Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WIAW #8

Another week, another WIAW!  I have always looked forward to Wednesdays, since it is the day that my babe and I see each other during the week.  <3  But, now I also look forward to sharing my eats with you all and drooling over what has been cookin' at your home.  I guess there's a bit of voyeur in us all...the non-creepy kind, of course.  ;)

Be sure to stop by Jenn's page and check out some of the other WIAW wonderful bloggers!


The theme this month is all about fitting in more green veggies and fruits ...which I apparently didn't do too well with on this day.  Ah well, there's always next week!

Snack: a Think Thin Creamy PB bar

I ate this before my 9:30am Crossfit class...I definitely need something in my tummy before a tough workout but certainly not a full breakfast.  This bar did the trick - I had energy to give it my all, didn't get lightheaded, and wasn't weighed down.  #score

Breakfast: A homemade multi-grain waffle topped w/ plain 0% Chobani, diced peaches, & a sprinkle of chia seed granola with egg whites

I often bust out my waffle maker to whip up a big batch of waffles, which I then individually wrap and freeze. Much easier (and faster) than dirtying up the iron for one at a time. Loving the yogurt, fruit, and granola topping lately :)

Lunch: Light chicken parmesan cutlets with a lettuce, tomato, & cuke salad

My boyfriend and I had made this healthier version of chicken parm with whole wheat spaghetti for dinner the day before. But, I knew I was having pasta with dinner so I just ate these plain...still really good haha!

Dinner: Cajun Chicken Pasta!

I had been dying to make this Skinnytaste recipe.  Glad that I finally got to try it because it was absolutely delicious.  Looking forward to the leftovers for sure!

Dessert: A chocolate protein smoothie

I figured I'd earned a treat so I blended together some chocolate protein powder, a frozen banana, some skim milk, and a squeeze of honey. It was the perfect after dinner snack - decently healthy, thick & creamy, and oh so chocolatey!  [Random aside: The funny little face is the logo for New England-based chain, Newbury Comics. Love, love, love that store!]

What do you make for a quick treat when you're trying to keep on the healthier side? Have a super awesome week, guys!

16 comments:

  1. My healthy treats are creamy yogurt with berries, dark chocolate or popcorn! I'm going to try out that Cajun chicken pasta - it looks awesome

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    1. You got me craving popcorn now! Heheh and you certainly can't go wrong with dark chocolate :) Definitely give the pasta a try - super yummy!

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  2. I've had my eye on that Skinnytaste recipe too. Good to know it's delicious, I need to make it soon!

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    1. Her photos were a lot prettier than mine, which is what drew me in lol ;) I hope you try it & enjoy it as much as I did!

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  3. Cajun spices sound so good right now...as do waffles. Maybe I need a sweet-AND-savory fix. ;)

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    1. It sounds like it...but I don't know if I would recommend Cajun-seasoned waffles! ;)

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  4. We love waffles here. Although I need to get a new waffle iron, mine is ancient and doesn't make for poofy waffles :-(

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Oh yeah, you gotta have some poof to waffles - otherwise, they're like lead weights! I have a $30 Cuisinart waffle iron and it works great! And no prob - back at ya :)

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  5. What a clever waffle topping- healthy but decadent!

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    1. Absolutely - syrup is great and all, but its nice to switch it up! Thanks for swinging by my WIAW :)

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    1. This is the only flavor I've tried so far - looking forward to trying the others! Thanks for reading :)

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  7. I really like think thin bars... they keep me pretty full for an energy bar! I like your waffle topping as well :)

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    1. Thank you! And I agree - they have a lot of protein & not a ton of sugar so they're a great & filling snack!

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  8. Huge fan of 85% dark chocolate for a quick treat... that's my go-to dessert :)
    You're making me crave waffles too

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    1. Mmmm yum - love dark chocolate! I bet you could whip up an amazing dark chocolate waffle to solve this dilemma ;)

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