WIAW

Happy Wednesday!!  I am super pumped because tomorrow is my LAST day of my psychiatry rotation.  I swear I hear angels singing 😉  I have so much I want to say on the 5 weeks I have spent in behavioral health but I will save those for another day because today is what I ate Wednesday with the lovely Jenn!

WIAW

 

Breakfast

Scramble Egg Cups

I snagged this new product from Evol at Target last weekend and I was super excited to give it a try.  I am a huge fan of Evol so I had high expectations.  Fortunately it did not disappoint and it was perfection in a cup.  It was essentially the perfect comfort food that made waking up at 5AM a little teensy bit less painful.  Served with a  large cup of coffee on the side.

 

Morning Snack


Morning Snack


Another Target score … the new Chobani fall pumpkin flip.  OH EM GEE.  This was flipping (<–har har har) amazing.  I think it was the bits of pie crust that took it over the top.  I served it up with more coffee because one cup is simply not enough.

 

Lunch

Lunch

 

Meal prep for the win because I certainly didn’t want to think about having to pack it.  Lunch consisted of peas, roasted sweet potatoes, and parmesan crusted tilapia from Sams club.  PS these are the containers I use.

 

Post-Workout

Beachbody Performance Recovery

 

Yesterday I did 5X400m repeats for a total of 2.5 miles and lifted back so I was pretty smoked after my workout.  I am totally digging the new Beachbody Performance Line Recovery shake.  It shakes up nicely with water and has a smooth rich taste.  I also snacked on a Quest bar on the way home.

 

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner was a delicious combination of spinach and onion chicken sausage, veggies, and brown rice.  I am totally sharing this recipe ASAP because it was so good and so fast to make!

 

There you have it!  Another day of eats.  I am off to relish in my short work day and daydream about all the things I am going to do on break

 

What did YOU eat today that was delicious?

 

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WIAW

Happy Wednesday friends!  Anyone else a tad thrilled that it’s already halfway through the week?!  I somehow managed to take photos of all my eats yesterday just in time for What I Ate Wednesday with Jenn!  I am feeling pretty good about how my eating has been going.  Meal prep has gone well and I have actually been sticking to my plan.

 

Breakfast

Breakfast

 

I managed to make a really good breakfast – a whole wheat English muffin, scrambled egg, thinly sliced cheese, and a slice of nitrate free bacon.  Iced coffee + coconut milk creamer on the side!

 

Snack #1

Snack 1

 

We had a break between patients so I snuck to the lounge to study a bit and have a good snack.  Sliced apples and Blue Diamond dark chocolate almonds.  Perfect balance to get through the rest of the morning.

 

Lunch

Lunch

 

Lunch was grilled Greek chicken, steamed broccoli, and 1/2 a sweet potato.  Side of berries for a touch of sweetness.

 

Snack #2

Snack 2

 

I picked up this seasonal Larabar this past weekend and am glad I did.  I loved the hint of pineapple but the texture of the coconut wasn’t my favorite.  Still a good overall flavor!

 

Dinner

Dinner

 

Dinner was from the freezer – Alexia roasted vegetable medley and a parmesan crusted tilapia.  Love having both of these on hand for days that get out of control.

 

There you have it!  A complete day of eats :)  Off to a busy day of call with my OB – we will be taking care of any acute OB/GYN patients so it should be interesting!
 

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WIAW

Happy Wednesday friends!  I have had a great week so far in OB … Monday I even got to see my first vaginal birth!  It was crazy being on the other side of birth since the only deliveries I have been present at were my own.  Fun fact?  I worked with the doctor that delivered Bryn!  Any-who … I am working hard to stay on track eating wise so I am linking up with Jenn for WIAW to stay accountable!

 

Breakfast

Early morning blogger fail … I forgot to snap a pic.  I had sausage, egg white, and cheese on an English muffin.  I bought some of these Simple Truth breakfast sandwiches from Kroger and they have been great on mornings where I can’t get my life together.

 

Snack #1 & 2

snack

 

Between patients I snacked on some Blue Diamond almonds which tided me over to lunch.  Before grabbing lunch though I hit the gym so I chugged a protein shake before hand so my stomach wouldn’t grumble while lifting weights.

 

Lunch

Lunch

 

I had a super long lunch due to patients canceling so after the gym I went to Atlanta Bread Company to study and eat.  I got French onion soup and a grilled cheese with a side of hepatitis 😉

 

Snack #3

Snack 2

 

I got home from work around 3:30 so while running around getting some chores done before getting the girls I had some pretzel thins and hummus.

 

Dinner

Dinner

 

 

Dinner was from the freezer … parmesan crusted tilapia and Alexia Harvest Blend sauté.  Love always having these on hand in the freezer for nights I just don’t feel like cooking but want to eat healthy.

 

Overall I feel ok about my eats yesterday.  They were a little carb heavy so I need to do a bit better planning out my meals.  I have been thinking for awhile about trying my hand at counting macros and seeing how it works for me.  We will see!  Off to work for the day :)

 

Do you count macros?  How do you like it?

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Turkey Sausage, Spinach, and Tomato Pasta

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Is it really Thursday already?!  I am not entirely sure where this week has gone but somehow I find myself on call already.  JOY.  Call days mean that I get to work somewhere between 6:30-7AM to round on my patients and then leave sometime between 7-8PM at night.  It makes for a LONG day and by the time I get home the last thing I want to do is spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  I try to plan ahead for call days so that we have quick and easy dinners ready to go to make both Chris’ and my life a tad easier.  This pasta meets some of my favorite criteria – fast, health, and delicious.

 

Turkey Sausage, Spinach, and Tomato Pasta

 

This turkey sausage, spinach, and tomato pasta has just 5 ingredients and comes together in 10 minutes.  You can’t get much better than that right?  My go-to sausage right now to use is the Hillshire Farm Smoked Turkey Sausage.  Sometimes a girl just needs a break from chicken, no?  Using this sausage makes for a quick and easy solution for weeknight dinners in our crazy busy lives.

 

Hillshire Farm Turkey Smoked Sausage

 

Chris is a HUGE fan of this pasta and Bryn tore it up.  Full disclosure – Emmie told me she didn’t like it.  I figure 3 out of 4 family members is a win right?  Besides I don’t necessarily trust the picky palate of a 3 year old 😉  If you’re looking for a easy and healthy meal to add to your meal plan this week you should really consider this one!  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

 

Turkey Sausage, Spinach, and Tomato Pasta 1

 

Turkey Sausage, Spinach, and Tomato Pasta

by Madeline G.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (8 servings)

  • Hillshire Farm Smoked Turkey Sausage
  • 12 oz whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • Sprinkle shredded fontina cheese

Instructions

Cook your spaghetti al dente.

While spaghetti is cooking heat some olive oil in a skillet to medium-high heat. Add tomatoes, sausage, and spinach. Sauté until spinach is wilted.

Drain pasta. Add pasta and sausage mixture back to the pot and mix.

Serve and sprinkle with fontina cheese.

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Let me know if you try it!  What’s your “go-to” dinner you can make in 20 minutes or less?

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WIAW – 21 Day Fix Style!

Happy Wednesday friends!  I am SO glad it’s Wednesday …. this week is a rough one for me.  However, it’s less rough because I am linking up with Jenn for What I Ate Wednesday!  I have my “Rock Your Jeans” challenge starting next week with the 21-Day Fix.  In order to start getting ready for it I am back on board the meal plan.  So today’s WIAW is 21 Day Fix style!

 

WHAT-I-ATE-WEDNESDAY-NEW-BUTTON-PEAS-AND-CRAYONS

 

Monday night I took  five minutes to plan out my meals for yesterday according to my containers.  One of the reasons I love the 21DF is that it makes getting all your nutrients in in an incredibly easy way.  The containers are pre-portioned and color-coded so you just fill ’em up and enjoy!

WIAW 21 Day Fix
 

Breakfast

21 Day Fix Breakfast
 

Breakfast was two eggs, nitrate-free bacon, and fruit.  Coffee on the side with some stevia.  Confession – this is a picture from this weekend but it was the exact same thing except I really scrambled in spinach and mushrooms yesterday.  2 red / 1 purple / 1 green

 

Snacks

Snacks
 

Snacks for the day included Shakeology in the morning with unsweetened almond milk and half a banana, oatmeal in the afternoon, and an apple on the way home.  1 red / 2 purple / 1 yellow

 

Lunch

Lunch
 

Lunch was paleo BBQ chicken salad with dairy-free ranch.  I swear there is chicken in there but I had just mixed it up and then realized I needed to snap a picture!  Whoops!  2 green / 1 red / 1 orange

 

Dinner

21 Day Fix Dinner
 

This dinner was BOMB.  I actually baked sweet potatoes and roasted broccoli for meal prep so it took maybe 5 minutes to pull together.  The pesto sauce on the shrimp was from Against All Grain.  Superb.  1 red / 1 green / 1 yellow

 

There you have it!  My WIAW for the 21 Day Fix!  I still can’t get over how much food I get in a day and it’s all REAL.  Winning.  I also snuck in a 3 mile run since I got out of class early.  I guess it just took posting about getting back into running because I shaved 2 minutes off my Sunday time and rocked 9 minute miles!  If you want more info about the 21 Day Fix there’s still time to join my challenge …. shoot me an email at foodfitnessandfamily @ gmail . com or comment below!

 

What did you eat this week that rocked?

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