August – {Nutritiously Sweet}

It’s a new month.August means summer is almost over. I have to say, I am quite happy about that. It means pregnancy is almost done and in the Fall I can resume “normal life.” Well not entirely as I will have a new role under my belt – Mommy.

That being said, I am making some slight changes to Nutritiously Sweet for the month of August and then September, expect to see new things! Changes are in the works, so stay tuned.

For now, while trying to figure out balancing life with a newborn, posts will not be as frequent but will follow this particular order:

Monday’s: Marvelous in My Monday {MIMM}

Tuesday’s: Off {or Baby related post}

Wednesday’s: Food related-  {WIAW post, recipe, grocery haul, etc.}

Thursday’s: Off {or Thinking out Loud”}


Saturday’s: Fitness/ Health – {Fitness tip, workout, playlist, etc.}

Sunday’s: Off

As a tidbit, I’d check the blog on Monday’s and Thursday’s – they’ll definitely be a post to check out both days, either from that day or day before. You can also subscribe to Nutritiously Sweet for email updates!

NEW LAYOUT officially begins Monday, August 3rd.

If anyone has any posts requests, please feel free to leave a comment below or shoot me an email at

Have a great weekend 😀


WIAW #127: Anniversary Sweets.

Good morning y’all!

Today, I am linking up with Jenn today for WIAW.It’s an extra special one because yesterday was Patrick’s & I’s anniversary. We had such a lovely day and delicious eats, so let’s get to it, shall we?Breakfast: I had a banana before I did the Lower Fix from the 21 Day Fix, after I refueled with some chocolate Shakeology mixed with strawberries, unsweetened coconut milk, water and tons of ice!Brunch: We went to a little dinner near our house for brunch. I had a mean craving for French toast and blueberries.Snack #1: After brunch, we dived into some cake.And a bit of the brownie truffles I made him.Snack #2: I munched on some pretzels and before my 38 week appointment, we stopped at Starbucks.We stopped at Salem Willows after the appointment for some arcade fun.Snack #3: And some fried dough balls with powdered sugar and cinnamon. Dinner: After the Willows, we ordered a pizza and watched a movie.It was nice to spend the entire day together on such a beautiful day. Love you Patrick to the moon and back

Question: French toast or pancakes?

Chocolate or vanilla cake?

WIAW #126: Protein’d.

If I may say, I’ve been doing a pretty good job during the past few weeks getting my protein in; 120g+!

This my number one struggle during this pregnancy. I’ll have good weeks at 110g+ of protein, then others maybe 85g. My body feels good getting in at least 110g.

My muscles are working overtime to support and make baby. For this What I Ate Wednesday, I’ll be showing you some of my protein’d up eats. Enjoy!

Breakfast: Going back to oats; 1 packet of sugar-free maple & brown sugar instant oats (I need the added iron), 1/2 scoop of peanut butter marshmallow Cellucor whey, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1/3 cup frozen blueberries & 2 tsps crunchy peanut butter.Snack #1: I made this smoothie last week, but I am enjoying it again. It’s delicious and refreshing post-workout.It’s a Cherry, Cherry-nilla Smothie: 1/2 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder, 1 Chobani Simply 100 Black Cherry Container, 1/3 Cup of Pitted Cherries, 1/2 of a Frozen Banana, 6oz. of Water, Handful of Ice & Blend!

Lunch: Now that I am at officially on “maternity leave,” lunches are quick. I like to do veggie burgers with fruit and pretzels.Snack #2: I’ve been hooked on the Luna Chocolate Salted Caramel protein bars. Perfect for running errands. Dinner: Subway sandwich. You can’t go wrong with lots of turkey, veggies all toasted up.Night Munchies: I had a little bit of everything; Trader Joe’s popcorn, light Swiss cheese wedge, grapes & some reduced-fat Wheat Thins! I’m linking up with Jenn for WIAW. Thanks for hosting! Question: What’s YOUR favorite protein filled snack?

WIAW #125: Day Off Eats!

Morning there! It’s been almost a month since my last What I Ate Wednesday post.

Why not bring one to you this week on eats on one of my days off? Let’s Go!

Breakfast: Literally 6 out of 7 days a week, I have cereal for breakfast; mix of Fiber One Honey Clusters, Kellogg’s Smart Start, chia seeds and blueberries.. Today I clearly has two breakfasts; this one is Special K Chocolate Almond, Fiber One Honey Clusters and seeds. #NoShame.Mid-Morning Snack: I tried this limited Chobani plum Greek Yogurt. It honestly tasted more like light cherry, but was still delicious.I had a real plum after to compensate for taste 😉Lunch: I really didn’t have lunch, but rather munched on a Quest bar and banana. Dinner: A simple, yet yummy Lean Cuisine Four Cheese pizza with grape tomatoes on the side. I topped with a sprinkle of pepper and reduced-fat Parmesan. Dessert: The fiancé went to get me some pistachio soft served. Couldn’t say no to that one!There you have it, some eats on my day off. I’m linking up with Jenn over at Peas and Crayons!Question: Ever have double breakfast days?

Have you tried Choabni’s limited edition flavors?

WIAW #124: Long Day!

Good morning y’all!

I am stopping by for a What I Ate Wednesday post today. I have a full day today (10am-9pm) with a couple of hours in between time. All meals were pre-prepped and packed!

I started my day off with some protein pancakes before heading to my doctor’s appointment. It’s been a while since I had em’ and they did not disappoint.  Of course coffee too.I had a thinkThin lean protein and fiber bar as a snack, just before the doctor’s. For lunch, I made a whole wheat wrap with turkey, Swiss, tomatoes and garlic infused olive oil. Mmmm 🙂 Afternoon pick-me-up!For a second snack (at work), I packed a fruit salad, Greek yogurt and string cheese. To satisfy my sweet tooth (had two) ❤ Dinner (at work) was some homemade Vermont pasta with homemade pasta sauce from this weekend.Thanks Jenn for hosting this food party!Question: Ever had one of those crazy long days where you’re home to just wake up, go and come back to sleep?

How do you tackle them?

WIAW #123: A Day Off!

Happy Wednesday!

I was finally “off” yesterday. When I say off, I mean no obligations and I can do whatever I want. Some days off I have errands or get called in for work. That isn’t a day off to me. Now on to this food-filled post.

Breakfast: Bowl of steelcut oats, blueberries, chia seeds and a small half-caff latte. I also had egg whites and a banana shortly after, since I got hungry.Snacks #1: Fiber One honey clusters, skim milk and H20.Pre-Lunch: A few Triscuits, Stonyfield organic Greek yogurt and a reduced fat string cheese. Snack #2: #FreeConeDay! Spectacular Speculoos Cookie ice cream and mango sorbet.Lunch: Grilled porkchop w/ baked beans, half a turkey and Swiss sandwich and strawberries.Snack #3: Smoothie in recycled cup! Vanilla protein, banana, strawberries and flax. Dinner: Lean beef burger with Swiss and organic ketchup on half a whole wheat bun and mini pretzels on the side.I munched on some more pretzels after dinner and then headed to bed to relax. It was a productive, yet relaxing day off. Hope everyone has an awesome hump day. Thanks Jenn for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!

Question: Did you participate in #FreeConeDay?

Have you tried Spectacular Speculoos Cookie Butter before?

WIAW #122: What I Ate During Errands

Happy Wednesday y’all!

Today I am linking up with Jenn over at Peas and Crayons to share what I ate during errand day.Let’s begin!

Breakfast: It’s still the usual steel cut oats. This batch has a little protein powder and hemp mixed in. Topped with peanut butter and a few apple slices. Coffee on the side, of course.The coffee I’ve been using is this Archer Fams decaf vanilla bean creme brulee from Target. So good!Sometimes you need a little Starbucks though. I went to the mall to run a few errands and picked up my free drink! I had half of a venti half-caf toffee nut soy latte and a banana.I then went grocery shopping and picked up a few items. I call this “temporary” single lady food. Patrick is in New Hampshire and I need quick one person meals. I really don’t feel like cooking.

Lunch: I had the Lean Cuisine Sun-dried tomato basil chicken flatbread, but I ate it as a pizza and topped it with extra tomatoes with the Cape Cod chips on the side. This was the best Lean Cuisine I ever had!Snack #1: I had some strawberries and Greek yogurt.I decided to head up to NH and bring some more stuff. We are in the process of moving but haven’t found a new place yet more up north. For now, we will be at the in-laws.

Snack #2: Road fuel? I brought a bar and some string cheese.Dinner: We had chicken parmesan, which I was unable to snap a picture of, my bad!

Dessert: Patrick took me to Findeisen’s Icecream. I got me some heaven, I mean purple cow froyo with sprinkles. Purple cow is black raspberry icecream with dark and white chocolate chips. By the way, this was ONE scoop.For post dessert, I get to have snuggles with this cute kitty.And that is a recap of my eats during errand day. Hope everyone has a fabulous rest of the week!

Question: Have you tried Archer Farms coffee from Target?

What’s your favorite ice cream or spring/summer time treat?