What I Ate Wednesday #4

October 9, 2013

in Blog, Kid Friendly, What I Ate Wednesday

Halfway through the week already. Looking forward to the long weekend, as its Canadian Thanksgiving on Sunday!

Getting back into my eating routine.  Hit the gym today with a friend and did a great workout. I don’t know about you, but I find that being active gives me more of an appetite for healthier food.


It was the usual…some scrambled eggs (1 egg, 3-4 whites) and toast with a bit of peanut butter and honey on it…



Shortly after breakfast, it was time to get my little one off to school, and take the other to the gym.  Drank my pre-workout on the way (Vega Energizer)…



After my workout, I came home and was hungry for some lunch. Settled on some leftover chicken strips with a side of sweet chili sauce and some carrots & snap peas with this ranch dip.  I talked about how I make the chicken strips in this Facebook post…



Couple hours after lunch…yep, hungry again. Had another one of the Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars. Really good, and they’ll be the next new recipe on the site!


Snack #2

After school pickup, we headed to the mall to meet some friends. Its a tradition to get frozen yogurt as a treat (she thinks its ice cream…hehe).  Its a self-serve place, and I LOVE how they have some sugar-free options. 1 serving is under 100 cals, and only 3 g sugar. Nice little treat! I had a tropical orange flavored one.

2013-10-09_snack Dinner

I had been craving the Dilly Lemon & Maple Chicken since I first made it. So I was happy to make it again tonight.  I thawed out the chicken in the morning, and in the afternoon, I tossed it in the marinade, then baked it when we got home. Sorry this picture is a bit blurry…

2013-10-09 _dinner

I was a little stumped with what to do with the broccoli, so I asked you all on Facebook.


Thanks for all the awesome responses, I’ll definitely be looking at this thread again! I decided on roasted broccoli with lots of garlic, some olive oil, salt & pepper, chili flakes and the juice and zest of 1 lemon. I baked it at 400 degrees for about 35 minutes. When it was still hot, I put some shaved Parmesan on top. It was so good!

Evening Snack

I haven’t had my greek yogurt for a few days, so I’ll definitely be having that with some granola on top, and maybe a few coconut chips…yum!

Enjoy your night, and I’ll see you soon with that new protein bar recipe!


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  • Beth Jeffries

    Hi Kristine!

    I’ve been following and loving your blog for about two years now, and I figured it was about time I comment! First off, thank you for the awesome recipes. I’ve made several of your protein bar and dinner recipes, and many of them have become go-tos for my husband and I!

    Second, I have a question that comes from your WIAW posts, as well as the sample daily menus you posted a while back — I’ve just noticed that you don’t tend to include a lot of fresh fruits in your diet. I was wondering if that’s intentional (from a nutritional standpoint), or just coincidental. I’ve heard some conflicting ideas on the benefits of fruit (everyone agrees that the nutrients in fresh fruit are awesome, but I’ve heard some say that the sugar in fruit can be detrimental). I was just wondering about your take on that.

    Thanks!! 🙂

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

      Hi Beth! Thanks for writing and I’m so happy to hear you’ve been liking the recipes!! 🙂 You’re right for noticing…I don’t include a lot of fruit in my diet because of the sugar. I also try and focus on more veggies, as they have just as much nutrition as fruit, but not all the extra sugars. While I don’t think having a piece or two of fruit per day is bad (there are a lot worse options out there), having them after a workout for example is great, as it helps to replace the glycogen you lose. 🙂 Hope that answers your question!

      • Beth Jeffries

        Thanks! 🙂

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