WIAW – Fish Tacos

Hi Friends!

It’s another edition of What I Ate Wednesday. I’m linking up with Jenn from Peas and Crayons. Thanks, Jenn, for being a fabulous hostess!

Breakfast

I recently purchased my first ever protein powder. I usually don’t go for things like that since I feel I’d much rather eat food than drink it. However, I’m finding post hard running workouts, I can’t even fathom the though of eating anything solid. I’ve been making smoothies and chia drinks but I thought I’d try a protein powder, too. I went with Vega in Berry flavor. It’s actually quite tasty by itself with water or almond milk. Not chalky like a lot of protein powders can be. After seeing Protein Pancakes up on a few blogs, I thought I’d give it a try.

Definitely not the most pretty pancake you’ll ever see (the powder is green therefore the pancakes are green). I had some issues with them sticking to the griddle, too. This stack was what stayed intact. Overall, they weren’t bad when peanut butter was spread on top and chia seeds were sprinkled on top. I think they would have been much better with a different flavor like vanilla or chocolate. The berry is a little too intense. Back to the drawing board for protein pancakes!

Snack

I’m loving Zico Chocolate Coconut Water lately. It tastes just like chocolate milk but with the benefits of coconut water.

Another snack that I rarely buy because I eat a whole bag is trail mix. It’s just way too good! Bad idea to go to the grocery store after you ran 12 miles in the morning. This ended up coming home with me:

Notice how much is left after only a couple of days? I did let Ron have some at least. Yup, I’ve got a problem! :)

Lunch

My favorite way to sneak in extra veggies into my day is to make a quesadilla. It’s also my kids favorite, too. In this mix, I mashed a baked sweet potato on the bottom half of a tortilla and layered black beans, spinach and a little cheddar cheese to melt it all together. The kids love to dip their food so we paired it with salsa on the side. Always yummy!

Dinner

I was really digging Mexican style food this day since we had fish tacos for dinner. We love fish tacos! Every time I make them I think of the beach. My at home version is usually haddock or cod sauteed in taco seasoning spices like cumin, crushed red pepper and garlic. I didn’t feel like having mine in a taco shell so I put the fish over broccoli slaw, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, fresh pineapple, and homemade guacamole. So easy and quick to make.

After Dinner Delight

While cruising the grocery store aisles I also spotted something new in the ice cream section. Ben & Jerry’s makes Greek Frozen Yogurt! What???

I’ve tried Banana Peanut Butter and Strawberry Shortcake. Both are delicious! Although, what more would you expect from Ben & Jerry’s?

Question of the Day

Do you like fruit flavored ice cream/frozen yogurt? What’s your favorite flavor?

Have you done Dolphin Plank today??? 

32 comments on “WIAW – Fish Tacos

  1. I only love fruit in my frozen yogurt or ice cream when it has real chunks of fruit in it, like vanilla ice cream with frozen strawberries inside. The strawberry ice creams that are all pink and not a piece of fruit in sight I do not go for.

    Have to try a dolphin plank!

  2. We had very similar pancake breakfasts! I’ve been curious to try Vega too… I’m also not a big protein powder girl. And I definitely have the same trail mix problem!
    Dolphin- yes, today!
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  3. Impressed that your kids eat salsa – mine avoid anything remotely spicy, which is funny seeing as how we live in San Antonio and TexMex abounds. I have the Vega powders, but they are extremely sweet. I only like them when blended in with lots of greens, ice and some less sweet fruits like frozen peaches and strawberries.

    My favorite powder of late is Sun Warrior vanilla. You can get a decent deal on VitaCost when they have free shipping and other sales.

    I’m off to check out the dolphin plank….
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    1. It’s been a gradual progression with salsa. We started with mixing it with plain yogurt and then have gradually used less. They don’t go for the really spicy hot stuff that I like, though.

      Vega does have a little bit of an after taste. Trying it in a smoothie is on my list. I’ve also heard great things about Sun Warrior. I’ll have to give it a try!

  4. I’ve been dying to try the new Greek B&Js! :)

    Also, I’ve made a few different types of protein pancakes off of the blog, Peanut Butter Fingers, none of which actually used the protein powder – perhaps you could check there for inspiration!
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    1. Thanks for the suggestion! I wanted to try something that didn’t use any flours, etc. I’ll have to experiment some more to make them just right.

      1. Practice makes perfect! I hope that you get em just right :) I think that most of the PBF recipes aren’t flour based – they are typically made with old fashioned oats & cottage cheese!
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  5. You gave me a great idea for lunch today, quesadillas. I love quesadillas and hopefully my kids will like them today. My twins are at that age where they like something one day and not the next day. I love fruit flavored ice creams/frozen yogurts. My favorite is strawberry.
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  6. Glad to hear you like the Vega protein powder, I’ve been wondering about that one. I usually get Whole Foods brand soy protein powder with spirulina, or their whey protein powder–both in vanilla. It’s a good price and I like the flavor and consistency. But after your review I think I’ll give the Vega a try. :)
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    1. I would probably go with a Whole Foods brand but the nearest one to us is an hour away. I’m going to try the vanilla next. I think it’ll have a better flavor.

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