Snackably Late

Hey guys!

Have you missed me? I can’t help but feeling a little guilty for my recent MIA status,
bah-UT, that’s not why I’m here…

Nope, today I’m here to parrrrrrrrty!

I just COULDN’T be left out of Jenn’s weekly shindig…especially when the theme is one of the things I’m the best at!
So, we’ll just say I’m a bit fashionably snackably late to this one 😉

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!

This morning started out just like the last few mornings…I’ve recently rediscovered my love for egg white oats (post coming soon!) and have been playing around with different toppings all week! I’ve also been holding strong to having only ONE cup of coffee in the morning. I’ve found that I sip slower and actually savor it knowing it’s my only cup.

The color coordinating manicure is merely for added visual entertainment! 😉

My first “sensible snack” for the day was every bit of delicious.

I’ve been playing around a bit with the balance of my meals and snacks. I realized that I’ve developed a habit of only grabbing fruit when it comes to snacktimes. While it IS a healthier option than say reaching for a bag of Doritos, I like the fact that I can replace an apple with TWO CUPS of veggies and only have eaten a fraction of the calories and sugar I’d get from the fruit!

And let us take a minute to appreciate the thirst-quenching/sweet ‘n salty combo of cucumbers, baby carrots, and pistachios…so good!

For lunch I amped up some packaged butternut squash soup with crumbled tempeh and some smoked paprika (dust of the gods) and enjoyed it with some leftover roasted brussel sprouts that I made over the weekend.

Delicious…nutritious…and oh so filling (yay for protein and healthy fats!)

On my way to the gym after work, I tried a new-to-me Pure bar flavor, the cranberry orange. I liked the combo, but my heart still belongs to the blueberry!

After the gym, I wasn’t feeling very hungry, but I knew I needed to refuel my muscles after a great chest and triceps workout. I had the last of my Nectar protein sample packs…the Apple Ecstasy. I like the fruity protein flavors for after a workout, because honestly, the thought of drinking anything remotely resembling milk when I’m all hot an sweaty makes me want to gag. I have to say this one was pretty tasty…nice and tart with a little sweetness….definitely reminded me of SweeTarts!

For dinner, I REALLY wanted to make a cauliflower crust pizza (I actually thought about it during my workout) but after reading through the instructions, I realized I was going to run out of daylight/chew my arm off before it was finished cooking.

Instead, I decided to grill up a portobello mushroom and make one KILLER sandwich.

Toasted bread

Crisp Spinach

Grilled Portobello

Farmer’s Market Tomatoes

Smooth Avocado

Toasted Bread

The perfect combo of textures and flavors…the perfect celebratory end to this kind of party! Now, I just have to decide if I’m going to actually make that pizza tomorrow or have another one of these! 😉

What “sensible snacks” did you have today?

What is your favorite savory spice? sweet?
I could live the rest of my life with a bottle of smoked paprika and a bottle of cinnamon and never have a single regret!


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