Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by the blog today and a very Happy Wednesday to all of you! Is it just me or is this week crawling by? I don’t know what it is, but this week has felt so long to me. Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the time change, who knows! Whatever it is, I am ready for the weekend.
Today I wanted to share a new What I Ate Wednesday with everyone. Today’s WIAW takes a look at what a typical day of eats looks like when I teach in the morning! As always, remember that everyone is different, what works for me and my body, may not work for you and your body. I am such a big believer in eating to fuel your body, but also to fuel your soul. Food should taste good and provide your body what it needs to get through the day.
I don’t count calories, macros, or anything else. I try to eat mostly clean, whole, real foods. Keep reading below for this week’s What I Ate Wednesday.
5:15am RX Bar
On mornings I teach it is hit or miss if I eat something beforehand. 5:00am is way earlier than I usually eat, but on days I teach the 5:30 classes, sometimes I need some fuel. Today was one of those days and I had an RX Bar when I got to the studio. We sell them at the studio, but I usually try to keep one or two in my bag to pull out as needed.
9:00am Avocado toast with an egg
After teaching I am usually totally starving, regardless of whether or not I had a snack before. I made a piece of avocado toast with an egg as soon as I got home to fuel me through my morning.
12:30pm Smoothie bowl with almond milk, spinach, strawberries, raspberries, and pineapple, topped with Purely Elizabeth Maple Walnut Granola and Wild Friends Sugar Cookie PB
Sometimes a smoothie is a meal for me, sometimes it’s a snack. Today was a meal day, I loaded it up with granola and peanut butter for a little extra staying power.
3:00pm Leftover mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, carrots, and celery.
To be honest, I didn’t snap a picture because the plate was kind of horrifying looking! We had some leftover paleo mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts from dinner the other night and I threw them on a plate along with some raw veggies for a quick snack. Not a cute snack, but real, healthy food!
6:30pm Spaghetti squash with ground turkey and Rao’s Homemade Tomato Sauce
Dinner was one of my easy go-to recipes (if you can even call it that) for whenever I’m feeling lazy or uninspired in the kitchen. Season a spaghetti squash with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, bake it at 350 for ~35 minutes. Season ground turkey with salt, pepper, basil, parsley, and cook it in olive oil on the stove. Add Rao’s tomato sauce to the ground turkey to make a “meat sauce” and serve! Easy, quick, and healthy!
That’s it folks an easy day of eats for me! Nothing was fancy, nothing was complicated, but that’s real life. Some days cold leftover mashed potatoes over the kitchen sink are the best it gets and that is totally ok. Learning how to improvise healthy choices, even when you don’t have much in the fridge or don’t feel like cooking has been so crucial for me. What is your go-to healthy meal? Share in the comments below!