Happy Hump Day.  I hope you are having a great week and are getting excited because the weekend is only a few days away!  It’s been awhile since I’ve done a What I Ate Wednesday post so I thought now that I’m back at work it would be a good time to share all my eats from a busy work day.  Today I’m sharing everything I ate yesterday (Tuesday).  Many of my eats are prepped ahead of time, so I hope this can give you a little meal prep inspo as well!

Thanks to Jenn for today’s link-up.

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Tuesday I woke up at my usual 5:00 am and did some upper body strength training similar to my Arms and Abs Circuit Workout.  Then I had my usual breakfast, vanilla shakeology and unsweetened almond milk blended with strawberries and a few banana slices.  I’ve also been adding Maca Powder for some added nutrients and to see if it helps give me extra energy, still undecided on its effectiveness.  I make two shakes in my Vitamix every morning.  One for me and one for the husband to take and drink in the afternoon.  He really enjoys them too =)

What I Ate Wednesday Week of 9.14

When I got to work, after doing my morning routine and duties as the kids roll into school I sat down and had some Overnight Oats similar to this Espresso Overnight Oats with Salted Date Caramel recipeI also added a little cocoa powder to make them ‘mocha’ flavored.  And I shared a photo on my Snapchat.  They were ok, I honestly prefer warm oatmeal and have just been prepping some overnight ones because they’re so easy to grab and go in the morning.  So if you’re always in a rush out the door, I highly suggest prepping some of these ahead of time to make the mornings easier.  My PB&J Overnight Oats is still one of my favorite recipes.

What I Ate Wednesday Week of 9.14

I have a Kindergarten class in the gym right before my lunch so by the time I get to sit down I’m definitely HUNGRY.  Those little kids can wear you out, mostly because I just like to play and run around with them too.  For lunch I had prepped a bunch of salads for the week with Italian Chicken and raw veggies.  I also snacked on a few apple slices and drank lots of water.

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When I get home from work I usually walk the dog and then eat a little snack before I sit down and work on a few blog and challenge group things.  Yesterday I had two hard boiled eggs (prepped on Sunday) and half of this kombucha after our walk.  I’m obsessed with this Trilogy flavor, it’s by far my fav. And also I have no idea how it took me so long to realize hard boil eggs peel a thousand times easier and won’t smell up your fridge if you leave them in the shell until you’re ready to eat.  I just peel them quickly, running them under cold water when I get home and it takes two seconds.  The little things in life =)

What I Ate Wednesday Week of 9.14

For dinner, you guessed it, some form of Taco Tuesday.  Since watching an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians where they were in Cuba a few weeks ago I have been wanting to cook a Cuban dish.  I found this Chicken and Rice recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a try.  It was cuban spiced chicken with rice and mango & black bean salsa with some plantains.  Delicious!  Check out my whole Mexican Cuisine Board for Taco Tuesday inspiration.

What I Ate Wednesday Week of 9.14

After getting all the dishes cleared up I sat down and had a Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Ball.  So yummy and sweet tooth satisfied.

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Tuesday nights used to include me curled up on the couch watching Pretty Little Liars, but the season recently ended.  Anyone else so upset the new one isn’t starting until APRIL!!!  How am I supposed to wait that long.  I might have to start watching older episodes to fill my PLL need.  That’s it for all my eats.

Be sure to check the blog or my Instagram on Friday as I will be giving away one of my Friday Favorites, you won’t want to miss it 😉


What’s your favorite Fall TV show?

Where do you get most of your recipe inspiration?

What was something delicious on your plate today?

8 Comments on What I Ate Wednesday Week of 9.14

  1. Kat
    September 14, 2016 at 1:07 pm (8 months ago)

    For real though – why the heck does Freeform take such long breaks for their shows!! It’s like they have SO many that each show gets an 8 month break between finales. And what makes me even more mad is that this was only the MID-SEASON finale. Like, seriously?!! Haha can you tell it made me angry? I need to know if Spoby ends up together!! 😉

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 14, 2016 at 9:49 pm (8 months ago)

      Haha I know I was so upset! They left WAY to many cliff hangers at the end of the last episode. Glad I’m not the only adult who is obsessed bc my old middle school students were too, hehe.

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  2. Evangeline
    September 14, 2016 at 3:21 pm (8 months ago)

    I prefer hot oats too. I actually had some for breakfast this morning 🙂 That brand of kombucha is one of my favorites.
    I get most of my recipe inspiration from pinterest and other bloggers. I love all the innovative recipes you all come up with.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 14, 2016 at 9:47 pm (8 months ago)

      Something about hot oats, maybe the creamy texture. And I just love other bloggers recipes, especially when they share modifications, tips, and different tricks. I’ve learned so much!

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  3. Heather @ Polyglot Jot
    September 14, 2016 at 5:53 pm (8 months ago)

    Yummy! I prefer warm oats too i feel like its more comforting! Are you a gym teacher? I bet you are so great with the kids!
    I get my inspiration from my head, pinterest, or other blogs! 😀
    I just had some delicious veggie sushi rolls for lunch and a fresh pressed juice!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 14, 2016 at 9:46 pm (8 months ago)

      Yum veggie sushi rolls sound delicious, I haven’t had that in awhile. And yes I’ve taught Math the last six years and this is my first teaching elementary PE, so it’s been a crazy, but fun change. =)

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  4. Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian
    September 14, 2016 at 7:16 pm (8 months ago)

    I always peel my hard boiled eggs right away too, but I guess I never thought about the benefits of leaving them in the shell until I’m ready to eat them! Good tip!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 14, 2016 at 9:45 pm (8 months ago)

      I know right Lisa! I used to never make them bc they made my fridge smell awful when I peeled them right away. But you don’t need to worry about that if you just let them sit in the shell!

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