WIAW: Foods I’m Loving Lately

[Have you entered my Thunderbird Energetica/Gather bar giveaway!? It runs until Saturday so enter for your chance to win!]

It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘fun foodie purchases’ post or a ‘foods of the moment’ post so I thought WIAW would be the perfect opportunity to fill you in on some foods I’ve been loving lately. Some are staples, some are new to me products, but all are delicious!

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WIAW: Fiber Love Bar Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Boy am I glad to be half way through the week! Last weekend was great, but this week started off a bit rough for me for some reason. Lots of emotions. Lots of thinking. And lots of resisting temptation. But I got through it and I’ll only be stronger in the long run for it. I am particularly happy today because not only is it WIAW (which I always enjoy sharing with you), not only do I have an awesome giveaway for you all, BUT ALSO I got news yesterday that my all time favorite comedian is coming back to Buffalo! See, last time he was here I was making my way across the ocean to the Philippines. No regrets of course, but I was pretty bummed to be missing him! Well, lucky for me….he’s back!

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WIAW: Bananas and Peanut Butter [giveaway]

Arguably one of the best combos on earth, right? Well that’s what this post is all about today! We’re talking peanut butter and bananas in the form to two awesome products I have to share with you!

First up, a giveaway of some of my favorite nut butter on the planet….NUTTZO! You all know I’m a big fan and rarely does a day go buy that I’m not dipping something in that creamy goodness (my favorite is carrots!).

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WIAW: Changing things up!

Just want to announce that I am OFFICIALLY a week into my no exercise challenge! Feeling accomplished and I am certainly going to keep this going for the time being. Stay tuned for a post tomorrow with an update!


Since there are a lot of changes happening for me right now, I thought it was only fitting to apply change to a bunch of different aspects of my life. Like I said, I need to shake things up. So whether it’s my daily routine, my daily surroundings, or my daily activities…..CHANGE IS GOOD.

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Hi friends! Wanted to give you all a big thank you for all the amazing feedback, support, and encouragement on my last post. This new path that I’m on is already proving to be very challenging, even one day in. But I’ve maintained my contract with myself so far. So that is a win. That said, your continued support is definitely going to be much appreciated. Today is WIAW of course! This one is special because it’s one of those rare times I was able to capture a FULL day of eats! So instead of WIAW it’s WIASunday! But before I get into that I wanted to share with you a product I recently was able to try! Not only was it a new to me brand, but a new to me type of food as well! QUARK! It’s just sort of fun to say too! :) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Elli Quark sent me 5 of their flavors to try out! So what is Quark anyways? According to the nice people at Elli, Quark is “a spoonable fresh cheese with a creamy texture similar to Greek yogurt, but with a richer, less sour taste. It also has a better protein-to-carb ratio than Greek yogurt, with high protein and no added sugars. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI didn’t know quite what to expect in terms of flavor when I dove in but I was surprised to see how similar in texture the quark was to greek yogurt. Very thick and creamy! As for the taste, definitely not as tangy and ‘sour’ as greek yogurt (which I actually like about greek yogurt!). Quark definitely has a more subtle taste to it. I used the plain as a base to compare all the other flavors to. I wouldn’t say the plain had a particularly ‘cheesy’ flavor to it…but it did remind me of the taste of cottage cheese a bit. I enjoyed the plain and ate it as I would eat normal yogurt! The red velvet tasted like strawberries to me for some reason and was a little sweet for my liking. The lemon reminded me of lemon meringue and I enjoyed the tanginess and sweetness it had. The strawberry reminded me of a strawberry flavored candy and the pineapple tasted like fresh pineapple! I like that each yogurt was pre-blended as opposed to fruit on the bottom as well.IMG_5941Definitely worth trying if you’re looking for an alternative to your typical greek yogurt! Thanks Elli!

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