What’s been going on in your week, my friends? For me, this one has been full of teaching group fitness and writing. In addition to that, I spent hours on the computer yesterday searching for the best possible deal for Dave and me to fly to Florida for Thanksgiving, and I did quite well (relatively speaking when you take into account how much it costs to fly clear across the country at a peak time). We’re looking forward to spending time with my parents in Southwest Florida next month! After a summer full of trips away, we’ve been hanging out locally for the last few weekends and actually don’t have any more travel planned until the holidays. But I digress, because today is supposed to be all about the food …
This week’s “What I Ate Wednesday” recap
Every Wednesday is a great chance to look at pictures of my real food, especially my weekday meals. As always, I share these food diary posts because I like to see what other people eat, and I’m guessing you do too. You’ll see a lot of the same foods around here, and that’s because I like what I like.
Today, I’m sharing everything that I ate on Monday, a light day, after another indulgent weekend.
Breakfast at 7:45 a.m.
If you read my post yesterday about some awesome products I received from Vitamin Shoppe, then you saw this breakfast before. A protein-filled microwavable muffin, a banana and some green tea. True story: This was a super rushed morning because I didn’t hear my alarm go off, and I woke up late. I had very little time to eat, do blog work and take care of Rudy before running out the door to teach a couple of classes at Orangetheory. Good thing this meal came together in no time.
Mid-morning snack at 11 a.m.
The best kind of yogurt? Four-percent yogurt made from whole milk, for sure. This was the perfect creamy snack to hold me over until lunch. I’ve officially gone through the entire line of products from Siggi’s, and everything is totally delicious. The only bad thing about this tub of yogurt? It was gone too quickly.
Lunch at 1:30 p.m.
I have been on the hunt for Japanese purple sweet potatoes since I returned home from Maui, where I had a few. I was so excited to find some at Whole Foods last week and have since restocked. I’ve been having one a day, and they are just so incredibly tasty. These beauties are a bit drier than regular sweet potatoes (and although the outside is purple-ish, the inside is white), and the flavor is almost nutty. I enjoyed this baked sweet potato with two runny eggs and some avocado, of course. This meal just won’t get old.
Afternoon snack at 5:30 p.m.
Rice cakes by themselves? Not good. Rice cakes with flavored protein-infused nut butters on them? A delicious and filling snack. I’d like you to take a good, hard look at that slab of nut butter too, my friends. Believe it or not, but that is one full serving of nut butter with 190 calories and 11 grams of protein. That’s the epitome of calorie-dense food right there!
Dinner at 8:45 p.m.
If you’ve been around A Lady Goes West for a while, you know that this meal used to be a regular occurrence for me. Back when Dave and I lived in 550-square feet, we couldn’t make anything that would stink up our house, so we often ate some form of pasta. While I’m a fan of spaghetti squash, I also like cooking up a package of broccoli slaw (like you see here), topping it with marinara sauce and a few turkey meatballs. This meal is so delicious, warm and filling. I’ve had it once-a-week for the past month, so it’s safe to say it’s back in the rotation.
Dessert at 9 p.m.
When I say that I don’t eat dessert during the week, what I mean is that I eat something so small like this, that it hardly constitutes dessert. Just one single coconut-covered date and a mug of vanilla almond milk satisfy my craving and help me to end the night. These dates are a diversion from our usual ones from Safeway, but they are just as tasty and also found at Whole Foods.
And that’s all I ate on this healthy weekday. End scene.
See more “What I Ate Wednesday” food reports
I’m not the only one sharing their typical day of eating. 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 all compiled here.
Questions of the day
How’s your week going so far?
What did you eat for breakfast today?