Recycling is Good

Recycling is good, right?

Well, I’m glad you agree, because that’s what all of my WIAW photos are today: recycled!

The reason why is because I stayed up at school over the weekend (whereas I usually go home) and therefore didn’t have a camera. The good news is that I ate repeats of the same meals I’ve had over the weeks, so I still have pictures to share for WIAW!

Hosted by Jenn at Peas and Crayons!



Ok, so I didn’t have the fancy bowl and fruit (it was raisins), nor were the trees outside green (I WISH!), but this was what made up my delicious breakfasts: a Greek yogurt bowl!



My lunches this past week have consisted of leftover baked ziti (see below) and these Cedar Lane organic vegetarian burritos. I’ve been enjoying an apple or two on the side of each meal, so pretend like those cherries below are apple slices. πŸ™‚


I don’t know what makes those burritos so good, but WOW I think I could eat them for every meal of the day and be happy! I’ll have to try and fashion my own recipe sometime…


I was really bad and bought myself a box of Wheat Thins. Bad bad decision. Lesson learned.

Other than that, I’ve been enjoying lots of fruit and popcorn when I want something salty!



On Sunday evening, I made a huge 9×11-inch pan full of baked ziti. It has lasted me through the week and I can honestly say I’m not tired of it yet. Success! It being the last few days of me eating meat, I decided to go with something full of beef, since that is usually (for some bizarre reason) the meat that I tend to crave, if I’m going to crave meat at all. I’ve heard things about that being my body’s way of telling me I need iron?? Either way, this stuff tasted gooooood.


The pictures are actually of another baked ziti I made a few years ago…I just found them in iPhoto and they look similar enough to what I made that it works.


Hooray for recycling!

Once I am able to get a good enough picture of the stuff (probably within the next couple of months) I’ll post the recipe for you all. It’s so simple but delicious!

Another meal that I enjoyed over the weekend was from Panera. As usual, I got their BBQ Chopped Chicken salad. SO GOOD.


Finally, I didn’t get a picture of it (bummer) but on Monday night Dan made us dinner. This is pretty big, considering he always said “he can’t cook”. He made breaded pork chops and whole wheat spaghetti with pesto and it was delicious. πŸ™‚


There really wasn’t a whole lot going on in the dessert section. We got some frozen yogurt on Saturday night…


…and I’ve been enjoying some Dove dark chocolates as mini desserts.


Well, that whole recycling thing worked out better than I thought! I guess I don’t change my diet up too much…


Workouts January 27-February 2
Sunday: off
Monday: P90X Kenpo (still sore!)
Tuesday: jogging for 30 minutes (the longest I’ve ever gone!) + walking for 20 on treadmill
Wednesday: compilation of Pinterest exercises – has anyone tried my Up by 5s yet?
Thursday: rest
Friday: Yoga? 30 Day Shred?
Saturday: 35 minutes on elliptical + strength training

In other news, yesterday would have been my dog Abby’s 12th birthday.



I miss her every single day. She was the sweetest dog. I have Ella now who makes me so happy, but Ella is a firecracker lap dog (contradiction, I know) whereas Abby was a peaceful lap dog through and through. Happy Birthday, Abby!

I’m very excited to start this new pescetarian diet on Friday, but tomorrow I will be posting the Savory Apple and Onion Stuffed Pork recipe for you all. I know I said I wanted to wait until I heard back from the people hosting the competition, but…I eventually decided not to. Plus, it would seem kind of weird to post a meat recipe after starting my new challenge. πŸ™‚ So anyway, stay tuned, it’s a good one!

Um, ok, so as you know, I despise spoilers, but did anyone watch Downton Abbey?!?!? I won’t say too much just in case some of you didn’t catch it, but I will just say this: I had the hardest time falling and staying asleep Sunday night because of what happened. Ugh. I love and hate it when a show can make me this emotional!

Do you tend to change up your diet from week to week, or do you stick with the basics?

What is one food you can’t allow yourself to buy (be it because of allergies, a diet, finances, etc.)?

Did you watch Downton Abbey? Can you stealthily and without spoiling anything for others what you thought of it?


Anyway, I’m off to work. Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. Haha I have to recycle photos sometimes too! We’re just going green πŸ˜‰

    I love popcorn when I want a salty snack too!

    1. Green is good! πŸ™‚

  2. You can’t beat a yogurt bowl and so what if you re use photos. Mine all seem to look alike anyway! Have a great day!

    1. I couldn’t agree more! Thanks, you too!

  3. The BBQ chicken salads from Panera are the best! Haven’t had one in forever, but I’m assuming that they’re as good as I remember.

    One food I can’t allow myself to buy… Bread and peanut butter, the ultimate snack πŸ™‚

    1. BBQ anything is good, I think! πŸ™‚

  4. pickyrunner · · Reply

    Your puppy is too cute! Baked ziti and popcorn and dove dark chocolate? Oh girl, we’re going to be fast friends. You’ve just named some of my top favorite foods. I love that cheesy goodness!

    1. Aw, thanks, she was very sweet. Haha great minds think alike! Can’t go wrong with cheese and pasta!

  5. moderngirlnutrition · · Reply

    Aww such cute puppy pics! And loving the looks of that fro-yo:)

    1. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  6. Oh, anywhere I can find the recipe for that ziti? Looks so good! As all of your food.
    And high five on your workouts! Good for you, girl!

    1. Yeah, I’ll have to post it sometime soon! I just want to get a better picture of it. Thanks for the support!

  7. well you know how to make me jealous.. popcorn and frozen yogurt. You are on my level indeed

  8. Good for you for trying the pinterest workouts! I just seem to pin them πŸ™‚ I try to stick to “clean eating” but of course, there are some sweet splurges πŸ™‚ Never a true “Diet”

    I try to avoid buying foods I know I love too much but aren’t good for me if I have them in the house (ice cream, sometimes jars of peanut butter find themselves finished) πŸ™‚

    Did finish Downton Abbey and was shocked! It was sort of a problem because I watch it later in the week and accidentally saw a spoiler for it a few days ago.

    1. Haha yeah, I have a whole bunch pinned and decided to try some instead of go out to the gym in the rain! I’m the same way, but sometimes I just have to cave in to the cravings. Oh no, what a bummer about the spoiler! I think even then the episode would have been just as emotional…

  9. Can I have everything you ate please? First off that baked ziti is like heaven in a dish. Delicious. I love baked ziti. Cheese, sauce, pasta, and goodness. Can’t go wrong there. Those organic burritos look delicious too. Don’t even get me started on that froyo girl. You def put some sweet toppings on it.

    1. Yes, I tend to go overboard with my fro yo toppings…and end up paying a fortune for it. πŸ˜‰

  10. Lift, Sleep, Eat · · Reply

    that dessert looks amazinggg! perfect way to end a delicious day of eats!

  11. Looks like a day full of yummy eats….even if they are recycled! πŸ˜‰ I’m with you on the Wheat Thins. I refuse to buy them because I know that I can’t be trusted!!

    1. Thanks! Glad to know there’s someone who can sympathize! πŸ˜‰

  12. Hurray for recycling. πŸ™‚ That ziti looks like it belongs in my stomach right about now. And oh my, i want the dessert you had.

    1. Haha ziti really is amazing! But I have to admit, fro yo is better. πŸ™‚

  13. I’ve had my moments of recycling…life just catches up to you and I loveeeeee the chocolate. Dove is one of my favs πŸ™‚

  14. Just when I thought I discovered every possible use for Pinterest- exercise too? Seriously? Going to check it out!
    Happy WIAW!

    1. Haha yup! Plus, pinning exercises make me feel less bad about the millions of cookie and treat recipes I pin. πŸ˜‰

  15. jessielovestorun · · Reply

    This may sound a bit carb heavy, but i bet the bake ziti in a tortilla wrap would be fabulous!!

    1. Oh. My. Gosh. You are my hero. Seriously, that is a fantastic idea! Nothing wrong with a little um…extra…carb-age! πŸ˜€

  16. I love a good food challenge, I usually give something up for lent despite not being religious, and I once gave up meat!

    1. I usually try and do that too, and I thought about giving up meat, but wanted to give myself a shorter challenge I KNEW I could get through! πŸ™‚

  17. I’m so pinning your breakfast & dessert photos, they’re so drool-worthy! YUM. Greek yogurt + granola + nut butter + berries = nothing better than that.

    1. Couldn’t agree more! πŸ™‚

  18. your eats and workouts look so good! yay for the 30 minutes of jogging!! and i LOVE p90x kenpo!

    1. Me too! I love most of the P90X workouts, but I always feel so cool doing kenpo x! πŸ˜‰

  19. Happy Birthday Abby πŸ™‚ What a cutie!
    I’m a big fan of recycling πŸ™‚ I love all your pics in this post and they’re brand new to me! πŸ™‚

    1. Haha great! πŸ˜€

  20. I definitely have my staple foods-oatmeal, for example…I used to love almond butter until I found out I couldn’t have tree nuts. Luckily, I can still have peanut butter : )

    1. Oh that is lucky! I can’t have any type of nut, so I go with sunflower seed butter. πŸ™‚

  21. Your baked ziti looks amazing… is the recipe on here?

    1. Thanks! Not yet…it will be soon, though!

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