Wednesday, May 2, 2012

WIAW: Going Halfsies

Peas and Crayons

Breakfast Part #1: Fruit Cup
I thought I'd try a fruit cup before 5 a.m. boot camp and see how energetic I felt.  Clearly I snapped this pic before my shoes were on!  I felt alright after eating it.  Nothing worse that burping what you just ate when you are trying to work out & that didn't happen with this fruit (Was that too much information?  Sorry, I have no filter today).  This fruit was much better than other canned fruit, because the chunks were firm and not mushy.  And...hellooo~fruit serving before the sun comes up!  Can't beat that :)

Breakfast Part #2: Spinach & Eggs, Mini Smoothie & Coffee 
I don't know why I'm incapable of making pretty eggs when a camera is present.  Well, whatever.  I sauteed a heaping cup of spinach until it shrank down, then added an egg and an egg white and cooked it all up.  I made a mini fruit smoothie on the side consisting of 1/2 of a frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 container of leftover Greek yogurt (blueberry) and some almond milk to get things moving.  It was not as sweet as my smoothies have been as of late, because I guess I'm used to the vanilla protein powder sweetening things.  Of course I had to get in some coffee, too.

Mid Morning Snack: 1/2 Luna & Minneola Orange
I had half a Luna bar leftover from the other day.  It's rare that I don't finish a bar, but things have been hectic at work.  So I ate the other half today and actually only ate half of that minneola orange (What's wrong with me??  Since when do I only eat half of stuff?!).  Anyways, I'm not "nuts" over this Luna flavor (ha ha).  My favorite is the blueberry crumble.  It's like pie.

Lunch: Sort of Quesadilla & Broccoli
This was a clean out the fridge kind of lunch.  I had the leftover sweet potato, black bean mixture with some light provolone and spinach in a high fiber tortilla with a side of broccoli.

Afternoon Snack: Veggies & Hummus 
This chunky, rosemary infused hummus was made by yours truly for an Endless Simmer post (now if they'd only post it...).  I enjoyed it with some carrots & cucumber sticks.  I only ate about half (again?!) and threw the rest in the office fridge for another day.

*UPDATE: My hummus recipe is up on the Endless Simmer blog: Chunky, Rosemary Infused Hummus

Dinner: Chicken, Sweet Potatoes & Veggies
I experienced a bit of a grill-fail tonight-totally overcooked my chicken and left the beautiful grilled exterior stuck to the grill grates.  Sigh.  Just that kind of night, I suppose.  I did manage to salvage dinner with some awesome sweet potato wedges and roasted broccoli/cauliflower mixture.

After Dinner Drink
God, I bet people reading this blog think I'm an alcoholic.  I'm not, I swear.  Though I don't make a habit of it, I did enjoy a lovely brew after dinner.  Love this flavor!

Dessert: Sort of Ice Cream Sandwich
my toes make another appearance ;)
Remember this chocolate graham cracker with fat free Cool Whip from a previous WIAW?  It's even better when you put it in the freezer overnight.  The graham cracker gets soft like a real ice cream sandwich.  For like half the calories.  I mean, come on.  It's a no brainer!

Well, I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE those ice cream sandwiches. When my mom did weight watcher back in the day we always had those in my freezer growing up. SO good. And I agree I always liked them a day or two old so the graham crackers got softer

Sara said...

whoa. this graham cracker ice cream sandwich looks awesome. if only i had graham crackers. and cool whip...

Kelley @ said...

Ok.. thats it. Your cooking for me from now on. K thanks :)

Seriously everything looks so delish and healthy!!

Little Miss Hungry said...

The Raspberry Wheat is definitely the best! They just released a lemon shandy flavor that I've been dying to try, though :)