What I Ate Wednesday #76: Newbs

Yesterday I took an impromptu day off from the gym. In my head, it sucked. But when it hurts to move your legs to get out of bed, it’s really a good sign. And after chatting with a few friends blends, I decided that I should get over myself and listen to my body. That said, I still couldn’t sit still all day so I did some quick workouts every hour. But guess what, I’m alive! An extra rest day didn’t kill me and, in fact, was kind of nice. Whoda thunk?! Hopefully now my legs will consider forgiving me and go back to moving like normal.

Speaking of normal, we’re finally back to our regularly scheduled meal plans this week, but I did try some new fun things on Monday.

[Breakfast]

Paleo Sweet Banana Scramble Coconut Flour

This iced coffee promptly reminded me that I needed to buy some straws.

Another rendition of the sweet breakfast scramble. Topped with nut butters and granola.. what else?!
– 1 egg
– 3 egg whites
– 1/2 banana; mashed
– 2 tbsp coconut flour
– Splash of almond milk

Mid-Morning Snack

Plain Oikos Greek Yogurt Wild Blueberries Kiwi

Wild blueberries really are so much better.

Frozen wild blueberries are my new favorite. And the kiwis out here are pretty awesome!

[Lunch]

Egg Yolk Spinach Avocado Trader Joes Pizza Burger

I’ve been addicted to eggs lately.

No huge salad is complete without a fried egg on top. And if you’ve never had the pizza veggie burgers from Trader Joe’s, get on it! I’m pretty sure Nathan even admitted to liking them.

Afternoon Snack

Brew Dr Kombucha Spice Apple Kava

This is my kinda dr!

This is a new-to-me brand of kombucha and it was great. Unlike some other brands, it didn’t have that noticeable fermented tea flavor [otherwise known as gym socks.. ha!] and kind of tasted like apple cider. I really enjoyed it.

Barbaras Peanut Butter Puffins

A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

I’m still celebrating National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day…….

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

KIND Snacks Healthy Grains Bars

ALL THE BARS!

Maple Pumpkin Seeds KIND Healthy Grains Bar

One of my faves.

A few weeks ago I was sent a box of the KIND Healthy Grains bars to review. Because I’m a big fan of KIND bars anyway, I was really excited to try their new product line. These bars are essentially their healthy grains clusters in bar form which makes it even easier to take with you. These bars are all around 150 calories and have 6-9g sugar. Not bad for a quick bite! I really enjoyed the Maple Pumpkin Seed bar but of course my favorite was the Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate!

[Dinner]

Baked Pesto Chicken Parmesan Iowa Girl Eats

I went back for more potatoes. That didn’t last long!

Out of our ordinary, I decided to make baked pesto chicken parm. This might be the first time we’ve actually had pesto in the house but I think it’s going to be used up pretty quickly.

[Evening Snack]
Finished off the night with an apple. And more puffins. Because why not?

Food for Thought

What are your thoughts on multiple rest days per week?
What’s your favorite sweet and crunchy snack?
Have you tried the KIND Healthy Grains Bars yet?

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Link Love #21

Today should be an interesting day. They’re shutting off the water in my building from 9am – 2pm. I get back from the gym after 9 so I guess it’s a good thing Nathan doesn’t have to be home with me haha. I think that makes for a perfect plan to take a walk to Trader Joe’s, yes? It’s trouble being walking distance now but I love it 😉

I know I only choose a select few posts to share weekly on my blog but there are so many awesome posts daily that I share on twitter. My recipe posts are getting even more selective these days as I’m really looking for things that I’m going to put on my weekly menu or things that I can make now that I have the right tools [hellooooooo nut butters!] What can I say? I’m addicted!

Health

Real Life Issues: The Sitting Disease Kills Lifting Revolution

Real Life Issues: The Sitting Disease Kills – Lifting Revolution

Real Life Issues: The Sitting Disease Kills – Lifting Revolution [This hits close to home now but definitely gets me out of my seat!]
What Does Sugar Free Mean? – Sarah Kay Hoffman
Common Nutrition Mistakes – Sweat Like a Pig
My FAT to FIT Fabrication – Carla Birnberg
The 10 Must-Know Tips to Stay Hydrated During Your Workout – Greatist

Fitness

Crazy Cotter Work Out Round Up Cotter Crunch

Crazy Cotter Work Out Round Up – Cotter Crunch

Crazy Cotter Work Out Round Up – Cotter Crunch
Love Your Body with Kettlebells! – Tone It Up
The 10 Side Effects of Running – Olive to Run
Elliptical Running – Happy Fit Mama
20-Minute Upper Body Interval Workout (No Equipment Needed) – Pumps & Iron [This inspired my new favorite move to do at home!]

Food

General Tsos Cauliflower Bakeaholic Mama

General Tsos Cauliflower – Bakeaholic Mama

General Tso’s Cauliflower – Bakeaholic Mama
Flourless Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Muffins – Runnings with Spoons
Homemade Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter – Ambitious Kitchen
Peanut Butter Mug Cake – Kiss My Broccoli [I’ve been loving this one!]
Craving > Pork Belly Sliders and Superbowl Bites – Foodie Crush

Food for Thought

What was one of your favorite posts from the past week?

Link Love #14

Congrats to the giveaway winner, Lauren! Please email me at Brittany@BarrAndTable.com with your mailing address to claim your prize!

Now it’s time for some more link love.. the internet is a wonderful place, yes? 🙂

Health

4 Reasons Your Gluten-Free Diet is Keeping You Miserable - Sarah Kay Hoffman

4 Reasons Your Gluten-Free Diet is Keeping You Miserable – Sarah Kay Hoffman

4 Reasons Your Gluten-Free Diet is Keeping You Miserable – Sarah Kay Hoffman
I Need Five Wake Up Calls Daily – Olive to Run
One Thing at a Time – Wellness Today
I Got Six-Pack Abs in Six Weeks. Here’s How I Feel One Year Later. – Derek Flanzraich via Greatist
10 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Results in the Gym – FitKnitChick

Fitness

Work It Out: 15 Minutes Is All It Takes - Sprint 2 the Table

Work It Out: 15 Minutes Is All It Takes – Sprint 2 the Table

Work It Out: 15 Minutes Is All It Takes – Sprint 2 the Table
Swing It WOD – Blonde Ponytail
5 Workouts to Help Increase Speed – Tina Reale
Slow Ascent Workout: Negatives In November – Lifting Revolution

Food

Persian Eggplant Dip MinimalistBaker.com

Creamy Eggplant & Caramelized Onion Dip – Minimalist Baker

Creamy Eggplant & Caramelized Onion Dip – Minimalist Baker
Toasted Brazil & Coconut Butter – The Smart Kitchen
Brussels Sprout & Sunchoke Salad – Love & Lemons
Quinoa, Kale, and Bacon Stuffed Butternut Squash – Rachel Cooks
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lentil Blondies – Ambitious Kitchen

Food for Thought

What was your favorite post from the past week?

Link Love #12

I always start my Link Love posts at the beginning of the week, often time before my current weeks’ post is published. This week, my post filled up so quickly! I love the blogosphere and everything that it has to offer.

Health

Replace Skinny with Healthy - Olive to Run

Replace Skinny with Healthy – Olive to Run

Replace Skinny with Healthy – Olive to Run
Why Losing Weight Might NOT be the Answer – MusselFIT
“Knowing” Versus “Doing” – JillFit
Don’t Let the “Fat Burning Zone” Deceive You – PFIT blog
How to have a healthy relationship with the scales – Keeping Healthy, Getting Stylish

Fitness

5 Days of Full-Body Workouts - Health

5 Days of Full-Body Workouts – Health

Gonna Make You Sweat: 5 Days of Full-Body Workouts – Health
Yoga Fit ARMS – My Healthy Nest
30 Variations of Lunges – Lifting Revolution
22 Kick-Ass Kettlebell Exercises – Greatist
10 Ways to Become a Faster Runner – FitSugar

Food

Braised Chicken with Noodles & Vegetables - Notions & Notations of a Novice Cook

Braised Chicken with Noodles & Vegetables – Notions & Notations of a Novice Cook

Making Dakjjim (닭찜) / Braised Chicken with Noodles & Vegetables – Notions & Notations of a Novice Cook
Spiced Chocolate Popcorn – Gimme Some Oven
Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprout, and Bread Stuffing with Apples – Food52
Apple Nut Porridge – Running to the Kitchen
Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs – Naturally Ella

Food for Thought

Do you have a favorite post from the past week?

A Little Tuesday Lovin’

Just wanted to pop in quickly and share a bunch of links that have caught my eye over the past week. I’m really enjoying putting these lists together; it’s made me realize how many awesome things come out each day on the internet! Hope you enjoy!

Health

Capital Kombucha Relay Foods

Capital Kombucha from Relay Foods

What is Kombucha, anyway? – Relay Foods [Get $30 off your first order of $50 or more!]
Renderings: San Francisco Giants to plant the first-ever edible garden in a major American sports facility – Inside Scoop SF
Which Nut Milk is Right for You? – Integrative Nutrition
Lab-grown meat is here – but will vegetarians eat it? – NBC News
Work It Out: Is Fruit Bad? – Sprint 2 the Table
My take on: Flax, chia, juice cleanses, green smoothies & juicing – Balanced Bites

Food

Cookie + Kate Greek Farro and Chick Pea Salad with Herbed Yogurt

Greek Farro and Chickpea Salad with Herbed Yogurt – Cookie + Kate

Greek Farro and Chickpea Salad with Herbed Yogurt – Cookie + Kate
Savory Miso Broccoli + Spiced Lentil Power Plate – Lunch Box Bunch
Brussels Sprout Salad with Walnuts, Cherries & Bacon – So… Let’s Hangout
Raw Almond Butter Cups – Oh She Glows

Fitness

Blonde Ponytail At Home Workout

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail

Move It Monday: Getting PHAT – Tina Reale
Post Pregnancy Fitness & a Workout – Blonde Ponytail
The Secret to Running FasterRun Lady Like via Olive to Run

Food for Thought

What posts have been on your radar in the past week?