The return of the weekly food diary

Can you believe it’s been three weeks since I last posted a “What I Ate Wednesday” style recap of my daily eats? Me neither. While I usually don’t skip this weekly feature, because of my trip to Maui, I had to pass on a couple of reports. Well, we’re back to it today.

How’s your week so far? Mine is going well. Things are business as usual over here with blogging, writing, teaching classes and whatnot. Not much else to report, so let’s get to the food …

This week’s “What I Ate Wednesday” recap

As a reminder, the point of these weekly food diary posts is nothing more than a chance to see real food in action, so I hope you enjoy them. But remember, what I eat works for me, and it may not work for you. 

What I Ate Wednesday via A Lady Goes

Today, I’m sharing everything that I ate on Sunday, and all of my meals were prepared and eaten at home. Here’s how it all went down …

Breakfast at 8 a.m.

What I ate for breakfast on Sunday via A Lady Goes WestI stood in front of the fridge for a very long time before deciding on this breakfast. I didn’t have anything prepped and was craving a smoothie, but couldn’t deal with my blender. Thus, cottage cheese and a sliced-up banana came to the rescue. I enjoyed it alongside hot green tea, sweetened with almond milk and stevia. Standard stuff.

Pre- and post-workout at 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

What I had before and after a workout by A Lady Goes West blogDave and I went to the gym together for a one-hour weights session on Sunday, so before we headed off I had some Healthy Skoop all-natural beet energy for a little pick-me-up. And of course, once we got home, I refueled with this little Organic Muscle Milk

Lunch at 1:30 p.m.

What I had for lunch on Sunday for A Lady Goes West blogMy mid-day meal called for a massive baked sweet potato served with two very runny eggs on a pretty plate. I believe this is all you need in the world for a delicious lunch, even if it doesn’t look all that fancy. I’ve been eating this for lunch most days of the week for a while now, and I can’t get enough.

Afternoon snack at 5 p.m.

What I had for a snack on A Lady Goes WestAfter making these Honey and Nut No-Bake Pumpkin Energy Balls, of course I had to dig into them as a snack once they were ready to be eaten. I had a few of them alongside a delicious and thick juice, which you’ll hear more about from me next week.

Dinner at 8:30 p.m.

What I ate for dinner on Sunday via A Lady Goes West blogNo big surprises with this dinner … whenever we are home for dinner on Sundays now, I always request salmon. Dave was the grill-master for this meal consisting of fish and asparagus. (Of course, I took care of the white wine, as I usually do.)

Dessert at 9 p.m.

What I had for dessert on SundayI like to end every day of eating with something a little sweet, so a glass of vanilla almond milk and a few coconut-covered and almond-covered dates did the trick. Many of you have asked over-and-over again about these dates, and I buy them from Safeway in the produce aisle. Good stuff!

And those were my eats. On this particular day, there was quite a bit going on in the kitchen in our house. In addition to prepping my Honey and Nut No-Bake Pumpkin Energy Balls, I also made five containers of pumpkin overnight oats, so those have been serving as my breakfast each weekday. Dinners have included the usual turkey burgers, kale salad, chicken and rice, etc. And now we’re all caught up with food. See you tomorrow, my friends!

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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
  49. A full day of lazy eating from the weekend
  50. Every thing I ate yesterday in pictures
  51. BlogFest 2015 and “What I Ate Wednesday”
  52. Why I refuel after a workout and my daily eats
  53. Random life updates and a look at my food
  54. Travel plans and everything I ate yesterday
  55. My daily eats and heading off on an adventure
  56. All of my meals from a healthy weekday
  57. Just a little chatting and some food pictures
  58. Plenty of colorful food on a healthy weekday
  59. Because we all like to look at pictures of food
  60. My  mostly healthy meals on a weekend day
  61. It’s a “What I Ate Wednesday” kind of day

Questions of the day

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

How’s your week going?

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  1. I tried baking sweet potatoes whole for the first time a week or so ago and I can totally tell why you love them so much! Oh my gosh, they were so sweet and delicious and so much nicer than any other cooking method! Thanks for the inspiration! xx

  2. It has been so hard to do the whole real and honest cook at home thing of late. We’ve been going out whenever Alex is released from the hospital largely because it is hard to plan for and also to give him a break from the endless cycle of eating at the hospital or at home! 5 more weeks of insanity, though…

  3. That looks like a great day of eats! I love your lunch. Eggs and sweet potatoes are my favorite… whether I eat them individually or together. Right now I have eliminated eggs from my diet to see if they are causing me stomach discomfort, and it is so hard!

  4. I love salmon, yum! It’s been hard- I go through phases where I cook everyday and plan my meals and the other weeks (like this week) I’ve lost my creative motivation! The best thing I’ve eaten later was sliders at a food truck over the week, yum!

    1. Food truck food can be QUITE tasty! And I feel you, I go on repeats for meals a lot … but I don’t really mind the repetition. 🙂 Happy Wednesday, Marielle!

  5. Pumpkin overnight oats?! What do you add differently than the regular overnight oats? With fall right around the corner, I’m definitely in pumpkin mode!

    1. Hi Brittney, I made my normal overnight oats (Greek yogurt, almond milk, chia seeds, oats, cinnamon) and added a glob of pumpkin. Pretty simple. 🙂 heheh!

  6. So in addition to all the fresh eggs at my parents, they also have an orchard. Getting fresh peaches off the tree is amazing. Good stuff. My week has not been so great. I’ve been sick for the last two weeks and now I have a sinus infection. It’s awful. I never go to the doctor, but I finally had to yesterday. Hopefully the antibiotics will clear this up fast because I’m miserable!

    1. Ohhhh Melissa — I went through a time a few years ago when I get a couple sinus infections in a row, and a neti pot really helped me to ward them off in the future. I hope you feel better soon:( Poor lady …

      1. It is awful! Ok, so they told me to do the neti pot….wow, that’s not fun! I’m trying to work myself up to do another round, but it’s yucky!!

  7. Best thing I’ve eaten lately is homemade cinnamon peanut butter. I loosely followed this recipe and have a feeling I’ll be making many more batches of it. If only I had known how easy it was to make pb at home!! I’ve been putting it on everything 🙂

    Can I make a suggestion? Would it be possible to put all your WIAW and Friday Favorites under a special heading instead of including links to all of them in your posts for that week? Now that each of those topics have lots of posts it can make for a lot of scrolling if I want to head down to the comment section.

    1. Hi Catherine! Homemade PB? YES! Good work! And thanks for the suggestion — funny you should mention that because my husband told me to do the same thing with the extra links and I told him I didn’t want to. But since you asked … hahah! OKAY, I’ll make that change soon. Thanks, lady!

      1. Yay – thanks so much for changing that. It’s not an issue when I’m on my computer but when I’m on my phone (which is 90% of the time) it really does make for a lot of scrolling. And as the weeks go by it would be that much bigger.

        This makes me realized how long I’ve been following you since there were only a few of links at that time 🙂

        1. Hi Catherine! I love that you’ve been around the blog for a long time. I aim to please, you’ll see the improvement in tomorrow’s Favorites! 🙂

  8. you’re so good at turning tiny meals into gourmet meals! if I’m looking for a lighter meal, ill just reach for fruit or something. fruit aaaaand fruit! haha. we stayed at a little inn last week who served the most incredible parfaits! so, that would be my favorite meal as of last!

  9. I made a simple salad yesterday afternoon and it was the best thing I have eaten in a couple days. My week is going great, had some really great workouts, and trying to stay positive. Thanks for sharing your meals

  10. Everything looks so good! I’ve been having a ton of smoothies lately because the weather is still crazy hot. I’m ready for fall foods though. Give me all the roasted veggies!

  11. Ooh those coconut covered dates look good! Before I tried dates, I didn’t really realize that you could eat them as a ‘dessert’, but they are so sweet and delish. 🙂

    1. Well they aren’t a SUPER sweet dessert — but the ones with caramel and coconut on them are sweet enough for a healthy dessert. They aren’t as good as carrot cake with cream cheese icing, but they are good hahah! 🙂

    1. Hi Mackenzie … actually, I just added a blob of plain pumpkin puree (like I used to make the energy balls) into my usual oats recipe. 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of almond milk, 1/2 cup of oats, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, about 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree and some cinnamon. Mix together, put in the fridge and eat in the morning! 🙂

    1. Hi Sheena! No — never used the cedar plank, but I saw one at the grocery store and may need to try that soon. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂 Happy Wednesday!

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