WIAW: What I Ate Wednesday

I’ve been swamped with work and haven’t had much time to think about good stuff in the kitchen or shopping (but I wish)! I had a great labor day weekend at the beach and I’ve been eating some really delicious stuff lately, so I thought today would be the perfect day to share.

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Cotton Candy Grapes: Holy moly! I’ve heard about these the past couple seasons, but haven’t found them in the store until this year! They taste just like Blue Cotton Candy! GUILT FREE!

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Perfect Fit Protein Blueberry Pancakes: So if you take the new Perfect Fit Protein and use it in the traditional pancake recipe…IT TASTES LIKE A REAL, AMAZING PANCAKE. I’ve been obsessed. The new PFP concoction is just amazing.

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My Go-To Healthy Dinner: Just quick cook up some chicken, asparagus, and quinoa. Nothing fancy, but delicious and healthy.

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Oreo Donut: While at the beach my fiance was kind enough to make a donut and coffee run while I actually ran. I had this oreo donut, warm and fresh from the oven. DA BOMB! Except now I’ve been craving donuts all week…

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Fruit Smoothie: I enjoy trying various mixtures of fruits in smoothies…I really enjoyed this mornings smoothie. 1 scoop PFP, 1 cup coconut water, 1 banana, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, and 5-6 ice cubes. Delicious!

Did you try any new recipes or foods this week? Let me know!

❤ L

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Haul: Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale

The After Party Sale is probably one of my favorite events of the year! It’s such a rush to try and get into the site on time, grab the stuff you want, and check out as fast as you can!

This year my browser spazzed out on me and I had to wait nearly an hour for my turn to shop, but I still managed to snag some cute stuff!

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Dusk Romper – I am absolutely in love with this print! Unfortunately I have tree trunk thighs that borderline meet the limits of wearing this romper in public at the moment. Lucky for me I have a wedding next summer as motivation for an all winter diet! Cookies are the devil.

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Daphne Spaghetti Strap Trapeze dress – I knew when I ordered a trapeze dress that I would probably look like a balloon when I put it on, but I was hoping I wouldn’t. I do, but it was easily solved with a belt. This dress is so comfy and I love this print too.

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Villa V-Neck Printed Maxi – this is easily my favorite Lilly dress I own. The fabric is so soft, and I love the print and the fit! I like that its a pop of color but still dark enough to wear in the late fall/early spring, or even with a cardigan in the winter if I’m daring!

That’s all for now! Short little post but I wanted to share what I got!

Did you shop the Lilly sale? Did you get what you wanted?

I hope you all have a fabulous Labor Day Weekend! I’m headed to the beach! What are you doing?

❤ L

Weekly Meal Plan

Last week I went totally on the fly with my meals…and it was awful. Our weekend was just so busy that we were too tired to meal plan and grocery shop…and that just doesn’t work out when you are trying to eat healthy!

I made sure I got my act together this week, and it I planned and prepped everything way more than I ever have!

I can’t share most of the recipes because they are for TIU Nutrition Plan members (I will star * these), but here is a peek at what I am eating this week:

Breakfasts
Breakfast wrap: Egg whites, bell pepper, roma tomato and some Mrs. Dash in a whole grain low cal wrap with a dollop of guacamole

Perfect Fit Protein Pancakes* (this recipe is actually widely shared)

Lunches
I struggle with finding a lunch that satisfies my cravings and keeps me full. I kept it simple this week and just made a whoooole bunch of Power Packed Quinoa Bowls*

Dinners
Lemon Garlic Chicken* and Steamed Broccoli

Turkey burger topped with Sabra Mango Peach Salsa (so yummy!) with sauteed zucchini

Chicken with asaparagus and quinoa

Ground chicken fajita bowls – just sautee some bell peppers, onion, and jalapeno; brown some ground chicken with taco/mexican seasonings; serve in a bowl topped with salsa and guacamole (for more protein add beans/quinoa)

Chicken with Cucumber Salsa* and steam green beans

Snacks
I’m sticking to fruit and green tea this week! Mostly grapes (I finally found cotton candy grapes!) apples, and bananas with Steaz zero calorie teas and Yogi green tea. I am also likely to have a couple squares of dark chocolate and a glass of wine here and there.

Planning my meals usually isn’t the problem…it’s the PREP! The past couple weeks I have found myself just NOT wanting to make dinner when I got home from work. I just wanted to lay on the couch and have the food appear in front of me. Not good! That leads to many nights of pizza and french fries. So last night I cut up all the veggies I would need for the week, trimmed the chicken, prepped my lunches, and put everything in separate bags so that I could just grab and go all week. It was a lot of work but it already paid off tonight when I just had to grab the chicken from the fridge, dump it in a baking dish, bake and eat! No cutting/prepping necessary!

What are you planning to eat this week? Are you trying any new recipes? Let me know!

❤ L