What I Ate Wednesday #6

October 23, 2013

in Blog, What I Ate Wednesday

Hope you’ve been enjoying these WIAW posts. Already onto the 6th one!  This week hasn’t been very exciting in the food department, as my hubby has been away for a week on a hunting trip. But its kinda nice as we’re just eating what’s in the fridge and not cooking dinner every night.  Rotisserie chickens are my favorite, as I tear off the meat, store in tin foil, and eat it throughout the week and put it in lots of different meals.


By now, you’ll know that I do eggs almost every morning. Today wasn’t an exception. Scrambled eggs with salsa and guacamole (I used a store-bought one called Wholly Guacamole), and a side of gluten-free toast with butter.



Right after breakfast, I try and take my supplements. I haven’t been good with taking them consistently lately, but I’m going to try and get in a habit of it again.  Here’s a peek at my vitamin drawer.

2013-10-23_supplementsA lot of SISU products (Canadian brand) as I’ve worked with the company.  The Ripped Freak and Yerba Mate are my husbands. I don’t take fat burners personally…too strong for me, I get the jitters. I find the Trim Boost I take to be a good balance and doesn’t give me any kind of jitters.

Obviously, I don’t take all of them…just a few on the right hand side. Ester-C Supreme, Trimboost  (helps with fat loss but natural and no jitters), Omega Super 800 and the Active-X Multivitamin. I feel significantly less tired later in the day when I take my supplements, so I really need to be consistent.

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For my 5 year old, she gets an Omega 3 (doesn’t eat fish), a multi and an Ester-C for kids. I’ve also started giving my 1 year old an Omega 3. She’s got a lot more variety in her diet and eats fish, but we don’t have salmon and other fatty fish multiple times a week.

Snack #1

After school drop-off, headed to the gym for a killer leg workout.  After I got home, I was starving, so I dove into 2 of these No-Bake Gingerbread Protein Cookies. So chewy and delicious.  One of my favorite protein bar/cookie recipes to date. Make them all the time.



Not long after the snack, it was time for lunch. Good thing, cause I was hungry!  I must have stared in my fridge for 5 minutes deciding what to have. I’m not a huge fan of having cold salads in the fall/winter. I just happen to like eating warm things.  So I made a warm salad.


I have a little silicone steamer for the microwave, so I filled it with chopped up, raw broccoli.  Put the lid on and cooked it for 3 minutes.  Then I took the lid off (it was HOT) and threw in some rotisserie chicken, and red pepper.  Let it warm in there for a couple minutes. Then removed the lid and drizzled on some balsamic vinegar salad dressing, and some goat cheese.

It was really good! I think I’ll be having it again soon!

Snack #2

Since I had a bit later of a lunch, I wasn’t too hungry for a snack before I had to grab Sienna from school. But one of these blueberry muffins snuck in. I’d say they are almost like a blueberry cupcake. Addictive.  I think I’ll be calling them “Best Ever Blueberry Muffins”. Should be posted on the blog really soon.

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After school pickup, we all headed to the park to meet a friend as it was a gorgeous day. Got home around 5 and needed to get dinner on the table fast before the crankiness kicked in.

This is what I gave the kids.

2013-10-23_kids dinner

For my 1 year old, I gave her chopped cucumber, nitrate-free turkey, brown rice, and a side of hummus. She LOVES hummus. But oh boy, does it ever make a mess!

My 5 year old also got cucumber and brown rice, but also some tofu and side of peanut butter. This kid is not a fan of meat. My level of frustration is high with her considering she doesn’t like trying new things. Something we work with on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that she likes healthy foods, I just wish she was open to more “variety”.

For moi, I wanted something quick and easy as well….


So I had some cucumber with hummus, the last of the rotisserie chicken, and some tomato soup with a bit of cheddar cheese on top. Cause really, is it even proper to have tomato soup without cheddar cheese? I think not! It was my first time trying this tomato soup from Trader Joe’s. It was tasty! I’d get it again.  I usually don’t do pre-made soups, especially ones with cream or milk as it can have a tendency to bother my tummy. So hopefully I’m not paying for it later.

Before-Bed Snack

Generally, we eat dinner fairly early (around 5:30), so I’m usually ready for a snack around 8:00pm. Given that today was a leg day, I’ll probably be hungry later, and I’m sure my body would love the extra carbs!  Haven’t decided whether I’ll have air popped popcorn with a bit of butter, or a greek yogurt/stevia/granola mix.  A granola that I’ve been loving lately on top of my yogurt is this Pumpkin Flax Granola from Nature’s Path. Come to mention it, I don’t think I’ve ever had a granola from them I didn’t like!


Ta-ta for now, and see you soon with another new recipe!


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