Hey guys! Back again with another WIAW post. This post will feature eats that are definitely more fun than typical because I’m on spring break (whoo!). A change of pace was MUCH needed at this chaotic time of year with all the school work, sports, and activities. This full day of eating is from Easter Sunday.
Since I don’t have track on Sundays and the day before I had my first meet, this day was my rest day. I have to say, it’s surprising how much running at maximal effort, even for what doesn’t sound like a long distance, takes out of you. A nice, slow paced day was just what my body needed.
A few day ago, I started a little ab challenge just to implement some more core training into my routine. Will it give me a six pack, no. But, doing this challenge will strengthen my core and this is something very important to me as a runner looking to prevent injuries. Additionally, I believe that engaging your core, even just a bit in the morning can help keep mindfulness in your abs the rest of the day. Ergo, better posture, breathing, and even further toning. Win, win, win! Day 3 of the little ab challenge was 20 sit ups, 8 crunches, 8 jackknives, and a 1 minute plank. Easy peasy.
Once my parents and I had gotten our Easter baskets (lots of chocolate and workout clothes, thanks mom), it was time to feast! As you can tell by the massive hodge podge of food I had for breakfast, I woke up STARVING!!! Anyone else get the hungry beast syndrome the day after a good workout?
2 chocolate chip (what is Easter without chocolate???) Double Dose Bakery waffles topped with Organic Tru-Nut Butter, a Wellshire chicken apple sausage, eggwhites, strawberries, and Epic Matcha green tea with lemon.
This picture is from Thursday when I came home to find my order of Double Dose Bakery waffles had arrived. I was so psyched! Needless to say I only have one chocolate chip waffle left. At least I have a box of the blueberry and original waffles too. BTW, how cute is this workout outfit??? I just got it from Target and I was feelin’ super fly at track in it, not gonna lie 🙂 .
After my parents and I got back from church and I finished a little homework, I whipped up this lunch. I wanted to try out the new turkey burger I’d picked up from Whole Foods, so I decided to have it topped with some pineapple and salsa. After the picture, I cut up the pineapple and had a little more on the side. My other sides were roasted butternut squash and broccoli.
In the afternoon, I sipped on some mint tea while working on a project. Around 4ish, my mom and I went for a 45ish minute walk and talk.
This precious snack was my last Mint Chocolate Square Bar (tiny violin plays sad melody). I had it right out of the freezer. So amazing, it’s literally just like a thin mint! To go with the mint theme, I had another mug of mint tea and added some lemon to it. I have to say, Square Bars go super well with tea. When you dip them in, the chocolate gets all melty and delicious. Don’t knock it till you try it!
My next mission was to whip up a batch of my black bean protein brownies. The recipe will be coming soon. Here’s a sneak peak of them about to go in the oven:
Since I was busy baking and my brownies took up the oven for a while, dinner was verrryyy late. My mom and I made these delicious sweet potato salmon cakes. They fell apart a bit, but still were yummy. Along with the cakes we had grilled asparagus, a little tomato, and, in my case, a LOT of lemon juice to add flavor. What can I say, I’m a lemon head. And because this girl can eat, I for sure went back for seconds.
This was FOR-SURE what I was looking forward to ALL day! I can’t even express how much I love the new vegan ice cream I found at Whole Foods. If you’ve never tried the Nada Moo brand, DO IT! It’s life changing. The flavors I’ve tried are the vanilla and the mint chocolate. If you’ve had coconut milk based ice cream before, you probably know that they often have a strong coconut flavor. This brand’s ice cream however, does not! Unless, I’m sure, you get the coconut flavor. The vanilla has a creamy, dreamy texture and a pure, natural vanilla bean taste. The mint chocolate is full of chips and the mint taste isn’t at all overwhelming and artificial, so you don’t feel like your eating toothpaste. Plus, when you add one of my black bean protein brownies on top, all warmed up, ugh, TO.DIE.FOR!!! Curled up watching T.V. with this, I was the happiest girl in the world.
Annnndddd because it was a holiday and heck, because I wanted to, I went back for seconds of the Nada Moo. No guilt, no regrets, just delicious ice cream.
So that concludes my WIAW, I hope you enjoyed seeing my full day of eats and have gotten some inspiration. Stay tuned for the black bean protein brownie recipe, you won’t want to miss it! As always, feel free to leave any post requests in the comments below 🙂 .
What is your favorite dessert as of late?
What are some new food brands you’ve tried out and loved?