Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What I Ate Wednesday #8

 

Happy Wednesday Everyone! It’s been a great week so far and the weather is slightly getting better which means spring is approaching. However, I read that we are supposed to be getting one more snowfall on Saturday so that is a bit depressing. Now on to better news...I did my third Jillian Michael’s bodyshred class today and I am definitely feeling more comfortable with it.  I try not to notice that at some points I am red in the face and dripping sweat and literally have no more fuel to push myself, but that’s okay because at least I have the moves down now and don’t look like a flailing body.

Along with my exercising 3 days a week and healthier diet, I am happy to say that I will be starting a 3-day juice cleanse on Monday.  The 'Juice Feasting Cleanse' is by Raw Juice Guru and I will be doing a full blog post about the cleanse and process later this week.  I will also be blogging daily about my cleanse and my progress.  I’m very excited and nervous because we all know how much I love food, but the amount of nutrients and raw fruits and vegetables I will be getting from this cleanse will make me feel wholesome and renewed in the long run so I am going to try my best to stick to this cleanse.


On to food! Breakfast this week has been a mixture of cereal and these great meal replacement bar’s by Pro Bar. The original Pro Bar is a certified organic and 100% vegan meal replacement bar that comes in an assortment of great flavours.  These bars are quite big and incredibly filling.  Now I am not one to replace my meals with shakes or bars, but I enjoy having this bar in place of breakfast only.  I usually will have one bar with a banana and coffee and I am completely stuffed.  As for lunch and dinner, I like to have an actual meal. The bars are 70% raw food and contain 8-12 g of plant based protein so you are getting a load of wholesome nutrients in these bar’s and they will help you feel satisfied and energized throughout the day.


Out of the 3 flavours I've tried which were Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Superfruit Slam, and Whole Berry Blast, I would have to say the PB-Choco one is the best.  It’s flavourful, chewy and full of great nuts and seeds.  The fruity flavours are great as well but a little too sweet for me.  I would stick with the PB one’s in the future or try some of the other flavours like Oatmeal Raisin or Mint Chocolate. Check out all of the other whole food meal replacement bar's by Pro Bar as they have such a wide variety! You'll definitely find one that will suit's your taste. You can shop for them here, or just browse the different kinds of bar's they have to offer: http://shop.theprobar.com/


Morning snack has been an apple paired with one of my yummy PB millet puff treats!


Lunch today was leftover chicken topped with mushrooms/onions and a greek salad without the feta (not a huge fan).



PM snacks have been these new Danone Vanilla Greek yogurt which are only 50 calories per container. I have been adding a handful of granola in it for a super protein packed snack.


Dinner tonight was another quick and easy vegetable pizza! This is becoming a weekly staple thanks to the quick preparation, my kind of meal. Multigrain crust, tomato sauce, garlic, red peppers, red onions, mushrooms and marble cheese!


Dessert has been dark chocolate! So creamy and indulgent, the darker the better!



Happy Wednesday!
If any of you have tried a juice cleanse before I would love to hear your feedback and tips!


24 comments:

  1. Those probars look good! but I still really can't get over those PB & chocolate bars :)

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  2. I've always wanted to do a juice cleanse, can't wait to hear how it turns out!

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  3. I'm really looking forward to hearing your impressions of that juice cleanse! I really love green juices, but can't swallow the price tag of an all-juice diet, even for half a week. It really sounds like such a delicious luxury, I may have to treat myself some day.

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    1. I agree Hannah, the cost can be hard to swallow! I figure if I end up really liking the cleanse I will treat myself to it once a year and also purchase my own juicer so I can at least try my own version of a juice cleanse!

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  4. I'm excited to hear about your juice cleanse! I've really wanted to do one of those, but I just get so hungry I'm not sure I'd make it.

    Pizza looks amazing...I can't wait until my cheat day because that's definitely what I'll be eating :)

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  5. I've seen those probars in my grocery store and have always wondered what they taste like!

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  6. Love how you eat! What a great inspiration.

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  7. Never heard of Pro Bar but I might need to try it!! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. mmmm..that pizza looks good. Some extra dark chocolate would be wonderful for pre workout.

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  9. Hummm I love all Juice :)

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  10. I love vegie pizza's they are one of my quickest and easiest go to meals for during the week.

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  11. I've heard of juice cleanses before, so I can't wait to hear how it worked for you. Oh, and that veggie pizza looks amazing.

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  12. We never waited until Saturday here as the Snow found us yesterday. I agree the darker the chocolate the better.

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  13. I can't wait to hear about this cleanse, I have been wanting to try one for ages but would like to read about a review first.

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  14. I've never done a cleanse before. All of the food looks tasty!

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  15. Those millet treats look incredible. Good luck with the cleanse. I have never done just juice. I get really shaky when I'm hungry. I have done cleanses where I just try to eat really healthy and sugar-free, gluten-free, etc.

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  16. That dark chocolate dessert looks like it would hit the spot!!!

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  17. That vegetable pizza looks amazing!! Next time, please send me a slice...or 2! ;)

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  18. Wow, those millet puff squares look delicious! I tried making something similar once but they did not turn out at all so I'll have to give your recipe a try!

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  19. I have always wanted to try a juice cleanse but I am scared because I love food so much. Can't wait to hear how yours goes. Hopefully good!

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  20. ahhh good luck on the juice cleanse! i cant wait to hear about it, i always wanna try one but am to chicken lol.. and i neeeeeeeed to get puffed millet those bars looks great! i made something similar before but with brown rice puffs and it was okayyyyyyyyy. cant wait !

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  21. Everything looks really good! I would love pizza and chocolate right now :)

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  22. Every day is better with chocolate. That's my philosophy and I'm sticking to it. LOL

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