It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another WIAW. What I Ate Wednesday is a fun weekly post/blog social event started over at Peas and Crayons. If you want to follow my eats everyday, become my friend on MyFitnessPal.
This past week I found a bunch of fun new foods/drinks and I also started the new school year. Which means I’ve transitioned from “summer staples” to “school staples.” I have a lot of fun photos to share with you this week, so let’s get started.
I tried The Fitnessista’s Breakfast Cookie for the first time this week, and I can say that it is the best make-ahead breakfast I’ve had. Period. Delicious, modifiable, and packed with protein. If you haven’t tried it yet, do it.
Next up is a fabulous food find from Trader Joe’s: Gourmet Chicken Meatballs. I bought both flavors: sun-dried tomato, basil, provolone AND spicy buffalo style with blue cheese. The nutrition is for the buffalo, but the sun-dried were similar (150 calories).
Those who know me know that I am a coffee lover, so I was thrilled to see this can of limited edition Peaberry Kauai coffee beans at Trader Joe’s. It says medium roast, but it’s definitely a full-bodied coffee. A great way to start the day.
What was the best thing you’ve eaten today? This week?
- Do you have a go-to salad idea to share?
- Have you found any new foods?
- What’s your favorite make-ahead breakfast?
I highly recommend joining in on the WIAW posts! Not only do you get a TON of great ideas for healthy, interesting meals, but you can make some new blogging buddies, too.
On a side note, late last year when school was ending, I was really struggling with heavy snacking in the afternoons, after school until dinner. It was like I had a compulsion to overeat, and I set myself back every single day because not only was I eating way too many calories, but I would get really sluggish and not work out. I had some ideas for how to tackle this, and I’m proud to say that so far this year (I’m only 2 days in, but I’m feeling confident about this), I’m not having that same issue. Part of it is that I’m eating more at each meal (400 calories), but I’ve also changed my habits. I get home, change, and take Sofi for a walk immediately. Then when we get back, I clean up my lunch stuff and set up my lunch bag for the next day. Afterward, I head straight into a workout. And by then it’s time for dinner. Alternately, I’ll go straight from school to workout, then come home and do the walk, clean-up, set out tomorrow’s clothes, and cook dinner routine. The point is, I keep myself busy and don’t sit down until it’s finally time for dinner, and that makes all the difference.