s house for a small bonfire and s’mores, and that is exactly what took place!
Two of those, about four jumbo marshmallows on their own, and a few glasses of Pink Moscato went right down without any hesitation. (WIAW Fail #3?) Gotta love summer nights!
For what it’s worth, I am pretty sure I burned most of it off at the gym today. And… apparently I make my own rules this week.
I say it’s okay to have a few WIAW fails every now and then.
Have a great rest of your day!
• If you liked this WIAW post, head on over to Peas & Crayons to check out plenty others, or even link your own!
• Also, you can always find my latest What I Ate Wednesday posts by exploring the “WIAW” tag on the right hand sidebar.
Krista @ Krista Mae's Healthy Ways
I just found your blog through the peas and crayons link and I love it!! I love your positive attitude and how honest you are with your readers! 🙂
Thanks Krista! So glad you found me 🙂 I think sharing days we aren’t as “good” is just as important as sharing the health focused ones.
Eating 4 Balance
Oh geez. I always do that answering-my-own-question-thing. Lol.
How exciting with the new license plates! It’s official now 🙂
Yes! It’s definitely “4Real” 😉
Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate
A bonfire and smores sounds absolutely perfect now that summer is here!
I’m sure that won’t be the only round of ’em! 😉
Thanks for the shout out! And the non-robot post. We had a very similar day this week! 🙂