My first ever WIAW post!

Peas and Crayons

One of the reasons I decided to start my own blog was to be able to participate in some of the fun foodie related things that I see going on in the blogs I follow!  I struggle so much maintaining a healthy balance with food and have been having a particularly bad 2 weeks.  I am feeling really heavy and weighed down.  So time to clean up the food intake again and what better to start me off with a post on WIAW!

For breakfast I ate a peanut butter whole wheat tortilla wrap with peanut butter and Trader Joe’s Honey Apple Butter.  I love this honey apple butter – my sister Katie got me hooked on it!

So yummy!  Added bonus is that Hailey absolutely loves these!

I did stop at the coffee shop for my favorite Creme Brulee sugar free skinny!  Also yummy!

Lunch consisted of leftover sauteed veggies including broccoli, cauliflower, and sweet potatoes.

I am trying to like sweet potatoes so I keep trying them different ways.  Right now I am still kinda forcing myself to eat them.

I did find these though – – and they are delicious!

I found a recipe for homemade sweet potato chips on one of my favorite blogs that I will definately be trying!

Afternoon snack was grapes and some greek yogurt.  I try to like the greek yogurt because it is so healthy, but man its tough to eat!  I ended up using it as a dip with some pita chips. That tasted quite good.

Dinner was chicken that I cooked in my crockpot.  I used to make crock pot dinners a lot and got rather sick of them.  But I decided to lug it out.

I tried this quinoa for the first time.  I have seen it on so many food blogs that I follow so I decided to give it a whirl.

I have to say it was not bad.  The consistency reminded me of rice and I am not a huge fan of rice.  Hailey ate it and seemed ok with it.  We will try it again.

We ended up mixing the quinoa, chicken, and steamed green beans all together.  It tasted delish!

Evening snack was a few yogurt covered pretzels.  Hailey and I devoured them before I remembered to snap a pic!

So thats it! My first ever WIAW post!  This post was so healthy compared to what I have eaten in the last 2 weeks.  When I fall off the wagon I fall hard!!

Breakfast Cookie

One of my favorite things to do is search through food blogs to find healthy and delicious EASY recipes.  One of my favorite blogs I follow is The Fitnessista.  She has a recipe posted for a breakfast cookie that I decided to try out.

I basically followed the recipe but I used chocolate peanut butter and this awesome stuff my sister got me from Trader Joe’s.

It was so easy to make!  Dump the ingredients in a bowl, mix it together, and dump it on a plate and refrigerate!

Hailey and I were too excited to wait for morning to try it!  We decided it would be a good snack after our Tuesday evening Zumba class.

I thought it was delicious…..

Hailey said it was the best thing ever!

She was so excited while she ate it!

Easy, nutritious, and a hit with Hailey! Definately a new favorite recipe!

A few neat ideas!

This last weekend my girl scout troop went to the nature center for an Earth Day Celebration.

They had different stations set up for the girls to participate in.

There was a healthy snack session.  Some older girl scouts talked briefly about nutrition and showed the girls how to make a delicious healthy snack all by themselves.

I felt like my Grandma Betty when I asked if I could take all of the banana peels home for my compost bin! Hailey and I just started it and we are short on the greens that need to be added! More about that later.

Another station was making a birdfeeder.  A local bagel shop donated day old bagels that otherwise would have been thrown out.  The girls simply spread peanut butter on one side and dipped it in bird seed.  A piece of yarn tied to it allows you to hang it from a tree.

My favorite session was using an old T-shirt to make a bag!  No sewing at all, just cutting!  This was totally up my alley – – I don’t sew!

First you cut the sleeves and the neck off of the shirt.

Turn the shirt inside out and then lay down a piece of some magical tape that I was told I could find in the sewing section in between the bottom pieces of the shirt and iron it to create a seam without sewing!

Turn the shirt right side out and do a little trimming and voila! A groovy recycled bag!

We ended the fun day with a hike around the pond.  I snapped this pic of my beautiful baby.