I’ve noticed as I plan my meals out for the day, day in and day out – those I eat at home and those I eat at work – there’s a system there. It goes like this:
- -half a serving of fruit, coffee
- -bigger breakfast with lots of protein, a little carbs, and a little healthy fats
- -no snack
- -lunch focused on protein and veggies
- -nighttime treat
And wouldn’t you know, yesterday followed the same system!
This month’s “theme” for What I Ate Wednesday is sensible snacking.
Here’s my take on snacking –
I always, always, always make sure to have at least one snack on hand. I remember when I worked in an office and 3:00 would come around and I’d need a little snack after my 11 or 12 o’clock lunch. If I didn’t have an apple and PB or some yogurt on hand, I’d be more apt to walk on over to the vending machine or the café and eat something not so healthy. However, I don’t like to plan out my snacks too much. If I know I’m supposed to eat at 3:00 or 10:00 or what have you, it feels like I focus on food too much. So just having a snack handy in case my tummy rumbles works well for me.
And now on to WIAW!
Breakfast – 8:00 a.m.
I woke up around 6, and then took Niko on a 40 minute walk on a nearby trail. I ended up having to stop by the store to pick up something, so I didn’t get to eat breakfast until 8:00. I probably should have had some berries or a banana before my walk, because I was pretty hungry by the time I actually got to breakfast.
Anyway, this would be a protein pancake – made this way, but the banana was smushed in the batter instead of added in at the end. I topped it with Justin’s Maple Almond Butter and berries. The banana provided enough sweetness!
I also had some iced coffee made this way in my Estes Park cup! Shane and I got coffees at Kind Coffee there, and eventually took home our own grounds to make for the rest of the trip (and take home.)
I love drinking from this cup because it reminds me of Colorado, and the mindset I was in while there
Lunch – 12:30 p.m.
I actually packed this up and ate it at the gym between clients, and it was super tasty! I started with a bed of lettuce and mesclun, and then topped it with leftover chicken (Mexican seasoned) from the other night.
Plus two orange chocolate cookies:
Snack – 3:30 p.m.
Right after lunch, I did a quick chest, triceps, and abs workout, and had a protein shake immediately after. Then a couple hours later my metabolism was up and I was ready for a snack. Today it was Greek yogurt, oats, fruit, and a little honey.
Then I also had a Wasa cracker with a slice of Swiss cheese:
Dinner – 7:30 p.m.
I trained clients until a little after 7:00 last night, and when I got home I just wanted something quick. Shane suggested going out for Thai, but I really just wanted to slip into jammies and heat up something very quick. So I had the leftovers from Sunday night – a naked grass-fed cheeseburger:
And on the side, a cucumber with sea salt and a microwaved sweet potato (a real one!) with a little kerrygold, cinnamon, and sea salt. It was tasty and filling
How does your eating-style/meal plan look from day to day?
My eating style switches up on the weekends, but it’s fairly consistent during the week.