Have you seen the the acronym WIAW on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram and wondered what in the world it was all about?
Until recently I had no idea! But thanks to Sprint 2TheTable I found out about this new and fabulous tradition started by Peas and Crayons. I love the idea so I decided to join the bandwagon of fun!
Fun? Yes, Fun! Well at least I think so! It's like a picture food diary for keeping accountable on making healthy food choices and showing the world wide web what exactly I've eaten in a day. My pictures are not necessarily from Wednesday as I needed to get them before posting today. So this one is from Saturday but nonetheless, a day in my life.
This is my first installment and I'd love my readers opinion. Are you interested in my food choices in a day or do you just prefer my recipes each weekday? Please comment and let me know your thoughts! All pics are taken with my iphone so they aren't the best shots as you are used to seeing but they are the true pics of what I ate. 🙂
This is my new favorite way to get in egg whites and a healthy carb all in one shot!
My Blueberry Oat Pancakes topped with plain Greek yogurt.
Even though I wasn't necessarily needing a packed lunch for anything in particular, having one ready in the fridge helps me immensely. Mostly for the times I have waited too long to eat and am starving or got busy with my kids lunch and didn't make anything for myself. Really feels like I won the lottery when I remember I packed it the night before! Especially helpful so I don't grab something I will regret eating later. This is a new recipe of mayo free chicken salad I hope to post next week stuffed in a red pepper.
My new favorite Low Fat No Sugar Added Blueberry Protein Smoothie! I can eat one of these every day and feel completely satisfied after a workout or just to curb my hunger till dinner!
My hubby and oldest were away this past week and weren't retuning until Sunday. I had planned to crash my parents on Saturday night with my two little kiddies for dinner. And then I found out they were going out themselves, oh well. We ended up going to the mall for shoes for my daughter and then Newport Creamery in the mall for lack of time and tiredness of shopping. Needless to say I was happy to enjoy my cobb salad as it was the best option on the menu.
So that was one day in a nutshell. If you have a blog and would like to participate in this check out Peas and Crayons for other bloggers who have linked up their WIAW posts. This is something I think can give you an idea for trying new foods you may not otherwise have ever wanted to try. Who knows, you may even see some new recipes that will inspire you to spice up your own menu. 🙂
If you join me on Instagram you will catch more of my daily eats and activities!
Those pancakes are soooooooooooooo yummy. I've told eveyone about this recipe... licking my lips just thinking about them. I'm a type 1 diabetic and I'm always stuck for great meal. thanks so much. keep up the great work.
Can't wait for the chicken salad recipe.... looks good!
Wow! Even I had no idea. It's cool. Maybe I will do it too!
Your food always looks so delish!! I haven't been to the Newport Creamery in ages!! We used to go there on Sundays when I was a kid with my family and for a rare treat we were able to get ice cream! My favorite was a cow lick cone but the last time I was there they didn't have it anymore.
It definitely wasn't where I wanted to go but my kids won that choice. They were pooped from shopping but at least I made a healthier choice than other options and didn't get dessert. 🙂
Umm, WIAW is not new.
Well its new to me.
I've never thought to put egg whites in my smoothies. Thanks for the idea girl 🙂
Makes for the most creamiest smoothie, you will love it!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
Welcome to the WIAW party!! I loved seeing your eats - and that we both rocked oat pancakes. I'll have to try your with cottage cheese!
Thanks for the link up, too. 🙂
Thank you, so glad I found your site and have officially joined the party! You're so welcome!
Very helpful and yummy post! I'm a fairly new reader here and these would be very interesting to me 🙂 And the pre-packing the lunch is genius. I've read that elsewhere on your site, now I just gotta implement it!!
Thanks Leigh Anne, having the lunch packed is just so convenient so as not to grab something unhealthy.
I love WIAW so I think it's great you are sharing this! It's interesting to see what others are eating in their normal day to day lives and it gives me new, usually easy items that I wouldn't have thought of adding otherwise.
Thanks! I enjoyed writing the post and I think it really is helpful for accountability.
HMMM! and you weren't hungry??
No not at all. The breakfast and the snack are quite high in protein so I usually do fine with 3 meals and a snack.
What a brilliant idea! I especially love the pre-prepared lunchbox. I'm going to do this when my 6 year old daughter is back at school in September. My 2 and a half year old eats lunch very early (around 11.30am) before he naps, and I don't want my lunch that early, so I often forget about my own food or can't muster the enthusiasm or energy while he's asleep to make something nutritious and healthy, so I either grab something on the way to collect my daughter, or pick at whatever's around. Your idea is so much better!!! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, glad you like it! It really is helpful as a mom to have it already ready for us to eat when we take care of everyone else first. 🙂
I love this idea. i actually really, really love seeing visual food diaries like this.
I want to have what you are having...everyday!
You're so cute Jenn!