What I Ate Wednesday #98: It’s In the Bowl!

I’m afraid to say this “out loud” but I feel like I’ve gotten into a good swing with foods that are consistently keeping me satisfied and satiated. It seems every time I say I’ve figured it out, my mind plays tricks on me and I suddenly seem to be changing it up. Change is good though. One of the best and most important things I’ve learned as of late, though still working on it daily, is how to listen to my body and its cravings. Some days I very clearly need more food than others, but these main meals and snacks have really worked for me lately.

[Pre-Workout]
Coconut Vanilla Latte Healthy Bites Cotter Crunch
I like to pretend the coffee beans in these bites are giving me extra energy at the gym 😉 Really though, they’re just freaking delicious!

[Breakfast]
Egg Whites Oatmeal Coconut Cashew Peanut Butter Macadamia Coffee Cinnamon
Egg white oats are still going strong! Clearly running low on nut butters though [what a disaster!].. I only have coconut cashew peanut butter and macadamia cashew butter right now. I just bought a ton of almonds and am trying to figure out what to make next!

[Lunch]
Kale Spinach Avocado Panko Chicken Tomato Carrots Cucumber Corn Honey Mustard BBQ
Packed up my usual “throw it all into a bowl” salad for lunch at work and topped it with Monday night’s leftover panko oat chicken. It was a delicious shake-n-bake kinda recipe that I’ll be sharing soon. It’s Nathan-approved and he’s a picky chicken eater 😉

[Afternoon Snack]
Unpictured creamy peanut butter ThinkThin bar.. sometimes you’re just too hungry for pictures!

[Dinner]
Sloppy Joe Bowl Avocado Gouda Corn Salad
This sloppy joe bowl ended up being a hit on Instagram! I love when people ask for a recipe that’s just basically the contents of my fridge ha! I did actually plan this out, but it would work with whatever veggies you have. Mind included carrots, bell pepper, onion, zucchini, and mushrooms. I also added lots of garlic, 1 lb ground turkey, and a combo of apricot bbq sauce and Trader Joe’s all natural bbq sauce.

Underneath all of that goodness is was grilled corn salad with more bell pepper, tomato, and jalapeno. Topped it off with avocado and spicy gouda cheese and I was good to go! This isn’t exactly what you think of for a summer dinner but let’s be real here, the bay area isn’t exactly known for its hot summers.

[Evening Snack]
Dark Chocolate Berry Protein Bites
Love ending my nights with a nice crispy, crunchy apple and a super chocolatey bite!

Food for Thought

What’s your favorite snack? Healthy or otherwise 😉

Foodie Friday: Dark Chocolate Berry Protein Bites

It’s always bittersweet when I finish something, whether it’s a nut butter, protein bites, obviously anything else snacky. I hate to have the last of something, but that just means I get to experiment with new flavors! So when I finished my apple pie protein bites, rather than making more of the same, I decided to see what else was in the pantry. I noticed I have quite a bit of Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter. And you just can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter, am I right? That’s a good place to start..

Dark Chocolate Berry Protein Bites

Makes 38 bites Dark Chocolate Berry Protein Bites Ingredients – 2/3 cup chocolate protein powder [I used PlantFusion] – 1/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder – 1/2 cup Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter [You can sub another nut butter.. but why? ;)] – 1/2 cup canned lite coconut milk – 75 drops NuNaturals Cherry Vanilla liquid stevia – 1/4 cup dried goji berries [Dried cherries would be great too!] Directions In a large bowl, add all ingredients except the goji berries. Mix until everything is almost fully incorporated and then add the goji berries. Continue mixing until the granola is evenly distributed throughout. Depending on the protein powder and nut butter you use, you may want to add a little more coconut milk as you’re mixing. Using a 1/2 tbsp measuring spoon, measure out your bites and roll into balls. Place in an airtight container in the freezer. Dark Chocolate Berry Protein Bites Goji Nutritional Information Per 1/2 tbsp bite 32 Calories / 2g Fat / 2g Carbs / 0g Fiber / 1g Sugar / 2g Protein The stats are pretty darn close to my apple pie bites and they just happen to be the perfect pop-able snack before the gym or when your sweet tooth hits! My Bob’s Red Mill giveaway winner has been randomly chosen. Congrats to Cassandra P! Please email me at Brittany@BarrAndTable.com with your shipping information so you can get your prize!

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Food for Thought

What flavor combo do you want to see next?