Good morning and Happy Wednesday! I can hardly believe it’s the last week of July. Is it just me or did this month just fly by? I hope you are all having a good week and enjoying some delicious foods! The theme of this week’s What I Ate Wednesday is simple eats. I traveled pretty much all last week and relied on quick and easy meals. So without further ado, let’s jump into this week’s What I Ate Wednesday!
Breakfast: Breakfast consisted of protein pancakes. Pumpkin Spice pancakes made with Stack’D pumpkin pancake mix(this flavor will be available in the fall again!), a few tablespoons of pureed pumpkin, 1 egg white, almond milk and lots of cinnamon. I ate these in my hotel room with along with lots of coffee!
Morning Snack: For a quick morning snack, I pulled out one of my GoMacro Sesame Butter + Dates minibars! No picture since I was sitting in meetings most of the week. The mini bars are so perfect for traveling too!
Lunch: Pulled Pork BBQ sandwich topped with fresh mango. When I know I have a busy week ahead of me, I will typically pull out the crockpot. In my health coaching business, I work with a lot of busy moms. I almost alway recommend crockpot or slow cooker recipes since they are so quick and easy. This recipe has less than 5 ingredients and can be set to go in the morning before you head out for your day! This recipe features Alterna Sweets BBQ sauce which is my go to BBQ sauce these days! It has the perfect blend of smoky and sweet with a bit of a spicy kick from the cayenne pepper and chili powder which is perfect for pulled pork. The ingredients are super clean and is sweetened with stevia! I hope you enjoy the recipe!
- 1½ lbs pork tenderloin, trimmed of all visible fat
- ½ cup Alterna Sweets BBQ Sauce
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- Trim your pork tenderloin of any visible fat.
- Place pork into your crockpot or slow cooker.
- Add the BBQ sauce, minced garlic, and seasoning.
- Set the timer to low and cook for 4-5 hours.
- Remove pork from the crockpot.
- Take two forks and shred.
- Add more BBQ sauce if desired.
- Serve on your favorite whole wheat bun.
Dinner: Grilled Salmon topped with crumbled turkey bacon. Bacon is it’s own food group, right? When you’re looking for a quick meal, salmon can be baked or broiled in the oven in less than 15 minutes. I decided to make some Banza Chickpea rotini pasta to accompany the salmon! For convenience, the sauce is Classico’s Creamy Tomato and Roasted Garlic.
Evening Snack: I prepared several waffles over the weekend and froze them. Simple evening snack that I topped off with some San Franola granola and a drizzle of vanilla protein icing.