Posted by: Jess | July 19, 2011

Picture Overload

Hey all! Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend & start to the week. The highlight of my week has been squatting 105 pounds (woop woop!!) & watching the Bachelorette + Extreme Makeover: Weightloss Edition with my boyfriend and friends. SO much fun…butttt a late night last night made for a tired morning.

As soon as I woke up, I was SUPER hungry, so I headed downstairs and groggily made myself a delicious, balanced breakfast…


vanilla Oikos Greek yogurt + Optimum cinnamon blueberry cereal (new find!!) + blueberries + blackberries + banana + Kroger natural creamy peanut butter

I found the Optimum cereal at Harris Teeter for buy one get one the other week…after realizing it has a WHOPPING 9 grams of protein per cup, I snagged two boxes.

Another NEW (to me) find was these Artisan Flatbreads made by the same people who make my beloved “flatout wraps.” They are ADORABLE, have 9 grams of protein, and most importantly, are delicious Open-mouthed smile


artisan flatbread + hummus + natural deli ham + lettuce + tomato + green pepper + large sweet jazz (my FAVORITE apples. period.) + “glow” vitamin water zero

A couple bars I’ve been snacking on…


almond brownie balance bar + berries GoMega odwalla bar

I’m absolutely obsessed with stir-fry’s lately!! They are SO good, easy, and nutritious.


stir fried green pepper, onion, lean ground beef, sweet potato, and tomato on top of lettuce

I DEFINITELY had the SAME exact lunch the next day…


Anyone else in LOVE with quinoa?!? It is SOOO good. & super versatile.


quinoa salad (quinoa, cucumber, artichokes, tomato, feta cheese, green pepper) + natural deli turkey/ham + sweet potato



mango + almonds

YES, I do eat the skin. Don’t judge me.


Carrie is giving away some DELICIOUS-SOUNDING coconut peanut butter HERE!!

Have a GRAND rest of the week ❤


  1. your eats look so delicious!

  2. Awesome job with the 105 lbs. hooooly! and OMG you eat the skins?! crazyy 😛 I would love to eat the flatbread sandwich…mmmm. I have been craving a sandwich for hours!

  3. Oooooh those artisan flatbreads look GOOD! That sandwich looks tasty =D

  4. 105 pounds?! You go girl!! 😀

    I’m definitely in love with quinoa too! Plus it can be made so quickly 🙂

  5. Great foodie pictures!! 105 lbs for a squat is AWESOME!!’

  6. I love balance bars and odwalla bars, so good on the go! 😛 I want to steal your sandwich too mmmm
    And that’s flippin awesome you made 105, get it girl!! 😀

  7. I like all the pics 🙂 What program do you use?? I used to use windows live writer but now that I have a mac, I don’t know what to use!

  8. mmmm I love odwalla bars! They are SO good!

  9. Hell yeah for squatting 105! Get ittttt 🙂

    And I eat the mango skin too! Haha

  10. i love your foodie pictures. mmmm!! Sweet potato in stirfrys is so good and I have been loving mangos lately, too. How did you like the glo vitamin water??

  11. I love making quinoa for breakfast. SO good.

  12. Wowzers your super strong, what an awesome squat! Those artisan flatbreads look great, I love the flat out pita that company rocks!

  13. dude! congrats on the awesome squats!
    i love balance bars! (esp. the lemon meringue!) but not a huge fan of odwalla.
    and i’m LOVING those new glow vitamin waters!!!

  14. Those flatbreads look awesome, and love the stir fry! Mango skin is made to be eaten… it’s a fact. 😉

  15. Quinoa is the most fabulous thing ever, isn’t it?? And the flatbreads look divine..I am going to try to find those!

  16. Ohhhh my, eats look SO good! I love quinoa for sure, and mixed with sweet potatoes it must be HEAVENLY! Gotta try that combo out ASAP 😉
    And the flatbreads look very tasty; I would love me some flatbreads right now….mmm… 🙂

    HOORAY for new food finds!
    Have a great day!

  17. I want to try eating the skin on mangoes, it would be so much easier!! I’ve been known to eat the skin on kiwis…and have been totally judged for it multiple times, whateves 🙂

  18. Awesome job on your squats! I went to Costa Rica this past week and fell in love with Mangos. I eat the skin as well and I even put salt on them. YUM!

  19. i eat the skin too. Love it! and way to sqaut woman, strong!!

  20. Love the glow vitamin water! We just picked up 10 at target tonight! I got mike hooked on that flavor! Love ya girl!! Good job on the squat progress!!

  21. Oh it all looks so good but I especially like the looks of that stir fry. Mango is one of my favorite fruits but I have never thought about eating them with almonds. I am definitely going to give this a try!!

  22. holy squats! you are a rockstar.

    awesome job on lifting that

    my sister is a fruit skin eater, you guys could be bffs! lol

  23. Congrats on the weights!!!! Good for you 😀 😀 😀

    And YAY for stir fries!!! They are THE BEST! I KNOW! And don’t worry, I eat the skin off the mangos, too, sometimes…I hope they aren’t poisonous…

  24. mmm what a great brekkie you had, I always always always wake up starvin marvin too! i need to find those flatbreads because i love flatouts and they seriously look bomb! ps you are so crazy to eat mango skins!! hahaha love ya!

  25. I’m always tempted to eat the skin on pretty much everything but it hurts my stomach 😦

  26. I have always thought that bananas make such a pretty decoration for pictures. I know that is a random thing to say but I just thought that it should be mentioned, hahaha.

    I have always wanted to try a mango skin…. I’m going to give it a shot!

  27. Oh and yes, I am obsessed with quinoa. It IS so versatile!

  28. I love Odwalla bars. Yum yum. I also love your combo of mango and almonds. Crunchy, salty and sweet!

  29. I haven’t tried the odwalla bar yet but I’ve seen them a lot! I’ll have to give it a try 🙂 I’ve been looking for that artisian flat bread but haven’t found any!

  30. Amazing squat! I’m impressed 🙂

  31. I eat the skin too – haha!

    Where did you find that bread? Looks so good! And 9g of protein?! Amaze!

  32. oh man! Harris Teeter!! I remember shopping there while I briefly trained in Virginia!! that was a fun grocery store!!

    those artisan wraps sound wonderful and HECK YES for vit water zero! my fav!!!


  33. as always, your food looks AMAZING!!!! ❤

  34. Aren’t Oddwalla bars the best?! Plus, the name is so cute. 🙂 All of your eats are to die for and I couldn’t agree more, stir-fries ARE easy and so good too!

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