16 comments

|

fitness

In the Kitchen: What I’m Eating

August 25, 2017

Sharing what a typical day of eating looks like, plus my favorite food items that I keep stocked at all time.

 

A common question I get on instagram is, ‘what am I eating?’ “What are my favorite healthy recipes?” “Share what a week of eating looks like.” So I finally put a post together sharing all the details. Let me first say, I change up my diet quite often and this is my most current. I am not perfect, and definitely, have days where I don’t eat the best! I aim for about 5 days of healthy eating, with Saturday and Sunday being my cheat days. 

TYPICAL WEEK OF EATING

h20: 20 oz first thing in the morning. I normally drink this during my early morning workout.

Breakfast: Same thing almost every single day.

1 serving oatmeal (I use the whole oats) with fresh fruit if I have some.

Protein Smoothie -I will use chocolate or cake batter protein, along with a 2 TBSP of PB2 and half a frozen banana. I use ice and water, no milk. the protein & pb2 makes it creamy.

favorite protein here * I use whey isolate protein

Coffee with a sugar-free creamer – I know the creamer isn’t the best for you, but it’s one thing I cannot part with!

h2O: 32 ounces in between breakfast and lunch -I think a lot of times in the morning if you get hungry before lunch, it’s because your body is thirsty and that’s why I will drink 32 oz before I have lunch.

LUNCH options

BROCCOLI BOWLS

-steam or roast a bunch of broccoli (I like to make a big batch to last a few meals) season with a little EVOO and s&p and top with your favorite lean protein. Here are a few favorite toppings I have on my bbowls:

-Roasted Sweet Potatoes, half avocado, 1/4 c cottage cheese or feta cheese, and seasoning (love TJ’s Chili lime)

-Shredded Chic with Trader Joe corn salsa, avocado, a dollop of plain Greek yogurt, red salsa and seasoning (love TJ’s Chili lime)

-Starkist Flavored Tuna Packets – I will normally add 2 packets, along with a little bit of cottage cheese.

-Grilled Salmon with roasted sweet potatoes

AVOCADO TOAST & KALE SALAD

Kale salad -with Trader Joe’s raw sliced sweet potatoes and Pear Vinaigrette

*tip – massage kale with a little bit of EVOO before topping. It tenderizes the kale and easy to eat.

Avocado Toast -with Ezekiel bread

I top with sliced tomatoes and Trader Joe’s Everything But Bagel Seasoning.

OPEN FACE EGGS SANDWICH

2 slices of toasted Ezekiel bread each topped with 2 fried eggs. Spread some avocado on and top with salt and pepper.

AFTERNOON SNACK OPTIONS

Slimming Green Smoothie – recipe here

1 RX Bar

Greek Yogurt with fresh fruit and a 1/2 c of high fiber cereal

Serving Dried Mangos from Trader Joes’

Apple with almond butter

Kombucha drink

Fresh Juice from local juice shop.

h20: 20-30 oz throughout the afternoon.

DINNER:

Normally I make a Hello Fresh dinner. Most times I will add roast/steam veggies or make a salad for the side, even if they already have a side. I like to fill up a bunch on veggies first then eat the rest of my meal. I find if I do that, then I do over eat.

If you want to try Hello Fresh, I will share my referral link here and you will receive $40 off your first week of meals.

AFTER DINNER SNACK:

I always eat something sweet after dinner. I keep these items on hand to satisfy my sweet tooth:

barkthins – dark chocolate – I will say, it is hard to have just one serving, so good!

Larabar Bites – love the chocolate macaroon and the sea salt caramels

skinny pop – I know this is a salty snack, but if I am craving salt later I will have this.

Like I mentioned here, I like to have 12 hours in between the last snack and breakfast.

 

Items that I like to always have on hand:

 

 

 

 

Avocados — I could eat avocado toast every day! Avocados“good” fats, and good fats can help the body absorb fat-soluble nutrients Vitamins A, D, K, and E and keep you full longer! I have at least one a day. I will have on my toast, on my salads, in my smoothies.

Fresh Organic Kale – to make salads, smoothies, kale chips, and more.

Fresh Organic Broccoli- I get a couple of the big bags from costco. I will roast or steam a big batch on the stove to last me for a few days. I love making broccoli bowls or having it as a side to my meals. I always try to fill up on the greens first, then eat the rest.

Almond/Cashew Milk

Frozen veggies- to make a healthy side for dinner or base to my lunch!

Cherry Tomatoes – for salads, my avo toast and just plain as a snack. I love to have as a snack in the afternoon with hummus!

Non-fat Greek yogurt– to satisfy my sweet tooth! It has 18 grams of protein per 6-ounce serving. I love that it’s creamy and seems indulgent, but only contains 100 calories per serving.

Kombucha – it’s my afternoon pick me up!  Like yogurt, Kombucha is packed with plenty of good bacteria that fight belly fat.

Eggs – Any easy protein for any meal. I love a fried egg over my broccoli and sweet potato bowls -add guac for a super yummy and healthy meal. Scramble and add to cauliflower rice with carrots and peas for a healthy friend rice. Or I love to make open face fried eggs sandwiches.

*When frying your eggs, instead of butter, I just use a non-stick spray to avoid the extra calories.

Oatmeal – every morning I have a serving of whole oats with a sprinkle of truvia and cinnamon- and add some blue berries or raspberries.

Protein Powder – I make a protein shake every morning with my oatmeal. Mixing the carbs and protein with a little (healthy fat) pb2 keeps me full until lunch!

Bananas – they are economical and available all year and add a nice sweetness to foods like smoothies, toast, and great for banana pancakes! If they get brown, I throw in my freezer for my smoothies or to make banana bread. The kids love them too!

Trader Joe’sBrown Rice- my family loves brown rice! TJ’s has some in the freezer section, that you can make in under 5 minutes. I add some cilantro and lime for burrito bowls.

High Fiber cereal – for when I need some crunch to my greek yogurt. The higher the fiber content in the cereal, the better for you. I like Fiber One or Trader Joe’s version of fiber one.

RX Bars– A great snack option. I always keep a couple in my purse. I always have a few on hand when I travel for when I need a healthy option to eat.

So there is a typical day of “good/clean” eating for me and what I like to have stocked in my kitchen. It varies day by day, some days are better than others. On the weekend I sort of eat whatever I want, all in moderation. My favorite cheat meal is pizza, a big Italian salad, wine and ice cream! I find that if I eat clean during the week, I need a day or two to eat whatever. Then by the time Monday rolls around, I am ready to eat clean again!

I did get a couple questions on how many alcoholic drinks I have a week. If I could, I would drink wine every night and while some days this mama just needs a glass of wine, most of the time, I try to save it for the weekend!

Any questions, please leave below and I am happy to answer!

Thanks for all the questions and for stopping by!

See more of my health/fitness posts here!

Becky xx

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Load 16 comments
  1. Such a helpful post, I’m so glad I just came upon it! It seems you have a super healthy balance of carbs, proteins, and fats. I’m curious if you ever go on a short “diet” (before vacations of big events) and if so what that looks like? Is there something you cut out first? Also I’d love to know how and when you first learned about healthy eating and portion sizing. I feel like the internet is swarmed with conflicting ideas which makes it hard to know what to do in the kitchen. Is there a nutritionist or book that you learned from? Thank you so much!

  2. I just stumbled upon your blog and read this post — I was just at TJ’s last night and bought most of these items, so it seems we eat similar things! Thanks for sharing, I’ve never tried the chili lime seasoning so that’s on my next shopping list 🙂

  3. Hi How are you? Great post! I just got the Trader Joes Sweet potato ribbons do you sautee them first or eat raw? Thank you.

  4. Thanks for sharing. I’m really loving your blog and how you’re including fitness and diet along with fashion. Love that you’re a fellow Fusionista!

  5. If you don’t mind me asking, are you breastfeeding? I had a baby boy shortly after you did. I am almost at my pre pregnancy weight but it’s so hard to lose the last few pounds when breastfeeding makes you SO hungry!

    • Yes, still breastfeeding! I agree, those last few pounds are hard, when your appetite is crazy. I think it truly takes a year to really get your baby body back and everything in place. I always make sure I am getting my extra calories for my supply. Listen to your body cues, and if you are starving, it probably is bc your body is so busy making milk for the bebe. xx