Hello! Hope you are having a fabulous week, we’re half way through and tomorrow is St. Patricks day! The weather is also starting to get warmer, and days are getting longer. Doesn’t that just put everyone in such a better mood?!? In my case, the nice weather makes the kids a little bit crazier at school, but only a few more months until summer.
Today I wanted to share with you all the good eats I ate one day this week. All the meals below were actually consumed on Monday. Mondays are usually all about clean eating and getting back on track from a few indulgences over the weekend (like pizza, chocolate, and wine). In order for me to participate in the What I ate Wednesday link up with Peas and Crayons and others I needed to prepare this post ahead of time. So here we go….
Breakfast 6:30 a.m. I wake up early to do a cardio workout most days so breakfast always consists of a green smoothie with fruit and whey protein, black coffee, and lots of water to rehydrate. Lots of liquids, but it works for me. I look forward to my smoothie everyday and would never want to replace it. Read my last post on How to Build the Perfect Smoothie, to see how I prepare my delicious green drink every morning.
Here’s a picture of actual breakfast that’s much less pretty:
Breakfast Part 2 at 8:00 a.m. Since I just drink a ton of liquids at home I’m usually hungry again once I get to work. So after I’ve gotten a few things set up for the day I eat some oatmeal with peanut or almond butter, egg whites, cinnamon, and almond milk. I usually prep five of these for the work week. This helps keep me full until lunch time.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. Lunch is usually always a grilled chicken salad with some veggies, olives, and chick peas. I usually don’t use a dressing but I love the combo of red wine vinegar and dijon mustard. I also always have a yogurt at lunch. Usually I have a Chobani Simply 100, but these Fage yogurts were on sale this week and are one of my favorite greek yogurts, so thick and creamy, mmmm!
Snack 3:30 p.m. Once the kiddos have left school for the day I usually snack on some almonds and half a sliced apple, loving honey crisp apples these days. And I always try to drink a TON of water at this time, because otherwise I sometimes mistake thirst for hunger if I didn’t drink enough throughout the day. I was actually running an after school program and forgot to snap a photo of my snack, sorry!
Post Workout Shake 6:00 p.m. When I workout in the morning it’s typically just cardio, so two to three times a week I try to do some heavy lifting when I come home. 5:00 a.m. is just too early for me to be doing squats, maybe one day I’ll get used to it. I usually do a workout with dumbbells myself or attend a one hour BodyPump class. After all this lifting I usually need something to give me energy to make dinner and keep myself from snacking, so I blend 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein with milk.
Dinner 7:30 p.m. We eat dinner pretty late since my husband usually gets home after 7 p.m. Which I’m fine with cause then I have time to actually prepare a meal. Monday for dinner we had Gimme Some Oven’s Teriyaki Chicken with broccoli and cauliflower rice. I picked up a few bags of cauliflower crumbles at target. You just sauté the crumbles in a pan with some oil until soft, and it really tastes just like rice. Great low carb option.
Dessert 8:00 p.m. The season finale of The Bachelor was Monday night. Love all the drama, and seriously can’t wait for Bachelor in Paradise to start. So after dinner was all cleaned up, I sat down with one pice of Dove Twilight dark chocolate, two dates, and some peanut butter. This sounds weird but it’s such a great combo. Dates are naturally sweet and they definitely help satisfy my sweet tooth.
What’s one thing you’ve enjoyed eating on your plate this week?
What’s your favorite greek yogurt?
What healthy options satisfy your sweet tooth?