You want to hear something cool? Build Up Dietitians, a group of Registered Dietitians (RD’s) and dietitians-to-be that back the science of nutrition and support upcoming RD’s, shared my gluten post on their Facebook and twitter pages yesterday. Whoaaa, awesome!
I obvs love to chat about food and nutrition. So, what a great lead in for showing pictures of my (Tuesday) meals and snacks. Happy WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday), everyone! Head on over to Laura’s page to see more.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m trying to incorporate some balanced fats in every meal, so let’s see how I did yesterday. I woke up Tuesday as a hangry gal, and ate too quickly before I could even think about snapping a picture. But so you’re in the know, I went with a little bit of greek yogurt (2%), bananas, peanut butter, blueberries, chia seeds and chocolate chips, with a a hard boiled egg. The hard boiled egg was eaten in addition, not IN the yogurt, sillies. I haven’t gotten to that level of mixing yet. Imagine something similar to this picture, but add some colorful fruit and copious choco chips.
Carbohydrate: Fruit, Protein: Greek yogurt, egg, Healthy Fat: egg (must eat the YOLK for this to count), peanut butter, chia seeds
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Around 11 am, I needed a snack and opted for another hard boiled egg and a protein cinnamon bar with a handful of unpictured peanuts and sunflower seeds. Some healthy fat, protein and carbs. Bam.
Around 1pm, I raided the fridge to put together lunch; a salad with a little bit of everything – spinach, kale, zucchini, red peppers, broccoli, radishes, brussels, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and baked tempeh. I probably could have added more healthy fat here (i.e. avocado), but I did add some olive oil for dressing.
Carbohydrate – vegetables, Protein – tempeh, veggies, Fat – tempeh, olive oil
Followed up with some kombucha and an apple with peanut butter.
Later, I went for a little run around Charlotte (I haven’t run downtown in a while) and boy have things changed! So many new food places and beautiful neighborhoods. I then met a friend for hot yoga at Arrichion, which kicks my butt every time. It’s not relaxing yoga, it’s a kick-butt workout. On my way home, I chugged water with NUUN. I loveeee NUUN, and always drink it after a hard run or workout to replenish those electrolytes. I love fruit punch and the lemonade flavors best.
Check out this great picture after our workout! I had never done the double plank before (Sorry, Em, for my toes all up in your face).
Dinner, like lunch, was this delicious bowl over a bed of spinach – we threw in some baked butternut squash, quinoa, garbanzo beans, brussels, radishes, avocado, and topped with pumpkin seeds. This was obviously a craving for Portland. The novice food-critic in me found that the radishes gave it some spicy bitterness, the pumpkin seeds gave it some crunch, the butternut squash some sweetness, and the avocado some comforting fat for some mouth-feel. Make sense? The novice food-critic in me found that the radishes gave it some spicy bitterness, the pumpkin seeds gave it some crunch, the butternut squash some sweetness, and the avocado some comforting fat for some mouth-feel. Make sense
I drizzled it with some balsamic. It came out AMAZING! If you guys want the recipe, I’ll try and put it together but it was a guess and check thing! Can you tell I just LOVE mixing things together? So pretty!
And then, for dessert, while watching the State of the Union: popcorn and some pomegranate dark chocolate. I flavored my popcorn with some coconut oil and cinnamon.
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Have you tried a double plank before?