WIAW 3/30/16

Thanks for joining me again with another What I Ate Wednesday post! I can see that many people find it helpful when I post these so I am going to try to do them more often 🙂

This particular day I had some homemade frozen protein waffles in my little dorm freezer so I nuked those and topped them with banana and fruity cheerios so I can taste some rainbow and be ever so happy ❤

My 11:10 Psychology class was canceled this entire week so I have been enjoying the fact I have time to make and enjoy a decent lunch. I had a whole wheat bagel (please don’t get me started on bagel thins…. if you are gonna have a bagel, have the real deal) with turkey, garlic herb cheese plus bell pepper & hummus! Very satisfying and a good balance of carbs, proteins, and a lil fat 🙂Not too long after, I had some slices of dried mango because I have a major sweet tooth if you can’t tell! I have a lab from 1:30-4 on Mondays so I make sure I eat enough to keep me going.

 If I go home over the weekend, I sometimes take a home-cooked meal back with me just because the dining hall doesn’t cook like momma does. I had some baked Mahi Mahi with a little over a cup of quinoa & chickpeas, vegetables, and a rice cake smeared with coconut butter.

Verdict: YES. SO GOOD. The best way to describe this is having the same consistency of butter but a little more firm in the jar. It has a much stronger coconutty aroma than coconut oil  because this also contains part of the pulp of the coconut making it super thick too 😀 I love it because it melts in your mouth and is a really simple way to get some healthy fats in. Yes, despite what you hear, coconut is VERY good for you. It’s crazy to think I used to be cautious of it because of the fat content… do your research people. Your body needs a substantial amount of fats in your diet and this is about as pure as it comes.

Ya know me, I’m a bottomless pit ;D Just ask my roommate, she would confirm the fact that I eat like every 2 hours and my snacks be like meals. That’s how I roll and it works for me. I like to wind down by watching a little Netflix if I don’t have to study. I had a bowl of greek yogurt with cinnamon + blueberries with my FAVORITE G2G bar! If you all want to taste the best natural protein bar out there you can order it here: https://good2gobar.com/

You can also use my code: YUMMY for 20% off at checkout! No, I am not making money from this. They wouldn’t make any money giving me a discount to give you all AND to give me a share of it. I’m jus’ being a kind soul and spreading the infinite amount of bliss that comes within this bar. Let me know if you guys try them out 🙂

That about wraps up this full day of eating.

So tell me…

Have you had coconut butter before? Thoughts?

What snack will you never get tired of?

 

 

 

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Waffles

Okay, so I FINALLY am posting this recipe that has been neglected because I was being clawed at and eaten alive by everyone on the planet but izOK because I love y’all and I would probably be salivating on my phone too.

Recipe:

  • 1/3 cup (40 g) oat flour
  • 2 T. (16 g) coconut flour
  • 3 T. powdered peanut butter*
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • dash of cinnamon and vanilla extracts
  • stevia to taste

This is so simple! Combine dry ingredients and slowly add and stir in the wet. I add a little milk or water if the batter is too thick. Pour in the middle of a sprayed waffle iron and W-A-L-L-A! You have about 2 yummy waffles that you can top with whatever you want ❤

As always, let me know if you try them and if you think they bueno o no bueno. 😉

*Try subbing 1-2 T peanut butter and it will come out finger-licking good.

WIAW: More College Eats

Hey guys! Sorry I don’t post as much as I used to. Life gets busy and it just seems as if blogging is the last thing on my mind most of the time. But I do have a pretty steady week with school work so I wanted to share a full day of eating with you all. My schedule can make it very difficult to eat proper meals every single day but I still manage to make time for eating and “me time”.

Brekkie noms:

Posted this the other day on my Instagram and oh my word I will have to share with you all the recipe! These waffles are made with pumpkin and have a hint of peanut butter goodness so I will be working on perfecting the recipe to put on here! No protein powder needed and they don’t even need syrup! 🙂

Lunch: I must admit, I eat sandwiches more often than the average folk. Can’t complain, they the bomb. I picked this up from the school convenience store for an easy lunch along with Enlightened crisps and a cool, refreshing orange!

Snack:

gggIn between classes, if I have enough time I will come back to my dorm to rest and grab a snack. If not, I usually take something with me on the go because forever hungry… It’s been quite sometime that I had a good ole Larabar so I happily noshed on cashew cookie and paired it with a Cocolibre vanilla protein shake. I recommend these drink because they have a shit ton of potassium with other essential vitamins and minerals. Found mine at Kroger 🙂

Dinner: Okay, imma be real. I was in the dining hall and forgot to take a picture because the hunger was real, but I had a nice spinach salad with tuna, hummus, all da veg, and a little of this pasta salad they had. I don’t always gets salads because I’m working on gaining a little more 😉 but a crisp salad honestly sounded amazing and I listened to my body yo 🙂
Snack:

I finished off the rest of my cottage cheese, some pretzels and a Wild Friends vanilla protein peanut butter (Verdict: DELICIOUS). I’m not lactose intolerant I don’t think.. but sometimes too much dairy will upset my stomach and make me a gas attack so I am glad I found this lactose-free cottage cheese plus it’s actually really tasty!
Look, not every day is the same. I am one that LOVES variety so I try different things on the daily. Some days I eat a LOT and other days I have to work with what I got. From a first year college girl, I recommend stocking up on fruit in ya fridge because the dining hall doesn’t always have the best (at least mine doesn’t) I also always have yogurt, cottage cheese, eggs, lunch meat, mini bagels and a bunch of other eats for those days I can’t go out to grab something. College doesn’t have to be hard and stressful, focus on YOU and what what you know YOUR body needs.

Banana Peanut Butter Mugcake

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See that melty chocolate ^^^ 😀

I’m back at it with my lil yummy recipes as I haven’t really had the time or energy to whip up a new one since I like my classics. But this one sure hit home and I’m forever glad it’s in my existence. So ooey-gooey  ❤

Recipe:

  • 1/3 cup (40 g) oat flour
  • 1 Tbsp (16 g) coconut flour
  • 1/2 scoop (28g) peanut butter protein powder- I used Slap Nutrition
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 2 egg whites
  • about 1/4 cup almond/cashew milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Stevia to taste *optional*

Mash banana in bowl with a fork until there are not clumps, then add in the wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and stir well. Add wet into the dry and mix until little to no clumps. (Make sure you are using a large bowl as it expands)

Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds and allow to cool a minute so you don’t burn your mouth off. Of course you gotta add toppings or you ain’t playing the game right. I crumbled a dark chocolate peanut butter cup on mine and slept like a baby 🙂

Blueberry Coconut OOIAJ

Looks like my overnight oats game is still strong.

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Now, I have a good ole favorite overnight oats recipe that I have been using for a while, but sometimes I like to test the waters with new ones, just to see how it turns out. Good thing I did because this baby was satisfying, sweet, and a refreshing way to start my day!

Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup (40g) oats
  • 3 Tbsp (50g) egg whites
  • 1/2 cup almond/cashew milk
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed*
  • 5 oz greek yogurt
  • cinnamon and stevia to taste
  • drop of coconut extract

*optional but recommended

Microwave oats and milk for about a minute. Then add egg whites and microwave another 30-40 seconds. You may need to add a little more liquid to loosen it up. Now throw in the flaxseed, greek yogurt, cinnamon and stevia and stir until well blended.

Store in the fridge overnight in a sealed container. In the morning, add blueberries and toasted cinnamon coconut chips (oh my gosh tastes like cinnamon toast crunch… or something just so addicting you know you’ll eat it by the handfuls)

Enjoy!