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WIAW #4

Welcome to the fourth edition of What I Ate Wednesday here at Journey of a Dreamer. After thinking back on the last few WIAW posts I’ve come to realize we eat pretty much the same stuff over and over. But it’s sooo good! One of my summer staples has quickly become protein shakes. I need to do a whole post of all the different types of proteins that we have tried… *noted*

So, on to the eats!

Of course my day started with my 430am line up of mixed drinks…

I use GNC ProSculpt as my Pre-Workout booster. We just recently started using Inek Evolution Whey Protein when I wake up and before bed. We get it from Peak Nutrition. I use Blox Silk Amino Acid during/post CrossFit to help with muscle recovery. Then after CrossFit I had a blender bottle of the Intek Isolate, a quick absorbing protein to help recovery post workout.

Breakfast is almost always the same. Eggs for sure, usually scrambled, and accompanied by some kind of breakfast meat. Just recently we found this awesome salsa verde at a hot sauce store in Old Town St Charles. It tastes so good on eggs! It makes me super hungry for real Huevos Rancheros. Like the kind you get in Texas. Yum. Anyway, here is breakfast!

I’m wanting to make my own salsa verde, because we could seriously eat massive amounts of this stuff.

Usually around 10:30am or so I find myself getting hungry and luckily for me around that time the FedEx guy showed up with a box of love from KIND! (Disclosure: I was provided with free samples of the new Nuts & Spices bars from KIND to review.) Of course I went for the Dark Chocolate Nuts and Sea Salt Flavor First. Holy yum!

Their new campaign is all about Saying No to Secret Ingredients. I am proud to say I could pronounce every one of the ingredients on the list. Also with 6g of Protein and 7g of fiber it filled me up until lunch time! Head over to their facebook page to find out how you can get a coupon for their new Nuts and Spices bars!

I was actually still pretty satisfied from the KIND bar that I didn’t notice it was lunch time. We have a fridge full of leftovers so Mr Dreamer had some leftover stuffed peppers, while I finished off the last of the Paleo Turkey Meatballs leftover from last week.

Paleo Turkey Meatballs

Usually the afternoons fly by, and this one was no exception. I looked up at the clock and it was 3pm. and I was starving. Lately I have been noticing if I don’t pay attention to my hunger cues and get too hungry I start to feel sick. That’s kinda where I was at. I needed something quick and easy so I grabbed my GNC Egg Protein.

I added it to some Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk and put a dash of PB2 in because I’m a nut butter-aholic. I started to feel normal again about 15 minutes after inhaling drinking it.

For dinner I was so excited to have my current favorite meal on the menu… Paleo Pad Thai! Seriously, this recipe is amazing. I change it up a bit by adding in some of the strained coconut milk leftover after making coconut mousse. Also, I used homemade almond butter! This meal is seriously plate licking good. Zucchini noodles are a brilliant substitute for regular noodles in this recipe.

It might not be the prettiest, but it is so yummy. I add chicken to the mix for protein. This has been a weekly dish for us throughout the summer since zucchini is in season.

There may or may not have been a few unpictured bites of Blueberry Greek FroYo at the end of the day. All things in moderation!

My overall breakdown from my BodyMedia Activity and Nutrition Tracker. I’m loving this tool so far! The armband keeps me aware of my physical activity during the day while using the nutrition tracker helps me be aware of what I put into my body. One area that has surprised me is the amount of sodium even in “healthy” foods!

 

Do you use protein powder? If so, What kind and when?

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10 thoughts on “WIAW #4”

  1. I love zucchini noodles, especially in pad thai recipes – so good! I use a raw, vegan protien powder right now but am I’m the market for something new.

    How do you like the aminos? I use BCAAs pre-Crossfit and need a new brand, I’m not the biggest fan of the current brand I have.

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    1. I love Blox! However, when we bought the Intek Evolution and Isolate they were having a deal for the Intek brand of BCAA’s so we bought those too. Haven’t tried them yet though, the guy said they were practically the same as Blox but cheaper. I like the watermelon flavor, it kinda reminds me of jolly ranchers lol.

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  2. Your meals look great! I’m a kind bar freak! I use many protein powders bc I like to switch it up from time to time! Faves include fitmixer: the chocolate is amazing!! And vega is also awesome! I love the tropical flavored one and the vanilla almondilla. SPALove!

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  3. Oh my word I’m addicted to the coconut and almond Kind bars! And no I’m not a protein gal. I probably should be but it’s so expensive and I’m so very lazy.

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  4. Oh your dinner looks so tasty! I’ve never heard of that flavor KIND bar before, but I’m a huge fan of them!

    I use Myofusion Protein Powder! Love it. I put it in my smoothie for breakfast, and post workout smoothie as well.

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