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WIAW #21- Stuck in a Rut

Hey ya’ll!! So happy it’s finally Wednesday, wouldn’t you agree?! I’m terribly sorry for my lack of posts this last week. It’s been a pretty busy time – and I know it’s just going to get busier in the coming months!! When I get busy…I get stuck in food ruts!! Do you have the same problem? It’s a little disappointing that I was on such a roll posting a new recipe every week and then *BAM* the busy hit and it’s just sooooo much easier to plan meals that are tried and true rather than trying to get creative. On this week’s menu I’ve got all of my fallbacks – chicken fajitas, teriyaki tilapia with brown rice and salad, and chicken pesto tortilla pizzas. Of course I’m pretty lucky to only have to prepare dinner for the hubs and I a mere three nights this week – because Friday we’re leaving for South Carolina!! Woot!!! I am so excited to get our mini vaca on (I am less excited for the car ride and the amount of times I will need to stop to pee.)

As usual, a big thank you goes out to Miss Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting this linkup every week. Time for the foods (albeit pretty standard and what I’ve been eating lots of lately) I ate this Monday!

Breakfast: Another one of my fallbacks, banana chocolate chip protein muffins. I made a double batch so we can take some on the road with us this weekend, too! Though I’m getting to a point where I’m so effing hungry all the time that these guys only fill me up until about 9:30 before I want to snack and I used to be able to make it to 10. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the baby growing in my belly. I’m also pretty sure she loves these muffins, because after I eat them she usually does a little dance for about a half hour or so. I also had some decaf earl gray in my Charleston Tea Plantation mug to prepare for the weekend!!
nommy muffins

Snack: My first snack of the day was a hard-boiled egg and some 2% pepperjack. This particular photo is NOT recycled. I do actually always make a smiley face with this snack…because why not?
face snack

Snack Again: Still hungry? Yes! At about 11 I munched on a gala apple.

Lunch: I made up a batch of my ravioli minestrone last Thursday maybe…either way…it was a big batch and I’m still enjoying the leftovers. This bowl was sans the ravioli with a little parmesan on top and probably more red pepper flakes than I needed, but it was delightful!

Delicious Beverage: As the weather is finally getting enjoyable, Johnny and I took a walk to the nearest coffee shop on our lunch break on Monday and I snagged my first iced coffee of the season! Just a decaf one with a wee bit of half and half and some sugar! Perfect!!
ice coffee

Snack: There have been times when I’ve asked myself over the last 30 weeks if I reaaaaally think I’m going to be a good mom. When I think about it, it’s so terrifying and exciting all at the same time. I feel like most great things are. (Like roller coasters!) Generally, I do. I think I’m going to be a pretty awesome Mom, actually. And I know that my hubalub is going to be an amazing Dad. I’ve already determined that my baby girl will lovingly be referred to as a number of food items as I’ve already started calling her “muffin” and “pumpkin” and “cupcake” when I talk to my belly. When I do have a moment of doubt, though, I remind myself that if I make snacks this pretty for myself – I’m going to make awesome snacks for my kids. Lol.
pretty rice cake

Snack: Carrots and hummus to tide me over.

Dinner: Johnny went out on Monday night so dinner was all up to me! I made myself a SEAT! Spinach, Egg, Avocado, and Tomato sandwich!! I found out at my last doctor’s appointment that I’m slightly anemic and I need to start taking iron supplements in addition to my prenatal vitamins. Although my diet is already fairly high in iron, it’s much higher in calcium, which can hinder iron absorption. I’ve been doing what I can since I found out to eat as many iron rich foods (like spinach and egg yolks!) as I can to make my body happier. I wilted two giant handfuls of spinach down in a small skillet and added two whole eggs that I cooked over hard. I plopped my spinachy eggs on some whole wheat toast with avocado and tomato slices. It was soooooooooooo delicious!! Sure, it’d probably be even better with bacon and cheddar cheese (but what wouldn’t be, really?), but I was trying to stay on board the health train.

Dessert:And obviously my day isn’t complete without sometttthing a little sweet to cap it all off. More peanut butter greek yogurt with chocolate chips please. Yes, the photo IS recycled….but that’s because I was too busy watching Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part II on ABC Family to bother snapping a photo of my snack when I had this perfectly good photo to reuse.

peanut butter greek yogurt

So that’s all she wrote, folks!! Next week I’ll be sharing some of my eats from my trip to SC!

What are your favorite snacks to bring on a road trip??
When you go out to eat on vacation, do you try to keep it healthy or do you prefer to indulge?
Are you a sucker for a Harry Potter weekend on ABC Family like me? Or can you resist?!

Happy Spring & WIAW #3

Hey ya’ll!

Happy First Day of Spring!!

Does it feel spring timey where you are? It’s a bit chilly here if I do say so myself. I can’t wait for it to warm up a bit.  Then Johnny and I can resume our lunchtime walks! I haaaaaaaaaate sitting all day, and once the nice weather resumes I won’t have to (as much, *sigh*)!

Sheesh, I’ve been so busy this week I haven’t posted since last Wednesday! I promise I’ll have some new recipes for you soon!

How do Black Bean Mango Stacks, Balsamic Chicken and White Bean Pasta, and Morning Glory Muffins sound to you?

Good?! Good!!

Because that’s what you’ll be getting from me soon! 🙂

Anywho, did you enjoy your St. Patty’s Day?

I had a great time in NJ over the weekend with some awesomeeeeeeee family and friends. I even had my first ever green beer this year!! I didn’t’ really start drinking beer until fairly recently so I was excited to finally partake! Check out this awful picture of it! (It was a tiny guy – the way I like my beer – In small, adorably packaged quantities!)

















Me and the hubs. Aren’t we just the cutest?





















Here’s me and my girl Susan at Dave & Busters. Me with a vodka tonic (extra lime of course) and Susie with her ‘Bu and Coke (Malibu that is). Did you know they have four person air hockey?! I didn’t until this weekend!!! SO FUN (and terrifying)!





















I indulged at bit over the weekend, though it definitely could have been worse. Only one stop at a diner isn’t all that bad all things considered! Haha. More specifically, I indulged in what I can safely call my favorite breakfast sandwich of all time … taylor ham, egg, and cheese!!! (Anyone out there with me on this?! Jersey!!) Oh gosh. It’s so glorious. I’m happy I don’t live in NJ anymore so I don’t down one of these babies every day.
















After such an awesome and indulgent weekend, how about we move on to some healthy eats?! This WIAW, hosted by Jenn at Peas and Crayons, is actually what I ate yesterday. I’ve stuck pretty much to the same routine all week so far, just changing up my dinner. Hope you enjoy!!



Breakfast: Homemade whole wheat morning glory muffin with plain 0% Greek yogurt mixed with lime zest, mango, and toasted unsweetened coconut
Snack: String cheese!!!
Lunch: Half a pouch of Campbell s Go Soup Spicy Chorizo & Pulled Chicken with Black Beans (with a little extra frozen corn and shredded chicken I had on hand mixed in). It’s got a tiny kick to it, and it’s super tasty. These soups are becoming a new staple for me when I don’t have time to make my lunch!
Snack: A baby handful of YumNuts Chocolate Cashews. I can’t get enough of these guys!
ANOTHER Snack: Hey look! Finally some green (packaging). I usually don’t be pre cut fruits or veggies but a pack of 8 of these little apple pouches was less than $2. I effing love Wegmans.
Dinner: I threw together dinner super fast last night so that I could get to my yoga class on time. I had some pasta I cooked over the weekend in the fridge ready and waiting for me so I just sauteed some chicken thighs in garlic and olive oil, tossed in some bell peppers, spinach, and lemon zest, and added the pasta. Fin!
After Dinner (Not Photographed): I always love to have a cup of tea at night. Last night was decaf English Breakfast Tea with some skim milke and half of a splenda.  I also had a mini morning glory muffin (because I made big guys and mini guys) while Johnny and I watched the latest (HILARIOUS) New Girl.

Ah!!! I love it!!!!
Big thanks to Vulture for making this/my day!!