Hello there! I hope your day is off to a great start. This week is flying by once again and I’m pretty pumped about it.
I decided to share my food journal with you from Monday this week. For some reason I felt bloated on Sunday (and the bowl of cookie dough ice cream I ate didn’t help) so I really focused on healthy eating on Monday to avoid that blah feeling once again.
Thanks Jenn for hosting another What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW)
My Monday morning started off with a cup of French Vanilla Coffee with milk. I made a quick breakfast scramble of eggs, spinach, potatoes. It really doesn’t look pretty but it was delicious and filling. This was exactly the type of meal I needed to fuel my Group Power workout at 730am.
We taught the new workout for Group power and it felt great to bring in some next exercises. It was a great class and I dripped so much sweat I immediately drank a protein shake after the class to refuel my muscles. I also ate a bowl of oatmeal with peanut butter and a banana my appetite was crazy.
After I taught my Fit For Life class I was craving a salad so I quickly made one. We ran out of avocado and I was super bummed not to have some in the mix, but it was still yummy. My salad had peppers, cucumbers, carrots, bbq chicken, & balsamic fig dressing. I love simple salads and I also love Marc’s BBQ chicken so I was thankful for the leftovers from the weekend.
With my salad I also had an apple with peanut butter.
My afternoon snack came a couple hours later after I finished my coaching work on the computer. I opted for a Chocolate Protein Oat bar and a few pieces of fresh mozzarella (ava was snacking on it and it looked too good)
Marc had a manager’s meeting all day at work so Ava and I had dinner without him. I didn’t have to cook which was great. That meant I opened the fridge and took out the food items that looked the best out and put it on a plate I had a piece of Chicken Francese, with Asparagus in olive oil, and a simple baked sweet potato.
It wasn’t fun having a weeknight alone but I was able to catch up on a lot of work once Ava was asleep.
I finished my night with a Chocolate Shakeology and some strawberries.
When I look back at my day of eats everything was pretty nutritious but also FILLING. Did you ever notice there’s more volume to foods that are WHOLE & REAL. For example my oatmeal bowl was huge and satisfying but it has the same calories as a KIND bar. Whenever I eat KIND bars (they are so tasty) but they don’t fill me, which means I end up eating more than I actually need. Anyways, it was a good day in my books and even though my food choices aren’t creative, the less thinking I have to do with a toddler running around the better!
Happy Hump Day.
Whats been your go to lunch lately?
Do you prefer creative meals over simple ones?