WIAW: I <3 Instagram!

Looks like it’s time for another WIAW!!!!!!! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and week so far…today (Tuesday) is the first day of summer! WOOOOOOOOOOO 🙂 Summer is hands down my fave season and I’m so glad today was warm and summery…unlike yesterday. It was cloudy, windy and crappy pretty much all day. It would have been okay if it had rained more than a quarter of an inch (we REALLY need the rain here because there are already burn bans in place throughout the state since it’s so incredibly dry) but oh well. I got to put in some quality tanning relaxing in the sun time today so it’s all good 😉

Peas and Crayons

Alright, let’s do it to it! This WIAW I thought I’d shake things up with a little use of my new favorite app, Instagram. If you have an iPhone/iPod Touch with camera, please please please get this app. It’s a life-changer, at least for me. Okay, maybe not that extreme, but it’s really cool. You take a picture and then choose one of several filters and–voila!–you have a “vintage” looking photo. It really makes anything look awesome, so I thought why not make my food look pretty?

365 Honey Crunch & Oats cereal, bloobs

Morningstar spicy veggie sausage (typical), 1/2 homemade cake batter waffle

 **Insert random outfit shot here!**

Outfit of the day: Hollister cream knit sweater, olive green cami, Hollister burgundy floral skirt

Vegan taquito salad with soy chorizo taquito, homemade black bean hummus, mango chunks and spinach

Mixed Crunchies (freeze-dried fruit), last slice of my raw brownie pie with banana almond fudge 'frosting'

 **Insert random photo taken while tanning!**

Tanning while jamming to Lady Gaga...oh yeah!

1/2 container Fage 0% with Mango Guanabana (soooo good!) mixed with 1/4 cup Bear Naked Fit berry granola (unpictured date)

Soy milk, dark unsweeteened cocoa powder, banana, Amazing Grass smoothie

Vegan curry pilaf, carrots, fresh pineapple and frozen mango (unpictured handful Udi's cranberry granola because I didn't eat all the pilaf)

Mocha "overnight" oats (actually made after dinner!), 1 tsp almond butter, freeze-dried blueberries

 What is the best thing you’ve eaten recently? Do you like Lady Gaga?

WIAW: Short & Sweet

After last week’s word barf very detailed WIAW, this one’s gonna be short & sweet. Hopefully the pictures speak for themselves but if not, I included captions 😉

Peas and Crayons

(Thanks Jenn for being such a lovely host week after week 🙂 )

P.S. This is actually everything I ate on Tuesday. My first two WIAW’s were what I actually ate on Wednesday, but I realized that most people do their Tuesday eats. So I’m gonna roll with that. Also, I am actually posting everything I ate, minus some watermelon chunks that went undocumented…

Breakfast:

Banana Almond Apricot Overnight Oats (1/4 c thick rolled oats, water, 1 tsp organic apricot jam, 1/2 banana, topped with 1 tsp crunchy AB)

1/2 homemade cake batter waffle (recipe soon!) and Morningstar hot & spicy veggie sausage

 Lunch:

Spinach salad with 1 tbsp mango vinaigrette, 2 Gardein chik'n nuggets and mango chunks

Crystal Lite pink lemonade-ified water, golden corn Vitatop with 1 tsp almond butter

 Snack:

Greek yogurt parfait: Oikos chocolate, 1/2 banana and 1/8 c Bear Naked Fit granola

 Dinner:

Whole wheat pasta salad with fresh baby spinach, 2 slices tempeh bacon and spoonful edamame guac, baby carrots, white donut peach (sorry about the awful lighting!)

Protein smoothie with 1/2 scoop banana Soytein powder, 1/3 c unsweetened soy milk and frozen mango chunks

 Dessert:

Cereal mess! I think it was about 1/4 c Kashi Honey Sunshine, 1/4 c Cascadian Farm Chocolate O's, 1/4 c strawberry granola crisps and bloobs

 Q: What was the best thing YOU ate today?

My First WIAW!

Happy Thursday! It’s almost the weekend…YAY! And for those of you that work or are still in school it’s a long weekend 😀 Since I’m off of school for the summer, weekends usually don’t feel much different to me, except that my dad is home all day!

Anywhooo, this is my first ever WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday). I actually have done it over on my ED recovery blog, but this is my first week blogging on here, so I thought I’d start with a WIAW to kick things off!

For breakfast, I enjoyed an Oikos chocolate Greek yogurt cup (my favorite brand and flavor of Greek yogurt!), a Morningstar hot & spicy vegetarian sasuage patty (I pretty much have this every day since it’s so yummy and has 8 grams of protein!), a chocolate Van’s waffle stick and a creamy banana smoothie (1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 ripe banana, 1 packet Truvia). I just discovered this smoothie combo and it is delish and as creamy as a milkshake but way healthier.

I had to have lunch a little early since my mom and I were going to go see the Thunderbirds fly over the Air Force Academy stadium for their graduation. I wasn’t too hungry so I had a small lunch: my leftover homemade Mex-Asian vegan pizza (light Flat Out wrap topped with edamame guacamole *recipe to come!*, black beans, cilantro and cheddar soy cheese), baby carrots, fresh watermelon and a chocolate brownie Pure bar.

I forgot to take a picture of my snack! But I had a bowl of Cascadian Farm Cinnamon Crunch cereal (I love the Cascadian Farms kids cereals, since they aren’t too sugary and have fiber) and a side of black grapes. I only like red and black grapes, green ones gross me out!

My family had turkey tacos for dinner last night. I don’t eat beef and my fam usually doesn’t either so we usually have turkey tacos instead. I served mine on a small Ezekiel tortilla (love these things!) with more black beans, more edamame guacamole and more soy cheese. Seriously, my dinner was almost a repeat of lunch, except I had a salad on the side with Annie’s mango dressing and a peach Green Monster: 1 chopped up peach, 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, handful spinach and 1 packet Truvia. I’ve only just started making GMs and this was my first one that was actually green!

No day would be complete without a nighttime snackie! I tried a Van’s blueberry Muffin Crown (almost as good as Vitatops, but they are impossible to toast) topped with a bit of almond butter, a date stuffed with crunchy AB and blueberries on the side.

Q: What was the best thing you ate on Wednesday???????