What I Ate Wednesday #5

by Kristine on October 16, 2013

in Blog, What I Ate Wednesday

Yet another Wednesday!  This one being a bit different than usual, since its the first day that I will be solo-parenting for the next 10 days.  My hubby left for his annual hunting trip, so I will be the parent, taxi, nanny, nurse and mommy all by myself.  Don’t get me wrong, I definitely count my blessings that I get to work-from-home and be with the girls. I know many people have more demanding schedules that I do, so I am very glad I get this time with them.  Being a solo parent is nothing I’m not used to, as his job requires some traveling. Nevertheless, I definitely feel for single moms when these weeks arise. You get all my admiration and respect!

Breakfast

We all had protein pancakes this morning. I was too lazy to haul out my big blender, so I did 3 separate servings in my magic bullet (1 pancake each for myself and hubby before he left, and the kids split 1 pancake). Just follow the single serving recipe in this post if you’d like to try them!

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Sometimes I do sugar-free syrup, but today, I felt like having some real maple syrup….so I did! 1 pancake has 6 egg whites, so its a good hefty dose of protein!

Snack

After school drop-off, I headed to the gym with the wee one for a leg workout. Came home and pulled a protein bar out of the freezer. Sad its the last of the Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars. Will have to make another batch soon!

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Lunch was a bit of a mish-mash today. Had some leftover turkey spaghetti sauce I made from last night. To make it, I just cooked up some ground turkey with onions, shredded carrot and a boatload of fresh spinach for extra nutrition. Cooked that down a bit, then added 2 jars of pasta sauce, some extra spices, and a few packets of stevia to sweeten it up a bit more.

I also had some leftover roasted broccoli and of course gluten-free penne. So I put together 1/2 cup cooked noodles, plus the rest of the broccoli (about 1/2 cup) and a cup of the turkey meat sauce. Nuked it all and sprinkled a little parm on top.

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Once the little one went down for a nap, I started work on a new recipe. Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but a Sugar-Free version! 2 failed attempts, and I got the 3rd right. Of course I had to taste test…so I ate one. Really good! Will be posting the recipe pretty quick!

Snack 2

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Dinner

We usually have a pretty early dinner at 5:30, as the kids turn into hungry beasts. My meals when my hubby are gone are pretty simple.

I made the kids chicken strips and peas, and I had some leftover Pumpkin Soup (recipe coming soon), and some leftover rotisserie chicken – dark meat!

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I’m feeling pretty full. To be honest, those Peanut Butter Cups are darn filling! So not sure if I’ll have a snack later.  I may just have some tea and call it a night! But if the hunger hits, I’ll probably just have a bit of greek yogurt and stevia. I’m loving this lemon stevia lately. Makes yogurt taste like lemon meringue pie!

See you Friday with a new recipe 🙂 (probably the PB Cups 😉

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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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