Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WIAW: Rain, Rain, Go Away

 Good morning, loves! How's your week going?

It has been crazy weather around these parts - one minute it's storming and knocking down trees, the next it's sunny and warm. And humid. It's always humid.

But, I haven't let that dampen my spirits or rain on my parade (see what I did there? yah.) Any chance it's sunny I get outside and grab my bike, or go on a walk or run, assuming it's not wicked hot.

Anyways, let's get on with WIAW, as always hosted by the lovely Jenn. Yayayay for summer foods! I've said that before!!


A recent yogurt bowl: blueberry Oikos, Trader Joe's O's, nectarine, blob of peanut butter, sprinkle of cinnamon. This bowl is bursting with vitamins, minerals, and not to mention flavor! Great way to start of the day.

The best thing about being almost done with the peanut butter jar: overnight oats, holla! This one was oats, greek yogurt, a chopped nectarine, topped with sweet, plump raspberries. 

Look at all that peanut buttery goodness. Swoon.

It was so yummy it required 3 pictures. :) This kept me full for almost 4 hours (!!), which is rather unusual for me - I think it had to do with the fact that I took a run a leetle too soon after breakfast, and a little too late in the morn'.

My favorite lunch as of late has been a salad topped with a combo of vegetarian baked beans and brown rice. Dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream, and crunchy pepitas. Gah I need avocado!

I've eaten this 3 days in a row and the love is still going strong. Is it just me, or do none of my meals actually involve a recipe of any sort?!

Another recent lunch was a couple slices of a tragically beautiful quiche I made - first attempt! I didn't flute the crust out of pure laziness, but it tasted heavenly anyhow. Hey, look a recipe!

Veg out. Notice the bite taken out of the first piece. ;)

It was an eggy week! A dinner one night was whole wheat spaghetti, tomato sauce, squash, zucchini, onion, and fried egg on top (I don't do runny yolks). We were trying to use up what was i the fridge!

Sensible snacks:

Chobani Flip - Chocolate Raspberry, which was awesome! Me like chocolate.

More raspberries....

Oh look, more chocolate. Chocolate Cherry Torte Larabar eaten whilst watching Friends.

Aaaaaannnnnd a couple of freshly baked Apple Oatmeal Muffins. No savory snacks over herr.

So before I go, I have to mention these David's Tea flavors. I am completely and utterly in love with David's teas - the flavors are so delicious and they're full of awesome ingredients. Last night I sipped on their popular Forever Nuts, and it tasted like a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Ingredients: Apple, Cinnamon, Almonds, Beetroot (<---adds sweetness and makes the tea a light rosy pink!)

I bought a sampler so I could try a bunch of flavors, and so far my favorites are Coco Chai Rooibis (coconut chai with vanilla bean and cinnamon), Chinese Long-Life Oolong (sweet peach and mangoes in an oolong tea), Cranberry Pear (cranberries, pears, and spices), Oh Canada (maple, cinnamon, vanilla, and sprinkles), and Jessie's Tea (coconut, vanilla, and hints of lavendar.) And those aren't even half the flavors that I have to try!

Adios, amigos!


  1. YUM! Awesome day of eats, Jessica and YES to sweet snacks for the win. Also, overnight oats in PB jars? YES PLEASE.

    1. I've been very stingy with the nut butters lately just so I get the end of the jar. :) What can I say?

  2. mmm oats in a jar are the best!! they always taste so much better!
    i really want to try davids tea - their flavours sound incredible

    1. They are incredible, and have so many fun flavors! Here's a link to their website:

  3. I love the chobani flips. The are so pricey though! I look for them on sale.

    1. They are, and I actually got this one on sale! :) I really want to try the key lime flavor!!

  4. Ooooh I haven't seen that flavor of Chobani Flips yet! Hopefully they'll make their way to WI soon!

    Your yogurt bowl looks ridiculously delicious! YUM!

    And I agree with the humidity - it's everywhere! Hopefully the stormy weather and heat will ease up soon!

    1. The humidity is definitely not relenting any time soon, unfortunately. But summer showers kind of cool off the heat, so that makes it a little more bearable. And I hope that you're able to find some Chobani Flips; there's all sorts of different flavors! I'm just biased towards chocolate. ;)

  5. I have NEVER thought to do my overnight oats in a PB jar. I am totally stealing that idea next week!


    1. I go to bed looking forward to my oats in a PB jar. Definitely try it!