Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WIAW: Fitness Competitor Friendly Potluck!

I can't tell you how happy I am it's...

Wednesday!

Why?

Because I get to share with you some of my Birthday and Post-Half-Marathon Celebration Eats that are..guess what...

Fitness Competitor Friendly! (Well, for the most part!)

Stuffed Red Peppers!
To match my lululemon red riding hood sweater!

In this edition of What I Ate Wednesday (thanks Jenn for this great and FUn way to display my noms!)...


I will show you all the goodies that were had during my...

P-A-R-T-Y! (That happened a few hours after running my very first 1/2 marathon!)

Without blabbering tooooo much...

Here's what went down!

To begin...

As I'm currently getting ready for two Fitness Competitions coming up on October 20...

I wasn't surprised at the fact that I wouldn't be having any of the treats my little tummy so desired (like ice cream!) so...

I made the most of it and hosted a Competitor Friendly Potluck (with a healthy twist!)!

The Gargoyle (Teddy's best friend)  was excited.

As many of my friends are also getting ready to hit the SAF and Physique Canada stage...

I wanted to make this dinner party a stress-free environment for all competitors, especially when it came down to the 'diet' department! (No special ordering required! lol)

And for those, of course, who weren't following any 'strict' regime...

I wanted to offer them healthy and yummy options as well!

Now, to get everyone involved and to add a little more FUn to the whole thing...

People were encouraged (if they wanted to) to bring a competitor or non-competitor friendly appetizer and together...

We would  enjoy each other's creations!

Baked Cucumber Dill Gluten-Free Lentil Chips and Baked Potato Chips for the Chip Lovers!
No competitor had chips!
In case you want to see what I'm talking about!
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Super Sly's home made salsa was a hit!

For the main course...

I would provide BBQ Chicken (some plain, some not)...

I added Char Crust Seasoning and BBQ Sauce for the non-plain ones.

And...

Oven Broiled Salmon for all!

This is my all-time favourite Salmon to eat!
Recipe can be found here.

I would also end up making two different types of salads! (One for competitors and the other for non-competitors)

This.
Green and Coloured Veggies topped with a Dijon Mustard and Balsamic Vinegar dressing
And that.
(old photo, same ingredients)
Recipe for this can be found here.

Nikki (who's a master veggie stuffer)...

Me, Nikki and Little M.

Made...

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps and Red Peppers! (Mmm Mmm good!)

Recipe can be found here.

We gave her a helping muscle hand and...

Stuffed as a team!


Rick (Nikki's husband) helped with the BBQ'in!


By the end of all the preparations and cooking...

We dug in...


Continued having FUn...


And of course...

Celebrated my Birthday! (I'm such a child!)

**Nikki make me a huge FUreakin' competitor friendly CuPcAkE! The bottom was made with Oatmeal and Egg Whites and the top with Zucchini and Oatmeal! The frosting was made with Greek Yogurt! I had a little piece of the bottom half! Mmm MMm!**

Like...
Tell me this isn't the most amazing thing you've ever seen!
I made a wish!
Those Cakesicles were for non-competitors :)

All in all...

I had fabulous time (and I hope everyone else did too lol) celebrating my birthday and completion of my first half-marathon!

I'm so lucky to be surrounded by so much positivity and love!

Not a day goes by that I am not grateFUl for what I have in my life!

Thank you!

And as for Teddy...

He's still warming up to his wall friend!


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Until next time...

Have a great day everyone!

Question FU You...

Have you ever hosted or attended a healthy potluck?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

53 comments:

  1. It all looks so friggen good, and that cupcake... ADORABLE!!

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    1. Thanks! I've never see a cupcake so big..let alone, a healthy cupcake!!!

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  2. I am now hungry.

    Looked like a great time-damn, you know how to throw a party! And I love your gargoyle!

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  3. That kitchen looks so cool, love the pops of red! All of your eats look delic and the cake your friend made is fabulous!!!

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  4. Oh all of that food looks SO delicious! Yum!!!! And it looks like such a fun time!

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  5. This all looks great! I've never been to your blog - it's cute (love the pink!) I'm getting more into fitness these days so I'm gonna read some of your posts for inspiration ;) Happy WIAW! Love, Leanne

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  6. Those lentil chips are so good. And those salads look fantastic. And you can't go wrong with stuffed portobellos!!

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  7. WOW AWESOME IDEA! It looks delicious and so much fun! Way to go girlie! PERFECT WAY TO CELEBRATE!

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    1. Thanks Krysten! It was delish and FUn! :)

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  8. I want everything on the menu right now!!

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  9. It's so great that you have this huge group of people that support each other in their goals. :) I love that cake that was made for your birthday! So cute :) Hey everyone has to have a little cake on their birthday, even if it's healthified!

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  10. I love a good pot luck, and I love it when people have healthy options! I would totally come to one of your dinners - finish that competition and you can fly over for one of mine, ok?!

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  11. I love this! How awesome that you have so many friends to share in your healthy eating ways! Those cupcake popsicles are adorable!

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  12. Wow. Looks like you had an awesome time at that party. And i love how you got the big treat! So cute.

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  13. I LOVE that you had a competitor-friendly potluck! I wish we did more things like there here.

    That cake is epic - she needs to write a guest post on that one. Mostly so I can make it and face-plant into it.

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    1. If only you lived here! ;)

      Face planting, why didn't I think of that?!

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  14. That spread looks AMAZING and so delicious!! And cakesicles? Genius! Looks like you had a great time! And poor Teddy!

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    1. We did!

      Teddy, he's hilarious and keeps me going at ALL times!

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  15. That all looks delicious! I really need to get to experimenting with mushrooms. It's SO nice when you have people that are willing to help you meet your goals by getting creative in the kitchen.

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    1. Absolutely! I'm definitely grateful!

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  16. I love how you had a competitor friendly potluck. Keeps everyone happy. All of your food looks delish. As always!

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  17. In the states we have something called "hummus chips" do y'all have those? Sooo good, and high in protein.

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    1. No we don't! Or, not that I've ever seen! They sound amazing!

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  18. Wow! Yum!!! I just ate, but now I am starving for some of that!!! Delish! Looks like it was a blast!

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    1. It was a super fun and tasty time!

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  19. What a delicious potluck! Those stuffed portabello mushrooms look so good.

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  20. I'm hosting one this Saturday! :)

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  21. First off YUM! Second - where's the recipe for the cake????

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    1. Hmmm...great idea for a post :)

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  22. I love that you have fun in when you are dieting for a contest & so close to one too!!!!!!!!! Amazing!!!! I was a bit*h when I was 4 weeks out & worse as it got closer! ;-)

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    1. hahahha! This prep was a blast, I have to say! :)

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  23. What a fantastic idea (and what a beautiful kitchen!)! This looks like my kind of potluck! I'm not sure if I could have resisted those cakesicles, though! :-O Congrats on your half, and best of luck to you in your fitness competitions!! xoxo

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    1. Thanks!

      Cakesicles smelled and looked incredible!

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  24. You always do the most FUN things with your friends. and love the photo of the pup!

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    1. Love my friends :) Teddy is a cutie isn't he?

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  25. such a cute idea! Turning a party into healthy food instead of bad for you food! Happy Birthday! (:

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  26. What a great group of people. I like to host thanksgiving and christmas at my house so I can trick my family into healthy foods. I tell them what I changed when it's all over and they love it either way!

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  27. Goat cheese stuffed peppers look amazing!

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    1. Love stuffed peppers! We had put Allegro Cheese but Goat Cheese, great substitute idea!

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  28. OOOH THE SALMON PLUS THE CAKESICLES would be my NONCOMPETITOR choice.

    xo

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    1. Salmon was competitor friendly! I loved every single bite! :)

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  29. Thanks for sharing all these great potluck recipes! Wish I had friends like you to contribute more delicious and healthy eats at get-togethers, especially during the holidays (when we REALLY need it!) :)

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    1. I think I should have a healthy holiday party now :)Great idea!

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