Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What I Ate Wednesday #37

Hello, hello darlings!
In this week's What I Ate Wednesday, I'm sharing my weekend's-worth of eats!
The rest of my eats can be found here and on my Instagram!

Thanks to the beautiful Jenn for always hosting this little web foodie part-aaaay! 

2/22/13 - Breakfast: super fluffaaaay chocolate protein egg white & flaxseed oats with defrosted frozen berries + PB2 Greek yogurt + banana slices + peanut butters + a wittle bit of marshmallow Fluff!
Such a delicious combination!
2/22/13 - Lunch: as Cassey Ho would say, Friday was a “YOLO” meal day… And I have no regrets! We raised more than $300 for the American Heart Association at Rite Aid, so we got LOADS of FREE SUBS! I was soooo hungry and I treated myself to white bread and mayo-filled sammiez and I don’t even care. I can’t even tell you the last time I had mayonnaise(!) or white bread(!). I had my two favorites — pepperoni & CHEESE(!), and turkey & cheese. Sooooooo yummy and WORTH IT!
2/22/13 - Dinner: went to Friendly's with my family for my little sister’s 12th birthday!
"YOLO" meal #2 for the day! Haha. Breaded honey barbecue chicken sandwich on white bread(!) with American cheese(!) and regular ol’ french fries(!), plus lots of ‘loaded’ waffle fries(!)! I didn’t feel overly full, or sick, which is a good thing, but if I could pick another entree to treat myself to, I would! But, the night overall was nice. There’s only so many opportunities to enjoy with my family as a whole. Food and all, no regrets should follow! (The food with (!) means it’s a “fear food”.) ❤ Treat yourselves.
2/22/13 - Dessert/Snack: chocolate peanut butter protein & flaxseed mug cake stuffed with pieces of chocolate brownie flavored Quest bar & topped with peanut butters + plain Greek yogurt + more peanut butter, melted + snowflake sprinkles ❄ + a mint green vanilla mini marshmallow bunny, on top of a diced small apple mixed with healthy/organic cereals, with half-frozen strawberry Greek yogurt topped with chia fruit clusters & whole flaxseed on da side!
2/23/13 - Breakfast: chocolate-pumpkin protein & flaxseed pancakes stuffed with sweet maple Greek yogurt + crunchy gluten-free brown rice cereal & topped with melted peanut butters + my new favorite thing >> clean caramelized banana slices + a sprinkle of shredded coconut + small drizzle of maple syrup! Around 300 more/less (if y’all are concerned) & over 40g of protein. These smelled and tasted AMAZING! Though, pumpkin pancakes are my least favorite to make and flip...
2/23/13 - Lunch: giant 'powerbowl' for lunch after food shopping & such with mommy and sissy! Also had some almonds and grapes beforehand because I was feeling faint.
This bowl consisted of steamed fresh vegetables + 3/4 of a sweet potato + sliced tomato + banana pepper + marinated mushrooms + roasted red peppers, all topped with 1 egg plus egg whites, scrambled & garlic/oil sautéed turkey slices with a wittle bit of blue cheese crumbles! Super spicy mustard added post-picture.
2/23/13 - Dinner: made my family our own clean burrito bowls (Chipotle-inspired since we have none around here)! Mine was finely chopped lettuce + homemade teriyaki grilled chicken, shredded + corn + a bit of sweet potato + banana peppers + tomatoes + roasted red peppers + marinated mushrooms + jalapeños + brown rice & the most delicious Chinese-inspired cauliflower rice + a ~toasted pita broken up into chips & a few multi-grain tortilla chips! With cottage cheese + Greek yogurt & salsa on top!
2/23/13 - Dessert/Snack: fluffy banana bread (in honor of National Banana Bread Day!) protein & flaxseed mug cake topped with peanut butter + Greek yogurt + milk chocolate casein/whey protein cream sauce + more PB, melted + sliced almonds + a mini pastel pink vanilla marshmallow bunny on top of a diced apple mixed with healthy/organic cereals, with blueberry Greek yogurt topped with chia fruit clusters on the side! I actually did Insanity Cardio Abs + some cleans & squats not too long before this... Though Saturdays are usually a rest day, I wanted to do something after looking and feeling incredibly bloated all night. It felt so good to get a mini workout in! ANYTHING is better than NOTHING! That’s for sure! 
2/24/13 - Breakfast: made some sweet potato protein pancakes (and added flaxseed) post-workout!
They came out small since I just a small-ish potato, though, so I had them with cinnamon-vanilla egg whites & some chocolate protein Greek yogurt topped with melted creamy peanut butter + banana slices + slivered almonds! So fluffaaaaayyyy! (Yes, I do use that phrase too much.)
2/24/13 - Snack: experimented with the cinnamon swirl protein bread/cake again, and this time made cookies and cream protein cake & cinnamon-almond swirl protein cake (and, of course, my peanut butter fudge black bean brownies! My family’s as obsessed as I am!), and they were both complete SUCCESSES! Hehe. Well... The second time around! ...I forgot the milk the first time...
2/24/13 - Dessert/Snack: I am obsessed with my new cookies and cream protein powder, omg.
Cookies and cream protein-packed & flaxseed mug cake stuffed with chocolate protein cream & topped with PB2 “fudge” + melted White Chocolate Wonderful + a drizzle of maple syrup + whole flaxseed + a mint green vanilla mini marshmallow bunny on top of a diced apple with some healthy/organic cereals, with a side of homemade banana frozen {Greek} yogurt topped with 1/2 a PB fudge black bean brownie + chia fruit clusters!

Goal check-in: (last weeks goals)
  • I actually did eat less salads! YAY for being more creative!
  • Multiple new sweet recipes... Need to come up with some savory ones! Ahhh! Think, Alissa! THINK!
  • Posted at least one recipe... WOOT!
  • Blogged A LOT more!
  • Body shaming was a bit less, as well... Not as lessened as I would've liked it to be, but that's okay. It's gonna take time!
Well, I'd say I did pretty good as far as succeeding with my goals this week! 

Goals for this week:
  • Continue to be more creative with my meals
  • Try to get back into planking! I was the ultimate planker last year until I stopped timing myself and got lazy with them! My ab definition has lessened because of it, I believe.
  • Treat myself WITHOUT regretting it, at least once... Maybe to FROYO?!
  • Keep up the rapid blogging! I love it and I hope you guys do, as well!!
  • Keep trying at the no-body shaming thing.
That's all for my WIAW this week, folks! I hope you're all having a fabulous Wednesday and week thus far! Stay positive, and most importantly, stay YOU!!

P.S. I've been doing Zuzka Light's ZCUT Power Cardio, and holy bananas is it HARD! The workouts are only about 10-15 minutes long or so, yet they feel like they're harder than some Insanity workouts. They feel so good to complete, though! I definitely, definitely recommend trying it out! SO worth the $15!


  1. Hmmmm you have me craving a mug-cake now!

  2. Where do you get the cookies and cream protein? I LOVE anything cookies and cream. This would be awesome to try!!

    1. I got it at ProSource! Seriously the best protein powder ever!

  3. I'll have to get some and give it a try. :)