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


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!!

thumb_IMG_7870_1024The close-up:thumb_IMG_7862_1024

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!


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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