Hey ya’ll! It is my favorite day of the week. I always consider it a little holiday because many bloggers take a break from their normal routine and post up an awesome spread of their eats. Best stalking site ever. Seriously, how do you think I found most of ya’ll? We have to give a big thanks to Jenn for hosting this weekly party. I seriously do not know what some bloggers would do without her. Enough talking, lets get to the good stuff: the eats.
1/3 c gluten free oats
1 1/3 c of water
2 tbsp organic raspberry preserves (or any jam/jelly of your choice)
2 tbsp PB2
1 packet of truvia
1 tsp of vanilla
1. Make oats the night before, using normal method.
2. Next morning, slice up 1 banana, place on top of oats, and microwave for about 2:50
3. Stir up everything until banana is “melted” in oats
4. Add in vanilla and truvia packet
5. Then swirl around one tablespoon of preserves at a time
6. Top with PB2 and you are ready to enjoy
I love peanut butter. I love jelly. I’m not really a fan of the sandwiches unless they are made just right, but I thought why not try this classic combination in one of my bowls of oats. I have the best ideas. The natural sweetness from the raspberry preserves made a perfect combination with the saltiness of the peanut butter. Next time I am going to through in some actual raspberries to make the meal even better than it already is.
Yes, for once I actually recorded some of my snacks. Lets not get ahead of ourselves because I did not manage to catch everything. I may have missed a cheesestick or two, but I’m trying here. I want to live up to the WIAW greatness.
I’m being a typical Jew when it comes to my grocery shopping lately, but I buy so much produce that I have to hit up the deals otherwise I will be dropping mega wads of cash all the time on fruit. Right now, Rome apples are on sale. Rome you say? Well, unfortunately the apple does not bring back memories of a warm summer day strolling through the Roman forum while ingesting coconut gelato, but I’m not going to complain because it is still a really tasty apple. I try to eat an apple a day; however, it definitely does not keep the doctor away because I have been having some arthritic pain lately.
Thanks to my school I have made one of the best discoveries. Okay, technically I did not discover it since they came to lecture about their company, but hey I did go out and try it on my own. Welcome to My Fit Foods. The company has pre-packaged healthy meals (with all of the nutrition information on a label) for each meal of the day. They serve vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free products. It is amazing. I went in this past week when they were having a 40% off sale and got two meals to try for the price of one. Jew heaven. This is the Salmon stir-fry, and it was so delicious. There was a wide variety of vegetables with a nice side of rice and a good chunk of salmon with a spicy rub on top. What a perfect lunch time meal.
Yes, I eat green beans out of a can and I like it. No, I love them. I may be weird, but I don’t really care. I’m getting my servings of vegetables, so who cares where they are coming from. That is a lot more than I can say for most people in America. Don’t be hating on my can veggie loving.
One of the best gluten-free snacks out there. Rice pudding. These little snack packs are the perfect sweet treat to hold you over for a while. Topped with fat free cool whip to make pure perfection. Also I have a kerropi spoon that I got from this guy that worked at yogurtland. Thanks for all the free spoons. Now eating my pudding is so much more fun. I think Katie would approve, especially because I have Hello Kitty, Chococat, and My Melody.
Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash (Gluten Free)
1 lb extra lean ground turkey meat
1 diced onion
2 egg whites (I used egg white substitutes)
1/2 c. gluten free oats
1/8 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 c. fat-free milk
1. Turn on oven to 400 degrees, coat baking sheet with spray or use a piece of aluminum foil
2. In a bowl, mix egg whites, oats, and milk until combined
3. Add oregano, onion, garlic powder, and salt and mix.
4. Mix in turkey meat until all into a solid mass
5. Makes about 32 meatballs, roll with your hands, and place on baking sheet
6. Bake for about 10-12 minutes
I placed my meatballs on spaghetti squash. I know ya’ll are probably sick of seeing spaghetti squash, but I bought two of them and I just used up my second one. I can’t help it that I’m a little obsessed with this low calorie pasta substitute. I know nothing will replace the doughy taste of fresh pasta (trust me because I have eaten pasta all throughout Italy), but for those who are health conscious this is a pretty good sub. The meatballs had a great flavor from the oregano and garlic powder and went well with the squash. I’ll be eating these leftovers for a while.
I’m ending my day with a nice cup of hot cocoa, marshmallows, fat free cool whip, and some sprinkles. I feel like sprinkles makes everything better or at least prettier. This hot drink is soothing my throat, which is randomly sore, and making studying for my anatomy exam a little better. Although studying for anatomy, not really fun, ever. Luckily I’m a whiz when it comes to that stuff otherwise I would be screwed like 95% of the class. Three points for being smart.
Of course I’m going to leave ya’ll with a little fashion. This is sort of my low-key look. Yeah I know, low key, haha this is still dressing up for most people that go to school where I do. I just will never get into the lazy look. Its just not me. Anyways the top is forever21, pants are macys, boots are DSW, and scarf is JcPenneys. I paired it with a black leather jacket from Urban Outfitters for when I went to class.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Wednesday and thanks again to Jenn for allowing me to shamelessly whore out my blog through WIAW!