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Dec 04

Insta-Mallow + WIAW

Instagram is everywhere.

 

No judgment – I’m 100% addicted.

There is a printing company in the UK, Boomf, that has developed an app allowing Instragrammers to print their images onto marshmallows.

So you can take a picture of your food, print it onto another food, and eat it.  Would that be considered leftovers?

instagrammellow

The service isn’t available in the U.S. yet.  They’re trying to work out how to get it through customs.

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I didn’t eat any marshmallows for WIAW, but still managed some good stuff.  I’m out of town the rest of the week, so this is one of those “eat everything in the fridge” days. WIAWbutton Read on for my eats, and then check out Jenn’s blog for everyone else delicious creations!

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Breakfast:

As always, the day began with my apple cider morning cocktail.  Still searching for a new amino powder I like…

Breakfast was a little random.  A delicious banana-peanut butter fluff wrap, heated in the microwave.  The peanut butter fluff was a mix of peanut flour (from iHerb - use discount code USO924 for $5-10 off your order!), vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, vanilla, and Stevia.  With a side of turkey because it was going to go bad.

banana PB wrap

 

Mid-Morning Snack:

I am oddly addicted to this Matcha bar found at Whole Foods.  It’s almost buttery with its healthy fats!  Really good pre-workout fuel with a side of almonds.

matcha bar

 

Lunch:

Shredded rotisserie chicken (naked from Whole Paycheck) mixed with kale and a really random “dressing.”  It was the end of a cottage cheese container, mashed avocado, nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic power, and pepper.  I mixed it up the night before and used half here and half in the next snack.

I discovered the toaster at work, so I’ve been loving hot  Ezekial sesame toast.  Today’s was slathered my favorite Roots spinach hummus (also a Whole Foods find).

 

Mid-Afternoon Snack:

The other half of the afore-mentioned cottage cheese mix was used in a turkey salad with broccoli slaw.  I’m pretty surprised and how good the cottage cheese mix was, now that I think about it. I wish we had a toaster oven at work so I could crisp it up…

turkey salad

 

And then I had a pity party.  I’m getting a cold.  Extra water, green tea… and a Snickers should fix it, right?

snickers

 

Dinner:

Dinner was rotisserie chicken tossed with BBQ sauce, with a side of roasted mushrooms and crisped kale.

bbq chicken and veggies

 

I turned my roasted buttercup squash into dessert, tossing it in a sauce of peanut flour, cinnamon, Stevia, and almond milk.  And chocolate chips.

buttercup and PB sauce

 

Dessert:

Pumpkin-Zucchini Bread Batter was my midnight snack.  It was another “use all the foods” creation that turned out better than expected!  I love using protein powder in these – it really lends to the batter consistency.

Pumpkin-Zucchini Bread Batter

Pumpkin Zucchini Bread Batter

  • 1/2 C shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 C Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 C Pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Growing Naturals rice protein)

 

Mix everything together and top as desired.  I went with a cocoa powder sauce, popcorn, and cacao nibs.

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I’m headed to San Francisco for work, and then to Portland to see my sister for the weekend.  Any good Portland restaurant recs?

What would you like to print your Instagram pics on?  I want Insta-bacon!

What is the strangest clean-out-the-fridge dish you’ve ever made?

 

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  1. Lisa

    Um, that marshmallow idea is terrific. I like it, even though I don’t like marshmallows.
    Loving the eats today! That pumpkin zucchini bread batter looks heavenly right about now.

  2. Candy

    Andina is a Peruvian restaurant in Portland and it is amazing! Have a fun weekend!

    1. Laura

      We didn’t make it there – I’ll have to go back. There was so much good food!

  3. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    You think if I printed a bouquet of kale on a marshmallow, the marshmallow would be GiGi-Diet approved? LMFAO! If ONLY because I used to LOVEEEEEE Marshmallows!

    Hmmm a weird “clean out the fridge” – more like, I have no food in the house, WTF should I eat, mix I have ever made: Tomato Paste, Canned Chicken, Canned Green Beans, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Spinach, Olives and Capers. Actually not weird at all. Flipping GOOD that’s what it was! Ha!

    1. Laura

      That does sound good! You should have topped it with a kale-mallow though.

  4. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

    OK, I love Instagram too and I can think of a million things that you could print your photos on, but marshmallows? That’s crazy pants.

  5. Cat

    Whoah that matcha bar! Well that needs to be hunted down this side of the pond. One thing I can try is Boomf! Could definitely make for a comedy xmas prez…

    1. Laura

      If you try it, you HAVE to let me know!!!

  6. Arman @ thebigmansworld

    I wonder how it would be like to toast those marshmallows….;)

    I hate wasting food and often make up the strangest combinations to make use of it all…I once made a ‘pizza’ with literally everything but cheese on it (stir fried veggies, steak, hard boiled eggs…yep).

    1. Laura

      That sounds like a perfect pizza… but I would have topped it with a runny yolk. ;)

  7. Lucie@FitSwissChick

    Ah yes, I love that marshmellow idea! I would print a smoothie or kabocha squash on it. Or maybe just a huge blob of coconut butter.
    I love your breakfast by the way. That peanut butter wrap sounds like the best dessert ever! Have fun in San Francisco and Portland – so jealous!

    1. Laura

      Sign me up for the coconut oil marshmallow! On top of a giant bowl of kabocha. :)

  8. Miz

    OOH INSTA BEEF JERKY!!!!

  9. Calee

    ha. we don’t have a whole foods around here, but my co-op might as well be called whole paycheck too. :)

    that matcha bar looks good and interesting (twenty bucks says I’m allergic … haaaaaa… wait, that’s not funny. okay it kind of is).

    you need to go over to my blog today. esp. since you’re in bulking mode. :P

  10. Linz @ Itz Linz

    people’s faces… so i can eat them… is that weird? lol

    1. Laura

      Weird… but brilliant. :)

  11. Purelytwins

    safe travels! we are sure there are a lot of good restaurants in Portland!!

    when we are trying to clean out the fridge, we normally have a lot of “mess-up ” recipes to eat up, so our plates has a lot of broken donuts, cookies, etc. haha

  12. Fran@BCDC

    The matcha looks interesting. Is that the same as macha that I see around the interwebs? Love the Instagram idea, but I hate marshmallows! Have a great day, Laura!!

    1. Laura

      It is! I don’t know if it made me heatheir, but it was delish.

  13. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles

    That marshmallow idea is hilarious – I know you can put pictures on cakes and whatnot, but marshmallows is whole new level.

  14. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast

    That squash dessert and the pumpkin zucchini bread batter are both calling my name!

  15. Parita @ myinnershakti

    I don’t think I’d be able to eat those marshmallows!! Too cute!

    And the weirdest clean out my fridge meal I’ve ever made is a mixture of beans, veggies, salsa and cheese. I call it Parita’s garbage bowl! Haha!

    1. Laura

      Your garbage bowl sounds good to me! Print that on a marshmallow and eat it. ;)

  16. Jody - Fit at 56

    Those marshmallows sound FUN!!!! I bet one of your get togethers with those would be interesting! ;) I would print a cookie of course! :)

    People clean out fridges?? ;)

    I am headed to Whole Foods tomorrow so will look for that bar – it looks too green but you say it tastes good so… :)

    1. Laura

      I thought it would taste too “healthy,” but it was pretty delicious! I loved the butter-y quality it had.

  17. janet @ the taste space

    What a delicious day! But dude, seriously, those marshmallows sound awesome.. Silly American customs. ;)

  18. Heather (Where's the Beach)

    That’s my kind of sauce for the squash! I’m not sure what my strangest refrigerator special has been. I’m sure I’ve eaten some pretty crazy sounding messes though.

  19. Kierston @candyfit

    That is so awesome re: marshmallows! I made marshmallows with my Mom recently…although we didn’t add our pictures ;)

    Love how you add popcorn to your bowl lol

    1. Laura

      The popcorn is the best topping – the perfect crunch to top a creamy protein bowl. :)

  20. Davida @ The Healthy Maven

    I’m having a hard time getting over the idea of IG marshmellows but that Matcha Bar has also got me pretty excited!

  21. Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's

    Haha I love the idea of printing pictures, I would print a picture of hot chocolate with marshmallows ha

    1. Laura

      Marshmallow irony. I love it!

  22. Jolynn @ Lift Pray Love

    Ha! I can’t stop laughing at the marshmallow thing. I guess it would be a funny gift for someone.

  23. Morganne @ NutButterRunner

    That pumpkin zucchini bread batter sounds amazing! And I definitely approve of those toppings! :)

  24. Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

    Haha – those marshmallows made my day!
    I gotta get my hands on that spinach hummus – I have not seen that combination before!
    My fridge is pretty bear today…but my pantry is another story…lentils, quinoa, beans, kind bars, vanilla protein powder…good thing these all have a long shelf life!
    Safe travels to San Fran and Portland!

    1. Laura

      The hummus is perfection. I need to re-create it at home. I love Roots because their ingredient list is so simple.

  25. Hannah

    Are you out of town because you’re coming to visit me? I’ll swap your Snickers out for delicious Coffee Crisp (though Snickers be goooood too).

    1. Laura

      I wish!!!! We could have Snickers and Coffee Crisps. On PB&J ice cream.

  26. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.

    So ironic…I was literally just in the kitchen eating leftover roasted butternut squash straight from the fridge thinking, some peanut butter would be really good on this! #greatmindsthinkalike #strangebutgood

    And I need some of those marshmallows stat :)

  27. Nicole @ FruitnFitness

    Oh everything looks good! I hate wasting food, I’m not good at coming up with strange put together meals so I usually have random assortments of everything that might be getting ready to go bad. I hope you have fun visiting your sister!

    1. Laura

      That’s where most of my strange comes from! Things you normally wouldn’t eat together sometimes is amazing. And sometimes I fail. LOL!

  28. Allison

    Most of this looks really gross. Why mix so may flavors? Don’t they overpower each other?

    1. Laura

      Nope! If you look at most Mexican dishes they use similar ingredients. Flavor-hacks are one of the best ways to keep it interesting in the kitchen. :)

  29. Jess @ JessieBear

    Love the squash for dessert :)

  30. Karey @ Nutty About Health

    The squash dessert concoction looks so good!! Hope the Snickers helped make you feel a bit better… rest up & enjoy your trip to SF! So jealous!! :)

  31. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

    My favorite part about cleaning out the fridge is coming home from wherever I’ve been and getting to restock the entire thing. Huge grocery trips always make me happy.

    1. Laura

      Yes. I should just pretend I’m going out of town so I get a major re-stock more often. Or I should just plan a trip to crash your mimosa-making house.

      1. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

        Um obviously. That’s what I’ve been saying. It is post competition now. ;)

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