Can you believe it’s already Wednesday…or June 1st for that matter!?  Craziness! 

The weather here in the NE has been nuts!  I left work early because of all the tornado warnings.  I have the news on in the background while I write this post, and just from initial reports, it looks like the damage from the tornados that touched down is pretty extensive. Sad smile  Please keep those affected by this storm in your thoughts and prayers.  Lots to pray for lately…

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The calm after the storm (where I live at least)

With this being Wednesday, I am happy to bring you my second installment of WIAW (the brainchild of Jenn at Peas & Crayons).  So lets get started!


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PB + Banana + Chocolate Protein Shake

In the blender went:

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder

1 frozen banana

1 spoonful PB

1 cup soy milk

1 large handful spinach leaves

Blend all ingredients together to create a cold, creamy treat.  This bad boy kept me full for almost 5 hours!!!


For those of you who read my first WIAW post, you know that I’m unable to take pictures at work.  And because my lunch is usually free on Wednesdays (staff meetings), I almost always opt to get something from our cafeteria.  The word cafeteria may generate images of unhealthy (and nasty) food in your minds, but just hear me out…my work cafeteria is super special!  Lunch today consisted of…

    • Chickpea quinoa stew with mixed veggies and mild spices – freakin’ delicious!
    • Jicama and kale slaw with orange pieces all in a citrus marinade
    • Root veggies in a balsamic glaze

These are just a few examples of the vegetarian options from the Whole Sum specialty menu at work.  As I mentioned before, we have our own chef who prepares fresh, nutritious meals every day.  Each entrée is under 300 calories, and the sides are each under 150 calories.  Cool, huh?!  I think I shrieked when I walked through the cafeteria for the first time.  LOL! 


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My usual snackage – an apple and Larabar


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Leftover Eggplant Parmesan

It tasted even better today!  I can’t say it enough…sooo good!  I can’t wait to make this for someone other then myself.


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The usual – Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips

No night is complete without a small sweet treat!  Winking smile


I came across this today and thought I would share.  It’s a good reminder about taking the time to savor every moment life has to offer…

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is beauty, admire it.

Life is bliss, taste it.

Life is a dream, realize it.

Life is a challenge, meet it.

Life is a duty, complete it.

Life is a game, play it.

Life is a promise, fulfill it.

Life is sorrow, overcome it.

Life is a song, sing it.

Life is a struggle, accept it.

Life is a tragedy, confront it.

Life is an adventure, dare it.

Life is luck, make it.

Life is too precious, do not destroy it.

Life is life, fight for it.

Mother Teresa

0 Thoughts on “WIAW #2

  1. Time flies, can’t believe it’s already June!! Eek 😮 Omg girl stay safe, those tornadoes can be devastating. Your eggplant parmesan is amazing!! Can’t wait to make it, yumm 😀

  2. STAY SAFE LOVE!!!! Happy WIAW beautiful – do you need me to link this up for you? <3

  3. hookay lazy =) next time click the blue “add your link” button under the WIAW post and that will link ya up! haha! love youuuuu!!!!!

  4. I wish we all had the inner peace that Mother Theresa had…

    Thanks so much for sharing Parita.

    I’ve been wanting to try one of those PB choc chip larabars and I did this past weekend. Sooo good :)

    Hope you have a wonderful week! :)

  5. You guys have one healthy cafeteria.

    I got this bag of mini choco chips and I am eating it like popcorn, I have to stop.

  6. Um, can I come eat at your cafeteria!? Jealous!

  7. i had the same dessert as you! love chocolate chips :)

  8. Call me nosey but I love these WIAW posts! Your cafeteria sounds so EXOTIC, am dying to try jicama!

  9. That Mother Teresa quote will have to be posted somewhere in my house. It’s beautiful and now I have that warm, inspired feeling :)

  10. Your work lunches make me drool everytime!

  11. You work-lunch options sound delicious! I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty committed to my Amy’s meals – but I think I re-think that if I had lunch options like that!

  12. Your work cafeteria sounds like the WF food bar! So jealous!

    Also I love that Mother Teresa quote. I did a project on her way back in high school and I still totally admire her. She was so amazing!!

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