WIAW + Core Foods Review

Here’s to an amazing and of course busy day!  Thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting WIAW!


I got these bars last week in the mail from Core Foods.

CORE Meals are FRESH portable food. They’re as convenient as packaged products, but they’re not candy, they’re food. Each pack is 4 hours of stable, balanced energy. Grab instead of breakfast when you’re in a rush, or after a workout for a solid recovery.



So, I nibbled on Raw Cashew Cacao bar before my morning run.  I probably had about 1/3 of the bar.  It was really tasty, and I was sure to get some big gulps of water down in the process.  I got of my treadmill and cranked out 5 miles with an 8:10 pace!  I felt amazing!  After a cool down I sat down and enjoyed the rest of the bar!!  It was really satisfying!!  These bars definitely keep you full.  Click of the image to the left and enter to win a case of 10 meals!


I grabbed a quick apple just before 10:00 because I was training my first client at my house this morning and I knew I’d get hungry if I didn’t eat something before hand.  I got more pink lady apples this week!!

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For lunch, I had this amazing roasted corn and black bean soup that Angela over at Happy Fit Mama posted about last week.  I made some adjustments to it.  I used an entire zucchini, 1/3 cup of quinoa (uncooked) and used 4 cups of veggie stock. I also let the soup simmer a bit longer so that the quinoa cooked.  Seriously, amazing soup that I have been enjoying for lunch this week.  I threw a dollop of plain greek yogurt on top for some added creaminess.

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After lunch I had about 1/3 of this bar left.  It was another yummy snack from my Healthy Surprise Box.

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Around 3ish before we headed out the door for gymnastics, I munched on some of this yummy Earth Balance popcorn while I was writing up a post about their awesome snacks (hint hint… giveaway coming soon of awesome Earth Balance snacks)

photo 2Dinner was totally on the fly and it was amazing!  I love when that happens!  I threw a bunch of things together and came up balsamic chicken, roasted kabocha squash (I drizzled balsamic glaze on during the final 2 minutes of roasting time) and some green beans.  I’ll post the recipe for the chicken soon!  The  dinner left me full for the remainder of the night.  Note,  it probably had to do with the fact that I had a second, maybe even a third helping of the roasted squash.  Seriously, love that stuff!!

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In case you missed yesterdays post, I’m giving away a bag of Manitoba Hemp Hearts.  Click here to get in on the action.  I love reading how everyone is staying heart healthy!  You guys rock!

Have you ever made dinner on the fly and loved the results?

Disclosure: I received these samples from Core Foods as part of being a Sweat Pink Ambassador. It was my decision to do this review for Core Foods and all opinions expressed are on my own. 


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9 Responses to WIAW + Core Foods Review

  1. Jessie says:

    Love when dinners on the fly turn out to be awesome! Yours looks ridiculously tasty 🙂

  2. Sometimes the best dinners are those made on the fly and your’s looks delish! Happy WIAW, Laura!

  3. Mmm, your dinner sounds so good. That reminds me that I need to figure out that plan for tonight… I love pink lady apples, too!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted…Apple Raisin Oat MuffinsMy Profile

  4. That roasted corn and black bean soup looks sooo good! I have such a craving for soup right now!
    Meghan @ After the Ivy League recently posted…WIAW #21: Trying New ThingsMy Profile

  5. I think sometimes that quickly made meals are the best. You don’t really think, you just “make.” And savor 🙂

    Your dinner on the fly sounds great!

  6. Glad you liked the soup! It’s so versatile and delicious that you just can’t go wrong.
    Angela @ happy fit mama recently posted…Baked Broccoli Slaw Egg RollsMy Profile

  7. I had a CORE Foods bar but my hubby ate it! I’d love to try them though as I’ve heard great things! All your eats look delicious!
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