WIAW #9: New Protein Bars & Easy Side Dish

I’m linking up with Jenn again for What I Ate Wednesday and posting my eats from yesterday!

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My day consisted of mostly the same old same old but with a couple newbies that I had to pass along.


Sweet breakfast scramble.



Apple and peanut butter, duh!



You may have seen this on Instagram the other night, but I posted this to show how easy it can be to make a delicious side dish.  I melted coconut oil in a pan, then added a veggie mix from Trader Joe’s (already chopped!) and their 21 Seasoning Salute, which you have to try!  It was super easy and really tasty.  I paired it with roasted chicken and repeated that meal for lunch yesterday.  My mom gave me the idea to put a whole chicken in the crock-pot for 6hrs on low on Sunday, then we would have roasted chicken for almost the entire week.  It’s been really nice to not have to worry about cooking meat every night!

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A new recipe for Pumpkin-Coconut Protein Bars that I found here.  I think I may have found my new favorite recipe and bonus for them being grain-free!  Sorry, I neglected to take pictures but I think you get the idea. 🙂 I made a couple of small changes to the original recipe:


  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 6 egg whites
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 4 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1-2 tsp stevia
  • 1/4-1/2 cup chocolate chips


Mix dry ingredients together.  Mix wet ingredients together then whisk into dry ingredients.  Pour into a greased baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.


Nothing special to report….fish and veggies. Sorry, I was really bad at taking pictures yesterday!

Have a great day!

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  1. love grain free recipes & this one sounds delicious! Have a fabulous day, Christa! xoox

  2. I was just saying that I wanted to start making my own bars and bites and balls and all of that. This sounds like a great place to start, so thanks for sharing!

  3. Mmm I bet those bars are delicious, and still healthy!

  4. Amee @ didsomeonesaychocolate.com says:

    It’s been too long since I’ve made a chicken in the crockpot. I think I’m doing that on Sunday. Thanks for the inspiration! That seasoning sounds amazing but I’m curious, how earthy is it? Is it anything like Spike? I don’t like too much thyme and sage.

    • I did it again last night but with chicken breasts, olive oil and seasoning and it turned out great! Now we have pulled chicken for a while. 🙂 I don’t think it’s too earthy but I haven’t tried Spike so I’m not sure what to compare it to.

  5. I need to pick up some of that seasoning next time I’m in the States. Gahhhh I miss TJs!

    • Oh no, I didn’t realize TJ’s doesn’t exist up north! Boo! 🙁 Maybe you can sweet talk some of your friends here in the states to send you some. A little TJ’s care package would really brighten a day! 😉

  6. Oh I love sweet breakfast scrambles! I need to try and remember to make them more often 🙂

  7. Vegetables in coconut oil is my new favorite way to cook them, so delicious! Your protein bars sound great too!

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