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Good Morning!

This WIAW is going to be, I wouldn’t say boring, but I will say simple, easy, delicious, and healthy, so check it out.  Make sure you also check out Jenn’s page.  She has some amazing dishes!


After a long weekend, I got to sleep in yesterday, woo hoo!  Instead of waking up at 5:30, I got to sleep until 8:30!  I didn’t have to go to work until 12, so I lounged around the house a little bit and played with the dogs.  Then came breakfast.

Breakfast: Around 9:30 ish

I could NOT decide If I wanted over easy eggs with toast, protein pancakes, fit french toast, oatmeal, or scrambled eggs.  Even though it’s been hot out I’ve been craving oatmeal.  I guess I just went too long without it.  Lately I’ve been putting a scoop of peanut butter in my oats, which is fantastic, but I was craving apricot preserves yesterday.

So breakfast was a combo of things:  Protein Oats with sugar free Apricot Preserves (I’m not a strawberry or grape or anything like that fan) with scrambled eggs.

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Oats:  1 packet plain oatmeal, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, 2 egg whites, water, 1 stevia packet = fluffiest oatmeal ever!

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Then I had some coffee on my way to work which is totally weird and random because I usually HATE coffee!  I like it this morning though, a little cream and stevia and I was good to go.  I don’t know why I was so tired because I got to sleep in a little bit.  I guess that just means I can’t handle the party lifestyle of boating and drinking all weekend, I’m officially old.

Lunch:  Around 1:45

I had leftovers from Monday nights dinner.  In the mix;  Ground turkey, sausage, turkey bacon, scrambled egg, green beans, and spinach.  Also half of a banana.


I had a Protein shake after my crossfit workout at 5:30, also LOTS of water!  You must refuel with protein people.


Dinner:  Around 7 ish

NY Strip Steak:  seasoned with a tiny bit of sea salt and pepper, Mrs. Dash, and garlic powder

Asparagus (soooo easy, steam in the bag!)  I added salt and pepper, garlic, and a splash of lemon juice, YUM!

Also some fresh veggies on the side!  I got some cucumbers from the farmers market and they were lovely 🙂




Dessert: 9:15

Vanilla Protein Mug Muffin with 1 tbsp  chunky peanut butter

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • splash of almond milk and water- mix until a smooth consistency
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 stevia packet

Microwave for 70 seconds- you don’t want it too dry 🙂



What are you eating lately? Love or hate stevia? I don’t taste the bitterness people talk about.

Are you a peanut butter freak like I am?

I realized yesterday that I didn’t eat any peanut butter at all?  WHAT, THAT”S CRAZY!?

So what did I do?  Of course after dinner I had to eat some straight from the Jar. And yes, I went back for a second scoop 🙂

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Lily stared me DOWN while I ate it.  Whose dog doesn’t love peanut butter!

 I think they like it more than humans.  She looks kind of angry actually.


I like Smart Balance Peanut Butter because it tastes great and:

All-natural, peanut butter
Deep-roasted peanuts for extra flavor
No hydrogenated oil
No partially hydrogenated oil
Naturally sweetened
0g trans fat

Excellent source of Omega-3 ALA
(320 mg per serving, 20% of 1,600mg daily value)
7g of protein per serving
0mg cholesterol

Here are some fun recipes for those peanut butter freaks out there:

Granola Energy Balls

Protein Power Balls

French Vanilla PB2 Protein Shake

Microwaveable Peanut Butter Cookie For One

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Healthy Apple Nachos

I never even used to eat peanut butter, and I stayed clear away when I was a kid…Now I love it.

Yesterday’s Breakfast:

Scrambled eggs before I drove to work. (I’ve been eating the heck out of some eggs lately)

At work I had plain oatmeal with stevia, and cinnamon.  Topped with blackberries and walnuts. This was a good one!



My snacks were not that fun …

Beverly International protein shake with some almonds.

Fresh broccoli with yogurt ranch dip, and a granola energy ball (which I am now out of.. tear)  😦



An apple on the way home to hold me over until dinner.


I was supposed to go to crossfit but I didn’t get out of work on time…plus I can barely walk normal since my legs are so sore from the snatches yesterday!  So I took the day off, much-needed.


I snacked on some crab n spinach dip with carrots while I decided on what I should eat…By the time I actually made my dinner I wasn’t even that hungry anymore.  O well I could still eat!

Grilled turkey and bacon wrap on low carb tortilla

Inside:  spinach, laughing cow cinnamon cream cheese, tomato, and chopped hard-boiled egg

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After dinner I had some plain Greek yogurt, which I just cannot get myself to like!

I even topped it with berries,  nuts, and a little honey….

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I still wasn’t a fan.. Maybe if I keep trying it I will learn to love it.  I ate about half and couldn’t finish the rest, sad.

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I went to bed feeling a little frustrated because I felt like I ate way to much right before bed…

Oh well, I guess it happens and I try not to worry about it too much.  I know I am not going to gain a fat roll over night  😉

Does this ever happen to you? 

Whats your favorite flavor of Greek yogurt?

Do your pets love peanut butter?

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