WIAW: What Audrey’s Been Eating

Happy WIAW! Ready for a post full of what I’ve been eating? I’m not here to like brag or think you just want to stare at my food…but I’m here posting this to share some ideas with you! I hope my meals can give you inspiration!

Peas and Crayons

AND thank you Jenn, Peas & Crayons, for always hosting this lovely foodie Wednesday for us to come together and connect through delicious eats and recipes!

(Foods are from Sunday-Tuesday, not all were documented, just the lucky ones I managed to snap a pic of!)

In no particular order…

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My Favorite Sandwich Recipe

Organic Ancient Grains Toast with coconut oil, muenster cheese, and chicken salad with grapes and cranberries and an apple on the side.

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Garlic Cod fish, pasta with alfredo, sauteed greens/peppers/mushrooms

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Pumpkin Granola, 1/2 Banana, almond milk, organic peanut butter.

A snack bar from Cascadian Farms that you should try.

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Apple & Strawberries

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Pecans=healthy fats

Pink Smoothie from my Pink & Nutrient Packed Smoothie RECIPE

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Juicing ingredients!

Taziki's

Mediterranean Salad from Taziki’s!

There ya have it! Stay tuned for a giveaway this Friday!

Questions:

  • What is your favorite meal you’ve eaten this week?
  • What’s your favorite healthy restaurant?
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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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IMG_20140329_083803IMG_20140124_085623IMG_20140131_085112IMG_20140206_092345audrey's favorite juicing recipe

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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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Crazy Good Eats (Lots of Pics)

I love a day that’s filled with good eats. I’m a foodie, so what do you expect!?

Anyone else love the show “Good Eats” with Alton Brown? My fave cooking show by far!

Thursday

I started the morning off with fresh made juice

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Then, I left home and headed out to go do some social media marketing for someone, so once I arrived…I was starving. Juice just doesn’t cut it! Good thing I brought along a Clif Crunch Bar! Yes, these things are amazing. Go try one. Might not be the #1 healthiest bar out there, but sheesh, its delicious!

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One of the highlights of my day was heading to EarthFare to make a salad from the fresh salad bar!

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In the mix: Mixed salad greens, cauliflower, bell peppers, onions, cucumber, just a few pieces of cantaloupe, grapes, strawberries, and pineapple, grilled chicken, 1/2 boiled egg, green olives…When I got home, I added my own feta cheese and dressing! I’m just weird I guess.

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Also, I drank a delicious Zevia along with it! Go try one! They are delicious, especially since it’s getting so warm out…these make a great choice over artificial sugar & calorie filled junk sodas. Zevia for the win!

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Got home around 3:20 and that meant coffee and getting myself pumped up for an easy 3 mile run…HAHA, that turned around! I ended up running a medium paced 5.2 mile run without stopping.

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Also picked up a new bright RBX shirt from TJMaxx (love that place) that was $7.99…had to share that. They have amazing deals like no other!

Sports Bra is a Jockey brand bra. Loved it! It was very comfortable ($12.99) and had criss-cross straps which I like!

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I have no idea what I’m doing with my hand, by the way!

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Check out that bruise! Yeah, its been there for a week and I’m really starting to hate it.

4-10-14Mile Splits: 9:17, 9:00, 9:10, 9:01, 8:59, 1:46

Dinner was leftover lentil bean and Italian sausage stew. Eat your lentils! Going to try to have this meal every week.

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For dessert…I had KEY LIME PIE!

Okay, no no no, I didn’t really. I sort of did though. I had picked up a Fage Key Lime Pie yogurt at Publix and it tasted just like Key Lime Pie!!

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And Happy Friday Smile

Excited for the weekend! Hoping for a long run!

 

What are you doing? Anything fun?

 

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