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What I Eat in a Day | Vegetarian Edition

While I often eat fully vegan, there are days where I incorporate eggs into my diet. Today I’ll be showing you what I聽consume during聽one of these vegetarian days! {I’ll be including my drinks and supplements聽as well so that you can see how I’m rounding out my nutrition most days}

5am – I start with a full water bottle of room temperature water. I like starting with this little ritual for a few reasons. It starts the day on a healthy note, get you started on your hydration goal for the day, and helps flush your system.

6am – Detox shot. I’ve shared this little recipe before – Morning Routine – But it’s been updated a bit in recent months. I figured, since it already tastes awful, I might as well throw in some other powders and supplements! 馃檪 These days my shot contains: Lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, ginger, chaga mushroom extract, and green superfood powder. Add a little water and shoot. I usually chase it with a strawberry.

8am – Breakfast time varies, I’d say 8am is the average. I tend to wake up hungry if I have a carb-heavy dinner the night before, in which case I’ll eat at 7am. After months and months of oats, I finally had enough {for now!} and moved on to scrambles. I meal prep on Sundays and prep a frittata or scramble for the week and portion it out, plus salsa, into glass Tupperware for the week. My combo these days is 1 egg, egg whites, peppers, sweet potato, red onion, garlic, tomatoes, spinach, and a heavy dose of turmeric.

9am聽– After breakfast I take my supplements: Vitamin B12 {important for non-meat eaters}, Calcium, and Potassium.

11am – BCAAs for my workout

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12pm – Smoothie time! I generally go back and forth between my green peanut butter smoothie and a berry version.

1pm – Protein pancakes. While I’m prepping my eggs on Sunday I also make some pancakes to take as a post-workout snack. Super easy, tasty recipe – Tone It Up protein powder, egg whites, cinnamon, and聽1/3 banana.

4pm – I usually have a No Cow bar on the way out of the office to the gym. Gives me a boost of energy for the workout and holds me over until dinner.

6pm – We go to bed pretty early so I like to plan dinner for 6pm-6:30pm. Similar to the oats, I sort of burned myself out on salads for a while, but I’m starting to get back in the mood again. These days dinner is usually a roasted/saut茅ed veggie bowl with brown rice/quinoa, or a salad beast with a veggie burger or tofu.

7pm – I usually finish off the day with raw nuts and dried fruit. My current favorites are pecans, walnuts, almonds, and goji berries or mulberries. Yum!

What do聽YOU think of my vegetarian meal plan? Do you have a favorite plant-based dish I should try?

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What I Ate Wednesday | Tone It Up Nutritional Plan

A few days into the recent Look For Love聽Tone It Up Challenge I decided to swoop up the聽Nutrition Plan as well. While I don’t know that I made a single meal 100% from the plan, I have been聽using it as inspiration to keep things interesting and tasty during the challenge.

Since I’m mixing things up and trying out some delicious new concoctions I thought it would be fun to post another What I Ate Wednesday to share some of my new favorite recipes & dishes.

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What I Ate Wednesday:

  • Breakfast: I’ve been on an oats kick lately – Be sure to check out my Coconut Chia Seed Overnight Oats recipe – And have been trying out some tasty new combinations. This week I combined Bob’s Red Mill Quick Oats, Flax & Chia Seeds, Vega Vanilla Protein Powder, and frozen mixed berries from Trader Joe’s.
  • Snack: Trail Mix – Raw almonds, walnuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds & sunflower seeds. Or chia seed pudding – I like it with a little lemon juice or vanilla extract.
  • Lunch: Smoothie time! Currently OBSESSED with this combo – Spinach, maca powder, wheatgrass, ginger, lemon, frozen pineapple chunks, and protein powder. My favorites are Vega Vanilla, Plant Fusion Vanilla Bean, Tone It Up Perfect Fit Vanilla Latte, or Sun Warrior Vanilla. Yes, I clearly like vanilla protein powder. I think it’s a bit more versatile than others since it mixes easily with whatever you throw into the blender!
  • Snack: Kale leaves smothered in Sabra Hummus & topped with a cold orzo & veggie salad
  • Dinner: GIANT salad beast w/ romaine hearts, shredded kale, sugar snap peas, celery & carrots w/ an oil & vinegar dressing heavily coated with kelp grains & turmeric. Plus a side of roasted Brussels sprouts & sweet potato chunks. Sometimes I’ll toss everything together but I was starving after Pilates and started eating the salad while I waited for the veggies to roast.

What’s YOUR favorite dish/recipe right now? Did I miss anything tasty聽from the Tone It Up Nutritional Plan that I should try?

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Tone It Up | Look for Love Challenge

After finishing up the Brittany Dawn Fitness 60 Day Challenge during the end of 2016 – I was excited to grab some girlfriends and start the Tone It Up Look for Love Challenge in 2017.

What was great about the Brittany Dawn Fitness challenge was the weekly check-ins. I liked feeling accountable, and knowing that I was going to be taking a picture Monday midday helped me stay on track during weekend shenanigans.

So for 2017 I tried a new kind of accountability – I joined forces with my three best friends and we shared pictures, stories, recipes, and inspiration on a private Facebook page that we made for the challenge.

Not in the mood to workout? It just took one picture of the mother of #TwoUnderTwo working out on the living room floor next to a crib to get my booty to the gym.

Want some inspiration to try a new recipe? Another friend聽is genius at making tasty, quick vegetarian meals, all the while taking care of her two and half-year old.

And when I started feeling like I’d bitten off more than I could chew with my meditation and self-love resolutions? My friend shared pictures of her meditation and journaling space filled with crystals and good vibes. Knowing she was making the time and effort, while simultaneously juggling a toddler, school, and husband – Always kept me motivated.

And the best part? We’re in four different cities but it felt like we started the year off together! If you’re never tried tackling a challenge with your friends, I highly recommend it.

So how was the challenge itself?

AMAZING!

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Bundle:

I decided to buy the bundle for this challenge to help get me in the mood. It included some gear, plus the Body Love Workouts, and the updated Nutrition plan.

The workouts and nutrition plan were聽great, more on them below, but I don’t know if I’d buy the bundle again. For $198 it included the workouts, nutrition plan, a jump rope, socks, towel, backpack, meal prep containers, and foot sliders.

Workouts:

I worked so hard during the Brittany Dawn Fitness challenge, which included weight lifting 5 days a week, that I wasn’t expecting to get my booty kicked.

But kicked it got!

Turns out, Karena and Katrina teamed up with none other than Jillian Michaels for the Body Love聽Challenge and they put together some seriously killer workouts. I loved all the compound moves and HIIT routines. They kept you challenged and engaged.

Note: The workouts were videos, so I had to watch them and transcribe the workouts so that I could take a piece of paper to the gym with me.

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Nutrition Plan:

While I didn’t spend a ton of time trying new recipes, this challenge really got me going on my food prep. I spent quality time drafting shopping lists, hitting the grocery store, and prepping meals to take to work each week. I kept things pretty simple with veggie frittatas for breakfast and protein pancakes for post-workout, combined with a protein smoothie and an afternoon snack, I was all set.

Overall it was a great challenge to undertake – I really enjoyed the workouts and the camaraderie, and I’m definitely going to keep up the meal prepping!!

Have YOU ever tried a Tone It Up challenge? Do you have a favorite online trainer or fitness blog that I should look at?

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Bissinger’s Chocolate | Valentine’s Day Made Easy

Are you looking for the perfect, easy-but-thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift? Why not go for a classic – Chocolate!

Enter Bissinger’s.

Originally created in Paris, the companyhas been a favorite chocolatier for European nobility, like King Louis XIV, for over three centuries.聽Their luxurious confections are聽created in small batches, using their age-old recipes, and only the high quality ingredients.

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Luckily for us, Bissinger’s聽has come to the Bay Area just in time for Valentine’s Day, and they shared some聽exciting new treats at the聽Fancy Food show in San Francisco聽last weekend.

Didn’t make it to the expo? Bissinger’s聽products are now available at a few local spots – Whole Foods, Draeger鈥檚, and New Leaf stores.

And don’t worry. Even if you or your beloved aren’t huge chocolate people, they have some seriously yummy non-chocolatey treats like gummy pandas and caramel glazed pecans.

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I got a chance to take some of their goodies home and between me, the gummy lover, and him, the chocolate lover, we were pretty happy.

So what did we try?

  • Blackberry Hibiscus Gummy Pandas
  • Pomegranate Gummy Pandas
  • Raspberry Gummy Pandas
  • Carmelized Blood Orange Chocolate Bar
  • Coconut Caramel聽Chocolate Bar
  • Coffee Toffee聽Chocolate Bar
  • Dulce de Leche聽Chocolate Bar

And let me tell you… They were divine!

I had a few bites of the different chocolate bars and more than a few bites of the gummies, and they were all delicious. I have to say that the Carmelized Blood Orange and the Dulce de Leche were something to write home about.

What’s on YOUR Valentine’s Day list?

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OrganicGirl Giveaway

After working with OrganicGirl in 2016 and trying out their delicious juices, I was excited to hear about their new giveaway, which will give all of *you* a chance to try their amazing products as well!

So what can you win? Well I’m so glad that聽you asked… 馃檪

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OrganicGirl has partnered with Evolve Fit Wear for this killer prize package – One聽grand prize winner will be selected on April 7th to receive:

And bonus – Just signing up means that you will receive a FREE recipe e-book and coupons for both salads and salad dressings.

Residents of the United States and Canada can enter anytime between now and 7 April 2017.

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So what are you waiting for? Go sign up for the giveaway!

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