Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Variety is the Spice of Life {WIAW}


So it's Wednesday and by now I should have a new car. Yes. A new car! Ben and I bought one finally after all the exhausting searching and research. I'm just so glad it's over...I hate car shopping.

Anyhoo, we settled on a Nissan Altima. It's used but it's new to us :) 

This is obviously not ours, but it's similar!
Oh the other thing about this car is that we don't know how to drive it yet. Why you ask? It's a manual and neither of us know how to drive one. I hope we learn fast. Ha. 

Moving on. 

Because it's Wednesday I will be sharing my food from the week once again because that's what bloggers do. Thank you Jenn, you're spectacular! 

Apparently last week I missed the theme (like I stick to a theme anyway...), so this week the theme is Summer Staples! 

I love summer. I hate the heat though, so Spring is nice. Better than freezing cold snow and ice right? I think so. 
I don't usually eat that much different in the summer except you'll probably find more fresh veggies and fruit obviously. 

This week I have actually found  a lot of new foods to try. I mentioned some of them in a previous post but I have also been more creative with my meals. I've added VARIETY to my life. Go me. 

I kept reading on different blogs that their breakfast was eggs and oats and because I'm mainly a follower, I decided to try it out. I cooked up three eggs whites and one whole egg in a pan, threw in a lot of salt and peeper and way to much mustard and got this mess. It was delicious though! 

I followed my eggs with 5 grain oat cereal cooked over the stove with some cinnamon and peach slices. I added some stevia for sweetness and it tasted like fresh apple crisp! Wonderful. 

I've never been a huge fan of eggs or oats so this was definitely a change from my regular yogurt. I am usually reluctant to switch up my breakfast because I fear that it won't fill me up and I'll end up having to eat again real soon which Ed hates. But I challenged myself and it turned out to be awesome!

When the time did roll around that I was hungry again, I ate. 

If you've never had one of these Organic Food Bars, oh man, you're totally missing out on living. I picked the protein one because I had just gotten back from the gym and my body was searching for a pick-me-up. I pulled this bad boy out from my frozen stash of bar (I have a huge bag of bars stored in the freezer for times like this) and slowly began to eat my way through it. 

This was no ordinary bar though. This bar has 330 calories and 22grams of protein! At first I was nervous about the amount of calories I would be consuming in just this one bar but then I asked myself weather or not I wanted to recover and my answer was yes. So I preceded to eat this fabulous bar filled with Organic Almond Butter, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Organic Date, Organic Premium Agave Nectar, Organic BioSprouts-Flax, Organic Biodynamic (Demeter) Raisins, Organic Sesame Seeds and Lots of Love!

I recommend these highly :)

Sticking with my challenge of eating more calories during the day I made this amazing 

I started with this salmon that was on sale at the store. This is the best thing ever by the way!

Then I added this wonderful Eat Well, Enjoy Life Hummus. The company had sent me some free coupons and once I found it, I was in heaven. 

Spicy Red Lentil Chipotle Hummus! Can you really get any better than that? 

I mixed the salmon with the hummus and added some fresh pepper and tomato. So good. 

I then cooked a sweet potato for a healthy starch! 

A good lunch I'd say!

I wasn't too hungry before dinner but I had some grapes just cause I like them. 

When dinner rolled around I remembered that I had some hard boiled eggs from the day before so I made myself a salad. 

Spinach, peppers, cucumbers, two hard boiled eggs, and topped with homemade dressing made with mustard and soy sauce! YUMS. 

I enjoyed this with this new flavor of al fresco sausage. This is my favorite stuff ever!

I had to work late so I ended up having a later snack than usual but this is what I ate. 

Chobani plain Greek yogurt mixed with Nutribiotic rice protein topped with Bob's Red Mill Muesli...this was a match made in heaven. It's almost the same texture as cookie dough and tasted wonderful. 

So that's my day. Lots of food and lots of fun!

Have a good Wednesday. 


  1. I love those salmon packets, so easy and yummy when I just can't buy the fresh seafood.

  2. Congrats on your new car! I also bought my first one recently,and it is used,too,but who cares? At least,I can drive,and that is what matters. ;)
    Luckily,I've been learning to drive manual anyways - I honestly can't imagine to switch to an automatic car somewhen... It scares me actually,haha! So don't worry,driving a manual car isn't that difficult at all.
    Oh,and I am SO proud of you for trying new things! I know it can be scary,but you've done a great job on this,girl! Keep going! :)

    1. Thanks Kat! You too!! It's good to hear you like manual! I hope it's fun :) Trying new things is hard but totally worth it!

  3. I've had red pepper hummus before, but I don't think I've ever had red lentil chipotle hummus before though -- I bet it tastes amazing! :) Congrats on bringing in some more variety! I've been working on that too. I seem to fall into food ruts that I don't really care to get out of (because they just taste so good), but variety is a part of that balance with myself that I'm striving for. Life's supposed to be fun and a learning experience anyways. :)