Welcome to the most fabulous day in the healthy living blog-world-What I Ate Wednesday! The premise is to document all that you eat in one day (Tuesday usually) in order to post this on Wednesday for all to see.
I love the idea behind this because 1) I love getting new ideas from others when I feel like my food is getting boring 2) There are so many ways to prepare similar foods and I love to see how others create their recipes 3) I love getting a glimpse into how many times people eat per day, the nutrients they take in, and how they plan out their meals each day! I especially like to just see how people are living life! So, here goes a day for me. Thank you Jenn for the amazing link-up!
Breakfast was Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough protein oatmeal. I combined 1/2 cup of oats with 1/2 scoop of whey protein powder (Cellucor Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor) and water and cooked in the microwave for 2 minutes. Then I mixed in 1/4 cup pumpkin puree and drizzled with salty peanut butter and a couple of shavings from a stevia-sweetened chocolate bar (from Sprouts).
I ate lunch in different parts. Lunch was a great combo of Cilantro Lemon swai (used a Cilantro Lemon chutney as marinade) and green beans (seasoned with Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb) along with a lightly salted brown rice cake and 2 packets of Justin’s maple almond butter. My snack was a Banana Nut Quest bar and almonds in my handy tin. So inconspicuous!
I made a quick trip to Sprouts after work. So many delicious food finds. That gingerbread spice milk chocolate bar will probably be mine in the near future. And these pancake mixes are actually pretty healthy with little fat, 24 grams of carbohydrates, and a short ingredient list as well! I also tried out the Coconut La Croix flavor. UMMMM THE BEST. Like literally perfect. I need to go buy 10 more and stock up. I swear I forgot about this flavor until I saw it resting on a shelf misplaced, looking for someone to buy it.
Dinner was my take on “fried rice” and it is so easy you may pee your pants. I took 1 egg, 3/4 cup egg whites and scrambled with green onions, cilantro, and coconut oil in a saute pan. I took my precooked brown rice and warmed up 3/4 cup of that as well. Then I steamed 2 cups of broccoli slaw in another bowl. All you do is layer the three parts together (eggs, rice, and broccoli slaw) and add Bragg’s liquid aminos, garlic powder, onion powder, ginger powder, and Sriracha! High protein, high fiber fried (brown) rice!! I didn’t mix all the broccoli slaw in and had some on the side. I also had some of the new bread I had gotten at Sprouts-Alvarado Street Bakery Flax Seed Bread-with PB2 and homemade pumpkin butter!
Last meal of the day-yes I eat 5 meals a day (!) -was a HUGE smoothie and 2 chocolate rice cakes with more peanut butter. Gosh, is it weird I have peanut or almond butter with every meal?! Yikes. I am an addict. Someone help me.
The smoothie had 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 scoop Trutein Red Velvet cake protein powder, a pinch of xantham gum (for thickness), 6 ice cubes and water! So so good. I swear the xantham gum is magical. Tastes like froyo! Oh and I tried to make my smoothie fancy by putting it in my lovely PITT stemless wine glass.
I have come to that realization that health and fitness has no final destination. It has no end. There is no stopping point. Just because I ate donuts and sushi and wine 3 days ago does not mean I can’t eat green beans and almonds today. This is a lifestyle with no end point. That is why I plan on feeding my body. To make small changes along the way that add up. To not stop, as you will always start again in some way. I encourage you to challenge your “diet” mentality and think the same way. There is no “end” to a healthy lifestyle!
Thanks for all the love. See you all tomorrow.