Meal Plans with Food & Phood

Welcome to Wednesday, or Hump Day for those so inclined.  My grandpa is actually pretty nice about sending a text message when he wakes up (around the 4:15am mark), wishing us a happy hump day.  I’m still living off last weekend’s adventures with my sister and reminiscing the delicious food we had.

So, being a foodie, I’m all about trying new spots and the hottest dishes (as long as nothing stares back at me) but my confession to you would be that I rarely do try these fab-looking restaurants and tasty dishes.  I talk the talk but end up with a plate of grilled veggies back at mi casa. Sometimes when I do go out, I end up ordering what I think I should order instead of what I really want.  Mistake.  Anyways, this week has been a bit of a routine affair – packing meals and attempting to save money so that I can splurge when Sarah arrives to roam the city this weekend!

Any other NY blends looking to hang out?  Shoot me a note! 🙂 For now, I’ve linked up with Jenn at her ingenious Peas & Crayons party.


A week or so ago I was contacted by PlantFusion about their new simple, easy, and delicious protein powders.  In its own words, “PlantFusion combines 4 of the world’s most potent plant protein sources, fortified with key amino acids and digestive enzymes to create an uncompromising fusion of taste, potency, and digestability all in one.”  Now that sounds pretty legit to me, doesn’t it?

I was quite intrigued by the idea of their and offered to test them out.  In fact, I had been considering protein powders or breakfast combinations like Carnation Instant Breakfast (something I used to drink way back in the day), so this was perfect timing.  Chocolate was by far my favorite, probably because of my childhood all-time love for chocolate milk.

Flavors – Chocolate, Vanilla, unflavored, Cookies & Cream, Chocolate Raspberry

Usually I choose to drink the powder with unsweetened almond milk, lowfat milk, or even a little water. Sadly my work schedule doesn’t allow me to use the blender in the morning but I’m looking forward to the weekend when I can throw one of these in with ice cubes and a frozen banana or maybe some greek yogurt for an even more filling breakfast or post-workout snack.


*PlantFusion provided me with these samples but all opinions are those of my own.

One lucky reader can win a 1lb bottle of any flavor of PlantFusion.  All you need to do is like PlantFusion on Facebook (Twitter too if you happen to have a Twitter account) and leave a comment of which flavor you would be most interested to try!

IMG_2197_Fotor_CollageThe rest of the day went as follows (counter-clockwise)

  • Lunch – salad (lettuce/chicken) with dipping sauces of course, carrots, and chicken broth
  • Snack #1 – apple
  • Snack #2 – KIND Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate bar
  • Dinner – leftover lo mein, which sadly was NOT as good as it was on Sunday.  Guess I’m just not the leftover type of gal.
  • Dessert – Death by See’s Candy.  (Juuuust kidding mom 🙂 )  But I did realize that not eating enough protein during the day lead to a hungry and semi-stressed Kaitlin … therefore inhaling chocolate + milk seemed logical.

I was planning to attend a spin class after work but ended up meeting with one of my Santa Clara boss’s friends.  We were in a fancy bar but I ended up  with a nice club soda + cranberry as I’m testing out the Dry January.

Also, as of Tuesday, I’m going to try to wean myself off sauce (believe me, I eat more than is humanely possible of ketchup + BBQ sauce + ranch) and some types of sugar.  Not really jazzed about how it’s affecting my energy and acne, so it’s worth a shot.  I know everything is about moderation, so let’s call this the “Month for Moderation”.  At least I’ll try to hold myself accountable now that I’ve shared it across the world wide web.

Thoughts on PlantFusion powders?  Tips for filling up during the day and avoiding sugary temptations?  Anyone up for a NY blogger meetup this weekend?

“Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others.” – William J.H. Boetcker


28 thoughts on “Meal Plans with Food & Phood

  1. Wooooo so pumped! I need to book my train ticket from CT soon haha I just have to figure out what time my cousins’ basketball game will be over. I’m the same way though. I talk a big game about all of the modem”indulgent” foods I’m going to eat, but I rarely end up having them, especially when I’m by myself. I personally am not a fan of protein powder (they contacted me and I said no) but i do notice that when I haven’t eaten enough protein or fat during the day I start reaching the the candy more than usual. All about finding that perfect balance I guess.

    • This is going to be AWESOME! Yeah, we are two peas in a pod on the food conversation 🙂 Although, let’s try some good sweets this weekend! Balance is tough but attainable.

  2. Huh, I’ve never tried Plant Fusion before! I usually settle for the vanilla flavored protein powders to mix into my smoothies/oats and whatnot, but man, sometimes chocolate is the only thing I want after a workout! Maybe the cookies and cream would be good! For me the key to avoiding sugary temptations is to massively food prep some delicious meals on the weekend so I won’t want to cave to the bowl of M&Ms 🙂

    • It’s an interesting one and I definitely love how you prep during the weekends! I did a better job about protein during dinners this week and it seems to be helping. I also just tend to take all my leftover sweets and plop them in the community kitchen and stay clear!

  3. Glad you found me so I could find your blog! I’ve never tried PlantFusion before, but I’m always looking for new protein powders to test out so maybe I’ll give them a shot next.

    I wish I was in NY to check out your blogger meet up! I need to find some out here in SF to join in on 🙂

  4. My husband is obsessed with sauces! Our fridge is full of em. I’m not a ranch fun, but I typically drown my burgers/fries, etc with ketchup…mmm! Let us know if you can tell a difference cutting them out.

  5. I don’t know why it never registered with me that you’re in NYC too! Unfortunately I’m busy all this weekend, but if you set up another get together or ever just want to try a new food place let me know!!! I’m always up for some good food fun 🙂

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