WIAW- good food from Monday


I told you I would end up back at the grocery store after my random and minimal food shop the other day!

Trader Joe's Groceries

Although, it was simply another random food shop at Trader Joe’s but I guess it’s important to restock the random sometimes, right?

Let’s take a look at what I ate on Monday…


Breakfast #1

My early morning oatmeal with blueberries is never pretty but is just perfect when I wake up starving and need to eat before I run.


Peanut butter added after I warm up the bowl.

Breakfast #2:

My post-run breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I was hungry and looking for something to quench my thirst so I made a smoothie bowl which I love because I like using a spoon to eat my food instead of drinking it.

smoothie bowl

In the mix:

  • Cooked oatmeal
  • Frozen berries
  • Frozen banana
  • A little diced apple
  • Spinach
  • Skoop B Strong <- remember you can save 25% right now! Use code MAY25 at check out
  • Peanut Butter
  • Ice

I love to top the smoothie bowl with more peanut butter and banana. So delicious!

Mondays require a lot of coffee. Although, every day requires a lot of coffee in my world.



I am on a simple and sweet lunch kick and I hope it doesn’t end soon because I love it.

english muffin with peanut butter

English muffin severely toasted and topped with lots of peanut butter, half with diced apple and the other half with banana.

So sometimes this happens at random times of the day.

pb and banana

Okay so more than sometimes…I just can’t resist the combo when I need a snack!


I went back to loaded sweet potato bowls this week.

loaded sweet potato bowl

I realize you can’t really see the sweet potato at the bottom of the bowl but there is a giant sweet potato baked and loaded with roasted frozen broccoli, brussels sprouts, Vincent’s Marinara Sauce (the best!) and lots of nutritional yeast.

Lacking a bit on protein maybe but I never claimed to be a perfectly balanced eater. I just eat what I am in the mood to eat.


I am on a roll lately conjuring up new healthy snack recipes.

oatmeal raisin protein cookies

I created a new version of my Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Skoop of course because I can’t stop experimenting with it!

Recipe to come soon. I promise. It’s a good one. Actually, a great one. In fact, I even shocked myself in terms of how delicious these cookies came out on the first try.

Be sure to check out what everyone else is eating today!

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Do you drink your smoothies or use a spoon?

Which do you prefer – apples with nut butter or bananas with nut butter?



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  1. says

    I still can’t get over the fact that you’re loving smoothies so much lately 😛 They’re one of my absolute favourite things to eat, and I pretty much always eat them with a spoon. In fact, if I can comfortably drink them with a straw, it probably means that they’re not thick enough. And bananas + AB all the way — it’s not even a contest.
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    • says

      Love a thick smoothie…in my bowl. I can’t believe I am blending them up either but I guess they remind me of frozen yogurt sort of which is why I like them so much.

  2. says

    I love smoothie bowls, but I never thought to put cooked oatmeal in there! I can’t wait to experiment when I get my protein powder:)

  3. says

    It honestly doesn’t matter how hard I try, my oatmeal and nut butter DOES NOT photograph well. It looks like baby food haha. And you have posed one of the hardest questions I think I’ve ever been asked… apple or banana with nut butter… I honestly don’t know. I love both! Maybe I love banana with cashew butter and apple with almond butter? I really can chhose! : )

  4. says

    I’ve had so many smoothie bowls over the past few years that I forgot that people even drink them. It’s the only way.

  5. says

    You know, I have to be honest and say that I don’t want to waste peanut butter on a fruit. I’d way rather eat it on bread and then have fruit separately. I love bread and butter and peanut butter. I love it when there’s so much that it drips down my hand when I’m eating it.
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  6. says

    Probably Bananas + peanut butter is my favorite! I like to do both with my smoothies. If I’m in a bigger hurry I’ll drink it. If I’m not, and it’s thick enough, I’ll eat it with a spoon!

    How do all of you bloggers remember to take pictures of your food? Was it an easy habit to start?
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    • says

      I don’t always remember to but I guess over time you think automatically to snap a picture of something that looks good! Or, you remember because you are planning a post about what you are eating.