Happy Hump Day, and happier day off to me!
Since today is Wednesday and I’ve been wanting to broaden my horizons in the blogging world, I figured I would hop on the Peas & Crayons‘ WIAW bandwagon and list in great detail every single thing I’ve eaten today. Since it’s something I kind of do anyway, why not?
I am trying to veer away from documenting every meal on the daily. You will notice my posts will start to focus in on maybe one special, featured meal. I want to keep things exciting and this way, it’ll be more thrilling, everything you’d ever hoped for and more when reading my blog! You into it? Good. Me too.
Nutty Nut Butter Protein Pancakes (adapted from PBFingers’ Greek Yogurt Protein Pancakes)
Cooked on medium high heat with coconut oil
- 3/4 cup oats
- 6 oz. greek yogurt (I used Fage 0% original)
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tb almond milk
- Spoonful of peanut butter
- Spoonful of almond butter
- 1 handful chopped walnuts
- Ground flax meal (your discretion)
- Chia seeds
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
Topped with almond butter, peanut butter & chia seeds
Watermelon: my summer fling
Cool Quinoa, Veggies & Hummus
- Quinoa (Basil & black pepper seasoning) w/ chopped bell peppers & mushrooms
- Dollop of hummus
- Sliced bell pepper
Coconutty Coffee & Pretzels
I wanted to try this whole coconut milk in coffee craze I’ve been reading about in fellow health blogs, and since I was home all day doing schoolwork, I figured today was the day. After searching the house for coconut milk we supposedly had, I found some– canned. I didn’t know this was an issue until I thought about the logistics when it actually came down to opening the can with the can opener.
From consulting with one of my fellow health-foodies, I don’t think this is the kind for coffee, but I tried it anyways for kicks. It gave my coffee a nice flavor, but really didn’t dissolve all too fantastically.
Next time I’m at the store, I will have to pick up some coconut milk in a carton. Now that seems a little more realistic.
Coffee is something that I tend to drink pretty much daily, as do A LOT of people, so implementing a creamer substitute that is so much less processed and just overall better for me is the best route to take. Don’t ya think?
I still need to try coconut water though…
Pesto Topped Salmon & Salad
- Fresh frozen salmon
- Garlic basil pesto
- Olive oil
Let filet thaw out, cover thawed salmon filet w/ olive oil. Top each filet with a thick layer of pesto. Bake in oven at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
- Homemade Italian dressing
Deliciously crisp grapes
After reading through so many healthy living blogs lately, I feel inspired to really try my best to eat as clean as I can. This means no processed foods whatsoever. There are so many awesome whole foods options out there that I’m sure is I won’t feel limited in doing this. (Not Whole Foods Market, but real, wholesome foods–I do need to make a trip there soon though!)
I’ll also be trying to stay away from gluten, or too much of it anyways, as I’m sick and tired of that undesirable post-meal bloating. Not cool.
My mom ran by GNC today and picked up some protein powder for us! I’m already so pumped for the shake I plan on making in the morning. I’ll give you deets on that tomorrow!
Alright, well only 2 more days until the weekend and my trip to Blacksburg! We can make it!
Chow until next time!