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So we all know how Wednesday goes.


Yup, WIAW. Thanks to Jenn for hosting!

Monday was a bit of an unusual day for me. Allow me to explain, WIAW-style. Wink

Normally, Eric drives to work Monday mornings….but instead, he had to take a cab Monday. Because the wind chill was apparently so bad Sunday night that the car wouldn’t start Monday morning. #fail.

Normally, I have a sweet breakfast. Instead, I…

Egg Breakfast

had half a smashed avocado on rice cakes with runny eggs and a side of kabocha. Delicious, even though savoury breakfasts are still foreign to me.

Normally, I would need a hot lunch on a super-cold day. Instead, I…


went for a green smoothie (frozen banana, North Coast Naturals 100% ISO protein in chocolate, PB2, maca powder, spinach, and a bit of almond milk). Topped with Mini Wheats, of course.

Made with my newest kitchen toy – review to come next week!

Ninja Ultima

Normally, I go for chocolate or something along those lines if I’m feeling dessert. Instead, I…

Peanut Butter

had a scoop of peanut butter. It was a good decision.

Normally, I go to the gym for my workouts. Instead, I…actually got in a workout at home! I was planning to go to hot yoga but with the car out of commission that wasn’t an option. So, I did this workout from PopSugar Fitness. To be honest, the most astounding thing was that I did it without kicking over the coffee table or anything. I think my gym needs to get on capoeira classes…

Normally, I try to avoid having a prepackaged snack when I’m at home, so I can save them for when I get hungry when I’m out and about. Instead, I…

Quest Bar

popped a White Chocolate Raspberry Quest Bar in the microwave and inhaled that after I got the car issue sorted out. Fortunately, our battery wasn’t dead and we just needed the CAA guy to give us a boost. Then I had to sit in the car for 30 minutes with it running <— I was mentally apologizing to environmentalists the whole time.

Normally, I have my dinner plan sorted out. But since Eric wasn’t sure if he was going to be home or not for dinner Monday night, I didn’t plan anything. He was, so I just threw some grilled cheeses together.

Grilled Cheese

With ketchup for dipping + side salad for veggies.

Normally, I have chocolate after dinner. Instead, I…


nope, still had chocolate. Chocolate pudding though.

Normally, I have dessert once. Instead I…

Timbits and Wine

had a second dessert. The best friend came over with Timbits – half sour cream glazed and half chocolate glazed. Which are the two best donuts/timbits out there. Complete with wine, because we’re classy like that. Oh, and we watched Frozen. 

Frozen(img source)

Ohmygoodness, that movie was so cute. Love.

So an out of the ordinary Monday, but still managed to be a good one (besides winter-related car trouble…le sigh). Working on that positivity thing!

Have a good one!

<— Have you seen Frozen? What did you think? If I had my own Olaf, maybe I wouldn’t hate winter so much…

<— Best kind of donut out there?

<— Chocolate, vanilla or butterscotch pudding?

<— What’s something you’ve done lately to break your usual routine?


  1. Such a cute theme! I am curious if you keep up those savory breakfasts I haven’t seen Frozen but just might need to this weekend – it looks cute! But I also need to see 12 Years of Slave so might see that. Happy Wednesday friend
    Amy @ The Little Honey Bee recently posted..Whole 30 Eats {WIAW 33}My Profile
  2. Can you believe we don’t really have donuts here? We have some sad versions at Starbucks but that’s it.
    Oh I am sooo jealous on your Blender!! My Ninja arrived and died the second I plugged it in. Talk about a REALLY blonde moment (US-Swiss electricity are not friends). A new one is on the way and I somehow need to try and get my money back…..
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  3. Those aren’t the worst changes Although the car not starting AND sitting in there…

    That breakfast looks amazing! Kabocha for breakfast is something I had the other morning….cold. Amazing.

    Not the biggest fan of puddings…except pudding flavoured gelato. Yep, it happened.
    Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted..WIAW- WholeArman Day 1My Profile

    • kabocha must alwaaays be eaten cold. Even when I first roast a batch, I’ll stick it in the fridge for a while before I’ll eat any – just so much better that way. And pudding flavoured gelato?!?! Ok, so, settled. i’m going to Australia and you’re taking me for gelato.
  4. I can totally relate to your car woes. A few winters ago when I still had my old teal car, I had to call CAA like 10 times throughout the winter because it kept on not starting! It was so annoying!

    I got a break from my routine because I had the day off yesterday! I had time to workout in the morning, make pancakes for breakfast, and run errands… all things I haven’t done in ages! It was nice.

    Favourite kind of donut is a chocolate glazed one from Kelly’s Bake Shoppe!
    Chelsea @ Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen recently posted..Weekend recapMy Profile

    • ahhh I remember the teal car and it’s one rearview mirror! And you must have appreciated having a day off so much!
  5. Quest barrrssss are everywhere today and I want one now
    Andrea @ Pencils and Pancakes recently posted..WIAW: Great Paleo DinnersMy Profile
  6. MMMM grilled cheese I made a grilled cheese last month with balsamic red onions and fontina cheese on sourdough and it was seriously the best dinner of February. Who knew grilled cheese could feel so fancy?

    And I have been hearing great things about this Frozen movie. I think I may need to take my 17-mo old daughter to see it!

  7. wasn’t frozen adorable???? so cute. i have to say lately even when it is cold I have been eating cold things, although I do still need some food warmth in the form of roasted veggies.
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  8. Best donut: The filled chocolate long johns at the little donut shop in my town. Swoon.
    As for Frozen, I saw it and thought it was SO cute. People have been telling me all winter that Princess Anna is my look a like, which I take as a huge compliment. And actually, I just got hired by an entertainment company to go to parties dressed as her, take pictures with kids, sign autographs, and sing songs from the show. I couldn’t be more excited.
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  9. I think I need to replicate that breakfast for my lunch tomorrow! That grilled cheese is drool-worthy!
    Frozen is up with my favorites.. after Tangled of course
    I am so inexperienced when it comes to donuts.. but I think you can’t go wrong with a good ol’ chocolate one. Oh and chocolate pudding for the win!
    Yesss lady, keep the positivity
    Ms.J recently posted..WIAW..it’s easier to just eatMy Profile
  10. Now I have random cravings for peanut butter, grilled cheese, and wine… at 9am. LOL!

    Best doughnut flavor: strawberry balsamic.
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  11. Love the post theme! So creative. I had a craving for a smoothie last night (which never happens) and was totally amped to make one this morning…but instead I went back to my normal and had oats instead
    Davida @ The Healthy Maven recently posted..Glutes & Gams WorkoutMy Profile
  12. Still sounds like quite a good day of eats, even if it’s not what you normally do! And the car not starting because of the windchill sounds absolutely awful. Why isn’t it springtime yet?
    Amy @ Long Drive Journey recently posted..I Want That Wednesday – BlendersMy Profile
  13. It’s so silly…I love chocolate everything but I’ve always preferred vanilla pudding to chocolate pudding! I still haven’t seen Frozen, but I’m waiting patiently to see it, soon!
    Jen@Twenty-Something&Starving recently posted..WIAW #17 – The Saturday Edition!My Profile
  14. Great idea for a post, it made me think! I have a very hard time breaking my routine. I have to force myself to branch out and roll with the punches. Recently though, I have incorporated some fun dance classes into my workout routine rather than my usual spinning or running rotation. It has brought so much more fun back into my workouts. Studies actually show that change is a really important key to happiness
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  15. Cannot find kabocha anywhere right now! Miss it dearly!
  16. Ooo, nice new blender! I have the Ninja that’s around $100 and it’s been going strong for 2 years. I use for breaking down nuts, making energy balls, soups, almond milk…pretty much everything! I’m really impressed with it for the lower price point. Looks like a yummy day of eats!
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  17. Peanut butter is ALWAYS a good decision in my opinion!
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..WIAW: March 5, 2014My Profile
  18. YUM! You’re breakfast looks amazing!
  19. I live glazed donuts nothing fancy! I would live to try to bake donuts myself sometime.
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  20. I’m probably one of the very few people who has seen Frozen. I hear it’s pretty good though. Hopefully, one of these days we’ll go see it.

    Love your breakfast! I’ve been all about eggs and avocado these days. It’s such an awesome combo!

    Definitely chocolate pudding and my favorite donut is jelly filled!
    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat recently posted..WIAW #35 – Cleaning Eating My WayMy Profile

  21. That savory breakfast looks delicious to me – great choice! And I’ve heard so many great things about Frozen, I really need to see that movie.
    Heather @ Better With Veggies recently posted..Microwave Egg Sandwich {+ WIAW}My Profile
  22. I have 3 year old twins so I’ve seen Frozen on a weekly basis since it was released. It’s cold here in Toronto so a movie in the afternoon is a common go-to activity when we get sick of trampolining.

    When ordering timbits I always go for half sour cream and half chocolate glazed…they’re the best!!! Haven’t had them in ages. Now I want some!

    Your breakfast looks delicious, but I prefer a sweet breakfast as well. I’m all about my egg white oats. I always switch it up a few days of the week with an egg white veggie scramble, but I’m never as happy with it.

    • Right now, I do the savoury breakfast once every couple of days…but still have a sweet one more often than not!
  23. What a serious tasty day! I need to see Frozen. And drink more wine
    Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon recently posted..Quinoa Oatmeal Bake with ApricotsMy Profile
  24. Savory breakfasts are foreign to me. I just love having my oatmeal so much. Change is good sometimes though.
    You can’t go wrong with Questbars, chocolate pudding, peanut butter, and grilled cheeses. Ahh – such comfort food.
    I absolutely ADORE Frozen and Olaf!
    Natalie @ lovenataliemarie recently posted..WIAW – Food Balance GrowthMy Profile
  25. My kids are currently obsessed with Frozen. They are watching bits and pieces every day. I think it was one of the best movies but now I am done I am a jelly donut kind of girl…big globs of jelly! Chocolate pudding. I went out to lunch yesterday for work = break in routine!
    Tara Newman recently posted..WIAW: The Protein ChallengeMy Profile
    • haha that is definitely fair on Frozen – I remember my cousin being obsessed with Shrek back in the day and I still can’t watch it again!
  26. I liked your theme for the day!

    Quest bar flavor I must try!

  27. So now you’ve got me craving chocolate glazed donuts big time… Those used to be my absolute favourite until Timmy’s decided to slap an allergy warning on em. So rude. At least I can still enjoy chocolate pudding! Belsoy makes good stuff, and if you can ever find the vanilla/chocolate kind from Zensoy, make sure to check it out — SO good.

    And please don’t make me think about winter yet — I’m not ready to go back to it
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  28. This was SUCH a cute take on WIAW! Its so fun to see new ways of doing them.
    LOVE Frozen. I cried, laughed, everything in between. Hope the car is all sorted out!
  29. I like your style with the timbits- those are obviously the best flavours

    I like this abormal day for you- way to go with the flow and listen to what your body wants!
    Gabby @ the veggie nook recently posted..double chocolate blueberry pancakes with blueberry sauceMy Profile

  30. Notes to self: Try the avo and eggs on rice cakes thing, definitely have a donut with my next glass of wine, and my GOD I have to find somebody to go see Frozen with! Honestly, when I first saw the previews, I didn’t think much of it but after hearing how much (Smart Kitchen) Sarah loved it and now you, I’ve got to see it!

    Best kind of donut: UNGLAZED blueberry cake! And butterscotch pudding if I’m choosing between those three, but I’d rather have tapioca…which is funny because it totally grossed me out as a kid! Ha!

    I think signing up for hot yoga definitely counts for my breaking out of my routine! And I’m loving it!
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    • I honestly didn’t think it was going to be anything exciting, but I seriously think it’s one of the best Disney movies to come out in a looong time! And tapioca still grosses me out :-p

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