WIAW # 80 – Green Beans with Almonds

Good evening everyone. I hope you are having a great week. We have had a pretty calm week besides McKenzie and McKayla not feeling well. But I have to say they slept very well last night. Whoo hoo; maybe their medicine is working. Like last week I have been feeling good about my eating lately. Yes, I have had a few too many pieces of cake, but I still make sure to practice moderation. I have to say the cake from the girls’ party was amazing so it was well worth it. Since, it’s Wednesday let’s get to it.

Thank you Jenn for hosting.

Post Workout – 6:45am

My favorite treat. Peanut butter protein shake.

wiaw 57 - pb protein shake

Breakfast 7:45am

The girls and I had pumpkin protein pancakes. They we delicious as usual.

wiaw 80 - pancakes

Snack 9am

wiaw - fruit2

Lunch 11:30am

I haven’t had a poached egg in a few days. So, I thought it was time to have one again. They are one of my favorite meals.

wiaw 68 - poached egg

Snack 12:30pm

I was in the mood for some peanut butter and jelly. So, I ate half a sandwich.

wiaw 80 - pb and j

Snack 3pm

Turkey, hummus, and carrots.

wiaw 80 - turkey hummus carrots

Dinner 6pm

We had some extra chicken from the party over the weekend so I grilled up a few pieces and paired it with leftover green beans and cheesy potatoes.

wiaw 80 - chicken green beans potatos

Green Beans with Almonds

Servings: 8


2 Tbsp. canola oil

2 Tbsp. butter

4 garlic cloves, sliced

2 lbs. green beans

1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/4-1/2 cup oven roasted sliced almonds


  1. Heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 45-60 seconds or until golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, remove garlic from pan; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Stir in broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or just until beans are tender and brother in almost evaporated, stirring occasionally. Stir in reserved garlic.
  3. Top with almonds.

Sweet Treat 7pm

Paleo Protein Bar – I love, love, love these. I can’t get enough of them. I seriously have to make sure I only eat one a day; I could eat the entire batch and so could McKayla.

wiww 67 - protein bar

Okay, so I didn’t hit my goal this week with eating a salad. But I have still incorporated a lot of green beans. I don’t feel too bad at least I have added in some green veggies.

In the Comments Below:

  1. What was your favorite food from this week?


About Renee

My name is Renee and I am a 30 year old wife and mother to four little girls. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Fit for Motherhood is my journey through motherhood, pregnancy and life in general all while trying my best to be fit and healthy.
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