Hey yall!!! I feel like I’m always starting my posts the same way. How are you? How was your weekend? I hope you are having a great day, weekend, etc. What can I say.. I’m a creature of habit. 🙂
Today is all about FOOD. I love seeing others post their eats from an entire day. I’m nosey and I like to get new ideas and meal inspiration. I get stuck in a rut quite often when it comes to food because I’m not too creative and I just go for easy a lot of times that means prepping a lot of the same things. Today I am going to show you what a typical day of eating looks like for me. This was on a work day so it is more “normal” for me unlike the weekend which can sometimes be more snacky, eating out more, etc. So let’s get started.
Since it has been extremely hot in Nashville lately, I am still on my smoothie kick. For a while I was eating oatmeal every morning, but when it got hot I switched to smoothies and I am LOVING them. I love that I can add in SO many nutrients and it keeps me full for a few hours. My current favorite mixture is a few handfuls of spinach, one scoop of vanilla protein powder (Sun Warrior plant-based), a teaspoon of ground flaxseed, one tablespoon of liposomal vitamin C, one tablespoon of L-Glutamine, one teaspoon of greens powder, a few drops of trace mineral drops, a handful of frozen mango and frozen pineapple and enough coconut water to blend it into a think consistency. That is a lot of goodness in one cup! PS I am starting my favorite supplement posts up again and will explain why I take all of the ones I just listed above in separate posts. I am aiming to have a new one up each week!
8:00am Post Workout Green Smoothie
Around mid-morning I try to eat a snack so that I am not starving when lunch time rolls around. This day it was a One Bar. The chocolate chip cookie dough flavor was good, but I am OBSESSED with the birthday cake flavor. Like so obsessed I never want to try another flavor ever again. LOL. This keeps me full until lunch.
10:00am One Bar
Lunch is a bit different each day, but a lot of times it is a salad with lots of add-ins. I try to get in some healthy carbs (quinoa or sweet potatoes usually), protein (I try to have this with every snack and meal so that I stay full longer), and healthy fats (usually avocado and nuts).
12:00pm Green Juice & a Big Salad
This day I had the Costco kale salad mix with fresh raw corn off the cob, roasted sweet potato, pumpkin seeds, and leftover grilled ahi tuna. When we grill or cook fish, I always try to make extra so that I can throw it on a salad the next day for lunch so that I get in a good serving of protein!
I got through phases with my water consumption. Right now I am in a phase where I want all.the.water.all.the.time. I think it is because it is so hot outside right now. I aim to drink 2-4 liters during the work day. I know, that is a LOT of water. But it keeps me feeling really hydrated and healthy. Yes, I pee all day long. I actually like it because it makes me get up from behind my desk and move about every 30 minutes to an hour.
ALL DAY LONG Water
Usually around 3 or 4 pm, I start to get a little hungry. Even if I am not particularly hungry, I try to eat a little something so that I am not ravenous by the time dinner rolls around. This day my snack was blueberry greek yogurt (I love the Light & Fit brand) with almonds on top. I get in my protein and healthy fats and this keeps me full until dinner time.
3:00pm Greek Yogurt with Almonds
We usually eat dinner around 7-7:30pm. We usually stick to easy things like a piece of fish and a couple roasted veggies. This night I spiralized a humungous zucchini and sauteed it with freshly chopped onions and garlic. Then I added some pesto. On my indoor grilling pan (one of my favorite kitchen utensils), I added shrimp (seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chili powder) and cooked them for just a couple minutes on each side and then tossed them on the noodles! This is one of our favorite meals and it comes together really quickly, which is a bonus!
7:00pm Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Blackened Shrimp
Freshly grated parmesan on top! Yum!!
8:00pm Fudge Bar (not pictured)
That wraps up my day’s eats! I hope you enjoyed getting to see what a pretty normal day of eats looks like for me. I hope yall have a wonderful day!!!
- Favorite thing to make for breakfast?
- What is your favorite meal of the day?
- Are you a snacker? If so, what is your favorite snack?