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Sep 04

PB & J Topped French Toast + WIAW

My favorite porn is #yolkporn.

 

I can only imagine the search terms I’m going to get from this…

When I saw this video on Lifehack yesterday I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys.  It’s (allegedly) a fool-proof way to cook a sunny side up egg.

In case you need the definition a perfect sunny side up egg should have the whites just cooked through, but the bright yellow yolky deliciousness should remain runny.  Like a silky syrup for your toast or oats or salad or jicama nachos… anything!

Warning: this video will make you crave butter.  And egg, obv.

The guy’s name is Mr. Breakfast.  He must be an expert.

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In other news, I failed and didn’t have a runny egg on WIAW.  I did win at food prep though!  After a few weeks of being less than planned, I was happy to have my meals ready for me today!WIAWbutton

Read on for my prepared food, and then check out Jenn’s blog.  I don’t know if she’s doing the link up though… because she had her bagel baby!!!!!!!

♥ Congratulations and welcome to baby Mia! 

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Breakfast:

Of course I had my morning cocktail (apple cider vinegar, water, Glutamine, and Fitmixer Aminos) to start my day out right.

I was feeling like something decadent for breakfast in honor of the short work week.  That only means one thing: french toast.  My protein-filled toast tasted like a treat with the peanut flour sauce and strawberries.

Note: I order peanut flour from iHerb - use discount code USO924 for $5-10 off your order.

PB & J Topped French Toast

PB & J Topped French Toast

  • 1/4 C egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 4-5 drops liquid Stevia
  • 1 large slice of bread (I used p28 High Protein)
  • 1 T peanut flour
  • 1 tsp sugar-free syrup
  • 1/8 tsp butter extract
  • Almond milk (adjust to desired consistency)
  • Strawberries and granola (to top)

 

Beat together first 5 ingredients in a shallow bowl.  Soak bread slice in the mix, flipping once to coat.

Cook in greased pan over med-high heat until browned.

Meanwhile, mix together peanut flour, syrup, butter extract, and almond milk.  I used 2 T almond milk; add it slowly and adjust to your desired consistency.

Plate toast and top with syrup, berries, and granola.

 

Lunch:

Things got busy and I missed my mid-morning snack so I had an early-ish lunch.  I packed up the chicken, tabbouleh, and celery sticks from my food prep, and added to that some hummus and a piece of Ezekial bread.

Chicken and tabbouleh

 

Mid-Afternoon Snack:

No need to eat boring food just because you’re sitting in an office.  This snack was incredible: salmon sashimi, lavar, edamame, and kabocha.

Totally normal work eats, no?

edamame, lavar, and salmon sashimi

 

Late-Afternoon Snack:

My schedule was thrown off and I had to busy out an emergency bar to power through my workout before dinner.

Note: I don’t actually like these.  It was a freebie. 

Detour neapolitan bar

 

Dinner:

I was going to eat the snapper from my food prep… but after I workout all I want is a smoothie bowl.  Eating solid food after a workout just doesn’t appeal to me.

My new staple is this Chocolate Beet variety.  Last night I wolfed it down with oats, fig, and a bar I made as part of meal prep (side note: I want to make some adjustments before I share – sorry!).  Extra spinach.

chocolate-beet protein shake

 

Dessert:

Smoothie bowls are like dessert to me, but that didn’t stop me from having a second dessert.  The post-Labor Day fall mood struck and I made a Sweet Potato Pie Protein Bowl as my midnight snack.  I’ve been adding coconut flour to everything lately – it makes everything deliciously cake-y.

With all the toppings I had to take a bite shot for you to even see the pie!

Pumpkin Pie Protein Bowl

Pumpkin Pie Protein Bowl

  •  1/2 C sweet potato, mashed
  • 1/2 C no-salt cottage cheese
  • 1 T coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • Liquid Stevia, to taste
  • Almond milk (adjust to desired thickness)
  • Optional toppings: popcorn, figs, cacao nibs, breakfast bar crumbles

 

Mix it all together and devour!

Note: you could blend it to smooth… I was too impatient. ;)

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How awesome that it’s already Wednesday?! 

Do you have a hard time eating solids after a workout?

Do you ever eat something you don’t love just because it’s free?  I don’t know why I’m so compelled…

 

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  1. Lisa

    Ohh yum to all of your eats! Especially that beet smoothie and french toast. I still need to try my hands at the beet smoothie. Luckily I just majorly stocked up on beets at the market today!
    I definitely have a hard time eating in general after workouts, so I try and wait a bit and just sort of force it down. That probably isn’t the best though;)

    1. Laura

      I’m actually eating another chocolate-beet smoothie as I type this. Totally addicted. :)

  2. Sarah MomRunningonEmpty

    If it were legal I would marry that Pumpkin Pie Protein Bowl… I hope you two weren’t that serious!

    1. Laura

      LMAO! I am not good at sharing… but I’d make you one. ;)

  3. Megan (The Lyons' Share)

    Oh man, a thousand times yes … I CANNOT throw away food, even free food. I actually spend more brain power than I think is normal figuring out ways to plan my eating so I don’t waste food. Feel your “pain” here! Your work-day eats look amazing, especially the pumpkin bowl … hope the new work situation is going well!

    1. Laura

      I do the same thing! And my freezer fills up to avoid any waste.

      Love the new job. Thanks! :)

  4. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    I CANNOT watch that video BECAUSE I CANNOT EAT EGGS OR BUTTER !!!!! GROARRRRR!! Meanie! And oh heck no, I need to LIKE THE FOOD I AM EATING – Wait, scratch that… Anything that I can actually eat, yep… It’s in my mouth!

    1. Laura

      I am so sad for you about the egg thing. But at least you have avocados and push-up bras!!!

      1. GiGi Eats Celebrities

        FYI – not tomorrow, but next Tuesday… I’ve got something for you ;)

  5. Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl

    Your eats all look amazingly delicious. None of them too weird for me this time. ha. Loving the salmon and edamame snackage going one.

  6. STUFT Mama

    I really need to stop reading your posts late at night. I go to bed thinking about all your food. We did French Toast here too, not as fancy as yours though. :)

    1. Laura

      Mwhahahaha! I really want to get strange with you in the kitchen one day over some kabocha.

      P.S. I loved your green toast!

  7. Tara @ Sweat like a Pig

    With my normal workouts, I’m fine to eat pretty much right away. But when I do events training, the thought of food makes me want to puke! But there’s no way I could refuel with just liquid – it doesn’t feel like real food haha I just wait a little longer and then eat everything on hand!

    1. Laura

      Real food follows soon after… it’s just hard to get it down in that 30 min window.

  8. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

    Thank you. Thank you for sharing the video. Brilliant. Now I need to go make a sunny side up egg. Your eats look delicious and I want that beet smoothie!

  9. lucie@swissfitchick

    I totally get the thing about not wanting to eat solid food after a workout. It seems to totally mess my stomach up! So smoothies it is.
    I love your midafternoon snack! Looks so delicious!
    Oh, and I eat a lot when it’s free. Though I have to be careful, since our office is PACKED with food all the time for everyone and believe me – 90% of it is junk. Booh! :-(

  10. Court Star @ StarSystemz

    I have been eating greek yogurt to see how my stomach handles it so hopefully I can eat cottage cheese soon and be able to whip up some of your delicious recipes! I am a liquid kind of gal after a workout to, eating real food directly after just aggravates my tum tum! Love all of these recipes! Thanks for sharing gorgeous! Love + Shine CourtStar

  11. Khushboo

    My mom would be ever so proud of you- she is a sucker for freebies…even for stuff that she would never think/choose to buy! Although some people feel starving after a run, I seem to completely lose my appetite…it usually takes a while before it kicks back into swing.

  12. Arman @ thebigmansworld

    Not going to comment on any of your meals because, as usual, epic/random/amazing and so…laura. But commenting to let you know I just spat out my mouthful of dinner when I read Jenn had her bagel. Ahh the little things that amuse me. Nice one, soldier!

    1. Arman @ thebigmansworld

      Actually, I lied. I forgot to mention- not sure if your aware of it but I saw some promo on either instagram or twitter about p28 holding some comp with their products used in recipes- I think it would be sin for you not to enter/win/fedex your winnings to me. ;)

      1. Laura

        LOL! I would share with you, my strange friend. ;)

  13. Linz @ Itz Linz

    i’ve been all about the pbj foods this week too – just can’t go wrong!

    1. Laura

      Your smoothie was epic!!! :)

  14. Natasha

    The other day I went for an intense second run in the afternoon…I felt sooo nauseous afterwards that I couldn’t eat anything (or drink) for about 4 hours….

    So ya, sometimes it is really really hard to stomach food after a particularly intense workout!

    Hahah I actually don’t ever feel compelled to eat freebies, especially if it something I don’t like! I have been curious to try those bars though, but now I think I’ll pass….

    Have a great day :)

    1. Laura

      4 hours?! I’m surprised you didn’t pass out! ;) I used to make really light protein shakes in my running days. The heat is a killer!

  15. lindsay

    ya, i need to learn from mr. breakfast. I like his name. Oh and i tried those detour bars too. SO SWEET! But free is always good!

    1. Laura

      I think they had a funky sugar alcohol or something… it normally doesn’t bother me so much but these messed with my belly.

  16. Meg @ A Dash of Meg

    hmmmm mashed sweet potato, cottage cheese, and coconut flour :)?? i will have to try that :) just posted my breakfast on IG and thought of you <3 i always have to have a shake pwo. i feel better doing that and i feel like i miss out if i miss my pwo shake haha

    1. Laura

      I thought of you when I was eating this one!! :)

  17. Heather (Where's the Beach)

    Um, I want the pumpkin pie in a bowl and the french toast. You always talk about the protein bread and I need to break down and order it to try it out perhaps.

    1. Laura

      I like it a lot, but it’s best toasted in some way. It’s a little chewy otherwise. The flat bread is good any way you do it though!

  18. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles

    Can never go wrong with french toast in any form! And I’m usually ok for solids after a workout – just having a smoothie makes me feel like I didn’t actually eat a meal. I need something to crunch on! Which means that if I am feeling a smoothie, cereal or something goes on top ;-)

  19. Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers

    Great eats – especially that breakfast, yum!!! I haven’t had Detour bars, but I don’t plan on trying them anytime soon. Ever had someone tell you they bought something because they saw it on your blog, but then you’re like… ummm… I gave it a poor review though?!? Anyway, just sayin.

    1. Laura

      People do that on Instagram all the time. It baffles me.

  20. Fran@BCDC

    There’s a video tutorial for Everything these days, isn’t there?! Figs, figs…haven’t gotten any yet, but I need to. Have a great day, Laura!

  21. Natalie @ Lift,Sleep, Eat

    Haha! I so often eat stuff I don’t like because its free – I’m trying to get out of the habit but I feel like I must have it! Weird since I haven’t even paid for it..you think I’d be more likely to be like that with stuff that has actually cost me something!
    That pumpkin pie bowl sounds amazing – I’m definitely getting into the Autumn/Fall flavours now!

    1. Laura

      I know!!! It’s not as bad to “waste” free stuff… right?

  22. Kierston @candyfit

    The salmon sashimi…is that just salmon from the store?

    I usually need to give myself a little time before I eat after a workout.

    Recipes looks great :)

    1. Laura

      Yep! We have a massive market here that sells it in the Asian section.

  23. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast

    Dora soybeans! I bet L would eat those. I’ve been calling them power pods and told her they’ll turn her into a frog, which she loves. She eats a few and ribbits a few times and calls it good. The pbj french toast- mmmmm.

    1. Laura

      I love the idea of power pods! I find them at the farmer’s market… they have sponge bob too!

  24. Davida @ The Healthy Maven

    I can’t turn down free food…it’s actually a problem. Worse things in life right? My coworkers already think I’m an alien so I don’t think they would bat a lash if I made sashimi at work lol

  25. RavieNomNoms

    I love anything peanut butter, it is a sickness haha

  26. fitnessfood

    In the pumpkin bowl, what can I replace the almond extract, coconut flour and almond milk with? I am allergic to tree nuts (not peanuts).

    1. Laura

      LOL! That’s a lot of replacements. I’d just take the concept and add your fav flavors!

  27. Stacey

    Good Afternoon,

    Betterwithveggies gave me your site in reference to training I’m in the Atlanta area, if you could please reach out to me about your training and with whom thank you!

    1. Laura

      AWesome! Shoot me an email and I’m happy to help. I go to House of Payne (linked to it in Monday’s blog post).

  28. Stacey

    Sorry correct email srr1972@gmail.com

  29. Amelia

    Great eats….especially the salmon sashimi. Right up my alley along with tuna. Mmm…sushi… (WTF is normal anyway? My H brought this up recently when I commented that my eats are sporadic and so not normal. He corrected me by saying, “what is normal? Do you mean the SAD diet? You are so not the standard!” He knows me well. :) )

    Depends on the kind of workout, intensity, and duration as to whether or not I can eat right afterwards. Usually, lifting gets rid of any hunger I had or makes me want to yak if I drink afterwards. Spin class or a regular run outside make me hungry—but I think it is due to having time to THINK about something to eat. HIIT, no way hosea! Just like lifting. :)

    If a product tastes like crap or I don’t like it, I wont finish/ eat it, even if it is free. No point in wasting anything crappy in your body.

    1. Laura

      Good point – this is MY normal! ;)

  30. sara @ fitcupcaker

    That dessert looks so great, I love your ideas! I also got some nutritional yeast and peanut flour from iherb with the coupn code, I cant wait to try some of your recipes with them!

  31. sara @ fitcupcaker

    thanks for the p28 site too! Is the bread good?

    1. Laura

      Thanks! Let me know how you like them – I’m addicted. :)

      The P28 is good. The bread is best toasted, but the flat bread is good either way. I also love their crunchy PB.

  32. Jody - Fit at 55

    Soooooooooooo, been gone so I need to backtrack & see all about the job or even if you wrote about it yet.. sounds like you are trying to get used to the office thing & eats…. I actually try not to eat things I don’t like unless I was signed up to review & then I don’t eat it all if I don’t like it….

    I am that early morn workout so I do like to eat food afer the workout! :)

    Hope you are liking the job!

    1. Laura

      Nope… I’ve only mentioned on FB and IG. ;)

  33. Jess @ JessieBear

    I don’t even know which to comment on first (or drool over more) the pb&j french toast or that protein pumpkin bowl!! Omg, yes to BOTH!

  34. purelytwins

    want all our eats right now :) YUMMMM

  35. Heather @ Better With Veggies

    After a hard cardio workout, I never want solids to eat. For strength, it depends! :) I almost always have a protein smoothie after my workouts these days if for no other reason than it’s quick & easy to drink quickly. :)

  36. Miss Polkadot

    Where do you get your endless creativity from? I can’t get over how much colour and variety your meals boast every week. I mean it! Also, I’m slightly envious of your Dora edamame. And there are no words for your Protein Bowl – aaaah-mazing.
    Funny how you mention not being able to have solids after a workout. Maybe it’s because my workouts are usually runs and never lifting but I actually need something crunchy or chewy when I return.

    1. Laura

      Thank you so much!!! I read about food and go grocery shopping for fun… inspiration is everywhere! :)

  37. Alex @ therunwithin

    I love how you mix popcorn with wet ingredients, I need to try that

    1. Laura

      It sounds weird… but I like it freshly soggy.

  38. Nicole @ FruitnFitness

    As always everything looks so good! I love how creative your afternoon snack is, defiantly not your usual office eats. I tried figs for the first time this weekend and feel like half of the wiaw’s I’m reading today have fresh figs included.

    1. Laura

      Did you love them??? Figs are like candy to me. I have a fig scone recipe on here some where… it’s dangerous to make. ;)

  39. Amie

    Oh my gaaaaaaah your food looks delish- as always!

    Hey! Check out my new blog post here :) mahalo!

  40. CCU

    Mmm, you are so creative with your eats, this french toast is my new best friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  41. Allie

    Lifehacks is kinda awesome!! I actually watched a video on how to make lasagna in the dishwasher. SO random!!

    1. Laura

      I watched that too!!! And then a friend told me she cooked salmon in the dishwasher once. I kind of want to try it!

  42. Hannah

    Boo to bad bars.

    I love that you take sashimi. I love sashimi but have never considered taking raw fish to work. Guess I’m a little nervous about storage and freshness and such.

    1. Laura

      It stays fresh… we have a fridge. ;)

  43. Anonymous

    Your blog has been an inspiration for me to start my own!

  44. Dawn

    I have one of those Neapolitan bars to try and I have high hopes so I hope I’m not let down. By the sound of it I don’t think you were impressed.

    1. Laura

      Meh… they were very fake/sugar alcohol-y. :(

  45. Heidi

    I’ve seen the p28 protein bread before and want to try it, but haven’t known anyone else to ask. What do you think of it in plain and cooked form? The french toast looks so yummy!!

    1. Laura

      The bread is best toasted (it’s chewy otherwise). I love the flat bread either way! And the crunchy PB. :)

  46. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

    And now I want French toast smothered I strawberries,which reminds me I need to buy bread.

  47. Emily @SinfulNutrition

    Look at you with your fancy work sashimi! Haha, better than my popchips and fresh green bean snacks. I was wondering, I haven’t tried coconut or peanut flour. which one would you recommend first? I tried PB2 and wasn’t overly impressed, but it seems like you use peanut flour a lot. Just wondering which one I should try first. Thanks!

    1. Laura

      I like peanut flour the best… but I really, really love PB (hated PB2, btw). Get both! They’re not expensive on iHerb. ;)

  48. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    SEE?! What have I been trying to tell the world about coconut flour?! It’s basically cake…in powder form! ;)

    Aww, I liked the taste of the Detour bar (which was odd because I think most of their flavors suck) but it did NOT like me…womp womp sensitive tummy! :(

    I LOVE that you took sashimi to work to eat! Haha!

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