Literally I feel like my meals have been some protein and veggies. Hey, I am not complaining. For this WIAW, I show you some of my eats from when I went to the NYC to visit the family. But now I am back in the lovely Northshore of MA. And don’t forget to head over to Peas and Crayons for more on this food party. Enjoy! This week I have been focusing on getting my portions right, working out and focus on not eating mindlessly. I was hungry at times, no doubt. But I manage to curb some of those cravings with lots o’ tea.Breakfasts have been the usual oats or protein pancakes. Gosh, gotta love em’.Snacks have been lots of Chobani lovin’ with fruit n’ nut granola and more.Lunch? Well meat and potatoes for this girl, always with some greens on the side.Dinner? Eh, pretty much the same, but it’s what I am in the mood for!And here comes more Chobani for dessert this time; with some dark chocolate on the side.Question: What are you eating this week? How do you control mindless eating?
Happy WIAW my friends!
So last week’s eats were way too much. I honestly feel like I have gained 10lbs. So, to keep myself accountable, I am going to be watching my portions. I’m going to show you some eats that needed to have some portion control action taken. If you are new to the WIAW party, head on over to Peas and Crayons!Okay… can you see how ginormous this pancake is?! It was delicious and my friend and I almost couldn’t even finish it! I literally fell into a food coma.And not to mention, it looked like there were 20 eggs in this omelette.I practically didn’t eat til dinner that day (and breakfast/brunch was at 10:00am). I had some chicken, spinach and a bit of pesto gnocchi. It was so good!This past weekend, I had me some Burton’s Grill, aka my favorite restaurant. I had their steak sandwich on a gluten-free bun with pesto, provolone, arugula and broccoli! Mmmm.I am trying to be a good girl and go back to my dark chocolate. I just know that eating too much dark chocolate gives me really bad acid/bile reflux. Hence me eating more caramel, milk chocolate or trail mix desserts. Like this salted caramel chocolate torte from Barnes and Nobles Cafe. *Swoon*Question: Ever have those weeks where it just seems that you can’t get your portions right or don’t eat all day and then you over-stuff yourself because you are starving?! Ugh, I need to get out of this rut!
It’s that time again where we drool over delicious eats.
Oh, boy do I have some awesome ones. As you can see from my lack of posts, I have been dealing with some personal things, so just bear with me on my little hiatus. Oh and if you are new to the food party, head on over to Peas and Crayons for the deets!Breakfast I’ve been keeping to the apple and nuts combo.Since I am back at the gym nice and early.Enjoying some post workout goodness.A little bit of waffles for brunch.Maybe a little Brazilian for lunch?Walking it off with a sweet view in downtown Newburyport, MA.Having a great dinner with a friend.And froyo with my dad and brother!Question: Every have one of those days where it seems like everything you eat is sweet?!
Happy What I Ate Wednesday my friends!
This WIAW is going to show you some of my “cleaner” eats from the week. I’ve been getting back on schedule with eating, workouts and school.
It feels great and naturally my body wants to feel good since my mind feels that way; mind, body and soul connection y’all. For more on the WIAW party, head on over to Peas and Crayons!Breakfasts is back to oats, like I mentioned last week. I’ve been recreating the pear n’ spice oats. Perfect for the fall!For snacks I’m still munching on apple and nuts or nut butter. However, sometimes I change it up and eat an orange or cheese instead of fruit. Maybe even some delicious whole grain crackers on the side. Mmmm.Lunches and dinners have been sandwiches; sometimes a veggie burgers w/ quinoa & greens on whole grain bread. Or a turkey burger with Swiss and greens in a whole grain pita.Or my favorite; turkey burger, muenster cheese, and spinach on a multi-grain bagel. Bliss! …And for those who don’t know, don’t forget to enter my giveaway ending this week!Question: What fall inspired foods/ meals are you eating this week? I must make me some pumpkin’d gnocchi. So good!
Today I bring to you pictures from Instagram. If you aren’t following me on Instagram… well ya should! I also want to let you guys know I have a little giveaway in the works of my current favorite things, so stay tuned. Enjoy!Guess what? I am back to my oats for breakfast and it feels great; a little bit of chia, flax, cranberries and almonds butter.I was doing a mini-detox for a day where I literally fasted because I had been eating all my allergens and my stomach just had enough. I did drink some tea with no sugar towards the last 5 hours of the day. It’s wasn’t this tea, but this Argo Tea was quite delish!I then slowly introduced some fruit, veggies, nuts, seeds, etc. The next day I added some actually food like much lunch; quinoa, brown rice, wheat-berries, chickpeas, almonds, sunflower seeds, spinach and such.I also hit it hard at the gym, taking my Vital Core Nutrition as a mini pre-workout to give me an extra boost (review coming soon!)Sweating out the toxins!I also made some delicious, truffles for my friend and of course, you know I snagged myself a couple to save.Lastly, can’t forget this “dessert” from thinkThin’s fiber line. Not my favorite flavor (caramel fudge and smooth peanut butter are), but definitely pretty good! Question: Do you have Instagram? ‘Cause I wanna follow! Have you ever done a detox, if so what kind?
Maple Sunrise Candle? My, oh my.A little bit of Evolution Fresh super green smoothie to get me going for the day.Getting to wear scarves paired with a new off the shoulder shirt.The Spinach and Feta stuffed pretzel from Barnes and Nobles Café, just hits the spot.Snacking on my new favorite Kind bar; vanilla and mixed nuts = heaven!Feeling better after being sick for a couple of days; lots of this good stuff involved.And a little bit of that. Rocking some awesome “PF” gear for my overnight shifts.
Enjoying my new favorite “dessert;” yogurt with nut butter and hemp and/or chia seeds.Or maybe in some delicious [coconut] Chobani?
Question: What are you loving this fall? Could be anything, food or material wise! Tea, yogurt and scarves on on my top list, how about you?
This is going to be my first almost wordless WIAW. I figured it would be cool… oh who am I kidding? I am so sick with a cold and don’t have the energy, but you can forgive me right? And besides, I rather you look at the beautiful pictures from Sleepy Hollow, NY as oppose to hearing my blabber. Enough said, enjoy!Hearty Morning cereal with hemp, chia, cranberries, banana and almond milk.Sleepy Hollow, NY.Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.Headless Horseman Bridge.Sip.Simple and Peaceful.Chicken, spinach, artichoke and cheese pizza.“Dessert.”Chicken dinner at Uno’s with brown rice pilaf and roasted veggies.Question: Ever been to Sleepy Hollow or are watching the show like my mom? Are you doing and Halloween inspired stuff as of late?
This week went by pretty fast, I must say. It seems like between work, school and more work, life is just keeping me busy. I am not complaining at all but I am noticing some changes in my daily life. It’s about that time I talk to you about them;1. I wake up later: There are days that I work overnight and I sleep right after, waking up at one or two in the afternoon. It feels odd but I know my body needs the rest and I am not one of those people who is a “loser” for sleeping til noon. #Ihaveissuesasyoucantell.
2. I don’t think about, take pictures or talk much about food: I realized I haven’t been posting much about food on the blog or Instagram; more about nature and my life. Don’t get me wrong, I still love food, but I feel that for the first time since 2009 (when I started YouTube) it isn’t “consuming” my life, I feel. It’s a totally new feeling and I am just enjoying eating a more whole foods based “diet” and living life.
3. From sweet to savory: I find myself not craving sweets so much anymore. I am going more for savory or “neutral” things plain nuts and nut butters. It’s different to not crave a protein pancake with maple when I awake, but rather one with a little bit of Earth Balance, seeds and nuts. Don’t get me wrong, I still like my occasional truffles.4. I have more
guy friends: I find myself having gym dates with buddies of mine and I must say I am loving every minute. Surrounding myself with people who take their health seriously and enjoy life. Not to mention bringing me some goodies at 2:00am at work. XO!
Life just seems to be coming together slowly, but then falling apart all at once. For now, I am enjoying life one day at a time, just taking a simple approach; with food, exercise, school, work and family/ friends. Life isn’t about perfection, it’s all about progress.Question: How was your weekend? I know I always come back to this, but for you 20-something year olds out there (or soon to be) how do you feel about your life? Is it a never ending roller coaster like mine or are you slowly (but surely) getting it together?!
Happy [EARLY] WIAW brought to you courtesy of Peas and Crayons! This week it’s all about random eats. Getting use to doing some overnights, school and work… it has been a whirlwind. Not to mention still finding time to go to the gym and hang out with friends.Breakfasts have been a bit off since I do work some overnights.
Clearly, this pancake was having some issues “keeping it together.”Snacks or post-workout yums have been apples, grapes, nuts/ nut butter and sometimes cheese! My friend went apple picking and we have a multi-tude of apples that are in need of eating. No complaining there!For lunches or dinner there has been lots o’ chicken and salads involved.Only antibiotic and hormone free for this chick!For “dessert” I have been enjoying “truffles” of course.Question: What’s got you busy this week? School, work, kids maybe?! After the 14th of October I can relax a little more. Mid-terms, projects and presentations are coming up. Be prepared for a Sabrina hiatus
Okay, so I clearly couldn’t come up with a more clever title but for today I have a review! I also have a lot of yummy foods and snacks to share with you. Obviously they seem to all have almonds. I think I have a problem, seriously. Any who, for more info on WIAW, head on over to Peas and Crayons!For the review, I will be sharing some Greens with you from It Works. Kendal from It Works contacted me about trying out some Greens and I couldn’t pass it up. These Greens help give you an energy boost, detoxify your system, contain herbs and have 8+ servings of fruits and veggies in them (is not GF though!). That was definitely the kicker for me to try em’.
I had it for a few mornings on am empty stomach mixed with water and a splash of peach juice. I was afraid to try it by the dark green color but I assure you, it just tasted like berry juice with a hint of peach. It was delicious! I found that for the new few days, I was more focused and alert, which obviously showed a boost in energy. I would totally recommend this product, especially to give your body a nutritional boost! Because, let’s be real, you can’t always get your daily servings of fruits and veggies all the time. I know I can’t.
I am going to be looking into their Vita Core supplements, since I have been looking for a good one too take. I also found that I was making more healthy choices throughout the day and wasn’t craving as much carbs as I normally do.Even at snack time, I wasn’t always craving some chocolate.Mostly fruit, some fat and with a
truckload hint of almonds.Lunches and dinners looked like this; grilled chicken with greens and pita chips.Or a little bit of chicken with a whole grain rice pilaf and plantains.Question: Do you use any supplements in your daily diet? I would totally recommend you checking out Kendal’s It Works page and looking at the Greens and other amazing products that they have to offer such as body wraps, vitamins and minerals and even dark chocolate raspberry energy bars!