A Long Weekend Visiting Ryan & Chels

It’s Monday, and a happy Monday at that as I have today off from work. Don’t get too excited, as I’ll be driving for about 8 hours today! I spent Friday night to Monday morning outside of Harrisburg, PA, visiting my brother and sister-in-law.

I took a half day at work on Friday, and hit the road, arriving to their house a little after 8. Let me tell you, driving 8.5 hours while on the Whole30 sure was something. It was easy eating wise, as I had my cooler all packed with plenty of meals, but man, the fluctuation of moods sure was something! I would be energetic, then exhausted, happy, then really annoyed. Luckily this only last on Friday, and by the weekend I kicked the mood swings.

We spent Friday night just relaxing, eating and playing a board games.

My energy wasn’t as low as I had expected it to be, but this was one of the times that I was thankful for Ryan and Chelsey’s love of sleeping in! You know I was all about getting as much sleep as possible! We slept until a little after 9 am, and ate breakfast while watching House Hunters.

whole30-breakfastAfter breakfast, we headed around the corner to the West Shore Farmer’s Market, which made me feel like a little kid in heaven! The market has everything you could imagine; produce, donuts, pizza, baked goods, & meat.west-shore-farmers-marketWe were there for the produce, and I stocked up on an awesome deal on sweet potatoes. 69 cents a pound! Not only were the sweet potatoes locally grown, but they were so vibrantly orange and tasted better than any I have ever bought in the store.west-shore-farmers-marketFrom there, it was on to the gym, and gosh, their women’s gym is oodles better than mine is back home!imageAfter our workout, we went home, ate, showered, relaxed, and then Chelsey and I went out shopping while Ryan did grad school work. Around 7, we headed into downtown Harrisburg for their friend’s birthday celebration. We ate dinner at Firehouse Restaurant, before bar hoping until midnight. The night was a lot of fun and their friends are such a funny group!firehouse-restaurantParis <3harrisburg10 hours of sleep on Sunday. It. Was. Glorious! We all woke up a little after 10, and after a big breakfast, we headed to Hawk Rock for a 3.1 mile hike! Loved making it an active rest day in the great outdoors. It was even 60 degrees out, which is crazy for mid-November! Aunt Mare – they say hi! 🙂

hawk-rockTurns out that we actually missed the trail entrance because Ryan parked in front of it, so we ended up hiking a completely random trail, haha!hawk-rockThe views were mostly of the woods, but we did happen upon a stream at one point, and yes, Ryan brought his walking stick from home.

hawk-rockThe rest of our Sunday was spent eating & watching football. It was the perfect weekend full of quality time and relaxation with Ryan & Chelsey!

What did you do this weekend?

WIAW: What I Eat on a Rest Day

Days off from working out might be less stressful on my body, but it doesn’t mean that I have less of an appetite. Here’s a quick look at what I ate on Monday, which was a complete rest day. The only walking I did was around work, at the shopping outlets, and in my house. #Lazy {{Also, make sure to enter yesterday’s giveaway for compression socks!!}} Head on over to the full What I Ate Wednesday party!

Breakfast 8:30 am

Chicken Stir-Fry! This meal is the easiest thing ever to put together, and it’s so delicious! I feel good eating this, and it keeps me full and satisfied.

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Snack 11:30 am

Strawberry greek yogurt with peanut butter. I love this little bit of sweetness early in the day. This keeps me from going crazy later in the day from lack of something “sweet.”

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Lunch 1:30 pm

Extra-lean ground turkey burger on an english muffin with fresh veggies. I’m tired of these burgers, but it was the 2nd to last one I had to finish, and I was determined to not waste food!

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Snack 3:30

Cookies & Cream Quest bar with peanut butter {recycled photo}. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it! 🙂 I know protein bars every day aren’t recommended, but I never feel unhealthy eating these, and this is another snack that keeps me from binging on junk food later in the night. Again, every one is different, so do what works for you.quest-bar-pb

Dinner 6:10 pm

1 can of tuna fish mixed with 1/2 tbsp olive oil mayo, with crackers to spread the tuna on. This snack/meal was a staple for my Dad, brother and myself growing up. This is the lazy way to get full!tuna-crackers

I was so full from dinner that I actually didn’t need an evening snack. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted to eat out of comfort, but I didn’t allow myself to do that. I typically have a few pieces of candy, like Hershey Kisses, a day, but since I didn’t workout, I held off.

What keeps you from binging on sweets?

Do You Listen to Your Body or Brain? & Larabar Winners!

Before we get into the meat of this blog post, let’s talk more important things, such as the SEVEN winners of my Larabar giveaway! Thank you all for entering, and don’t worry if you didn’t win this time around. I have SO many bars to giveaway, so be on the lookout for quick mini giveaways where I will announce a winner or two the next day, and entries will be as easy as saying the flavor you want to try the most out of ALL of the Larabar flavors, etc. It will be easy and fun to enter/win! 🙂

So to the 7 ladies listed below, I have emailed you this morning so check your emails so I can get your winnings sent your way! 🙂

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So my question is, “when do you listen to what your body tells you and what your brain tells you?”

I try to most of the time to choose the right thing, but sometimes my stubborn self just wants to rebel, you know, like pushing my body until it reallllllly needs a rest day. Sometimes it’s so hard to follow your game plan of taking a rest day on Day Y when you just really want to workout or if your body feels good. The risk is feeling like the bottom of a trash can the day after {Day Z}, making it hard to make it through work and life without looking like this:

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When all along if you listened to your brain and took the actual rest day, you wouldn’t feel like Cousin Itt.

So when I want to put off a rest day, a way for me to make sure that I actually rest is to have a later than usual night. Even if it’s staying out an hour later than normal, that extra hour will throw me off, and it’ll take me longer to fall asleep = wanting to sleep in and not workout the next day.

So let’s play the brain vs. body game, and don’t forget that one situation might be better to listen to your brain, while the other situation might be best to listen to your mind.

I listen to my brain when it tells me to buy all of the peanut butter. This is my work stash, although that Teddie’s Peanut Butter has been in there since Christmas when my brother was home. He likes Teddies & I like Jif Whips, but when he forgot to take it back with him, I adopted it because no jar should be left alone.

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I listen to my body when it tells me what it needs. My mid-morning snack as you know from many WIAW, is Greek yogurt with peanut butter. Lately I’ve been having a lot of headaches at 3 pm, and I think it’s because by 3 pm I’ve typically only had 6-10 grams of fat, saving the last 30 for the afternoon and night. Instead, I’m trying to switch my morning and afternoon snacks around to see if a snack with more fat/carbs/protein will help me feel better as the day goes on, and enjoy a lighter snack later in the day.

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All day long I really just wanted to make protein pancakes. I listen to my body when it knows 2 nights in a row of pancakes for dinner isn’t as good as a big bowl of chicken stir-fry. My body wants a bowl full of nutrients!chicken-stir-fryI listen to my brain when it says to “treat yourself.” Having fun snacks is how I keep from binging on an entire jar of peanut butter or a package of Oreos. Seriously. I pretty much have 3 snacks I eat every day almost routinely:

  • Greek yogurt with 1 tbsp of peanut butter
  • Quest Bar – with peanut butter if it’s during the day, without peanut butter if it’s eaten at night
  • A wrap or english muffin with peanut butter
  • Protein/Casein shake

Okay, so it seems like a lot of peanut butter, but I will only eat peanut butter during 2 snacks. If I have a shake for my last meal/snack of the day, then I will have peanut butter on my Quest bar at work and skip the wrap/english muffin.

But back to this snack topic. For months now I have not felt the need to overeat or binge, unless we are discussing Thanksgiving meals. I’m giving myself the snacks that I want and that keep me happy. My body might tell me that I should have veggies with hummus or an apple and almonds for a snack, but my brain is telling me otherwise because it KNOWS how my body will react to those snacks.

So last night my brain told me to buy a can of whipped cream to put on top of my night snack. I didn’t need my afternoon snack yesterday, so by the time I was finished dinner, I still had 2 snacks planned. I nixed the last one, and decided to treat myself. I ate my greek yogurt with peanut butter, but I topped it with whipped cream. Why? Because my brain told me to. 🙂

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 What does your brain & body tell you to do? 

WIAW: Everything I Ate Yesterday

A What I Ate Wednesday post has been long overdue, and now that I have been mixing up my meals more than before, I thought today was a great day to give you a glimpse at the latest meals that I have been obsessing over. A big thanks as always to Jenn for hosting this fabulous link-up!

Breakfast

I know it might seem rather weird, but chicken and sweet potatoes is one of my favorite weekday breakfasts. I wouldn’t have this on the weekend, but I like the staying power it has after an early morning workout and before my snack on a work day.

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Mid-Morning Snack

For quite a long time now, greek yogurt with a spoonful of peanut butter has been my go-to mid-morning snack. It cures my sweet tooth, and is just filling enough to carry me until a late lunch. If I were to have this around 3 on a work day, I probably would be ready for dinner by 4:30.

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Lunch

Chili with cheese, yes please! Nothing says winter like chili, and nothing says heaven like a bowl full of cheese.

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Mid-Afternoon Snack

An egg and cheese sandwich. I am SO obsessed with these that I have to eat one every day. I know again that this is an odd snack and would typically be considered a main meal, but because I count macros, I can make it possible for an egg & cheese sandwich to be a snack.

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Dinner

After work I headed over to Lindze’s to spend the evening with her and Mike and little Lucas. I totally forgot to bring the souvenirs from the Smithsonian for Lucas that I picked up on my trip, so it just means that I get to go over again next week! We failed at both doing funny faces at the same time. It’s always me looking like a cray cray person!

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After a bit of playing, we settled down for our go-to cousin dinner of tacossss!!! {Recycled photo, but I skipped the cheese and sour cream/plain greek yogurt toppings. I had salsa and fresh matos (as Lucas calls them).

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Evening Snack

My go to Quest Cookies & Cream bar. This is a photo from a few weeks ago, but I love it!

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I want a burger and fries so badly, but not the “icky” feeling that I would get from it. Give and take people!

Protein Pancake Squares

Okay, so last week when I was sick, Ger said he was going to whip up a batch of his protein pancakes for us to eat for dinner. I was more than on board! If you’ve followed by blog for awhile now, you’ll know that I love making protein pancakes, so to find a guy that loves them just as much as I do, well, it’s pretty much the perfect set-up.

So Ger and I worked as a team to make the mix. He eyeballed all of the ingredients, and I just mixed. I think the idea to make these as squares instead of pancakes was out of pure laziness, but I’m so glad he went that route, because the squares were so good! It didn’t taste like cake, but I felt like I was almost eating cake. We topped them with regular and blueberry maple syrup. One word. Heaven.

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Friday and Sunday I spent time in the kitchen recreating this for both dinner and breakfast since I didn’t want to have to wait for Ger to have these again. Since I was making for 1, there was a lot less batter. I considered using a smaller pan, but I just went for it with the 8X8. There was only a thin layer of batter in the entire pan, but that was a blessing, because it made the crunchiest squares ever.

protein-pancake-squaresI had used a pancake mix with jimmies for my choice of flour/oat, and I loved how festive it made the bottoms of the squares. I think that helped a lot with the crunch factor, because on Sunday I made the same batch, but the sprinkles had dissolved in the batter over night and there was no crunch.

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Are you ready for the easiest recipe ever?!

Protein Pancake Squares

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop protein of choice
  • 2 tbsp PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
  • pinch of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 44 g of pancake mix or oat mix of your choice
  • Sliced bananas (optional –  but awesome)

Directions:

  • Set oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix all ingredients together. If the mix is too liquidy, keep adding the dry ingredient of your choice, whether it be flour, protein or PB2
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, or until it’s cooked to your liking

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And that is what I have been chowing down on for this week’s WIAW!

What’s the best recipe you’ve baked with protein powder?

Holiday Party & Finally In The Christmas Spirit

After this weekend, I am officially in the Christmas spirit, a lot more later than usually, but it’s finally here and I’m ready to take full advantage of the last few weeks! I saw a Santa driving a red truck with the license plate, “S.Claus” on Saturday, which is what totally turned the spirit on.

So Thursday I was still really sick, which explains my absence on the blog on Friday. All I really wanted was to rest and not spend time on my computer after work, so that’s what I did.

Friday I was still pretty exhausted, so I spent my evening reading in bed. New book. I was hooked by the first page, so I know this one will be good!
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Saturday

After not being able to get enough sleep every night of this past week, this weekend was mine to sleep until I woke up. Saturday I awoke around 8:30 and got a workout in. I attempted running, but 2 miles felt like 50 on my lungs. Crazy how one day I can run just fine while sick, and the next it hurts to breathe.

After working out, I did a little cleaning around the house, before running out quickly to pick up a Christmas gift. Around 4, I headed over to Ger’s. We ran out quickly, before it was time to get fancied up for my company’s holiday party. I didn’t make it last year, but I wish I had, because this was an incredibly fun night.

Santa (our CEO) arrived, and led a group of coworker carolers.

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And Santa gave hilarious gag gifts to some of the staff. Things got a little out of control.

IMG_1351Ger and I shared 2 pieces of cake, which were both amazing. We left the party around 9:20, and went back to his place to finish Bates Motel. I am so depressed that we made it through both seasons already. We stayed up talking until about 12:30, before I headed home to get some rest.

Sunday

Given the fact that I probably didn’t get to sleep until close to 2 am, all I really wanted to do was sleep the heck in. 9:20 came around, and I knew that if I didn’t wake up then, that I would probably sleep until 10:30. I got up, went downstairs, and baked breakfast, which were the protein pancake squares that we made Wednesday night. (My mix had jimmies in it, hence the Christmas colors 🙂 )

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I enjoyed the squares while blogging and watching a Hallmark Christmas movie. Once my body was more awake and my food had digested, I headed over to the gym for a light workout. Post-gym, I enjoyed my new favorite post-workout snack, thanks to a great find from the bff Lindsay. It’s called the Beltsander Brownie.

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The rest of the day was spent grocery shopping, meal prepping, watching football, and reading.

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What is your favorite post-workout snack?

Have you been to a holiday party yet this year?

Tell me something random about your weekend! 🙂

WIAW: I Am Unpredictable This Week

I’m really glad that you guys loved yesterday’s post on all of my really awkward and bad dating stories. I kept remembering more, so I might have to start a draft for part 2 of really awkward date stories. Who doesn’t love a good cringe every now and then? It also makes us feel better about ourselves knowing that someone out there had a far more horrible date than you did. I didn’t have any bad dates this week, but I have eaten some really good food, thanks to the accountability of Jenn’s What I Ate Wednesday.

Last week when I said that I like eating lunch/dinners for breakfast, some of you were all, “that is so weird!” I get that a lot, but it’s usually about my personality, but then I started missing real breakfast foods and decided it was time to bring back one of my favorites. Dippy eggs with a sweet potato hash that was loaded with brown rice and 1 sliced up roasted apple chicken sausage. I love that this meal has a healthy combo of carbs, protein and fat, which means this breakfast keeps me happy and full for quite some time.
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I’m on an egg kick this week. Sometimes I won’t crave them for weeks, and then randomly I just want eggs at every meal. On Sunday’s long run, I kept dreaming about what I was going to reward myself with for fuel post- 6 miles. I had a huge craving for an egg & cheese sandwich on an english muffin, but because I only had a Joseph’s tortilla wrap, an egg & cheese wrap it was!

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I was actually sort of bummed when it turned out to be a dippy egg. I prefer a combo of hard/dippy, so the yolk isn’t completely cooked, but it’s not dippy either. Oh well, it was still a delicious and healthy way to fuel my body!

egg-cheese-wrapI’m bringing a little excitement into my life, and instead of pancakes, I dusted off the cobwebs on my waffle stick maker, and made waffle sticks instead. 6 waffle sticks are better than 4 pancakes. I do still prefer the fluffy and sticky texture of the pancakes, but sometimes quantity wins.{{ I use Kodiak Cake protein pancake mix — Target — $4.99 }}

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After having a wide assortment of teas to choose from at Lindsay’s over the weekend, I ended up grabbing two flavors of Celestial Seasonings tea at Target. The Gingerbread Spice I knew would either be a hit or a big big big miss. Gingerbread is either too much or just perfect for me. I have a Yankee Candle in this scent that always gives me a headache, but gingerbread cookies I can devour.

This tea was way too strong for me, but because I didn’t want to put it to waste, I decided to steep the tea, and use 1/2 cup of the tea water for the water that I needed for my waffle sticks/pancakes. It wasn’t too overpowering, but it gave it a unique flavor that I really like. So just remember, if you have a tea that you’re not too found of, you can always use it in recipes. Get creative! 🙂Celestial-Seasonings-Tea

One of my Dad’s clients is Cedars, a company that makes really great hommus (I always spelled it hummus, wth!), taboule salad, and other great dips. My Dad came home last week with about 10 coupons for free items, so we are loving on their products right now. I brought the roasted red pepper hommus to work with me along with celery sticks to dip into the hommos. I haven’t enjoyed hommus in close to a year, and I forgot how good it is! I’m really excited to use the coupons to try other products of theirs that I typically would not try.hummusStill loving almost-daily gluten free rice cakes with all of the peanut butter on top & Quest bars for an evening snack.

Quest Bar and PB Rice Cake

 

What is your favorite breakfast?

What is the one breakfast you indulge in that you wish were healthy?

Mine is fluffy pancakes with about 2 cups of chocolate chips, drenched in maple syrup.

 

My Fav. Evening Snacks & An Arctic Zero Giveaway

Do you want to know why I love Wednesdays? It’s halfway through the work week, I can use the camel emoji to wish my friends a happy hump day, I can watch the previous night’s new episode of Chicago Fire (because I go to bed at an elderly time), and most of all, because it’s the biggest food day of the week for us bloggers with What I Ate Wednesday.

I’m a lover of all things. Food. Bearded men. Tattooed men. Peanut butter. Sweets. You name it, I probably love it. I love eating. All day, every day. I could eat breakfast foods for every meal, but it’s really my night time treat that I typically look forward to the most.

I can knock back peanut butter in the evening like it’s my full-time job. Opps. PB Crave jar gone in days. This jar was crack. No wonder I couldn’t sleep last night and my chin is breaking out. I ate all of the sugar! Lesson learned in a big, hard way.

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I love a good Cookies & Cream Quest Bar before bed. And to keep with snacks to satisfy my sweet tooth, a good ol’ protein shake made with peanut butter is a winner as well.

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Another favorite evening treat of mine has been Arctic Zero, a healthy alternative to ice cream that is:

  • gluten-free
  • lactose intolerant friendly
  • made with natural ingredients

About a month ago, Arctic Zero reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing their product. This was an easy “yes” for me, as I’ve been a big fan of these for a bit now. I didn’t expect to open my package and find TEN pints of ice cream. Holy cow!

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The pints of ice cream, which are high in protein (12 g per pint), and also low carb (28 g per pint), make this the perfect night time treat. I can eat an entire pint in one sitting and not feel guilty. Coffee, Sea Salted Caramel, and the Vanilla Maple are my absolute favorite flavors.

IMG_1037Unfortunately, the Chocolate Peanut Butter and Cookies & Cream didn’t have a strong flavor, which totally bummed me out, but I know others love those flavors, so really it just depends on your taste buds!

My and the ol’ best friend for life, Lindsay, LOVE our fro-yo, but sometimes our fro-yo bowls just aren’t healthy by the time we reach the register. I mean, no bowl of fro-yo is going to be healthy, but there is a fine line between a healthier bowl and a bowl that will cause you to gain 20 pounds over night. Lindsay and I are all about make your own fro-yo bowls at home. The main ingredient being Arctic Zero. I LOVE topping these with melted peanut butter and whipped cream. So fabulously delicious!

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When you just need to satisfy that sweet tooth and want to demolish a pint of ice cream due to a break-up, PMS cravings, a rough day, a good day, or just any day, Arctic Zero is a great choice to cure that craving, especially by saving your waist-line.

I love having options to foods that aren’t as healthy, and for me, this is an option that I love and believe in. Luckily for you guys, I have FOUR pints of Arctic Zero to giveaway, and because I like winners, 4 readers will each win their own pint.

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The giveaway will end Monday October 13th at midnight, and I will announce the winners Tuesday the 14th at 9 am. Good luck! 🙂

I received 10 pints of Arctic Zero free of charge in exchange for a review and a giveaway. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.

WIAW: Chicken Sausage and Oatmeal Obsession

I have made progress over here in terms of meals that I am addicted to. I have almost kicked my chicken and green bean obsession, and have moved on to a few other meals, which will be showcased in today’s What I Ate Wednesday post, courtesy of Jenn’s weekly link-up.

Before I made progress, I did however enjoy a breakfast of grilled chicken, green beans, and white rice. I’m testing something out with the white rice here and I’m not too sure if it will stay in the rotation, but we shall see!

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For some random reason, chicken sausage was taking over my mind, which meant that I had to stock up on Nature’s Place Apple Chicken Sausage (the best flavor evs)!

For breakfast I’ve been loving sautĂ©ed chix sausage mixed with onions, peppers, and served with eggs.

chicken sausage eggs veggiesVersion 2 with mushrooms instead of onions. This one wasn’t as good as the onion/pepper mix, but it was still rocking.
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And then an onion/spinach mix with white rice. This one rocked and was my favorite combo so far. The white rice hurt my stomach after, but my stomach had also been hurting all day (yesterday), so not sure if it was life or the rice that caused the pains.

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This fall weather is also having me on an oatmeal kick, that and the fact that my running has increased. I always associate running with oatmeal. Yes, I know that I could have unprocessed carbs to fuel my running, but just let me eat my oats. Thankyouverymuch. On Saturday I combined an almost empty container with a full one, and when I went to open it on Sunday, it exploded.

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So yes, oatmeal with an egg white mixed in and topped with peanut butter is my favorite breakfast after an intense workout, especially if it’s running related. Carbs = happy body.

oatmeal with melted peanut butterThe donuts looked so good while apple/pumpkin picking… you know, the apple cider donuts, so instead, I made a batch of my own protein pancakes. I was really hesitant on how these would taste, especially after seeing how they looked, but I was blown away by how awesome they were. They don’t even taste healthy. I topped a batch with some peanut butter, which was absolutely fabulous!

chocolate protein donutsSome of you requested the recipe, so here it is. I found it on this girl’s Instagram account. Saturday & Sunday mornings I LOVE creeping Instagram for fun new recipes. I do this before I get out of bed. Actually, I also do it during the work week too.

Hmmmm, what else have I been enjoying? My mid-morning snack has always been greek vanilla yogurt. I either mix PB2 or real peanut butter in it, depending on how hungry I am and also what fits my macros for the day.

And that’s a wrap on what I’ve been eating the past few days.

What’s your favorite donut flavor?

Strawberry frosted with rainbow jimmies is my FAVORITE. Chocolate glazed is also incredibly fab.

 

 

WIAW: Current Favorites. Obviously There’s PB

With an increase in my running over the past few weeks, my appetite has definitely skyrocketed, making me want to eat all of the food, and have actually been craving different foods, but maybe that correlates to the weather change that occurred over the weekend.

Fall is here, which means my favorite summery meals are being replaced by some of my favorite fall meals and snacks. So for this week’s edition of Jenn’s What I Ate Wednesday, let’s take a look at some of my favorite things I have eaten over the last few days.

Oatmeal is officially back into my weekend menu. Oatmeal probably won’t be a food that I eat during the work week, mainly because some days it just doesn’t fill me up, and when I’m at work, it’s important that I eat meals that will keep me satisfied for long periods of time. It is however, the perfect breakfast to enjoy on a chilly Saturday morning before a training run.

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I’m also loving on Fuel for Fires both as an afternoon snack and after a workout where I don’t have a protein shake on hand. Remember, if you haven’t already entered the giveaway for a 4-pack of Fuel for Fires, head over to yesterday’s post to enter the giveaway!

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My go to lunch again is chicken kebabs with green beans. I am on a serious green bean kick. Like, need all the green beans in my life. Could be worse things!

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The other lunch I’m addicted to… turkey wraps. I use Applegate Farms turkey, throw in a little salad mix and mustard, and wrap it in a Joseph’s wrap.

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Most people I know enjoy eggs for breakfast, but I’ve been the odd one who enjoys eggs at dinner time. Breakfast foods are my absolute favorite, and enjoying a cheesy veggie omelet is one of my new favorite ways to celebrate surviving another work day. Cheese solves everything. Amiright?!

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The other day we had fresh strawberries in the house, which meant topping my peanut butter greek yogurt with diced up berries. So delish! Any combo of peanut butter and berries is a solid win in my book.

greekyogurt_strawberriesAnother snack favorite, heated frozen blueberries topped with warmed natural peanut butter. Warmed berries + melted peanut butter = fabulousness.

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 Favorite snack or meal of the week?

Have you jumped into baking with pumpkin yet?