WIAW: Picture Overload

Hi Friends!

I wasn’t going to do a WIAW post this week, but I didn’t want to let down my girl J$.

And, after checking my phone, turns out I took a lot of pictures of my food over the past few days! So…we’re good to go.

Breakfasts were a little different this week. I ran out of cereal (gasp) and milk (double gasp!) so i had to branch out. I enjoyed ab&j toast several days in a row.

See that almond butter? Thanks to my friends at Swansons Health Products, I was recently able to pick out some new-to-me products to try at no cost to me…If I’m being honest, I picked out that almond butter solely because of the raccoon, but let me tell you, it’s my new fav!! It took me a while to adjust to almond butter but I’m really starting to like the taste.
You can find it on their website by clicking here.  They have crunchy and creamy!

For a snack, I’ve been enjoying my yogurt bowls. This week they were extra special thanks to some samples I got from fellow Fitfluential Ambassador Nicole! She started her own business called Pure Bliss Eats and I won some samples in a round of Twitter Trivia that she hosted. I really enjoyed everything she sent and I love that it’s all so natural and healthy. Go check out her website!

Lunches included lots of staples. My favorite whole wheat oatmeal pancakes (i added chia seeds for the first time and loved them even more), smoothies, veggies, peanut butter and banana sandwiches and some homemade chia jam! It was my first time making it and I really liked it! More on that to come once I finalize the recipe for those scone/biscuit things it’s on. They’re a work in progress!

Dinners were on-point this week! Veggie packed and delicious! Crockpot chickpea and veggie curry, veggie & black bean quesadillas, fish tacos (which I recreated after having them at BJ’s Brewhouse over the weekend) and shrimp pad thai (which I recreated at home after going out for thai on Friday and not getting any veggies besides bean sprouts in my pad thai!). Mine was way better :)

Oh, and I also bought a 10 pound box of sweet potatoes at Costco.
For just the two of us.

And for dessert: Puppy Chow Almonds. Enough said.

That’s all friends. Happy Wednesday. It’s my first official day of nothing to do on spring break, so you can find me in the kitchen :)

I’ll leave you with this:

If you don’t think it’s laugh out loud funny, you clearly don’t have any of these:

Today’s workout:

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About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. A whole box of sweet potatoes?! I need to get a Costco card for that reason alone.
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Feeling Irish on a Green WIAW

  2. The strawberry rhubarb spread looks so delicious! Where’d you find it?

  3. The almonds look addicting!
    Jessica recently posted..WIAW: I Just Can’t Get Enough!

  4. That’s a lot of sweet potatoes! Enjoy them 😀 I see lots of almonds in your eats! I love them too! I’ve tried smooth almond butter but never crunchy! I’d bet that they taste better..
    Vien @ We Dare Food recently posted..Zha Jiang Mian

  5. all your eats look delicious! i haven’t had crunchy almond butter before but since i’ve always eaten creamy nut butters i’m not sure if i’d like it or not.

  6. You must spend ages working on the cool photo collages! Seriously need to pick myself up some almond butter!
    Michelle@PeachyPalate recently posted..Vegan Italiano

  7. I need me a photocollage TUTORIAL :)
    Miz recently posted..Four word Wednesday.

  8. thank you for the special shout out! :) I love your photo collages also, they look so nice!
    Nicole recently posted..Need a Healthy Sweet Treat? Whole Grain Vanilla Cupcakes with Chobani!

  9. I didn’t find anything strange about that box of sweet potatoes. It just made me think, “Oh, I’m running low” because I only have TWO pounds in my kitchen right now. :)

    PS- I have been dabbling in yogurt messes (with Lactaid in tow) a bit, and oh how I’ve missed them…
    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen recently posted..Grapefruit the Size of Texas

  10. I’m a big fan of those photo collages too – beautiful! Oh and that 10 pound box of sweet potatoes? Totally necessary.
    Callie @ The Wannabe Athlete recently posted..Dare To Be…

  11. Ooh the strawberry rhubarb jam sounds so good!!
    Kristen @ notsodomesticated recently posted..WIAW: The night dinner was thrown out.

  12. I need to look for the sweet potatoes next time I am at Costco! Great find! 😉
    jana @ newly wife healthy life recently posted..Conflicting Food Arguments

  13. I’ve heard really good things about that almond butter – does it say anything on the label about being manufactured in a facility with nuts/peanuts? :)

    Also I wish I had a big box of sweet potatoes! I only have 2 right now and I’m having trouble rationing them until I go grocery shopping on Saturday haha!
    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin recently posted..WIAW #29: Chelsea’s day off

  14. Crunchy almond butter?!?! I must find that…why have I never seen any? I must shop in boring stores!
    Fran@ Broken Cookies Don’t Count recently posted..WIAW~It’s All Green To Me

  15. Delish eats! Happy WIAW :)
    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes recently posted..Back and Baking!

  16. Hehe “Daily Yogurt Mess” = story of my life! :)
    Meredith @ DareYouTo recently posted..Win POPCHIPS!

  17. Oh yum! I’m dying to try some of Nicole’s stuff from Pure Bliss Eats, it all sounds so good! PS. now I want a yogurt bowl – haven’t had one of those in ages!
    Jess recently posted..When your body doesn’t fail you

  18. Wow, some awesome eats!! I love all of this! Especially recreating pad thai…do share?!

    • i have the recipe on my recipe page from last year. this time i halved the ingredients for the sauce and added it to the mix instead of serving on the side.

  19. Always yummy! I love the Puppy Chow Almonds. Must. do.
    Carrie@FamilyFitnessFood.com recently posted..Get Your Plate in Shape – WIAW

  20. hahaha! we have a laser pointer & capone is OBSESSED with it! he starts freaking out whenever we open our junk drawer (that’s where we keep it). he will not stop chasing it even when he’s panting like crazy.

    have you made crash hot sweet potatoes before? i followed a recipe that laura (sprint2thetable) linked to a while ago & they were DELICIOUS! :)
    sarah @ sarah learns recently posted..feeling sleepy

  21. Crunchy almond butter? Yes please!
    Heather (Where’s the Beach) recently posted..First Vegan Grilled Dinner of Season

  22. I have puppy chow in my fridge right now, but I never thought to do it with almonds! I’m definitely doing this next time. I almost bought that box of sweet potatoes at Costco, now I regret not getting it. Everything looks amazing!
    Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) recently posted..Gluten and Dairy Free Vanilla Coconut Pound Cake!

  23. I love all of your eats! But especially the almond puppy chow!!
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite recently posted..Gorgeous Evening

  24. I have to avoid looking at those almonds until after Lent. But Easter morning, they’re on my list! :)
    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat recently posted..Fajita Fiesta (WIAW)

  25. Picture overload is not possible! I love foodie pictures!!

    Also that cat pic is HILARIOUS! I just babysat my friend’s cat and the thing FLIPS OUT over the laser pointer haha!

    Those puppy chow almonds are intriguing…
    Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut recently posted..{WIAW #20} Drooling all Day

  26. As always, your eats look so delicious! I need to try some of that Puppy chow!
    Healthiful Balance recently posted..Obvious Fruit Lover

  27. Too funny, I almost skipped WIAW this week too – glad neither one of us missed on the action. :)

    Love the “red dot overtime” and I’m not even a cat person!
    Heather @ Better With Veggies recently posted..Shamrocks & Seaweed on a Green WIAW

  28. so happy you recommended me some almond butter 😀 I should order it!!!!!

  29. How do you guys all take such nice pictures? Mine are awful, even when I use our good camera instead of my phone LOL.

    There are four of us and I’m pretty sure we couldn’t use up a costco sized box of sweet potatoes. Just sayin’.
    MCM Mama recently posted..Attune health(ier) rice crispy treats

  30. Can I just say that I love you for buying a 10 pound bag of sweet potatoes at Cosco? :) As for the crunchy almond butter, I really, really, really want to like almond butter but just don’t. :( I’m a plain-Jane when it comes to nut butters and love peanut butter the best.
    Molly@HungryHungryRunner.com recently posted..Cookie Dough Pops

  31. I see a lot of sweet potatoes in your future! Costco does that to you:)
    Talia @ Bite Size Wellness recently posted..Survive Allergy Season: Tips for an Allergy-Free Home

  32. I just voted for you! I also love Swanson’s they have the best prices ever
    Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt recently posted..Mixed Bowl of Goodness

  33. Man a 10 lb bag of sweet potatoes… that is worth the Costco membership alone! I definitely would have picked the almond butter with the raccoon too. I am a sucker for labels. I’m the worst with wine.
    Lindsay @ biking before bed recently posted..WIAW: Gettin’ Green for St Patrick’s Day

  34. LOVE my Costco membership!
    Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate recently posted..Springing Forward

  35. I can’t wait to read about the chia jam! I loooove sweet potatoes. My new favorite way to eat them is with peanut or almond butter in the middle! Yummy!
    Kristen recently posted..One-Bowl Protein Energy Balls–Two Ways

    • it’s so easy! you should definitely try it! just combine a cup of frozen berries with 2 tbsp chia and a little sweetener, microwave 2 min and let set! might have to wait til after your challenge! or make sugar free


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