What I Ate Wednesday: Simple, High Protein, Plant-Based Meals

Welcome to a day full of eats!  This was actually from Tuesday :)

I started the day with an early morning workout- a ‘Fit Training Camp’ class put on by an ex-NFL player at my gym which was super tough.  I’m not sure if I was sore from Monday or just super tired but I was dead about 30 minutes into the class which is totally not like me.  I stuck it out and pushed my hardest.  The class is a mix of strength training circuits and athletic movements and I haven’t gone in a long time.  I think I need to start going again!!

I came home and worked through a TON of emails, had several calls to get on, and followed up on work issues.  I probably should have grabbed something to eat right after I worked out but I didn’t.  Hopefully I didn’t lose all my #GAINZ. (Totally joking…)

gainzI finally cooked a huge plate of Greek yogurt protein pancakes with Essentially Coconut original flavor coconut butter drizzled over top.  thumb_IMG_7902_1024

Lunch was also later than expected after getting stuck working on some projects I needed to get done and not wanting to step away from my computer.  Does anyone else just need to get things done BEFORE they eat?  Once I sit down to eat, I like to be super mindful of my hunger/satiety so I try not to ever work/answer emails and eat!! This usually means I take my meals to another area of my apartment to eat, eat with a friend (or my boyfriend), or go outside on the porch :)  Lunch was a huge salad with Tofurkey slices and Boathouse Farms Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing.  Sometimes my meals are quick and EASY and not pretty!!thumb_IMG_7938_1024

I snacked on a Good2Go bar at some point after lunch.  These are SOOO good and I love the real foods that this is made out of.  Give me these over Quest bars ANYDAY.  Sorry Quest :(  Check out their website above and use DEANNA at checkout for 20% off.  You will be blown away by the texture and taste of these.  I swear I tried to make something similar to this for YEARS in my own kitchen and never came close!  The peanut butter, oats, protein powder, and honey make this DIVINE. g2g

I put another version of my protein cake in the oven in the early evening after work and couldn’t NOT do a quick photoshoot. I also ate a slice with a thick greek yogurt frosting.  If you haven’t made this cake yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???  I swear I will post an updated recipe as well!thumb_IMG_7945_1024

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Finally made a late dinner with the boyfriend – baked salt + pepper salmon, buffalo roasted cauliflower, sautéed mushrooms, and a sweet potato steamed in the microwave.  BEWARE of that Habanero hot sauce from Trader Joe’s… YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.  We tag-teamed this meal so it was on the table in less than 35 minutes!!

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Finally finished the day with an easy microwave brownie with chocolate chunks and more chocolate syrup.  There was also a huge spoonful of peanut butter on the side of the dish to be dipped into the warm gooeyness :)thumb_IMG_7588_1024

Also thought I’d share a recent progress picture.  Sometimes I feel like my shoulders and arms are making NO progress so I like to keep myself realistic/accountable by posting these here so I can look back over time.  Funny how a blog can almost turn into a personal scrapbook to remind yourself how far you have come!

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Happy Wednesday beautiful people!!  Who would have thought EATING could be simple, fun, beautiful, and high in protein while all at the same time!!

 

15 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday: Simple, High Protein, Plant-Based Meals

  1. Hilary says:

    I can’t wait to try out those bars! I recently tried out the oh yeah bars as well and found I actually liked those better than quest too! And that protein cake, can’t wait to try it out!

  2. Heather says:

    The bread looks so amazing:) mine does not seem to turn out like that. I am going to try it in a loaf pan today. Do you use metal or glass?
    Thank you for sharing recipe!

    • Dietitian Deanna says:

      Hi Heather!! THANK YOU!! I use a metal pan and lined it with foil and sprayed with a nonstick coconut oil spray!!

    • Dietitian Deanna says:

      Literally obsessed with all things mushroom. I dip them in Basil White bean hummus from Trader Joe’s….HEAVEN.

    • Dietitian Deanna says:

      Thanks so much Dani for coming on over!! The Good2Go bars are no joke – they honestly are just SO good. Can’t wait to read more on your blog!!

  3. Sarah @ BucketListTummy says:

    Your cake looks so good! I always. love your dessert eats. Would it work with 1/ 2 the amount in whole eggs rather than egg whites? I am not mindful about my eating and will stop doing work if my stomach is growling – baby steps of progress!

    • Dietitian Deanna says:

      Hi Sarah!! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice note. Are you talking about using 4 whole eggs and possibly 1/2 cup egg whites? I assume that may work!! I honestly am not sure as I’ve never tried this…if you try it out let me know!

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