Category: What I Ate Wednesday

WIAW + a rad GIVEAWAY!!

Hi friends! A quick post for What I Ate Wednesday plus a RAD giveaway today! I am SO excited!!

I gotta say, I felt incredibly healthy today. I chugged water like it was my job and got in a nice sweat sesh at lunch. The added chia seeds helped me stay nice and satisfied throughout the day.

Here’s a little recap on the daily eats:

Breakfast: Triple Berry Smoothie (almond milk, kale, spinach, chard, chia seeds, ground flax, protein powder, banana, black berries, raspberries and blue berries)

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Lunch: Tuna Salad (spring mixed greens, chia seeds, ground flax, tuna, olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon with fresh ground pepper)

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Dinner: Manhattan Fish Chowder (Pollock fillets, fingerling potatoes, garlic, carrots, onion, tomatoes, celery, seasoning, parsley and lemon) Recipe courtesy of Blue Apron.

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And now let’s get to the fun stuff.

Drumroll pleaseeeee….

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I’m so excited to be teaming up with Blue Apron for this giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive:

One FREE Week of Blue Apron Meals

++ PLUS ++

Everyone will receive:

30% off your first box with this link:

https://www.blueapron.com/skinnyopinion

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BlueApron

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You guys know how obsessed I am with Blue Apron, right? Remember this post? If you don’t know about Blue Apron yet, let me quickly fill you in!

Blue Apron is a weekly delivery service that sends you great recipes to cook at home.

But wait — it gets better.

Not only do you get to try 3 healthy and delicious meals each week, you also get ALL the ingredients to make them, delivered right to your doorstep!

The ingredients are always fresh, always seasonal, and are sourced directly from farms, importers and family-run purveyors. Everything arrives in a refrigerated box, so food stays fresh even if you’re not home when it’s delivered.

How amazing is that?!

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Here’s how to enter:

++ like Blue Apron and Skinny Opinion on Facebook

++ follow @BlueApronMeals and @skinny_opinion on twitter

++ tweet why you’d like to win and mention @BlueApronMeals and @skinny_opinion

++ leave a comment belowHow-to-Recycle-Your-Blue-Apron-Box

{ Contest will run March 26, 2014 – April 2, 2014 // Giveaway winner will be announced by April 9, 2014 // Winner must live within the Blue Apron Delivery Zone }

 

National Nutrition Month + WIAW

Did you guys know March is National Nutrition Month? Apparently we are supposed to celebrate nutrition by “enjoying the taste of eating right.”

WOO!

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So I’m “celebrating” by gettin’ in my GREENS. Are you with me??

WIAW GOES GREEN

 

 

Breakfast: green smoothie (recipe here)

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Morning Snack: apple with almond butter (recipe)

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Lunch: spring mix + kale salad (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, kale, chicory – oh, hey greens) with grilled chicken, flax seeds, chia seeds, parmesan cheese + olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon for dressing

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Afternoon Snack: broccoli, sugar snap peas, and carrots with hummus

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Dinner: Alaskan King Crab + mixed greens side salad

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Excuse the bad iPhone pics. Remembering to snap a photo before each meal is a task in itself.

Question: How are you “celebrating” National Nutrition Month? Will you go green with me? 

 

What I Ate Wednesday

Happy humpity hump hump day friends!!

How presh is that? HUMP daYE!!!

Anyway – checking in today for WIAW! Thanks to Jenn from Peas and Crayons for hosting.

WIAW GOES GREEN

WIAW goes green! I tried to include greens in breakfast, lunch and dinner. How’d I do??

 

Breakfast: smoothie (almond milk, chocolate protein powder, chia seeds, flax seeds, frozen berries, power greens – spinach, kale and chard)

BTW – Don’t forget to enter my Perfect Fit Protein GIVEAWAY! Contest ends Friday 3/7!!

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Morning Snack: banana + almonds

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Lunch: spring mix greens with chicken, flax seeds, chia seeds, parmesan cheese + olive oil and fresh lime juice

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Afternoon snack: carrots + hummus

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Dinner: kumquat-lime glazed tilapia with Brussels Sprouts and almond freekeh

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Dessert: berries + hot tea (forgot to take a pic)

Question: How do you sneak in your leafy greensLet’s amp up our green veggies intake for the month of March.

Click here to enter my Perfect Fit Protein GIVEAWAY! Contest ends Friday 3/7!!

What I Ate Wednesday

It seems you guys are loving the WIAW posts. As long as there is interest, I will keep doing them! Plus, I love the accountability and the link-up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Jenn from Peas and Crayons for hosting this lovely link-up. BTW this is actually What I Ate on Monday 🙂 Let’s get started.

Breakfast: Chocolate Protein Shake (almond milk, chocolate whey protein, banana, ice)

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Mid Morning: Apple

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Lunch: Mixed greens with 4 oz grilled chicken and cherry tomatoes with 1 Tbs EVOO and fresh squeezed lemon + 2 hard boiled eggs

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Afternoon Snack: Mixed veggies with ¼ cup hummus

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When I got home from work I was hungry again so I snacked on some Pistachios before dinner.

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Dinner: New Orleans Style Shrimp Etoufee + a Pinot Grigio (This was a Blue Apron meal – I ditched the jasmine rice.)

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After Dinner: White wine and Cheese + Pistachios

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What I Ate Wednesday

Today I’m joining in the What I Ate Wednesday Linkup with Peas and Crayons once again. I am loving the link ups lately! I particularly appreciate this one because it forces me to reflect on my nutrition habits.

On this day I did 1 hour of hot yoga and walked just over 5 miles throughout the day. Gotta love my FitBit! I also drank about 120 oz of water.

Breakfast: Steel cut oatmeal with chopped walnuts, blackberries and cinnamon

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Mid morning snack: banana

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Lunch: Sweet kale salad with mixed greens and 4 oz grilled chicken. Dressing was 1 T EVOO and lemon juice

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Afternoon Snack: 1.5 ounces Mountain Trail Mix (almonds, cashews, peanuts, raisins, dried cranberries, pepitas, chocolate chips)

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Dinner: 2 cups tortilla soup and 1 serving pita chips

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What I Ate (Last) Wednesday

I don’t know about you but I am always so intrigued with the question “what do you typically eat in a day?” I always get so many meal ideas from this! So today I thought it would be fun to join the What I Ate Wednesday link-up from Peas and Crayons!!

As a side note: this is actually what I ate LAST Wednesday to give myself time to get the post up. On this particular day I drank about 120 oz of purified water and did 30 minute of cardio intervals.

Early Morning: 1 shot Apple Cider Vinegar + 1 mug of warm lemon water

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Breakfast: 2 hard-boiled eggs with pepper

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 Mid-morning snack: 1 thinkThin High Protein + Fiber Bar

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Lunch: 4 oz grilled chicken breast + 1 cup mixed veggies

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Afternoon Snack: 2 cups baby carrots + ¼ cup hummus

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Dinner: 6 Shrimp + ¾ cup cooked quinoa + 1 cup veggies

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Dessert: 1 handful chocolate covered almonds

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