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WIAW Blueberry Edition

12 Jun

Happy Wednesday! We are pretty happy it’s already Wednesday considering we have fun plans for today! We both have off so we filled our day full of fun activities including 5:50 am Muscle Pump, cleaning the house (okay not so fun but much needed), a mother-daughter-grandma lunch date at one of our favorite local restaurants, and an afternoon poolside.

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Thanks to Jenn for hosting another fabulous WIAW Wednesday. This month’s theme is sensible snacking and lately we’ve been snacking on tons of fresh fruit, vegetables with hummus, smoothies, Berry Blast Simply Real Pro Bars, cottage cheese, and cashew energy bites (recipe coming soon!).

On Sunday we picked up a huge carton of blueberries at Cosco so we’ve been adding them to everything lately!

Yesterday Eats

Breakfast
Breakfast cookie topped with plain greek yogurt and blueberries with blueberry coffee on the side.

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Close up shot

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Lunch
Whole wheat tortilla topped with 2 scrambled eggs, avocado, tomato slices, mixed greens, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Paired with a big bowl of strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and mango.

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Close up shot #2

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Naked Green Machine juice on the side.

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Afternoon Snacking
Devon snacked on a Roasted Nut Roll Uber Lara Bar and grapes while at work.

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Kayla snacked on a piece of whole grain bread topped with peanut butter.

We both enjoyed lots of grapes too!

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Dinner
Baked chicken, asparagus, and a side of Blueberry Bulgur Wheat Salad we were just dying to make from yesterday’s post.

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Late night snack

Homemade Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding (2 tablespoons of chia seeds, 1 tablespoon of PB2, 1 cup of vanilla almond milk, 1/2 sliced banana) topped with homemade Coconut Whip Cream, blueberries, and extra banana slices.

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We are loving summer and all the fresh produce that comes along with it! What’s your favorite summer produce item?

What A Marvelous Flower Planting Weekend

29 Apr

This weekend was quite a marvelous one if we must say so ourselves. Our aunt and cousin came down for the weekend to help us plant our garden. We had so much fun and cannot wait until we get to open our back door and grab some fresh tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, and herbs for our meals! Here is a recap of our weekend via pictures.

We started off the weekend with homemade chia seed pudding for breakfast on Friday morning. This was enjoyed with blueberries, bananas, almonds, and hemp seeds on top (recipe coming later this week).

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Saturday morning’s breakfast wasn’t far off from one of our usual combinations. Nevertheless, it was the perfect bowl of warm oats we needed to fuel our busy day. Whipped with bananas, flax, and cottage cheese and topped with hemp seeds, blueberries, more bananas, maple peanut butter, and toasted coconut.

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Lunch was just what we needed after a few hours of shopping. Our outlet has a J Crew Factory and everything was 50% OFF this weekend only! We admit, we may have went more than once!

Here’s what our salad was made up of: mixed greens,red and yellow peppers, cucumbers, carrots, caramelized onion hummus, and mozzarella cheese.

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With lots of extra veggies for snacking. We think fresh produce is so beautiful, don’t you agree?

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The afternoon was spent planting our garden! We stopped at Lowes to get all the supplies we needed.

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We planted TONS of herbs in addition to both tomatoes and grape tomatoes, kale, red leaf lettuce, radishes, spring mix, sunflowers, and edible flowers. We are so thankful our Aunt Dawn and our cousin, Kate came to help us with our garden! Family time is such an important part of life and we are so glad we got to spend the weekend with them.

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After all that gardening we refueled with a greek yogurt parfait. Fage original topped with blueberries, grapes, oranges, almonds, and granola.

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Saturday afternoon contained more shopping. Notice the matching Fossil bags? We are a tad bit obsessed….

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Saturday was absolutely beautiful and ended up being fabulous weather for grilling.20130427-194704.jpg

Which is perfect because homemade lentil burgers and vegetable packets were on the menu

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We finished Saturday evening with a slice of leftover birthday cake. It was just as good as last week!

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Sunday’s lunch was simple and eaten on-the-go. Mixed greens, kidney beans, vegetables, mozzarella cheese and balsamic vinaigrette!

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A weekend wouldn’t be complete without an Apple Pie Lara Bar right?

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Finally we ended the weekend with a quick Cosco stop! The only real necessities in life were purchased: bananas, coffee, and mixed greens 🙂

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We hope you all had a wonderful weekend and were able to enjoy the fabulous weather! Today begins the last week of classes. Only three more days before finals!! Don’t forget to read up on Katie’s marvelous weekend along with everyone else! How can your weekend not be marvelous with sunshine and 70 degree weather?MIMM

What is your favorite way to end the weekend? We always like to end our weekends with a short ab and arm workout, tea, and HBO.

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Thursday’s Lunch Hour

19 Oct

My favorite thing about Tuesdays and Thursdays is that we can come home in between our morning and afternoon classes. This means time for relaxation, studying, and making a healthy lunch! Today we had such a yummy combo backed with healthy fruits, veggies, and proteins.

Sandwich: A Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese Wedge, Apple Wedges and Cinnamon Grilled to Perfection on Whole Wheat Bread 
Sides: Carrots, Small Plum, and Two Egg Whites 
Dessert: Apple Pie Lara Bar 
Drink: Lemon Water Image