August 31, 2019
Hi friends! Today I’m sharing what a typical day of eating looks like for me. Over the last few weeks I have really been working on changing my mindset when it comes to body image and weight loss. I want to focus less on my weight and more on making my body healthier and stronger.
Over the past month I have gained a few pounds due to ya know, life. It’s almost September and we have 6 weddings and 4 more trips left this year, not to mention the holidays so recently I have been focused on eating clean (but still yummy) so that I can splurge a little during those occasions. Balance!
I’m not writing this post to share a way to lose weight, I’m more so sharing it to give you guys healthy meal ideas! I usually eat 4 times a day to help keep my metabolism going. When planning my meals, I like to take what I enjoy eating into consideration and then try to figure out how I can make those meals healthier. For example, I created a healthier chicken fettuccine alfredo dish with chick pea pasta, grilled chicken, Rao’s alfredo sauce and then I added some asparagus for my veggie. Eat whatever makes you happy, just consider portion control.
Meal 1 – Acai Protein Bowl
Ingredients: In blender mix, 1 Sambazon Organic Acai Pack, 1/2 cup any other frozen fruit mixture, 1/4 cup coconut milk, 1 scoop Inevo Body vanilla protein powder, 1 scoop Inevo Body collegen powder. Once blended, pour into a bowl. Add toppings of choice. I do strawberries, unsweetened coconut flakes, Special K original flakes (I like this better than granola) and sometimes 1/4 of a banana.
I usually have 3 options when it comes to coffee. If I have Nespresso pods in stock at my house I will combine 1 cup coconut milk, 2 shots of espresso and 2 drops of liquid stevia. If I am out of Nespresso pods or if I just feel like treating myself to some Starbucks, I will get a Venti (or grande) Iced sugar-free vanilla latte with coconut milk – YUM. And then sometimes when I’m out of Nespresso pods but don’t feel like spending $5 on a coffee I will order 3-4 shots of espresso over ice from Starbucks and then I’ll go home and add my own stevia and coconut milk.
Meal 2 – Breakfast
Even though I technically eat an acai bowl for breakfast, I love eggs so I make sure I always fit them in one of my meals.
Ingredients: I prep my sweet potatoes ahead of time. I will buy a steam-able bag, steam them, cut them up and then put them in the fridge until I’m ready to fry them up. To cook them, I just put them in a pan with olive oil and some seasonings. For my eggs, I usually eat them over-medium. I put a little bit of coconut oil butter spread in a hot pan (this makes them super yummy) and then crack 2 whole eggs and 1 egg white over them. Next, I add Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel seasoning. I flip them and done! Sometimes I also add blueberries to this meal if I’m extra hungry.
Meal 3: Chicken Aflredo
Ingredients: Better for you chicken alfredo – YUM! I start with Banza chickpea pasta, probably about a half cup per serving – not a lot. I added typical grilled chicken. I like to cut up my chicken raw and then cook it in a pan with seasonings and olive oil. Topped them both off with Rao’s alfredo sauce. This stuff runs a little pricey, like $8 a jar (you can find it at Wholefoods) but it’s worth it in my opinion for the taste and macros. I finished the meal with some roasted asparagus because I’m really trying to add more veggies into my life.
Meal 3 (option 2): Avocado Tuna Crackers
Ingredients: I start with 1 can of tuna in water. I drain the water, add 1 tbsp avocado mayo and mix it up super well, set aside. Then I get my crackers ready. I like to use Triscuit organic thins and portion them out into snack bags at the beginning of the week so I don’t snack on them. I use Triscuit because it has the best ingredients compared to other cracker options. I lay out one serving (about 15 crackers) on a plate and add a little bit of fresh avocado to each followed by a little bit of the tuna mixture. I finish it off with fresh squeeze lemon juice and pepper. SO GOOD! If you don’t like tuna you could easily try this with another meat or meat substitute.
Meal 4: Salsa Dip & chips
Ingredients: So this one is an interesting but super simple and delicious combo! I first cook 93% lean ground beef (you could also use turkey) on the stove top with taco seasoning. For a meal, I mix 4 oz of cooked meat with 1 wedge of laughing cow cheese, heat these up in the microwave. I then add some salsa and stir it all together. You can eat this alone, in a wrap, over rice or use it as dip with some chips or crackers. I pair it with Siete salt-free & grain-free tortilla chips because it makes me happy.
Dessert – My favorite!
My favorite part of the day! I am crazy about sweets and need them on a regular basis or else I’ll go crazy and eat an entire chocolate cake. To prevent that from happening, I treat myself to a little bit of something sweet every night. Typically I purchase a bar of 72% dark chocolate from Trader Joes and eat a small piece of it after my last meal. I’m currently out though so these yummy caramel chocolate Quest bars will do.
This kind of post is super new for me, so please let me know if you enjoyed and I will try to do one each month!