Friday Week of Eats – Shake Week (not Shark Week)

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Hey guys, after several weekends of lots of eating out, Mike and I were craving some healthy shakes. So this week was Shake Week, not to be confused with Shark Week.  I think we’ll have to do the two together when Shark Week rolls around this summer!

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All the shakes we ate reminded me of the summer we did the Abs Diet together.  I drank shakes on average twice a day, and after a few months, I never wanted to see another shake or smoothie.  Thankfully, I got over that aversion.

Breakfast
Breakfast this week was yogurt bowls with my homemade granola. I started with a base of plain Greek yogurt and added berries, chia seeds, and a scoop of nut butter.

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Packed to go! I kept the granola separate and mixed it in before I ate to keep it crunchy.

Lunch
My goal this week was to finish all the Lean Cuisines I stockpiled in the freezer. I’ve recently started to limit my consumption of processed foods, but during the wintertime, I relied on frozen meals at lunchtime and bought 10 boxes each time Lean Cuisine went on sale.  They are convenient and I’ll still probably eat them every once in a while, but I don’t find them very filling or nearly as tasty and nutritious as stuff I make for myself.

Thankfully, I’m down to one now:
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I also finished the last of my quinoa patties.  I’ll be making these again for sure.

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Quinoa patty with candied pecans, goat cheese and avocado with salad greens.  I microwave the patty at lunchtime and add a light vinaigrette to the salad.

Dinner
Like I said, Shake Week!

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Chocolate PB Shake: Almond Milk, dollop of Greek yogurt, a frozen banana, 2 tbs Chocolate PB 2
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Chocolate Strawberry Banana Green Monster: Almond Milk, Greek yogurt, a frozen banana, lots of spinach, 4 large strawberries, some Chocolate PB2

These are the monstrous strawberries that I found at Harris Teeter this week.  Larger than a shot glass! Why this was the first thing I grabbed to compare the strawberry to, I have no idea.080

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Fruity Green Smoothie made with almond milk, the frozen fruit mix below, an extra frozen banana, spinach, and some Greek yogurt.
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Luckily, I was prepared with frozen bananas for shake week.  Every weekend I buy a bunch of bananas and freeze whatever I haven’t eaten at the end of the week.  Frozen bananas make a great base for smoothies/ shakes, and I love them in my overnight oats.

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I am trying to convince Mike that we need to upgrade our old, crappy blender.  I set it on the “smoothie” setting for a few minutes, and there are still chunks of frozen banana left when I pour the smoothies.  I’m kind of a nut about texture so this bugs me to no end.

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Snacks
I stuck to graham cracker/almond butter and the seaweed rice cakes (with a hint of wasabi) for snacks at work.

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But when I came home, I turned into a snacking MONSTER.

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Graham cracker and chocolate chips with plain Greek yogurt and Chocolate PB2 Frosting on Saturday night.
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Popcorn with nutritional yeast another night.
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Random crisps grabbed at the check out at Harris Teeter.  Surprisingly good and relatively low in calories, with a texture and crunch similar to Popchips.

chia pudding
Chia pudding.

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TCBY Greek Blueberry Pomegranate frozen yogurt with a chocolate donut hole and Chocolate PB Frosting on top

I was feeling dessert this week!

What’s your favorite snack right now?

Do you ever have a shake for a meal? What do you put in your shakes?

Have a great weekend everyone. I’ve already pinned a bunch of recipes to try for the next Week of Eats post!

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4 thoughts on “Friday Week of Eats – Shake Week (not Shark Week)

  1. Sister J

    wow, you really do eat like me now!! lol, i love seeing all the fun food you’re eating :). there’s been LOTS of arugula and quinoa around my dhall lately, which I love, but I definitely miss my green smoothies.

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