Hello and Happy Hump Day!
First of all, I have to note that I loved reading your comments in yesterday afternoon’s post. It looks like I’m not the only one who gets embarrassingly excited over the silliest things. Sometimes it’s nice to sit back and think about the little things in life that make you smile. Thanks for sharing what does that for you!
My Wednesday got off to a later than normal start, so I am going to get right to the good stuff. EATS! As usual, this What I Ate Wednesday is covering my entire day of meals and snacks yesterday.
What I Ate
Without much food to pick from in the house, I didn’t have much room for creativity at breakfast.
Eggbeaters scrambled with shredded cheddar cheese, Jennie-O turkey bacon and a large cup o’ coffee.
That did the trick and kept me content until right before lunch. I didn’t have a mid-morning snack, but I did test out a serving of Sugar-Free Orange Metamucil stirred into an iced spiced apple chai tea.
(PSST! I am currently working on a campaign with them, so keep a lookout for recipe ideas and an awesome giveaway from a major retailer on the blog tomorrow!)
I peeked into the refrigerator to come up with something for lunch and was pleasantly surprised to find leftovers from dinner at Bar Louie on Sunday. I told you I always forget about them…
Bar Louie Chop Chop salad and Tuscan Chicken Pasta (I split with a friend).
I spent the rest of the afternoon on the computer and dove into a couple of heaping handfuls of these Sweet Potato tortilla chips from the Archer Farms line at Target as a snack.
If you haven’t tried sweet potato corn tortilla chips, do yourself a solid and get on that. Trust me.
I shut down my work for the day around 5 p.m. which was just enough time to fit in a trip to the grocery store before the gym.
Add re-stocking all of the staple groceries and produce I need to eat at home for a week to the list of things that get me embarrassingly excited too. Oh, you need some milk? We’ve got organic skim, unsweetened almond and dark chocolate almond. BAM.
See? That’s why I labeled it as being something I get embarrassingly excited over.
Anyways, I grabbed a Chocolate Peppermint LUNA Bar out of a bag to snack on during the car ride home and only had enough time to get the refrigerated items inside and put away before Scott and I needed to get back out the door. I may have also tweeted about the bar on the way over while Scott was driving.
That’s how you know it’s love.
Following through towards being completely predictable on my Tuesday workout, Scott and I made it to Fitness Pilates class ready to work.
It was a rough one with a killer lower-ab scissors section that lasted minutes at the end. Phew! That class is something else! But I love it.
We made it home shortly after, and I put a couple of monster salads together as soon as I could. Hello, raging appetite.
Romaine lettuce, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, red and green pepper, cucumbers, green olives, kalamata olives, a sliced hardboiled egg, feta cheese and rotisserie chicken drizzled in balsamic vinegar for dressing.
It was a good one!
We turned in our lazy cards and spend the rest of the evening catching up on Big Brother and America’s Got Talent. I also enjoyed an Oatmeal Raisin Fiber One cookie with a glass of unsweetened almond milk for dessert.
I planned on eating two,
because I could easily eat five regular oatmeal raisin cookies but ended up giving one to Scott. The added in fiber made me full!
All right. I have some recipes to conjure up and a full afternoon of getting my act together to complete some projects before training tonight. I hope to check in a bit later if time allows!
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Questions of the Day
• Are you more of a pumpkin spice or peppermint flavor person?
• What is one inspirational meal or snack idea you’ve enjoyed this week? (Feel free to link it below!)
My answer is both. I continuously and secretly enjoy both flavors in my coffee drinks and protein bars throughout the entire year, and rotate them with each other to avoid getting burnt out. Whoops.
I’ve been a fan of the Chocolate Peppermint Luna bars FOREVER! They are just fabulous for that mid-afternoon chocolate craving+snack. I’ve also become a huge fan of the White Chocolate Macadamia Luna bar too!
That’s probably my second fav! 🙂
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
Both…I like peppermint with chocolate and pumpkin for everything else. Your dinner salads looks great! I think it’s so nice you and Scott go to Fitness Pilates together. A good workout date! 🙂
I’m just happy he likes it as much as I do! Like, as in hate to like, that is. It’s not the easiest! 😉
Both, but I love peppermint whereas I only like pumpkin. I feel like peppermint gets overshadowed! Poor peppermint : (
I shared some of my peppermint favorites that you have to try if you are peppermint person here – http://fitfarmwife.com/take-care-and-treat-yourself-peppermint-love/
My favorite new snack this week is Kali Original Parmesan Crisps I found at Whole Foods. Try them at your own risk, soooo good!
Haha, it certainly does. Those crisps sound YUMMY! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Peppermint everything for me usually, but I can’t help but love pumpkin in the fall.
I swear one of these days we’re going to cross paths! I’m in the Rochester area and frequent many of your recent postings (i.e. Bar Louie, Kruse and Muer, etc.). One of these days 🙂
That’s too funny! I’m sure we will. I’m in Rochester Hills!
Elsie @ Sharing Healthiness
Mmm tough question!! Ha! I guess there is no need to choose…pumpkin for Fall and Peppermint for Winter! 😉
Ha, I love that theory! 😉
I love ’em both! But I’m probably more hooked on pumpkin right now. Love! 🙂 I’ve actually never had a Luna bar. One of my favorite snacks lately is air-popped popcorn with coconut oil and celtic sea salt! And that fitness pilates class sounds pretty good! Sounds like something I’d like to try at some point. Do you know if those classes are available all over Michigan?
I love LUNA bars! Their flavors are so unique and the ingredients taste fresh and unprocessed. LOVE air-popped popcorn! Hmm, I’m not sure if it is. I know they are offered at most Life Time Fitness gyms, but I will ask next time I’m in!
Nicole @ Squash on Squash
Pumpkin spice all the way, forever and always. I’m actually not a huge peppermint fan, but I like it’s refreshing taste when it comes to gum, and occasionally ice cream!
Mint chocolate chip ice cream is my fav!
i like both! love seasonal favorites !!! 🙂 but i am on the pumpkin train for sure!!!
I’m very much a pumpkin girl until you put chocolate mint in front of me. It’s an impossible decision!
I’m definitely going to have to go with pumpkin spice, but that’s mostly because I am just not a mint person AT ALL. Also, thanks for the heads up on those sweet potato chips. Those have my name written all over them!
They are dangerously addicting. Good luck!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
I definitely love peppermint, but I think I’m more of a pumpkin gal if I had to choose. 😉 Although I haven’t had too much of an urge to break out the everything pumpkin quite yet thanks to this still crazy hot weather we have hangin’ around.
I am thankful for our hot weather at the moment. Ha. I love fall! But I’m just not ready for winter.
your dinner looks great! Does your husband take the pilates class with you? and I’m with ya….I’d happily eat pumpkin or peppermint anything 😀
Not a fan of pumpkin flavoured stuff. I’m all about anything and everything peppermint.
I didn’t used to be either! Can you believe that?! Now I’m obsessed. Funny how our tastebuds change!
Krystal @ Krystal's Korner
Pumpkin spice is my favorite all the way! I’m not the biggest fan of peppermint.