Well, hey there. We’re stayin’ cool over here so far this week.
How about you?
Seeing as it’s Wednesday and all, I thought it’d be fun to do another round of WIAW (thanks for hosting, Jenn!) since I ended up taking pictures of just about everything I ate this past Monday. I always love seeing what other people eat in a day (Is that weird? Maybe?), and since I think we all enjoy getting a little “peek” into each other’s days, I’ll go on ahead and share some of mine. Let’s do this!
My favorite Chocolate, peanut butter, and banana smoothie made with Shakeology + coffee.
Recycled photo…that table is totally in “storage” right now
Vanilla Oikos greek yogurt + Love Grown Foods granola (two of my favorites!)
Grilled chicken, strawberry, and avocado salad.
Still totally loving these.
Mid-Afternoon Snacks and Pick-Me-Ups
As delicious as my salad was, I wound up hungry, like, an hour later. My salads typically hold me over way longer than that…maybe it was the strength workout I did that morning?
Either way, I needed to get out of the office for a bit, so I took a quick drive over to DD’s to try out their Oreo iced coffee.
Just look at how dark that thing was! I ordered mine with just skim…
I ordered a small (partially because it’s really all I needed, partially because I didn’t know if I’d like it) and the verdict is…it’s pretty good. It’s sweet (and I only got half the syrup), and it kind of reminded me of a chocolate cupcake?! But my heart still belongs to my cookie dough. ;-)
Had they had them, I was also going to order myself a few blueberry munchkins, but they were out (probably a good thing). So I headed back to the office and worked through some snacks there while getting some work done.
First up, some antioxidant boost mix from NatureBox.
All of the chocolate ended up melting when it shipped, so it’s kind of like a chocolate bark in there now. I’m not complaining one bit.
After that, I also snacked on a Vanilla Blueberry KIND bar. I picked up a box of them at the store recently and they are quite delicious.
Shortly after picking up Lucas from daycare, I attempted to offer him some of his favorite Annie’s bunny cookies. Surprisingly enough, he wasn’t at all interested in them…and then I felt my stomach start to grumble.
So I ate them instead.
Since Jay was supposed to have a softball game, I was originally just planning on “winging it” for dinner with me and Lucas. His game ended up getting cancelled, and then Kanika wound up making some delicious Chicken Fried Rice (she does a version of this recipe), so we got the opportunity to enjoy some of that for dinner.
HOWEVER, let me tell you…as someone who really doesn’t eat Sriracha, I was not all that aware of just how spicy the stuff is. So when Kanika said she likes to “drizzle a little on hers,” I assumed I’d drizzle the way I do anything else. Holy CRAP, was my mouth on fire. Her and Jay found it all quite amusing, and THEN proceeded to tell me that a “drizzle” for them is more like, 5 drops.
After-Dinner Snack and Dessert
Shortly after putting Lucas to bed, I headed back downstairs to put together his lunch for the next day. While making him some graham crackers and peanut butter, I also grabbed the box of Scooby snacks and snacked on a couple of those with peanut butter.
The things are SO. GOOD.
And then, finally, as if I hadn’t snacked enough during the day…I finished off the evening with a little something sweet.
A Double Caramel Swirl Skinny Cow ice cream bar. Mmm mmmm.
So I wouldn’t exactly say that this was my best day of eats in terms of some of my snacking choices (ohh, damn those Scoobys…), but hey…when you’re hungry, you’re hungry! And you eat the snacks that you have access to and taste delicious. No harm, no foul.
Question for today: What dessert has been ROCKING your world lately??
true to form, I’ve been loving ice cream lately. When the weather warms up I go right for it. Particularly loving peanut butter or caramel swirl.
We all have those days, right?! It’s always a problem when the little ones don’t want their snacks, isn’t it? I always end up eating something that I wouldn’t have eaten just because it’s right in front of me!
Linz @ Itz Linz says
haha sriacha is crazy hot!!!!!!! my whole family loves it! and i love ALL kind products – such an awesome line!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
The fresh fruit has been so amazing lately that I’ve been having that as dessert – last night was peaches and strawberries.
Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl says
I’ve been enjoying all the summer berries and peaches and melon lately too – and I love Annie’s GF bunny cookies especially the Snickerdoodle and Cocoa-Vanilla, and I’m 23 :) A kid at heart!
I made some homemade Chocolate Mint and Oreo ice cream on Sunday, using Chocolate Mint from my garden. It was awesome. :-D
Ooh yum those bars look great! Right now I’m loving any and all ice cream. Perfect time of year!
Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections says
Good to know about the Oreo one. I am a cookie dough fan too and it’s hard to try anything else when that one is out.
HAHA! Spicy sriracha is the best but, yeah, a drizzle is not like a drizzle of honey. They should have warned you!
Will @ TeelFit says
Salads with avocado are the best :)
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries says
I’ve been wondering about that new DD Oreo iced coffee! Thank you for being my taste tester. ;) I’m thinking I’ll have to switch things up next time and try it out myself. I have a feeling I’ll be with you though … I think the cookie dough one will always have my heart.
And yes, Sriracha is a lot spicier than I initially expected too! I made a dish that included it for the first time a few weeks ago, and I was surprised!
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl says
I really like spicy food, but I only drizzle a little sriracha on things.. it is SPICY!
oh my gosh your lil man is so big these days! my bff sent me a video of her baby this morning (they live upstate so we correspond by videos so he can see/hear me and doesn’t forget me!) and i said the same thing — whose baby is that, he is growing up so quickly!! i’m totally not a fan of Sriracha (umm i just had to look at your post to see how you even spell that) — i feel like everyone here is obsessed with it and i just can’t get into it at alllll. wasabi is my type of spicy!
Yum, everything looks great! I’m a huge fan of graham crackers, also. For dessert, lately I’ve been indulging in one of the ripest cantaloupes I’ve had in awhile! It’s often difficult to choose one and I’m always unsure if the one I’ve chosen will be ripe or not, but thankfully, the past two have been so incredibly sweet and flavorful! It is the ideal dessert and/or snack!
Heather @ Life In Leggings says
WHY have I not tried this said Oreo iced coffee from Dunkin’? It sounds amazing. <3 <3
Andie @ The Well Bread Baker says
I keep hearing about the new Dunkin iced coffee flavors but I have yet to try them myself. Yours looks so delicious though.. I might have to run over during lunch today. So dangerous having a Dunkin right across the street ;)
Oh man – I don’t know if you have the Moe’s commercials up near you, but I feel like it is fairly accurate with the firey explosion that occurs after putting one little drip on your food. But I love that burn!
I love hot sauce, but I know my best friend can’t handle the heat, I have a double dose just to make up for her lack of it!
Natalie @ The Ravenous Mommy says
I just had a skinny cow salted caramel pretzel bar and it was amazing! My fave skinny cow ice cream to date. I’ll have to try those caramel swirl pops too :)
OMG I live about the whole sriracha thing! I used to live a few miles next to the sriracha plant where the lot create and bottle up that sauce..and driving within the vicinity caused eye irritation. If you’re brave, you should look at the the guy who drank 3 bottles of sriracha on YouTube. It’s not for the faint of heart!
Otherwise, I was quite a cow eating anything cold and delectable (it was 105 degrees here in SoCal yesterday)..had some frozen/thawed cantaloupe, blueberries and strawberries, Lays ranch potato chips, handful of granola and potato salad just randomly…and I’m not heavy for pregnant! Hahaha
Favorite dessert lately. Probably just a cookie and icecream, but I need to get back to being more creative in the world of desserts like making some the cake recipes I have pinned on my pinterest. I like hot sauce in things, but my gringo mouth can’t usually handle any by itself just sprinkled on stuff, so I respect you being willing to try a whole bunch. :) That takes some bravery!