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WIAW #34

14 Sep

Hello again!

I’m glad that everyone liked the pumpkin cookies from yesterday’s post! They are quite delicious. As mentioned, I have been busybusybusy. Five days out of the week have been gym, school, work…gym, school, work….gym, school, work. That schedule takes up a good 15-16 hours of my day! Not to mention this week I have class mon-sat, boo. For just one weekend I have a Friday and Saturday class (7 hours a day) for one credit.


I’ve been eating a ton of oatmeal lately! You know… making up for lost breakfast. I have been adding chopped dates, apples, and some almond butter in my oats, yum! My second breakfast was an apple (honeycrisp!!!), a few bananas, and a Larabar.


Cabbage soup! & a chocolate protein muffin.


Baked falafel! With hummus and pita. Not as good as fried but a lot more healthier I’m sure. More on this goodness on Friday!

& That’s all for today! Have a great Wednesday!!!


WIAW week 27

27 Jul


Coconut yogurt (for .29 cents!) topped with homemade granola, and a pear on the side. Later on I ate some oats and a muffin I baked for the market! Yum.

Blueberry Bran Muffin:

Recipe soon!


Homemade mac & chreese! Yum. I made this out of gluten-free brown rice mac noodles and Tal Ronnen’s cashew cream (1 cup soaked cashews overnight, then blended in the Vitamix with water) mixed with a tomato, basil, nooch, S&P, turmeric, and Diaya. I baked in the over at 350 for about 10 minutes until gooey and creamy. I was very impressed with myself! Super creamy and still pretty healthy! It taste so naughty. 😉


Fattoush salad and other random items such as a banana bread LARABAR, hummus, & tempeh.

 What did you eat today?

Cinnamon Roll Oats

4 Jun
Because you can never have enough fun with oatmeal

Incase you missed out on Wednesday’s Banana Split Oats, you can find them here.

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup 1 minute oats
  •  1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 T PB
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 T cinnamon, or more 😉
  • 1 T maple syrup,
  • toppings:  plain coconut yogurt for the “icing”, maple syrup, and even more cinnamon!

 How to make it

  • Bring milk and water to a boil
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients (minus the topping obviously) and reduce heat.
  • Cook for about 4 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Scoop into your favorite oatmeal bowl and get crazy with the toppings!

So sweet, and so satisfying


I’ll be back tomorrow with a full FM recap. I plan on taking my camera this time!

What do you want to see pictures of?

Sun Warrior Review

2 Jun

as promised! ( a longg time ago)

The lovely creators of Sun Warrior sent me a few samples to try. I have seen this protein powder used by just about every blogger, I was so jealous! I HAD to try it! I love all of the information they sent me too! Yeah, I’m a nerd. 😀


I don’t think the ingredients could be any cleaner, I love it! & Wow, that’s a lot of Amino Acids! I was pretty impressed.

Taste & Texture: A+, that’s all I have to say! I thought this powder was best used in oats!

Cost: This is one of the more expensive protein powders but honestly, I think it would be worth it. A good protein powder is hard to find!

So I think I may have found a new favorite protein powder! I have never even seen it in stores so I will probably be ordering from this website if you are interested.

What is your favorite brand of protein powder?

WIAW week 19

1 Jun

Hey kids!

It’s that time of the week again!


For me Wednesdays now mean busybusybusy. Today I am going to Zumba for the first time in 2 weeks, then coming home to shower, then going to school to take a math exam… yuck, then going straight to my doctor’s cause I am not 100% better, then going straight to work! Meanwhile I need to be studying for my yucky med terms exam.

So consider this a mini WIAW!


Banana Split Oats

Makes one HUGE serving

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup 1 minute oats
  •  1 scoop Sun Warrior protein powder, I used chocolate! (review coming tomorrow, promise!)
  • 1 T PB
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t maple syrup
  • toppings: banana, chocolate chips, ground pecans, plain coconut yogurt, and of course, a cherry.
  1. Bring milk and water to a boil
  2. Stir in the rest of the ingredients (minus the topping obviously) and reduce heat.
  3. Cook for about 4 minutes stirring occasionally.
  4. Scoop into your favorite oatmeal bowl and get crazy with the toppings!

& that’s it for now! 

What did YOU eat today?

WIAW week 14

27 Apr

AKA last day of winter classes! Whoop!


Breakfast- oats, a new way.

Oats a new way:

Vanilla Almond Raspberry Oats

Bring a 1/2 cup of soy milk and a 1/2 cup of water to a boil. Add 1/2 cup of oats, 1 T of your almond butter, a scoop of vanilla protein powder and 1/4 cup of frozen raspberries reduce heat and let cook on medium heat for 4 minutes. Stir in 1 t pure vanilla extract and top with almonds and a dash of cinnamon. Serve immediately.


unpictured veggie pizza! loaded with mushrooms, squash, onions, and red bell peppers topped with spouts!


Snacks- more oats, a different way (granola) & yesterday’s bean dip.

Dinner- Beans and rice.

Sometimes I forget how much I love beans and rice! So simple and cheap!

What did YOU eat today?

Skip Easter Dinner…

25 Apr

Did everybody have a happy Easter?

Easter breakfast consisted of my first ever BOATMEAL CAKE!

Flavor of choice? Banana Bread! 😀

I didn’t really feel like making anything too special for dinner. I actually spent my Easter studying for finals and writing a final essay. Sounds fun, right?

I did however have time to make dessert. That’s just a must.

As I was writing my final paper I thought I would share a piece with you.

“Topic of choice” essays usually led to something along the lines of “Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet” research papers. As much as I write about this topic, you think I would just recycle old papers and turn them without having to do any work. For my own sake, I mix them up a bit. One time I wrote about the dairy industry, another time I wrote on factory farming. Now, I’m just combining them all together muhaha. Anyway back to my research I wanted to share!

The plant-based diet includes a wide variety of whole foods consisting of beans, whole-grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, along with products made from these natural foods, such as tofu, tempeh, and meat analogs. Those who believe plant protein is inferior to animal protein may be surprised to learn that plant proteins contain the same 22 amino acids as animal proteins. The meat and dairy industries spend billions of dollars to project their message right into your shopping cart through television commercials, magazine ads, and grocery store ads. These powerful industries even recognized it was important to teach young children “good nutrition”  at a very early age. Since the end of World War 2 they spread their protein message to our nation’s youth by providing schools across the U.S. with colorful charts of the “important food groups” that emphasized meat, dairy products, and eggs. For the decades following World War 2, one simply could not ignore the emphasis on protein.

Interesting, eh? It goes on to say that protein deficiency only occurs in 3rd world countries (if any) because of the lack of food. Basically, if you have food, you have protein whether it be a grain or a bean.

On to other news,
Alexandra has awarded me with the…

The Rules:

1. Post this award with the picture and name of whoever awarded it to you

2. Do the stuff

3. Award to 7 others and tell them you did so

The stuff:

1. Name 3 things that are lying right next to you

2. Name 2 foods that you cannot live without

3. Name 1 thing you did today

Three things next to me:




Two foods I cannot live without:

Nut butters!


One thing I did today:

Zumba! & Coffee/tea with the Zumba girls.

& Tag your it? You know how I feel about tagging people, tell them Whitney sent you.

Well, I’m off to get ready for the day and TAKE MY FINAL MATH EXAM. Holy cow, I’m on the borderline of passing that stupid class. Stress? Wish me luck!