#WIAW- Its Been A While!

Thanks to Peas and Crayons for another great WIAW!

Why hello fellow WIAW-ers! It definitely has been a while. (Yes, two whole weeks is a century in blog years!) Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying summer. All years prior I was super employed and tied down to more responsibility than the POTUS. It truly feels like I’m exercising my true rights to freedom now. How fitting, on the 4th and all!

This week I’m back in the game! I’ve been trying to be mindful of healthy snacks, so here goes…

Grilled Sweet Potato, Tomato, & Mushrooms with Mrs. Dash seasoning

Edamame Hummus…It photographs surprisingly well, no?

 Now onto some meals…


Coconut Flour Pancakes w/Black Cherry Chobani

Oatmeal topped with walnuts, flax, raspberries, & blackberries (for my mother who just began Weight Watchers!)


A select few dinners:

I am a sucker for hodgepodges, so this was an obvious winner! Eat the rainbow, right? Salad consisted of brown rice pasta, olives, cheddar, Applegate Farms nitrate free bacon, grilled 100% organic, vegetarian fed chicken, mixed greens. The second picture was a slight variation with carrots from a local farmer’s market, brown rice pasta, cheddar, on a bed of romaine.

Chicken Burgers w/Smoke House Maple Seasoning:

Latest obsessions:

Starbucks Iced Vanilla Coffee with a flavor shot of Toffee Nut…takes my chocolate cravings right away!

The makings of my Peanut Butter & Chocolate Puffin Protein Shake that has been a breakfast favorite of mine lately…milk, flax seed, Sun Warrior Chocolate protein powder, almonds/walnuts, banana, and obviously PB/Choc Puffins!

This has made an appearance thrice on the blog already, it’s too good not to share yet again…Sauvignon Blanc w/Pom/lime juice from Trader Joe’s (from my foodie pen pals box this month)

Romaine the size of my head from the local farmer’s market…and chicken lettuce wraps with cilantro to accompany!

…and for the fitness part of this month’s challenge…just check my most recent #MotivationalMondays– it’s swim-themed!

How are you spending your 4th? What are your favorite snacks/meals for the day? 

Peace, love, and independence!


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4 Responses to #WIAW- Its Been A While!

  1. Love chicken on salad! Think I’ll do that with the chicken I have to grill today. Yum!

    Hummus is so easy, right? I like the edamame version you made, and yes, photographs very well! I’m sure it tastes superb too.

    Happy WIAW and 4th! I’ll be relaxing at home with the wife today……no work = happy

  2. I love hodgepodge meals too! My fave … throw as many different things into one bowl and devour. Usually topped with Greek yogurt, for me 🙂 Enjoy your 4th of July!

  3. 1 pump toffee nut. Good call…Imma have to try that!

  4. That edamame hummus looks rather tasty!

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