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Newlywed WIAW

Good morning friends!  I might be a little late to the WIAW party, but better late than never!  I missed it these past two weeks.  Thanks again to the fabulous Jen for being our hostess. 

Peas and Crayons

Check out this beautiful Pittsburgh sunrise, snapped on my way in to work.

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Less beautiful but incredibly delicious breakfast: plum chia pudding inspired by Laura’s peach cobbler chia pudding  – I also added some protein powder and extra almond milk to help fill me up after a 5:45 spin class.

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Lunch was leftover pasta that my father made the night before.  Typically I’m not a big pasta fan, but my father made lasagna and saved some sauce before adding meat to make me my own baked penne version, complete with whole grain pasta – I couldn’t turn it down!  He also adds a three cheese mixture that is to die for (ricotta, mozzarella, and cottage).  I threw in some mushrooms and zucchini to increase the nutritional value.

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Mid afternoon pick-me-up: pumpkin spice coffee with Splenda and skim – guilt free!

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After work snack: handfuls of granola and some strawberries.

Dinner was a take out repeat from my very first WIAW:

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Roasted pepper panini on wheat flatbread from a favorite local wood fired pizza place.  The *husband* ( ;) ) and I also split a slice of their white pizza, complete with frozen grapes for dessert.

My evening snacks included a blueberry yogurt and a handful of chocolate goldfish.  They are PERFECT for a chocolate craving.

Thanks for all the pumpkin mania feedback yesterday – some of the items on my must try list are pumpkin granola (from Ashley’s recipe), and Julie’s protein pumpkin pancakes

What blog recipes have you book marked this week?

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24 responses to “Newlywed WIAW

  1. Sweet and Savvy September 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    That panini looks great! I don’t live too far from Pittsburgh, so next time I visit I may have to find out where you got it!:)

  2. sprint2thetable September 14, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Thanks for the link! I bet plum was awesome. You can do it with basically any fruit, which I love. :)

    Chocolate goldfish rock!

  3. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family September 14, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    That red pepper panini looks fantastic. You had some good eats :)

  4. allieksmith September 14, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Your eats look great! Love the photo of our city :) We have some of the best sun rises in the fall!

  5. Shanna, like Banana September 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Hmmm I think last week I marked a recipe from Picky Palate that features Biscoff Spread again…it’s so good.

    Amy’s cinn roll cookies look delish too!

  6. Caitlin T September 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Wow I want that panini for lunch today hahah

  7. Tessa @ Amazing Asset September 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I just bookmarked Julie’s pancakes today too! I am so making them this weekend :)

  8. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    That panini looks absolutely delicious! And i’m going to have to check out chia pudding – I finally gave in and bought chia seeds (a LOT more expensive than flax) and now I want to experiment with them!

  9. Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life September 14, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I’ve been bookmarking soup recipes! I’ve been craving a really good bowl of soup lately! I’m also currently looking for good apple jam recipes! One of my clients from work has been bringing me in bags of hand picked apples from her tress each week and I now have a surplus that needs to been used up quickly!

  10. Caitlin September 14, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    What a great looking panini!! I just gonna go and buy one for lunch :)

  11. Healthy Coconut September 14, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I learn so much from WIAW posts :)

    I did not know that Goldfish has chocolate flavors? I would love to try that.

  12. Tiff September 14, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I really need to check out chia pudding. I had chia in my regular oats. It was good, but it didn’t knock my socks off.

  13. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate September 14, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    That panini would totally hit the spot right now. #want

  14. Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect September 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I just had my first pumpkin spice coffee of the season this past Saturday. Mmmm….I love fall.

  15. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic September 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I’m the opposite – I’m a big pasta fan! And I love anything 3-cheese :)

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  17. mindrunningwild September 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    mmm that chia breakfast looks really creamy. I had a peach for breakfast today too!
    I checked out your pumpkin froyo recipe and will definiately need to make that as the weather cools down.
    and the picture of the morning is so beautiful. I’d love to drive into that!

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