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WIAW – Recap Post

Hi Guys.  I think it was cold out last time I did one of these posts so I thought I’d share with you what I ate yesterday.  So, while today is definitely Thursday, we’ll still call it “What I Ate Wednesday,” because it’s actually what I ate on Wednesday ūüôā  Boy guys, Wednesday sure was A DAY.  Like one of those days that moved so quickly it makes your head spin but moved so slow you constantly found yourself checking what time it was.

Wednesday morning actually started out slow.  I woke up at 5:05am without an alarm and decided that instead of waiting until 6:15am to go to bootcamp, I’d just go to the gym and take it easy on the elliptical with some good ‘ole Netflix.  Currently switching between Grace and Frankie and House of Cards.  Who else watches?!  Because I went to the gym an hour earlier than normal, I actually had time to cook a breakfast I hadn’t had in what felt like decades…Anne’s Banana Pancake!  I never seem to have ground flax when I make it but I had garbanzo bean flour so I gave that a try and it was perfect.  I topped my pancake with fresh blueberries, my homemade whole milk yogurt, and peanut butter.  Hit. The. Spot. ūüôā  Enjoyed with black coffee!

By the time I arrived to work, it had been almost 3 hours since I had my pancake and I was craving something sweet.  I listened to my body, and treated myself to a donut.  No shame at all.  Enjoyed with the rest of my coffee.

Then I was off to a meeting that would end up being the longest meeting of my life.  2.5 hours later, my body was screaming, feed me!  It was lunch time.  I like to eat as many veggies at lunch as I can to fill up, and I love that the cafe at our hospital has these amazing veggie salads every day that employees can purchase for .91 cents.  Lately, I’ve been bouncing between the broccoli bacon salad or the kale salad.  Today was broccoli bacon day!  I paired the salad with some leftovers:  pulled pork (this recipe + BBQ sauce) + sweet potato + cabbage / spinach salad.  So good.

I’m a snacker and today was no different.  I got hungry multiple times throughout the afternoon.  First were these “banana cookies.”  Recipe included only 4 ingredients too!  Banana, nut butter, chocolate chips, and oats.  Definitely more granola-y than cookie like, but it still tasted good.

Next was a giant container of blueberries and cherries.  Who else loves summer fruit?

Still feeling hungry around 4, I had about 10 whole wheat crackers to tide me over.  I probably should have spread peanut butter on them… regrets ūüôā

Then, a once and a blue moon treat for me, a coke zero.  I gave up soda cold turkey a few  years ago and rarely crave it now.  I usually only want a few sips and that’s what went down here.  I put the rest in the fridge and might drink more later in the week.

Dinner was late because I work late on Wednesdays.  I had to drop off something at my parent’s house so in good fashion, I raided their fridge.  Veggie, chicken and feta wrap + chips.

 And because it’s impossible to end the day without chocolate, chocolate.  This dark chocolate and orange bar I bought recently.  Chocolate paired with a guilty pleasure of mine, Pretty Little Liars.  Anyone else watch?

So that was my day.  Ever have a day where you can’t seem to stop eating?  I eat when I’m hungry and I was hungry far often than normal

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What I Ate Wednesday (#WIAW) Recap

Hi friends. ¬†It’s hard to believe that Thursday has hit us already. ¬†The weeks seem to keep going faster and faster. ¬†Another week almost down means I’m less than a week to starting my new job at Margaret Mary Health. ¬†It’s exciting! ¬†So yesterday on snapchat (@kaplanrm – give me a follow), I decided to share everything I ate. ¬†I was pretty on it and didn’t leave out a thing. ¬†Except water. ¬†Which for me was miraculous that I remembered to drink quite a few glasses of it. ¬†I’m going to try and keep up with sharing my meals and snacks on snapchat every Wednesday, but if you didn’t follow along, here’s the recap!


6:00am Р7:00am:  Wake up.  Drink black coffee.


7:00am Р8:00am:  Hit up the gym for a quick workout.  I had to be out the door for some appointments at 8:45.  I squeezed in a quick 15 minute warmup on the stairmaster before making up a circuit that I repeated for 15 minutes.  It involved 12 bosu pushups, 12 bosu situps, 12 bosu burpees, 12 bicep curls, 12 tricep dips, and 12 squat press.  Repeat till time is up.  Workout was quick but efficient.  I definitely got my sweat on.

8:30am:  Quickly shoved breakfast into my stomach.  I was running late so thank goodness I had left my oatmeal in the fridge overnight to soak up some of the milk and let the frozen berries defrost a bit.  I just had to pop it in the microwave and presto!  Breakfast was served.  The hard boiled eggs were a spur of the moment purchase from Trader Joes and they have been saving my life all week.


11:00am:  Quick coffee stop.  I had to get blood drawn and it was traumatic, so I treated myself to a soy iced coffee.


12:15pm:  Snack time.  These are becoming my new favorite.  (Sorry Kind bars).


1:30pm: ¬†My mom called me spur of the moment and asked me to meet her and my sister for lunch at my favorite, Sleepy Bee. ¬†So happy I was free. ¬†I’ve never ordered off the lunch menu (breakfast FTW!) but decided to try the turmeric chicken salad. ¬†It was wonderful; it was loaded with flavor, light on the mayo and had tons of cilantro. ¬†Served with a side of sweet potatoes. ¬†Yum!


4:00pm: ¬†Snack time (again). ¬†Like I mentioned in my last WIAW post, I tend to snack a lot over the day. ¬†I didn’t want to over indulge because I had dinner plans with a friend later, so I enjoyed some leftover cilantro lime riced cauliflower from dinner the day before, topped with some guac.


5:30pm: ¬†Snack time (again). ¬†I lied when I shared this on snapchat. ¬†I made this recipe for banana bread and had to taste it. ¬†I like this recipe a lot because it really isn’t very sweet, but it’s moist and hits the spot. ¬†I used canola oil and subbed in some coconut flour.


7:00pm:  My friend Becca and I had a cooking date.  We made one of my favorite things, taco stuffed sweet potatoes.  We did this version with chicken breast, and stuffed our potatoes with all the fixings (guac, black beans, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and taco seasoning).  HIT. THE. SPOT.


9:30pm: ¬†Craving a sweet treat. ¬†Saw these at Kroger and decided I had to find out how they tasted. ¬†Spoiler alert, delicious. ¬†I only had a couple. ¬†Treats like oreos are totally fine when eaten in moderation. ¬†Just don’t eat the whole bag in one sitting.


And just for fun, I thought I’d share this mornings breakfast with you all. ¬†I enjoyed that banana bread I made. ¬†Since it isn’t very sweet, I pumped it up with some awesome toppings and it hit the spot. ¬†I microwaved some frozen berries and drizzled almond butter over the top and fancy banana bread was served.


Have a great day everyone!

What was the best thing you ate this week?

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