What did you eat on Wednesday?

11 Dec

We love Wednesdays.

It’s our favorite day of the week to share with you what we have been making in the kitchen. It is the first week without any classes for the both of us, so we have spent a lot of our time thinking of good recipes to make with all of our free time.

Be sure to check out the rest of the link-up over at Peas and Crayon’s.

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We haven’t touched on this months theme yet so we thought we would share with you a few of our healthy habits.

Healthy habit #1: Eat breakfast. So many of our friends have told us that they skip breakfast. We wonder, how are you suppose to ace a final without any brain food? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Research shows that our metabolisms do not start until we’ve eaten something. It takes less than five minutes to make a bowl of oatmeal or toast a piece of whole grain bread and slater it with peanut butter and banana slices. Don’t make time an excuse to skip out on our favorite meal of the day.

Healthy habit #2: Always be prepared. We always make sure to carry a couple of healthy snack options so we never run into trouble. We have lost count of how many times this back up snack has saved the day. One time Devon even gave her emergency snack to the secretary at the dentist office who was complaining of hunger. I think she made her day.

Healthy habit #3: Read the ingredients label. At times we are even surprised at some of the ingredients we find in a product we thought would be a clean option. Our general rule of thumb, if you don’t know what an ingredient is you probably don’t want it in your body. Of course it is almost impossible to be critical 100% of the time, but we try to make sure at least 75% of the products we use meet this standard. Next time you purchase a food product check out the ingredients list. You may just be surprised.

Here’s a recap of what we ate yesterday!

We started the day with a big bowl of egg white oats, complete with almond butter, coconut butter, banana slices, and strawberries!

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After breakfast, we met a good friend for coffee at our local Dunkin Donuts!

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After catching up all morning we decided soup would be a perfect idea for lunch considering the winter wonderland going on outside.

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We pulled out two cans of Amy’s soup from our pantry that we’d been saving for a day like today.

No chicken noodle soup, homemade corn bread, and a fresh pear made for a pretty perfect lunch!

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We spent the afternoon cleaning out and organizing our closets. Then before our 5 o’clock pump class we fueled our bodies with an afternoon berry smoothie made with 1 cup of mixed frozen berries, 1 cup of soy milk, and 1/2 frozen banana. It was a great afternoon snack topped with Natures Path almond crunch granola and eaten out of a bowl.

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After pump we were staving and super glad we has leftovers on the menu for dinner tonight. More cornbread and leftover kale and corn quiche we made yesterday served with a side of green beans. Simplicity is key.

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We ended the day watching the Victoria Secrets fashion show with a few friends while snacking on apples and bananas with almond butter.

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We are loving on apples and bananas lately. What’s your favorite winter fruit? Do you have a healthy habit you always follow? Please share!

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5 Responses to “What did you eat on Wednesday?”

  1. Health, Love, and Chocolate December 12, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    I love these habits, especially the ingredients one, as I am a slightly obsessive label examiner. And I am all about soup also when it is cold!

    • doubletakelove December 13, 2013 at 3:37 am #

      You can never go wrong with soup in the winter!

  2. Leigha@ Minougirl December 12, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    So you guys eat the same things? Neat! Do you do that everyday or just for WIAW? Loving all of it!

    • doubletakelove December 12, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

      We typically eat a lot of the same things because we love cooking and enjoying foods together. Since we live together by ourselves, we tend to have an equal input in what’s for dinner so we always enjoy what we make!

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