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What I Ate the Day Before Thanksgiving

Are you guys ready for another WIAW?

Just one more day until Thanksgiving…

It seems that the general consensus in my last Marvelous Monday post is that most of you do not like to go Black Friday shopping. I personally love it and can’t wait to find some good deals! Like I said before though, I go in with absolutely no expectations so I’m never disappointed.

That said, I’ve been looking through some of the Walmart and Target ads for Black Friday and just wanted to share a few things that I might be looking at buying:

Cheap DVDs ranging from 96 cents and up.

3-in-1 Vacuum for $8.84. So many fun colors- This would be perfect for my dorm room!

 

A 16 GB flash drive because I lost mine.

Micro SD card for my camera phone. My card right now isn’t full yet, but I do take a lot of pictures and always forget to delete the bad ones, so I’ll be needing more space soon.

Chrismas Decorations for my dorm room.

 

The items above all came from the Walmart ad. All items below are from target.

5 dollar CDs, especially this one from Adelle.

These pretty appliances for $8.00. I want that blue waffle maker!

Flannel sheets. I don’t really like the feel of cotton sheets. I use flannel sheets even in the summer. Yes, I’m weird. They’re just so soft!

I’ve wanted an infinity scarf ever since I saw Fitnessista do a post on them.

Now that you know my “secret” awesome list of Black Friday stuff, let’s move onto What I Ate Wednesday, Thanks Jenn!

Inspired by Peace Love and Oats, all of my pictures today were edited using PicMonkey. Just for fun, I added some text as well. Let me know what you think!

Breakfast- 

I came up with this recipe for a Microwave Protein Crisp after seeing both Chocolate-Covered Katie, and Liv Lives Life post recipes for Single-Serving Apple Crumbles. One morning, when my dining hall was out of bananas for my usual protein bread, I decided to experiment and came up with this instead!

I’ve made it a few times since then using different additions, and each one was equally delicious. You can use sliced apples or sliced pears for the fruit. For the crumbly top I would recommend using either pumpkin or banana puree for a sweet and moist texture, but I’ve also made this with just protein powder, baking powder and water and it still turned out fine.

Microwave Apple/Pear Protein Crisp

High protein, high fiber, no added sugar, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple/pear
  • 1/4 cup brown rice protein powder
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin/banana puree (optional)
  • water as needed
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder (corn and sodium-free)
  • stevia (optional- I omitted)

Directions:

  1. Combine the rice protein powder, water, baking powder and optional puree/stevia. Add liquid as needed to create a crumbly texture. Put a small amount of the mixture at the bottom of a microwave-safe ramekin or plastic bowl.
  2. Slice the apple/pear on top of the mixture.
  3. Cover the fruit slices with the remaining mixture and microwave from 2-4 minutes until thoroughly cooked and fruit is soft. Enjoy!

Lunch-

My lunches almost always look the same. I just love the taste of sweet grapes and tuna together! I also had an unpictured apple on the side.

Snack-

When I got home today the first thing I made was a microwave banana protein bread. My dining hall hasn’t had bananas for a few days and I was really missing them.

*I should note that for the past few weeks, whenever you see me eating a  banana protein bread, I am only using protein powder, baking powder and bananas. Sometimes I’ve used stevia, but ever since my Paleo experiment I haven’t been using quinoa flakes.

Dinner-

For dinner I again had what I always had, grilled chicken and steamed zucchini. While I was waiting for my chicken I also had a salad made up of lettuce, cucumbers, and shredded carrots.

Snack-

For my snack tonight I came up with a super delicious combination! Cranberry Banana “Ice Cream” + Pumpkin Protein Bread (with cranberries!). The addition of frozen cranberries added enough sweetness that I didn’t need to use any stevia, but feel free to add some if you have a sweet tooth!

And that concludes this week’s WIAW!

If I don’t talk to you all before Thursday, Happy Thanksgiving!

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What is on your Black Friday To-Buy list?

Have you tried PicMonkey yet?

Have you ever sponsored a giveaway before? I’m going to be hosting one on December 20th and could use any advice that you want to give! How long do you prefer them to last? Do you like having multiple ways to enter?

Marvelous in my Monday #2 (11/19/12)

Hope you all had a great weekend! Only a few more days until Thanksgiving!

In case you missed, them, here are my last two posts: WIAW + Fun Foods Survey and A Little Bit of Everything Awesome.

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Last week I missed Marvelous in my Monday, but not this week. I’m ready to link-up! How about you?

Here is my first Marvelous in my Monday.

For all of the other awesome MIMM posts, check out Healthy Diva Eats.

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Marvelous is…

Relay For Life. It was such a moving a worthwhile experience. I am so glad that I participated!

I walked over 6 miles on the indoor track, and boy could my legs and feet tell the next day! Even though I didn’t stay til the end (um… Hello? I go to bed at 12:00 on a late night. I seriously couldn’t have survived until 7:00AM).

Marvelous is…

Our Relay For Life team sign! The theme for our college’s event was “Around the World” and we picked Great Britain for our country. TEAM SHERLOCK.

Marvelous is…

Thanksgiving road trips up to my grandma’s! Any good DVD recommendations for my brother and I to watch?

Marvelous is…

Black Friday Shopping. We usually go in with no plan and just browse around. So much fun!

Marvelous is…

Getting to see my best friends this weekend to watch Breaking Dawn! SO. EXCITED.

And I just have to note- the excitement is more for my friends than seeing this movie. Just so you know.

Marvelous is…

Weekends. I think that is explanation enough.

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What is Marvelous about your Monday?

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Are you going Black Friday shopping?

Any DVD recommendations for a long car ride?