I love Jenn‘s ideas for themed What I Ate Wednesday posts, and June’s theme is one of my favourites: sensible snacking.
After the mile-long snack ideas post I did in May, I am bursting with snack options, so much so that I am sometimes deliberately having really small meals just so I can fit in more snacks ;). (Am I the only one that does that sometimes??)
So here goes another WIAW!
My fave green smoothie. This one was 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1-2 cups spinach leaves, 1 cup almond milk, 1 tsp peanut butter and half of a frozen banana, all whirred up. This keeps me full for SO LONG.
My usual mid-morning tea that I rely on to fuel me through the morning until beloved lunch. I dove into my boss’s (unpictured) trail mix as a snack (he leaves it in the office for all of us to share – this is partly generous and partly dangerous as it never lasts long!)
OK, so I may have been so hungry I forgot to photograph this, but it was a salad that I brought to work, so it looked something like…this recycled pic:
Despite having completed my Salad-a-Day challenge, I am still having salads as often as I can. They fill me up and they are delish!
Some more fruit and protein (the trail mix I had mid-morning was dried fruit and nuts). Fruit and protein is my favourite fill-me-up snack combo. Fruit this afternoon was an apple…
…and protein was a chocolate orange protein shake I made with my NuNaturals orange stevia (loving it!). I didn’t remember to photograph the smoothie but I had made it a few days ago as a dessert topped with some lowfat whipped cream, and posted it on Instagram, so here is that photo:
Dinner was delicioso. We did a cross-border Trader Joe’s run on Sunday and I picked up a bunch of treats! First, the baked tofu in teriyaki, which I loved. It tasted very similar to the tofu strips I make at home, but saved me a bunch of time and mess for the same cost as a block of plain tofu is up here.
I served that with half a baked sweet potato sprinkled with feta, some sauteed broccoli and cauliflower with paprika (a la Sara) and a variety of dipping sauces – also courtesy of Trader Joe’s: salsa verde, pineapple salsa and sour cream.
I hadn’t tried either of those salsas before. Loved the pineapple salsa, but the salsa verde just tasted like pure salt. Disappointment :(.
There was also a couple of squares of TJ’s dark chocolate in there for dessert. Bien sur.
I may have devoured a blueberry protein muffin in some soy milk. I always drench my baked goods in soy and eat them like cereal. I am weird. But honestly – super good. Try it!
I once again forgot to take a pic, so you get the recipe shot.
- Name one snack you ate today…