So let’s be honest, do you ever find yourself eating the same thing over and over again? I do. I definitely do. Over about a year-and-a-half of sharing these weekly “What I Ate Wednesday” posts, I’ve gone through stages of having some of the same meals for several weeks straight, then switching it up and doing it all over again with a different meal.
For instance, while working at Equinox as a trainer, I always brought a little tub of cottage cheese with blueberries and almonds for a morning snack and a salad with tuna for lunch, so that’s pretty much what you saw during that era in each report. And just a few months ago, when we first moved to the East Bay, and I began my new schedule of having lunch at home, you’d see a smoothie for my mid-day meal every day and some form of trail mix for nearly every snack. While I’m not sick of these foods, I just like to cycle in and cycle out. Right now, I’m most definitely in a particular cycle, and you’re just about to see what it is …
This week’s “What I Ate Wednesday” recap
Every Wednesday is a great chance to look at pictures of real food and healthy meals, because it’s a way to break up the work-week with something light on the words and heavy on the color. Here we go …
Today, I’m sharing everything that I ate yesterday, which was a Tuesday in which I worked at Orangetheory Fitness in the morning, worked on writing assignments on the computer most of the day at home and didn’t work out at all, outside of a little at-home yoga.
Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
Ever since I got a big delivery of protein goodies from Vitamin Shoppe a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been on a protein-pancake kick. While I’ve made my own 5-minute protein pancakes before, it’s just as easy to cook up a big pancake first thing in the morning with a pre-made mix from a bag. This chocolate “mancake” has more than 20 grams of protein and is topped with a banana and some honey. I enjoyed it alongside a mug of hot green tea, sweetened with stevia and vanilla almond milk. This breakfast kept me super full for several hours.
Lunch at 1 p.m.
Meal-on-repeat alert! This lunch is just not ever going to get old. I baked a huge purple Japanese sweet potato in the microwave, cooked up two runny eggs and served it with a full ripe avocado. This meal has protein, carbs, healthy fats and tastes amazing. If you haven’t put a mixture like this together before, I think you need to give it a try. Trust me.
Afternoon snack at 5:30 p.m.
The afternoon called for some decaf green tea sweetened with stevia and vanilla almond milk, served alongside a new-to-me vegan Perfect Bar, which I’ll be sure to tell you more about later this week. I downed this lovely and nutritious snack just before taking Rudy on a little walk along the trail near our house.
Dinner at 8:30 p.m.
A grilled turkey burger, served with a grilled orange pepper, a sliced tomato, some avocado, and a whole bunch of roasted broccoli and cauliflower, coated in coconut oil. Hello, delicious. Meal-on-repeat alert once again. We eat this for dinner once-a-week.
Dessert at 9 p.m.
A typical week-night sweet bite for me, you’re looking at a mug of vanilla almond milk and two almond-covered date rolls. Just what I needed to end a good day of eating. You could call this another meal-on-repeat, because it sure seems to make a frequent appearance.
That was it for all of my eats! Have a lovely day, my friends!
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 in one place.
Questions of the day
How’s your week going so far?
What’s one food that you constantly eat each week?