WIAW – Summer Staples

Happy hump day!

It’s been a few weeks since my last WIAW post, but I am back and ready for Jenn‘s theme for this month: summer staples. Yesterday was kind of an odd eating day for me; normally I eat three meals and two snacks, so eating four small meals was quite unusual for me.

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Breakfast @ 6:45am

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Once again my mom gave me half a loaf of her homemade wheat bread. A classic peanut butter and jelly has been hitting the spot and has definitely become a staple for me this summer. During the school year, overnight oats are my staple, so it’s good to mix it up.

Lunch #1 @ 11:30am

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After a great three mile run and my favorite kickboxing class, I came home hungry for something cold and refreshing. Brody and I purchased the Ninja blender a few weeks ago (hence the blender for sale on Craigslist) and it makes awesome smoothies. This one included a little ice, half a frozen banana, frozen strawberries, half a scoop of Plant Fusion protein powder, a little milk, and coconut water. It was very thick, almost like soft serve.

Lunch #2 @ 3:00pm

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I had no obligations yesterday and ran a few errands. Shopping makes me hungry. I finished the baked beans from the weekend and cut up a watermelon. There’s really no way to make baked beans look nice in a photo, but I tried. I also had a spoonful of sunflower seed butter.

Dinner @ 6:00pm

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Crockpot lasagna! This is why I was chopping onions yesterday. Although it wasn’t the best day for lasagna (hello 85 degree house), it was easy and delicious. Brody even liked it! I can definitely see myself making this again; however, it only needs four hours on low, so I could never make it on a school day. But on a chilly Sunday, this would be perfect; maybe it’ll become a winter staple.

Dessert @ 8:00pm
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I attended a Mary Kay event with a friend who is a representative and ate some treats after my facial. The dessert plate included a square of red velvet cake, a piece of dark chocolate Dove, a twizzler, and a few apple slices with a dip.

Did I eat any greens today? Nope. Besides the tomatoes in the lasagna, I didn’t do well on the vegetable front. That is kind of the story of my life; I never have problems with fruit but really struggle with vegetables.

As for summer staples, I ate quite a few summer-y foods. Smoothies scream summer to me, as do baked beans and watermelon.

Thanks again to Jenn for hosting!

Questions:
Who you use your Crockpot in the summer? What do you make?
What are your summer staples?

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7 thoughts on “WIAW – Summer Staples

  1. I have literally been on Targets website everyday since Monday with the Ninja Blender in my basket just waiting to pull the trigger and hit purchase. I’ve almost done it 4 times now! So you like it? I really wanted to know someone who had it so this is sign! Lemme know what you think :)

    • It is great for blending. Much quieter than my old one. I haven’t tried it for juicing yet because I still like my Jack Lalanne juicer. I think it’s worth the money, especially compared to the ridic cost of a Vitamix.

  2. So you like the ninja? It’s been on my wishlist for a while, and I am considering biting the bullet and getting it. You smoothie looks 1000xs better than the one my ancient blender makes.

    • Yeah, a good blender makes a huge difference. We bought the Ninja for $100 at Costco – not sure how much it is elsewhere. I don’t need nearly as much liquid as I used to so I get thicker smoothies. Do it!

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