Thank you so much for all of your congratulations on yesterday’s post! I can’t stop smiling and am just honored to join such a wonderful community. Enough about FitFluential (for now), let’s talk influential eats.
WIAW happens every Wednesday and is hosted by the lovely Jenn at Peas & Crayons. I have a post full of good food, so get yourselves ready! Breakfast was an unbelievable bowl that I was kind enough to make not only for myself, but for Jonny, as well. “Now that’s a healthy breakfast bowl, if I’ve ever seen one,” he exclaimed.
In the mix: 1 whole egg, 2 eggwhites, kale, pinto beans, nutritional yeast, grape tomatoes, and salsa. Yum is right! My students go to specials at 9:15 and I’m not going to lie: I’m usually hungry by then. Even with my protein-packed breakfasts, my tummy is still grumbling. To my defense, I eat breakfast around 6:30, so having a snack three hours later is actually preferable. Anyway, I have found a new love: homemade, healthy, iced coffee!
In the mix: lots of ice, 1 scoop of Sunwarrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 cup of coffee, 1 dropper of NuNaturals vanilla, 1 dropper of NuNaturals cocoa bean, 1/2 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds, and 2 tablespoons of shredded unsweetened coconut, blended until smooth and served over ice. Holy amazingness! I try not to make it everyday because I don’t like consuming that much caffeine, but I could definitely drink it everyday. Like multiple times. Way healthier and way less expensive than Starbucks. Sorry I’m not sorry, Starbucks.
Let’s talk lunch. It’s been the same ever since I got my beloved spiralizer. Spiralized zucchini or squash, beans, other veggies, and sometimes a grain. This week has been no different.
In the mix: squash, roasted cabbage, and pinto beans. (Yes, pinto beans have been making an appearance in my breakfasts and lunches. I am trying to finish them up from last Sunday during my batch cooking session!) Since I like a little more protein with my meals, I always have some greek yogurt or regular yogurt on the side.
Confession: I had frozen yogurt for dinner last night. Sorry I’m not sorry (again). However, yesterday was a cause for celebration, plus my girls’ soccer team met at a local fro yo joint to celebrate their amazing 7 – 1 season.
In the mix: raspberry, cake batter, and dark chocolate topped with sprinkles. Mmm, mmm, mmm! Fro yo is totally thebombdotcom. I will show you a picture of a more balanced dinner that was consumed on Sunday at my in-laws.
We love colorful plates over there and this one definitely was! (Side note: the more colorful your food is, the more nutrients it has. With the exception of sprinkles. Sorry, sprinkles, but I do still love you.) Chicken and veggie kabob, baked beans, sweet potato, and asparagus.
This was the second time I made Mama Pea’s Roasted Asparagus with Browned Butter, and both times were a hit! If you ever need to please a crowd with a green vegetable, that recipe is the one to follow. And when you get asparagus for $1.50 per bunch at the Farmer’s Market, it makes it even better.
Is your plate usually colorful?