The Fit Skool

by Kelly

WIAW: Food Volume


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?

Author: Kelly @ The Fit Skool

I’m Kelly, a NASM personal trainer and group instructor, a former athlete, a wife and soon to be mommy. Health and Fitness is my passion and I am excited to share this journey with you!


  1. Great eats! Everything looks great…and so healthy!

  2. Balsamic fig dressing sounds delicious! Do you have a recipe? My go to lunch is almost always a big pile of greens with whatever left overs we have on top. I can make a salad out of anything :)
    When it comes to food, simplicity is sometimes best. I think that people forget fruits, vegetable, grilled meats, and whole grains taste really good on their own. You don’t always need a fancy sauce or condiment to make it better.

    • The Balsamic dressing is pretty delicious. I bought it at Stop & Shop however I do want to recreate my own version because it’s so good. I’m jealous you can make a salad out of anything, I am not the best salad maker but I do love them :)
      I couldn’t agree more about “simplicity is best” when it comes to food. I really do have an appreciation for how food tastes without sauces and condiments, but I know my family probably gets bored of my cooking. I really just find it hard to think about being creative when I have a toddler running around while I’m cooking!!!

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