What I Ate Wednesday #1

September 18, 2013

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Hope you’re having a great week so far! By popular demand, this is my first edition of “What I Ate Wednesday”.  I know many people struggle day-to-day coming up with healthy meal ideas. I do sometimes too! Its great to see what others are eating on occasion to get some new inspiration.

This morning, like every morning…starts with coffee. We have a Keurig, so I just have plain coffee with a bit of almond milk. Like most mornings, being busy with the kiddos, I always have to nuke it at least once to keep it warm. Perhaps I should just start drinking it faster!


I’m big on having some sort of protein for breakfast. Keeps your blood sugar stable and is a great way to start the day.

Like most mornings, I had scrambled eggs with a bit of ketchup, and gluten free toast with butter. This is a new GF bread I’m trying. Its a cheese bread by Glutino. I’m liking it! I also like that its 10 g of carbs per slice….most breads are at least 15 g carbs per slice.

WIAW Breakfast_edit

After dropping my oldest at school, I proceeded to the gym with the little one. I usually take a pre-workout, lately its been Vega Sugar Free Energizer, which I’ve been liking a lot.  Afterwards, came home and had a snack.

Snack (Post-Workout)

Today was Quaker popcorn flavored rice cakes with a bit of natural peanut butter and sliced banana. Combined with a Whey Gourmet protein shake (Peanut Butter Chocolate flavor) mixed with a bit of ice, almond milk and water.

WIAW Snack Post Workout_edit


A couple hours later I was hungry yet again. So for a 2pm lunch I had a spinach salad with a bunch of veggies (cucumber, cherry tomatoes, green pepper), a bit of goat feta, and homemade balsamic dressing (well I cheated and used an Epicure dressing mix, but added the olive oil and balsamic vinegar to it). I also had a side of homemade chicken strips and yellow mustard with a bit of stevia (to make it more like a honey mustard)

WIAW Lunch_edit

Then, a few hours later, it was time for dinner….but this Pumpkin Bar may have snuck in my belly before I started dinner 😉

WIAW Snack_edit


For dinner, I was testing a new recipe for a Chicken, Bacon & Vegetable Penne Pasta. It turned out GREAT! Watch for it coming to the blog soon…

WIAW Dinner_edit

Before Bed Snack

Well its 7pm my time here, and my food for the day might not be done yet! If my tummy begins to rumble again, I’ll have some non-fat greek yogurt with some NuNaturals stevia drops (my latest addiction is Lemon, cause it makes my yogurt seriously taste like lemon meringue), with a bit of Nature’s Path Coconut Chia Granola on top.

Hope you enjoyed my first WIAW post. Would love to hear if there is anything else you’d like me to include….

See you in a few, with a new recipe!




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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • Amy

    Hi Kristine! Love your blog. Great food choices! Love WIAW posts. Side note: I spy dark hardwoods that look identical to mine! How do you manage with little ones?! Do they drive you crazy?!

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Haha Amy! I love them, but yes they drive me nuts! A few hours after I mop, it looks like I never did! I knew they would be bad when we reno’ed the house, but we have white walls and a white kitchen, so I figured light floors would be too much “light”. I just have to deal with them never looking perfectly clean…LOL.

      • Amy

        Thank you for this! Find myself in the exact same predicament. I love them post-mopping while the kids are napping – and soon as they’re up it’s like I never did!

  • jeanne vanderveen

    Great post and eats. I love to see these WIAW posts. It really helps.
    How many whole eggs and egg whites did you do for breakfast?
    Also what type of penne do u use? Brown rice penne?

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      I use 2 whole eggs and 4-5 egg whites. But a big scoop of that always goes to my 1 year old… 🙂 But if it were just me, I’d do a whole egg and a few egg whites (the carton kind is what I use for whites). As for the pasta, I’ve been using this gluten free one from TruRoots. Like it a lot and it comes in a big bag at Costco. Not sure where you are but I’ve seen it in the US & Canada stores. http://truroots.com/products/truroots-ancient-grain-pastas/ancient-grains-penne/

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