If you follow healthy living blogs, you may have seen “What I Ate Wednesday” (WIAW) posts, where bloggers post nearly everything they have eaten that day (on Wednesday, obv).
This is my first time participating in WIAW. I usually post most of my main meals almost every day, but I have never posted everything I have eaten in an entire day, and I don’t usually post my snacks. Probably because I eat a lot, and each of my posts would be a million years long.
At the risk of boring the pants off you non-food lovers (read yesterday’s post instead if you don’t get down like that), here is EVERYTHING I ate today.
First up, breakfast!
This morning before work I blended myself a green monster smoothie that included:
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1.25 cups almond milk
- 2 handfuls baby spinach
- pinch xanthan gum (to thicken)
Pretty yummy, though I think I prefer my smoothies to include just one type of berry. I just used a mix that was in my freezer.
Around 10:30 my tummy started a rumblin’, so I headed into my work’s lunch/storage room to make myself my first snack of the day.
Liberté Vanilla Greek yogurt topped with blueberries and oatmeal. I LOVE vanilla Greek yogurt, it tastes like dessert! This hit ze spot and kept me full until lunch. Which was this…
Definitely not the most attractive thing I ate today, after sitting in the fridge all night and morning, but this was leftover soft taco bake from yesterday that I topped with salsa. It was actually pretty delicious. A lot better than it looks.
(Don’t hate on my super attractive plate…those are the ones available in the lunchroom ;)).
That was really just a little sliver of taco bake, so I supplemented that with a homemade salad.
Baby spinach, tomatoes and cucumber with sunflower seeds and Italian dressing. Pretty good lunch!
Followed by a pretty lame dessert…
Usually I prefer somethin’ a little more “desserty”.
My afternoon snack (around 3:00) was just an apple. Usually I have PB with it, but I didn’t bring any with me today. When I arrived home after work I was FAMISHED. I was so hungry for some reason. So before I hit up my gym’s 5:30 BodyPump I quickly made myself a second afternoon snack.
A whole wheat tortilla smeared with a tablespoon of peanut butter wrapped around a banana. Definitely helped to power me through a great workout!
After feeling the burn at the ‘Pump (and ohh I felt the burn) it was dinner time!
A homemade pizza with PC multi-grain pizza crust topped with tomato sauce, spinach, mozzarella cheese and turkey pepperoni, with steamed broccoli on the side (not nearly as good as the pizza). I like to finish dinner feeling FULL, so this is where the veggies come in. I can eat more without eating a zillion pieces of pizza.
And that is it for eats today! (so far ;))
I think this would be a pretty accurate snapshot of my every day eats. Obviously I snack more on the weekends, and more (probably worse foods) if I am eating out. And tons more if I am at some sort of event! But day to day, that about sums it up.
My favourite meal of today was definitely my smoothie this morning!
What was the best thing you ate today?