What I Ate Wednesday (2/12/14)

One of the biggest tips I’ve gotten when starting to eat healthier is to keep a food journal. Anything you eat should be put down on paper. At the end of the day you can then look to see what you ate and decide if anything needs to be changed. I have tried this before, but have a hard time sticking to it.

Another idea is to take pictures of your meals. So many bloggers post what they eat during the day. Those posts can help others with different meal ideas or even just to see what a day of clean eating looks like.
I decided to do just that. Since I knew I would be taking pictures of my meals and sharing them with you all, I tried extra hard to eat healthy. Thanks for the accountability guys! 😉

I am not perfect and I am sure I will be sharing those snacks that I probably shouldn’t have indulged in, but I will do my best to keep these posts up and I do encourage you to share your meals with me. I’d love to hear what others eat throughout the day.

Without further ado, here are my meals:

In the morning I always start out with water.

I carry this around with me and anytime it is empty I fill it right back up. I also drink water either between, during, or after a meal. So basically, a lot!

Breakfast

I haven’t had oats in ages, but the night before I was thinking about trying out a new recipe for overnight oats. You just mix it all up, place in the fridge overnight and enjoy the next day. I had this cold and it was pretty good. It had oats, protein powder, chia seeds and a ton of cinnamon. 
The oats filled me up so I didn’t need any snack in the morning. 
Lunch
I found some nice whole grain bread at the store so I made myself a sandwich with an egg white omelet. I spread some avocado on the bread and topped it with a mix of lettuce, carrots and red cabbage. It was delicious!

Snack 

Another recipe in the making, high protein peanut butter cups. These were made with protein powder and peanut butter. It was really easy to put together and actually tasted pretty good. Once I perfect the recipe it will be coming your way!

Pre-Dinner
A little later I was still hungry and was trying to wait till my husband was home to eat dinner so I had a small bowl of bulgur salad. This is so good. It has bulgur, cucumbers, red pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and cumin. 

Dinner
Turkey taco salad and a little leftover chicken on the bone from the other night. 
Turkey Taco Salad
500 grams of ground turkey
1/2 Tb olive oil
2 tsp each of garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika
1 tsp each of chili powder and cumin
a little salt, optional
Heat oil in pan. Once hot add the ground turkey. Let it cook and break apart to small pieces. Once it is almost cooked all the way through, add in all the spices and stir. Cook a little longer till fragrant and done.
You can add this hot or cold to a salad. In this salad I had romaine, red onion, and tomato. 
For the dressing I made an avocado ranch style dressing. I eyeballed this, but it has avocado, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic and onion powder, dried dill, salt, pepper, water to thin. Blend till smooth. 
Sometimes I eat something later on in the evening, but on this night I didn’t need anything. 
I hope you find this post useful!

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4 Comments

  1. Although I'm also always interested in what other people are eating, I find the whole thing really funny. Do we just love stalking each other? What is it?

    My breakfasts and lunches are whatever I have in the house that is ready-made or practically ready-made. So today's breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack were all the dairy tuna/veg/pasta casserole from last night. 🙂 I also drink a lot of water and have either tea or iced tea every morning, depending on the weather. Dinner will be homemade falafel and techina, israeli salad, and skillet potatoes.

    Now who's next?

    1. I know it's find of funny but I guess a lot of us are stalkers!
      Falafel is a great idea, that may be a meal next week, thanks for sharing!

  2. Breakfast: Oat bran cooked with more water than necessary, along with chia seeds, goji berries, hemp protein powder, acacia powder, ground flaxseed, and turmeric (I got into turmeric). So warm and yummy . . .

    Lunch: Butternut squash soup. I make a big pot on Sunday mornings and spoon some off every lunch. I also put in acacia powder to keep me full. Fruit for dessert, usually an apple or some grapes.

    Dinner: Whatever my lovely mother has cooked for the evening, chicken or a turkey-neck bean soup, or if there is no supper, a bowl of my delicious high fiber cereal or some sauteed veggies. Greenery rocks.

    I've been hearing a lot lately how the digestive system slows down in the evenings so I try not to eat past 6-6:30. I sleep so well when there is nothing to digest.

    1. Sounds good! I go to bed quite late so I do eat past 6, but I do not eat anything about 3 hours before I go to bed. Thanks for sharing!

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