Hey guys and gals! I’m so glad you enjoyed the coupon post yesterday! If you missed it, be sure check it out…lots of resources and links for saving some moolah (and let’s face it, no one has a problem with that)!
Guess what time it is!
It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing WIAW posts for over 6 months now! What’s even harder to believe is that I’m still not bored with them yet…and that’s saying a lot since I have selective ADD…oh look, a puppy!
Memory of a goldfish…attention span of a toddler…
only a few of the qualities that make me so lovable! 😉
Annnnnnd since I know you guys also love me for my foodie photos, how bout we get this party started?
And as always, a big thank you to the beautiful Jenn of Peas & Crayons for being our hostess with the most-ess!
Pre-Run Fuel (4:45am)
Big fat Mejool date stuffed with sunflower seed butter (my newest favorite combo!)
Deconstructed yogurt parfait: French Vanilla Chobani, banana, cinnamon Puffins, carob chips, thinned Mighty Maple PB, and a sprinkle of chia seeds
And of course I had my daily cuppa Joe!
I’ve actually been loving coffee lately sans cinnamon. Been drinkin’ it black…like a soldier…well a soldier that has refined tastes and access to Starbucks caramel flavored coffee! 😉
As always, breakfast was quickly followed by “dessert”
Snack: (Grazing throughout the day)
The sweetest juiciest organic carrots I’ve ever had…by the fistful!
PB oats with 2% Cottage Cheese, BBQ seasoning, and FROG preserves.
If you’re getting tired of seeing this combo pop up all over the blog, I’m sorry, but I’m afraid it’s not going anywhere any time soon…it’s just too darn tasty!
My last peach from the farmer’s market. So juicy that I had to hold it over the sink to eat!
Cookies ‘n Cream Luna Bar
I’m working on trying every flavor of the Luna Bars…so far, none can hold a candle to the Peppermint Stick flavor!
Stir Fry over spinach
I had some bell peppers, onions, and yellow squash leftover from this weekend’s barbeque so I sauteed them in a skillet with some sesame oil and added some Bragg’s liquid aminos (soy sauce) and dijon mustard. Then I mixed in some (pre-packaged) seitan, added a few diced tomatoes and some sesame seeds.
Mmm, mmm, mmm!
Trips for “Milk & Yogurt” end up like this far more than I’d like to admit!
This is my loot from a few weeks ago! First time ever buying seitan…now I think I’m in love! Definitely going to be looking into making some of my own very soon!
What are your favorite stir fry ingredients? Veggies? Sauces?
Just about every stir fry I make starts out with peppers and onions, but I love adding sugar snap peas and carrots and peanut sauces are my absolute fave!
well you already know you’re hilarious… but did you know you’re a GENIUS for your deconstructed pairfait photo? omg… just…. you’re my hero. teach me your ways 😉
Peppers and onions are a must in a stir fry – I also love traditional bean sprouts and leftover cooked pumpkin – yummy!
Ohhh, pumpkin! Why have I never thought of that??
That is my favorit favorit way to eat bananas!! Only that I just use nut butter and some kind of berries! It is one beautiful meal either way 😉
Stir fries are so good! First of all, I need to use coconut oil for the frying- gives such a wonderful flavor. I love sugarsnaps, broccoli and tofu and nudon nuddles, and some kind of seaweed in them. SO yum!
I saw your post and immediately thought “crap! it’s WIAW!” Totally snuck up on me! Not sure if I’ll have time to do one too 🙁
Anyways. You go with those sales! I wouldn’t be able to just run in for milk if I saw mega-sales going on, either!
Love the deconstructed parfait, too. Similar to what I’ve been swearing by for breakfast…I swear it’s 10x more gratifying to eat a banana off a plate with a spoon…
Not gonna lie…I totally got the idea from you! Though I wish I had had the foresight to make some of your chia pudding to go on top! I still haven’t tried it yet!
Milk and yogurt trips are a necessity 😉
holy cheeseballs, deconstructed parfait? genuis. Top Chef is calling your name Heather!
Yum, all of that looks delicious, especially the banana split breakfast, I already have one planned for breakfast tomorrow! As for stir fries I love crunchy broccoli, pak choy and ginger and soy sauce is always a must!
Your meals always look so put together!!! I am so ravenous that I just throw everything together and chow down. haha
Oh girl, this is just for WIAW…any other day and my food looks like a train wreck…an extremely delicious train wreck! 😉
Have you tried the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut or Chocolate Dipped Coconut Luna Bars? I like those the best.
I’ve tried the Chocolate Dipped Coconut (which I thought was good, but I think I was expecting more “in your face” coconut flavor) but I haven’t had the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut yet. I’ll have to look for that one!
Lol, I have the memory of a goldfish and attention span of a toddler too! No shame! Why have I never had a deconstructed parfait before?? Need to get on that ASAP!
Do it…your tummy will thank you! 😉
Peppermint stick is the best! I have to agree! Have you tried the chocolate dipped coconut yet? That is good too!
Loving the banana breakfast plate, that is art right there!
I have! It was pretty good, but I think I was expecting more of a coconut flavor than I seemed to get 🙁
Yeah I know what you mean, me too, chocolate peppermint the best! I got a stocking full of them last year for Xmas, love them!
You had me at deconstructed parfait!!!!
Love your attention of a toddler comment, so me as well 🙂
Peppermint stick luna bar????? You get all the cool flavours in u s of a!
Thanks for the good giggle and my fav stir fry ingredients are spinach tossed in, red onions, and a crazy good sauce, lately sweet chili thai is a fav!!!
Oh sweet chili thai sauce sounds delicious! So good to know I’m not the only child trapped in an adult’s body! 😉
Manager’s Special – HOLLA!!! haha! I *love* seeing those bright orange stickers when I’m at Kroger’s. It’s always on the natural foods too because no one in my area wants to eat those.
Your photos are so great and I’m lovin’ the deconstructed yogurt parfait! And you are hardcore for getting up at 4:45 for a run.
Same thing here! It’s like, “Score! More for meeeee!” haha
Love your stir-fry…but more importantly, I’m SO intrigued by this PB/BBQ combo you’ve been doing…and I might have to investigate it further in my kitchen…
Curiosity is what got me to try it! I kept seeing it on Jessica’s blog until I couldn’t take it anymore…I just had to see for myself. It works best with lighter jams like peach, apricot, or raspberry. Let me know what you think if you give it a try…I’d love to welcome another to the “dark side”! Lol
So glad the peppermint was your favorite! I picked it up but have yet to try it. The oats look delicious I have some waiting for me right now to be demolished for lunch! So excited 🙂
Good to know I’m not the only “weirdo” whipping out a bowl of oats for lunch! I ate this bowl cold, but I swear the one day I made oats in the microwave at work, I got about 1/2 a dozen people looking at me funny! *eye roll*
Woah, I don’t think I could ever be as committed to a workout as you…4:45am?? I’d probably have to go to bed at 6pm to get up that early 😉 Mad props!
Your breakfast looks deeelicious! Along with all your other eats!
Thanks girl, it REALLY helps that I’m meeting up with my friends when I get up that early…not sure I could keep it up if I was doing it alone!
What a creative little breakfast. I’ve never made anything like that before 🙂 Looks delicious!
Apparently I need to try Luna bars! I’m bar dependent for work snacks so I don’t know how it’s possible that I’ve never had Luna before. Are nut butter dates not the best pre-work out fuel ever?? I’m in love with that combo, it’s just so doughy tasting! I haven’t had stir-fry in so long. I swear, it’s always the simple meals I forget about.
OMG HEATHER!! BEST LOOKING EATS!!!
My stir fries always start with onions and whatever else i add varies drastically. But I do love me some peppers, or mushrooms, or let’s be honest I love every vegetable imaginable 😉
Also, seitan is DELICIOUS. I bought vital wheat gluten back home so I could make it but um, that hasnt’ happened. Ooops…
Haha! ME TOO girl! I’ve had it in my cupboard for I don’t even know how long…and I even have recipes bookmarked and I STILL haven’t made it! What are we waiting for?? Haha!
Your eats look delicious! I think my favorite sauteed veggies are mushrooms and onions.
That deconstructed parfait looks awesome! I need to try carob chips!
I love peanut oil in my stir fries, also carrots, onions, peppers and even black beans!
Hi – I love your blog. I am usually lurking but decided to post today.
First off – I have been seeing the dates with nut butter for awhile and really need to try this combo. Everytime I see it my mouth drools.
You’re deconstructed parfait is lovely – Wish I could eat yogurt – I cannot have it or any kind of milk. It messes with my stomach too much.
Can’t wait to try the Peppermint Stick bar – have never had that flavor – Hopefully I can get it in my area.
Stir fry is one of my favorite meals to make at home. I love any kind of veggie – from Celery, carrot, onion, brocolli, green beans, corn – the more the better. Of course I still eat meat ( in moderation) so usually grilled and marinated lean meat to go with the stir fry. And of course any kind of rice for the side.
Thanks for your blog.
Aww, thank you so much for “de-lurking”! You just made my night! You HAVE to try the date and nut butter combo…I swear it is life altering! 😉 I assume you mean that you are lactose intolerant…have you ever tried soy yogurt? Or I heard So Delicious just came out with coconut milk yogurt that’s supposed to be preeeeety tasty! I’ve yet to get my hands on some of it, but I can imagine…mmm!
Can you believe I’ve never actually made a stir-fry over rice? Not sure why, but I always forget about it…and well, I’m also lazy and unless I have some of the quick cooking stuff, I know I don’t have enough commitment to wait 50 minutes for rice to cook! I love using soba noodles though…that’s probably my absolute fave!
Ugh. I still can’t believe you woke up at 4:45…sooooo early….ugga ugga!
And I like any kind of veggie/meat/tempeh/tofu/whatever else I can throw i, but PEANUTS make the stir fry.
I agree! I LOVE adding peanuts!
Honestly, I can’t believe I was up either…especially since I kinda lost track of time the night before and didn’t get to bed until 11:00! Whoops! Not sure what’s been up with me lately, but I really haven’t minded getting up early for my workouts. Funny, because just a few months ago, I was complaining about never being able to do it!
dates and pb yeahhhhh.
I will never tire of seeing bowls o’ oats. there just too good and i love to see/ get inspiration from other bloggers mix ins and toppers. yours looks like a winner.
oh and your stir fry looks pretty dope too! x
mmmm that stir fry!!!
and trips for a “couple of things” always look something like that last photo for me too. oooooppps 😉
I wish I had your talent of making food look so pretty! I’m just in awe over your breakfast 🙂
I just love tons of veggies in my stir fries. Especially mushrooms!
Oh I’m so all over your lunch. You know I love me some sweet and savory oats 😀 I haven’t tried the BBQ thing yet, but I have a good excuse… I don’t know what kind of seasoning to use! Any recommendations?
As for stir fries, I love adding bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, garlic, and carrots, with a whole bunch of soy sauce and sunflower seed butter mixed in.
Ohh, I’ve never tried a stir-fry with SSB! That’s sounds great! As for the BBQ seasoning, I use what Jess uses, McCormick BBQ seasoning. I think it’s the perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and smokey. Can you get that brand in Canada? If not, let me know! I’d be glad to send you some! 🙂
Hello lovely friend,
All you eats look AMAZING, as per usual. I don’t think that will ever change! I’m being serious when I say this: publish your pristine photos ASAP. No joke, girl. They’re really something. <3
I love to stuff a couple of chocolate chips in my date along with the nut butter! It’s like a chocolatey sweet party in my mouth!
Oh yes, nothing like inviting a few choc chips to the party! Love it!
bahahah I take those SAME gummy vitamins!!! (The square ones are calcium, am I right??) LOVE it. Although, now when I eat regular gummy bears, I feel like I’m eating vitamins. It doesn’t happen often, but it happens.
Happy Wednesday, darling!
Yeppers! I swear they taste like gummy creamsavers! It’s hard, but I have to remember that they’re vitamins and NOT candy! Haha!
Your breakfast looks absolutely amazing. Food porn!
I love stir-fry! I think broccoli is the magic ingredient for me. And starting it off with coconut oil is also a must!
wow 6 months of WIAW, that’s fantastic! i really need to do one and hopefully start doing them from then on because I love the idea, and Jenn is a wonderful person to support.
i love how you stuffed that date with sunflower seed butter. it’s fabulous how just two things can look so elegant and decadent!
you should be very proud of that stir-fry!!! WOWeeeeee <3
Hope you have a great rest of the week love! xoxo <3
Definitely get in on the fun girlie!
And yes, so delicious! I think out of all the nut butters I’ve stuffed into a date, SSB has to be my favorite!
Everything looks great, but your dinner looks delicious and so pretty!!!!
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Thank you Ana! It was delicious! Dijon mustard maybe my new favorite condiment…well, next to hummus that is! 😉
That banana yogurt combo looks delicious! I had something similar today- with bits of plain yogurt flavored with vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. Loving it! Banana split parfait 😉
Your eats look so good! I’ve never been a huge fan of carrots, but the ones you got sound way better than anything I’ve ever gotten!
My absolute favorite stir-fry ingredient is: mushrooms! Love love love them, especially cooked into the sauces. I’ve not made my own stir fry before so I’m not sure what kind of sauce they use at the place in my college’s food court, but oh my gosh is it good with brown rice and those ‘shrooms!
I love your deconstructed parfait! The ingredients and the picture are incredible 🙂 Every stir fry for me involves tofu! I’m not a big fan of sugar snap peas, but in a stir fry they are wonderful 🙂
your breakfast is so pretty! ps. i am also a fellow wannabe coupon queen 🙂