So I’m starting off this week’s WIAW with a picture of cannister of coffee. What can I say? Its spring, I started a new full time job last week (And yes! I am still seeing and accepting clients for my practice, Serena Marie RD, as well :D), and I loveeee me some iced coffee. Last week I had two newly diagnosed diabetics come to me admitting that their latest and greatest sinful treat was a large Coolatta from Dunkin Donuts. Ya know I love me some iced coffee, so I was curious to check out whether the “Coolatta” was as bad as my patients were makin’ it sound. Um, and then I nearly died when I saw a large Coolatta has ONE HUNDO-TWO GRAMS of SUGAR and 860 calories! HOLY CRAPPOLA! You can imagine how psyched I was to recommend Trader Joe’s Coffee a Cocoa blended with ice and coconut milk as an alternative. No, its not as sweet as the sugar-bomb that is DD’s Coolatta, but its sweet enough and full of anti-oxidants and medium chain triglycerides (which may rev fat burning in the bod!). I promise, however, that I do more than sip coffee for breakfast. I’ve been waking up starved lately… all the awesome daylight has had me doing wayyy more walking and running and vinyasa yoga (because I love walking/running to my yoga class!). I alsoooo have had to learn how to eat breakfast on the go, since I now commute to my aforementioned new job. Hence, spinach pancakes have come into existence. I simple take Juli Bauer’s banana pancake recipe and add fresh spinach. BAM! Veggie loaded goodness (and, no! You cannottttt taste the spinach at all! They taste like vanilla and banana, yum). For lunch I enjoyed a colorful salad chock full of chickpeas, sprouts, chicken, red onions, feta, tomato and cucumbers! A salad this jam packed with flavorful veggies and seasonings does not require any dressing :) For dinner I “treated” myself to Annie Chun’s gluten free rice noodles** and CestSiBonMD’s spicy basil tofu dish. I’m running a half marathon this Sunday, so I’m eating more carbs than usual! The rice noodles were delicious (I eat noodles and pasta so rarely– its always the most delicious treat!) and the spicy flavor of the tofu recipe rocked. Just remember to always buy organic tofu :) And choose coconut aminos instead of soy sauce if you’re avoiding gluten!!
That’s it for this week’s What I Ate Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by :) Wish me lots of luck in the half marathon this weekend and at my new full time job-a-roo!! <3
** Formula PR did send me Annie Chun food products for my review, however I will receive no additional compensation for recommending their product to you. All opinions are my own and I would never, ever recommend a product I would not eat myself!