Before I forget, I added a new Fashion page. Now look… this is NOT a fashion blog. BUT, I do love clothes (even though you will find me in my Nikes + lululemon + no makeup 3/4 of the time) and since I have to dress up a little for my internship I thought it would be kinda fun. I will let you know when it is updated every once in a while.
Time again for another WIAW. Today I am sticking to just yesterday’s eats because lately I have had several questions about what exactly I eat on a daily basis. Well friends, I have to tell you this changes every day because every day I crave different things. Today all I wanted was summery feeling foods and chocolate. Tomorrow I will probably want entirely different things.
But, let’s get right to today’s eats! Thanks Jenn for hosting this as always!!
Green Pancakes. Or as P calls them, Grinch Pancakes. Topped with about a smidge of Justin’s Honey PB + banana + sugar free syrup. YES, I know sugar free syrup is not great for you and has a ton of additives, but I don’t really care. I use so much syrup so I stick to sugar free.
This breakfast is so satisfying. I honestly could eat these all day every day. PLEASE make them!! If you follow me on Instagram, you for sure have had to see these 72817212129 times. (Follow me: lovemintchipamp … you get all kinds of odd pictures from me and some sneak peeks of recipes)
Turkey Sandwich + a pitiful side of TJ’s barbeque pop chips (that was all that was left in the bag) + a side of apple and carrots.
Oh, and dessert. Duh.
So I spent most of the day shooting something outside with one of the producers. We had a blast but it was 1 gazillion degrees outside. We walked almost a mile there, shot for about an hour and by the time we were done, needed a refreshing snack. I forgot to snap a pic but I had a mocha light frappe with soy milk. Yum!
Dinner (2 recipes!!):
When I came home I was ravenous. Shocking, I know 😉 Oh, and it is the new thing to eat so much you have to use 2 extra large plates. Portion control at it’s finest.
Plate 1: Roasted some sweet potatoes (Jordan, so happy you love them so much!!) with a mound of mustard + ketchup.
Plate 2: Sauteed Balsamic Chicken Strips + side spinach, feta, strawberry with balsamic (best summer combo!) + side of sauteed kale and broccoli slaw. I clearly could not decide on a vegetable.
Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
1 sweet potato (or more if for multiple people)
Salt and pepper + any other favorite seasoning
Olive Oil Cooking Spray
1. I have found that the easiest way for me to slice a sweet potato is to first microwave it for 2-3 minutes so it gets a little mushy (not too mushy!!) and it easier to slice.
2.Then slice it up however you like. Wedges, circles, strips, whatever floats your boat.
Okay we need to have a serious chat. I am not judging other people’s eating habits at all but I really do not understand how some people eat “1/2 a sweet potato.” The darn things are so good I could have roasted 3 more and eaten them in one sitting. Rant over.
Sauteed Balsamic Chicken Strips
As many chicken tenders as you want
Salt + Pepper
Balsamic Vinegar + Worchestire Sauce
Sprinkle balsamic and worchestire over chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Cook in skillet on medium heat.
Sauteed Kale + Broccoli Slaw
Salt, pepper, olive oil spray.
I threw this in the skillet as the chicken was finishing up. Seasoned with a little salt + pepper and sprayed with olive oil so it did not burn. Let it cook until it wilted.
Feta + Strawberry + Balsamic Spinach Salad
Sprinkle of feta cheese
Favorite balsamic vinaigrette or just balsamic vinegar
Slice up strawberries. Top onto a bed of spinach. Sprinkle feta cheese and drizzle on your dressing!
This is where the fun begins!!
Spoonfuls (I lost count, no really I did) of almond butter with chocolate chips. I LOVE this almond butter. I do not know what I am going to do without Trader Joe’s in my life. Probably something weird like order it on the internet. It’s fine.
Tip: Accidentally drop chocolate chips into the jar. You obviously have to get them out in giant spoonfuls.
More almond butter = more happy Anne.
THEN I wanted ice cream. I am usually not this snacky at night but you know what? I am not going to lie and act like I am a perfect eater. I was craving some desserts, so I ate them 🙂 3 TJ’s mini ice cream sandwiches.
And now I am sitting here eating PB + AB (sometimes I can’t decide what I want so naturally I mix them) and drinking a big cup of coffee!!
I am about to finish getting a few last minute things together before I head to Jacksonville, FL until Sunday for a Kappa Convention. I know it will be fun when I get there but I am kinda already having withdrawels and I have not left yet 😦 … this is not good friends. I am falling more in love with this place every day (even though I wish my P + my fam + my bffs were here).
I have some recipes and other posts planned for you while I am away. So make sure to check back in throughout the week!