Hey, hey everybody! It’s Wednesday… and I’m officially back to my regular shenanigans here. Before we get to WIAW, I have a few things to address:
#1: I apologize for being out of it and only picking one winner for the Designer Whey Sustained Energy Giveaway! There should have been a total of SIX, and I sent out a second giveaway announcement yesterday afternoon as soon as I realized it.
I have heard from a few of you, but still have yet to hear from the following to claim their prizes:
• Entry #114: Caitlin @ Caitlin Does Life
• Entry #49: Lyric Anderson
Unfortunately, I did hear from one more but she realized she is not actually eligible to win since she is not a U.S. Resident. (I’m so sorry!)
A NEW Designer Whey Congratulations to:
• Entry #194: Tracy Bie (<- guessing on the last name, according to your email) – you won by answering the question!
AND, speaking of new winners…
#2: The original winner of the $100 Reebok Gift Card never claimed their prize. Boo, but good for you! That means there is a new winner of the fancy piece of plastic to go towards whatever Reebok gear you wish.
A NEW Reebok Gift Card Congratulations to:
• Entry #82: Nicole Federica – you won by following @hwglamour on Twitter!
Everyone listed above: Please email me at email@example.com with your full name, address, and Designer Whey protein powder flavor of choice (Vanilla Bean or Chocolate Velvet), if applicable, to claim your prizes.
*Designer Whey winners have 24 hours to claim what’s theirs and the Reebok Gift Card winner has 48 hours. Don’t let these awesome prizes pass you by!
Now onto What I Ate Wednesday…
Since there are a lot of new folks popping in (HI + welcome!), WIAW is a series a fellow (and awesomely hilarious) food blogger named Jenn started quite a while ago. She blogs over at Peas and Crayons, and her site is filled with tons of yummy (and healthy!) meal ideas.
She started featuring these posts to show her readers what a day of eating looks like at her house, and now encourages anyone and everyone to join in and link up! Well all right, Jenn… here I go!
What I Ate
Breakfast started as soon as I woke up around 7 a.m. yesterday. I almost always wake up hungry. (Coffee is a no-brainer. I will always have a huge cup o’ joe in the mornings, sweetened with a little bit of Stevia in the Raw and Almond Milk, and it rarely gets pictured.)
In my bowl: 8 oz. Activia Light Strawberry Banana Activia Probiotic Yogurt topped with Bear Naked Fruit and Nut Granola, flax seeds, and fresh berries.
I kept busy for hours downstairs on the computer before I even noticed it was lunch time. Busy bee = snack free. <- not always a good thing, but tends to happen.
My goal for lunch was to empty out the vegetable drawer with a monster salad!
On my plate: a mix of organic romaine lettuce, spring mix and spinach, broccoli slaw, broccoli, cauliflower, red and green peppers, avocado, Monterey jack cheese, and sunflower seeds all drizzled in grapeseed oil + balsamic vinegar.
Ummm… yum. Andddd I am still just as obsessed with avocado as I was a few WIAW’s ago.
About an hour later, my tummy had a little extra room for something sweet. While I was out of town, I noticed Scott bought a bottle of Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness. I guess he totally missed the even bigger bottle of Blue Goodness I brought home first.
This made my snack of choice an easy one.
In my cup: two servings of Bolthouse Farms Blue Goodness, because one is never enough.
In hindsight, I probably should have poured between one and two servings because I was super full after that one!
Lunch and juice held me over until about 7 p.m. when I decided to go for a run. I would have been okay, but knew half a serving size bag of Blue Diamond Salt ‘n Vinegar almonds would give me a little extra energy.
Holy wow… is this flavor the shiz. I can’t even begin to describe how out-of-this-world, finger licking good they are. It literally tastes like you are eating Salt ‘n Vinegar chips, which is one of my favorite indulgences. (Don’t judge!)
I only had about thirty minutes, so I decided to take Roadie with me this time.
He loved his three miles and almost knocked my on my butt (again) after running full speed towards two different rabbits. I say again because it has happened before. He may not look that large, but he sure does pack a punch with his fifty pounds of muscle!
I finished the rest of the pack of almonds after my run, did the short CrossFit WOD I learned at FitBloggin’ (5 push ups, 7 sit ups, 9 air squats continuously for four minutes) before I downed an entire bottle of water. The salt from the almonds must have made me extra thirsty!
After a shower, I hurried downstairs to heat up the leftovers Scott mentioned he saved for me from dinner at Palm Palace the night before. Love when that happens.
On my plate: two cuts of lamb with a side of rice, sauteed peppers, onions, and cilantro.
It hit the spot and as I went back downstairs to answer some emails I grabbed a Skinny Cow Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream Sandwich.
If you haven’t tried one of these bad boys yet… whyyyyyyy? If you are free of dairy allergies, do yourself a favor and indulge. 150 calories for one ice cream sandwich = win.
I guess that pretty much wraps it up, friends. REMEMBER to email me if you are a new giveaway winner! 😉
• 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.
Have a safe and Happy 4th of July tomorrow!
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
Mmmm…I really want that salad and ice cream sandwich. Yum!
I’m obsessed with skinny cow 🙂
Claire@ Keeping Up With Claire
I just found your blog after reading some of the Fitblogging’ recaps and LOVE it! I moved to Orlando about a year ago and have been reading through some of your Orlando posts. What a small world! 🙂
It is so small!!! Welcome to the blog 🙂 it’s always neat to find people in your area!
Your salad looks delicious! I just had the Mocha Blue Diamond Almonds. I feel like I’m on a coffee high (as I furiously type this)!
Those sound delish!!
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl
I need to try both those almonds and those ice cream sandwiches. Yum!!
Yes! They are lifesavers 🙂
I started reading some of your entries after finding you through Bobbi’s blog (from looking at recaps of the recent conference) and now I find out we live in the same area! I’ve never seen anyone else know what Palm Palace is ;). I’ve been going through your blog all morning and really enjoy your posts-especially about your wedding. I look forward to reading more! 🙂
Thanks Amy! Welcome to the blog 🙂 it’s always cool to see places you recognize! Look forward to checking out your blog as well!
Ooooo salt n vinegar almonds… sign me up!
I LOVE Skinny Cow! I have one as my snack just about every night! 🙂
I have tried almost every skinny cow product possible. Obsessed!
That salad looks divine! I bet it was very filling, too.
I just LOVE loaded salads! The more ingredients, the merrier 🙂