WIAW: Cold Weather Eats

Hi friends!!  Happy hump day & WIAW!!  Ready to join the fun & take a look at what I’ve been stuffing my face with?

Thanks to Jenn for hosting!

Not much here for “spooky” snacks, but it’s been quite cold out so there are some nice warm cold weather eats & tasty snacks that were enjoyed yesterday.  Let’s take a look, shall we?!

Breakfast: A nice cream cheese extract infused bowl of my 4-C Overnight Oats, topped with banana, cinnamon, & a tbsp of almond butter.  Side of English Toffee flavored coffee.

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Post Workout Snack/Refuel: Two servings of Egg Beaters topped with Reduced Sugar Ketchup.  Mmm…

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Lunch:  A nice, warm, toasty bowl of my Slow-Cooker Mexican Chicken Chili, topped with a tsp of nutritional yeast.  Looks gross, but it was so good!

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Afternoon Snacks (at work): I always pack some healthy, easy to eat snacks for while I’m at work.  When I work half day shifts I don’t get a break, so I need something that I can stuff into my mouth on the go.  😉  Yesterday it was raw baby carrots & celery, red grapes, & a White Chocolate Raspberry Quest Bar.

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Dinner:  My husband is so sweet… he had dinner started when I came home from work.  He grilled this monstrous Tomahawk Ribeye… so huge!!

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He also grilled some asparagus up for me.  I messed up & had him put them in tinfoil though, so they got all soggy… ugh.  I much prefer them nice & crunchy.  Oh well.

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Brian really enjoyed this steak, but it’s things like this that seriously make me contemplate going back to being a vegetarian… I tried my hardest not to get grossed out, but it was tough!  I don’t like my meat red at all, or in any way, shape or form resembling the animal it came from (I prefer not to think about that).  Even though I was a bit grossed out, Brian is still the Grill Master!  That man is seriously amazing on the grill.

Evening Snacks:  I needed something sweet after dinner, so I went for my beloved Peanut Butter Ginger Chews.  Love these things so much!

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Later, I decided to make myself a mug cake… my Low-Carb Flax Mug Cake, topped with a tbsp of Cookie Nookie PB.  I sweetened my mug cake with some NuNatural Cherry Stevia.  Yummy!!

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Another tasty day of healthy eats in the book!  Well, I really need to get back to studying… so behind & I have to go to a CPR certification class tonight too!  Have a great hump day!!

What was the BEST thing you’ve eaten recently?  Does red meat gross you out too?


Thursday Things

Hi guys!  I hope your Thursday has treated you well.  Mine has been… productive.  I started out my morning with a good ‘ol Low-Carb Mug Cake topped with cinnamon & coconut butter, & a mug of coffee with a bit of heavy whipping cream mixed in.  It was pretty delightful.

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After breakfast, I officially applied to Kansas State University’s Distance Dietetics Program!!

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Yes, after stressing myself out & doubting myself, I finally decided that I need to stick with it & continue to follow my dream of someday becoming a Registered Dietician.  Since I am almost finished with my first two years of mainly pre-req’s, it was time to apply.  It’s an extremely long, expensive, & sometimes unsure road to becoming an RD, but it’ll be worth it!  I love food & I think I’ll find the perfect nitch for me eventually.

So after taking that big step, it was time to get sweaty & workout!  Exercise is always such a great stress-reliever!  I did a 30 minute circuit style dvd workout today.  Short & effective.

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After showering I took my Anatomy & Physiology test… & got 100%!  Woot, woot!!  :)

I also made some more Low-Carb Cheesecake Cupcakeyummo!!

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Made a quick lunch… mess.  It looks pretty messy, but was really good.  It’s bacon, a dippy egg, green peppers, zucchini, & an avocado egg.

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Been loving on this amazing coffee today.  Lunch with Elvis.  It’s super sweet & you can detect the banana & peanut butter hints in it – sign me up!  I ordered myself a bigger bag (I could only find the sample size at the store) of it online.  I also ended up getting a Cherry Cheesecake flavored one too.  Ooops.

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Then I did a bit more homework & then went to work for the closing shift.  Now I’m back home & finishing up my night by doing some more homework.  Such is life.  Hope you’re all having a more exciting night than me!  At least I’m off of work this weekend, so that’s something to look forward to.  Oh, & I should be having a nephew being born any day now…

  • How was your Thursday?
  • What’s your favorite flavor of coffee?

WIAW: Stressed Eats

Hi guys!  It’s Wednesday already, wow!!  Can you believe it?!  This week is going by far too quickly for me since I have so much to do!  I’ve been pretty stressed with my homework (last giant speech due soon), applying to another school, & then on top of it all,  I ended up having to work a bit extra yesterday due to a sick co-worker.  I’d like to thank those of you who commented on yesterday’s postthank you!!  Your comments really meant a lot to me & did make me feel better. :)  I KNOW I can do it!!

Ok, enough sappy chatter… it’s time for some What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday with Jenn over at Peas & Crayons!

As always, thanks to Jenn for hosting the link-up, & click on over & check out what others have been eating lately too.

Ok, on to the eats! 

Breakfast:  My Low-Carb Flax Protein Pancakes topped with a tbsp of Naturally More Almond Butter, side of bacon & coffee with a tbsp of heavy whipping cream.

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Workout:  After breakfast settled, I got a 30 min. cardio dvd workout in.  Nice’n sweaty!  Don’t forget to hydrate!  😉

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Lunch:  Mexican Chicken Salad – baby spinach topped with chicken breast, mexican cheese blend, green bell peppers, avocado, sour cream, & salsa.  So good!!

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Afternoon Snack:  Since I was at work, I opted for a quick take-a-long snack of Blue Diamond Salt’n Vinegar Almonds.  Quick, healthy, yummy, & so portable.

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Dinner:  I was pretty tired out by the time I got home from work… & hungry, so Brian & I decided to just opt for some Brinner (breakfast for dinner)!  I made scrambled eggs & bacon for him & a Low-Carb Mug Cake topped with coconut butter for me, along with some bacon of course.

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Dessert:  I still like something that seems a bit sweet after dinner, so I ended up having a serving of Chocolate Coconut Pudding (aka Chocolate Covered Katie’s Chocolate Frosting Shots).

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It was a pretty tasty day, although a very stressful one.  I didn’t have a ton of energy to put into my eating yesterday, but it all kinda worked in the end.  Well, this girl is off to get some homework done before work.  Have a great day!! :)

Please note that if some of my eats seem a bit “unusual” or different it’s because I’m currently on a fat-loss plan.  I am eating a special low-carb/keto way, which seems to work great for me, leaving me feeling pretty awesome.  No blood sugar spikes & bloating.  😉  To each his/her own – do what works for YOU.  I am not giving medical advice or advocating anything to anyone.

  • What was your favorite thing you’ve eaten lately?

Low-Carb Mug Cake

Good morning friends!  I teased you all yesterday with a glimpse at my afternoon snack creation (& today’s breakfast) of a low-carb mug cake!  So, without further ado, I give you this very simple, tasty, low-carb (only 1.5 net carbs), gluten-free, keto friendly, fiber & protein-packed mug cake ~

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Serves: 1

Ingredients:

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Directions:

  1. In a large mug or small bowl, whisk together 3 egg whites, liquid stevia, & the flaxseed meal.  
  2. Next, whisk in the baking powder & then LET IT SIT for about a minute or a bit more. The mixture will puff up & get really fluffy, this is when you know it’ll be ready to cook.
  3. Place the mug or bowl in the microwave & cook for about 1 minute (time may vary depending on bowl and/or microwave power).
  4. Let the mug cake cool slightly (it’ll probably be very puffy, but will shrink down some), then remove from the microwave & top with a bit of melted coconut butter & a dash of cinnamon.  That’s it!  Enjoy!  :)

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Nutrition:  234 calories, 18 g fat, 10 g carbs, 8.5 g fiber (only 1.5 net carbs), & 16 g protein.