6/24: What I Ate Wednesday

How’s the morning going? Hope you’re having a great one. Don’t forget to check in for your workouts here for this week’s giveaway! I’ll be picking the bobble sport winners this weekend.

Here’s a little WIAW post since I actually remembered to take photos of just about everything I ate in a day. It always feels weird to put on my good ol’ days blogger hat and snap food pics as the day goes on. I always enjoy reading these posts for new ideas, so maybe you’ll see a couple of new ones here!

Breakfast: oats and egg combo. Usually I’m not a fan of mixing sweet and savory for breakfast, but it hasn’t bothered me so much lately. I cooked up the oats with some chopped peach, added almond milk, cinnamon and a blob of peanut butter (the chia flax one from TJs) with a scrambled egg and half-caf coffee (with cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup. If you haven’t tried maple syrup in your coffee, I highly recommend it! It dissolves nicely and gives a perfect amount of sweetness).

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Usually I have an earlier midmorning snack, but this was quite a satisfying little combo. 

Snack: a shared watermelon with Livi and a sparking water.

MY OTHER VIDEOS

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Lunch: brown rice tortilla with Wholly Guacamole mashed onto it, warm organic deli turkey (half a package), a handful of spinach and Cholula on the side. 😉

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I worked during the afternoon while Liv napped, and when she woke up, she crawled onto my lap in the desk chair and fell back asleep! This never happens, and I savored it. After my arm fell asleep while we were in the chair, I made the transfer to the couch where Bella joined us and I read a book while Liv snoozed. It was perfect. 

Relaxing

Snack (running out the door to teach BODYPUMP): some grapes and a piece of chocolate for energy

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BODYPUMP was awesome last night. The energy was great, and I love that each time I teach, I feel like everyone in the room has gotten a successful workout. A bonus: I get a great workout, too! Just as I start to get sick of every song I know, a new release comes out. I can’t wait until we launch it in a couple of weeks!

Bodypump weights

After BODYPUMP, I met the Pilot, Livi and pups at the park:

Pilot and dogs

(tall, handsome, and with tiny dogs)

and after we dropped them off and debated dinner (while I ate a container of goat Greek yogurt. Forgot to snap a pic of this one),

it was Soup Plantation: something for everyone. They have all of Liv’s favorite foods in one spot, and I can’t get enough soup and salad lately.

Salad combo plate:

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Soup (chicken chili) and a gluten-free chocolate muffin.

 

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Boom!

A whole day of eats, and a pretty standard one! It’s warmed up over here, so I’m definitely in a bit of a fruit frenzy.

What was the best thing you ate yesterday? Any random or new combos?

Hope you have a wonderful afternoon! I’ll see ya later today on the family page.

xoxo

Gina

If you’re curious to learn more about WIAW, check out Jenn’s posts here! Also, if you posted yours yesterday, feel free to link away in the comments! <3 Here are some of my past WIAW posts.

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29 Comments

  1. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood on June 25, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Aww Liv!! My one year old has wayyy to much energy to ever cuddle, but I still nurse and rock him to sleep for naps. I know my data are numbered so I’m trying to savor it!!!

  2. Julia@yogawinehappiness.com on June 25, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Your dinner looks amazing! I wish we had one of those in Chicago ! The best thing I ate was dinner- couscous, shrimp, garlic, scallions, and feta. Yummy combo!

  3. jodie on June 25, 2015 at 8:01 am

    The best thing I ate yesterday and for the past several weeks have been the sweetest juiciest mangoes. Yum yum!! Buying more today. 🙂 Love the cute pic of you and Liv.

  4. Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run on June 25, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Are you just LOVING those new seltzer waters from TJ’s!? The best… with vodka 😉

  5. Cassie on June 25, 2015 at 8:24 am

    I loved my Panera strawberry poppyseed salad!

  6. Natalie @ The Ravenous Mommy on June 25, 2015 at 8:24 am

    I wish I had a Soup plantation near me! That place is awesome 🙂

  7. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork on June 25, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Dinner looks good! The best thing I had yesterday was some fruit salad. I start craving it big time when it’s hot and humid. The melons are especially refreshing!

  8. Kandi on June 25, 2015 at 9:07 am

    That pic of Liv sleeping on you is absolutely precious!

  9. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on June 25, 2015 at 9:22 am

    The best thing I ate yesterday was sweet potato fries! I am loving all the fresh fruit this summer too.

  10. Amanda @ Slimplify Life on June 25, 2015 at 9:24 am

    I had some grilled mahi mahi fish tacos last night, topped with spicy coleslaw, pineapple-mango relish, with a little side of cilantro rice. Still. drooling.

    xo have a wonderful day!!

  11. Brenna on June 25, 2015 at 9:38 am

    I love these posts!! Keep em coming

  12. Amanda on June 25, 2015 at 9:45 am

    We are having a nasty weather day out here (Ohio), and I wish I had some of that delicious looking chicken chili!

  13. Kariann on June 25, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Precious Liv! The best thing I ate yesterday was my dinner.
    http://www.fannetasticfood.com/recipes/thai-chili-garlic-chicken-with-veggies-brown-rice/
    Veggies I added were sugar snap peas, green beans, white mushrooms, 3/4 onion, and a green bell pepper. Yum!

    I also made a batch your crispy coconut chocolate protein bars on Sunday, so had some as a snack yesterday. 🙂

  14. Cara's Healthy Cravings on June 25, 2015 at 9:51 am

    I have been devouring a lot of watermelon this week, I eat a HUGE chunk after dinner each night. yum.

  15. Britt@MyOwnBalance on June 25, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Awww Livi is so cute!! My favorite time of day is 10:30/11pm because I give my son a dream feed and when he is done with his bottle, he curls up against me and falls asleep. Best thing ever!!!!

  16. Tracy on June 25, 2015 at 10:45 am

    I made fried “rice” with TJs new frozen riced cauliflower. So simple and good! Loved not having to use the food processor and have pieces of cauliflower everrrrrywherrrrre!

  17. Annie B on June 25, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Yay for the return of your WIAW!! I always think that you have stellar daily eats!

    The best thing I ate yesterday was 2 breakfast tacos: corn tortillas with scrambled egg, organic turkey sausage, and a little avocado salsa (bathed in hot sauce)! Yum!

  18. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on June 25, 2015 at 11:24 am

    I am digging coconut butter + frozen fruit all the time lately!

  19. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on June 25, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Ahhh, I love a good Gina “What I Ate Wednesday” post. So thanks for that! Chocolate before BODYPUMP? That will give you the pep you need for all those reps. I’m pretty regular with my WIAW posts — so yes, here is my latest from yesterday: http://aladygoeswest.com/2015/06/24/why-i-refuel-after-a-workout-and-my-daily-eats/. Have a great Thursday! 🙂

  20. Elizabeth Beil on June 25, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    I am all about he fruit as of late! My favorite snack however is grapes with cottage cheese I am in serious heaven when I eat this combo on a hot day!

  21. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries on June 25, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Oooo, I gotta try maple syrup in my coffee! Sounds amazing. I love Souplantation (or Sweet Tomatoes) … now I’m craving it!! Their blueberry muffins are THE best.

  22. Katalina @ Peas and Peonies on June 25, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Watermelon, I love it so much! Is it weird that I can eat half by myself? lol, I just can’t get enough!

  23. Erin @ Erin's Inside Job on June 25, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    My eats yesterday were boring, so I’ll go with today which was a lox and cream cheese bagel with onions and tomatoes. It was magical.

  24. Maria on June 25, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    The best thing I ate yesterday was Against The Grain frozen pepperoni pizza, followed by a large serving of Costco watermelon.

  25. Melodie on June 25, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I love these posts! my family could eat our weight in watermelon each summer! love that stuff!

  26. Niki @ Life With Niki on June 25, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I also often find myself eating savory AND sweet for breakfast– sometimes I need that satisfaction :P. My fave snacks at the moment are chia seed pudding and nectarines!

  27. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on June 25, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Mmm fresh watermelon! I love it with feta!

  28. Allison on June 25, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    How do you get those brown rice tortillas from TJ’s to not fall apart?? Share your secrets!

  29. Sagan on June 26, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Fun to see your daily eats! I made myself oven-baked sweet potato fries with a homemade aioli (using Vegenaise for the base) – so. good.

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