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WIAW: Perfectly Delicious and Delightfully Nutritious

By Marensmorsels @marentweets
WIAW: Perfectly Delicious and Delightfully Nutritious

I was such a healthy eating beast yesterday and today! Holy wow. I’ve surprised myself. There was fruit, lots and lots of fruit. Things that aren’t usually green were green. I made PB&J healthy… I sort of rocked my own socks.

This is my first What I ate Wednesday. Thanks to Cinnamon over at Eat Pray Tri, she wrote me an epic tutorial on how to do it.

I now understand that what I ate Wednesday isn’t really what I ate on Wednesday. It’s just a day of eats. So these will be yesterdays from morning snack to after dinner snack, then today’s breakfast. :-D

Today’s Breakfast


I was out late last night so when my alarm went off at 6:45 I bashed my snooze button.


I finally peeled out of bed at 7:05 and I was too late to make breakfast. Thank goodness for the ‘Bucks.


I had the perfect oatmeal with nuts, dried fruit and a little dusting brown sugar. (300 calories)

I also had a tasty pikes place with soymilk. Why is Starbucks just so darn good?


Yesterday’s Sensible Snack

if you want it {the chocolate} then eat it {the chocolate} :mrgreen:

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I needed a mid morning boost at 10am. 2 dark chocolate squares bliss squares. But quickly my 2 squares multiplied… ohh hunger.

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Oy vei. 220 calories

Yesterday’s Lunch

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Good things always come after corn chips. :mrgreen:

We went to Michaels, our favorite local taqueria. I had my usual blackened shrimp tostada platter. I like the platter because it gets me 2 scoops of guacamole. LOVE. 650 calories.

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Tostadas are the best and here’s why. You get all the Mexican Food Flavors, including the chips since it’s on 1 huge corn chip. I’m realizing I don’t need to eat as many chips with salsa before my meal comes because I’m going to get my chips with my meal. Total SCORE!


Once again working out dragged. I think I’m in a fitness funk.

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Tuesday yesterday was my treadmill running day since I’m training for a 1/2 marathon in September.

I set out to do 30 minutes nice and slow. But the time just crawled by. I couldn’t get into it and once I hit 2 miles I called it quits. At least I got my streak on. :-D

I had to keep my fitness short today yesterday because I wasscheduled to babysit my little friend Dana tonight last night. I had exactly 1 hour to sweat, shower, and make some dinner.

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After my run I drove home and did 20 static lunges on both sides, 50 crunches, and 15 push-ups. All while planning out what to make for dinner. One word… multi tasking.

This is where things get epic.


I possibly made the healthiest smoothie ever. Lets revise that… In the history of the world.


Into my Magic Bullet large commuter cup went

  • 1 + 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • a serving of frozen strawberry, mango and peach mix
  • 1 scoop strawberry Spiru-tein protein powder
  • 1 heaping handful of spinach

I stuffed it all in there. It took some work. Then I blended it all into oblivion.

Perfectly blended and very delicious. ~300 calories


Then I got the brilliant idea to make good ole’ PB&J… but packed with nutrients because when I’m on a roll I like to keep things going.

I used 2 slices of super grainy whole wheat bread and spread 1 TBSP Adam’s smooth peanut butter on it. Then I threw a layer of fresh raspberries topped with a sprinkle stevia. It’s like deconstructed jam!! I put the second slice on top and smashed it down to crush the raspberries.

In this PB&J I got lots of healthy fats, whole grains and an entire serving of fruit. All with less calories than the original PB&J. ~300 calories.


Hallelujah. It was really good.

This might be the best healthy eating idea I’ve ever had!


I enjoyed some green tea while I cooked dinner. And I took a new Larabar flavor with me to Dana’s house for a snack. I’ve been out of control hungry the last 2 days.


Sensible After Dinner Snack

be prepared for surprise hunger!


Cappuccino was yummy. Why did I only by 1??? 200 calories.

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