This is actually my second time writing this post, as I accidently deleted it the first time. Again. I refrained from having a meltdown and summoned inner patience.;) One of these days I will learn my lesson! Since this week has been filled to the brim with so many amazing eats, I couldn’t pin down one day to show all of you, and decided to do a WIAW on everything I have been loving lately.
As always, thanks to our hostess, Jenn!
1.) (Breakfast) Crockpot Steel-Cut Oatmeal. Where has this been my entire life?! Cooking steel cut oats in the morning is such a chore, but now I just add one cup oats to 4.5 cups water and let it cook on “low” overnight. It makes the oats incredibly fluffy and creamy- I even asked my sister if she put half and half in them!
2.) Green Smoothies. Let’s be honest, no surprise here. I have one of these every single morning. I take my base recipe (1 frozen banana, spinach, protein, almondmilk, flax seed, fiber, avocado pit piece, and spirulina) and then make it whatever flavor I want from there:)
3.) Overnight Oats. I can’t believe it took me so long to try this! It’s the perfect summer breakfast-cool and creamy yet still hearty and full of fiber.
4.) (Snack 1) Sweet Potato+Nut Butter. Sticking with our theme, sensible snacking, I have been focusing on taking the sugar out of my snacks and aiming for more protein and slow carbs. I absoultely heart this combo!
5.) (Lunch) Adorable “Lunchbox” Lunches and Ginormous Salads. Admit it, it’s adorable:) One side veggies, one side grains and beans, and in the middle protein (wild-caught salmon). And yes, the beets are out of place;) I have also been making huge salads that are so filling using garden produce and leftovers.
6.) (Snack 2) My “DIY Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt”. I make this by microwaving some frozen fruit with a tiny bit of water, mashing, and then stirring in. Sugar out, flavor in!
7.) Simple dinners. I have been craving whole and unprocessed foods lately, and although they seem boring, plates like these have been calling my name all week.
8.) (Dinner) Yes, I was craving simple dinners… until I made these! The most amazing super-healthy Pumpkin Chicken Enchiladas! Read my last post for the recipe:) I think I could have these every single night and never get tired of them.
9.) (Dessert?) My garden! Especially when I use the produce to make incredible pickles like these!
Finally, this week’s product loving!
Trader Joe’s Raw Creamy AB: I found this little gem hiding on the bottom shelf! I love the sweetness of raw nut butters. TJ Eggplant Hummus: This is the hummus that makes me remember why I buy store-bought hummus when making your own is so easy. The ingredients are completely natural and it’s lower in fat and sodium than most brands. I love pairing it with Mini Ezekial Tortillas. Yes, I disregarded anything about value and bought these because they were mini:)
Hope you have an incredible rest of your week and be sure to check out everyone’s WIAW posts!
Thanks again to Jenn!