Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What I (tried to) Eat Wednesday

Hello to everyone and Happy What I (tried to) Eat Wednesday.  Thank you, as always, to Jenn from Peas and Crayons for hosting our party.  Please be sure to head over to her blog and check out the other talented bloggers and the foods that they have prepared.

With the Christmas season quickly approaching (18 days and counting) my husband and I have decided to re-dedicate ourselves to working out a little bit more.

Now we go to the Y 2-3 times a week but decided to ramp it up with Jillian Michael's Shred.

Holy Cow!  I was thinking a 20 minute workout couldn't be too bad, but man of man does she kick your butt for that short period of time.

I do have to admit that sometimes my helpers made the workout a little cumbersome.

When I'm not trying to work out I've been busy blending smoothies in our new Vitamix.  We have been rocking smoothies everyday and most days I get a couple of sips before relinquishing them to my kids.

There must be something to the smoothness of the smoothies that makes them enjoy them so much because this was never a problem issue when we used our magic bullet.

So without further ado please allow me to share with you what I tried to eat this week.

Breakfast was a triple berry smoothie with a tablespoon of Vega vanilla chai protein powder.

I didn't get too much of that breakfast, but you know I can't be upset because I love that she wants to eat such delicious whole foods.

Lunch I got most of was a bowl of vegetable soup (I will be guest posting the recipe on Savour the Senses this Friday).

Andrew REALLY likes this soup and proceeded to come sit in my lap to "help" me with the mushrooms (as well as the carrots, spaghetti, and celery).

Oh well the veggies are good for you!

For dinner I didn't photograph it because it was the ugliest pancakes I have ever made.

I had a lot of trouble with flipping them in the pan (consequently I will be buying a new pan today as I think the non-stick surface is shot on the old one).

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and will come back later today to see my post for Mom's Crazy Cooking challenge....we did fudge today :)

So what yummy food do you lose to your kids/spouse/boyfriend/dog?


  1. We LOVE smoothies in my house! I always make a huge batch so that I can be sure to have some since my girls insist upon have some. :) It's usually an after-school snack loaded with fruit and orange juice. And I find it to be effective *hopefully* ::fingers crossed:: in warding off the illnesses floating around that elementary school. :)

  2. The smoothie sounds tasty, too bad you didn't get much of it!

  3. I love that top photo - makes me miss when my kids were little! I suggest that you investigate purchasing a cast iron skillet instead of another non-stick pan.... they are the best of the best when it comes to pancakes or anything else for that matter! Once they are seasoned, NOTHING sticks in them! I 'lose' guacamole to my teenage son - whenever I make some for myself - it's gone in a matter of minutes if he is around!

  4. Wow you got the Vitamix!! That's been on my 'kitchen wish list' for so long. I don't know whether I'll ever be able to afford one, so I'll just have to keep on wishing for now ;)
    Soup looks wonderfully comforting and perfect for this time of year. I look forward to checking out the recipe xx