For this month’s What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW), Jenn at Peas and Crayons created a new, awesome theme: WIAW Goes Pink – Spooky Snacks & Healthy Halloween Treats!
Love it! Pink is to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness – something that is so important as breast cancer affects all of us in some way, shape, or form. Whether it’s you, a family member, a friend, or anyone in between, I bet all of us have been affected somehow. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who have lost loved ones, those who are currently battling or supporting those who are, and those who have had to deal with breast cancer. Someday a cure shall be found for ALL cancers – that is my hope, my belief, and my dream.
Pink is also the color and theme of Audrey Rose’s first birthday bash from this past weekend. If you missed the post or if you have a daughter or just love pink and sugar & spice, you should definitely check it out now. So pink. So girly. So fun.
Now let’s talk WIAW. The other day for breakfast I threw a random concoction together and I actually ended up totally loving it and wanting to share it with you!
Protein Coconut Flour Oats
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1/4 cup oat bran
- 3/4 cup milk (plus more, if needed)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Cook in microwave for two minutes. I topped mine with strawberries and a drop of maple syrup to sweeten it up a little. I also added a bit more milk when it was finished cooking. The bowl was so creamy, so rich, and so full of flavor. I loved it and will definitely be making it again. I’m thinking a pumpkin addition would be delish!
Lunch this week has been leftovers. Monday and Tuesday’s leftovers included the holy humongous turkey sandwich. Today’s lunch will be leftovers from last night’s dinner, so let’s just skip right to that. Jonny and I are leaving town on Friday; hence, our fridge is looking a bit bare. Itz time to use what we have. I pulled together some pantry staples just like I did before we left for Cancun.
It doesn’t look appetizing, but itz really quite delicious. I made a box of macaroni and cheese (I picked up a box that happened to be dairy-free and gluten-free and on sale at the grocery store last week.). I prepared it according to the directions, then added a bag of rainbow broccoli slaw (raw, shredded broccoli, carrots, and cabbage), two cans of pinto beans, and a sautéed diced onion. It made an enormous batch which will be consumed and enjoyed again and again.
Something that I have not been eating leftovers for is dessert/after-dinner snack. Monday night was Mama Pea’s Hot Apple Pie Smoothie.
With all the apple talk, apple picking, apple pie, apple pancakes, apple everything this Fall, this is one recipe you won’t want to miss. I discovered it a few months ago and have continued to make it time and time again. Last night, however, was a more chocolatey treat.
Specifically, a dark chocolate peanut butter treat, complete with a pink placemat and a pink straw. In the mix: ice, dark chocolate almond milk, cacao powder, ground flaxseeds, chocolate PB2, and a dash of honey! It cured my sweet tooth. Jonny’s too.
So I didn’t quite have any spooky treats, but the smoothies could be considered healthy
Halloween treats! How are you supposed to make food spooky anyway? I guess I’ll have to browse the other WIAW posts today!
Spooky treats? Healthy Halloween treats? What do you think?