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Stonyfield Whole Milk Smoothies + Meal Planning

 

Stonyfield Whole Milk Smoothies

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Stonyfield. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

After years and years of fearing “the fat”, I ditched that fear a couple of years ago. It’s hard to let that notion go away entirely.  I mean, remember the 90s? Fat was zapped from every product available.  Thankfully, I got over that and have enjoyed every single morsel. Adding more fat to my diet made me leaner and feel more satisfied.

Last year, Stonyfield upped their whole milk product line. Their plain whole milk Greek yogurt is a staple in my house. It’s so creamy and flavorful that adding plain fresh fruit is all I need to sweeten it up. If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend you do!

This year, Stonyfield is expanding their whole milk line even more. First up is the new Whole Milk Smoothies that you’ll start to see on your grocery store shelves this month. Available in peach and strawberry, this cute little bottle packs 6 grams of protein. It’s the perfect on the go snack!

As luck would have it, my package of smoothies from Stonyfield arrived on a day that I was at work. The kids had a 2 hour delay from school so Ron went in late to work. Guess who dug into the package without me?  Thankfully, the little rascals left some smoothies for me.

The peach flavor is my favorite. So creamy, rich and flavorful, it’s the perfect thing to grab when I come home from a run to replenish what I worked off.  The strawberry is just as good. My kids’ have been requesting a bottle in their lunch boxes daily of either flavor. I can’t wait till it’s on the store shelves. Must.buy.more.

Like all Stonyfield products, the smoothies are 100% USDA organic, non-GMO and made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones and antibiotics. And of course, with milk from the cutest cows ever.

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It’s Sunday, so it’s meal planning day!

Sunday: Birthday party

Monday: Slow Cooker Whole Roasted Chicken + Pesto Zoodles

Tuesday: Fish Tacos

Wednesday: Skillet Veggie Lasagna

Thursday: Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggie “Stir Fry”

Friday: Make your own pizza night

Saturday: Salmon + Massaged Kale and Roasted Butternut Squash

What’s your favorite flavor of yogurt?

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

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Eats From The Week 2

Hi friends!

Thank you for all the well wishes on Monday’s post. I busted out a great tempo run yesterday morning that made me feel human again and like I was training for a marathon. It’s funny how one week of low mileage and easy runs makes you forget that.

Remember last month I said I would be doing my favorite Eats From The Week on Wednesday? Well, here we are one month later and this is my first follow up. How did that happen?

Last week was a total fog mentally and food wise. Nothing sounded good but ice cream, salty chips and carbs, carbs, carbs. I gave in to those feelings but I also tried to be sensible. It’s all about balance, right? Although last week was slightly more imbalanced in the other direction. 😉

Feed a cold, starve a fever. Isn’t that the saying?

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Eats from the Week 2 - happyfitmama.com

  1.  My favorite way to use the last bit of almond butter – OIAJ!
  2. Hot Nutty Nuggets (wow, that sounds really bad) I found the generic version of Grape Nuts is actually better for you with no weird ingredients
  3. Frozen berries, banana, almond milk and chia seeds blended in a food processor makes for a pseudo frozen yogurt.
  4. Tuna fish w/ mashed avocado and edamame –  Quick lunch that tastes great together.
  5. Spinach salad w/ strawberries is almost too pretty to eat (almost).
  6. Veggie stir fry w/ edamame and sesame seeds. I was on an edamame kick last week.
  7. American Flatbread Frozen Pizza came in handy when cooking was the last thing I wanted to do. So good!
  8. Black bean, pineapple and corn salad with quinoa. One of those meals where I just throw whatever sounds good together.
  9. Salmon w/ spinach & artichoke pesto and roasted Brussels Sprouts. The pesto is from a jar (can’t remember the name). I had bought it for a veggie lasagna but it didn’t really taste all that good in it. However it rocked our socks off on the salmon. Will definitely be making this again!

Sweets Yums!

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  1. Stonewall Kitchen knows how to indulge. OMG was this stuff good by the spoonful or on ice cream. Yum!
  2. Cherry almond granola bars.
  3. Baked Banana Coconut Doughnuts. I was going to make bread since it was National Banana Bread Day last week but L requested doughnuts.
  4. Roasted sweet potato, cinnamon and the last of NuttZo. So sad to see the jar go but this combo was outstanding.
  5. More baking…Pumpkin Raisin Oat Cookies (recipe coming soon) for the kiddos. I like to bake with them every so often. It’s messy but worth it.
  6. Unreal Candy. Have you guys heard of this? No artificial ingredients. No hydrogenated oils. No corn syrup. No preservatives. No GMOs. What it is? Really, really good! Like eat the whole bag good.

Thank God I’m feeling better and have woke up from my sweets/carb coma. I had my fill and am over it. Time to return to our regularly scheduled program. :)

Do your food preferences change when you are sick?

Street Food

Happy Hump Day everyone! Almost there before a long Holiday weekend. We can do it!

Before we get into things, the original winner of the Under Armour Armour Bra did not claim their prize so I had to pick a new winner.

Congrats to Katie from Gettin’ My Healthy On!

Please email me (happyfitmama@gmail.com)asap with your name, mailing address and what size Armour Bra you need. The choices are listed here.

Since it’s Wednesday, I’m linking up with Jenn for another

What I Ate Wednesday (but on Tuesday).

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Breakfast: I can’t get enough of Kale Smoothies with a sprinkling of homemade granola on top. Even though I would usually eat spinach or kale at some point in the day, eating it first thing in the morning has been better. I feel good (more energetic even?) and my usual mid morning sweet cravings are gone.

Snack #1: Roasted Butternut Squash Quick Bread. The original recipe is from Emily.  I’m a sucker for any way I can sneak a little bit more veggies into my family. I modified it a bit with the flours (1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour) and sugar (1/2 cup maple syrup, eliminate white sugar) content . Your house will smell amazing when you make this! It’s got all the right seasonal flavors with a little bit of crunch from pumpkin seeds. Yum!

Lunch: Leftover baked Hake (EVOO, lemon juice, garlic) on top of a stir fry of broccoli slaw, red peppers and nutritional yeast. I hadn’t planned on getting fish this week but stopped by the fish counter on a whim. It’s our second time having Hake and I like it. It’s mild just like any other white fish. I don’t like the way my house smells after reheating fish though. Yuck!

Snack #2: I’m still on the roasted sweet potato, cinnamon and almond butter kick. If you haven’t tried it yet, you must!

Tuesday night I meet up with my work collegues. I work in a very small department of a hospital so there’s only four of us that are there regularly plus three that are per diem. We don’t see each other regularly so we decided to do a little happy hour/dinner for Christmas. We went to Street which is based on street food from around the world. Their food is amazing and last night was no different. We started off with the Curry Fries to share.

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(Recycled pic from a previous visit). I have to have my curry fix every time we go there. I’ve tried recreating their sauce at home but just haven’t found the right mix.

For dinner I had the Pozole`, a Mexican soup with hominy, tomato, cilantro, scallions, pickled jalapenos and goat cheese. So spicy and so good!

Street Pozole` - happyfitmama.com

It was super dark in there so I barely got a pic of the soup. If you like spicy, this is your soup. My nose started to drip after one bite. It was a nice evening catching up with friends outside of work. We haven’t all gotten together like that in almost 3 years so it was definitely needed.

Can’t say that I provided any healthy Holiday recipes today for WIAW but make sure you check out the other links to see what everyone else is eating for the Holidays.

Enjoy!