What I Ate Wednesday (Valentine’s Day Edition)

  Feb 14, 2018  |  #Eats/WIAW

Morning friends! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hope you are having a great week. I feel like I have a combination of personal, professional and baby goals to accomplish each day, so I’m knocking away at those! It’s making the weeks go by so quickly.

Let’s get on to a day of full eats, shall we?

Breakfast

I’m in a cereal phase right now. I had some Crackin’ Oat Bran cereal with bluebs, banana, peanut butter and some other cereal mixed in. Crunchy cereal with milk is just so refreshing to me. Fun fact – Crackin’ Oat Bran was one of the first breakfasts Ed made for me back in the day. What a guy, huh?!

Usually after my cereal, I add a little bit of yogurt with more peanut butter into the bowl for more protein and the satisfaction factor. Makes a big difference!

After breakfast, I headed into the office to see my morning clients. Sometimes I have clients throughout the day, sometimes just in the morning, and sometimes I have a break. I had a break this week, so after my morning clients, I was going to try a little run on a local trail. After driving there, I realized it was still wet and muddy, and for fear I might slip, I forwent the run and came home to eat lunch. It worked out for the best because I enjoy eating lunch at home when I can and not being rushed.

Lunch

I heated up some lunch, which I had made earlier in the week for meal prep. I had a breakfast skillet combo of eggs, ground beef, cauliflower and some veggies. Plus, some sourdough bread with mashed avocado and sea salt. Literally the best thing ever.

We have a plethora of greens right now, so I’m trying to add them into all of my meals so they don’t go bad. They are really easy to add into all kinds of bowls of sorts. And sauteeing kale with olive oil, garlic powder and sea salt is my favorite thing ever.

This was a really flavorful lunch and kept me satisfied. The combination of eggs and regular ground beef (I usually buy 90/10, but just went for the 80/20 this time), kept me full for hours. I like to sprinkle some cheese on top too!

What I Ate Wednesday

After lunch, I took Tater and we met up with my neighbor and her toddler for a nice little walk. The weather has been weird and overcast this week – it rained all weekend, so I’m definitely ready to see the sun.

After the walk, I headed back to the office for some night clients. I have a few high school runners right now that I love working with. If only I had known about the importance of nutrition during my high school athletic career….I paid no attention to how foods made me feel back then.

I really enjoy working with them and educating them now, while their brains are still so young. I love to bring my snacks in to show them what balanced snacks look like. This time, I packed these brownies that I made this weekend. They are SO good. I love them because they’re made with ground flaxseed and almond butter (my favorite kind), so lotsa healthy fats for satiation. Alexis’s recipes always speak to me.

What I Ate Wednesday

It was a little bit of a later night, but luckily, I did some meal prep this weekend so dinner was easy. I reheated my Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers and paired them with some broccoli on the side and called it a done meal.

What I Ate Wednesday

I finally caught up on This is Us, and we watched some of the Olympics before bed.

How was your Wednesday? What show are you into right now? What’s your favorite Olympic sport?

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24 responses to “What I Ate Wednesday (Valentine’s Day Edition)

  1. That is so cool that you have high school kids coming in, I really don’t feel like I knew anything about nutrition or what food could do for you in my teens. Also, Cracklin Oat Bran was my favorite cereal growth up, I think I might need to pick up a box.

  2. Happy Valentine’s Day Sarah! I first had Cracklin Oat Bran in college! For a bran cereal, I thought it tasted like ginger snap cookies! I used to bring a baggy of it from the dining hall with me to class. I haven’t had cereal in a while because I don’t have refrigeration in my van…so no milk.
    I have not been watching the Olympics, no Tv, but I read about it each morning and I’d have to say even though I know there is so much ED history etc with it, figure skating is beautiful. I also love every figure skating movie ever (including Blades of Glory lol)

    1. I love to snack on dry cereal sometimes too, that’s my favorite night time snack on the couch 🙂 And you’re right, there is so much ED history with the Olympics, sadly 🙁

  3. I don’t eat cereal very often any more but it is really good! And having a little protein after is a great idea.
    I also didnt pay attention at all to nutrition in high school. I used to eat fast food for lunch most days, even when I had a field hockey game or track meet in the afternoon. Its crazy to think about now!

  4. Cracklin’ oat bran is my favorite cereal! I loved when the dining hall in college would have it. Now I want to pick some up from the store…
    Nutrition was the last thing on my mind in high school. I love your nutrition posts so much that I picked up a book on nutrition at the library and am reading it now.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  5. Man I keep wanting to go back and catch up on the Olympics (we don’t have cable, so it makes it super hard… I’m not sure if you can stream it online?) I so miss watching the Figure Skating. Thank you for the reminder – this weekend it is!

    The simple things eh? I also love sautéing kale is simply some olive oil and salt. And sourdough with avocado is like, the biggest luxury.

    Those high school runners are a) so smart to be thinking about nutrition and b) so lucky to be seeing you for their guidance

  6. Sarah
    If you are allergic to nuts, how can you have Almond Milk? Also, have you tried Avocado Oil for your kale? Does it have more benefits?

    1. Hey PJ! Almond milk has never bothered me – and I can actually do almond butter too. I think it may be more of the skin of the actual nuts? Almonds are actually the least reactive – for me, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, cashews, walnuts are the serious ones!

  7. That’s awesome that you get to eat lunch at home from time to time! I love the feeling of being home when I’m normally out and about, and it’s so nice not to have to pack a lunch sometimes! Also, those sweet potato burgers look delicious!

  8. Love hearing about how you get to coach young runners; I SOO wish I had paid more attention to the vitalness of good nutrition when I was first running, but I’m so thankful for so many people who are coaching and training people like me now in nutrition through their blogs and advice like you Sarah. I LOVE how you added greens to your eggs, because sometimes I don’t feel like salads, but greens in eggs sounds like a good option.

    1. It’s funny because it’s almost an automatic habit that I don’t even think about, but now that you mention it … greens in eggs is really easy and convenient! I like the additional flavor and color it provides too.

  9. To think I never ate cereal between the ages of 3 and 17!
    I often get greens, use like half the container, and then can’t figure out what to do with the rest. Way to get creative with your greens! I’ll have to remember you for inspiration next time.

    1. When I don’t know what to do with them, I cook them down and pretty much add them to any warm dish or bowl (pasta, beans/quinoa/rice, egg dishes are all very easy)!

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