what i ate wednesday

it’s been ages since my last WIAW. i kind of missed taking pictures of all my meals so yesterday i decided to bring it back! here’s all of yesterday’s food.


dark chocolate sea salt KIND bar + iced coffee

Since i work pretty early in the morning, i usually either just bring breakfast with me to eat or eat a small snack to hold me over until i get home (i work a split shift). yesterday was the latter so i had a KIND bar. (decided to start doing a WIAW after this hence the recycled picture).

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Kodiak Cakes with protein powder, banana, chocolate, and peanut butter

my goodness this meal was good. i simply added 1/2 a scoop of Vega One to 1/3 cup of Kodiak Cakes mixed in half a sliced banana and a chopped dark chocolate square, and then topped them with the other half of banana, some peanut butter, and a drizzle of maple syrup. i will most definitely be repeating this meal!

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stuffed eggplant + apple with pb2

i got the recipe for the eggplant from the Tone It Up nutrition plan and it is so good! i definitely need to make this recipe again.

i brought a Cosmic Cranberry kombucha with me to work in the afternoon that was refreshing in the warm weather we’ve been having! photo 2

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grilled tilapia + baked sweet potato with ghee, coconut sugar, and cinnamon

i had this same meal for lunch yesterday so the leftovers were eaten last night. it doesn’t look like much, but it’s delicious!

as i type this post, as soon as i finish i’m headed downstairs to get a snack ;) not sure yet what it’ll be but i’m thinking maybe some cereal or popcorn!

make today a good one :)


A day in the life {9.2.14}

5:30am – alarm goes off. Read daily quote from ‘Stay Strong‘, get out of bed, wash face/go to bathroom/brush teeth/get ready for work.

5:55am – head downstairs. Turn Keurig on. Feed kitties. Make iced coffee. Grab a clif bar to eat during work and before kickboxing.266_clif_bar_chocolate_chip_peanut_butter_crunch

6:05am – leave for work.

6:15am – arrive at the school I work at. Do a puzzle, color, and play with kiddos for 2 hours ;)

8:20am – 1st shift of the day is over. Drive to Kroger to get gas since empty light just came on.

8:45am – arrive at gym. Go change into workout clothes.

9:00am – kickboxing tiiiiiime.

10:00am – workout done, wow my arms and shoulders are sore.

10:15am – get home. Make [second] breakfast real quick. Have a yogurt bowl with a pb2,  a baked Quest bar, and granola. Eat.get-attachment.aspx

10:30am – head downtown to go to work’s office to drop some paperwork off.

11:45am – home. Put chicken in the crock pot for dinner.

12:00pm – shower time. Do hair and make-up.

12:30pm – head to kitchen to bake some banana bread.get-attachment.aspx

1:00pm – read some blogs.

2:00pm – make lunch. Decide on Sunnie’s black bean wrap (SO GOOD). Eat.get-attachment.aspx

2:35pm – get ready to go back to work.

2:45pm – leave for work.

3:00pm – get to school. Set up, snack time, homework/quiet time, then play, play, play. (also ate a piece of banana bread that was mentioned earlier).

6:00pm – go home :)

6:15pm – home. Say hi to kitties. Play fetch with Eddie for a few mins (pretty sure he thinks he’s a dog…), change into PJs and wash face (don’t judge at how early it is…).

6:30pm – type up a couple blog posts, including this one.

7:15pm – getting hungry. Time to eat dinner. Make a sandwich with chicken I put in the crockpot earlier in the day (tastes so similar to pulled pork and even reminds me of Cafe Rio! I’m definitely a fan). Also have some broccoli salad on the side.get-attachment.aspx

7:40pm –  Watch ’19 Kids & Counting’ while blogging some more.

8:00pm – Dessert time. Maple vanilla Arctic zero with pb, homemade AB cup, and granola :)get-attachment.aspx

8:10pm – TV time.

9:15pm – bed. (remember, I get up early ;) ).



Have a great Wednesday :)




A good day of eats.

Yesterday was one of those days where everything just sort of hit the spot. Don’t you kinda love it when that happens? :) Here’s what was being eaten yesterday!WIAWbutton



Since my first shift of work (I work a split shift) is from 6:15-8:30am, I usually need something to tide me over until I can eat a real breakfast when I get home. On Tuesdays I usually take kickboxing at 9am at the gym after work, so I had peanut butter chocolate chip clif bar for a “pre-breakfast” to give me some energy. I also had some homemade iced coffee along the side :)


I didn’t get home from the gym until about 10:15am and was more than ready for a heartier meal. I decided to go with my favorite choice of summer, greek yogurt with pb2, granola, and a baked Quest bar. I hadn’t had it in quite some time and it was delicious.


Since I ate breakfast so late, I wasn’t that hungry when lunch time rolled around. I held off eating until the latest possible since I had to be back to work, and decide to go with a salad with 1/2 a roasted sweet potato, cucumber, turkey, dried cranberries, pistachios, egg whites, goat cheese and honey lemon dressing. I also had a rice cake topped with pb&j on the side to round out my meal.


By the time I got home from work I was more than ready for dinner. I decided to go with something easy and chose to eat my favorite frozen pizza. I also had some carrots & hummus on the side.


I finally tried the coconut Arctic Zero, and it is SO GOOD. It tastes so close to coconut milk ice cream I cannot believe it. I topped it with a homemade almond butter cup, granola, and pb2. So good!