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WIAW–Feelin’ Snacky

February 1, 2012

Happy Wednesday!!!! You are halfway through the week! Can you feel the weekend!? It’s coming, I promise! Thank goodness for What I Ate Wednesday, since it’s a great way to keep me entertained in the middle of the week! I love checking out new blogs and recipes! If you are new to WIAW, check it out on Peas and Crayons.

Today’s WIAW is featuring all my food from Monday! Mondays are normally a very long day for me, but if you read my post on Monday, then you’ll know that I had my later class cancelled, so I got to head home early! I was a happy camper.

My day started out with… EGG WHITE OATS! Okay, I understand that I have a bit of an obsession, but don’t worry, I have some plans to mix up breakfast. I was just soooo in the mood for them!

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And yes, this is a recycled photo… I was in such a hurry that I didn’t think to take a picture! That’s one negative thing about these oats, they take a long time to make and a long time to eat! And I had a bus to catch to get to my 8:30am class! So delicious though.

Oh, and I was not watching the Office this Monday morning, I was watching Friday Night Lights on Netflix. I AM ADDICTED. Someone mentioned it in the comments, and I decided to check it out. LOVE it! Anyone else?

On Mondays (as well as Wednesday and Thursday) I have class straight through lunch time, so I end up having a snack during lunch time and then lunch when I get home around 2. Not ideal, but I make it work.

For my snack, I only had 10 minutes to eat so I had two pieces of Jamie Eason’s cinnamon swirl protein bread and an apple!

I loved her other flavors (pumpkin and chocolate) so much that I wanted to try out the cinnamon one as well! I baked them on Sunday so they were ready to go for the week!

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The cool thing about this recipe was that you added a layer of cinnamon and stevia in the middle and on top!

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They were absolutely delicious, and a little more dense than the other bars (which she warns you they will be). The only changes I made were using garbanzo bean flour and then applesauce in lieu of baby food and no vanilla yogurt (which was optional) because I didn’t have any.

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I also had an apple, some almonds, and some tea I bought at school as my snack. And see that little bottle filled with white liquid? That’s almond milk for my tea! My dad gave me some little fluid containers so I could bring my own almond milk and add it to coffee, since most coffee shops don’t offer almond milk. Thanks, Dad!

By the time I got home, I was STARVING. We are talking stomach eating itself hungry! On the bus ride home, I’d read Kath’s most recent post, where she showed her lunch, which was a brown rice and veggie scramble. I knew that’s what I wanted.

I didn’t have brown rice, but I did have some millet that I’d cooked up the week before just for occasions like these! I mixed 1/3 cup millet with some steamed okra and then some cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and onions that I had sautéed Sunday for meal prep. After letting all that heat up, I added in one scrambled egg and mixed it up until cooked!

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It was delicious! Like I was having homemade fried rice! Not quite the same with the millet, but it had a similar effect. I also had some plain Greek yogurt with protein powder and cinnamon mixed in, topped with dried cranberries.

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When I got back from the gym I was craving a ton of different things, so I ended up having quite a mish-mashed dinner. I started out with some steamed okra, bean sprouts and 2 chicken meatballs all mixed up with 1 T of nutritional yeast with some flax milk to thin it out into a sauce.

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Then I made another one of Stuft Mama’s protein muffins. This one had pumpkin, spinach, and some blueberries! It was a bit mushy, I think the spinach and pumpkin, plus the juice from the blueberries, was just a bit much. I ate it with “chocolate protein sauce” which is 1 T PB2, 1 T protein powder, 1/2 T cocoa powder, stevia and water. I also threw in some of the extra blended spinach I had made up for the muffin. Extra veggies!

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Haha the angle of this photo makes the bowl of chocolate sauce look huge! Haha I swear it wasn’t that big. The muffin, on the other hand, was HUGE! And I just realized it looks like green play-dough.

A little later I was still feeling a bit snacky (I had dinner at 6…), so I had some dried cranberries, some dark chocolate and these Almond Nut Thins!

I discovered these when I was in Colorado with my mom and fell in love! They are just like rice chips, but made with almonds. They have a ton of great flavors too! But be sure to read the ingredients, some do have soy in the flavoring! Haha not that anyone else can’t eat soy…

 

Do you have any meal obsessions like my egg-white oats? What are you hooked on right now?

What do you do to try and get in extra veggies during the day?

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39 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2012 8:38 am

    I must check out those muffins! I’m having a bit of a thing for protein buckwheat bowls at the moment but I’m a bit poorly right now and have zero appetite (which is awful!) so nothing seems that appealing right now, I hate that!

  2. February 1, 2012 9:46 am

    That muffin does look so odd being green too! Hope it was good at least!

  3. February 1, 2012 9:57 am

    Great idea with the travel bottle!

  4. February 1, 2012 10:01 am

    looks like a delicious day of eats! I love brown rice veggie bowls!

  5. February 1, 2012 10:33 am

    mmm lots of yummy eats! gotta love those stuft mama microwave muffins! 😉 i’ve been loving “custard oats” lately, which are pretty similar to your egg white oats, except i use a whole egg instead of just the whites. i’ve been having it almost every morning lately!

  6. February 1, 2012 10:50 am

    Your Cinnamon Swirl bread look so good! I’ve made it a million times and I can never get the swirl part to actually work!

  7. February 1, 2012 10:55 am

    Oh my that bread looks incredible. I love to snack on different things during the day too. Looks like you got lots of greens in too. Oh and LOVE the office. 🙂

  8. February 1, 2012 11:06 am

    Totally trying those protein bars soon!! They look delish.

  9. February 1, 2012 11:28 am

    I’m glad you’re checking out Friday Night Lights, I’m almost through season 4 and I can’t stop watching! It has definitely taken priority over other things like sleep and homework 😛

    Yummy eats, that millet scramble looks great 🙂

  10. February 1, 2012 12:22 pm

    My friend just made me rice with an egg in it the other day and it was SO tasty. I was just like, why didn’t I think of that?! He mixed in some cheese and I added some red hot and it was like breakfast rice! Yum.

  11. February 1, 2012 1:10 pm

    That protein bread looks outstanding! I’ll have to try it!

  12. February 1, 2012 1:14 pm

    I NEED to make that cinnamonr swirl protein bread –holy YUMM! My fav stuff in ONE spot 🙂 Looks delicious

  13. February 1, 2012 1:15 pm

    Yum, that cinnamon swirl bread looks good!

    Even though it’s winter, I’ve been obsessed with green smoothies lately. I can’t get enough and seriously get so excited for them in the mornings, lol.

    • February 1, 2012 2:13 pm

      Haha I had a smoothie obsession this past summer! It lasted about 3 months, every single day!

  14. February 1, 2012 2:43 pm

    That cinnamon swirl bread looks great! That is one of my favorite types of bread, so I very much approve 🙂
    Green monster smoothies are my favorite way to get extra veggies in… just a bit painful to have during the winter haha… but I still do it!

    • February 1, 2012 4:56 pm

      Haha I kept up my smoothies into about october, but then I just wasn’t into it anymore. I’m sure they’ll be making a comeback in a couple months!

  15. February 1, 2012 6:44 pm

    I have not seen those bars from jamie. Definitely putting them on the to-make list as they are gorgeous!!

    p.s. I share your egg white oats love. I’ve been on that kick for a while now and don’t see it stopping for quite some time, if ever!

  16. StoriesAndSweetPotatoes permalink
    February 1, 2012 8:12 pm

    How on earth did you get that muffin so crazy lime green? I make those all the time and mine never look like that. It’s so pretty! I tried egg white oats today for the first time and thought it was so vile. I can make them in the microwave but not on the stovetop for some reason.

    • February 1, 2012 9:22 pm

      Haha I don’t know! I used 1/2 cup pumpkin and a handful of blended spinach. It was crazy green!

  17. February 1, 2012 9:01 pm

    protein pancakes are a major obsession of mine! and i am definitely going to make this protein bread!

    • February 1, 2012 9:23 pm

      it is so good! and moist! Haha and I only use that word when I mean it because it’s such an awkward word!

  18. February 1, 2012 9:18 pm

    Those crackers look yummy! I’ve been obsessed with making “waldorf salad” lately with some yogurt, grapes, apple, and celery. So yummy! I try and eat everything over a big bed of spinach to sneak in more veggies.

    P.S. I clicked on your blog on PBfingers after I saw your comment – my birthday is also October 30!

    • February 1, 2012 9:24 pm

      ooo that sounds good! And yay for Oct 30th birthdays! I seem to meet a lot of people with the same birthday, my freshman roommate in college and I had the same birthday!

  19. caloricandcrazy permalink
    February 1, 2012 11:29 pm

    I love okra! I know what you mean about having to wait till late in the afternoon to eat lunch. my school week schedule and food is not a good mix ><

  20. February 2, 2012 12:49 am

    I’m loving yogurt bowls right now! I like to add veggies to my smoothie – get in some extra greens!

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