WIAW: Gimme Chocolate

Good morning, and happy Wednesday! Welcome to another addition of the always fun What I Ate Wednesday!

As it usually the case, today’s WIAW post showcases all of my eats from Tuesday (yesterday). Even though it was my late night at work, I was able to switch things up a bit from the usual unconventional Tuesday night dinners. So alrighty then…let’s have at it!

8:00am – Breakfast

As always…ya’ll already saw this one yesterday: Mixed Berry French Toast Oatmeal + coffee with skim milk and Truvia

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Gotta love those fresh berries…am I right?

11:15am – Mid-Morning Snack

A sliced pear sprinkled with cinnamon + one batch of Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter

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For whatever reason, this batch of PB ended up extra creamy. It was a fantastic way to fuel up after that treadmill workout yesterday.

1:30pm – Lunch

1/2 cup brown rice + some of yesterday’s Vegetable Stew

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Good news…this stew is awesome! The only changes I made to the original recipe were omitting the red pepper flakes (no extra spice, thankyouverymuch) and adding in 1 teaspoon each of dried basil and Garlic Gold. Hubby has no interest in this whatsoever, so this whole batch is ALL mine, baby. Smile

2:00 – Lunch Dessert

Two pieces of dark chocolate almond toffee….ummm, yeah.

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Last night, I had a wonderful little package waiting for me filled with some delicious goodies, courtesy of Elaine’s Toffee Company.

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They sent me three different flavors of their signature toffee to try: Milk Chocolate Almond, Milk Chocolate Peanut, and Dark Chocolate Almond.

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I really think they must have read my mind, seeing as though I’ve been having some major PMS chocolate cravings the past two days. These couldn’t have arrived at a better (err, worse?) time.

The dark chocolate was really calling out to me last night, so that one ended up being my first victim.

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Oh my. There are no words. And in an attempt to not eat three pounds of toffee in three days, I’m holding off on opening the other two flavors right now. I cannot be trusted.

4:45 – Mid-Afternoon Snack

I actually wasn’t super hungry mid-afternoon, plus I was pressed for time between clients, so I held off on the Clif Z Bar and only had the orange.

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6:45 – Dinner

Before I left for work this afternoon, I put together a wrap to bring for a quick dinner on the fly.

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I filled up a whole wheat LaTortilla Factory wrap with roasted red pepper hummus, 3 slices of low-sodium deli turkey, tomato slices, bread and butter pickles, and fresh spinach.

8:30 – Evening Snack

More chocolate. Darn PMS. It started with a VitaCake…

…and then finished up with a couple more pieces of this amazing toffee.

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But hey, it’s dark chocolate AND it’s covered in almonds so that makes it totally, 100% healthy, right?

Yes…it sure does this week. Winking smile

Comments

  1. says

    My husband still doesn’t believe that craving chocolate while PMS’ing is a real thing. He thinks it’s just an excuse to eat chocolate. FALSE!!! Aunt Flow has been visiting me for the past week (TMI?) and I have been DYING for some chocolate. Normally I am not a sweets fan, I’d much rather have bacon, but this past week I have been obsessed with all things chocolate. Hubby don’t know jack squat.
    Katy @ HaveYouHurd recently posted..Georgia Weekend Wrap Up

  2. Lynn says

    God bless you for not going nuts with that wicked looking chocolate during your monthly plague :( Over here, going through the same thing, only not nearly as successful as you at restraint. What IS it about this curse that makes chocolate SUCH A MUST!?! Oy! On a healthier note, that wrap looks mighty tasty.

  3. says

    Sometimes, chocolate is completely and totally necessary. And that is OK!!! It gets me baaaaad sometimes.. as in, running around like a maniac at work trying to find SOME form of chocolate only to find all we had was chocolate syrup, which I proceeded to eat by the spoonful, making one of our customers promise to bring me chocolate the next day (either he’s just reallllly nice or I was realllly scary). I WISH I was exaggerating.
    Jessica @ The Process of Healing recently posted..Things I Love

  4. Julie says

    so jealous of the toffee! i decided to give up sweets for lent (!!!) and am dying for a cupcake or some chocolate :) One more month!

  5. says

    is it bad that i have never tried toffee? the closest thing i have has was sa peanut toffee buzz cliff bar and i thoroughly enjoyed that so perhaps i should get my hands on some!
    is it also bad that i ordered 70 dollars worth of vita tops online yesterday since my town does not really carry them?! pumpkin spice and chocolate peanut butter, YES PLEASE!!!
    that veggie stew looks amazing btw. i might just have to make some of that before the “winter” is done…regardless of the 60 degrees it was today haha
    CJ @ http://healthy-happy-whole.com recently posted..WIAW: The Breakfast Challenge

  6. Lisa Briegel says

    More chocolate?! Yes, please! As a fellow chocolate lover, everyone must try Guylian Chocolate Truffles. I work for them and would recommend them over all other chocolates!

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