It feels like a great day to look at pictures of healthy food, don’t you think? Hello, my friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful week. Things have been more than busy with me. My new schedule working regular “day-job” hours is certainly an adjustment, although things are definitely going well so far.
Other than Monday nights, when I teach an evening BODYATTACK class, I’ve mostly transitioned to doing my own workouts in the early mornings, and they’ve been short and efficient. In addition to that, I’ve gotten back into meal-prepping and packing up my food to get me through a long day. And because my mornings are rushed, I’ve also been picking out my outfits the night before, laying out my gym clothes and setting an early alarm. It’s been more than two years since I’ve been in this type of routine, and I’m slowly remembering how it all goes down. But really, we’re here to talk about food, so let’s get into a “What I Ate Wednesday” post …
This week’s “What I Ate Wednesday” recap
Whether you use these posts as inspiration or entertainment, almost every week, I like to share a full day of all of my meals to give you a glimpse into what’s on my plate. It’s nothing more than an opportunity for you curious eaters to see some real food in action.
I’m sharing a look at all of my meals from this past Sunday, which was a healthy weekend day, following up on a Saturday featuring a big dinner out, extra wine and dessert. (Because you just can’t eat at chain restaurants every day, can you?)
Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
This breakfast is a slightly different one for me. You see two brown rice cakes, covered in crunchy almond butter, a banana and some chia seeds, which I enjoyed with a mug of hot green tea, sweetened with almond milk and stevia. While this was totally delicious and filled me up, it was lacking my usual morning dose of protein, with only a little bit coming from the almond butter. Good news is that it only had to power me through a short yoga class, and I was home to eat again very soon.
What a beautiful sight! This combination is something that will never get old in my book. A baked sweet potato, brussels sprouts roasted in coconut oil, half of an avocado and two runny eggs. Every bite I took had a little bit of everything, and it was delish.
I’ve sung the praises of matcha green tea lattes many times, but that’s not what you see here. Lately, I’ve been getting regular green tea lattes with steamed coconut milk. You have to pay a little bit extra for coconut milk at Starbucks, and I think it’s worth it. Dave and I stopped to get a little pick-me-up before an afternoon shopping trip, and I opted for a venti on this day. Good stuff.
Afternoon snack at 5 p.m.
I used to think that plain Greek yogurt was boring. But when you buy the two percent or full-fat variety, you can’t help but enjoy the thick texture and creamy taste. And just one little tub is plenty filling to hold you over until your next meal. It’s a popular snack around here.
Dinner at 8 p.m.
This dinner was a joint effort by Dave and by me. He grilled the steaks, and I roasted the veggies and potatoes. Dave received a shipment of Omaha Steaks for Christmas, and both the steak and seasoned potatoes came in a frozen box, just waiting for the perfect night to be cooked up. We were quite impressed.
Dessert at 9 p.m.
Because a day of eating is never over unless there’s some sweetness … I present to you dates galore! Two chocolate-covered orange dates, two coconut-covered dates and some vanilla almond milk, enjoyed while Dave and I watched old episodes of Dexter on Netflix. And that was it in the eats department. Hope you have a great day, friends!
Check out more food posts
Why the food pictures? Each week, “What I Ate Wednesday” is a chance for bloggers to showcase their eats to their readers. If you want to see more food recaps to get some meal inspiration, check out some of my posts from the past here. Eat up!
Questions of the day
What’s the best thing you’ve eaten lately?
How’s your week going so far?