Happy Wednesday my lovies.

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My week was a little different this week, I had yesterday off as opposed to my typical Monday off, but I think I actually like having a random day in the week off. Three day weekends are great don’t get me wrong, but it’s nice to have it switched up a bit.

Having Tuesday off actually gave me a chance to get my What I Ate Wednesday post done a little bit more on time other than just recapping on what I’ve been eating lately. Although in typical Debbie fashion, I don’t have a strict day of eats to share with you, but more or less highlights.  Gotta give you guys the good stuff right?

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I’m starting to introduce and be more comfortable with sharing my weird habits with my co-workers. I’m a pretty outgoing open person to begin with and people usually figure out pretty quickly how bizarre I am. No shame.

When a co-worker was scrapping the last bit out of her huge peanut butter jar, I quickly took advantage of the situation and asked her for her empty jar. -Insert weird look-. I don’t blame her, I mean who asks for an empty peanut butter jar?

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People who like to make oatmeal in a jar. I know you fellow foodies understand me.

She did give me the initial odd look, but once I explained to her what I was going to do with it, she was actually intrigued by the concept.

Since this jar was huge I did my best to make voluminous overnight oats in attempt to fill it.

I’ve been out of TVP for a few weeks now, so I feel like now when I make my oats, it is such a hodge-podge of random things I throw in, for no real rhyme or reason.

This batch had about 1/3 cup rolled oats, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1tbsp quinoa, and 1 tbsp creamy buckwheat cereal.

See? Totally random.

I just want them to grow and plump as much as possible overnight.

I also added in about 1/2 scoop of Plant Fusion Vanilla Bean protein powder and my random spices.

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I think I did a pretty good job at filling this monster.

I topped them with the usual frozen banana and granola sprinkle.

I also find it humorous that my breakfast travels in my car arm compartment.

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They may not be the prettiest, and I may have eaten them in the car, but I will tell you they were still delicious. And that’s all that matters.

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I also managed to make a pretty delish dinner the other night too.

Which is an accomplishment with as lazy as I have been with dinners lately.

But I can’t really take credit for this dinner.  It goes to Trader Joe’s.

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I love to cook all my meals fresh trust me, but I have no shame eating pre-made meals either. And this Trader Joe’s general tso’s chicken dish is seriously amazing. I am always blown away by Trader Joe’s pre-made meals and have not had a bad one yet.

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I’ve also been demolishing some other new to me goodies that I feel like I have to share with you guys.

I am a sucker for trying new, random products. If it is different, intrigues me, I love to at least try it once.
Some are winners, some are losers.

This one. Is a huge winner.

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I don’t know why, but vegan cooking and baking has really intrigued me lately. I honestly don’t know where it came from, maybe because vegan cooking can tend to be #strangebutgood if you will, so with me, the more strange it is, the more I tend to like it.

When I came across Nacheez, I knew I had to try it. It is a non-dairy style cheese that is made from blended cashews and red bell peppers. It’s 100% vegan and definitely more healthy than your typical cheese sauce. This stuff was out.of.this.world.good. I’m telling you it tastes better than any real queso I have had. I kid you not. You can not tell it is dairy free.

I’m pretty sure I demolished half a bag of pretzels and half this jar in one sitting. Again. No joke. I am totally going to make some nachos with this stuff.

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Speaking of demolishing things, I have been enjoying lots of sweet treats lately too.

I am a firm believer in balance. Healthy living to me is not eating a 100% clean diet. Yes, I like to eat healthy, but I also like to enjoy my life, never restrict myself, and never feel guilty about anything that I choose to eat or drink. Life does not revolve around food.  This is something I struggled with in the past, but have finally accepted.

With that being said. A lot of this has happened lately.

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Paradise Bakery chocolate chip cookies.

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Starbucks salted caramel cake pops

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Loopy Pineapple birthday shots.

One thing I feel the most accomplished with in my life lately is being able to go with the flow, eating what I want when I want, and not giving it a second thought. It’s all about 80/20 people and I’ll be honest, sometimes my life is a little more 70/30, and I am perfectly ok with that.

So on that note, I leave you my loves. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week.

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And remember there is still one more day to enter my Extend Nutrition giveaway. Hurry for your chance to win some delicious snacks!

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Do you believe in the 80/20 rule?

What are some of your favorite pre-packaged meals?