A full day of lazy eating from the weekend

Hello, my friends! Here we are in the middle of the week. This time last week, I was about to make a failed attempt to fly out of Florida, only to return back to my parents’ house and fly out the next morning. But this week, I’m waking up in the Bay Area well into my usual routine of work.

And to take things back even further, this time last year, Dave and I were on our fabulous adventure in Cabo. But this year, it’s NBA Playoffs time for the Golden State Warriors, and we’re staying put to ride it through to the end, and as you can imagine the excitement is high. Go Dubs!

Believe it or not, I don’t have a lot to ramble on about today, so let’s get straight to the talk about food …

What I Ate Wednesday 

Every single week, I feature one of these “What I Ate Wednesday” posts on A Lady Goes West to give you a glimpse into what a full day of mostly healthy meals look like for me. Some days are better than others, so I try to share a mix of weekday and weekend eating.

What I Ate Wednesday via A Lady Goes

This is a recap of everything I ate on Sunday, which was a pretty lazy day at home with no official workouts. Without any workouts, I don’t have the need for a protein shake, and at times, I’m a little less hungry overall. Here’s how it all went down …

Breakfast at 9:30 a.m.

Healthy breakfast smoothie bowlA late and green start: Not my usual breakfast, but I woke up craving some greens. I had a mug of hot green tea, sweetened with vanilla soy milk and stevia, alongside a green smoothie bowl. This smoothie bowl consisted of frozen spinach, frozen blueberries, half of a frozen banana, vanilla protein powder, cashew milk and some veggie powder, with a few hemp seeds sprinkled on top.

Lunch at 2 p.m.

Small lunch on SundayEasy and tasty: Sometimes lunch-time rolls around and you don’t want to put forth a lot of effort. That’s why this baked sweet potato covered in a massive amount of almond butter and a pulpy can of coconut water had to suffice. This was filling and quite enjoyable, and as usual, I ate it while working on the computer.

Snack at 5 p.m.

Afternoon snack of KitsSnack time: I got a nice little care package from the folks at CLIF recently, and these Kit’s Organic bars are the best. This one has a bit of a kick with that “chili almond” flavoring — the perfect little nibble to hold me over until dinner. I could definitely eat these bars every single day, because they are sweet enough to be a dessert, yet consist of healthy and clean ingredients.

Dinner at 8 p.m.

Turkey burger dinner on SundayGrilled up right: What did Dave and I do before we moved out of the city and got a grill? I guess we made it work, but I’m glad we don’t have to live without a grill in our lives these days, because we use it at least two-to-three times-a-week. Sunday night’s dinner included a grilled turkey burger, topped with cheese and served on a whole-wheat bun with a sliced tomato. In addition to that, we also had a lemon-flavored kale salad and some seaweed salad (well let’s be honest, Dave did not have any seaweed salad). And to close out a nice weekend, my beverage of choice was a glass of cold white wine. Good stuff.

Dessert at 9 p.m.

Healthy dessertA sweet bite: Healthy dessert time! Two coconut-covered dates and two caramel-almond-covered dates, served with a cup of vanilla soy milk. This is a frequent occurrence in our house, and many times I even top the dates with coconut butter or other flavored spreads. 

That’s that for my full day of eats! I missed my usual mid-morning snack, but got a lot of nutrients in during the rest of my meals throughout the day.

Today, I’m teaching BODYATTACK at lunch and a couple of classes at Orangetheory Fitness tonight. Have a great Wednesday, and I’ll meet you back here tomorrow for more.

Read more daily eating recaps

Each week, “What I Ate Wednesday” is hosted by Peas and Crayons for bloggers to showcase their eats to the world. If you want to see more food recaps, check out some of my posts from the past here:

  1. A full day of eating in pictures
  2. Another full day of my eats and drinks
  3. Real food isn’t always pretty
  4. Do you have a balanced dining out strategy?
  5. What I ate and drank all day
  6. Three meals, two snacks and a shake
  7. Food trucks and rest-day eating
  8. Plenty of protein at every meal
  9. Colorful fuel for a day of training
  10. Long days of training require a lot of food
  11. Making do on “What I Ate Wednesday” 
  12. Healthy foods for a rest day
  13. Who doesn’t like pictures of food?
  14. A look at a full day of eating in pictures
  15. Snapshots from a day of delicious meals
  16. Pictures of food, because you like them
  17. Food pictures and the juice cleanse that wasn’t
  18. A look at what I really eat in a day
  19. What I ate in the Sunshine State
  20. My weekend eats and a little narrative
  21. Stories about food and yesterday’s meals
  22. A day of eating and some commentary
  23. Do you want to know what I ate yesterday?
  24. Healthy challenges and foods from my day
  25. Eating, napping and eating again
  26. Filling up on healthy food before the holiday
  27. A perfect birthday at home and my eats
  28. Top blog posts, reader stats and my food
  29. A different kind of training and my food
  30. Joining a healthy green movement and my eats
  31. Must-try veggie pasta tip and my eats
  32. Are you eating this sweet and satisfying fruit?
  33. What a difference a week makes and my eats
  34. On Wednesdays we look at pictures of food
  35. Food, drinks and a very hydrating giveaway
  36. Front-loading all the healthy this week
  37. MealEnders giveaway and back to healthy food
  38. Eating, drinking and sharing the pictures
  39. I don’t like bad people, I do like good food
  40. Smart training nutrition tips and my meals
  41. “What I Ate Wednesday” and a Phenoh 7.4 review
  42. What my daily meals look like in pictures
  43. Food pictures from a light and healthy day
  44. Life lately and a look at all of my meals
  45. What’s normal to you? (And my daily eats)
  46. A bit of chatter and “What I Ate Wednesday”
  47. How you eat beets and a look at a day of food
  48. What I ate yesterday in the Sunshine State

Questions of the day

What’s the best thing that you’ve eaten lately?

Do you have any summer trips planned?

What were you doing this time last year?

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  1. Sweet potato and almond butter. A favorite good eats! Add a dash of cinnamon for extra yumminess. Easy eats lately is where my menu planning mind is.

    Have a wonderful Wednesday Ashley! xoxo

    1. Hi Jill! Oh yes, I put cinnamon on my baked sweet potatoes quite frequently. Cinnamon is so useful! And yay for easy eats! That’s the way to go. Have a great Wednesday!

  2. Well that’s a first! I’ve never heard of having sweet potato with almond butter, but it sounds like the complete meal. I guess sweet potato is sweet enough for almond butter. Your smoothie looked delicious 🙂 x

    1. Oh Krissy, You can put just about anything on a baked sweet potato. Cinnamon and almond butter. Bananas and Greek yogurt. It’s link a blank and tasty palate hahah!

  3. This time last year I was heading to Outer Banks, not knowing that Dan was going to propose 🙂 I can’t believe it’s already been a year and we have done NO wedding planning and have no date set yet lol! I am perfectly OK with that!

    1. Hi Gretchen! I’ve always wanted to visit the Outer Banks! Maybe one day! And hey that’s okay — just enjoy your engagement! 🙂 And what a great place for the proposal by the way!

    1. Hi Courtney! I know, sometimes I crave it cold. But most of the time it’s heated up hehhe. And usually putting it in a mug makes it feel a little bit more “dessert” like! 🙂 Happy Wednesday!

        1. Hhahah oh yes, I do that EVERY night ehhaha You are so right. But on nights when I have a “dessert” I usually put the milk in a mug and heat it up. But I didn’t do either of those things on Sunday and drank it cold from a glass. Nonetheless, you are totally right, this was strange behavior on my part. Too funny that you noticed that!! 🙂

  4. I recently tried those new Kit’s Organic chocolate bars, and I, too, loved them!! Like you said, sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth, but I appreciated all the natural and good-for-you ingredients in there. Isn’t having a grill the best?! We use ours quite often too!

  5. Nice solid day of eats, especially the burger! 🙂 The best thing I’ve eaten recently is a tie between a pureed vegetable soup (similar to gazpacho), and gnocchi with pesto.

  6. Seaweed salad? I agree with Dave that it doesn’t sound that appetizing but I’d still try it! 🙂

    We don’t have any trips planned as of yet but I really want to get something in the works soon! I’m hoping to visit Tahoe again over the summer. Have you been yet? It is SO beautiful!

  7. I’m not gonna lie, I treated myself to a McDonald’s hot fudge sundae last night and it hit the spot! I’m also obsessed with frozen mango and smoothies lately , must try it in a bowl!!! Have a great day, sounds like some fun workouts ahead for you!

    1. Hi Fiona! Hey, when you need a Hot Fudge sundae, you need it. I get it! heheh! And I totally enjoy my smoothies in the bowl:) Happy Wednesday, lady!

  8. This time last year, we were just moving back to Boise from Illinois. I can’t believe it’s been a year already. I love Idaho and will be enjoying it to the fullest this weekend with some more backpacking.

    1. Hi Sheena! I bet it is nice to be back to a place you’ve lived before. Soak up the outdoors and hope you have a wonderful day! 🙂

  9. I have seen the sweet potato and almond butter everywhere, and I still have yet to try it. I’m just lazy on jumping into trying new foodie things! I <3 cooking and such, but I just procrastinate sometimes, too much.

    1. Hi Emily! I swear I started eating sweet potatoes with nut butter long ago well before it was cool, and well before I blogged hahah! But yes, it’s good, and it’s easy. Hope all is well with you, and don’t be scared to try new foodies things heheh! 🙂 Happy Wednesday!

    1. Hi Liz! It’s so easy. I bake my sweet potatoes in the microwave too, so it takes no time at all to prepare that meal! 🙂 Have a fabulous day!

  10. GO WARRIORS! Being a Bay Area native, it’s definitely exciting to watch the Warriors make it all the way! They’re playing on my birthday next week so I’m hoping my big day will bring them luck!

  11. Hi Ashley! This is my first time visiting. Did you make those dates? They look delicious! And I’m with you on the grilling, girl. I love when it gets warm enough out to grill! I also grill several times a week. It’s just too easy, and it doesn’t make a mess in the kitchen 🙂

    1. Hi Kayla! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello! And I didn’t make the dates. They are store-bought from Safeway and come covered in flavors that way. They are just too good! Have a wonderful week and YAY for grilling! 🙂

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