Greetings, friends! I hope your week is going along nicely. For those of you who are experiencing extremely cold weather, I’m sorry. For those of you who live in the Bay Area like I do, high five.
Life is quite normal this week, except Dave and I are dealing with a small issue in our new place. There’s a cell-phone dead-zone in about one half of the house. True story. And it means that calls not only go straight to voicemail when in this dead-zone, but it also means that they sometimes ring and ring, and yet a missed call never shows up. So if you’re my friend, and you’ve called me, and I haven’t called back, well, whoops. And if you’re wondering how I’m doing, just check Instagram. (Okay, kidding, please call me again!)
But I digress, before we get started on today’s topic of food, I do want to say …
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Now back to business. There are a few regular weekly features here on A Lady Goes West, and “What I Ate Wednesday” is one of them. Nearly every single Wednesday, I share a recap of one full day of my eating and drinking, which is usually a Monday or a Tuesday. I’m a huge fan of looking at pictures of food, finding out how real people actually eat and sharing my life with you. So these “What I Ate Wednesday” posts are a main-stay.
All of the food that I’m about to show you was consumed on Monday. I didn’t teach any classes on Monday and was working on the computer much of the day, outside of a few errands and a short workout at home. Because I was less active than usual, I really wasn’t as ravenous. I do find that I’m extra hungry on days featuring tough morning workouts or classes, which is a totally normal thing. Now, let’s get to it …
Breakfast at 8 a.m.
Don’t get me wrong, I still love eating overnight oats, but for the past couple of weeks, I’ve been eating an even simpler breakfast. Plain Greek yogurt, topped with a banana and crunched-up cashews. I had this bowl of delight with some hot green tea, sweetened with almond milk and stevia.
Mid-morning snack at 11 a.m.
When you’re going to eat packaged goods, you might as well make sure it’s the right kind. This little 100-calorie “Chia Bar” may have been small, but it was tasty, healthy and just what I needed to hold me over until lunch.
Lunch at 1 p.m.
Let me explain this one. It’s a baked sweet potato, topped with cottage cheese and cinnamon. Maybe it doesn’t look very good, but I can assure you that it was. Plenty of protein and healthy carbs combined. I had this along with a second mug of green tea for the day, which was also sweetened with almond milk and stevia. I had been on a major cottage cheese kick for many months, then stayed away from it for about two months. Well, it’s back. I’ve been eating cottage cheese as part of my breakfast, on sweet potatoes as you see here for lunch, as well as slathered on whole-grain crackers for snacks. Cottage cheese sure is versatile and tasty, and I’m glad it’s back in my life.
Mid-afternoon snack at 4 p.m.
Ever since I made my own trail mix a few weeks ago featuring prunes, I haven’t bought pre-packaged trail mix again. This is a selection of raw whole almonds, whole cashews and of course, dried prunes. I’ve been refilling a big plastic container of this, which Dave and I have been plowing through each week.
Dinner at 8 p.m.
Another masterpiece compliments of our new grill. That’s a grilled turkey burger topped with lettuce, tomato, avocado and ketchup on a grilled whole-wheat bun. Served alongside some kale, broccoli, carrot, pecan and dried cranberry salad, topped with honey dijon dressing.
That dinner? Oh my, it was good, and by far the highlight of my day food-wise. In fact, Dave and I had burgers from the grill like this, both Sunday and Monday night because they were so delicious. The salad is one that we’ve been buying often from Safeway, pre-packaged. It requires a little massaging in the bag, which is actually pretty fun to do. This dinner will likely become a staple for us, being that it’s quick and fairly healthy. And the carbs from the whole-wheat buns? Not going to kill me — don’t fear the carb, my friends.
And that was it for my eats yesterday, outside of a little bit of cashew milk for dessert. Looking back at these meals, I see that I had some form of nuts in four-of-the-five meals I ate throughout the day, which may be a bit of overkill in the healthy-fats department. But it sure did add a nice crunch.
Today will include some work, as well as teaching an evening BODYATTACK class. If you’re a BODYATTACKer, check out my review of the latest release BODYATTACK 87. I’ve gone back to teaching older releases now, but look forward to launching the next round of choreography in early April. Now go off and have a great day, friends!
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:
- A full day of eating in pictures
- Another full day of my eats and drinks
- Real food isn’t always pretty
- Do you have a balanced dining out strategy?
- What I ate and drank all day
- Three meals, two snacks and a shake
- Food trucks and rest-day eating
- Plenty of protein at every meal
- Colorful fuel for a day of training
- Long days of training require a lot of food
- Making do on “What I Ate Wednesday”
- Healthy foods for a rest day
- Who doesn’t like pictures of food?
- A look at a full day of eating in pictures
- Snapshots from a day of delicious meals
- Pictures of food, because you like them
- Food pictures and the juice cleanse that wasn’t
- A look at what I really eat in a day
- What I ate in the Sunshine State
- My weekend eats and a little narrative
- Stories about food and yesterday’s meals
- A day of eating and some commentary
- Do you want to know what I ate yesterday?
- Healthy challenges and foods from my day
- Eating, napping and eating again
- Filling up on healthy food before the holiday
- A perfect birthday at home and my eats
- Top blog posts, reader stats and my food
- A different kind of training and my food
- Joining a healthy green movement and my eats
- Must-try veggie pasta tip and my eats
- Are you eating this sweet and satisfying fruit?
- What a difference a week makes and my eats
Questions of the day
What’s the best thing you’ve eaten so far this week? What are you having for lunch today? Me? I’ll probably have a hearty green smoothie.