Full Day Of Eats

Woohooo we made it to a second post! I figured what better way to kick off this blog than with a full day of eats?! As a long time food blog follower, 'What I Ate Wednesday's have always my favorites posts. I think what people eat tells a lot about their personality, and it's also a great way to get some food inspo!


If you follow me on the gram, than you know I've been eating this bfast every day for the last month or so. It is so satisfying! I just take a packet of Better Oats maple & brown sugar oatmeal, mix in a half scoop of vanilla protein powder, add in a mashed nanner, and then stir in some fruit and nut butter (I've been switching off between TJ's almond butter and Minny Spoons' cinnamon date cashew butter). Complete with healthy carbs, protein and fat it keeps me full until lunch! Un-pictured is my usual cup of coffee with a scoop of vital proteins collagen powder!


I've also been eating this sweet potato Buddah from Fit Foodie Finds on repeat because it's just so easy to throw together. It's made with sautéed kale and onions, roasted sweet potato, quinoa, tahini, and I added some over easy eggs and siracha to make one BOMB lunch (that also makes for a satisfying bfast)! Highly recommend for my fellow lazy cookers who like to just throw things into a bowl!




Now on to the snacks.. I am a frequent snacker, and I especially struggle with grazing, but I've been making my meals more filling and it definitely helps lessen the urge to snack! Yesterdays snacks included these vanilla bean cashew butter blender muffins from Happy Healthy Mama plus a bowl full of grapes! 


For dinner I had one of my new favorite salads that's made with kale, roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts, walnuts, parmesan cheese, and I added some chicken after I took the pic! For the dressing I usually use the Primal Kitchen green goddess dressing - SO good! I also had some Talenti chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and a glass of wine for dessert because, #winenot?


And that's it! I'd say this is pretty a typical day of eats for me. I tend to get hooked on certain recipes (eg. My daily oatmeal and those blender muffins) and eat them non-stop which is why I would probably make for a pretty boring food blogger. But I do love trying new recipes and I especially love to eat! 



"People who love to eat are always the best people." - Julia Child

Minny Girl Blog

Hi friends and happy pretend Spring! Nothing like 8 inches of snow to kick of April, am I right? (If you are a fellow Midwesterner, Summer has to come eventually - we can do it!) But any-who, enough about moody Mother Nature, welcome to my brand new BLOG! I told myself for years I would never start a blog. Everyone's already done it, I'm not a writer, and I'm not that interesting. But my life is all sorts of crazy now running a business on top of a full-time career, so I figured what better time than now?! 

While I am certain this will continue to evolve, my vision for this blog is to bring some sanity to my life. To create a home for all the different components that make up my every-day and to share it with all of you in hopes to make your life a little easier! I'm not sure what to classify this as yet (TBH I just decided to start it this morning) but some topics I currently have on deck are:

What I'm Eating/My Favorite Food Blogs
Things I wish I Had Known Before Starting a Business
Running a Kickstarter Campaign
My Favorite Restaurants and Fitness Studios in the Twin Cities (and beyond because this girl has some plans to travel!)
Making Time to Invest in Yourself (aka working out, learning new skills, doing the things that make YOU happy)
Minny Spoons Updates

Clearly I've got some work to do on the titles but I'd say that's a good place to start! I get a lot of questions around these topics on instagram and this is a MUCH easier platform to talk about them on. Plus, I've already got the domain thanks to Minny Spoons so why not hop on the blogger train?! I hope you stick around see where this lil' blog takes us!

PS - In case you don't know who I am: My name is Ashley :) I am 25 years old, currently living in Minneapolis with my boyfriend and French bulldog, Remi. I work a corporate 9-5 job, run a small nut butter company called Minny Spoons, and am hugely passionate about living a healthy and fulfilling life that always includes wine and puppies. Some of my favorite things include brunch, sweaty workouts, summer days at the lake, exploring a new city, and baking healthy treats! 

And if you made it this far and you're not my mom (thanks for reading though, mom), tell me a few of your favorite things in the comments!