Daily Eats [2016]

I was asked to post a bit on my daily eats.

For the most part, breakfast and snacks stay consistent. Since I have been on the go for most mornings and don’t have a microwave on hand (I had cold oats), I’ve been doing cereal (Fiber One Honey Cluster, Total Whole Grain, Special K) adding a little fruit/ nuts/ seeds mixture plus some fat-free milk. Some days I do soy. This plus my morning coffee keep me going for a few hours. I usually munch on more fruit, a string cheese or a Kind Bar for a snack. The bars come in if I have a long day of teaching. Lunches I keep it to sandwiches or Boca veggie burgers. My favorite sandwich combo is turkey, Swiss, cucumber, tomatoes and spinach on wheat bread. As a side I will have pretzels, baked Lays or Late July tortilla chips. They are delish.If I am home for my “mid-afternoon” snack, I will have a smoothie (protein powder, some fruit and maybe almond/ soy milk). My on the go version is some Greek yogurt. Noms!Dinners vary and sometimes look the same as lunch. Pat and I eat dinner about 3-4 nights together depending on our schedule. I love this chili recipe from Vegetarian Times! I use ground turkey to make it non-vegan and nix some of the spiciness.When I’m solo, I will do either a sandwich/ veggie burger or any leftovers that I froze from previous dinners. This one below is a combo of a previous dinner and veggie burger.After dinner, I’ll sometimes munch on a cookie or a little dark chocolate. All things in moderation right?  😀

Question: What are some of your daily go-to’s?

Thinking Out LOUD #25: Microwave’d Pancake

Ever have those times where you just feel plain lazy?

Not to toot my own horn but it rarely happens to me. I’m the go-go-GO type. But with work, family and the babe… sometimes being lazy is easier! I made a microwaveable pancake, similar to this recipe from way back in the day.This one was “lazier” then the first.

It’s 1/4 cup whole wheat pancake mix, 1 Tbsp quick oats, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, dash of Stevia and liquid til desired consistency. Microwave for 3-4 minutes and top with your favorite thangs. 😉

I’ve been wanted to make a good latte but I just waited for a freebie. #ventigoodness.Lunches have also been easy peasy. This veggie burger n’ stuffs is still my go-to!I’ve been teaching more classes, including a Barre “Bootycamp.” I needed more workout clothes, so my brother got me this shirt on Etsy for Christmas. Samantha went to her first little shindig at my friend’s house for the game. While she is quite adorable, I am just not a football fan. Baseball on the other hand is a different story. Talk to me in April! Thanks Amanda for hosting Thinking Out LOUD Thursdays. Sabrina, OUT. 😉Question: What’s your favorite sport?

If you don’t have a favorite, what is your favorite event that occurs on the tube?

Thinking Out LOUD #24: Newbies

I’ve been in the mood to try new things, must be this weather. Though winter was supposed to happen some point in October for us New Englanders, it really hasn’t hit until this month. The old lady in me doesn’t like the winters anymore. Must be because not only do I have to bundle up, but I have to make sure this pumpkin is too. Though I could cook oats and prep them for the week, I honestly have been on a cereal kick. Either Fiber One, Total Whole Grain or SpecialK Coconut, Cranberry and Almond.Sandwiches are still my go to for quick lunches. I’ve been on the hunt for different breads to make them more tasty. Like this Italian herb loaf. So good!With the new year upon on, this mama has a lot of work lately. Not only for myself but for those who rely on me to whip their bodies into shape.

#LoveWhatYouDo. ❤

Those are my thoughts for this edition of Things out LOUD Thursdays. Hope everyone is having a great week! Thanks Amanda for hosting. Question: What is YOUR go-to breakfast when you are in a hurry?

Friday Favorites #10: All Work!

Whoa… is it Friday already?

I feel like every time I write a blog post now, a million days pass by. Christmas is on the way and Samantha turned four months!My father-in-law took some pictures of her and these two were my favorites! With work, I have been having a ton of deadlines as the new year approaches. I’ve been relying on quick and filling meals to keep me going. This Vegan Chili is my favorite from Vegetarian Times, though I do add ground turkey making it not so vegan. Try it out! I do work in the fitness industry, so the new year is a big time to prep for! If you live in the Northshore Area (Mamas Move/ Oxygen Mind & Body) or lives in Chelsmford, Billerica, Tewskbury, Massachusetts area (Pro-Fitness Plus), you need to stop by for one of my classes!

Here is what my schedule looks like for the new year:

Mondays: 9:00am Tabata Sculpt (Mamas Moves)
Wednesday: 5:45am Sculpt (Pro-fitness Plus)
Thursdays: 6:00am Spin (Oxygen Mind & Body)
10:15am Kettlebell AMPD* (Mamas Moves)
5:30pm Cardio Kickbox (Mamas Move)
Fridays: 5:45am Bootcamp (Pro-fitness Plus)
Saturdays: 9:15 Tabata Sculpt (Mamas Move)
Sundays: 9:00am Vinyasa Yoga (Mamas Move)

Also if anyone is interested in in-person or my virtual Bootcamp program, you can click the image to sign up!

Via Facebook, this water bottle was the favorite and it comes FREE with your Bootcamp purchase. I have 4 spaces left in the virtual version and I’ll remove the link once it’s filled.I am linking up with Heather for Friday favorites, thanks for hosting! Hope everyone has a great weekend. 😀

Question: What’s YOUR favorite meal to make in batches?

MIMM #44: Starbucks Lover.

Breakfast… with the cold weather upon us, a marvelous cup of coffee is just the thing in the morning. Plus a delicious bowl of oats and some nuts and thangs on top has been a-mazing.And we’ve been wearing marvelous polka-dotty warm and cozy Carter’s wear.Starbucks has been my go to as of late to get work done. She tends to be very calm (sometimes even sleeps) in the Starbucks environment. Definitely my child. 😀I redeemed a free reward this week and tried this chicken flatbread post-pregnancy. It was not so marvelous! I remembered loving it before. Guess my taste buds have changed back to [mostly] norm.I’ve also been feeling pretty marvelous about how my post-baby body progress is going. After all, I do workout for a living! My tummy is tightening back up and I am seeing the quad definition come back in my legs. This is 15 weeks versus 3 weeks post-partum, not to shabby. I have a 4-week bootcamp program beginning in January. Program is designed for woman who are trying to get back to pre-baby body, lose weight or just get back on track from the holidays.

You can EVEN purchase a program for you and/ or a friend! The more the merrier.Email me at NutritiouslySweet@gmail.com.I’m linking up with Katie for Marvelous In My Monday. Hope everyone enjoys their week and happy early Thanksgiving. 🙂

Question: Any Thanksgiving plans?

Traveling this week?

Where to!?

Kettle & Dumbbell Mash-Up!

How is everyone doing?

It’s been a while since I dropped in and said hello. Breakfast says “hi” too.Today this silly goose and I are dropping in for Amanda’s Thursday Thinking OUT Loud shenanigans. We have been quite busy, the 3 1/2 month old and I; Christmas shopping is in effect. 😀If you see these in the market. Don’t buy them… they taste funny.But if you find this face mask, get it. It feels amaze-balls!I’ve been working at a fitness center called Mamas Move, catering to pre and post-natal fitness! Not to mention tons of fun things for the kiddies. I also wanted to share a workout I did last week using a Kettlebell. If you don’t have one, that’s still OK! You can still do this workout with a dumbbell but I assure you, Kettlebells are WAY more fun!

The figures 8’s is pictured below just in case if you are unsure of that move. It’s one of my new favorites using the Kettlebell.

Total Body Kettle & Dumbbell Workout:

  • Sumo Deadlift (Weighted)*
  • Upright Rows (Right Arm)*
  • Tricep Extension (w/ slight bend in legs)
  • Upright Rows (Left Arm)*
  • Figure 8’s*
  • Plié to Calf Raise (weighted)*
  • Pulldown
  • Lunges (w/ a twist)

Go and give it try and be sure to warm up and cool down after!

Question: What’s YOUR favorite exercise or workout?