What I Ate Wednesday #13

by Kristine on December 11, 2013

in Blog, What I Ate Wednesday

As I was gathering the photo’s for today’s What I Ate Wednesday post, I realized I had a great day of food and some stellar treats 😉  I’m not sure if many of you are surprised by what I eat, or if its out of the norm.  Everyone has their own normal I guess. This just happens to be mine.

Breakfast

Rather than toast with my eggs, for the last couple of days I’ve had a slice of Peanut Butter Bread.  I’m out of the gluten free bread that I really like, so I pulled some of the peanut butter bread out of the freezer.  Someone on Facebook asked whether I eat everything that I make. For the most part, yes, we eat it. I also tend to give a bit of it away to friends, and when it comes to loafs and other freezer friendly things like muffins, I usually put half of it in the freezer right off the get go.

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Another condiment I use pretty much daily that I’ve never mentioned is this herbed garlic salt (brand is Epicure). Best salt ever. I always put a bit on my eggs. Today I also felt like a bit of ketchup. I used to be a Heinz only person years ago, but I’m converted to the Trader Joe’s Organic Ketchup. Love the flavor of it, and way better ingredients.

Snack #1

My post workout protein bar today was my No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Protein Bar. I think next round, I’ll try even another flavor combination. Even though I do love the original, and last batch I did I used chocolate protein powder and subbed the raisins for dried cherries.

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Lunch

I had some Yummy Turkey Meatloaf leftover, so I had some of that with a side of my 20-Minute Pumpkin Soup. It was perfect for a chilly day.

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After school, we headed to the mall for a playdate, and to tackle a bit of Christmas shopping. Its sort of a tradition to get frozen yogurt, so we did that. Little miss got Cookies & Cream flavor, and I got the Sugar-Free Strawberry Banana. Mine was not that good. But it was their only sugar-free flavor at the moment. At this particular place a 1/2 cup of the sugar free one is 80 cals and 5 g sugar….not too bad at all!

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I also picked up these Sugar Free Werthers the other day at Walmart. I don’t eat the fake sugar stuff all that often, so its nice every once in a while. A couple here and there won’t kill me I figure 😉

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Dinner

We got home at 5pm, so I was in a big hurry to get dinner ready. I had some already cooked shrimp in the fridge I had to use, so I quickly put together a pasta dish.

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It was super easy! I just boiled some gluten free penne pasta (I get this one from Costco), then drained it.  Put the pasta back in the pot and I added about a half of a jar of this “Many Clove Garlic” sauce from Trader Joe’s, and a bunch of frozen kale, a bit of fresh Parmesan cheese, and the pre-cooked shrimp. It was delicious! I will definitely make it again…can’t beat a 1 pot meal done in 20 minutes. You could add in whatever chopped veggies you want. I was just super lazy with the frozen kale!

Dessert

After dinner (and to write this post), I opened up my new tea from David’s today. Gingerbread!

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It doesn’t have much of a gingerbread flavor, but it does taste good. Its a rooibos tea, and I find most rooibos to have a similar flavor…even if they’re flavored…know what I mean? I find the Celestial Seasonings Gingerbread tea to have a much better gingerbread flavor.

Naturally, all this talk of gingerbread, I had to have a couple of my healthy gingerbread cookies sitting around.

With my tea I had a gingersnap, and one of my gingerbread men {recipe coming tomorrow}.

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Is that it? Well I haven’t decided yet. I’ve been thinking about having some air popped popcorn with butter, so I may just do that! I’ve got a 2 hour season finale of Sons of Anarchy to watch 😉

Ta-ta!  See you tomorrow with the gingerbread men 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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