Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WIAW #7

Happy Leap Day!  Maybe it is the novelty that it should be March 1st right now...or maybe I'm just strange (uh yup, more likely)...but I'm pretty excited that 2012 is a day longer than usual!  Also because I have a couple fun ideas for the kiddo I nanny for and I to do later on!  Ohhh, and that we all get extra snacking time in this year! ;)  If you're looking for a new healthy snack to conquer that "salt tooth," then check out yesterday's post.  (Sorry about the self-promotion, but these are too good not to share with my WIAW amigos.)

A big thank you to Jenn for hosting, as always, and thank you for swinging through!






Breakfast: Honey Whole Wheat Chia Seed Pancakes w/ a scrambled egg

These pancakes were sooo good - great flavor & very filling.  I got the recipe from a blog I read often, Peanut Butter Fingers.  There are some really great recipe ideas on there, as well as fun workouts! 



Lunch: Mushroom-Scallion Frittata w/ salad

I'm not normally a big fan of mushrooms but, for whatever reason, this frittata was screaming my name when I saw it in Whole Living's Power Foods.  I had the entire thing whipped up in less than 15 minutes and each serving is only 112 calories - and a serving is a quarter of the pan, not some teeny sliver like some recipes.  A definite repeater!  I'll be posting the recipe sometime soon, so make sure to check back. 


Dinner: Healthy, Hearty Chili chock filled with vegetables & topped w/ Greek yogurt & cilantro

Another recipe that I scored from a blog - Fit in Heels.  It is seriously veggie-packed with tomatoes, carrots, celery, onion, and zucchini (chopped & grated) as well as protein-packed chicken breast and beans.  I spiced it up with plenty of cayenne, of course. ;)


Snack #1: Quaker Oat Banana Bread bar

I picked these bars up after a friend recommended them.  They taste just like a piece of banana bread and are nice and soft.  I'd rather have a slice of homemade bread (who wouldn't?) but these will definitely be a great quick snack to have on hand.


Snack #2: Fresh pineapple

Nothing to say here except yum!

Have you tried any new foods or tasty products lately?  I have been discovering a lot of new foods/products through WIAW, which is another bonus of playing along!

23 comments:

  1. Yummy looking pancakes, I might check them out. I definitely like PBFinger's banana bread protein pancakes, I have made them about five or six times ;) So those would probably be good too!
    The banana bread bars look good!

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    1. Her banana bread pancakes are on my list for next! Good to know that they are also yummy :) Thanks for reading!

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  2. Those pancakes sound yummy!! I actually started incorporating chia seeds into my breakfast and diet this past week! I love it so far :)

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    1. I recently started using them too - they're pretty neat! The blog where I got the pancake recipe has a bunch of other great chia recipes that I've tried - the cinnamon chia seed granola was awesome on yogurt! Enjoy & thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Yummy day! I'm in a bit of a rut lately. I need to actually start making all of these things I'm pinning.

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    1. Thank you! I'm totally guilty of doing the same - pinning things to try but never actually making them! Someday, right?! ;) Thanks for reading my WIAWs! :)

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  4. Your frittata looks so delicious!

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    1. Thank you! I'm planning on posting the recipe very soon so check back, if you're interested :) Thanks for reading!

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  5. Pancakes and eggs are a great & yummy way to start the day! :)

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    1. I couldn't agree more! I really should do it more often heheh. Thanks for checking out my WIAW :)

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  6. That pineapple might be my favorite part of the post! [Obviously I'm longing for a tropical vacation...] Have you ever put mint on your fresh pineapple? Life-changing...

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    1. Ooh, a tropical vacay would totally be amazing! :) I haven't tried mint on it before but will be sure to give it a go soon. Thanks for the suggestion & for stopping by!

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  7. peanut butter fingers is a great blog! those pancakes look fantastic.

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    1. Agreed! She posts some great recipes & workouts and she is always so upbeat - I love reading it! Thank you for swinging through :)

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  8. I'm a frittata fanatic! And I always add mushrooms :) that looks delicious!

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    1. I hadn't made one in ages but will *definitely* be making them more often - crazy quick to throw together and SO good! I plan on posting the recipe in the next couple days, so check back if you're interested. :) Thanks a lot for reading!

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  9. The pancakes look awesome! You totally have me craving a big plate of them now! Thanks for sharing the recipe...I think I know what's for breakfast tomorrow morning!

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    1. Pancake breakfasts are seriously the best! I hope you enjoy them - let me know if you try em out! Thanks for reading :)

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  10. Those soft bake bars by quaker look delicious! :)

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    1. They are pretty tasty, as far as prepackaged bars go! It suggests heating them up slightly for a treat so I'll have to do that soon & compare. Thank you for stopping by :)

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  11. I just had the most amazing trail mix ever by Navitas Naturals it was AMAZING! nice looking eats I want some of those bars too!

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    1. I found them at good ol' wallet-draining Target ;) Thanks for the heads up on a yummy trail mix - always on the hunt for snacks! And thanks for reading!

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  12. A heads up in case anyone comes back to this post:

    The frittata recipe is up on my blog now! :)

    Here's the link: http://www.massachuseats.com/2012/03/make-it-mushroom-scallion-frittata.html

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