July 4th, What I Ate Wednesday Fitness

First off, Happy 4th of July to my American family, friends, bloggers and followers. Hope you have a smashin’ day celebrating!

This past weekend was Canada Day (July 1st), so I took Friday as a vacation day and Monday was the stat holiday – 4 day weekends are the best. This meant I had a little more time to plan some meals for the family – that everyone ate!!!! Think picky toddler, vegan husband and pregnant me.

This month on Peas and Crayons it’s What I Ate Wednesday & Fitness – two of my favourite things.

Fitness goals for July:

{keep in mind I will be between 17 – 21 weeks pregnant during the month of July} yikes!

1. Run once/twice a week

2. Fitness DVD once a week (Prenatal, Jillian Michael’s)

3. In home workout from my blog (Killer Kardio, Quick Workout and pregnancy focused workout – posts to come)

I hope to work out 2-4 days per week, if my schedule permits, which it hasn’t lately 😦


What I Ate Wednesday:

(Here are a few of my latest favourites/cravings if you wish)

Salad (spinach, strawberries, blueberries, pear, yellow pepers, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds)

(cheese and egg on the left, Vegan on the right)

Top plate: Vegan sausages, roasted veggies with spice rub, mushrooms & onions all BBQ’D.

Farmer’s Market – Olive Bread

Bottom plate: BBQ chicken for me plus roasted veggies with spice rub, mushrooms and onions!

Normally, I hate onions, but this is one way I’ll eat ’em.

And for desert that night:

Vegan Strawberry shortcake!

Another delicious dinner:

Olive oil pasta with roasted veggies (with spice rub again) Vegan.

I also had salmon with this – picture not taken because I ate it that fast 🙂

And a little breakfast:

Love Grown granola, Coconut Greek Yogurt and Fresh Blueberries ! YUM!

That’s “July What I Ate Wednesday & Fitness” for ya!

June Foodie Penpals !!!

Wow, hard to believe that June is almost over and tomorrow is Canada Day! Woohoo!

The Lean Green Bean

This month, Jennie from Running Jennie had me as her Foodie Penpal. This little box arrived with tones of goodies for me to try out!

This little box had so much stuff in it, I thought the it was never going to end.

Honey Stinger Waffle *yet to be consumed*

COW TALES (3), one is missing and the brown one is half gone in this photo.

Apricot Jam – delicious!

Nunn – Strawberry Lemonade – I’ve never tired this flavour, so this was a great treat to have.

Drop it in, and watch it

Last but not least – chocolate cake. I am going to use this cake…

and turn it into this (tonight) for Canada Day (tomorrow July 1st)

Canada Day Blog Post to come (hopefully with this cake). Found on Pinterest.

Thanks Jenn for the awesome treats! Much appreciated 🙂


I had Rocsan and this is what I sent her:

Old school note, Just Us Coffee, Kind Bar, Taste of Nature Bars and a Halo Bar.

Want to be a FOODIE PENPALS? See the details below – you don’t have to be a blogger to join in.

And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:

-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions. -You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal! -The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination! -You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!) -Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month. -Foodie Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa.

If you’re interested in participating for July, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by July 4th as pairings will be emailed on July 5th!

*If you’re from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send me an email and I’ll see if we get enough interest this month!


Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Cheers, Anna