Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WIAW

I first learned about What I Ate Wednesday {WIAW} from Marlene at Mission to a(nother) Marathon.  I hopped on over to Peas & Crayons to learn all about WIAW and decided I wanted to play along!  I figured it would be a fun opportunity to do something new and to showcase some of my #healthyonabudget meals. 

I knew I’d enjoy this once I read this quote on the WIAW page on Peas & Crayons:

“WIAW is about food and fun! It's about making new friends, breaking out of a food rut, inspiring yourself & others, embracing fruit & vegetables, finding new ways to eat your favorite foods, and so much more <3”

WIAWbutton What I Ate Wednesday {WIAW} is hosted by Jenn at Peas & Crayons

My eats are from Thursday 01.19.12

1 
Pre-workout breakfast:
1/2 cup Fage Greek Yogurt {2 WW Pts+}
3 TBSP of raw oats {1 WW Pts+}
1 TBSP Organic Strawberry Spread {from Costco} {1 WW Pts+}
1 Banana {0 WW Pts+}
3/4 cup of Simply Orange OJ {2 WW Pts+}
Coffee {half-caff, black, no sugar} {0 WW Pts+}

2Post workout breakfast:
Leftover yogurt mess {I couldn’t eat it all pre-workout}
Pear {0 WW Pts+}
More COFFEE {half-caff, black, no sugar} {0 WW Pts+}

3
Mid-morning Snack:
1/2 cup of grapes, 1/2 cup of celery, 3/4 cup of baby carrots, 1/2 apple 
{0 WW Pts+}

4
Snack #2:
3 Mandarins {0 WW Pts+}
String Cheese {2 WW Pts+}

5
Lunch:
English Muffin {3 WW Pts+}
1/2 TBSP of Soy Nut Butter {1 WW Pts+}
Cucumber {0 WW Pts+} , Tomato {0 WW Pts+} , & 1 TBSP Feta Cheese {1 WW Pts+}

6
Afternoon Snack:
Starbucks Tall Coffee {black, no sugar} {0 WW Pts+}
1/2 Orange {0 WW Pts+}
*This is a lot of coffee for me in one day {I usually one have 1 cup of half-caff} but we were going out to a concert so I knew I needed the extra bolt of caffeine so I wouldn’t get tired.

7
Pre-Dinner Salad:
1 cup Green Leaf Lettuce {0 WW Pts+}
1/4 cup julienned zucchini, carrots, and radish {0 WW Pts+} 
1/2 cup each of mushroom and tomato {0 WW Pts+}
2 TBSP Homemade Ranch Dressing {1 WW Pts+}
1 TBSP Feta Cheese {0 additional WW Pts+ --- 2 TBSP = 1 WW Pts+; I had 1 TBSP with my lunch & 1 TBSP in my salad}

8
Dinner:
Leftover homemade Tofu Chow Mein, 1 1/2 cups {6 WW Pts+}
#healthyonabudget
*I’m going to post this recipe soon!
Fat Free Milk, 1 cup {2 WW Pts+}

Total WW Pts+ for the day = 22 
*My Daily Point Target is 26 Pts+
*I earned 8 Activity Points

This was fun!  I enjoyed sharing my eats.  Thanks to Jenn at Peas & Crayons for hosting!!!

I recently talked about not reaching my WW Pts+ Daily Point Target for a few days I think it may just of been a fluke last week.  This week I am not having any problems reaching, or exceeding, my Daily Target.  {Though we do have some non-fat frozen yogurt in the house so that may have something to do with it.  Haha.} 

As you can see from my photos above I generally snack on a lot of low-point or no-point foods.  It’s rare for me to have something like an English Muffin for lunch {we bought those during a moment of weakness at Costco so we have a lot in the freezer} since I usually have soup or a quesadilla or a smoothie and the bulk of my points normally come from dinnertime.  One of my biggest obstacles is late night/post-dinner snacking.  Except for this day … but that is probably because we left shortly after dinner for a concert and I was the DD so I wasn’t tempted to drink :)

What is your favorite mid-day snack? 
Mine is string cheese.  It’s filling without weighing you down. 

How do you avoid the late night snack attack? 
Uh, I don’t!  I’m bad.  LOL.  Though, not always :)

1 comment:

christa said...

How did I miss this before? I'm going to do this sometime. I think my food is messier, yours looks sooo good.