Today, I’m waking up one year older and in the City of Angels. Dave and I left San Francisco yesterday mid-afternoon to make the trip to Los Angeles. And believe it or not, the six-hour drive wasn’t all that bad and had zero traffic. We’re spending today doing some fun birthday stuff for me, which Dave has arranged and kept a surprise, and then we’re heading to San Diego tomorrow morning to get into Christmas celebrations with his family.
But I couldn’t let a Wednesday go by without some pictures of my food for “What I Ate Wednesday.” And if you haven’t yet, be sure to enter my giveaway for a tub of Sunwarrior protein powder before it’s too late. That stuff is tasty!
This week’s “What I Ate Wednesday” recap
Food inspiration or judgment? Whatever you get out of it, every Wednesday, I share a full day of all of my meals for this regular feature on the blog, which always ends up being a crowd favorite.
I’m sharing a look at all of my meals from this past Monday. A day in which I worked at the gym in the morning, worked on the computer writing at home during the day, taught a class in the evening and prepared and ate all of my meals at home.
Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
Knowing that we were heading out of town early in the week, the fridge was pretty empty. I pulled together a Greek yogurt, three of my chocolate cashew no-bake protein balls, a banana and an un-pictured mug of hot green tea, sweetened with stevia and almond milk — all of which rounded out my first meal of the day.
Lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Good thing I have a microwave! This plate features two Dr. Praeger’s kale veggie burgers, two runny eggs and a mixture of lentils and more veggies. The lentil/veggie mix came from one of those ready-made Birds Eye Steam Fresh bags, which I’ve been enjoying a lot lately, and if you missed it, made it onto my “Friday Favorites” last week. Such a time saver!
Liquid snack at 1:30 p.m.
I sipped on an un-pictured mug of green tea, sweetened with stevia and vanilla almond milk shortly after lunch, because I like my afternoon tea.
Afternoon snack at 5:30 p.m.
Dave brought this little treat home for me on Saturday, and I had been waiting to eat it at just the right time. Before my workout seemed like the right moment. And yes, these pumpkin pie Questies are as delicious as you would expect.
Post-workout beverage at 7:45 p.m.
After I taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, I quickly devoured an un-pictured vanilla protein shake in the car on the way home. The shake was made with my beloved Sunwarrior plant-based protein powder and water.
Dinner at 8:45 p.m.
One of our standard meals for dinner this night. Shown here you see a grilled turkey burger on a toasted gluten-free bun. I topped it with avocado, a sliced tomato and some medium salsa. And yes, it was enjoyed alongside some broccoli roasted in mounds of coconut oil, because I wanted even more veggies in my day. I really can’t get sick of this plate of food. And with that chunky bun and all those veggies, it was very filling.
Dessert at 9:15 p.m.
On this night, I ate my very last truffle left over from truffle-making with the girls the weekend before. This dark chocolate beauty is filled with banana cream milk chocolate ganache, and it went by too fast. I enjoyed it in two bites, with some sips of vanilla almond milk straight from the carton afterward just to seal the deal.
And that’s everything I ate on a pretty healthy weekday. Plenty of veggies and just enough sweets! Have you have a great day, my friends!
Check out more food posts
Why the food pictures? Each week, “What I Ate Wednesday” is a chance for bloggers to showcase their eats to their readers. If you want to see more food recaps to get some meal inspiration, check out some of my posts from the past here.
Questions of the day
What’s the best thing you’ve eaten lately?
How are you spending the Christmas holiday?