A much-needed day of healthy food and drink
Hello, my friends! I’m coming at you today with a standard “What I Ate Wednesday” post. It feels good to be back on my regularly scheduled programming here on the blog after a few diversions due to travel. What’s not regular? The fact that my little Rudy is having surgery today. He is getting some baby teeth extracted as well as getting neutered. Think some good thoughts for Rudy, please! And honestly, there’s not much else to report from us, so let’s get straight to the food.
This week’s “What I Ate Wednesday” recap
I don’t know about you, but I love to look at food. I also love to look at real food pictures to see what people eat on a daily basis. If you’re reading this post, you likely feel the same way. But remember, my meals are good for me and these eating recaps are nothing more than entertainment.
Today, I’m sharing everything that I ate on Monday. This was an interesting day, because I woke up in Columbus, Ohio, flew back to the Bay Area, unpacked, napped, worked on the computer, went to the grocery store and even taught an evening group fitness class.
Breakfast at 5 a.m.
Yes, this was my breakfast on the plane. You should also add in a grande hot green tea, sweetened with coconut milk, which did not make the cut for pictures. When you’re up in the middle of the night to board the first flight out of the day, you just have to go with whatever you can get your hands on to eat.
Mid-morning snack at 11 a.m.
I can’t get enough of these juices, and you’ll hear more about them tomorrow, so check back for the details on this delightful chia-filled beverage. Chunky, tasty and ultra refreshing — just what I needed after arriving back home feeling tired and dehydrated.
Lunch at 1 p.m.
You’ve seen this one before. This is a standard weekday lunch for me — a baked sweet potato and two runny eggs. It’s a winning combination when all mixed together and one that I eat very frequently.
Afternoon snack at 4:30 p.m.
This lovely little spread includes hot green tea, sweetened with stevia and vanilla almond milk, a sliced-up organic Fuji apple and some trail mix. That trail mix comes straight from Publix (my favorite grocery store not located here in California) and was sent to me by an amazing reader last week. All together, this makes up a delicious and balanced mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
Pre- and post-workout beverages
Right here we’ve got something to get me energized and something to help me recover from my first tough workout in several days … that’s what these little beauties did pre and post teaching Les Mills BODYATTACK.
Dinner at 8:30 p.m.
Final meal of the day included a grilled turkey burger on a whole-wheat thin bun, topped with tomato and guacamole with a side of a mixed kale salad from a bag. Totally delicious. I followed up this meal with some vanilla almond milk straight from the carton.
It felt so good to eat normal healthy meals on Monday, as well as yesterday. My weekend was less-than-healthy, as they have been lately with all of my trips and events, so sometimes I look forward to the regular old foods that fill me up without a lot of extras. That’s that! Have a lovely Wednesday, and I hope to see you back here tomorrow.
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Questions of the day
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Simple and delicious! That burger looks so good!
Thanks, Susie!! Happy Wednesday! 🙂
Good luck to Rudy today! Lots of good thoughts coming his way. Xoxo.
Thank you, Courtney! I’m about to go drop him off … 🙁
It’s always nice to get away then come home to our normal. Sending good thoughts for the pup!
Thank you, Megan! 🙂
Isn’t it crazy how a few days off schedule with food you typically don’t eat and you just can’t wait to get back on track? I always feel like that after a vacation. This morning I had a piece of pumpkin bread and tea for breakfast, but I’m meeting up with some friends for a real breakfast. I just needed something to tide me over 😉
Have fun on your breakfast date, Heather!! 🙂
I feel exactly the same way after a weekend of eats! I love getting back into my routine and feeling “detoxed” 🙂 I need to try your sweet potato & egg combo, looks tasty!! Oh and that chia drink, YUM! Definitely need to get my hands on one of those 😀
Hi there! Yes, always glad to have a few weekdays of normalcy after my weekend travels! Happy Wednesday! 🙂
Aww Rudy!! He’ll do great, I’ll think about him today!!
And yes, I have some weekends that aren’t the healthiest so it’s a nice reset come Monday!
I know, Marielle! Thanks for the Rudy thoughts. 🙂 Hope you have a good day, lady!
Your dinner is one that I’m obsessed with myself lately. I am loving simple turkey burgers with some avocado and mixed salads on the side.
Yes! It’s a staple meal in our house, Stacie. Once a week for sure!
That kale salad looks really great! I need to get some of that 🙂 This morning I had all the pumpkin foods- pumpkin yogurt and pumpkin coffee. It’s fall now, so why not! Good luck to Rudy! I’m sure he’ll do great 🙂
Hi Gretchen! Wow, you sure did have all the pumpkin foods heheh! Nice work! You’re making me crave pumpkin!
Thinking about little Rudy today! I spied your turkey burger dinner on IG the other day … sure looks delicious! It always feels good to be back in your own kitchen with your favorite healthy foods after vacation.
Thanks for the Rudy thoughts, Ash! 🙂 And yes, I have been traveling so much this summer it seems like the meals at home have been less and less. I’m glad to have them again!
For breakfast today I enjoyed baked oatmeal … I’m working from home today so I decided to take a bit longer to prepare breakfast and I wanted something different than my usual weekday choices.
I’m like you in that I love being away on vacation and treating myself. But it always feels so good to get back o a routine and enjoying your usual healthy food choices.
Hi Catherine! I hope you enjoy your day of working at home! Good way to start it off with oatmeal, of course. 🙂
Thinking of Rudy today, sweet pup. That turkey burger dinner looks so great! Airport eating, always a challenge, ughh.
I had a bowl of oatmeal with a big scoop of peanut butter, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and honey- every day :), with a side of tea.
Delicious breakfast choices, Jessie! And I’m so worried about little Rudy and his recovery! 🙁
Looks delish!! I totally feel you on getting back to being healthy. This whole summer has been weekends of travel and crappy food! Thank you fall for a reset 🙂 Looking forward to healthy crock pot stew and roasted veggies! Have a great day 🙂
Yes, Jill. I’m totally in need of a fall reset. TOTALLY! hahah! 🙂
Love your WIAW posts! Look forward to them weekly!! Where do you get that salad?? I must try!! Have a great day!!!!
Ohhhh thanks, Jacquelyn! I’m glad you enjoy these posts. We buy the salad from Safeway each week, it’s a bagged mixed kale salad with dressing, usually over where they sell the spinach. SO GOOD! 🙂
Your meals look AWESOME!!!
Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my food, Ashley! 🙂 Happy Wednesday to you!
That kale salad from a bag looks delicious… where did you get it? Once again, I need to try your sweet potato/egg combo. And hey, I just happen to have both on hand today. 😉 Oh, and Chia Naked juice? I haven’t heard of that before. Looks yummy!
Hi Heather! My mixed bag kale salad is from Safeway, our grocery store out here. We get it every single week. SO good!! 🙂 Happy eats!! And YES, I’d love to see you try my tater/egg combo!
Your WIAW posts always make me so hungry!! And now I’m craving a sweet potato 🙂 Have a fabulous day !
You can never go wrong with a sweet potato, Jamie!:) heheh Happy Wednesday to you!
The sweet potato – runny egg combo looks to die for, one day when me egg intolerance eases up I am trying that!! Also that kale salad mix looks amazing, where is it from?
Hi Stef! Egg intolerance? Oh no! The kale salad is a pre-made bag from Safeway. So good! Happy Wednesday to you! 🙂
I always love coming home after a trip! I had Arman @ The Big Man’s World’s Tiramisu Rice Pudding for breakfast. It was pretty tasty. 😉
I don’t think I’ve ever had rice pudding before, Emily. Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
You always have the prettiest WIAW! Hope Rudy did ok!
Thanks, Laura! I hope he did okay too! 🙁 Happy Wednesday and thanks for hosting!
Poor little Rudy! In sure he’ll be a champ and get back to his normal self in no time 🙂 And for breakfast today, I had PB toast and a banana. It’s my go-to when I can’t decide!
I actually have PB on toast with banana at least once-a-week. I call it my PBB of course. 🙂 hehehe
Haha lately my weekends have been not-so-healthy so it’s always nice to start the week of on a healthy note! Your meals look awesome! 🙂 What brand was that kale salad mix? It looks really good!
Hi Liz! The salad is a pre-made one from Safeway, but I don’t know the brand off the top of my head. I need to write it down since everyone asks. I’ll tell you soon!!! 🙂
Props to you for getting back on the wagon after indulging 🙂 Looks like a yummy day!
Back on the wagon is right, Liz. It’s hard heehhe! 🙂 Happy Wednesday to you!
Dinner looks stellar! Always great to have a healthy meal after a day of traveling.
You would know that better than anyone, Dani! You are always on the go! 🙂
I have been loving sweet potatoes and eggs lately too! One of my favorite combos too! Airport days are always to worst for food, but good choice! Especially the addition of the green tea! I love waking up to a cup too!
Me too, Hilary! Green tea every single day! 🙂 Happy Wednesday!
This looks like a picture perfect day of healthy eats! I could use a day like that sometime in the near future, haha. I especially love the simplicity of the eggs and potato meal, though I would probably add hot sauce just for fun! Great post.
Hi Jennifer! Ohhh thanks so much! My weekday eats are usually pretty similar to this, and I love simple meals too! 🙂 Happy Wednesday!
A super healthy day! Your dinner looks like it was super delicious! I love a quick chopped kale salad on the side 🙂
Me too, Krissy! It’s from Safeway of course, but still good!
Sending love to sweet Rudy. Am severely hypoglycemia patient so have to do soy patties eggs and one piece diabetic bread with unsweetened soy milk every day or I collapse for breakfast. Wish I could eat the sweet potato but it’s packed with sugar. Sigh. Not able to take any trips this year so enjoyed seeing your fabulous travel.
Hi Lexie! I’m so sorry about your health, but hopefully things will get more manageable one day. And Rudy is doing okay! So I appreciate the love and thoughts for him.
I can’t wait to try one of those juices – yum! I had one of my regular breakfasts – spinach pancakes. Love them. I am finally feeling better, so my week is going good! Now, I need to start going back to the gym, which I am totally looking forward to!
Soooo glad you are feeling better, Melissa! That was a long stretch!
I literally haven’t had a burger in SO long – now you’ve got me craving one! And that cliff bar/banana combo totally threw me back into my high school soccer playing days. Those were my in between game time snacks during the weekends I played tournaments!
Hahahah, a bar and a banana is such a good meal. 🙂 Glad it gave you some flashbacks!
I am loving to see that 8:30 is someone else dinner time as well. I teach Piyo classes on Tuesday nights and don’t get home to have dinner till later! Love the day of eats lady!