Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WIAW #11

This gorgeous weather has got me pumped up! I love not being bundled up in a sweatshirt, running outside without gloves, and soaking up some of that warm vitamin D. :) Well, I suppose I do have one complaint: all of the damn bees buzzing about! Yeah, yeah - I know how great and important to the ecosystem they are. But I intensely dislike bees because, on more than one occasion, I have had the misfortune of them flying into my face and stinging the shit outta me...for no reason. Seriously.  I'm gettin' real good at ducking and dodging, however...

Anyways, I know you aren't here to read about my various phobias. You're here to see some eats! Can't blame ya - that's the reason I frequent this little corner of the blogging world too. So, a big ol' thank you to Jenn and all the others who make WIAW fabulous - let's get this started! (By the way, did you all see Jenn's Zucchini Cups?! Omg drool, def happening asap!)







Breakfast: Oatmeal w/ banana, cookie butter, chia seeds, and ground flax

Sorry, I'm sure you are already sick of seeing this breaky pop up on my WIAWs. But I don't think I'm quite ready to stop eating it yet. Not only does it taste amazing, but it keeps me totally full until lunchtime! Very few other breakfasts successfully do that for me.


Snack #1: Strawberries

Nothin' like some juicy red strawberries...well, except maybe raspberries. ;)


Lunch: Grilled chicken and salad (lettuce, cukes, tomato, red onion)

Another staple meal here but, again, it always does it's job at keeping hunger at bay. Except when I'm at work and there's a damn jar of chocolate eggs staring me down... Must. Resist. The. Chocolate. *smacks hand away*


Snack #2: Baby carrots w/ kalamata olive hummus

I forgot to snap a pic - apologies! Anyway, this hummus from Trader Joe's is fantastic! I <3 olives, so I immediately snatched this up without a second thought.


Dinner: Pulled pork slider w/ coleslaw, sweet potato-pecan pudding, and cucumber salad

This was a special little nosh! My babe won a couple entries to a local AAA to learn about the Phantom Gourmet cruise. Aside from that, the local Firefly's BBQ would be providing noms and they have pretty killer BBQ! Oh, and did I mention that all three of the Andelman brothers - Dan, Dave, and Mike - would be there?! They are the awesome guys behind the fabulous Phantom Gourmet. [For those of you not in the area, go here to find out what you're missing!] I am a huge fan of the show and their events, so it was kind of a big deal for me. ;)

My babe, Dave, Mike, me, Dan!

Well, that's about it from me this week. I'm off to check out what you've been chowing down on and get some new breakfast ideas. (Maybe...)  Have a wonderful Wednesday and an even better week!

10 comments:

  1. Cookie butter? I've never put anything on my oatmeal except fruit and brown sugar. Maybe I need to branch out!

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    1. Ohhh yes, cookie butter - it makes breakfast heavenly ;) Since I began WIAW, I have discovered so many new oatmeal variations! Its been fun experimenting

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  2. I feel ya on the bees... not a fan! There was one trapped in my room the other day that was the hugest bee I had ever seen, not joking! I had to call in my mom to get rid of it, sad but true lol

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    1. LOL I did the same thing a couple of weeks ago. #noshame ;)

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  3. I know exactly how you feel on the repetitive breakfast front but it is so hard to find something satisfying enough keep you full. In high school I used to keep granola bars in my bag to stop from passing out from hunger between my 6:30am breakfast and my 12pm lunch period! Hey congrats on finding a breakfast that's works!

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    1. Well, I'm okay with my repeating breakfast but you guys are all probably sick of seeing it on here lol ;)

      And, in my opinion, the time between breakfast and lunch for kids in school - HS, especially - is ridiculous!!

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  4. Just seeing the word "cookie butter" makes my mouth water! And your BBQ dinner sounds amazing!

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    1. Hehe, agree! :) Thank you - the sweet potato-pecan pudding stuff was amazing...I gotta get the chef to part with the recipe lol

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  5. You are so healthy and that breakfast looks and sounds amazing! I am a huge chia seed fan :)

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    1. Thanks Lindsay! I try to eat as healthfully as I can so that those splurges are really special :) I'm always looking for more chia seed ideas so if you have any, let me know!

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