What I Ate Wednesday #43 – The Snack Edition
Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a great week! This week I have decided to switch things up a bit. Instead of sharing a single days meals, I am going to share with you some of the snacks that I enjoyed over the last week. Most of these usually make it to instagram, so some of you may have already seen these pics, which I apologize for. However, when I post these on IG I always get a whole bunch of people asking for the “recipe.” Most of these aren’t even really recipes. But for those of you looking for the ‘exact recipe’ today I will share with you what is in each! (so you can enjoy in the deliciousness too! )
The other reason, why I have decided to not share a full days worth of meals is because I have been receiving a lot of emails on Wednesdays/Thursdays from people asking me for all the portion sizes of each meal, my macro breakdowns for the day and a week’s worth of my meals so they can use it as a guide for their own meals. As flattered as I am that so many of you think my meals are sooo delicious that you would want to eat the exact same way as me all week , we need to keep in mind that each of us is different. What works for me won’t necessarily work for you. It is important to figure out what works best for you! I know this may seem hard or frustrating at first, because, yes, it will require a lot of trial and error, but be patient. You will get there. I have experienced the same frustration at points and feel that every day I am learning more! Plus, I don’t think you would want to eat as many brussels sprouts as me in a single day!
So, now it’s time for the yummy part!!
Almond butter has been a huge craving for me lately. I am not sure why, but I have been eating it just about every morning! This is 2 slices of bread with 1.5 tbs almond butter, 2 tbs pumpkin mixed with toffee stevia on one half. The other slice is 2 tbs greek yogurt mixed with vanilla creme stevia and topped with 1.5 tbs raisins. I was going to make it into a sandwich, but it was a little too big! Ooops!
Going a little tropical here! 1 c of greek yogurt mixed with cinnamon. Topped with 1c frozen pineapple and mango and 1tbs coconut flakes.
Ok, this was more like a snack/post workout meal. 1/3 c oat bran cooked with water and mixed with cinnamon. It is layered with 1/2 c greek yogurt mixed with vanilla creme stevia, 1 cup sliced strawberries, peanuts and 1 tbs of cellucor pb marshmallow whey protein mixed with water.
Oh yes! More almond butter! Two slices of bread with 1.5 tbs of almond butter topped with half a small banana and 2 tbs pumpkin mixed with toffee stevia! Mmmmm……
Ok, so for those of you who have followed the blog for awhile know how I eat greek yogurt/casein topped with almond butter EVERY NIGHT for the last 5-6 months. Well, don’t fall off your chair, but I have switch it up. Not because I don’t like the casein….I LOVE it, but because my stomach has been feeling a little funky, so I have decided to cut ALL protein powder out of my diet to see how it goes! I am only 2 days in, so I will let you know next week! I still wanted to eat something similar in consistency, so I mixed 1c of greek yogurt with 2 tbs coconut flour and some lemon drop stevia. Frozen it for 45 minutes and stopped it with fresh sliced strawberries! It’s actually really good!! And unless I get some major chocolate craving, this might be my new flavor combination!!
*What is your favorite snack lately?
*Have you done any ‘trial and error’ with your food choices lately?
*Most importantly, have you joined us in the WIAW party yet? If not, click below for all the details!!
As always, a BIG THANK YOU to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting this weekly food fest!