WIAW: Labor Day Edition

by Stephanie on September 4, 2012

Woo excited for What I Ate Wednesday! Special thanks to Jenn for putting this together each week. :)

Jenn suggested setting some goals as we approach fall. One goal that is a must-do is finish the Tower of Terror 10-Miler that Ryan and I will attend at the end of this month. It just has been too stinking hot out to get a full run in during training. We need to run at least twice a week until the race. (One time during the week and a long run on the weekend.) I’ll keep you posted on that one!

Before we get started with the fall season, I thought I’d share my eats from this past Labor Day weekend. I’m sure everyone devoured some goodies just like I did to soak in the last days of summer.

On Friday after my visit to Equinox, Jess and I picked up smoothies from the in-house juice bar. The lady at the counter was trying to sell us sickenly sweet pineapple smoothies, but I wanted the one with peach juice, peaches and raspberries. The woman wasn’t having my selection, but I was satisfied with my pick!

Peach Smoothie

I headed to home to relax before a night on the town and made skillet lasagna adapted from this version. The looks of it didn’t make my hopes that high, but dang was that good! So filling too!

Skillet Lasagna

Smoothie #2 of the weekend was courtesy of Smoothie King after my night out. Lean Body for Her protein powder was mixed with strawberries and bananas for a powerful protein kick.

Smoothie King

And who could forget those watermelon mojitos? 

Watermelon Mojito

I also had an awesome dinner Sunday night that was as simple as can be. Skewers of chicken and peppers marinated in vanilla yogurt and roasted green beans and tomatoes. Who knew marinating chicken in vanilla yogurt would make it so moist? Brown rice on the side was also added, but I snapped the pic too quickly.

Yogurt Chicken Skewers

And to end it all, I made the traditional red, white and blue Americana dessert adapted from a Publix Apron’s recipe to celebrate Labor Day and the end of the summer’s plentiful season of berries.

Berry Tart

Lastly, a blogging goal of mine is to set a consistent blogging schedule and follow up on it. The more organized I am during this crazy fall season, the better!

What are your some of your goals during the fall season? 

What’s your favorite smoothie combo? 

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Carolyn@LivingOriental September 5, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Hmm never thought of marinating meat in vanilla yogart…I always did greek yogart but I guess that make sense. Like honey mustart with the sweet and salty. Need to try that ASAP. Thanks for sharing!


Mandy@OrangeAutumn September 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Watermelon mojito’s?? Yes please! Those kebob’s look great too!


Heather @ In Her Chucks September 6, 2012 at 2:20 am

That pie looks awesome! I can’t wait to try it :)

Happy WIAW


Jessie September 6, 2012 at 6:09 pm

that pie looks delicous… love pumpkin pie smoothies, or cantaloupe/banana smoothies!!


Jessica September 7, 2012 at 6:37 pm

My fav: that pie.


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