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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday

I have been taking a lot of pictures of my meals lately, so I thought I would link-up with Jenn over at Peas and Crayons to share some of my favorite eats from this past week.

First up, my all time favorite meal! Oh my, I just love when My Hunter makes this for me! The sautéed mushrooms add just the right flavor to the steak. Mmm! He surprised me with this over the weekend, and it's always such a treat.

What a guy! ;)
We also tried out this new meatloaf muffin recipe and it was definitely a hit!

I am starting to wonder if or when I will ever get sick of Greek yogurt, strawberries and granola. This has been part of my day for quite a few days in a row lately. I add a dash of cinnamon to top it off. Yum, yum, yum! 

Breakfast yesterday morning was similar, but sadly I was out of granola. :-( I added blueberries to spice it up though, and I have to say I loved it.

My morning snack yesterday was my Vanilla Shakeology. I tend to stick to my same recipe for this, but I switched it up and made this Snickerdoodle one. It was good, but next time I will be cutting back on the cinnamon. Two teaspoons was a tad too much for me.

I didn't get a picture of lunch, because I pretty much ate it one handed, which wasn't too easy with it being a turkey and avocado wrap, but such is the life of a mom, right?! :-) The girls were having me help them carry some of their toy houses out to the yard so they could sit on a blanket and play. It was 70 degrees here, so I was all for them being out enjoying the day!

My afternoon snack was three celery stalks and a tablespoon of natural peanut butter. 

Am I the only one that thinks peanut butter makes everything better?? Haha! Monday I threw some on my banana too. I just can't get enough of it. ;)

Supper was later than normal, because I waited for My Hunter to get home from work so we could workout together. We did Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs from Insanity. I didn't get as much out of the workout because I had the baby clinging to me wanting to be held. His little eyes looking up at me got me every time. I would sit down for a bit on the floor with him and then try to pop back up when he started playing again.
Photo bomber, haha! ;)
Supper... salmon over quinoa with snow peas. No picture. Completely forgot because it was nice just visiting with My Hunter.

Lately I have become quite obsessed with macadamia nuts. When we run to Costco, I will pick up a big container of them to have on hand for an easy, fulfilling snack option. 

Call me a nerd, but I love looking up and finding out the health benefits of things I am eating. I thought I would share the benefits of this yummy little nut with all of you in case you have a little "nerd" in you as well. ;)

  1. Anti-Aging
  2. Prevents Dry Hair
  3. Strong & Healthy Nails
  4. Heart Diseases
  5. Weight Loss by speeding up metabolism, reducing body fat
  6. Antioxidants
  7. Help Reduce Cholesterol
  8. Effective for Treating Dry & Damaged Skin 
{Umm... yes, I will take a whole pallet please! :-) }

So there you have it. A peek into what I have been eating lately. I enjoy seeing what others are having; thought maybe some of you would like to see mine.

What has been your favorite meal lately?

Do you work out in the morning or evening? I prefer morning, but when My Hunter is here, I work out whenever he does. More fun to do it together.

What is your favorite nut?


  1. Lately I have been loving protein pancakes with peanut butter (completely agree peanut butter makes the world go round :) ). I love working out in the mornings so when I have time I do mornings when I don't I usually still start the morning with a little run or something to wake me up and then I do an afternoon lift like today :)
    Favorite nut, gosh that is a hard one! I will go with cashews!

    1. Haha, yes, love that... makes the world go round! Definitely! Thanks for your comment.

  2. I've I mentioned how much I love your header! You are so gorgeous! Loooks like a yummy day of eats! I LOVE macadamia nuts too but they are so expensive! Especially the raw, unsalted ones I like from Whole Foods. Worth it though!

    1. Aw, thank you, Giselle! You are so sweet, and I think the same of you!

      You are right about macadamia nuts... super expensive so it's more of a treat around here. :-)

  3. Ooh! My husband also makes some wonderful steak + mushrooms! It's one of our favourites (and I love that I never have to cook if we're having steak). Meatloaf muffins also sound good!

    1. A night off of cooking is always a treat, isn't it, Yuliya?! :-)

  4. I really prefer to workout in the morning...hard for me to fit it in any other time of day! We've been eating chicken...lots of chicken! Lol And the only nut I really like to eat are almonds straight out of the shell. Or maybe pecans on a turtle sundae! =)