Friday, April 8, 2016

What I Eat Friday?

I've never done a WIAW post, but today's Friday Five is all about food, and I've recently switched some things up in the nutrition department.  Not that I was unhealthy or anything, but I could always be better.  None of these are affiliate links.


1) When I was in Boulder last month, my mom introduced me to Terra Chips.  They're chips made from root vegetables and are much healthier than any normal potato chips I was eating.  My favorite is the sweet potato chips and bonus, vitamin A!  I take supplements to get vitamins, but it's always nice to get vitamins from my food.

2) 3 weeks ago I discovered Sargento has snack packs with nuts, cheese, and dried fruit.  I've been getting the cheddar cheese with cashews and cranberries, and the cheddar cheese with almonds and cranberries.   These snack packs sub in for the chips I was eating to cut out the super refined carbs. 


3) After my first week of PT, I bought Muscle Milk to try to boost my protein levels.  I'm trying to boost muscle growth with all the exercises I'm doing between at-home work and PT appointments.  I don't drink the whole container in one sitting, but I aim for about half.  10g of extra protein on top of what I eat should hopefully help.

4) One thing I've been doing for about a year is using sandwich wraps instead of sandwich bread.  I'm secretly a 5 year old and I still don't eat the crust of sandwich bread (good bakery bread is a different story).  I buy Flatout wraps because they have a wrap made with flax seed, which boosts omega-3, and they also have 9g of protein.

5) I've also been making a lot of chicken dishes.  I haven't cooked pork in so long, and I don't have red meat all that often either.  I throw in fish and shrimp to mix things up, but chicken is so versatile.  Now that it is warming up, I'll get the crockpot out more because it still allows me to make chicken dinners without needing the oven.


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14 comments:

  1. I have been searching for flatout wraps everywhere! I don't think any stores around me carry them..so sad :(

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    1. I can find them at SuperTarget and Kroger stores. Other places are hit or miss.

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  2. Oh, I hadn't heard about those sargento snack packs, they look perfect! I'm going to have to look for them at the store.

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    1. They are yummy, and I find they're just the right snack size for me.

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  3. Those Sargento snack packs sound good. A great portable snack.

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    1. I've taken them with me to places already, and they're very easy to pack and snack. I even snuck one into a movie theater so I could eat something not popcorn.

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  4. I love those Terra chips. They have a bunch of new flavors I want to try.

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    1. I can explore them, but I love sweet potatoes in general, so I'll buy a lot of the sweet potato bags.

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  5. The Sargento snack packs sounds good - I'll need to check it out.

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    1. My favorite of the two I've tried is the one with cashews. They have a different flavor that works with the cherry juice infused cranberries.

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  6. Love that we were both doing What I Eat/Ate Fridays. I like Flatout wraps, have you tried the "skip the sandwich" wraps? Those are pretty good too! More tortilla like, less flatbread like, but delicious.

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    1. I haven't heard of those. I started looking at sandwich wraps so I wouldn't waste the crust on the bread I wanted eating. I eat all of the wrap.

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  7. My favorite chicken crock pot dish is with roasted vegetables and marinara sauce. Super easy to make, and super delicious.

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    1. Easy, one-pot meals are the best. Throw in the crockpot liners and clean up is a breeze. I have an oven recipe that I want to transfer to the crockpot this summer, so I have to play with the cook time.

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