WIAW 7/9 + Quest Bar Giveaway {CLOSED}

Happy What I Ate Wednesday, foodies and readers!

It’s funny to me how quickly WIAW comes around…but hey, it’s completely fine with me because it might be my favorite day. So, thanks to Jenn for hosting!

Peas and Crayons

So, last night I had the pleasure of running some crazy trails at Red Mountain Park with Alabama Outdoors, and let me tell you. Trails are growing on me. I need more! The only problem with that, is that all the nearest trails are between 20-30 minutes from my house. I did see a tepee at Red Mountain Park…I could possibly move in? Yes? Okay, maybe not such a good idea. Alright, moving on!

Yesterday, if you read my post, I was having a difficult time finding something to eat for breakfast because there were NO bananas! Almost everything I eat for breakfast has a banana in it and I really wanted a banana. So, I ended up just eating like 1/2 cup of coconut chia granola cereal with almond milk and some pecans (with a sad face).

Breakfast

Speaking of pecans, you know you’re supposed to soak them? We’ve been soaking our pecans lately and let me tell you, they taste way better.

Tuna Salad

For lunch, I had tuna salad (posted the recipe on instagram), organic blue corn chips, and 1/2 Fuji apple that tasted SO GOOD.

From lunch and until 4:30, I was in the kitchen baking! I made my Paleo Coconut Flour Cupcakes but I added more liquid and brown rice flour to the recipe to thin out and create more batter so I could get more cupcakes! Also, I added some chocolate chips and my lemon vanilla icing<—recipe also on my instagram!

paleo coconut flour cupcakes

paleo coconut flour cupcakes

By 5:45, I was at the park and ready to run trails. We didn’t get through until 7 and we stayed a while and talked. Then when we got home which was about 8:00 p.m., food was not on my mind. I don’t know about you, but eating a meal at 8:00 at night, is not very fun to me. So, I ate nothing. Boo me. Yeah, whatever. I survived! I’m ready to devour the whole kitchen. Okay, kidding. That would be rude.

But, you know what would have been good last night? A quest bar!

Which leads me to…THE GIVEAWAY!

I’m so happy that Quest Nutrition wanted to team up with me to let me give 2 of my readers a chance to both win a 16 bar sampler pack!

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I’ll have the winners on Friday!

Have a great day everyone!

xx Audrey

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Food Ideas from the Past Week (pictures)

Wow, it’s already Memorial Day! I hope all of you are enjoying yourself and relaxing on such a wonderful holiday.

I know I haven’t blogged in over a week…but I’ve been rather busy with school and work that blogging just wasn’t on my mind. But back to it! I wanted to share with you some meals I caught on camera (before I devoured them). My eats are always revolved around quick and easy but still healthy. Maybe these pics can give you some ideas! Let’s get started!

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Turkey, Arugula, Muenster Cheese, & Hummus on Organic Bread for lunch at work along with a pear and some organic blue corn chips.

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I won some RISE BARS from The Picky Eater blog and OMG, they are definitely delicious. I love the sweet and slightly chewy textures and the protein bars taste excellent even though they’re very different from most protein bars. They aren’t my favorite, but definitely worth it. Simple and clean ingredients. So, it’s also good on the digestive system. No worries with these. Will have to buy some for the future!

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Grilled lettuce wedges…is a must try if you haven’t had it yet! Very good with some vinaigrette drizzled on top.

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Homemade Enchiladas ^^^ So good!

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Buckwheat pancakes? Yes please.

If you want any of the recipes for the meals, just let me know in the comments and I’ll share!

Have a great Memorial Day!

xoxo audrey

 

Questions:

  • What are you eating for Memorial Day?
  • What’s your favorite breakfast food?
  • Which Protein Bar brand is your absolute favorite?

Do You Juice? Here’s My Favorite Recipe!

Hi guys!

So, if you don’t already know…I love juicing! I’ve been making sure I juice at least 2-4 times a week and I definitely feel that energy boost I need for the day. But, I usually buy the same produce every week, so here’s my go-to juice recipe and its definitely one recipe you will want to make! Plus, it’s colorful and makes a beautiful picture Smile

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Benefits

(Click on the link on the name of each vegetable!!!)

Carrots:

  • 210% of the average daily recommended amount of vitamin A
  • 10% vitamin K
  • 6% vitamin C
  • 2% calcium

 

Apples:

  • Reduces the risk of lung cancer, bladder cancer, stroke and heart disease.
  • Can prevent skin wrinkling and skin
  • Flavonoids in it helps in improving lung functioning thereby reducing the incidents of coughing and breathlessness.
  • Can lower Cholesterol

 

Spinach:

  • Low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. In other word, it’s loaded with good things for every part of your body!

 

Kale:

  • High in iron, vitamin K, C & A, low in calories, anti-inflammatory, high in calcium.

 

Chard: Read all about it here!!!

Beets:

  • Fight Inflammation
  • Anti-Cancer Properties
  • Rich in Valuable Nutrients and Fiber
  • Detoxification Support

 

Celery:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Calms you down
  • Aids in digestion
  • Alkaline balancer
  • Lowers blood pressure

 

Ginger: Source

  • Haven’t been feeling hungry? Eat fresh ginger just before lunch to stoke a dull appetite and fire up the digestive juices.
  • Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body.
  • Ginger clears the ‘microcirculatory channels’ of the body, including the pesky sinuses that tend to flare up from time to time.
  • Feeling airsick or nauseous? Chew on ginger, preferably tossed in a little honey.

 

Let me know if you try this recipe out! You can post on instagram and tag me “@audreyruns” or hashtag #inshapecupcakejuice

You can also post on twitter and mention me @audreyruns

I wanna see you juicing #juice #behealthy #healthychoices

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