I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve done a What I Ate Wednesday post! Between moving, traveling and life, I just haven’t photographed my daily eats as much, so I made sure to do it yesterday so I could share this with you all.
Tuesdays are typically my longest day of the week, so I thought this would be a great insight into how I navigate those longer days. I usually have night clients or other events to attend, so I have to plan for and prepare enough snacks to last me throughout the day.
As always, I urge you not to use this as comparison or judgement. BLT is a no judgment zone!
Tuesday morning was an early wake up for some speed work.
Fortunately, Ed got up and headed to the track with me so I didn’t have to do it alone. We got up around 6, had some coffee (I can’t do early morning runs without coffee), a few handfuls of dry cereal, then ran a mile to the track nearby. I had 4 mile repeats on the agenda with a 400 meter recovery in between. It was nice and cool. The weather felt SO GOOD.
I stretched really well after, had some water with NUUN and then got to breakfast.
Breakfast was this banana peach breakfast bake I’m hoping to share with you all next week. Topped with lots of PB, obvs. To be honest, this is a recipe I started testing in the summer (when peaches were in full season) and it fell to the wayside. But, I’m so glad I rekindled the love for it because it really is super amazing. I think you guys will love it!
In addition to the banana peach breakfast bake, I also had 2 scrambled eggs on the side for extra protein (and Vitamin D!).
I stopped by the grocery store on the way into the office to plan out the grocery store tour I’m giving on Thursday. It’s usually different based on the clients I have. Since I try to personalize the tours, I mapped out my route for what I plan on focusing on this time.
Around 10:00, I had snack number one, which was a banana with drippy sunbutter and cocao nibs (I always buy this brand).
Snack number 2 about an hour later was some watermelon, grapes, baby carrots, and watermelon radishes. Aren’t they beautiful?! Love those things!
Watermelon is full of Vitamin C and lycopene, an antioxidant that helps decrease inflammation and also has been linked to decreasing the risk of colon cancer.
And let’s not forget about hydration. I also drank loads of water throughout the day and you can always find me with a sparkling water alongside my laptop.
I had a meeting at Whole Foods so I just docked there for a little bit and hit up the salad bar for lunch. I also loaded up on Kombucha while I was there, since it’s actually cheaper there than at Harris Teeter!
Back at the office, I had a few new patients and we did some metabolic tests and talked about ways to increase metabolism. I also worked on some educational materials and touched base with my clients to remind them about the grocery tour.
I needed a few more snacks to power through the day because I knew it would be a late one (we had an evening event planned). I packed some chocolate energy bites and some Siggi’s topped with pumpkin seeds, oat squares and a spoonful of sunbutter. Obsessed.
Around 5pm, I along with the other clinic staff, headed to a local school event to talk about healthy eating for students and athletes. I packed a banana and a protein bar for the ride over.
PS, has anyone tried these Good Greens bars? This was my first time trying them. They use a greens superfood powder and dried fruits to meet your fruits and veggie recommendations. I thought the bar was okay –
I think the greens powder did affect the taste, but it still tasted fine. I give it a 7/10, with the option to try more flavors.
I got home just before 9pm and had no energy to make anything. Fortunately, I had done some meal prep earlier in the week. I finished off the leftovers from a big massaged kale salad I made, topped with beets, chia seeds, chickpeas and peppers, alongside a turkey and cheese sandwich on rye bread (similar to the tuna sandwich I made last week). Dinner doesn’t always have to be time-consuming and extravagant.
As a matter of fact, mine rarely are. I prefer easy, simple, throw a few greens in there and call it a meal.
And for dessert, my first time trying Halo Top. I am dying to find the Cake Batter, but stuck with vanilla.
In my opinion, I liked it better than arctic zero, which wasn’t like ice cream to me at all. I mixed in some banana and chocolate chips, naturally.
And finished this post just in time to plop down and fall asleep.
What do you do for dinner when you don’t feel like cooking?
Thoughts about mile repeats?