WIAW one sixty four

Happy Hump Day, and just as importantly, Happy What I Ate Wednesday hosted by the wonderful Jenn at Peas And Crayons.



I have had some GREAT eats since we last met up with Jenn, but for good measure let’s just start with last night.


Open face sammies {Whole Wheat ciabatta rolls, fresh ham, heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella}

Delicious. . . as always.  Satisfying with a ton of fresh ingredients.  Really makes a difference.  Backtracking now to some other delicious goodies.

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My favorite breakfast was actually a total random.  Coffee and Butterscotch pudding that I found at the office.  Not exactly the healthiest choice — but man was it GOOD.


Lola’s Guacamole.  Enough said.

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Fresh veggie plate after a tough drive into and back from the mountains

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Homemade pizza.  A Jara household staple.

and LOTS of salads.


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You know I enjoyed plenty of treats as well — but none of them seemed to photograph even close to how awesome they tasted.

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Oh well — you all know I enjoyed them!

And that my friends, is What I Ate Wednesday!  Hope you all have a great morning/afternoon.  I’ll be at a training all day for work, and then I have a pilates class that I am taking directly after, so I’ll likely be away from the computer.  But still send me some love, OK?

WIAW one sixty three

Good morning and Happy Wednesday!  I don’t think Wednesday’s get enough credit, personally.  We all know the “hump day” nickname, but really, it is the beginning of the downhill.  Especially for me.

Wednesday marks the beginning of the downhill slope, a later night if desired because Thursday is my late start day, and then it’s Friday.   Yup.  I’d say I appreciate Wednesday :).

BUT — if you need another reason to love hump day, it’s also WIAW day!



Hosted by the one and only Jenn at Peas and Crayons.  As always, thanks so much for hosting Jenn!  So let’s get started!

Unfortunately, my breakfasts have not been very veggie filled as of late (I need to work on that) . . . but if we go back to when my parents were here a few weeks ago. . .



A quiche filled with veggies and a side of greens. . . delish!

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If we go back to my meal last night . . . Hello greens!

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A simple arugula salad with mushrooms, broccoli and peppercinnis.

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Served with tuna and an amazing Whole Foods pretzel roll.

It was a great meal!

And just for fun:  A few highlights of veggie filed meals as of late!

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Pizza that was filled with veggies and topped with greens!  We love our veggies!

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And a mexican bake filled with all kinds of veggies.  Sweet potatoes, corn, peppers, onions.  YUM

And that my friends is WIAW!  Head to Jenn’s page to see what everyone else is eating!


WIAW – What I Ate Wednesday SKI Edition

Did you all notice some small changes around the ol’ blog? 🙂  I was busy this morning making a few visual changes to the page, and so far I am loving it!

Moving on to business. . . Happy WIAW day! 🙂 My favorite.  Come on, a day where everyone posts their best eats?  Love it!  As always, thanks to Jenn for hosting! 🙂

For this week, I’m doing WIAW, ski weekend edition 🙂


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For the trip up the mountain, Zach and I stopped at Starbuck’s and split a Spinach and Egg White wrap and Cranberry bliss bar.  Ultimate ski fuel 🙂  Great mix of healthy stuff, with fun delicious treats that you can burn off on your big ski day.

For Sunday, Zach and I stopped at a little Creperie in Winter Park and enjoyed muffins and a breakfast crepe.  The muffins were blueberry and carrot cake (we actually saved most of the carrot cake for the ride home).  The breakfast crepe, destroyed before pictures could be taken, was bacon egg and cheese in a GREAT crepe wrap.  I left this meal feeling a little overly full, but nothing 3 or 4 hours on the mountain couldn’t handle.






These are all old pictures, but we snacked on a BUNCH of trail mix, chips and beer when we got down from the slopes.  Our breakfasts were enough to tide us through the day, but by the time we got to our room at 4 we were starving.  GIVE US SNACKS!


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We went to the little tavern in the hotel Saturday night, where I enjoyed a Greek salad (undressed, apparently they don’t need it!) and red wine.  Perfect way to wrap up the ski day.  And on Sunday when we got home, our ONLY dinner option was our favorite option: PIZZA! 🙂  Of course!


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When you ski hard for 2 days, you deserve a treat right?  Hello delicious PB cup split by Zach and I (mainly me…).


And that, my friends, is what I ate on the mountain.  Can I go back now? 😉

Question of the Afternoon:  What was your favorite eat this week?  SHARE PLEASE! 🙂